Dr. Richard John


Richard S. John is currently Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Southern California and Associate Director for Strategic Planning and Transition at the Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events (CREATE). His research focuses on normative and descriptive models of human judgment and decision making and methodological issues in the application of decision analysis and probabilistic risk analysis (PRA). Richard has consulted on a number of large projects involving expert elicitation, including analysis of nuclear power plant risks (NUREG 1150) and analysis of cost and schedule risk for tritium supply alternatives. Richard’s current research focuses on adversary risk analysis and the psychology of deterrence. Recent work includes study of adversary values and motivations using Value Focused Thinking (VFT) and Multi-Attribute Utility (MAU) Analysis to identify conflicting adversary objectives. Richard received his PhD. in quantitative psychology from the University of Southern California in 1984, M.S. in applied mathematics from the University of Southern California in 1983, and B.S. in applied mathematics (summa cum laude) from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1976.

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