Invited Talks

Date Name Title
04.11.2016 Tilmann Betsch
(Universität Erfurt, Germany)
Treasure Hunters and MouseKids - Lessons to be Learned from Child Decision Making
26.10.2016 Constantine Sedikides
(University of Southampton, UK)
The Hierometer Theory of Self-Esteem
Daniel Bernstein
(Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Canada)
Flu + n + c
Dora Matzke
(University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
Bayesian Hierarchical Methods in Psychology: Two Case-Studies in Cognitive Modeling
04.03.2016 Frank Krüger
(University of Mannheim &
George Mason University, USA)
Mortality salience attenuates the in-group bias of costly punishment: An fMRI investigation.
04.12.2015 Marcus Lindskog
(Uppsala University, Sweden)
The Influence of Number Magnitude on the Perception of Covariation
Rakefet Ackerman
(Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Israel)
Meta-Reasoning: The Challenge of Effective Reasoning Regulation
Hartmut Blank
(University of Portsmouth, UK)
Post-warnings and the misinformation effect
Wolfgang Gaissmaier
(Universität Konstanz, Germany)
Umgang mit Risiko als Bildungsherausforderung
Frank Krüger
(George Mason University, USA)
The bystander effect and its impact on altruistic punishment: A functional MRI and Multivariate Granger Causality Mapping Study
Maarten Speekenbrink
Restless bandits: Exploring and exploiting in a changing environment
Christian Frings
(Universität Trier, Germany)
Decision files: Merkmalsintegrationsprozesse auf konzeptueller Ebene
Dirk Kranz
(Universität Trier, Germany)
Oh hätt' ich nie, oh hätt' ich doch! Reue nach Entscheidungen
Gael Le Mens
(Pompeu Fabra, Spain)
Information sampling and the evaluative advantage of popular alternatives
Daniel Read
(University of Warwick, UK)
New trends in intertemporal discounting
Shaul Shalvi
(Ben Gurion University, Israel)
Ethical decision making: Justifications allow doing wrong and feeling moral
Joseph Johnson
(Miami University, USA)
New techniques for identifying the processes underlying decision behavior
Susanne Abele
(Miami University, USA)
Coordination – A social process
Agnes Scholz
(TU Chemnitz, Germany)
Tracking memory processes during similarity-based judgments
Michael Bar-Eli
(Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel)
Judgment and decision making in sport: the economics/psychology interface
Ara Norenzayan
(University of British Columbia,
The social cognitive foundations of religious belief
Thomas Schultze
(Universität Göttingen, Germany)
Ist advice discounting ein laborexperimentelles Artefakt?
Matthias Brandt
(Universität Duisburg-Essen,
Cognitive and emotive correlates of decision making under risky conditions
Rolf Reber
(Universität Bergen, Norway)
Psychologie trifft Kunstgeschichte: Ein psycho-historischer Ansatz zur Erforschung des Kunstwahrnehmung.
Kai Sassenberg
(IWM-KMRC Tübingen, Germany)
Wenn schon Macht dann bitte absolut und mit Vision! Der Einfluss von Selbstregulation auf Machtstreben und Führungsverhalten
Steven Sweldens
(INSEAD, France)
Inhibitory spillover in self-control
Adam Alter
(New York University, USA)
Shaken and therefore stirred:  The benefits of a metacognitive awakening
Ben Newell
(University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia)
SystemS of category learning: Fact or fantasy?
Ben Newell
(University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia)
Probability matching vs. maximizing: A tension between System 1 and System 2?
Ulf Böckenholt 
(Northwestern University, USA)
Making malleability predictable: Tree models of judgment and choice
Stefan Schulz-Hardt
(Universität Göttingen, Germany)
Ratgeber Zufall: von der Unfähigkeit, schlechte Ratschläge zu ignorieren
Kees van den Bos
(Utrecht University, The Netherlands)
On the benign yet flabbergasted individual: An appraisal model of normative behavior
Norbert Schwarz
(University of Michigan, USA)
Embodied metaphors -- of dirty hands, dirty mouths, and fishy smells
Daniel Oppenheimer
(Princeton University, USA)
The effects of fluency on educational achievement


