Clintin P. Davis-Stober

Clintin P. Davis-Stober
Research Interests

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.

  • Ph.D. in Quantitative Psychology, University of Illinois- Urbana-Champaign
  • M.S. in Mathematics, University of Illinois- Urbana-Champaign
  • M.A. in Psychology, University of Illinois- Urbana-Champaign
  • B.S. In Psychology, University of Oregon
  • B.A. in Journalism, University of Iowa
  • Clifford T. Morgan Best Article Award, Psychonomic Society (2014)
  • Robert S. Daniels Outstanding Junior Faculty Teaching Award (2014)
  • Provost Outstanding Junior Faculty Research and Creative Activity Award (2013)
  • Faculty International Travel Award (2012)
  • Max Meyer Outstanding Junior Faculty Research Award (2012)
  • William K. Estes Early Career Award, Society for Mathematical Psychology (2012)
  • Exeter Prize for Best Paper in Experimental Economics,Decision Theory, and
  • Behavioral Economics, University of Exeter Business School (2012)
  • R. Duncan Luce Outstanding Paper Award, Journal of Mathematical Psychology (2011)
  • Distinguished Dissertation Award, APA Division 5 (2010)
  • Nancy Hirschberg Memorial Award for Scholarship and Research (2007)
  • Jeffrey Tanaka Memorial Award for Scholarship and Research (2007)
  • Pre-doctoral Traineeship, Istitutional National Research Service Award, National Institutes of Mental Health (NIMH) (2006-2008)

Brusco, M., Davis-Stober, C. P., & Steinley, D. (under review). Ising formulations of some graph-theoretic problems in psychological research: Models and methods.

McCarthy, D. M., McCarty, K. N., Hatz, L., Prestigiacomo, C. J., Park, S., & Davis-Stober, C. P. (under review). Applying Bayesian cognitive models to decisions to drive after drinking.

Regenwetter, M., Davis-Stober, C. P.,  Smeulders, B., Fields, B., & Wang, C. (under review). (Ir)rationality of animal choice? An illustrated guide to testing transitivity.

Kellen, D., Davis-Stober, C. P., Dunn, J. C., & Kalish, M. L. (in press). The problem of coordination and the pursuit of structural constraints in psychology. Perspectives on Psychological Science.

Motschman, C. A., Warner, O. M., Wycoff, A. M., Davis-Stober, C. P., & McCarthy, D. M. (in press). Context, acute tolerance, and subjective response affect alcohol-impaired driving decisions. Psychopharmacology.

Chen, M., Regenwetter, M., & Davis-Stober, C. P. (in press). Aggregate choice may tell nothing about anyone's individual preferences. Decision Analysis.

Kazmierczak, R. A., Dhagat-Mehta, B., Gulden, E., Lee, L., Ma, L., Davis-Stober, C. P., Barnett, A. A., & Chabu, Y. C. (in press). Evaluations of CRC2631 toxicity, tumor colonization, and genetic stability in the TRAMP prostate cancer model. Oncotarget.

Hatz, L., Park, S., McCarty, K. N., McCarthy, D. M., & Davis-Stober, C. P. (2020). Young adults make rational sexual decisions. Psychological Science, 31, 944-956.

Kellen, D., Steiner, M., Davis-Stober, C. P., & Pappas, N. (2020). Modeling choice paradoxes under risk: From prospect theories to sampling-based accounts. Cognitive Psychology, 118, 101258.

McCausland, W. J., Davis-Stober, C. P., Marley, A. A. J., Park, S., & Brown, N. (2020). Testing the random utility hypothesis directly. The Economic Journal, 130, 183-207.

Merkle, E. C., Saw, G., & Davis-Stober, C. P. (2020). Beating the average forecast: Regularization based on forecaster attributes. Journal of Mathematical Psychology, 98, 102419.

Davis-Stober, C. P., & Regenwetter, M. (2019). The 'paradox' of converging evidence. Psychological Review, 126, 865-879.

Brusco, M. J., Steinley, D., Hoffman, M., Davis-Stober, C. P., & Wasserman, S. W. (2019). On Ising models and algorithms for the construction of symptom networks in psychopathological research. Psychological Methods, 24, 735-753.

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.

Park, S., Davis-Stober, C. P., Synder, H., Messner, W., & Regenwetter, M. (2019). Cognitive aging and tests of rationality. The Spanish Journal of Psychology, 22, E57.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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 2012 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.

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.

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.