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Elke U. Weber



Publications: Books and Project Reports 
  • Task Force on the Interface between Psychology and Global Climate Change (2009). Psychology and Global Climate Change: Addressing a Multi-faceted Phenomenon and a Set of Challenges. American Psychological Association, Washington, DC (http://www.apa.org/science/climate-change/).
  • National Research Council Report, Completing the Forecast: Characterizing and Communicating Uncertainty for Better Decisions using Weather and Climate Forecasts, Cutler, P.  & Ban, R. (Eds.), (2006), Washington, DC: National Academies Press.
  • Ancker, J. S.  & Weber, E. U.  (2005). Moral and ethical decision making: A review.  Report for Defence R&D Canada, Toronto. Center for the Decision Sciences, Columbia University.
  •  Hansen, J., Marx, S., Weber, E. U. (2004).  The Role of Climate Perceptions, Expectations, and Forecasts in Farmer Decision Making: The Argentine Pampas and South Florida.  International Research Institute for Climate Prediction (IRI), Palisades, NY: Technical Report 04-01.
  • Ostrom, E., Dietz, T., Dolsak, N., Stern P. C., Stonich, S., & Weber, E. U. (Eds.) (2002). The Drama of the Commons. Washington, D. C.: National Academies Press.
  • Weber, E. U., Baron, J., & Loomes, G. (Eds.) (2001). Conflict and Tradeoffs in Decision Making. Cambridge University Press.
  • National Research Council Report, Making Climate Forecasts Matter, Stern, P. C., & Easterling, W. E. (Eds.), (1999), Washington, DC: National Academies Press.
  •  Weber, E. U. (1983). Study Guide for Principles of Statistics by Paul A. Herzberg. New York: Wiley. 
  • Herzberg, P. A., & Weber, E. U. (1983). Instructors Manual for Principles of Statistics. New York: Wiley
Publications: Journal Articles and Book Chapters
  • Lerner, J., Li, Y., &  Weber, E.U. (in press). Sadder but not wiser: The myopia of misery.  Psychological Science.
  • Johnson, E.J., Shu, S.B., Dellaert, B.G.C., Fox, C., Goldstein, D.G., Haeubl, G., Larrick, R.P., Payne, J.W., Schkade, D., Wansink, B., & Weber, E.U.  (2012). Beyond nudges: Tools of a choice architecture. Marketing Letters, 23, 487-504
  • Bert F., G.P. Podestá, S. Rovere, A. Menéndez, M. North, E. Tatara, C. E. Laciana, E. Weber, and F. Ruiz Toranzo (in press). An agent-based model to simulate structural and land use changes in agricultural systems of the Argentine pampas. Ecological Modelling.
  • Slovic, P. & Weber, E.U. (in press). Perception of risk posed by extreme events. In: Regulation of Toxic Substances and Hazardous Waste (2nd edition) (Applegate, Gabba, Laitos, and Sachs, Editors), Foundation Press.
  • Weber, E. U. & Ancker, J. S.  (2011). Cultural differences in risk taking and precaution: The relative roles of risk perception and risk attitude  In J.B. Wiener, M.D. Rogers, P.H. Sand, and J.K. Hammitt (Eds), The Reality of Precaution: Comparing Risk Regulation in the United States and Europe (pp. 480-491). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press
  • Weber, E. U. & Ancker, J. S.  (2011). Cultural differences in risk taking and precaution: The relative roles of risk perception and risk attitude  In J.B. Wiener, M.D. Rogers, P.H. Sand, and J.K. Hammitt (Eds), The Reality of Precaution: Comparing Risk Regulation in the United States and Europe (pp. 480-491). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.
  • Weber, E. U. (2010).  Risk attitude and preference.  Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Cognitive Science, 1, 79-88. doi: 10.1002/wcs.5
  • Bert, F., G. P. Podestá, S. Rovere, M. North, A. Menéndez, C. Laciana, C. Macal, E.U. Weber and P. Sydelko. (2010). Agent-based Modeling of a Rental Market for Agricultural Land in the Argentine Pampas. Proceedings  of the International Environmental Modelling and Software Society (iEMSs), 2010 International Congress on Environmental Modelling and Software “Modelling for Environment’s Sake”, David A. Swayne, Wanhong Yang, A. A. Voinov, A. Rizzoli, T. Filatova  (Eds.). Ottawa, Canada.
  • Weber, E. U. (2009). Risk Attitudes. In Kattan, M.W. (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Medical Decision Making (pp. 992-994). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.  
