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Kelly Wolfe

Graduate Laboratory Assistant
Department of Psychology
Postgraduate Research Student
Department of Psychology
 Kelly Wolfe

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Biography

I completed an undergraduate degree in Psychology at Leiden University, before moving to Scotland to undertake a masters degree in Research Methods at the University of Edinburgh in 2016. I started my PhD in Psychology at the University of Essex in 2017. My current research focuses on age differences in judgement and decision-making, specifically decisions involving risk. Publications and professional activities: Wolfe, K., Russo, R., & Rolison, J.J. (2019, August). Age differences in risk-taking behaviour: a matter of risk-attitude or decision-quality. Presented at the Subjective Probability, Utility, and Decision Making (SPUDM) conference, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Wolfe, K., Russo, R., & Rolison, J.J. (2019, June). Age differences in risk-taking behaviour: a matter of risk-attitude or decision-quality. Presented at the Essex Cross-disciplinary Experimental Methods Conference (ECEM), Colchester, UK. Wolfe, K., Russo, R., & Rolison, J.J.. (2019, May). Age differences in risk-taking behaviour: a matter of risk-attitude or decision-quality. Presented at the Essex Psychology Research Showcase, Colchester, UK. Wolfe, K., Russo, R., & Rolison, J.J. (2019, March). Age differences in risk-taking behaviour: a matter of risk-attitude or decision-quality. Presented at the Behavioural Social Sciences Mini-Conference, Colchester, UK.

Qualifications

  • BSc Psychology Leiden University (2016)

  • MSc Research Methods University of Edinburgh (2017)

Research and professional activities

Thesis

Age differences in risk-taking behaviour

Previous research examining age differences in decision-making under risk has yielded mixed findings. These mixed findings may result from a) age differences in decision-making quality due to age-related decline in cognitive abilities, and or (b) age differences in attitudes towards risk-taking. This project aims to disentangle the contribution of decision-making quality and risk attitude to age differences in decision-making under risk, by means of a novel decision-making task.

Supervisor: Dr Jonathan Rolison , Prof Riccardo Russo

Contact

kk17769@essex.ac.uk

Location:

Colchester Campus