Dr Amélie Gourdon-Kanhukamwe

About

A first generation HE graduate, I completed a Licence (BSc) and Master Recherche (MSc) in Cognitive Psychology at the University of Toulouse (France). I then completed a PhD funded by the School of Psychology at the University of Birmingham (UK), supervised by Dr. Sarah Beck (http://www.sarahruthbeck.net/), and was awarded my PhD in July 2013. While finishing my PhD, I lectured Psychology at the University of Birmingham, Coventry University and Kingston University. I was appointed at Kingston Business School in March 2013, and became a recognized fellow of the Higher Education Academy in 2014.

A member of the European Association for Decision-Making (http://eadm.eu/), my research interests are broadly within the psychology of judgement and decision-making, with my methodological expertise lying in experimental designs. In particular, I have been conducting research on how verbal statements of uncertainty (e.g., It is likely) are used by children and adults to make decisions since 2007. More recently started projects are focused on the factors that influence people's preference for different types of behaviour change interventions (e.g., nudges), as well as how autonomy-focused communication can support health behaviour (e.g., vaccination or behaviours to protect from Covid-19).

Also a member of the Society for improvement of Psychological Science (https://improvingpsych.org/), I have progressively changed my research practices for more reproducible science and promote Open Science within my organization. As such, I am an ambassador for the Center for Open Science, my lab is a member of the Psychological Science Accelerator (https://psysciacc.org/), contributing to large-scale studies, and I contribute to the SCORE project as an editor (https://www.cos.io/our-services/research/score/editorial-board/). 

I currently teach: Business Psychology (undergraduate level); Dissertation (undergraduate level); Quantitative research methods on Investigating a Business Issue (MSc HRM); Work Placement modules (undergraduate level). 

My office hours are variable, but you can see my availability on Calendly (https://calendly.com/amelie-gourdon-kanhukamwe), and book a meeting directly in my calendar; note that currently all meetings are held online using Microsoft Teams.

Academic responsibilities

Senior Lecturer in Behavioural Science - Programme Leader for BSc Business Management with Business Experience

Qualifications

  • PhD Experimental Psychology
  • Fellow HEA

Teaching and learning

Research

Areas of specialism

  • Judgement and Decision-Making
  • Nudging
  • Open Science

Research student supervision

Publications

Number of items: 26.

Article

Tierney, Warren, Hardy III, Jay H., Ebersole, Charles R., Leavitt, Keith, Viganola, Domenico, Clemente, Elena Giulia, Gordon, Michael, Dreber, Anna, Johannesson, Magnus, Pfeiffer, Thomas, Hiring Decisions Forecasting Collaboration, Abraham, Ajay T. [Author-contributor], ..., Gourdon-Kanhukamwe, Amélie [Author-contributor], ..., Overup, Camilla S. [Author-contributor] and Uhlmann, Eric Luis (2020) Creative destruction in science. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 161, pp. 291-309. ISSN (print) 0749-5978

Juanchich, Marie, Gourdon-Kanhukamwe, Amélie and Sirota, Miroslav (2017) "I am uncertain" vs "It is uncertain". How linguistic markers of the uncertainty source affect uncertainty communication. Judgment and Decision Making, 12(5), pp. 445-465. ISSN (online) 1930-2975

Juanchich, Marie, Teigen, Karl Halvor and Gourdon-Kanhukamwe, Amélie (2013) Top scores are possible, bottom scores are certain (and middle scores are not worth mentioning): A pragmatic view of verbal probabilities. Judgment and Decision Making, 8(3), pp. 345-364. ISSN (online) 1930-2975

Book Section

Gourdon, Amélie and Villejoubert, Gaelle (2009) A comparison of children and adults' judgements and decisions based on verbal uncertainty statements. In: Taatgen, N. , van Rijn, H. , Schomaker, L. and Nerbonne, J., (eds.) Proceedings of the 31st Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Austin, U.S.A. : Cognitive Science Society. pp. 1121-1126. ISBN 9780976831853

Conference or Workshop Item

Juanchich, Marie, Gourdon-Kanhukamwe, Amélie, Riege, Anine and Sirota, Miroslav (2019) Effect of the directionality of verbal probabilities in a shoot/don’t shoot task. In: '27th Subjective Probability, Utility and Decision Making (SPUDM) Conference; 18-22 Aug 2019, Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Unpublished)

Gourdon-Kanhukamwe, Amélie (2019) Boundary conditions of acceptability of nudges. In: 27th Subjective Probability, Utility and Decision Making (SPUDM) Conference; 18 - 22 Aug 2019, Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Unpublished)

