Dr. Mary Kay Stevenson
ResearchIn general, I am interested in studying decision making processes and using mathematical models to predict performance across tasks. In particular, I am interested in decisions that involve short term and long term consequences. Current projects are related to decisions involving gains and losses, and paradigms that vary in complexity. One complex task is negotiation. In order to understand the dynamics of a negotiation, we use policy modeling to identify the unobservable strategies.
Applied Measurement: Techniques of scaling and policy modeling that are relevant to decision analysis, evaluation, and motivational research
Decision Theory: Making smart decisions based on strategies that reduce uncertainty and identify risk.
Experimental Psychology: Designing, executing, analyzing, and writing formal research papers
Industrial Psychology: Applying Psychological principles to problems in work settings: performance evaluation, hiring, training, and motivation
Industrial Psychology Lab: Designing, executing, analyzing and writing formal research papers on decision making, training, or test theory
Principles of Surveys and Test Construction: Creating, evaluating, and presenting the results of your own survey
Statistical Analysis: Organizing information in order to describe information, test hypotheses, and predict behavior