Edward T. Cokely
- 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 Director of Michigan Tech's Decision Science and Decision Engineering Laboratory. He is an expert on the psychology of superior decision making, specializing in assessment and modeling of individual differences (e.g. cognition, biases, numeracy, risk literacy) and related applications in health, finance, and education (e.g., risk communication, decision support, usability, consumer protection). His research has been continuously grant-supported since 2007. He is recipient of a 2013 National Science Foundation CAREER Award and co-recipient of the American Psychological Association's 2012 Raymond S. Nickerson Best Paper Award. Dr. Cokely is also an award winning educator and mentor, and is co-founding faculty of Michigan Tech's Ph.D program in Applied Cognitive Science and Human Factors (2010).
- Judgment and Decision Making
- 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