Professor Yaniv Hanoch

Professor Yaniv Hanoch

Professor of Decision Science

School of Psychology (Faculty of Health and Human Sciences)


1999-2004: Ph.D. University of Haifa.

2001-2004: Max Planck Institute for Human development.

Center for Adaptive Behavior and Cognition.

Berlin, Germany.

2004-2006: UCLA/RAND Post-Doctoral Training Program in Public Health

Department of Health Services; UCLA School of Public Health.

Research interests

Older adults decision-making/risk-taking; medical decision making; risk-taking; risk communication; offenders/ex-offenders risk taking and decision making; Fraud; Health insurance (Medicare part D, Obamacare).

Grants & contracts

Rice, T. (PI) & Hanoch, Y. (CO-PI).  Manacled Competition:  Limiting Health Insurance Choices for the Elderly. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Investigator Award in Health Policy Research. $270,000

Key publications are highlighted

Barnes A, Karpman M, Long S, Hanoch Y & Rice T 2019 'More Intelligent Designs: Comparing the Effectiveness of Choice Architectures in US Health Insurance Marketplaces' Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes PEARL
Plessas A, Nasser M, Hanoch Y, O'Brien T, Bernardes Delgado M & Moles D 2019 'Impact of Time Pressure on Dentists' Diagnostic Performance' Journal of Dentistry , DOI PEARL
Rolison J, Hanoch Y & Freund A 2018 'Perception of risk for older adults: Differences in evaluations for self vs. others and across risk domains' Gerontology , DOI PEARL
Tyagi V, Hanoch Y, Choma B & Denham SL 2018 'The ‘Right’ Side of Creativity: Creative Personality and Social Risk-Taking Predict Political Party Affiliation' Creativity Research Journal 1-10 , DOI PEARL
Choma BL, Barnes AJ, Braun RT & Hanoch Y 2018 'Dissecting the politics of “Obamacare”: The role of distributive justice, deservingness, and affect' Journal of Applied Social Psychology 48, (11) 634-642 , DOI PEARL
Hanoch Y, Rolison J & Freund AM 2018 'Reaping the Benefits and Avoiding the Risks: Unrealistic Optimism in the Health Domain' Risk Anal Author Site , DOI PEARL
Ganzach Y, Hanoch Y & Choma B 2018 'Attitudes Toward Presidential Candidates in the 2012 and 2016 American Elections: Cognitive Ability and Support for Trump' Social Psychological and Personality Science , DOI PEARL
Wood S, Liu P-J, Hanoch Y, Xi PM & Klapatch L 2018 'Call to claim your prize: Perceived benefits and risk drive intention to comply in a mass marketing scam' Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied Author Site , DOI PEARL
López-Pérez B, Deeprose C & Hanoch Y 2018 'Correction: Prospective mental imagery as its link with anxiety and depression in prisoners' PLOS ONE 13, (4) e0195929-e0195929 , DOI PEARL
White CM, Gummerum M & Hanoch Y 2018 'Framing of Online Risk: Young Adults’ and Adolescents’ Representations of Risky Gambles' Decision , DOI PEARL
López-Pérez B, Deeprose C & Hanoch Y 2018 'Prospective mental imagery as its link with anxiety and depression in prisoners' PLoS ONE 13, (3) e0191551-e0191551 , DOI PEARL
Plessas A, Delgado MB, Nasser M, Hanoch Y & Moles DR 2018 'Impact of stress on dentists' clinical performance. A systematic review' COMMUNITY DENTAL HEALTH 35, (1) 9-15 Author Site , DOI PEARL
Braun RT, Hanoch Y & Barnes AJ 2017 'Tobacco use and health insurance literacy among vulnerable populations: implications for health reform' BMC Health Services Research 17, Author Site , DOI PEARL
