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Thorsten Pachur

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Akademischer Steckbrief: 

Habilitation, 2012, Universität Basel
Dr. phil., 2006, Freie Universität Berlin
Dipl.-Psych., 2002, Freie Universität Berlin
MSc Health Psychology, 2002, University of Sussex

Forschungsinteressen: 

Decision Making Under Risk
We often have to make decisions between options whose consequences cannot be predicted with certainty—such as when choosing between stocks, mates, or medical treatments. What cognitive processes underly these decisions? What drives individual differences between decision makers in risk choice? And how does risky decision making change across the life span? A further issue is how affect and emotions affect our decisions, and what role they play relative to cognitive factors. Finally, I am interested in understanding how different modeling approaches to risky choice relate to each other.

Cognitive Search
How do we search for information before making a decision? How do we decide to stop information search? Which memory processes shaped search and what the brain mechanisms that are involved? How is search affected by the goals we have when we make a decision, such as when we want to buy vs. sell an object?

Using Our Social World to Make Decisions
In order to judge the world at large, we often use observations among the people who surround us, for instance, when judging health or other risks or the frequency of certain names. How do we search our social memories when making such decisions? How are our social memories structured, and what impact do social networks have on this internal structure?

Decision Making Strategies
What strategies do we use to make decisions (e.g., rule-based vs. exemplar-based strategies)? Why do simple strategies often work rather well—for instance, by exploiting systematic structures in the world? How do learning processes shape which strategies we select to make decisions? Which cognitive abilities are important for selecting an appropriate decision strategy and executing it—and how does strategy selection develop across the life span? Which strategies do experts use compared to novices?


Ausgewählte Literatur: 
  • Pachur, T., Mata, R., & Hertwig, R. (2017). Who dares, who errs? Disentangling cognitive and motivational roots of age differences in decisions under risk. Psychological Science, 28, 504-518.
  • Yechiam, E., Ashby, N. J. S., & Pachur, T. (2017). Who’s biased? A meta-analysis of buyer-seller differences in the pricing of lotteries. Psychological Bulletin, 143, 543–563.
  • Pachur, T., Suter, R. S., & Hertwig, R. (2017). How the twain can meet: Prospect theory and models of heuristics in risky choice. Cognitive Psychology, 93, 44-73.
  • Kellen, D., Pachur, T., & Hertwig, R. (2016). How (in)variant are subjective representations of described and experienced risk and rewards? Cognition, 157, 126-138.
  • Khader, P., Pachur, T., Weber, L., & Jost, K. (2016). Neural signatures of controlled and automatic retrieval processes in memory-based decision making. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 28, 69–83.
  • Fechner, H. B., Pachur, T., Schooler, L. J., Mehlhorn, K., Battal, C., Volz, K. G., & Borst, J. P. (2016). Strategies for memory-based decision making: Modeling behavioral and neural signatures within a cognitive architecture. Cognition, 157, 77-99.
  • Horn, S. S., Ruggeri, A., & Pachur, T. (2016). The development of adaptive decision making: Recognition-based inference in children and adolescents. Developmental Psychology, 52, 1470-1485.
  • Pachur, T., Hertwig, R., & Wolkewitz, R. (2014). The affect gap in risky choice: Affect-rich outcomes attenuate attention to probability information. Decision, 1, 64-78.
  • Pachur, T., & Olsson, H. (2012). Type of learning task impacts performance and strategy selection in decision making. Cognitive Psychology, 65, 207-240.
  • Pachur, T., & Scheibehenne, B. (2012). Constructing preference from experience: The endowment effect reflected in external information search. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory and Cognition, 38, 1108-1116.
  • Glöckner, A., & Pachur, T. (2012). Cognitive models of risky choice: Parameter stability and predictive accuracy of prospect theory. Cognition, 123, 21-32.
  • Gigerenzer, G., Hertwig, R., & Pachur, T. (Eds.) (2011). Heuristics: The foundations of adaptive behavior. NewYork: Oxford University Press.
  • Pachur, T. (2010). Recognition-based inference: When is less more in the real world? Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 17, 589-598.
  • Pachur, T., Mata, R., & Schooler, L. J. (2009). Cognitive aging and the use of recognition in decision making. Psychology and Aging, 24, 901-915.
  • Pachur, T., & Hertwig, R. (2006). On the psychology of the recognition heuristic: Retrieval primacy as a key determinant of its use. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 32, 983-1002.