  • Weber, E. U. (2009).  Risk Perception. In Kattan, M.W. (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Medical Decision Making (pp. 996-1001). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
  • Higgins, E. T., Weber, E. U., & Grant, H.  (2009). Part IV: Psychology.   In A. Gelman & J. Cortina (Eds.), Quantitative Models and Methods: A Tour of the Social Sciences (pp. 271-302). Cambridge UK: Cambridge University Press.
  • Weber, E.U. (2008). Comment on “Why women hunt: Risk and contemporary foraging in a Western desert aboriginal community.” Current Anthropology, 49, 685-686. doi: 10.1086/587700
  • Weber, E. U. & Lindemann, P. G.  (2007). From intuition to analysis: Making decisions with our head, our heart, or by the book.  In: H. Plessner, C. Betsch & T. Betsch (Eds.), Intuition in judgment and decision making (pp. 191-208). Mahwah, NJ:  Lawrence Erlbaum.
  • Weber, E. U. & Johnson, E. J. (2006). Constructing preferences from memory.  In: Lichtenstein, S. & Slovic, P., (Eds.), The Construction of Preference (pp. 397-410).  New York NY: Cambridge University Press.
  • Goldstein, D.G., Arkes, H.R., Beckenkam, M., Cooter, R., Ellickson, R. C., Engel, C., Guthrie, C., Hertwig, R., Kurzenhaeuser, S., & Weber, E. U. (2006).  How do heuristics mediate the impact of the law on behavior?  (pp. 439-465)  In Gigerenzer, G. & Engel, C., Heuristics and the Law.  Oxford University Press.
  • Hertwig, R., Barron, G., Weber, E. U., & Erev, I. (2006).  Rare risky prospects: Different when valued through a window of sampled experiences.  In K. Fiedler & P. Juslin (Eds.), Information sampling as a key to understanding adaptive cognition in an uncertain environment. (pp. 72-91). New York, NY:  Cambridge University Press.
  • Weber, E. U. (2004). Perception Matters: Psychophysics for Economists. In J. Carrillo and I. Brocas (Eds.), Psychology and Economics (pp. 165-176). Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.
  • Weber, E. U. (2001). Personality and risk taking. In N. J. Smelser & P. B. Baltes (Eds.), International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences (pp. 11274-11276). Oxford, UK: Elsevier Science Limited.
  • Weber, E. U. (2001). Decision and choice: Risk, empirical studies. In N. J. Smelser & P. B. Baltes (Eds.), International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences (pp. 13347-1335 1). Oxford, UK: Elsevier Science Limited
  • Blais, A.-R., & Weber, E. U. (2001). Domain-specificity and gender differences in decision making. Risk Decision and Policy, 6, 47-69. doi: 10.1017/S1357530901000254
  • Weber, E. U., Böckenholt, U., Hilton, D. J., & Wallace, B. (2000). Confidence judgments as expressions of experienced decision conflict. Risk Decision and Policy, 5, 1-32.
  • Munier, B., Selten, R., Bouyssou, D., Bourgine, P., Day, R., Harvey, N., Hilton, D., Machina, M., Parker, Ph., Sterman, J., Weber, E. U., Wernerfelt, B., & Wensley, R. (1999). Bounded rationality modeling. Marketing Letters, 13, 103-135. doi: 10.1023/A:1008058417088
  • Weber, E. U. (1999). Who’s afraid of a little risk? New evidence for general risk aversion. In J. Shanteau, B. A. Mellers, & D. Schum (Eds.), Decision Science and Technology: Reflections on the Contributions of Ward Edwards (pp. 53-64). Norwell, MA: Kluwer Academic Press.
  • Tada, Y. & Weber, E. U. (1998). Representing psychological dimensions of decisions: Implications for behavioral decision models. Proceedings of the Twentieth Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 1049-1054). Hillsdale NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.
