Monday, October 21, 2013: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Tubman A (Hilton Baltimore)

The goal of the Decision Psychology Interest Group is to facilitate communication among those interested in empirical approaches to such questions as: How do patients and clinicians form and express preferences in medical decisions? How can we measure and explain values, perceptions, and behaviors in the health care environment? How do physicians comprehend and use the analytic concepts related to judgment, diagnosis and decision making, and does use of these ideas improve patient satisfaction and outcomes? How can we use these findings to improve decisions and to diffuse such practices and concepts in medicine?  Interest group meetings give the opportunity to learn what each other are doing, to find research collaborators and to become involved in SMDM projects, to learn ways that SMDM can support our efforts and activities, and to identify ways the society might support the psychological aspects of medical decision making and research on it. The group welcomes members who wish to examine the  psychological processes of medical decision making and the application of decision psychology to improve the quality of medical decisions..


SMDM Committees and Interest Groups will be holding meetings during breakfast and lunch. Please see the schedule below. A mission statement or agenda for these groups may be found under each daily tab during the appropriate time slot.

All interested attendees are encouraged to join a committee or interest group during these times.   

Groups meeting during lunch, lunch is not provided. We ask that participants use the first 1/2 hour of the break to have their lunch for which the hotel offers many options, then join the group for the last hour of the break for discussions.

Dana (Dane) L. Alden, PhD and Robert M. Hamm, PhD