Alle aufklappen Curriculum Vitae

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Akademische Titel
2002                          MSc (Health Psychology), University of Sussex, Brighton, UK (mit Auszeichnung)
2002 Diplom (Psychologie), Freie Universität Berlin (Note: 1.0)
2006 Dr. Phil., summa cum laude, Freie Universität Berlin, Dissertationstitel: “Ecological rationality: Do samples in memory reflect the world?”
2012 Habilitation (Universität Basel, Schweiz). Titel: “Modeling bounded rationality”.
Berufliche Tätigkeiten
2002-2005 Fellow, The International Max Planck Research School on the Life Course (LIFE)
2002-2005 Doktorand, Max-Planck-Institut für Bildungsforschung, Forschungsbereich Adaptives Verhalten und Kognition, Berlin
2005-2006 Postdoktorand, Max-Planck-Institut für Bildungsforschung, Forschungsbereich Adaptives Verhalten und Kognition, Berlin

2006-2012

                          

Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter, Cognitive and Decision Sciences, Institut für Psychologie, Universität Basel, Schweiz
Drittmittel
2008                          Biäsch-Stiftung zur Förderung angewandter Psychologie; Projekttitel: “Wie beurteilen wir die Auftretenshäufigkeiten von Gesundheitsrisiken?” (25,000 CHF)                                         
2009-2012 Schweizerischer Nationalfonds (SNF); Projekttitel: “How affect impacts risky choice: Phenomena, mechanisms, and practical implications” zusammen mit Ralph Hertwig (169,473 CHF)

2012-2014

Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG); Projekttitel: "Algebraic models and models of heuristics of risky choice: Irreconcilable foes or useful allies?” zusammen mit Ralph Hertwig (240,968 €)
2014- Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG); Projekttitel: “How efficient are choice heuristics under varying degrees of uncertainty?” zusammen mit Ralph Hertwig (184,700€)
Stipendien und Auszeichnungen
2001                      Auslands-Stipendium; Deutscher Akademischer Ausstauschdienst (DAAD) für England
2005 Postdoc-Stipendium; Max-Planck-Gesellschaft
Mitglied in Fachverbänden

Society for Judgment and Decision Making

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Psychologie

The Psychonomic Socity

 

Professional Service

 

Ad hoc Gutachtertätigkeit

Acta Psychologica; Adaptive Behavior; Advances in Cognitive Psychology; Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition; Behavioral Research Methods; British Journal of Developmental Psychology; Cognition; Cognitive Science; Cognitive Psychology; Decision; European Psychologist; Experimental Psychology; Global Business and Economic Review; Health Affairs; Health Psychology; In Mind; Judgment and Decision Making; Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition; Journal of Behavioral Decision Making; Journal of Cognitive Psychology; Journal of Experimental Psychology: General; Journal of Mathematical Psychology; Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition; Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences; Journal of Personality and Social Psychology; Learning and Individual Differences; Management Science; Memory and Cognition; Neuroscience of Decision Making; Open Sage; Psychological Research; Psychological Review; Psychological Science; Psychonomic Bulletin and Review; Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology; Risk Analysis; Strategic Management Journal; Thinking & Reasoning; Zeitschrift für Sportpsychologie

 

Weitere Gutachtertätigkeit
Deutsche Forschungsgesellschaft
National Science Foundation, USA
Psychology Press
Mitglied in Editorial Boards
2012- Journal of Behavioral Decision Making
2013-                       Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition (consulting editor)
2016- Decision

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Decision Making Under Risk
We often have to make decisions between options whose consequences cannot be predicted with certainty—such as when choosing between stocks, mates, or medical treatments. What cognitive processes underly these decisions? What drives individual differences between decision makers in risk choice? And how does risky decision making change across the life span? A further issue is how affect and emotions affect our decisions, and what role they play relative to cognitive factors. Finally, I am interested in understanding how different modeling approaches to risky choice relate to each other.