Rolison JJ, Hanoch Y & Wood S 2017 'Saving for the future: Dynamic effects of time horizon' Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics 70, 47-54 , DOI PEARL
Barnes AJ & Hanoch Y 2017 'Knowledge and understanding of health insurance: challenges and remedies' Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 6, (1) , DOI PEARL
White CM, Cutello CA, Gummerum M & Hanoch Y 2017 'A Cross-Cultural Study of Risky Online Self-Presentation' Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking , DOI PEARL
Miron-Shatz T, Rapaport SR, Srebnik N, Hanoch Y, Rabinowitz J, Doniger GM, Levi L, Rolison JJ & Tsafrir A 2017 'Invasive Prenatal Diagnostic Testing Recommendations are Influenced by Maternal Age, Statistical Misconception and Perceived Liability' J Genet Couns Author Site , DOI PEARL
White CM, Gummerum M, Wood S & Hanoch Y 2017 'Internet Safety and the Silver Surfer: The Relationship Between Gist Reasoning and Adults' Risky Online Behavior' Journal of Behavioral Decision Making , DOI PEARL
Tyagi V, Hanoch Y, Hall SD, Runco M & Denham SL 2017 'The Risky Side of Creativity: Domain Specific Risk Taking in Creative Individuals' Frontiers in Psychology 8, , DOI PEARL
Rolison JJ, Wood S & Hanoch Y 2017 'Age and Adaptation: Stronger Decision Updating about Real World Risks in Older Age' Risk Analysis , DOI PEARL
Choma BL & Hanoch Y 2016 'Cognitive ability and authoritarianism: Understanding support for Trump and Clinton' Personality and Individual Differences 106, 287-291 , DOI PEARL
Hanoch Y, Rolison JJ & Freund AM 2016 'Does Medical Risk Perception and Risk Taking Change with Age?' Risk Analysis , DOI PEARL
Barnes AJ, Hanoch Y, Rice T & Long SK 2016 'Moving Beyond Blind Men and Elephants: Providing Total Estimated Annual Costs Improves Health Insurance Decision Making' Medical Care Research and Review , DOI PEARL
Barnes AJ, Hanoch Y, Miron-Shatz T & Ozanne EM 2016 'Tailoring risk communication to improve comprehension: Do patient preferences help or hurt?' Health Psychology 35, (9) 1007-1016 , DOI PEARL
Sivakumar H, Hanoch Y, Barnes AJ & Federman AD 2016 'Cognition, Health Literacy, and Actual and Perceived Medicare Knowledge Among Inner-City Medicare Beneficiaries' Journal of Health Communication 21, (sup2) 155-163 , DOI PEARL
Lopez-Perez B, Ambrona T & Hanoch Y 2016 'Influence of the type of patient in the emotional response of nurses and nursing students' NURSE EDUCATION IN PRACTICE 19, 7-11 Author Site , DOI PEARL
Choma BL, Hanoch Y & Currie S 2016 'Attitudes toward hydraulic fracturing: The opposing forces of political conservatism and basic knowledge about fracking' Global Environmental Change 38, 108-117 , DOI PEARL
Barnes AJ, Hanoch Y & Rice T 2016 'Can Plan Recommendations Improve the Coverage Decisions of Vulnerable Populations in Health Insurance Marketplaces?' PLOS ONE 11, (3) e0151095-e0151095 , DOI PEARL
Hanoch Y, Miron-Shatz T, Rolison JJ, Omer Z & Ozanne E 2015 'Shared decision making in patients at risk of cancer: the role of domain and numeracy' Health Expect 18, (6) 2799-2810 Author Site , DOI
López-Pérez B, Barnes A, Frosch DL & Hanoch Y 2015 'Predicting prostate cancer treatment choices: The role of numeracy, time discounting, and risk attitudes' Journal of Health Psychology 22, (6) 788-797 , DOI
Howe R, Miron-Shatz T, Hanoch Y, Omer ZB, O'Donoghue C & Ozanne EM 2015 'Personalized Medicine Through SNP Testing for Breast Cancer Risk: Clinical Implementation' J Genet Couns 24, (5) 744-751 Author Site , DOI
