John Wilcox

John Wilcox

Research Interests

Ph.D., Stanford University, 2023 

Current Research

Dr. Wilcox’s research spans psychology, philosophy and areas of applied research, such as law and medical diagnosis. Most of his research revolves around judgment and decision-making and, more specifically, how to improve the accuracy of human judgment and how to make decisions that lead to better outcomes. For example, while completing his PhD at Stanford University, his experimental work demonstrated a new cognitive bias and the efficacy of a new method to correct it. His work also touches on other areas of cognitive psychology, moral psychology and metascience, as well as their philosophical counterparts—namely, epistemology, ethics and philosophy of science. 

His book, “Human judgment: How accurate is it, and how can it get better?” was published by Springer Nature in 2022. 

In addition to academic teaching and research, he also founded and leads Alethic Innovations, an organization which improves judgment and decision-making in diverse contexts by providing evidence-based software, training and other products and services.