Tuesday, October 25, 2016: 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
Mackenzie, Lobby Level (Westin Bayshore Vancouver)

The goal of the Decision Psychology Interest Group is to promote the awareness of existing and emerging psychological theory, research and knowledge in order to evaluate and improve medical decision making. Contexts of interest to the Group include: psychological study of physicians, patients, families and the situations in which they make decisions (e.g., physicians with patients; patients within families or workplaces; physicians within teams, organizations, and systems); cognitive and affective processes underlying medical decision making; group decision making processes (e.g., the medical team); the impact of important moderators on the quality of medical decision making (e.g., health numeracy, literacy and culture); health provider and patient communication concerning topics such as risk, values and preference sensitive decision making; and the development of basic and applied medical decision making science within the broader field of health psychology. The group welcomes members who wish to examine the application of decision psychology to improve the quality of medical decisions.

Laura D. Scherer, PhD
University of Missouri
Assistant Professor
Department of Psychological Sciences

Victoria A. Shaffer, PhD
University of Missouri
Associate Professor
School of Health Professions; Department of Psychological Sciences