Wood SA, Liu P-J, Hanoch Y & Estevez-Cores S 2015 'Importance of Numeracy as a Risk Factor for Elder Financial Exploitation in a Community Sample' The Journals of Gerontology Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences 71, (6) 978-986 , DOI
López-Pérez B, Hanoch Y, Holt K & Gummerum M 2015 'Cognitive and Affective Empathy, Personal Belief in a Just World, and Bullying Among Offenders' Journal of Interpersonal Violence 32, (17) 2591-2604 , DOI
Miron-Shatz T, Hanoch Y, Katz BA, Doniger GM & Ozanne EM 2015 'Willingness to test for BRCA1/2 in high risk women: Influenced by risk perception and family experience, rather than by objective or subjective numeracy?' JUDGMENT AND DECISION MAKING 10, (4) 386-399 Author Site
Needham M, Gummerum M, Mandeville-Norden R, Rakestrow-Dickens J, Mewse A, Barnes A & Hanoch Y 2015 'Association between three different cognitive behavioral alcohol treatment programs and recidivism rates among male offenders: findings from the United Kingdom' Alcohol Clin Exp Res 39, (6) 1100-1107 Author Site , DOI
Kan K, Barnes AJ, Hanoch Y & Federman AD 2015 'Self-Efficacy in Insurance Decision Making Among Older Adults' AMERICAN JOURNAL OF MANAGED CARE 21, (4) E247-E254 Author Site
White CM, Gummerum M & Hanoch Y 2015 'Adolescents’ and Young Adults’ Online Risk Taking: The Role of Gist and Verbatim Representations' Risk Analysis 35, (8) 1407-1422 , DOI
Bodemer N, Hanoch Y & Katsikopoulos KV 2015 'Heuristics: foundations for a novel approach to medical decision making' Intern Emerg Med 10, (2) 195-203 Author Site , DOI
Barnes AJ, Hanoch Y & Rice T 2015 'Determinants of coverage decisions in health insurance marketplaces: consumers' decision-making abilities and the amount of information in their choice environment' Health Serv Res 50, (1) 58-80 Author Site , DOI
Huang YH, Wood S, Berger DE & Hanoch Y 2015 'Age differences in experiential and deliberative processes in unambiguous and ambiguous decision making' Psychology and Aging 30, (3) 675-687 , DOI
Lahat A, Gummerum M, Mackay L & Hanoch Y 2015 'Cognitive processing of moral and social judgements: a comparison of offenders, students, and control participants' Q J Exp Psychol (Hove) 68, (2) 350-362 Author Site , DOI
Rolison JJ & Hanoch Y 2015 'Knowledge and risk perceptions of the Ebola virus in the United States' Preventive Medicine Reports 2, 262-264 , DOI PEARL
Rolison JJ, Hanoch Y, Wood S & Liu P-J 2014 'Risk-taking differences across the adult life span: a question of age and domain' J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 69, (6) 870-880 Author Site , DOI
Gummerum M, Hanoch Y & Rolison JJ 2014 'Offenders’ Risk-Taking Attitude Inside and Outside the Prison Walls' Risk Analysis 34, (10) 1870-1881 , DOI
Hanoch Y, Miron-Shatz T, Rolison JJ & Ozanne E 2014 'Understanding ofBRCA1/2genetic tests results: the importance of objective and subjective numeracy' Psycho-Oncology 23, (10) 1142-1148 , DOI
Choma BL, Hanoch Y, Hodson G & Gummerum M 2014 'Risk Propensity Among Liberals and Conservatives: The Effect of Risk Perception, Expected Benefits, and Risk Domain' SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGICAL AND PERSONALITY SCIENCE 5, (6) 713-721 Author Site , DOI
Miron-Shatz T, Hanoch Y, Doniger GM, Omer ZB & Ozanne EM 2014 'Subjective but not objective numeracy influences willingness to pay for BRCA1/2 genetic testing' JUDGMENT AND DECISION MAKING 9, (2) 152-158 Author Site
Ruggeri A, Gummerum M & Hanoch Y 2014 'Braving difficult choices alone: children's and adolescents' medical decision making' PLoS One 9, (8) Author Site , DOI PEARL