Key references:

  • Pachur, T., Mata, R., & Hertwig, R. (2017). Who dares, who errs? Disentangling cognitive and motivational roots of age differences in decisions under risk. Psychological Science, 28, 504-518.
  • Pachur, T., Suter, R. S., & Hertwig, R. (2017). How the twain can meet: Prospect theory and models of heuristics in risky choice. Cognitive Psychology, 93, 44-73.
  • Kellen, D., Pachur, T., & Hertwig, R. (2016). How (in)variant are subjective representations of described and experienced risk and rewards? Cognition, 157, 126-138.
  • Lejarraga, T., Pachur, T., Frey, R., & Hertwig, R. (2016). Decisions from experience: From monetary to medical gambles. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, 29, 67-77.
  • Suter, R. S., Pachur, T., & Hertwig, R. (2016). How affect shapes risky choice: Distorted probability weighting versus probability neglect. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, 29, 437-449.
  • Scheibehenne, B., & Pachur, T. (2015). Using Bayesian hierarchical parameter estimation to assess the generalizability of cognitive models of choice. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 22, 391-407.
  • Pachur, T., Hertwig, R., & Wolkewitz, R. (2014). The affect gap in risky choice: Affect-rich outcomes attenuate attention to probability information. Decision, 1, 64-78.
  • Pachur, T., Hertwig, R., Gigerenzer, G., & Brandstätter, E. (2013). Testing process predictions of models of risky choice: A quantitative model comparison approach. Frontiers in Psychology, 4:646.
  • Glöckner, A., & Pachur, T. (2012). Cognitive models of risky choice: Parameter stability and predictive accuracy of prospect theory. Cognition, 123, 21-32.

 

Cognitive Search
How do we search for information before making a decision? How do we decide to stop information search? Which memory processes shaped search and what the brain mechanisms that are involved? How is search affected by the goals we have when we make a decision, such as when we want to buy vs. sell an object?

Key references:

  • Khader, P. H., Pachur, T., Weber, L. A. E., & Jost, K. (2016). Neural signatures of controlled and automatic retrieval processes in memory-based decision making. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 28, 69-83.
  • Khader, P. H., Pachur, T., & Jost, K. (2013). Automatic activation of attribute knowledge in heuristic inference from memory. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 20, 372-377.
  • Hills, T. T., & Pachur, T. (2012). Dynamic search and working memory in social recall. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 38, 218-228.
  • Pachur, T., & Scheibehenne, B. (2012). Constructing preference from experience: The endowment effect reflected in external information search. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 38, 1108-1116
  • Khader, P. H., Pachur, T., Meier, S., Bien, S., Jost, K., & Rösler, F. (2011). Memory-based decision making with heuristics involves increased activation of decision-relevant memory representations. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 23, 3540-3554.

 

Using Our Social World to Make Decisions
In order to judge the world at large, we often use observations among the people who surround us, for instance, when judging health or other risks or the frequency of certain names. How do we search our social memories when making such decisions? How are our social memories structured, and what impact do social networks have on this internal structure?

Key references:

  • Pachur, T., Schooler, L. J., & Stevens, J. R. (2014). We'll meet again: Revealing distributional and temporal patterns of social contact. PLoS ONE, 9(1): e86081.
  • Pachur, T., Hertwig, R., & Rieskamp, J. (2013). Intuitive judgments of social statistics: How exhaustive does sampling need to be? Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 49, 1059-1077.
  • Pachur, T., Hertwig, R., & Steinmann, F. (2012). How do people judge risks: Availability heuristic, affect heuristic, or both? Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, 18, 314-330.
  • Hertwig, R., Pachur, T., & Kurzenhäuser, S. (2005). Judgments of risk frequencies: Tests of possible cognitive mechanisms. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 31, 621- 642.

 

Decision Making Strategies
What strategies do we use to make decisions (e.g., rule-based vs. exemplar-based strategies)? Why do simple strategies often work rather well—for instance, by exploiting systematic structures in the world? How do learning processes shape which strategies we select to make decisions? Which cognitive abilities are important for selecting an appropriate decision strategy and executing it—and how does strategy selection develop across the life span? Which strategies do experts use compared to novices?

