Judgment and decision-making, primarily in financial accounting. In particular:
— identifying how/when social norms influence conformity
— understanding how mind-sets and decision-frames influence reporting decisions
— using psychology judgment and decision-making theory to improve individual decision making
— identifying how investors’ motivations influence their decision making
My dissertation examines how the source and nature of standards jointly influence reporting compliance. More specifically, I examine how different types of reporting standards communicate different social norms, and the conditions under which individuals comply with those norms.