Tom is a Co-Founder and Managing Director at The Decision Lab. He is interested in the intersection of decision-science and the law, with a focus on leveraging behavioral research to shape more effective public and legal policy. Tom graduated from Georgetown Law with honors. Prior to law school, Tom attended McGill University where he graduated with First Class Honors with majors in Philosophy and Psychology.
Decision Biases Among Lawyers: Conjunction Fallacy
The conjunction fallacy occurs because we make the mental shortcut from our perceived plausibility of a scenario to its probability.
Does Loss Aversion Impact How Judges Make Decisions?
Loss aversion is visible across different demographics and even species, having been documented in professional financial traders, taxi drivers, young and old people, and even capuchin monkeys.
Does Knowing Your FICO Score Change Financial Behavior?
A simple email may prove an effective mechanism for helping consumers up their financial game.
Beating Bias: Debiasing Strategies for Everyday Decisions
Debiasing may not be a one-size fits all solution — but used in the right contexts, it can have a significant impact on how we make decisions.