Loyola University Chicago

Department of Psychology

James R. Larson, Jr.


Title: Professor Emeritus
Phone: 773.508.3001

Background Information
Ph.D., M.S., Social Psychology, University of Washington
B.A. Psychology, Seattle University
The research that my students and I conduct focuses on the problem-solving and decision-making performance of small groups.  Broadly stated, this work examines the interpersonal and social interaction processes by which small groups of people transform a diverse array of facts, opinions, and preferences into consensual, group-level judgments and decisions.  This research seeks to better understand how groups handle the information that is available to them, and how their information-handling capabilities affect the decisions they make. For a full description of my research, please see my personal website.