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Dominique Liana Russo, Harvard, John F. Kennedy School of Government presented to the Cognitive Systems Institute Group on Feb. 25, 2016.

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“Cognitive and Affective Biases in High Stakes Decision Making”

  1. 1. Cogni&ve  and  Affec&ve  Biases  in  High  Stakes  Decision-­‐Making:  The  Poten&al   Role  of  “Cogni&ve  Assistants”     Discussion  and  Idea&on  Session  with  the:   Cogni&ve  Systems  Ins&tute  Group           Dominique  Liana  Russo   Harvard  John  F.  Kennedy  School  of  Government   February  25th,  2016  
  2. 2. Agenda   §  Gree&ngs   §  Introduc&on  to  Dr.  Lerner   §  Why  Does  This  MaWer     §  Primer  for  Research  Findings   §  Overview  of  Select  Research  Findings   v  Cogni&ve  Biases   v  Affect  in  Decision-­‐Making   §  Poten&al  Roles  of  “Cogni&ve  Assistants”  –  A  Discussion  
  3. 3. Introducing  Dr.  Jennifer  Lerner   Harvard  University,  Kennedy  School  of  Government   Dr.  Jennifer  Lerner  is  Professor  of  Public  Policy   and  Management  at  the  Harvard  Kennedy   School  of  Government  and  Co-­‐founder  of  the   Harvard  Decision  Science  Laboratory.       She  is  the  first  psychologist  in  the  history  of   the  Harvard  Kennedy  School  to  receive  tenure.       Drawing  insights  from  psychology,  economics,   and  neuroscience,  her  research  examines   human  judgment  and  decision  making.    
  4. 4. Introducing  Dominique  
  5. 5. Proposed  Defini&ons  for  Discussion   Cogni&ve  Bias   An  error  in  thinking,  oIen  systemaJc,  that  affects  human  judgment  and   decision-­‐making   Affec&ve  Bias   An  error  in  thinking,  caused  by  incidental  emoJon  or  combinaJon  of   emoJons  that  (oIen  systemaJcally)  affects  human  judgment  and  decision-­‐ making  
  6. 6. Agenda   §  Gree&ngs   §  Introduc&on  to  Dr.  Lerner   §  Why  Does  This  MaWer     §  Primer  for  Research  Findings   §  Overview  of  Select  Research  Findings   v  Cogni&ve  Biases   v  Affect  in  Decision-­‐Making   §  Poten&al  Roles  of  “Cogni&ve  Assistants”  –  A  Discussion  
  7. 7. Thank  you!   Please  inform  Dianne  if  you  would  like  a  presenta5on  and  list  of   research  publica5ons  to  be  posted     Dominique’s  Contact  Info:     dominique_russo@hks16.harvard.edu     or    dlrusso@alum.mit.edu    

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