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Earth Institute Research Projects

Decisions from Experience and the Role of Feedback in Environmental Decisions

Lead PI: Elke Weber, Kenneth Broad, Janet Metcalfe, Robert Meyer

Unit Affiliation: Center for Research on Environmental Decisions (CRED)

September 2012 - August 2014
Inactive
North America ; United States
Project Type: Research

DESCRIPTION: This is for a program of research that extends the field validity of the Description-Experience Gap effect seen in the lab, in order to better understand the ways that people use their personal experience—either in concert with, or to the exclusion of, statistical or descriptive information—when making decisions about an uncertain environment.

OUTCOMES: 2012-2014: Outcomes include better understanding of how the description-experience gap applies to disaster preparedness and communications.