Palma (Mallorca) from 12 to 13 July 2016
First meeting of the SEJyD
(Society for the Advancement of Judgment
and Decision Making Studies)


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Wednesday 13 July, 2016 11:30 to 12:30 Plenary Lecture
DECISION MAKING COMPETENCE ACROSS THE LIFE SPAN
Speaker: Dr. Wändi Bruine de Bruin, University of Leeds


Population age is steadily increasing in the EU and the US. Because age-related declines in cognitive ability are well-documented, concerns have been raised about older adults' ability to make good decisions and obtain good life decision outcomes. However, life-span developmental psychologists have suggested that this focus on cognitive loss is too limited, because the aging decision maker is also experiencing important changes in emotional skills and motivation. My presentation introduces an individual-differences measure of decision-making competence and builds on life-span developmental theories to examine how and why aspects of decision-making competence change across the adult life span. Findings have implications for interventions that aim to teach people of all ages how to make better decisions.
PLENARY LECTURE
Place: Gran Hotel Assembly Hall