  • Weber, E. U. (1997). Perception and expectation of climate change: Precondition for economic and technological adaptation. In M. Bazerman, D. Messick, A. Tenbrunsel, & K. Wade-Benzoni (Eds.), Psychological Perspectives to Environmental and Ethical Issues in Management (pp. 314-341). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
  • Weber, E. U. (1997). The utility of measuring and modeling perceived risk. In A. A. J. Marley (Ed.), Choice, Decision, and Measurement: Essays in Honor of R. Duncan Luce (pp. 45-57). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
  • Mellers, B. A., Schwartz, A., & Weber, E. U. (1997). Do risk attitudes reflect in the eye of the beholder? In A. A. J. Marley (Ed.), Choice, Decision, and Measurement: Essays in Honor of R. Duncan Luce (pp. 59-73). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
  • Mellers, B. A., Weber, E. U., Ordófiez, L. D., & Cooke, A. D. (1995). Utility invariance despite labile preferences. In J. R. Busemeyer, R. Hastie, D. L. Medin (Eds.) Decision Making from a Cognitive Perspective. The Psychology of Learning and Motivation, Vol. 32 (pp. 22 1-246). San Diego: Academic Press. doi: 10.1016/S0079-7421(08)60311-4
  • Weber, E. U. (1994). Behavioral decision theory: Insights and applications. In B. H. Jacobsen, D. F. Pedersen, J. Christensen, & S. Rasmussen (Eds.), Farmers’ Decision Making: A Descriptive Approach (pp. 13-30). Copenhagen, Denmark: European Association of Agricultural Economists.
  • Weber, E. U. & Sonka, S. (1994). Production and pricing decisions in cash-crop farming: Effects of decision traits and climate change expectations. In B. H. Jacobsen, D. F. Pedersen, J. Christensen, & S. Rasmussen (Eds.), Farmers’ Decision Making: A Descriptive Approach (pp. 203-2 18). Copenhagen, Denmark: European Association of Agricultural Economists.
  • Böckenholt, U. & Weber, E. U. (1993). Toward a theory of hypothesis generation in diagnostic decision making. Investigative Radiology, 28, 76-80.
  • Weber, E. U. & Böckenholt, U. (1992). A conflict model of confidence. Bulletin of the Psychonomic Society, 30, 484.
  • Weber, E. U., Böckenholt, U., Hilton, D. J., & Wallace, B. (1992). Determinants of initial hypotheses in medical diagnosis. International Journal of Psychology, 27, 171. doi: 10.1037/0278-7393.19.5.1151
  • Weber, E. U., Goldstein, W. M., & Busemeyer, J. R. (1991). Beyond strategies: Implications of memory representation and memory processes for models of judgment and decision making. In W. F. Hockley and S. Lewandowsky (Eds.), Relating Theory and Data: Essays on Human Memory in Honor of Bennet B. Murdock (pp. 75-100). Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
  • Weber, E. U. & Murdock, B. B. (1989). Priming in a distributed memory system: Implications for models of implicit memory. In S. Lewandowsky, J. C. Dunn, & K. Kirsner (Eds.), Implicit Memory: Theoretical Issues (pp. 87-98). Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Frlbaum Associates.
  • Weber, E. U. (1989). A behavioral approach to decision making under uncertainty: Implications and lessons for expected utility theory. Proceedings of the USDA Economic Research Service: Southern Regional Risk Project, 4, 25-3 5.
  • Coskunoglu, 0. & Weber, E. U. (1989). A synthesis of descriptive and prescriptive models for decision making. In M. C. Jackson (Ed.), Operational Research and the Social Sciences, Vol. II. Plenum Press.
  • Weber, E. U. (1988). Expectation and variance of item resemblance distributions in a convolution -correlation model of distributed memory. Journal of Mathematical Psychology, 32, 1-43. doi: 10.1016/0022-2496(88)90036-3
  • Weber, E. U. (1987). Decision analysis manual in search of a reader: Review of The anatomy of decision by Mirek Karasek. Contemporary Psychology, 32, 71.
  • Weber, E. U. (1987). Review of Discrete choice analysis: Theory and application to travel demand by Moshe Ben-Akiva and Steven R. Lerman. Journal of Classification, 4, 125-128. doi: 10.1007/BF01890079

Under Review and In Preparation

  • Patt, A. & Weber, E. U.   Perceiving and communicating climate change uncertainty.  Under review, Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change.
  • Bracha, A. & Weber, E.U.  A Psychological Perspective on Control, Uncertainty, Risk, and Panic.  Under review, Journal of  Economic Perspectives
  • Attari, S., M., Krantz, D.H., & Weber, E. U.  Climate change, energy policy, and advocacy: Ad hominen examinations may be justified but attacks often are not. Revision invited, Nature Climate Change.
  • Attari, S., M., Weber, E. U., & Krantz, D.H.  Saving energy: I’ll do the easy thing, you’ll do the hard thing. . Revision invited, Nature Climate Change.
