- Meese Center 211
Associate Professor of Psychology, Cognitive and Learning Sciences
- Postdoctoral Fellowship, Max Planck Institute, 2007-2010
- PhD, Psychology, Florida State University, 2007
Dr. Cokely is the Director of Michigan Tech’s Decision Science and Decision Engineering Laboratory. He specializes in the psychology of superior decision making, focusing on assessment and modeling of cognitive processes and related applications (e.g., decision support, adaptive training, risk communication). He is particularly interested in cognitive abilities (e.g., risk literacy, numeracy, expertise) and other factors that influence risky and ethical decisions in medical, financial, managerial, legal, and consumer contexts. Dr. Cokely’s research has been supported by grants and sub-grants from the National Science Foundation, the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation, the University of Chicago and the John Templeton Foundation. Dr. Cokely is also an award winning educator and mentor.
- Judgement and Decision Making
- Cognitive Abilities, Expertise, and Individual Differences
- Risk Literacy, Numeracy, and Risk Communication
- Industrial / Organizational Psychology
- Cokely, E.T., Ghazal, S., & Rocio Garcia-Retamero (in press). Measuring numeracy. In B. L. Anderson & J. Schulkin (Eds.), Numerical Reasoning in Medical Decision Making. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK.
- Garcia-Retamero, R., & Cokely, E.T. (in press). Communicating health risks with visual aids. Current Directions in Psychological Science.
- Cokely, E.T., Galesic, M., Schulz, E., Ghazal, S., & Garcia-Retamero, R. (2012). Measuring risk literacy: The Berlin Numeracy Test. Judgment and Decision Making, 7, 25-47. Read More
- Garcia-Retamero, R., Okan, Y., & Cokely, E.T. (2012). Using visual aids to improve communication of risks about health: A review. The Scientific World Journal, Article ID 562637.
- Okan, Y., Garcia-Retamero, R., Cokely, E. T., & Maldonado, A. (2012). Individual differences in graph literacy: Overcoming denominator neglect in risk comprehension. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, 25, 390-401.
- Cokely, E., and Feltz, A (2011). Virtue in business: Morally better, praiseworthy, trustworthy, and more satisfying. Journal of Organizational Moral Psychology, 2, 13-26.
- Garcia-Retamero, R., & Cokely, E.T. (2011). Effective communication of risks to young adults: Using message framing and visual aids to increase condom use and STD screening. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, 17, 270-287. Read More
- Schulz, E., Cokely, E.T., & Feltz, A. (2011). Persistent bias in expert judgments about free will and moral responsibility: A test of the expertise defense. Consciousness and Cognition, 20, 4, 1722-1731. Read More
- Cokely, E.T., Schooler, L.J., & Gigerenzer, G. (2010). Information use for decision making. In M.N. Maack & M.J. Bates (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Library and Information Sciences, 3rd Edition (pp. 2727-2734). Taylor & Francis Group.
- Keller, N., Cokely, E.T., Katsikopoulos, K., & Wegwarth, O. (2010). Naturalistic heuristics for decision making. Journal of Cognitive Engineering and Decision Making, 4, 3, 256–274.
- Cokely, E.T., & Kelley, C.M. (2009). Cognitive abilities and superior decision making under risk: A protocol analysis and process model evaluation. Judgment and Decision Making, 4, 20-33. Read More
- Cokely, E.T., & Feltz, A. (2009). Individual differences, judgment biases, and theory-of-mind: Deconstructing the intentional action side effect asymmetry. Journal of Research in Personality, 43, 18-24.
- Cokely, E.T., & Feltz, A. (2009). Adaptive variation in judgment and philosophical intuition. Consciousness and Cognition, 18, 355-357. DOI:10.1016/j.concog.2009.01.001
- Feltz, A., & Cokely, E.T. (2009). Do judgments about freedom and responsibility depend on who you are? Personality differences in intuitions about compatibilism and incompatibilism. Consciousness and Cognition, 18, 342-350.
- Feltz, A., Cokely, E.T., Nadelhoffer, T. (2009). Natural compatibilism versus natural incompatibilism: Back to the drawing board. Mind and Language, 24, 1-23.
- Ericsson, K.A., Prietula, M.J., & Cokely, E.T. (2007). The making of an expert. Harvard Business Review, 85, 114-121. Read More
- Cokely, E.T., Kelley, C.M., & Gilchrist, A.H. (2006). Sources of individual differences in working memory: Contributions of strategy to capacity. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 13, 991-997. Read More