Srebnik N, Miron-Shatz T, Rolison JJ, Hanoch Y & Tsafrir A 2013 'Physician recommendation for invasive prenatal testing: the case of the 'precious baby'' Hum Reprod 28, (11) 3007-3011 Author Site , DOI
Rolison JJ, Hanoch Y & Gummerum M 2013 'When opportunity matters: comparing the risk-taking attitudes of prisoners and recently released ex-prisoners' Risk Anal 33, (11) 2013-2022 Author Site , DOI
Hanoch Y & Finkelstein EA 2013 'Health psychology meets behavioral economics: introduction to special issue' Health Psychol 32, (9) 929-931 Author Site , DOI
Huang Y, Wood S, Berger D & Hanoch Y 2013 'Risky choice in younger versus older adults: Affective context matters' JUDGMENT AND DECISION MAKING 8, (2) 179-187 Author Site
Rolison JJ, Hanoch Y & Gummerum M 2013 'Characteristics of offenders: the HEXACO model of personality as a framework for studying offenders’ personality' The Journal of Forensic Psychiatry & Psychology 24, (1) 71-82 , DOI
Hanoch Y, Rolison J & Gummerum M 2013 'Good things come to those who wait: Time discounting differences between adult offenders and nonoffenders' PERSONALITY AND INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES 54, (1) 128-132 Author Site , DOI
Barnes AJ, Hanoch Y, Martynenko M, Wood S, Rice T & Federman AD 2013 'Physician Trainees’ Decision Making and Information Processing: Choice Size and Medicare Part D' PLoS ONE 8, (10) e77096-e77096 , DOI PEARL
Choma BL, Hanoch Y, Gummerum M & Hodson G 2013 'Relations between Risk Perceptions and Socio-Political Ideology are Domain- and Ideology- Dependent' Personality and Individual Differences (54) 29-34
Rolison JJ, Wood S, Hanoch Y & Liu P-J 2013 'Subjective numeracy scale as a tool for assessing statistical numeracy in older adult populations' Gerontology 59, (3) 283-288 Author Site , DOI
Barnes AJ, Hanoch Y, Wood S, Liu P-J & Rice T 2012 'One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish: effects of price frames, brand names, and choice set size on Medicare Part D insurance plan decisions' Med Care Res Rev 69, (4) 460-473 Author Site , DOI
Rolison JJ, Hanoch Y & Miron-Shatz T 2012 'What do men understand about lifetime risk following genetic testing? The effect of context and numeracy' Health Psychol 31, (4) 530-533 Author Site , DOI
Rolison JJ, Hanoch Y & Miron-Shatz T 2012 'Smokers: at risk for prostate cancer but unlikely to screen' Addict Behav 37, (6) 736-738 Author Site , DOI
Gummerum M & Hanoch Y 2012 'Altruism Behind Bars: Sharing, Justice, Perspective Taking and Empathy Among Inmates' SOCIAL JUSTICE RESEARCH 25, (1) 61-78 Author Site , DOI
Rolison JJ, Hanoch Y & Wood S 2012 'Risky decision making in younger and older adults: the role of learning' Psychol Aging 27, (1) 129-140 Author Site , DOI
Hanoch Y, Gummerum M & Rolison J 2012 'Second-to-fourth digit ratio and impulsivity: a comparison between offenders and nonoffenders' PLoS One 7, (10) Author Site , DOI PEARL
Hanoch Y, Wood S, Barnes A, Liu P-J & Rice T 2011 'Choosing the right medicare prescription drug plan: the effect of age, strategy selection, and choice set size' Health Psychol 30, (6) 719-727 Author Site , DOI
Hanoch Y & Gummerum M 2011 'A Comparison of the Risk-Taking Behaviors of Prisoners and Non-prisoners' JOURNAL OF BEHAVIORAL DECISION MAKING 24, (4) 431-442 Author Site , DOI
Wood S, Hanoch Y, Barnes A, Liu PJ, Cummings J, Bhattacharya C & Rice T 2011 'Numeracy and Medicare Part D: the importance of choice and literacy for numbers in optimizing decision making for Medicare's prescription drug program' Psychol Aging 26, (2) 295-307 Author Site , DOI
