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I’m Jane. I’m a judgment-and-decision-making scientist interested in how people make judgments about themselves, other people, and the future.

I will be receiving my Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Iowa in 2022.

My research specifically examines how different motivated and cognitive biases influence the accuracy and calibration of judgments in various domains (e.g., health, sporting events). So far, this has led me to investigate topics such as the influence of social comparisons on health judgments and how various biases, like the desirability bias, affect our likelihood judgments about future outcomes.

My most recent article investigates how people’s prescriptions of optimism are dependent on the language used in the prescription measure. Check out the preprint of the published paper here.

I study under Paul Windschitl, and have been a member of the Judgment, Decision, and Social Comparison Lab for the past 5 years. Prior to starting graduate school, I received a B.S. in Psychology and Studio Art/Art History from Union College in Schenectady, New York.

Feel free to check out my C.V. or drop me an email at jane-miller at uiowa dot edu