Project Wänke

The Research Group FOR 1410 was funded by the DFG from 2010 to 2017. All projects have been completed.

Pragmatic Influences on Judgments and Decisions

The shared assumption of the Research Unit “Contextualized Decision Making” is that information processing does not occur in a vacuum, but that the processes -- and thereby the outcome -- of judgments and decisions are influenced by internal (goals, affective, and non- affective states) and external (social, environmental) aspects. The present proposal focuses on how social and communicative aspects moderate the impact of information on judgments and decisions. The key assumption is that the perceived goal with which individuals believe information has been communicated influences the perceived meaning of the information. As such, the work falls within the realm of cluster 3 “Framing of the decision situation”.



Prof. Dr. Michaela Wänke

Dept. for Consumer Psychology

Tel: +49 (0) 621 181 1620

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Katharina Adam, M.Sc.

Dept. for Consumer Psychology

Tel: +49 (0) 621 181 3422

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Student Research Assistants:

Tilman Wörz

Research groupPublicationsLabActivitiesSummer School 2015Small Group Meeting 2017