Presenting poster at APS meeting in Washington DC on the DE gap in older adults

Together with Dr. Anna McCarrey, I will be presenting a poster called “The description-experience choice gap is attenuated in older adults” at the 25th APS Annual Convention, May 23-26, 2013 at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park in Washington, D.C., USA.

You’ll be able to find us at:

  • Poster Session XV
  • 5/26/2013; 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
  • APS Exhibit Hall A
  • Board Number 39

The short abstract for the submission is: Preferences tend to vary depending on whether outcomes and probabilities are explicitly stated or are learned from repeated sampling. We found that this description-experience “choice gap” was apparent for younger adults but not for older adults. We interpret the data in terms of the frontal aging hypothesis and positivity bias.