Date Name Title
02.07.- 04.07.2014
Pascal Kieslich, Felix Henninger, Florence Ettlin, Marta Castela & Anke Söllner (Organizers)
7th JDM Workshop for Early-Career Researchers
at the University of Mannheim 
Jamin Halberstadt
(University of Otago, New Zealand)
Asking and Answering Interesting Questions: An Interactive Workshop with Professor Jamin Halberstadt
Maarten Speekenbrink
Types and states: Mixture and hidden Markov models for cognitive science
Joseph Johnson
(Miami University)
Decision Making Workshop for doctoral students / Project discussion
Eric Johnson
(Columbia Business School, USA)
and Elke Weber
(Columbia University, USA)
The future of decision research
Rolf Reber
(Universität Bergen, Norway)
The making of a research program: Processing fluency and evaluative judgments
Hal Arkes
(Ohio State University, USA)
Applications of judgment/ decision making research to medicine and law
Jon Krosnick
(Stanford University, USA)
Attitudes in the world of politics: Formation, change, and impact
Cleotilde Gonzalez
(Texas Tech University, USA)
Instance-based learning
Daniel Oppenheimer
(Princeton University, USA)
Naturalistic and archival experimental methods

Small Group Meetings

03.03. - 05.03.2017: Contextualized Decision Making
Organizers: Arndt Bröder, Thorsten Meiser & Pascal Kieslich
20.08. - 23.08.2015: Between the lines: Contextual communication and decision making
Organizers: Michaela Wänke & Florian Kutzner
26.03. - 27.03.2012: Macht, Moral und Normen
Organizers: Johannes Keller, Svenja Diefenbacher, Anne Landhäußer & Stefan Pfattheicher
08.09. - 11.09.2011: What is Adaptive Cognition and Behavior?
Organizers: Klaus Fiedler, Mandy Hütter, Susanne Beier & Florian Kutzner

Summer School

09.08. - 15.08.2015: International summer school "Theories and Methods in Judgment and Decision Making Research"
Organizers: Arndt Bröder, Edgar Erdfelder, Florence Ettlin, Florian Kutzner & Rüdiger Pohl



27.03.2017: Contextualized Decision Making: Mediators and Moderators.
Symposium organized at the 59th Conference of Experimental Psychologists, Dresden.


Title Name
Exploiting the wisdom of crowds sequentially:
A case for conservative judgment updating
Fabian Ache & Mandy Hütter
Feeling-based cognitive tuning of mental abstraction:
Empirical findings and theoretical considerations
Axel M. Burger & Herbert Bless
76% Fairtrade chocolate?
Feature vs. Dimension Framing in a persuasive context
Katharina Adam, Florian Kutzner & Michaela Wänke
The effect of neuroticism on use of the recognition heuristic is moderated by task relevance Martha Michalkiewicz, Edgar Erdfelder & Rüdiger Pohl
Learning trajectories of exemplar-based and rule-based judgments Arndt Bröder & Michael Gräf
The role of causal expectations in contingency learning and (biased) choice behavior Franziska Bott, Hanna Fleig & Thorsten Meiser
Felt jitter – A model for correlation judgments with continuous variables Florian Kutzner, Max Ihmels & Klaus Fiedler
Discussion Wolfgang Gaissmaier
21.03.2016: Contextualized Decision Making: Investigating Moderators and Mediators.
Symposium organized at the 58th Conference of Experimental Psychologists, Heidelberg.


Title Name
Consequences of feeling-dependent shifts in levels of mental abstraction Axel Burger, Sabine G. Scholl & Herbert Bless
Adaptive advice taking?
Seeking and using advice in different information ecologies
Fabian Ache & Mandy Hütter
The memory state heuristic:
A research program
Marta Castela, Edgar Erdfelder & Rüdiger Pohl
Assessing and explaining individual differences in use of the recognition heuristic Martha Michalkiewicz, Rüdiger Pohl & Edgar Erdfelder
Intuitive and deliberate decisions from memory Arndt Bröder, Michael Gräf & Pascal J. Kieslich
Density Biases & Pseudocontingencies:
How feature-dimension framing influences contingency learning processes
Max Ihmels, Florian Kutzner & Klaus Fiedler
Pseudocontingency effects on choice behavior:
Moderators in the learning environment and the learner
Hanna Fleig, Thorsten Meiser & Jan Rummel
Discussion Andreas Glöckner
04.04.2012: Contextualized Decision Making.
Symposium organized at the 54th Conference of Experimental Psychologists, Mannheim.


Title Name
When is recognition a valid cue?
Antecedents of adaptive strategy selection
Tobias Vogel, Stefan Herzog & Florian Kutzner
A matter of time:
Use of the recognition heuristic
Marta Castela, Benjamin E. Hilbig, Rüdiger Pohl & Edgar Erdfelder
The role of regulatory focus in use of the recognition heuristic Martha Michalkiewicz, Benjamin E. Hilbig, Edgar Erdfelder, Johannes Keller & Herbert Bless
Effects of pseudocontingency learning on decision behaviorc Hanna Fleig, Jan Rummel & Thorsten Meiser
Repetition and split effects
Christian Unkelbach & Michael Gräf
Fluency as a moderator of the sunk cost effect Sabine G. Scholl & Herbert Bless

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