Attitude and Decision Making Lab


Here at the AADM Lab we have three major lines of research. We try to understand the psychological underpinnings of healthcare overutilization and (to a somewhat lesser degree) healthcare underutilization. In particular, we ask why people sometimes appear to want healthcare interventions that they do not need, and that may cause more harm than benefit. We also examine the consequences of intuitive versus deliberative thought modes, as well as how to measure such constructs. Also, much of our research touches how affect and emotions influence judgments and decisions. There is considerable overlap between each of these lines of research.

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Psychological Causes of Healthcare Overutilization and Underutilization

Intuitive vs. Deliberative Processing: Implications, measurement, and theory

The Role of Affect and Emotions in Judgments and Decisions

Last modified: 07-Aug-2017