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Professor Eldad Yechiam joined the Faculty in 2005. He received his Ph.D in Cognitive Psychology at the Technion in 2003. Eldad was a postdoctoral fellow in Indiana University, Bloomington.
Prof. Yechiam’s area of work is decision making, learning, and behavioral economics. His main contributions are in the study of cognitive assymetries that result from different incentive structures, individual differences in decision making, and cognitive enhancement.
Prof. Yechiam currently serves as head of the Technion ethics committee for behavioral studies.
He is also editor in Chief of the Journal of Economic Psychology and the elected president of the European Society for Decision Making (EADM).
Recent and demi-recent papers on losses & gains:
Yechiam, E., & Hochman, G. (2013).
Losses as modulators of attention: Review and analysis of the unique effects of losses over gains.
Psychological Bulletin, 139, 497-518.
Yechiam E., & Hochman, G. (2013).
Loss-aversion or loss-attention: The impact of losses on cognitive performance.
Cognitive Psychology, 66, 212-231.
Yechiam, E., Ashby, N.J.S., and Pachur, T. (2017).
Who’s biased? A meta-analysis of buyer-seller differences in the pricing of risky prospects.
Psychological Bulletin, 143, 543-563.
Yechiam, E. (2019).
Acceptable losses: The debatable origins of loss aversion.
Psychological Research, 83, 1327-1339.
Zeif, D., and Yechiam, E. (2022).
Loss aversion (simply) does not materialize for smaller losses.
Judgement and Decision Making, 17, 1015-1042.