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J.A. (Josh) Weller

Assistant Professor 

TS Social and Behavioral Sciences
Developmental Psychology


Dr. Joshua Weller? S Research Focuses on how broadly affective and cognitive processes Contribute to decision-making and risk perceptions. Dr. Weller is currently conducting research addressing four specific questions: (1) How do decision-making abilities change from childhood to older age? (2) In what ways May child maltreatment impact the development and synthesis abilities? (3) How does stress impact decision making? and (4) To what degree do individual differences in personality correlate with decision-making processes and risk perceptions?


Principal publications

  • Weller, JA, Kim, H., Leve, LD, Bhimji, J, & Fisher, PA (2015). Plasticity of decision-making abilities for maltreated adolescents: evidence from a random clinical trial intervention. Development and Psychopathology, 27,  535-551.
  • Weller, JA, Dieckmann, NF, Tusler M. Mertz, CK Burns, WJ, & Peters, E. (2013). Development and testing of an abbreviated numeracy scale: A Rasch analysis approach. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, 26 , 198? 212. doi: 10.1002 / bdm.1751
  • Weller, JA, Levin, IP, & Denburg, N. (2011). Trajectory or advantageous decision making for risky gains and losses from ages 5 to 85. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, 24, 331? 344.
  • Weller, JA, & Tikir, A. (2011). Predicting domain-specific risk taking with the HEXACO personality structure . Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, 24 , 180? 201.
  • Weller, JA, Levin, IP, Shiv, B. & Bechara, A. (2007). Neural correlates of adaptive decision making for risky gains and losses . Psychological Science, 18, 958? 964 .    

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Last amended: 22 June 2017