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Peter Kvam Ph.D.


Peter Kvam, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Florida. His research focuses on understanding how people make decisions in terms of hidden processes like risk-taking, impulsiveness, aversions, and other cognitive and neural processes. He works on both human and artificial intelligence, figuring out how understanding human cognition can help us build more socially intelligent machines as well as how AI can help us make better decisions in the lab and in our everyday lives.

Since starting his career, he has held positions at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin, Germany, the University of Tasmania and University of Newcastle in Australia, Indiana University, The Ohio State University, Michigan State University, and now the University of Florida. His collaborators and research projects are nearly as eclectic, spanning cognitive science, psychology, neuroscience, computer science, statistics, economics, biology, and even physics.

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