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Reid Hastie

Reid Hastie

Reid Hastie has degrees from Stanford University, the University of California at San Diego, and Yale University in Psychology. He has taught at Harvard University, Northwestern University, the University of Colorado (where he was Director of the Center for Research on Judgment and Policy), and is now a Professor of Behavioral Science on the faculty of the Graduate School of Business in the Center for Decision Research at the University of Chicago. He has served on review panels for the National Science Foundation, the National Institute of Mental Health, the National Research Council; and on sixteen professional journal editorial boards. His research has been funded continuously by the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health since 1975.

His primary research interests are in the areas of judgment and decision making (managerial, legal, medical, engineering, and personal), memory and cognition, and social psychology. He has published over 100 articles in scientific journals on these topics. Currently, he is studying the psychology of investment decisions; the role of explanations in category concept representations (including the effects on category classification, deductive, and inductive inferences); civil jury decision making (punitive damages and sexual harassment); the primitive sources of confidence and probability judgments; decision making competencies across the adult life span; and neural substrates of risky decisions.

Primary Interests:

  • Health Psychology
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Law and Public Policy
  • Person Perception
  • Social Cognition


Journal Articles:

  • Gigone, D., & Hastie, R. (1997). The proper analysis of the accuracy of group judgments. Psychological Bulletin, 121, 149-167.
  • Hastie, R. (2001). Problems for judgment and decision making. Annual Review of Psychology, 52, 653-683.
  • Hastie, R., & Park, B. (1986). The relationship between memory and judgment depends on whether the judgment is memory-based or on-line. Psychological Review, 93, 258-268.
  • Hastie, R., Schkade, D. A., & Payne, J. W. (1998). A study of juror and jury judgments in civil cases: Deciding liability for punitive damages. Law and Human Behavior, 22, 287-314.
  • Kameda, T., Takezawa, M., & Hastie, R. (2003). The logic of social sharing: An evolutionary game analysis of adaptive norm development. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 7(1), 2-18.
  • Pennington, N., & Hastie, R. (1991). A cognitive theory of juror decision making: The Story Model. Cardozo Law Review, 13, 519-557.
  • Rehder, B., & Hastie, R. (2001). Causal knowledge and categories: The effects of underlying causal beliefs on categorization, induction, and similarity. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 130, 323-360.
  • Rehder, B., & Hastie, R. (1996). The moderating influence of variability on belief revision. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 3, 499-503.
  • Rettinger, D. A., & Hastie, R. (2001). Content effects on decision making. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 85, 336-359.
  • Sanfey, A. G., & Hastie, R. (2002). Inter-event relationships and judgment under uncertainty: Structure determines strategy. Memory & Cognition, 30, 921-933.
  • Simkin, D., & Hastie, R. (1987). An information processing analysis of graph perception. Journal of the American Statistical Association, 82, 454-465.

Other Publications:

  • Rettinger, D. A., & Hastie, R. (2003). Comprehension and decision making. In S. L. Schneider & J. Shanteau (Eds.), Emerging perspectives on judgment and decision research (pp. 165-200). New York: Cambridge University Press.

Courses Taught:

Reid Hastie
Booth School of Business
University of Chicago
5807 South Woodlawn Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60637
United States

  • Phone: (773) 834-9167
  • Fax: (773) 702-0458

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