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PSYC 4007 Judgment, Choice, and Decision-Making: Welcome & Course Readings

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Please find your required library readings below. If you have problems with the links below, please contact the Library. If you have APA questions about these materials, please contact the Writing Center.

PSYC 4007 Required Course Readings


The links are for required readings found in the Walden databases ONLY. For all other readings, see your course resources.

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Chang, C. C., Sanna, L. J., & Asakawa, K. (2001). Cultural variations in optimistic and pessimistic bias: Do Easterners really expect the worst and Westerners really expect the best when predicting future life events? Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 81(3), 476–491. 


Dawes, R. M., Faust, D., & Meehl, P. E. (1989). Clinical versus actuarial judgment. Science, 243(4899), 1668–1675.


Folkes, V. S. (1988). The availability heuristic and perceived risk. Journal of Consumer Research, 15(1), 13–23. 


Han, H., Hsu, L., & Sheu, C. (2010). Application of the Theory of Planned Behavior to green hotel choice: Testing the effect of environmental friendly activities. Tourism Management, 31(3), 325–334.


Heine, S. J., Lehman, D. R. (1995). Cultural variation in unrealistic optimism: Does the West feel more invulnerable than the East? Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 68(4), 595–607. 

Hill, c., Memon, A., & McGeorge, P. (2008). The role of confirmation bias in suspect interviews; A systematic evaluation. Legal & Criminological Perspective, 13(2), 357-371

Hoffrage, U., & Pohl, R. (2003). Hindsight bias [Special issue]. Memory, 11(4/5). - click on the link and select one of the eleven articles from this journal issue.


Kerschreiter, R., Hadt, S., Mojzisch, A & Frey, d. (2008). Biased information search in homogeneous groups: Confidence as a moderator for the effect of anticipated task requirements. Personality & Social Psychology Bulletin, 34(15), 679-697.


Parker, A. M., deBruin, N. B., & Fischoff, B. (2007). Maximizers verses Satisficers: Decision-making styles, competence, and outcomes. Judgment and Decision Making, 2(6), 342–350.

Taylor, S. E., & Brown, J. D. (1988). Illusion and well-being: A social psychological perspective on mental health. Psychological Bulletin, 103(2), 193–210. 

Tetlock, P. E., Peterson, R. S ., McGuire, C., Chang, S. & Field, P. (1992). Assessing political group dynamics: A test of the groupthink model. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 63(3), 403–425.



Other Readings

Optional or supplemental readings may or may not be available in the library. Find further information about optional readings here.

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