Ground-breaking research by Ale Smidts and Maarten Boksem of the Erasmus Centre for Neuroeconomics has been recognised with the Insight Scientist of the Year award from the Dutch centre of expertise for marketing professionals, MOA.
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In his dissertation 'Hour of Judgment: On judgment, decision making, and problem solving under accountability', Aljaz Sluga reported the results of a series of behavioral experiments designed to shed light on some of the following questions: How should accountability be implemented to elicit optimal performance from individuals? Does scrutinizing the process the accountable individual is using tend to yield more accurate judgments and decisions than focusing strictly on the outcome? Does the answer depend on the nature of the decision environment? Does the answer hold in the domain of problems that call for insightful solutions? What are the cognitive and affective mechanisms that mediate the differences in performance between process accountability and outcome accountability?