# Clintin P. Davis-Stober

I conduct research within the emerging field of behavioral decision-making. My primary research topic is the development and evaluation of mathematical models of individual and group decision-making. My recent work examines how individuals integrate multiple pieces of information when making a decision and the rationality of various decision strategies. I am also interested in evaluating the performance of various decision rules in the context of the linear model.

Dr. Clintin Davis-Stober is a Professor of Psychological Sciences at the University of Missouri. He holds a Ph.D. in Quantitative Psychology and an M.S. in Mathematics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Recent Awards

- William K. Estes Early Career Award, Society for Mathematical Psychology
- Provost Outstanding Junior Faculty Research and Creative Activity Award, University of Missouri
- Distinguished Dissertation Award, American Psychological Association (APA) Division 5: Evaluation, Measurement and Statistics

Editorial Appointments

- Associate Editor,
*British Journal of Mathematical and Statistical Psychology* - Consulting Editor,
*Journal of Mathematical Psychology* - Consulting Editor,
*Judgment and Decision Making* - Consulting Editor,
*Decision*

**Under review**

Kellen, D., Steiner, M., Davis-Stober, C. P., & Pappas, N. (under review). Modeling choice paradoxes under risk: From prospect theories to sampling-based accounts.

Regenwetter, M., Smeulders, B., Davis-Stober, C. P., Fields, B., & Wang, C. (under review). Correspondence: Rational mate choice in fruit flies? A re-analysis.

Hatz, L., Park, S., McCarty, K. N., McCarthy, D. M., & Davis-Stober, C. P. (under review). Rationality of choice in monetary and sexual decision making.

**In press**

Davis-Stober, C. P., & Regenwetter, M. (in press). The 'paradox' of converging evidence. *Psychological Review*.

Park, S., Davis-Stober, C. P., Synder, H., Messner, W., & Regenwetter, M. (in press). Cognitive aging and tests of rationality. *The Spanish Journal of Psychology*.

Brusco, M. J., Steinley, D., Hoffman, M., Davis-Stober, C. P., & Wasserman, S. W. (in press). Binary graphical models for the construction of symptom "networks" in psychopathological research. *Psychological Methods.*

McCausland, W. J., Davis-Stober, C. P., Marley, A. A. J., Park, S., & Brown, N. (in press). Testing the random utility hypothesis directly. *The **Economic Journal.*

**2019**

Rouder, J. N., Haaf, J. M., Davis-Stober, C. P., & Hilgard, J. (2019). Beyond overall effects: A Bayesian approach to finding constraints across a collection of studies in meta-analysis. *Psychological Methods, 24, *606-621.

Zhao, W. J., Davis-Stober, C. P., & Bhatia, S. (2019). Optimal cue aggregation in the absence of criterion knowledge. *Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, 32*, 415-430.

Davis-Stober, C. P., McCarthy, D., Cavagnaro, D. R., Price, M., Brown, N., & Park, S. (2019). Is cognitive impairment related to violations of rationality? An alcohol intoxication study testing transitivity of preference. *Decision, 6, *134-144.

Davis-Stober, C. P., McCarty, K. N., & McCarthy, D. M. (2019). Risky decision making under alcohol intoxication: Health policy implications. *Policy Insights from the Brain and Behavioral Sciences, 6, *64-71.

Segert, S., & Davis-Stober, C. P. (2019). A general approach to prior adjustment. *Journal of Mathematical Psychology, 91*, 103-118.

Heck, D. W., & Davis-Stober, C. P. (2019). Multinomial models with linear inequality constraints: Overview and improvements of computational methods for Bayesian inference. *Journal of Mathematical Psychology*, *91, 70-87.*

**2018**

Cavagnaro, D. R., & Davis-Stober, C. P. (2018). A model-based test for treatment effects with probabilistic classifications. *Psychological Methods, 23,* 672-689.

