Carnegie Mellon University

Erin McCormick

Erin McCormick

  • PH 222C


I started working on my PhD in behavioral decision research Fall of 2013.


I received my B.A. in Psychology from Harvard University in 2010.


I'm interested in basic research about judgment, decision-making, problem-solving, and emotion, as well as applied work on behavior during emergencies.

My recent research involves a project on lie detection using reaction time, survey methods to assess risk-taking propensity, and several studies related to the measurement and mitigation of cognitive biases (for example, the bias blind spot). My advisors include Linda Babcock, Taya Cohen, and Karim Kassam.