Key references:

  • Fechner, H. B., Pachur, T., Schooler, L. J., Mehlhorn, K., Battal, C., Volz, K. G., & Borst, J. P. (2016). Strategies for memory-based decision making: Modeling behavioral and neural signatures within a cognitive architecture. Cognition, 157, 77-99.
  • Horn, S. S., Ruggeri, A., & Pachur, T. (2016). The development of adaptive decision making: Recognition-based inference in children and adolescents. Developmental Psychology, 52, 1470-1485.
  • Pachur, T., & Aebi Forrer, E. (2013). Selection of decision strategies after conscious and unconscious thought. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, 26, 477-488.
  • Pachur, T., & Bröder, A. (2013). Judgment: A cognitive processing perspective. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Cognitive Science, 4, 665-681.
  • Pachur, T., & Marinello, G. (2013). Expert intuitions: How to model the decision strategies of airport customs officers? Acta Psychologica, 144, 97-103.
  • Pachur, T., & Olsson, H. (2012). Type of learning task impacts performance and strategy selection in decision making. Cognitive Psychology, 65, 207-240.
  • Pachur, T., Todd, P. M., Gigerenzer, G., Schooler, L. J. & Goldstein, D. G. (2011). The recognition heuristic: A review of theory and tests. Frontiers in Cognitive Science, 2:147.
  • Pachur, T., Mata, R., & Schooler, L. J. (2009). Cognitive aging and the use of recognition in decision making. Psychology and Aging, 24, 901-915.
  • Pachur, T., & Biele, G. (2007). Forecasting from ignorance: The use and usefulness of recognition in lay predictions of sports events. Acta Psychologica, 125, 99-116.
  • Pachur, T., & Hertwig, R. (2006). On the psychology of the recognition heuristic: Retrieval primacy as a key determinant of its use. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 32, 983-1002.

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2018

Fechner, H. B., Schooler, L. J., & Pachur, T. (2018). Cognitive costs of decision-making strategies: A resource demand decomposition with a cognitive architecture. Cognition, 170, 102-122. doi:10.1016/j.cognition.2017.09.003
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2017

