Dr Joshua Weller, Lecturer

Dr Joshua Weller, Lecturer

Profile

1995, Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, Lehigh University, USA

2007, Ph.D.,, Personality and Social Psychology, University of Iowa, USA

Research interests

Dr. Weller received his Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Iowa (US) in 2007. Since then, his research has broadly focused on how affective and cognitive processes contribute to decision-making and risk perceptions. More specifically, he studies individual differences in the perception of uncertainty and how individuals make rational choices, both in terms of how these tendencies develop over the lifespan as well as identifying factors that may contribute to more effective decision-making. He has worked on projects that have been funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation, the American Automobile Association Foundation, and the National Institute of Drug Abuse (US).

Research groups and institutes

  • Centre for Decision Research