Davis-Stober, C. P., Dana, J., & Rouder, J. (2018). Estimation accuracy in the psychological sciences. *PLoS ONE, 13,* e0207239. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0207239

Davis-Stober, C. P., Doignon, J.-P., Fiorini, S., Glineur, F., & Regenwetter, M. (2018). Extended formulations for order polytopes through network flows. *Journal of Mathematical Psychology, 87*, 1-10. *Authors ordered alphabetically.

Smeulders, B., Davis-Stober, C. P., Regenwetter, M., & Spieksma, F. C. R. (2018). Testing probabilistic models of choice using column generation. *Computers & Operations Research, 95, *32-43.

Regenwetter, M., & Davis-Stober, C. P. (2018). The role of independence and stationarity in probabilistic models of binary choice. *Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, 31, *100-114.

Brown, N., Park, S., Steinley, D., & Davis-Stober, C. P. (2018). Modeling between-subject variability in decision strategies via statistical clustering: A p-median approach. *Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, 31, *250-264.

**2017**

Kellen, D., Mata, R., & Davis-Stober, C. P. (2017). Individual classification of strong risk attitudes: An application across lottery types and age groups. *Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 24, *1341-1349.

Davis-Stober, C. P., Brown, N., Park, S., & Regenwetter, M. (2017). Recasting a biologically motivated computational model within a Fechnerian and random utility framework. *Journal of Mathematical Psychology, 11,* 156-164.

Zhao, J. W., Bhatia, S., & Davis-Stober, C. P. (2017). Low dimensional representations in multi-cue judgment. *Proceedings of the 39th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society.*

**2016**

Marley, A. A. J., Davis-Stober, C. P., & Steingrimsson, R. (2016). Editors' forward for the special issue in honor of R. Duncan Luce. *Journal of Mathematical Psychology, 75, *1-2.

Davis-Stober, C. P., Park, S., Brown, N., & Regenwetter, M. (2016). Reported violations of rationality may be aggregation artifacts. *Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 113, *E4761-E4763.

Tierney, W., et al. (82 authors). (2016). Data from a pre-publication independent replication initiative examining ten moral judgement effects. *Scientific Data, 3*, article number: 160082.

Davis-Stober, C. P., Morey, R. D., Gretton, M., & Heathcote, A. (2016). Bayes factors for state-trace analysis. *Journal of Mathematical Psychology, 72,* 116-129.

Schweinsburg, M., et al. (81 authors). (2016). The pipeline project: Pre-publication independent replications of a single laboratory's research pipeline. *Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 66, *55-67.

Dana, J., & Davis-Stober, C. P. (2016). Rational foundations for fast and frugal heuristics: An improper linear models approach. *Minds and Machines, 26,* 61-86.

**2015**

Davis-Stober, C. P., Doignon, J.-P., & Suck, R. (2015). A note on the eigensystem of the covariance matrix of dichotomous Guttman items. *Frontiers in Psychology, 6, *1767.

Davis-Stober, C. P., Budescu, D. V., Dana, J., & Broomell, S. B. (2015). The composition of optimally wise crowds. *Decision Analysis, 12, *130-143.

Brown, N., Davis-Stober, C. P., & Regenwetter, M. (2015). From descriptive indices of intransitivity to quantitative assessments: A commentary on Kalenscher et al. (2010). *Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 9, *509.

Davis-Stober, C. P., Brown, N., & Cavagnaro, D. R. (2015). Individual differences in the algebraic structure of preference. *Journal of Mathematical Psychology, 66*, 70-82.

**2014**

Cavagnaro, D.R., & Davis-Stober, C. P. (2014). Transitive in our preferences, but transitive in different ways: An analysis of choice variability. *Decision, 1*, 102-122.

Davis-Stober, C. P., Budescu, D. V., Dana, J., & Broomell, S. B. (2014). When is a crowd wise? *Decision, 1*, 79-101.

Davis-Stober, C. P., & Dana, J. (2014). Comparing the accuracy of experimental estimates to guessing: A new perspective on replication and the "crisis of confidence" in psychology. *Behavior Research Methods, 46*, 1-14. code1, code2. **Awarded a Clifford T. Morgan Best Article Award from the Psychonomic Society**.

