Tim Pleskac

Primary office:
Dole Human Development Center
Room 3072
University of Kansas
1000 Sunnyside Avenue
Lawrence, KS 66045
Second office:
Fraser Hall
Room 411


Tim Pleskac is a Professor in the Department of Psychology. Dr. Pleskac studies how people make decisions and how we can help people make better judgments and decisions. He investigates these questions with computational modeling and methods from the behavioral, cognitive, and neuro- sciences. Here at the Cofrin Logan Center for Addiction Research and Treatment, the questions that keep him up at night are how to identify specific decision making deficits among people with addiction and how can we use them to develop treatment procedures that help people overcome these deficits. Dr. Pleskac’s work in the decision sciences has been recognized and funded, the recipient of an NSF CAREER award, the Jane Beattie Scientific Recognition Award for innovative decision research (from the European Association of Decision Making), and the Hillel Einhorn Young Investigator Award in decision research (from the Society for Judgment and Decision Making). His research has been continuously funded since 2006 with grants and fellowships from NIH, NSF, and the College Board. Dr. Pleskac is an associate editor at Psychological Science and former associate editor at the Journal of Experimental Psychology: General. He also serves on the editorial board Decision and the Journal of Behavioral Decision Making.