Dai, J., Pleskac, T. J., & Pachur, T. (2017). A dynamic tradeoff model of intertemporal choice. In G. Gunzelmann, A. Howes, T. Tenbrink, & E. Davelaar (Eds.), Proceedings of the 39th Annual Conference Cognitive Science Society (pp. 265-270). London, UK: Cognitive Science Society.
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Faggion, C. M., Jr., Pachur, T., & Giannakopoulos, N. N. (2017). Patients' values in clinical decision making. Journal of Evidence-Based Dental Practice, 17, 177-183. doi:10.1016/j.jebdp.2017.03.011
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Izadi, S., Pachur, T., Wheeler, C., McGuire, J., & Waters, E. A. (2017). Spontaneous mental associations with the words "side effect": Implications for informed and shared decision making. Patient Education and Counseling, 100, 1928-1933. doi:10.1016/j.pec.2017.05.029
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Leuker, C., Pleskac, T. J., Pachur, T., & Hertwig, R. (2017). How the mind exploits risk-reward structures in decisions under risk. In G. Gunzelmann, A. Howes, T. Tenbrink, & E. Davelaar (Eds.), Proceedings of the 39th Annual Conference Cognitive Science Society (pp. 2543-2548). London, UK: Cognitive Science Society.
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Pachur, T., Mata, R., & Hertwig, R. (2017). Who dares, who errs? Disentangling cognitive and motivational roots of age differences in decisions under risk. Psychological Science, 28, 504-518. doi:10.1177/0956797616687729
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Pachur, T., & Scheibehenne, B. (2017). Unpacking buyer-seller differences in valuation from experience: A cognitive modeling approach. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review. Advance online publication. doi:10.3758/s13423-017-1237-4
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Pachur, T., Suter, R. S., & Hertwig, R. (2017). How the twain can meet: Prospect theory and models of heuristics in risky choice. Cognitive Psychology, 93, 44-73. doi:10.1016/j.cogpsych.2017.01.001
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Rolison, J. J., & Pachur, T. (2017). How well do we know our inner daredevil? Probing the relationship between self-report and behavioral measures of risk taking. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, 30, 647-657. doi:10.1002/bdm.1979
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Schulze, C., Pachur, T., & Hertwig, R. (2017). How does instance-based inference about event frequencies develop? An analysis with a computational process model. In G. Gunzelmann, A. Howes, T. Tenbrink, & E. Davelaar (Eds.), Proceedings of the 39th Annual Conference Cognitive Science Society (pp. 1053-1058). London, UK: Cognitive Science Society.
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Steingroever, H., Pachur, T., Smíra, M., & Lee, M. D. (2017). Bayesian techniques for analyzing group differences in the Iowa Gambling Task: A case study of intuitive and deliberate decision makers. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review. Advance online publication. doi:10.3758/s13423-017-1331-7
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Waters, E. A., Pachur, T., & Colditz, G. A. (2017). Side effect perceptions and their impact on treatment decisions in women. Medical Decision Making, 37, 193-203. doi:10.1177/0272989X16650664
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Wichary, S., Pachur, T., Koscielniak, M., Rydzewska, K., & Sedek, G. (2017). Response: Commentary: Effects of age and initial risk perception on balloon analog risk task: The mediating role of processing speed and need for cognitive closure. Frontiers in Psychology, 8:541. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2017.00541
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Yechiam, E., Abofol, T., & Pachur, T. (2017). The seller's sense: Buying-selling perspective affects the sensitivity to expected value differences. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, 30, 197-208. doi:10.1002/bdm.1937
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Yechiam, E., Ashby, N. J. S., & Pachur, T. (2017). Who's biased? A meta-analysis of buyer-seller differences in the pricing of lotteries. Psychological Bulletin, 143, 543-563. doi:10.1037/bul0000095
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2016

Fechner, H. B., Pachur, T., Schooler, L. J., Mehlhorn, K., Battal, C., Volz, K. G., & Borst, J. P. (2016). Strategies for memory-based decision making: Modeling behavioral and neural signatures within a cognitive architecture. Cognition, 157, 77-99. doi:10.1016/j.cognition.2016.08.011
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Horn, S. S., Ruggeri, A., & Pachur, T. (2016). The development of adaptive decision making: Recognition-based inference in children and adolescents. Developmental Psychology, 52, 1470-1485. doi:10.1037/dev0000181
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Kellen, D., Pachur, T., & Hertwig, R. (2016). How (in)variant are subjective representations of described and experienced risk and rewards? Cognition, 157, 126-138. doi:10.1016/j.cognition.2016.08.020
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Khader, P. H., Pachur, T., Weber, L. A. E., & Jost, K. (2016). Neural signatures of controlled and automatic retrieval processes in memory-based decision making. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 28, 69-83. doi:10.1162/jocn_a_00882
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Lejarraga, T., Pachur, T., Frey, R., & Hertwig, R. (2016). Decisions from experience: From monetary to medical gambles. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, 29, 67-77. doi:10.1002/bdm.1877
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Suter, R. S., Pachur, T., & Hertwig, R. (2016). How affect shapes risky choice: Distorted probability weighting versus probability neglect. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, 29, 437-449. doi:10.1002/bdm.1888
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Wulff, D. U., & Pachur, T. (2016). Modeling valuations from experience: A comment on Ashby and Rakow (2014). Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 42, 158-166. doi:10.1037/xlm0000165
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2015

