Edward Cokely

Professor, University of Oklahoma 

Website Edward Cokely


Dr Edward Cokely is Presidential Research Professor and Professor of Psychology at the University of Oklahoma and co-founder of the National Institute for Risk & Resilience. Dr Cokely is considered one of the world's leading experts on the psychology of competent decision-making. He has published more than 75 papers on decision psychology and cognitive engineering and has received millions in grants for research, outreach, and student support (e.g., NSF, NAS, Tempelton, MedScape). He has received 19 awards for research and teaching, including first prizes for "significant contributions to the sciences of mind, brain, and behaviour" and for "improving our understanding of the needs and processes of diverse decision makers in more than 50 countries" (e.g., FABBS 2017 Early Career Impact Award; NSF 2013 early CAREER award). His research has been reported in Scientific American, New Scientist Magazine, Chronicle of Higher Education, New York Times, and Wall Street Journal Online, among others. His primary research interests include:

Research Interests

  • Risk Literacy & Science for Informed Decision Making
  • Decision Making Skill & Expertise
  • Decision Vulnerability & Resilience
  • Adaptive Technologies & High-Stakes Decision Support 

Ausgewählte Publikationen

Cokely, E. T., Ripberger, J., Allan, J., Gupta, K., Bitterman, A., Silva, C., Jenkins-Smith, H. (in press). There's a Chance of What? Assessing Numeracy Skills of Forecasters, Emergency Managers, and Publics to Improve TC Product Uncertainty Communication, IDSS, and Training.

Cokely, E. T., Garcia-Retamero, R., Petrova, D. & Joeris, A. (2020). Scientific risk reporting in medical journals can bias expert judgment: Comparing surgeons’ risk comprehension across reporting formats. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1037/xap0000242

Cokely, E. T., Petrova, D., Sobkow, A., Traczyk, J., Garrido, D., & Garcia‐Retamero, R. (2022). Measuring feelings about choices and risks: The Berlin Emotional Responses to Risk Instrument (BERRI). DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/risa.13946

Cokely, E. T., Raza, M. A., Salehi, S., Ghazal, S., Ybarra, V. T., Naqvi, S. A. M., & Teodoriu, C. (2019). Situational awareness measurement in a simulation-based training framework for offshore well control operations. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jlp.2019.103921

Cokely, E.T. & Feltz, A.(2019). Extraversion and compatibilist intuitions: a ten-year retrospective and meta-analyses. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/09515089.2019.1572692