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. Information about SJDM membership is here.

SJDM Annual Meeting
**The SJDM Annual meeting will be held in a virtual format, February 10-12, 2022. We are turning all of our efforts to creating an outstanding virtual experience that we can all be excited to take part in.** Submission decisions were sent out on August 15. If you submitted a talk or poster and did not receive a submission, please email

Registration and program information are not available yet, but more information should be coming on the SJDM website in the next few weeks.

J. Frank Yates Memorial Fund
J. Frank Yates, a much-loved member of the SJDM community, passed away November 19, 2020. The society is endowing a student travel award in Frank’s honor. The travel fund will support underrepresented minorities as they attend the SJDM conference. The goal is to raise enough money to support several awards per year. The society has received initial seed funds. We are grateful for your contribution to this fund in Frank’s memory. Please donate here.

Annual Meeting Presentations Archive

If you presented last year, 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).

Upload your poster or slides here (from any year, including this one).

Past and future meetings
The 2020 meeting took place virtually, December 8-12. Here is the final program.

Tentative schedule for future meetings:
2021 - San Diego, CA, November 19-21
2022 - Washington, DC, November 18-21
2023 - San Francisco, CA, November 17-20
2024 - New York, NY, November 22-25

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

Mailing lists and other email:

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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. If you are a member and you are not getting mail about Society elections and other business, please check the list archives.

The jdm-society mailing list is much higher volume and is open to all for reading and posting, but moderated. If you do not get mail from this list for a while, check its archives.


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2020-2021 Executive Board

Danny Oppenheimer (, President 2021
Suzanne Shu (, President Elect 2022
Katy Milkman (, Past President 2020
Abigail Sussman (, Elected Member 2018-2021 & 2020 Program Committee Chair
Dan Bartels (, Elected Member 2019-2022
Oleg Urminsky (, Elected Member 2020-2023
Bud Fennema (, Secretary-Treasurer
David Hardisty (, Webmaster
Jon Baron (, Journal Editor
Dan Goldstein (, Newsletter Editor
Preeti Srinivasan (, 2021 Student Representative

SJDM is a member of the Federation of Associations of Behavioral and Brain Sciences (FABBS).

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