Hertwig, R., & Pachur, T. (2015). Heuristics, history of. In J. D. Wright (Ed.), International encyclopedia of the social & behavioral sciences (2nd ed., pp. 829-835). Oxford: Elsevier. doi:10.1016/B978-0-08-097086-8.03221-9
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Horn, S. S., Pachur, T., & Mata, R. (2015). How does aging affect recognition-based inference? A hierarchical Bayesian modeling approach. Acta Psychologica, 154, 77-85. doi:10.1016/j.actpsy.2014.11.001
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Markant, D., Pleskac, T. J., Diederich, A., Pachur, T., & Hertwig, R. (2015). Modeling choice and search in decisions from experience: A sequential sampling approach. In R. Dale, C. Jennings, P. Maglio, T. Matlock, D. Noelle, A. Warlaumont, & J. Yoshimi (Eds.), Proceedings of the 37th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society: Mind, technology, and society (pp. 1512-1517). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.
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Pachur, T., & Spaar, M. (2015). Domain-specific preferences for intuition and deliberation in decision making. Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition, 4, 303-311. doi:10.1016/j.jarmac.2015.07.006
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Scheibehenne, B., & Pachur, T. (2015). Using Bayesian hierarchical parameter estimation to assess the generalizability of cognitive models of choice. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 22, 391-407. doi:10.3758/s13423-014-0684-4
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Steingroever, H., Fridberg, D., Horstmann, A., Kjome, K., Kumari, V., Lane, S. D., Maia, T., McClelland, J., Pachur, T., Premkumar, P., Stout, J., Wetzels, R., Wood, S., Worthy, D. A., & Wagenmakers, E.-J. (2015). Data from 617 healthy participants performing the Iowa gambling task: A "many labs" collaboration. Journal of Open Psychology Data, 3(1):e5. doi:10.5334/jopd.ak
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Suter, R. S., Pachur, T., Hertwig, R., Endestad, T., & Biele, G. (2015). The neural basis of risky choice with affective outcomes. PLoS ONE, 10(4):e0122475. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0122475
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Wichary, S., Pachur, T., & Li, M. (2015). Risk-taking tendencies in prisoners and nonprisoners: Does gender matter? Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, 28, 504-514. doi:10.1002/bdm.1866
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2014

Canic, E., & Pachur, T. (2014). Serial-position effects in preference construction: A sensitivity analysis of the pairwise-competition model. Frontiers in Psychology, 5:902. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2014.00902
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Pachur, T., Hertwig, R., & Wolkewitz, R. (2014). The affect gap in risky choice: Affect-rich outcomes attenuate attention to probability information. Decision, 1, 64-78. doi:10.1037/dec0000006
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Pachur, T., Schooler, L. J., & Stevens, J. R. (2014). We'll meet again: Revealing distributional and temporal patterns of social contact. PLoS ONE, 9(1): e86081. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0086081
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2013

Jenny, M. A., Pachur, T., Williams, S. L., Becker, E., & Margraf, J. (2013). Simple rules for detecting depression. Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition, 2, 149-157. doi:10.1016/j.jarmac.2013.06.001
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Khader, P. H., Pachur, T., & Jost, K. (2013). Automatic activation of attribute knowledge in heuristic inference from memory. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 20, 372-377. doi:10.3758/s13423-012-0334-7
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Pachur, T., & Aebi Forrer, E. (2013). Selection of decision strategies after conscious and unconscious thought. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, 26, 477-488. doi:10.1002/bdm.1780
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Pachur, T., & Bröder, A. (2013). Judgment: A cognitive processing perspective. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Cognitive Science, 4, 665-681. doi:10.1002/wcs.1259
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Pachur, T., & Galesic, M. (2013). Strategy selection in risky choice: The impact of numeracy, affect, and cross-cultural differences. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, 26, 260-271. doi:10.1002/bdm.1757
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Pachur, T., Hertwig, R., Gigerenzer, G., & Brandstätter, E. (2013). Testing process predictions of models of risky choice: A quantitative model comparison approach. Frontiers in Psychology, 4:646. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00646
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Pachur, T., Hertwig, R., & Rieskamp, J. (2013). Intuitive judgments of social statistics: How exhaustive does sampling need to be? Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 49, 1059-1077. doi:10.1016/j.jesp.2013.07.004
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Pachur, T., Hertwig, R., & Rieskamp, J. (2013). The mind as an intuitive pollster: Frugal search in social spaces. In R. Hertwig, U. Hoffrage, & the ABC Research Group, Simple heuristics in a social world (pp. 261-291). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
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Pachur, T., & Kellen, D. (2013). Modeling gain-loss asymmetries in risky choice: The critical role of probability weighting. In M. Knauff, M. Pauen, N. Sebanz, & I. Wachsmuth (Eds.), Cooperative minds: Social interaction and group dynamics. Proceedings of the 35th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 3205-3210). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.
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Pachur, T., & Marinello, G. (2013). Expert intuitions: How to model the decision strategies of airport customs officers? Acta Psychologica, 144, 97-103. doi:10.1016/j.actpsy.2013.05.003
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Pachur, T., Schooler, L. J., & Stevens, J. R. (2013). When will we meet again? Regularities of social connectivity and their reflections in memory and decision making. In R. Hertwig, U. Hoffrage, & the ABC Research Group, Simple heuristics in a social world (pp. 199-224). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Scheibehenne, B., & Pachur, T. (2013). Hierarchical Bayesian modeling: Does it improve parameter stability? In M. Knauff, M. Pauen, N. Sebanz, & I. Wachsmuth (Eds.), Cooperative minds: Social interaction and group dynamics. Proceedings of the 35th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 1277-1282). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.
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Stevens, J. R., Pachur, T., & Schooler, L. J. (2013). Rational analysis of the adaptive and predictive nature of memory. Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition, 2, 251-253. doi:10.1016/j.jarmac.2013.10.006
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Suter, R. S., Pachur, T., & Hertwig, R. (2013). How does prospect theory reflect heuristics' probability sensitivity in risky choice? In M. Knauff, M. Pauen, N. Sebanz, & I. Wachsmuth (Eds.), Cooperative minds: Social interaction and group dynamics. Proceedings of the 35th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 1408-1413). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.
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2012

