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Award for PhD research on judgment and decision making

PhD candidate Gizem Yalcin won an award for her research activities in the field of marketing management, which she conducts at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM). It was announced at the conference of the Society for Judgment and Decision Making (SJDM) in Montréal, Canada in November 2019.



The Jane Beattie Memorial Scholarship is sponsored jointly by SJDM and the European Association for Decision Making (EADM). The award is granted to early-career faculty or advanced graduate students who work in this area, to motivate and support them in pursuing excellence in the field of judgment and decision making.

The Society for Judgment and Decision Making is an interdisciplinary academic organisation and every year, researchers from various fields, including psychology, organisational behaviour, decision science and marketing come together to present their ongoing work. The Beattie award is a memorial scholarship (in the memory of Jane Beattie) and it is granted to an early-career faculty or an advanced graduate student who work in judgment and decision-making area. It comes with a US$750 scholarship to subsidise the travel fees to the SJDM conference, which was held in Montréal, Canada this year.

Gizem also gave a talk at the conference. Her presentation was about one of her ongoing projects in the judgment and decision making area, a joint-research project with Dr Gabriele Paolacci on prosocial behaviour.

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Gizem Yalcin

Gizem Yalcin is a third-year doctoral candidate in marketing at RSM. Her specialisation is consumer behaviour, and she is very much interested in the concept of technology and how it affects the way consumers behave. As a side research interest, she also studies moral behaviour.

Yalcin completed her undergraduate studies (BSc) in management at Bilkent University in Turkey with a major in marketing and innovation and a minor in psychology. She graduated cum laude in 2017 from Erasmus University's research master (MPhil) programme with a specialisation in marketing. She has received several grants during her graduate studies, including one from the European Institute of Advanced Studies in Management (2016) and the ERIM Achievement Grant (2015). In 2017, she was also awarded the Professor G. W. J. Bruins Prize, which is intended for research students who excel in terms of their academic performance and research qualities.

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