Research Scientists

Joshua Weller

 

 

Dr. Joshua Weller's research broadly focuses on how affective and cognitive processes contribute to decision-making and risk perceptions. Dr. Weller's lab 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 of these 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?

Dr. Weller at Idaho State University
Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

Selected Publications

Martin, E., DeHaan, S., Vassileva, J., Gonzalez, R., Weller, J. A., & Bechara, A. (2013). Decision making among HIV+ drug using men who have sex with men: A preliminary report from the Chicago Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 35, 573–583.

Weller, J. A., & Fisher, P. A. (2013). Decision-making deficits among maltreated children. Child Maltreatment, 18, 184–194. doi: 10.1177/1077559512467846

Weller, J. A., Shackleford, C.,* Dieckmann, N. F., & Slovic, P. (2013). Possession attachment predicts cell phone use while driving. Health Psychology, 32, 379–387. doi: 10.1037/a0029265

Weller, J. A., Dieckmann, N. F., Tusler, M., Mertz, C. K., Burns, W. J., & Peters, E. (2012). 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, J. A., Levin, I. P., & Denburg, N. (2011). Trajectory of advantageous decision making for risky gains and losses from ages 5 to 85. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, 24, 331–344.

Weller, J. A., Levin, I. P., Rose, J. P., & Bossard, E. (2011). Assessment of decision making competence in preadolescence. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1002/bdm.744

Weller, J. A., & Tikir, A. (2011). Predicting domain-specific risk taking with the HEXACO personality structure. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, 24, 180–201.

Denburg, N. L., Weller, J. A., Yamada, T. H., Shivapour, D. M., Kaup, A. R., LaLoggia, A., . . . Bechara, A. (2009). Poor decision making among older adults is related to elevated levels of neuroticism. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 37, 164–172. doi: 10.1007/s12160-009-9094-7

Weller, J. A., Levin, I. P., & Bechara, A. (2009).  Do individual differences in Iowa Gambling Task performance predict adaptive decision making for risky gains and losses? Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 32, 141–150.

Weller, J. A., Shackleford, C., Dieckmann, N. F., & Slovic, P. (2012). Possession attachment predicts cell phone use while driving. Health Psychology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1037/a0029265

Weller, J. A., Levin, I. P., Shiv, B., & Bechara, A. (2009).  The effects of insula damage on decision-making for risky gains and losses. Social Neuroscience, 4, 347–358.

Xue, G., Lu, Z., Levin, I. P., Weller, J. A., Li, X., & Bechara, A. (2009).  Functional dissociations of risk and reward planning in the prefrontal cortex. Cerebral Cortex, 19, 1019–1027.

Weller, J. A., Levin, I. P., 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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