Glöckner, A., & Pachur, T. (2012). Cognitive models of risky choice: Parameter stability and predictive accuracy of prospect theory. Cognition, 123, 21-32. doi:10.1016/j.cognition.2011.12.002
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Hills, T. T., & Pachur, T. (2012). Dynamic search and working memory in social recall. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 38, 218-228. doi:10.1037/a0025161
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Mata, R., Pachur, T., Helversen, B. v., Hertwig, R., Rieskamp, J., & Schooler, L. J. (2012). Ecological rationality: A framework for understanding and aiding the aging decision maker. Frontiers in Neuroscience, 6:19. doi:10.3389/fnins.2012.00019
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Pachur, T. (2012). [Review of the book Social judgment and decision making by J. I. Krueger (Ed.)]. Journal of Economic Psychology, 33, 1266-1268. doi:10.1016/j.joep.2012.08.002
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Pachur, T., Hertwig, R., & Steinmann, F. (2012). How do people judge risks: Availability heuristic, affect heuristic, or both? Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, 18, 314-330. doi:10.1037/a0028279
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Pachur, T., & Olsson, H. (2012). Type of learning task impacts performance and strategy selection in decision making. Cognitive Psychology, 65, 207-240. doi:10.1016/j.cogpsych.2012.03.003
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Pachur, T., Raaijmakers, J. G. W., Davelaar, E. J., Daw, N. D., Dougherty, M. R., Hommel, B., Lee, M. D., Polyn, S. M., Ridderinkhof, K. R., Todd, P. M., & Wolfe, J. M. (2012). Unpacking cognitive search: Mechanisms and processes. In P. M. Todd, T. T. Hills, & T. W. Robinns (Eds.), Cognitive search: Evolution, algorithms, and the brain (Strüngmann Forum Reports No. 9) (pp. 237-253). Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Pachur, T., & Scheibehenne, B. (2012). Constructing preference from experience: The endowment effect reflected in external information search. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 38, 1108-1116. doi:10.1037/a0027637
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Pachur, T., Todd, P. M., Gigerenzer, G., Schooler, L. J., & Goldstein, D. G. (2012). When is the recognition heuristic an adaptive tool? In P. M. Todd, G. Gigerenzer, & the ABC Research Group, Ecological rationality: Intelligence in the world (pp. 113-143). New York: Oxford University Press.