Regenwetter, M., Davis-Stober, C. P., Lim, S. H., Guo, Y., Popova, A., Zwilling, C., Cha, Y.-C., & Messner, W. (2014). QTEST: Quantitative Testing of theories of binary choice. *Decision, 1,* 2-34.

**2013**

Davis-Stober, C. P., & Brown, N. (2013). Evaluating decision maker "type" under p-additive utility representations. *Journal of Mathematical Psychology, 57,* 320-328.

**2012**

Davis-Stober, C. P. (2012). A lexicographic semiorder polytope and probabilistic representations of choice. *Journal of Mathematical Psychology, 56*, 86-94.

Regenwetter, M., & Davis-Stober, C. P. (2012). Choice variability versus structural inconsistency of preferences. *Psychological Review, 119*, 408-416.

**2011**

Davis-Stober, C. P., & Brown, N. (2011). A shift in strategy or "error"? Strategy classification over multiple stochastic specifications. *Judgment and Decision Making, 6*, 800-813.

Davis-Stober, C. P. (2011). A geometric analysis of when fixed weighting schemes will outperform ordinary least squares. *Psychometrika, 76*, 650-669.

Regenwetter, M., Dana, J., Davis-Stober, C. P., & Guo, Y. (2011). Parsimonious testing of transitive or intransitive preferences: Reply to Birnbaum (2011). *Psychological Review, 118*, 684-688.

Regenwetter, M., Dana, J., & Davis-Stober, C. P. (2011). Transitivity of preferences. *Psychological Review, 118*, 42-56. **Awarded the inaugural Exeter Prize for Research in Experimental Economics, Decision Theory and Behavioral Economics**.

Regenwetter, M., & Davis-Stober, C. P. (2011). Ternary paired comparisons induced by semi- or interval order preferences. In E. Dzhafarov, L. Perry (Eds.), *Descriptive and normative approaches to human behavior*. World Scientific.

**2010**

Davis-Stober, C. P. (2010). A bijection between a set of lexicographic semiorders and pairs of non-crossing Dyck paths. *Journal of Mathematical Psychology, 54*, 471-474.

Davis-Stober, C. P., Dana, J., & Budescu, D. V. (2010). Why recognition is rational: Optimality results on single-variable decision rules. *Judgment and Decision Making, 5*, 216-229.

Davis-Stober, C. P., Dana, J., & Budescu, D. V. (2010). A constrained linear estimator for multiple regression. *Psychometrika, 75*, 521-541.

Regenwetter, M., Dana, J., & Davis-Stober, C. P. (2010). Testing transitivity of preferences on two-alternative forced choice data. *Frontiers in Psychology, 1*, 148.

**2004-2009**

Davis-Stober, C. P. (2009). Multinomial models under linear inequality constraints: Applications to measurement theory. *Journal of Mathematical Psychology, 53*, 1-13. **Awarded the R. Duncan Luce Outstanding Paper Award from the Journal of Mathematical Psychology**.

Regenwetter, M., Grofman, B., Popova, A., Messner, W., Davis-Stober, C. P., & Cavagnaro, D. R. (2009). Behavioral social choice: A status report. *Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London B, 364*, 833-843.

Regenwetter, M., & Davis-Stober, C. P. (2008). There are many models of transitive preference: A tutorial review and current perspective. In T. Kugler, J. C. Smith, T. Connolly, and Y. J. Son (Eds.), *Decision modeling and behavior in uncertain and complex environments*. New York: Springer.

Davis-Stober, C. P. (2008). Review of the book: The mathematics of behavior. *Psychometrika, 73*, 341.

Davis-Stober, C. P., Broomell, S., & Lorenz, F. (2006). Review of the book: Exploratory data analysis with Matlab. *Psychometrika, 71*, 107-108.

Rueda, M. R., Posner, M. I., Rothbart, M. K., & Davis-Stober, C. P. (2004). Development of the time course for processing conflict: An event-related potentials study with 4 year olds and adults. *BioMed Central Neuroscience, 5*, 39.