Robert Mauro, Ph.D.
conducts basic and applied research in decision-making, risk perception, and human emotion. Dr. Mauro's applied work is focused on topics in psychology and law and aviation. His work in aviation includes laboratory and field work on pilot decision-making, training, and cockpit procedures. He has also worked on the development of risk assessment tools for use in high-risk novel environments. His psychology and law work includes studies of legal decisions in capital sentencing, group profiles, eyewitness identification, and expert testimony. His work in human emotions includes studies of the cognitive models of emotion, opponent-process theory, and the relations between cognition and emotion in decision-making. Dr. Mauro's research utilizes experimental, survey, and observational methods and psychological and physiological measures.