2011

Bennis, W.M., & Pachur, T. (2011). Simple heuristics that help us win. In G. Gigerenzer, R. Hertwig, & T. Pachur (Eds.), Heuristics: The foundations of adaptive behavior. (p. 624-632). New York: Oxford University Press. pdf

Gigerenzer, G., Hertwig, R., & Pachur, T. (Eds.) (2011). Heuristics: The foundations of adaptive behavior. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Gigerenzer, G., Hertwig, H., & Pachur, T. (2011). Introduction. In Gigerenzer, G., Hertwig, R., & Pachur, T. (Eds.). (2011). Heuristics: The foundations of adaptive behavior (pp. xvii-xxiii). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Hills, T., & Pachur, T. (2011). Searching our cognitive social networks: How we remember who we know. InL. Carlson, C. Hoelscher, & T. F. Shipley (Eds.), Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 1310-1311). Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum. pdf

Khader, P. H., Pachur, T., Meier, S., Bien, S., Jost, K., & Rösler, F. (2011). Memory-based decision making with heuristics involves increased activation of decision-relevant memory representations. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 23, 3540-3554. pdf

Pachur, T. (2011). The limited value of precise tests of the recognition heuristic. Judgment and Decision Making, 6, 413-422. pdf

Pachur, T., Todd, P. M., Gigerenzer, G., Schooler, L. J. & Goldstein, D. G. (2011). The recognition heuristic: A review of theory and tests. Frontiers in Cognitive Science, 2: 147. pdf

2010

Pachur, T., Hanoch, Y., & Gummerum, M. (2010). Prospects behind bars: Analyzing decisions under risk in a prison population. Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 17, 630-636. pdf

Pachur, T. (2010). Recognition-based inference: When is less more in the real world? Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 17, 589-598. pdf

Pachur, T. (2010). Ohne Fleiß zum Preis. Gehirn und Geist, 7/8, 18-23. pdf

2009

Pachur, T., Mata, R., & Schooler, L. J. (2009). Cognitive aging and the use of recognition in decision making. Psychology and Aging, 24, 901-915. pdf

2008

Katsikopoulos, K., Pachur, T., Machery, E., & Wallin, A. (2008). From Meehl (1954) to fast and frugal heuristics (and back): New insights into how to bridge the clinical-actuarial divide. Theory and Psychology, 18, 443–464. pdf
Reprinted in: Stam, H. J. (Eds.). (2011). Theoretical psychology - Contemporary readings. London, UK: Sage.

Pachur, T., Bröder, A., & Marewski, J. N. (2008). The recognition heuristic in memory-based inference: Is recognition a non-compensatory cue? Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, 21, 183-210. pdf
Reprinted in Gigerenzer, G., Hertwig, R., & Pachur, T. (Eds.). (2011). Heuristics: The foundations of adaptive behavior (pp. 503-522). New York: Oxford University Press.

2007

Pachur, T., & Biele, G. (2007). Forecasting from ignorance: The use and usefulness of recognition in lay predictions of sports events. Acta Psychologica, 125, 99-116. pdf

2006

Bennis, W. M., & Pachur, T. (2006). Fast and frugal heuristics in sports. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 7, 611-629. pdf

Pachur, T., & Hertwig, R. (2006). On the psychology of the recognition heuristic: Retrieval primacy as a key determinant of its use. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition32, 983-1002. pdf
Reprinted in: Gigerenzer, G., Hertwig, R., & Pachur, T. (Eds.). (2011). Heuristics: The foundations of adaptive behavior (pp. 475-501). New York: Oxford University Press.

2005

Hertwig, R., Pachur, T., & Kurzenhäuser, S. (2005). Judgments of risk frequencies: Tests of possible cognitive mechanisms. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 31, 621- 642. pdf

Pachur, T., Rieskamp, J., & Hertwig, R. (2005). The social circle heuristic: Fast and frugal decisions based on small samples. In K. Forbus, D. Gentner, & T. Regier (Eds.), Proceedings of the 26th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 1077-1082). Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.

2004

Hanoch, Y., & Pachur, T. (2004). Nurses as information providers: Facilitating understanding and communication of statistical information. Nurse Education Today, 24, 236-243. pdf