  • Weber, E.U.  Understanding and responding to changes in perceived risk. In: L. Bennear, E. Balleisen, K. Krawlec, & J. Wiener (Eds.),  Recalibrating Risk:  How Regulatory Institutions Respond to Shifts in Risk Perceptions. In preparation.
  • Gong, M., Krantz, D.H., & Weber, E. U.  Why Chinese discount future financial and environmental gains but not losses more than Americans. Under review, Journal of Risk and Uncertainty.
  • Hardisty, D.J., Frederick, S., & Weber, E.U.  Dread looms larger than pleasurable anticipation. Under review, Psychological Science.
  • Hardisty, D.J., Weber, E.U., & Treuer, G. Temporal discounting of real vs. hypothetical gains and losses. In preparation, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes.
  • Figner, B., Weber, E.U., Steffener, J.,Krosch, A., Wager, T.D., &  Johnson, E. J.  Framing the future first: Brain mechanisms that increase patience in intertemporal choice. Under review, Neuron.
  • Li, Y., Baldassi, M., Johnson, E.J., &  Weber, E.U. Compensating cognitive competencies, decision performance, and aging: An integrative framework. Under review, Psychology and Aging.
  • Gong, M., Heal, G., Krantz, D.H., Kunreuther, H., & Weber, E. U.   Facilitating pareto-optimal coordination by subsidizing cooperative actions in deterministic and stochastic payoff settings. Under review, Management Science.  
  • Hardisty, D., Thompson, K.J., Krantz, D.H., & Weber, E.U., How to measure discount rates? An experimental comparison of three methods. In preparation, Journal of Behavioral Decision Making
  • Treuer, G.A., Weber, E.U., Appelt, K.C.,, Goll, A.E., & Crookes, R.D. Weathering the Storm: Status Quo Adjustments Explain Successful Policy Implementation. In preparation, Political Behavior.
  • Smith, J.A., Appelt, K.C., & Weber, E.U.  (2009). Querying the group mind: Applying Query Theory to decisions made by groups.  Working Paper, Center for Decision Sciences.
  • Smith, J.A., Konnikova,  M., Handgraaf, M.J.J., & Weber, E.U.  Patient and risky alone, impatient and cautious with others: Are groups the best forum for environmental decision making? Working paper, Center for Decision Sciences. 
  • Konnikova, M., Figner, B., Mischel, W., & Weber, E. U.  When self-control hurts: Financial risk-taking, stress, and illusory control. Working Paper, Center for Decision Sciences.
  • Baldassi, M., Weber, E.U., Johnson, E.J., Nair, S., Czaja, S., & Li, Y.  Comparison of web-based vs. in-person cognitive function tests of younger and older adults. In preparation, Psychology & Aging.
  • Weber, E. U., & Attari, S.  The single action bias. In preparation, .Behavioral Science and Policy.
  • Hardisty, D. J., Treuer, G., & Weber, E.U. (in preparation). Discount rates for real versus hypothetical gains and losses.
  • Hardisty, D. J., Wimmer, G. E., Weber, E. U., and Shohamy, D. (in preparation). The neural basis of choosing between immediate and future losses.
  • Laciana, C. E., Weber, E. U., Bert, F., Podesta, G., Gonzalez, X. I., & Letson, D.  Objective functions in agricultural  decision-  making: A comparison of the effects of expected utility, regret-adjusted expected utility, and prospect  theory maximization.  In preparation, Ecological Economics.
  • Weber, E.U., Kates, R.K., Krantz, D., Leiserowitz, A., Parris, T.M., & Vasi, I.B.  Political and societal goodwill.  In: J.S. Sachs and P. Schlosser (Eds.), Is Sustainable Development Feasible? Columbia University Press. Working Paper
  • Weber, E.U., Qian, J., Murphy, B., Baldassi, M., Figner, B.,  The effects of age and gender on domain-specific risk-taking. In preparation, Psychology & Aging
  • Johnson, E.J. & Weber, E. U.  Query theory: A constructive preference account.  In preparation, Psychological Review.
Other Publications
  • Weber, E. U. (2003). Origins and functions of perceptions of risk.  Transcript of Invited Presentation, National Cancer Institute (NCI) Workshop Conceptualizing and Measuring Risk Perceptions, February 13, 2003. http://dccps.nci.nih.gov/brp/presentations/weber.pdf
  • Weber, E. U. (2003).  Objetivos y emociones en la toma de decisión.  Suplemento de la edición No. 269 de la Revista CREA, Uso de informacion climatica: Para la toma de decisiones en la produccion agricola (p. 7).