The Society for Judgment and Decision Making

The Society for Judgment and Decision Making is an interdisciplinary academic organization dedicated to the study of normative, descriptive, and prescriptive theories of judgments and decisions. Its members include psychologists, economists, organizational researchers, decision analysts, and other decision researchers. The Society's primary event is its Annual Meeting, at which Society members present their research. It also publishes the journal Judgment and Decision Making.

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The 2018 meeting will take place in New Orleans, November 17-19, probably at the Hyatt Regency hotel.

Here is the call for abstracts, which also provides information about awards.

Information about SJDM membership is here.


Guidelines for talks and posters.

If you presented, or will present this year, please consider uploading your presentation slides or poster to the SJDM meeting archive:

Here are are the talks and posters from past and upcoming meetings (including submissions for the student-poster award).

Submit your presentation here.

Applicants for the student poster award must do this by noon, November 6.

Here is where you can sign up for the women's lunch.

Early registration is win-win. It saves you money and saves time for everyone. And, if you use the member rate, make sure your current dues are paid and that your member email is correct.

Past and future meetings
The 2017 meeting took place in Vancouver, BC, November 10-13 ,2017 Plenary events included a conversation with Richard Thaler and Robert Cialdini.

Here is the final program.

Tentative schedule for future meetings:
2019 - Montreal, QC, Canada, November 15-18
2020 - Austin, TX, November 21-24
2021 - San Diego, CA, November 17-20

SJDM meetings are in tandem with those of the Psychonomic Society, which provides assistance to us in various ways.

Mailing lists:
Members of SJDM are added to the sjdm-members mailing list, which is for communications about society business such as meetings and elections. It also provides a password for the members section of this site and a monthly reminder of it. This is a very low-volumue mailing list. . (See the member links (top of this page) for other tools.) If you are a member and you are not getting mail about Society elections and other business, please write

The jdm-society mailing list is much higher volume and is open to all for reading and posting, but moderated.

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2017-2018 Executive Board

Chris Hsee (, President
Rick Larrick (, Past President
Nina Mazar (, President Elect
Suzanne Shu (, Elected Member 2017-2020
Oleg Urminsky (, Elected Member 2016-2019
Katy Milkman (, Elected Member 2015-2018
Nathan Cheek (, Student member 2017-2018
Bud Fennema (, Secretary-Treasurer
Jon Baron (, Webmaster
Jon Baron (, Journal Editor
Dan Goldstein (, Newsletter Editor
Oleg Urminsky (, 2018 Program Committee Chair

Web site maintained by Jon Baron, Dan Goldstein, Dave Hardisty, Nathan Maddix, and Jon Westfall, with help from others. Direct inquiries about PhD programs to Nathan Maddix. Backups are here. and here. The mailing lists don't work on these.