Hanoch Y & Rice T 2011 'The economics of choice: lessons from the U.S. health-care market' Health Expect 14, (1) 105-112 Author Site , DOI
Himmelstein M, Miron-Shatz T, Hanoch Y & Gummerum M 2011 'Over-the-counter cough and cold medicines for children: A comparison of UK and US parents' parental usage, perception and trust in governmental health organisation' HEALTH RISK & SOCIETY 13, (5) 451-468 Author Site , DOI
Hanoch Y, Gummerum M, Miron-Shatz T & Himmelstein M 2010 'Parents' decision following the Food and Drug Administration recommendation: the case of over-the-counter cough and cold medication' Child Care Health Dev 36, (6) 795-804 Author Site , DOI
Pachur T, Hanoch Y & Gummerum M 2010 'Prospects behind bars: analyzing decisions under risk in a prison population' Psychon Bull Rev 17, (5) 630-636 Author Site , DOI
Miron-Shatz T, Barron G, Hanoch Y, Gummerum M & Doniger GM 2010 'To give or not to give: Parental experience and adherence to the Food and Drug Administration warning about over-the-counter cough and cold medicine usage' JUDGMENT AND DECISION MAKING 5, (6) 428-436 Author Site
Rice T, Hanoch Y & Cummings J 2010 'What factors influence seniors’ desire for choice among health insurance options? Survey results on the Medicare prescription drug benefit' Health Economics, Policy and Law 5, (4) 437-457 , DOI
Frosch DL, Saxbe D, Tomiyama AJ, Glenn BA, Low CA, Hanoch Y, Motivala SJ & Meeker D 2010 'Assessing the scholarly impact of health psychology: a citation analysis of articles published from 1993 to 2003' Health Psychol 29, (5) 555-562 Author Site , DOI
Hanoch Y, Miron-Shatz T, Cole H, Himmelstein M & Federman AD 2010 'Choice, numeracy, and physicians-in-training performance: the case of Medicare Part D' Health Psychol 29, (4) 454-459 Author Site , DOI
Hanoch Y, Miron-Shatz T & Himmelstein M 2010 'Genetic testing and risk interpretation: How do women understand lifetime risk results?' JUDGMENT AND DECISION MAKING 5, (2) 116-123 Author Site
Gummerum M, Hanoch Y, Keller M, Parsons K & Hummel A 2010 'Preschoolers' allocations in the dictator game: The role of moral emotions' JOURNAL OF ECONOMIC PSYCHOLOGY 31, (1) 25-34 Author Site , DOI
Hanoch Y, Rice T, Cummings J & Wood S 2009 'How much choice is too much? The case of the Medicare prescription drug benefit' Health Serv Res 44, (4) 1157-1168 Author Site , DOI
Miron-Shatz T, Hanoch Y, Graef D & Sagi M 2009 'Presentation format affects comprehension and risk assessment: the case of prenatal screening' J Health Commun 14, (5) 439-450 Author Site , DOI
Tanius BE, Wood S, Hanoch Y & Rice T 2009 'Aging and choice: Applications to Medicare Part D' JUDGMENT AND DECISION MAKING 4, (1) 92-101 Author Site
Cummings JR, Rice T & Hanoch Y 2009 'Who thinks that part d is too complicated? Survey results on the medicare prescription drug benefit' Med Care Res Rev 66, (1) 97-115 Author Site , DOI
Rice T & Hanoch Y 2008 'Can consumers have too much choice?' Expert Rev Pharmacoecon Outcomes Res 8, (4) 325-327 Author Site , DOI
Gummerum M, Hanoch Y & Keller M 2008 'When child development meets economic game theory: An interdisciplinary approach to investigating social development' HUMAN DEVELOPMENT 51, (4) 235-261 Author Site , DOI
Hanoch Y, Katsikopoulos KV, Gummerum M & Brass EP 2007 'American and German students' knowledge, perceptions, and behaviors with respect to over-the-counter pain relievers' Health Psychol 26, (6) 802-806 Author Site , DOI