Gourdon-Kanhukamwe, Amélie (2019) It’s time to break-up with SPSS! Moving to open stats software without pain. In: 10th Annual Faculty Conference: Contemporary Issues in Business and Social Sciences in a period of uncertainty; 03 - 04 Jun 2019, Kingston upon Thames, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Henderson, Emma, Vallee-Tourangeau, Frederic and Gourdon-Kanhukamwe, Amélie (2019) Open social science 101 : the case of registered reports. In: 10th Annual Faculty Research Conference: Contemporary Issues in Business and Social Sciences in a period of uncertainty; 03 - 04 Jun 2019, Kingston upon Thames, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Juanchich, Marie, Gourdon-Kanhukamwe, Amélie, Riege, Anine and Sirota, Miroslav (2019) Framing with words – do we learn from experience? In: Experimental Psychology Society London Meeting; 03 - 04 January 2019, London, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Riege, Anine, Henderson, Emma, Gourdon-Kanhukamwe, Amélie and Vallee-Tourangeau, Gaelle (2018) Impossible participants or impossible instructions? An eye-tracking investigation of an ego depletion paradigm. In: 9th Annual Faculty of Business Research Conference: Contemporary Issues in Business; 04 Jun 2018, Kingston upon Thames, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Gourdon-Kanhukamwe, Amélie (2018) Perception of nudges. In: 9th Annual Faculty of Business Research Conference: Contemporary Issues in Business; 04 Jun 2018, Kingston upon Thames, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Gourdon-Kanhukamwe, Amélie, Beck, Sarah R. and Vallee-Tourangeau, Gaelle (2017) Children’s interpretation of verbal probabilities: use of directionality and pragmatic cues. In: International Convention of Psychological Science (ICPS) 2017; 23-25 Mar 2017, Vienna, Austria. (Unpublished)

Gourdon-Kanhukamwe, Amélie, Juanchich, Marie and Sirota, Miroslav (2016) Effect of a stereotype threat intervention on statistics anxiety. In: Society for the Teaching of Psychology 15th Annual Conference on Teaching (ACT); 21-22 October 2016, Decatur, U.S.. (Unpublished)

Gourdon-Kanhukamwe, Amélie (2015) Directionality of probability phrases is not determined by their linguistic head. In: 25th Subjective Probability, Utility and Decision Making (SPUDM) Conference; 16-20 Aug 2015, Budapest, Hungary. (Unpublished)

Gourdon-Kanhukamwe, Amélie and Beck, Sarah (2013) Children’s interpretation of verbal probabilities: use of directionality and pragmatic cues. In: CogDev 2013. Joint Annual Conference of the British Psychological Society (BPS) Cognitive and Developmental Sections; 04-06 Sep 2013, Reading, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Gourdon, A. and Beck, S. R. (2011) When do we shoot the messenger? Judging responsibility of a speaker who gives uncertain statements. In: 23rd Subjective Probability, Utility, and Decision Making conference; 21 - 25 Aug 2011, Kingston-upon-Thames, UK. (Unpublished)

Juanchich, Marie, Teigen, Karl and Gourdon, Amélie (2011) Effect of internal and external uncertainties in judgments and decision making. In: Communication and Cognition 2011: Manipulation, Persuasion and Deception in Language; 26 - 28 Jan 2011, Neuchatel, Switzerland. (Unpublished)

Gourdon, A. and Beck, S. R. (2011) Overcoming the framing effect when making decisions based on verbal probabilities: Having more time is helpful but not enough. In: Communication and Cognition 2011: Manipulation, persuasion and deception in language; 26 - 28 Jan 2011, Neuchatel, Switzerland. (Unpublished)

Gourdon, Amélie and Beck, Sarah R. (2011) Should the messenger be shot if something wrong happens? Judging responsibility of a speaker giving uncertain statements. In: Experimental Psychology Society (EPS) Meeting; 13-15 Apr 2011, Oxford, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Juanchich, Marie, Teigen, Karl Halvor and Gourdon, Amélie (2010) Variants of verbal uncertainty. In: Society for Judgment and Decision Making (SJDM) 31st Annual Conference; 20-22 Nov 2010, Saint Louis, Missouri, U.S..

Gourdon, A. and Beck, S.R. (2010) Costs of thinking about verbal probabilities: is processing directionality easier than processing probabilistic meaning? In: 8th SEPEX Conference (1st Joint Conference of the EPS and SEPEX); 15-17 Apr 2010, Granada, Spain. (Unpublished)

Gourdon, A. and Beck, S.R. (2010) Overcoming the framing effect when making decisions based on verbal probabilities: having more time is necessary but not enough’. In: 18th Annual Meeting of the European Society for Philosophy and Psychology (ESPP); 25-28 Aug 2010, Bochum-Essen, Germany. (Unpublished)

Juanchich, Marie, Gourdon, Amélie and Teigen, Karl Halvor (2010) Uncertainties. Effects of the communication of personal and impersonal uncertain quantifiers. In: 18th Annual Meeting of the European Society for Philosophy and Psychology (ESPP); 25-28 Aug 2010, Bochum and Essen, Germany.

Gourdon, Amélie and Villejoubert, Gaelle (2009) A comparison of children and adults' judgements and decisions based on verbal uncertainty statements. In: 31st Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society; 29 Jul - 1 Aug 2009, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Gourdon, Amélie and Beck, Sarah R. (2009) Children's judgements and decisions under verbal uncertainty. In: 22nd Subjective Probability, Utility, and Decision Making Conference; 23-27 Aug 2009, Rovereto, Italy. (Unpublished)

Thesis

Gourdon, Amélie Nadine Aline (2013) Children's and adults' interpretation of communicated probabilities: studies on directionality and preciseness. (PhD thesis), University of Birmingham, .

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