Robyn Dawes

Psychologist, Author

1936 – 2010

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Who was Robyn Dawes?

Robyn Mason Dawes was an American psychologist who specialized in the field of human judgment. His research interests included human irrationality, human cooperation, intuitive expertise, and the United States AIDS policy. He applied linear models to human decision making, including models with equal weights, a method known as unit-weighted regression. He co-wrote an early textbook on mathematical psychology.

In 1985, Dawes joined the Department of Social and Decision Sciences at Carnegie Mellon University where he served as Department Head for six years eventually becoming the Charles J. Queenan, Jr. University Professor of Psychology. He was a fellow in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a member of the National Research Council's Committee on AIDS Research. In 2006, Dawes was elected a Fellow of the American Statistical Association "for creative research on statistics and rational decision-making, contributions to the application of cognitive psychology to survey research, and promotion of careful statistical thinking in psychology and behavioral research."

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Born
1936
Also known as
  • Robyn M Dawes
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • University of Michigan
Employment
  • Carnegie Mellon University
Died
Dec 14, 2010

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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