Carnegie Mellon University


Selected Recent Publications

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Fischhoff, B. (2008). Assessing adolescent decision-making competence. Developmental Review, 28(1), 12-28. A summary of research on adolescent decision making, from a decision science perspective.

Fischhoff, B. (1992). Giving advice: Decision theory perspectives on sexual assault. American Psychologist, 47, 577-588. Uses the challenge of providing responsible advice regarding sexual assault to illustrate the decision science approach to difficult choices.

Hebert, R. and Argo, N. (2015).“A potential downside of promoting the economic benefits of palliative medicine,” Journal of Palliative Medicine, v.18, n. 9, p. 738. explain why making cost-based rationales for shifting to palliative models of care can backfire. Randy Hebert and Nichole Argo explain why making cost-based rationales for shifting to palliative models of care can backfire.

Krishnamurti, T. and Argo, N.  (2016). “A patient-centered approach to informed consent: Results from a survey and randomized trial of video and paper formats,” Medical Decision Making, v.36, n. 6: 726-740. In an effort to enhance informed consent, this project aimed to develop and evaluate patient-centered, patient-designed paper and video informed consent formats.

Krishnamurti, T., Eggers, S.L., & Fischhoff, B. (2008). The Impact of OTC Availability of Plan B on Teens’ Contraceptive Decision Making. Social Science and Medicine, 67, 618-627. This work examines whether younger high-risk adolescent females could adequately self-select and self-medicate if FDA assigned the emergency contraceptive, "Plan B," over-the-counter status.

Krishnamurti, T., & Loewenstein, G. (2012) Sexual liking and sexual wanting scales: Psychometric properties. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 41, 467-76. Inspired by research showing that wanting (one's motivation to engage in an activity) often diverges from liking (one's enjoyment of the activity), this article details the development and validation of a new measure to examine the distinction between wanting and liking within a sexual relationship.

Krishnamurti, T., Woloshin, S., Schwartz, L. M., & Fischhoff, B. (2015). A Randomized Trial Testing US Food and Drug Administration “Breakthrough” Language. JAMA Internal Medicine, 175 (11):1856-1858. This randomized trial explores why FDA press releases with neutral terms and that routinely explain the limited evidence supporting accelerating approval might help consumers make more accurate judgments about drugs with breakthrough designation.