Associate Professor, Department of Psychology
B.A. (Pre-law) and Ph.D. (Psychology), Pennsylvania State University

Phone: (419) 372-9908
Office: Room 251, Psychology Building
Lab Page: Complex Cognition

Taking Graduate Students? Yes
Sponsoring Undergraduate Research? Yes

Research Interests:

In my current research, participants play the roles of scientists collecting data in experiments. My general research question is: When and how do people decide to take action based on the data they’ve gathered, when such action forecloses the possibility acquiring new data?

Selected Publications:

Anderson et al. (2019). Belief bias and representation in assessing the Bayesian rationality of others. Judgment and Decision Making, 14, 1-10.

Bashore, Z., & Anderson, R. B. (2016). The simple life:  New experimental tests of the recognition heuristic. Judgment and Decision Making, 11, 301-309.

Anderson, R. B., & Hartzler, B. M. (2014). Belief bias in the perception of sample size adequacy. Thinking & Reasoning, 20, 297-314

Anderson, R. B., Doherty, M. E., & Friedrich, J. C. (2008). Sample size and  correlation inference. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 34, 929-944.

Courses Taught:

  • PSYC 1010 General Psychology (undergraduate)
  • PSYC 2900 Laboratory Methods (undergraduate)
  • PSYC 6680 Analysis of Variance (graduate)
  • PSYC 7120 Cognitive Psychology (graduate)

Updated: 01/04/2023 03:09PM