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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., Sirota, M., & Clarke, A.D.F. (2020). Age differences in COVID-19 risk-taking, and the relationship with risk attitude and numerical ability. Accepted as a Stage 1 Registered Report at Royal Society Open Science, https://doi.org/10.17605/OSF.IO/3NV56 Paper Presentation, Age differences in risk-taking behaviour: a matter of risk-attitude or decision-quality. Conference for Subjective Probability, Utility, and Decision Making (SPUDM), August 2019 Paper Presentation, Age differences in risk-taking behaviour: a matter of risk-attitude or decision-quality. Essex Cross-disciplinary Experimental Methods Conference (ECEM), June 2019 Paper Presentation, Age differences in risk-taking behaviour: a matter of risk-attitude or decision-quality. Psychology Research Showcase, May 2019 Paper Presentation, Age differences in risk-taking behaviour: a matter of risk-attitude or decision-quality. Social Sciences Conference, March 2019

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 due to age-related decline in cognitive abilities, and or (b) age differences in attitudes towards risk. This project aims to disentangle the contribution of cognitive ability and risk attitude to age differences in decision-making under risk.

Supervisor: Dr Miroslav Sirota , Dr Alasdair Clarke

Contact

k.wolfe@essex.ac.uk

Location:

Colchester Campus