I am fortunate to be collaborating with a number of colleagues who are leaders in
their fields. Much of our work is concerned with the basic processes through which
decisions are made. One line of research with Steve Posavac investigates the dynamics
of serial decision making. These are decisions in which alternatives are assessed
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our studies of the role of the self in task decisions.
We have also been engaged in applied decision making research on driving safety and
performance. David Strayer and I have conducted several studies investigating the
causes and consequences of distracted driving. Our research has also examined more
generally why people multi-task. Interestingly, our findings indicate that the people
the important factors affecting the acceptance and adoption of technologies designed
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driving systems because of ignorance or negative attitudes toward technology. We have
also begun investigating how automated systems designed to increase driving safety
are utilized and experienced by consumers.
of basic inference processes provides us with a unique perspective on how science
works. Some of this research examines the strategies used by scientists to test their
in theory development, methodology, and organization. This work should help people
to understand how and why fields such as psychology and economics differ from the
Opportunities For Students
We are recruiting undergraduate students for research assistant positions. Interested
students should email me directly.
I will not be recruiting a graduate student to begin our program next fall.
Ph.D., Indiana University (1987) B.S., University of California-Davis (1979)
三本松，天。米。， & Johnston, W. A. (2019). Redefining science: The impact of complexity
on theory development in social and behavioral research. Perspectives on Psychological Science.
Posavac, S. S., Ratchford, M., Bollena, N. P. B., & Sanbonmatsu, D. M. (2019). Premature
infatuation and commitment in individual investing decisions, Journal of Economic Psychology，72，245-259。
Moore, S. M., Behrends, A. A., Mazur, D., and Sanbonmatsu, D. M. (2016). When do people
bet on their selves? The role of global vs. specific self-concepts in decision making. Self and Identity, 15(5), 548-560. DOI: 10.1080/15298868.2016.1175372
三本松，天。米。， Strayer, D. L., Behrends, A. A., Medeiros-Ward, N., and Watson, J. M. (2016). Why
drivers use cell phones and why they support legislation to restrict this practice.
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三本松，天。米。， Posavac, S. S., Behrends, A. A., Moore, S. M., & Uchino, B. N.
(2015). Why a confirmation strategy dominates psychological science. PLoS ONE. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0138197.
三本松，天。米。， Mazur, D., Behrends, A. A., & Moore, S. M. (2015). The role of
the frequency of correspondent behavior and trait stereotypes in trait attribution:
Building on Rothbart and Park (1986). Social 认知，33，255-283.
三本松，天。米。， Strayer, D. L., Biondi, F., Behrends, A. A., & Moore, S. M. (2015).
Cell Phone Use Diminishes Self-Awareness of Impaired Driving. Psychonomic Bulletin
and Review. doi: 10.3758/s13423-015-0922-4.
三本松，天。米。， Strayer, D. L., Medeiros-Ward, N., and Watson, J. M. (2013). Who
multi-tasks and why? Multi-tasking ability, perceived multi-tasking ability, impulsivity,
and sensation seeking. PLoS ONE, 8(1), e54402. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0054402
三本松，天。米。， Uchino, B. N., Wong, K. K., & Seo, J. Y. (2012). Getting along
better: The role of attitude familiarity in relationship functioning. Social Cognition,