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.

View from Vancouver hotel

The 2017 Meeting will take place at the Fairmount Waterfront Hotel in Vancouver, November 10-13. Paper sessions be held at this hotel (900 Canada Place Way), with poster sessions at the Vancouver Convention Centre West (1055 Canada Place Way).

Abstracts for presentations at the 2017 were due June 19.

Information about registration is now available here

Preliminary program (talks only)

Advice on visiting Canada. If you need a formal invitation letter for your visa, please contact the program chair Suzanne Shu, at

Hotel Accommodation: The Psychonomic Society has negotiated special rates at the conference venue and two nearby hotels:

For more information, visit the Psychonomic hotel site. Remember to book your rooms well in advance as these room blocks sell out quickly.

The 2016 meeting took place in Boston, MA, November 18-21. Plenary events included a keynote talk on Sunday, November 20th delivered by Linda Babcock. A tribute for Baruch Fischhoff took place on Friday, November 18, to celebrate his achievements and contribution to the field.

Here is the final program.

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

Tentative schedule for future meetings:
2018 - New Orleans, LA, November 16-19
2019 - Montreal, QC, Canada, November 15-18

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. You cannot unsubscribe from it. 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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2015-2016 Executive board

Rick Larrick (, President
Dan Goldstein (, Past President
Chris Hsee (, President Elect
Oleg Urminsky (, Elected Member 2016-2019
Katy Milkman (, Elected Member 2015-2018
Shane Frederick (, Elected Member 2014-2017
Edward Chang (, Student member 2016-2017
Bud Fennema (, Secretary-Treasurer
Jon Baron (, Webmaster
Jon Baron (, Journal Editor
Dan Goldstein (, Newsletter Editor
Suzanne Shu (, 2017 Program Committee Chair

Kate Wessels (, 2016 Conference Coordinator

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