I am a trained researcher in the psychology of decision making. I'm currently on a self-funded sabbatical. My strengths lie in rigorous research skills, deep analytical thinkig, creative problem solving, and efficiently chairing meetings. My main weakness is the unfocused nature of my passion about topics such as social injustice and moral judgment that leads to bad outcomes. (This is not a 'not-really-a-weakness pseudo-weakness'. It's a real weakness.) I am currently working on getting that focus, so that action can result.
Previously, as a post-doc at King's College London, I
investigated acceptability of (and objections to) financial incentives
in health contexts, and as a post-doc at Kingston University, I worked
on research in vaccination decisions and vaccination advocacy. I
obtained my Ph.D. at the University of
Pennsylvania in 2008, working with Jonathan Baron on patient
acceptance of computerized decision aids, and how people think about
preference change brought about by public policy or changes in the
My CV (pdf).
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- Promberger M., & Marteau, T.M. (2013). When do financial incentives reduce intrinsic motivation? Comparing behaviors studied in psychological and economic literatures. Health Psychology 32(9), 950--957. (Special issue on behavioral economics). pdf, Open Access coming soon at Health Psychology.
- Promberger, M., Dolan, P., & Marteau, T.M. (2012). “Pay them if it works”: Discrete choice experiments on the acceptability of financial incentives to change health related behaviour. Social Science & Medicine, 75, 2509--2514. Open access article, Materials Study 1, Materials Study 2, Materials Study 3.
- Promberger, M., Brown, R.C.H., Ashcroft, R.E., & Marteau, T.M. (2011). Acceptability of financial incentives to improve health outcomes in UK and US samples. Journal of Medical Ethics, 37, 682--687. Open access article, Materials.
- Promberger, M. & Baron, J. (2006). Do patients trust computers? Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, 19, 455--468. pdf
Papers under review or in preparation
- Promberger, M. & Baron, J. (revision submitted). Second-order preferences: What we want others to like and how it affects what we think of public policy.
- Promberger, M. & Baron, J. (in preparation). Predicting changing preferences: Myside bias and second-order preferences in judgments about public policy.
- Promberger, M., Marteau, T.M. (in preparation). Moral judgments about health incentives.
- Promberger, M., Van Putten, M., & Marteau, T.M. (in preparation). Perceived coerciveness of rewards for medical treatment.
- Perceived coerciveness of rewards for medical treatment (SIRE symposium at University of Stirling, Sept 2013)
- My Linux etc. blog contains loosely Linux-related computer stuff that I want to document mainly for my own use, but that might come in handy for others.
- My Public space blog is about how we use public space, and how we might be able to use it better. Unfortunately, I hardly ever have time to post anything interesting there.
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