Hanoch Y, Wood S & Rice T 2007 'Bounded rationality, emotions and older adult decision making: Not so fast and yet so frugal' HUMAN DEVELOPMENT 50, (6) 333-358 Author Site , DOI
Hanoch Y, Gummerum M & Katsikopoulos KV 2007 'Rapid Response: Risk perception and consumption of over-the-counter drugs' British Medical Journal 334, 917-918
Hanoch 2006 'Domain-Specificity in Experimental Measures and Participant Recruitment: An Application to Risk-Taking Behaviour' Psychological Science 17 (4), 300-304 , DOI
Hanoch Y & Rice T 2006 'Can limiting choice increase social welfare? The elderly and health insurance' Milbank Q 84, (1) 37-73 Author Site , DOI
Hanoch Y 2005 'One theory to fit them all: The search hypothesis of emotion revisited' BRITISH JOURNAL FOR THE PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE 56, (1) 135-145 Author Site , DOI
Muramatsu R & Hanoch Y 2005 'Emotions as a mechanism for boundedly rational agents: The fast and frugal way' JOURNAL OF ECONOMIC PSYCHOLOGY 26, (2) 201-221 Author Site , DOI
Hanoch Y 2005 'One theory to fit them all: The search hypothesis of emotion revisited' British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 56, (1) 135-145
Katsikopoulos KV & Hanoch Y 2005 'Preference, belief, and similarity: Selected writings of Amos Tversky' EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY 17, (1) 155-158 Author Site
Hanoch Y 2004 'Improving doctor-patient understanding of probability in communicating cancer-screening test findings' J Health Commun 9, (4) 327-335 Author Site , DOI
Hanoch Y & Pachur T 2004 'Nurses as information providers: facilitating understanding and communication of statistical information' Nurse Educ Today 24, (3) 236-243 Author Site , DOI
Hanoch Y & Vitouch O 2004 'When less is more - Information, emotional arousal and the ecological reframing of the Yerkes-Dodson law' THEORY & PSYCHOLOGY 14, (4) 427-452 Author Site , DOI
Hanoch Y & Wallin A 2003 'Educating intuition' APPLIED COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY 17, (1) 122-124 Author Site , DOI
Hanoch Y 2002 ''Neither an angel nor an ant': Emotion as an aid to bounded rationality' Journal of Economic Psychology 23, (1) 1-25
Hanoch Y 2002 'The effects of emotions on bounded rationality: a comment on Kaufman' JOURNAL OF ECONOMIC BEHAVIOR & ORGANIZATION 49, (1) 131-135 Author Site , DOI
Hanoch Y 2002 'The values of economics: An Aristotelian perspective' JOURNAL OF ECONOMIC PSYCHOLOGY 23, (6) 789-792 Author Site , DOI
Hanoch Y 2007 'Terminally ill patients and volunteer support: is it the right intervention?' Health Psychol 26, (5) 537-538 Author Site , DOI
Hanoch Y 2002 'Natural frequencies and the representation of risk' Int J Qual Health Care 14, (4) Author Site , DOI
2017 Behavioral Economics and Healthy Behaviors. Routledge , DOI
Liu P-J, Wood S & Hanoch Y 2015 'Choice and Aging' Aging and Decision Making Elsevier 309-327 , DOI
Conference Papers
Sivakumar H, Hanoch Y, Barnes A & Federman A 2016 'Cognition, Health Literacy And Perceived Medicare Knowledge Among Low-Income Beneficiaries' S252-S252
Howe R, Omer Z, Hanoch Y, Miron-Shatz T, Thorsen C & Ozanne EM 2012 'Abstract P4-11-03: Single nucleotide polymorphism testing for breast cancer risk assessment: patient trust and willingness to pay' Abstracts: Thirty-Fifth Annual CTRC‐AACR San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium‐‐ Dec 4‐8, 2012; San Antonio, TX American Association for Cancer Research , DOI