Judgment Public Engagement

The ISS Judgment Project’s faculty fellows presented their work to diverse professional and lay audiences on campus, across the nation, and around the world during the course of their term


Daniel Benjamin. Presented on behavioral economics to NICHD (National Institute of Child Health and Development) seed grantees on August 9-10, 2010, and the US Navy CNO Strategic Studies Group, Sept. 14, 2010. 

David Dunning. Presented “Trusting others: Its emotional and social, rather than its economic, underpinnings” at the joint conference of the International Association for Research in Economic Psychology and the Society for the Advancement of Behavioral Economics, Cologne, Germany, September 2010.  

David Dunning. Presented “Why people fail to recognize their own incompetence:  Implications for gerontological education and health” at the annual conference of the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education, San Antonio, TX, February 2009.

Valerie Hans. Member, New York Jury Demographics Working Group, Office of Court Research, State of New York, 2009-2011.

Valerie Hans. Member, Fellowship Advisory Board of the Law and Social Science Dissertation Fellowship and Mentoring Program, National Science Foundation, (NSF grant SES-0719602, years 2008-2012).

Valerie Hans. Member, Advisory Commission to the Standing Committee on Public Education, American Bar Association, 2009-2011.

Ori Heffetz. Presentation of co-authored research on happiness, Cornell Minds Matter series, Ithaca, NY, March 9, 2012.

Ted O’Donoghue. Presented at lecture series to introduce behavioral economics to young faculty and graduate students at 1st Asia Summer Institute in Behavioral Economics.  National University of Singapore, July 26 – August 6, 2010.

Emily Owens. Presented on sentencing at Writer’s Bloc (Cornell student incarceration awareness group), April 7, 2011.

Jeffrey Rachlinski. Presented research on judgment and decision making in trial judges to appellate judges, trial judges, and lawyers at 35 different workshops between October 2009 and May 2012.

Valerie Reyna. Presented on Risk and financial decision making at the National Extension Association of Family & Consumer Sciences, Ithaca, NY, September 9, 2010.

Valerie Reyna.  Presented on “Risky decision making in adolescence” at Ithaca High School, Ithaca, NY, April 2010.

Valerie Reyna. Invited presentation, Cornell on the Road, “Risky decision making and the brain.” Rochester, NY, November 10, 2011

Valerie Reyna.  Presented at “Big Red by the Bay” and other Cornell Development events, San Francisco, CA, March 18, 2010.