The Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers: Recipient Details
Carnegie Mellon University
For investigating the role of emotion in judgment and decision making, testing a theory on predicting relations among specific emotions and the outcomes of judgments or choices made, based on probability and risk assessment, evaluation of value, and attributions of responsibility. Lerner is sharing her work on behavioral decision research to broader audiences of students, the public, media and policymakers. She is also actively developing a new interdisciplinary undergraduate major in decision science at Carnegie Mellon.