Mandeep Dhami, Anne Schlottmann, Michael Waldmann, James Shanteau, Thomas Wallsten, Baruch Fischhoff, Irwin Levin, Joshua Weller, Elaine Bossard, Valerie Reyna, Jonathan Baron, Robin Hogarth, Joshua Klayman and Michael Birnbaum (2012)

Perspectives on judgment and decision making as a skill.

In: False, ed. Dhami, Mandeep K. and Schlottmann, Anne and Waldmann, Michael R. and Dhami, Mandeep K. (Ed) and Schlottmann, Anne (Ed) and Waldmann, Michael R. (Ed). Cambridge University Press

In conclusion, rather than present a summary of the preceding chapters, nine eminent past presidents of the Society for Judgment and Decision Making (SJDM) were invited to provide personal perspectives on the concept of judgment and decision making (JDM) as a dynamic skill. These scholars were not asked to comment on the chapters in this book, but rather to highlight their personal points of contact with the notion of JDM as a dynamic skill. The following perspectives offer historical accounts, and also point to future lines of research. Shanteau describes how over the years he has highlighted the importance of training and skill acquisition in JDM. Wallsten remembers the benefits of learning for JDM performance found in a study that he conducted 30 years ago. Fischhoff points out that a sound understanding of the normative implications of tasks has laid a better foundation for the study of dynamically changing skills, especially in development. Levin and colleagues provide useful examples of their research on the developmental and neurological bases of JDM skills. Reyna highlights how her fuzzy trace theory taps into JDM processes that develop over time and experience, has neurological correlates, and may be evolutionarily adaptive. Baron reveals how he now finds himself in search of the developmental origins of the types of moral heuristics and biases that he has studied during his career. Hogarth shares three steps he has developed during decades of teaching decision making that can help people make better decisions. Klayman reveals that despite decades of studying learning and development of JDM, he still seeks a greater understanding of how decision makers 'get that way.' Finally, Birnbaum points to the methodological factors that have limited our understanding of JDM as a skill, and presents a challenge for future researchers: to explain how and why JDM skills change. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2016 APA, all rights reserved)

Accession Number: 2012-08875-011. Partial author list: First Author & Affiliation: Dhami, Mandeep K.; Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom. Release Date: 20120611. Publication Type: Book (0200), Edited Book (0280). Format Covered: Print. Document Type: Chapter. ISBN: 978-0-521-76781-1, Hardcover. Language: English. Major Descriptor: Ability; Cognitive Processes; Decision Making; Judgment. Minor Descriptor: Learning; Skill Learning. Classification: Cognitive Processes (2340). Population: Human (10); Male (30); Female (40). Intended Audience: Psychology: Professional & Research (PS). References Available: Y. Page Count: 16.