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Behavioral decision research has traditionally examined how experimental manipulations evoke general cognitive processes; however, it is both feasible and valuable to study individual differences and their relationships to real-world antecedents, concomitants, and consequences.
Jan 12, 2018
Andrew Parker, Wandi Bruine de Bruin, Baruch Fischhoff, Joshua A. Weller
Improvements in disease management enabled by antipsychotic plasma level information could improve outcomes for patients with complicated treatment courses and thus improve the value of schizophrenia care.
Cigarette smoking during adolescence appears to be more strongly associated withimpaired functioning across multiple domains for racial/ethnic minority youth in late adolescence compared with their white peers.
Jan 11, 2018
Michael Stephen Dunbar, Joan Tucker, Brett Ewing, Layla Parast, Eric R. Pedersen, Anthony Rodriguez, Elizabeth J. D'Amico
In this report, we evaluate the three business models that the Army relies on for its on-post rail operations and determine whether greater reliance on commercial rail assets could meet Army rail needs at a lower cost.
Jan 8, 2018
Ellen M. Pint, Beth E. Lachman, Jeremy M. Eckhause, Steven Deane-Shinbrot
Based on research initiated in the 1970s, this paper questions whether a no-ransom policy can be shown to be an effective deterrent. It reviews recent research, some of which supports the earlier findings, but one study reaches a contrary conclusion.
This manual explains how to use the Defensive Space Analysis Tool (DSPAT), which was developed to compare alternative approaches to space control in terms of their mission effectiveness, feasibility, escalation risk, and political cost.
Jan 5, 2018
Christopher Lynch, Forrest E. Morgan, James Syme, Michael Nixon
The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 called for a study of "the prevalence and impact of bid protests on DoD acquisitions," including the systematic collection and analysis of information on their characteristics and outcomes.
Jan 4, 2018
Mark V. Arena, Brian Persons, Irv Blickstein, Mary E. Chenoweth, Gordon T. Lee, David Luckey, Abby Schendt
This paper uses conditional variation in the initial broadcast dates of NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards (NWR) transmitters to produce cross-sectional and fixed effects estimates of the causal impact of expanding the NWR transmitter network.
This report determines the preliminary impact of CalMHSA's prevention and early intervention activities on the knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors of California community college faculty and staff regarding supporting students' mental health needs.
Jan 3, 2018
Lisa Sontag-Padilla, Michael Stephen Dunbar, Rachana Seelam, Courtney Ann Kase, Claude Messan Setodji, Bradley D. Stein
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) asked the RAND Corporation to develop an approach for estimating the economic benefit of NIOSH research, using three case studies. A new report details findings and recommendations.
Jan 2, 2018
Benjamin M. Miller, David Metz, Troy D. Smith, Jesse Lastunen, Eric Landree, Christopher Nelson
From the research reviewed and the existing data summarized, this report develops a theory of change for how labor market outcomes for females might be influenced by improvements to public transportation.
Dec 28, 2017
Firman Witoelar, Alexander D. Rothenberg, T. Yudo Wicaksono, Tadeja Gracner, Bondan Sikoki
This research brief summarizes the findings of a report on Los Angeles County's Housing for Health program and its effects on county costs and on the physical and mental health of people experiencing homelessness.
Dec 27, 2017
Sarah B. Hunter, Melody Harvey, Brian Briscombe, Matthew Cefalu