Caitlin Drummond-Social and Decision Sciences - Carnegie Mellon University

Caitlin Drummond

Office: PH 321
Phone: (412) 268-2869


I am a fourth-year Ph.D. student in the Behavioral Decision Research program. I hold a B.A. in Economics and English, with a minor in Psychology, from the University of Pennsylvania. My primary line of research (conducted with my advisor, Baruch Fischhoff) focuses how nonscientists understand and interpret scientific evidence, with particular emphasis on scientific controversies and the factors that predict acceptance and rejection of science. I hold an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship and an NSF Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant.


I hold a B.A. in Economics and English from the University of Pennsylvania.


The Scientific Reasoning Scale

My research to date has focused on developing and validating an individual difference measure of scientific reasoning skills, the Scientific Reasoning Scale. If you’re interested in using the Scientific Reasoning Scale or learning more about it, please email me.