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Timothy J. Pleskac

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Senior Researcher
+49 30 82406-451
pleskac [at] mpib-berlin [dot] mpg [dot] de
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Short CV: 

Education:

  •     Ph.D., Psychology, University of Maryland – College Park,  2004
  •     M.S., Psychology, University of Maryland – College Park, 2002
  •     B.S., Psychology cum laude, University of Iowa, 2000

Academic Positions:

  •     Senior Research Scientist (W2 with Tenure), Center for Adaptive Rationality, Max Planck Institute for Human Development
  •     Associate Professor (Tenure), Department of Psychology, Michigan State University, 2013-2014
  •     Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Michigan State University, 2007-2013
  •     Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Program in Cognitive Science, Indiana University, 2006-2007
  •     Research Scientist, Institute for Psychology, University of Basel, Switzerland, 2004-2006

Profiles

  •     Web of Science: Link
  •     Google Scholar: Link

 

Please see my personal website for more information about my research and teaching: https://www.timpleskac.com

Note: My complete CV can be found at the link on the left under Additional CV PDF(s).

 

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Research Interests: 
  • Judgment and decision making
  • Computational modeling of behavior and cognition

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Selected Literature: 
  • Kvam, P. D., & Pleskac, T. J. (2016). Strength and weight: The determinants of confidence. Cognition, 152, 170-180. doi: j.cognition.2016.04.008 Full text

  • Kvam, P. D., Pleskac, T. J., Yu, S., & Busemeyer, J. R. (2015). Interference effects of choice on confidence: Quantum characteristicsof evidence accumulation. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 112, 10645–10650. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1500688112 Full text

  • Pleskac, T. J. (2015). Learning models in decision making. In G. Keren & G. Wu (Eds.), The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Judgment and Decision Making (pp. 629-657). West Sussex, UK: John Wiley & Sons.

  • Yu, S., Pleskac, T. J., & Zeigenfuse, M. (2015). Dynamics of post-decisional processing of confidence judgments. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 144, 489-510. doi: 10.1037/xge00000062 Full text

  • Pleskac, T. J. & Hertwig, R. (2014). Ecologically rational choice in a structured environment. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 143(5), 2000-2019. Full text

  • Zeigenfuse, M., Pleskac, T. J., & Liu, T. (2014). Rapid decisions from experience. Cognition, 131, 181-194, doi: 10.1016/j.cognition.2013.12.012 Full text

  • Pleskac, T. J.  & Wershbale, A. (2014). Making assessments while taking sequential risks. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 143(1), 142-162. doi: 10.1037/a0031106 Full text

  • Pleskac, T. J. (2012). Comparability effects in probability judgments. Psychological Science. 23(8),  848-854  DOI: 10.1177/0956797612439423 Full text

  • Liu, T., & Pleskac, T. J. (2011). Neural correlates of evidence accumulation in a perceptual decision task. Journal of Neurophysiology,  106, 2383-2398 doi: 10.1152/jn.00413.2011 Full text

  • Pleskac, T.J., & Busemeyer, J. (2010). Two-Stage Dynamic Signal Detection: A theory of confidence, choice, and response time, Psychological Review, 117(3), 864-901 doi: 10.1037/a0019737 Full text

  • Hertwig, R. & Pleskac, T. J. (2010). Decisions from experience: Why small samples? Cognition, 115, 225-237. 10.1016/j.cognition.2009.12.009 Full text

  • Pleskac, T. J. (2008). Decision making and learning while taking sequential risks. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, & Cognition, 34, 167-185. doi: 10.1037/0278-7393.34.1.167 Full text

  • Pleskac, T. J. (2007). Theoretical and Review Article: A signal detection analysis of the recognition heuristic. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 14, 379 - 39. doi: 10.3758/BF03194081 Full text

  • Wallsten, T. S., Pleskac, T. J., & Lejuez, C. W., (2005). Modeling a sequential risk-taking task. Psychological Review, 112, 862 – 880. doi: 10.1037/0033-295X.112.4.862. Full text
     

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open all Curriculum Vitae

zuklappen Editorial Work

  • Associate Editor Journal of Experimental Psychology: General (2015 to present)
  • Associate Editor Psychological Science (2016 to present)

zuklappen Publications

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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Johnson, D. J., Hopwood, C. J., Cesario, J., & Pleskac, T. J. (2017). Advancing research on cognitive processes in social and personality psychology: A hierarchical drift diffusion model primer. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 8, 413-423. doi:10.1177/1948550617703174
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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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Kvam, P. D., & Pleskac, T. J. (2016). A quantum information architecture for cue-based heuristics. Decision. Advance online publication. doi:10.1037/dec0000070
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Kvam, P. D., & Pleskac, T. J. (2016). Strength and weight: The determinants of choice and confidence. Cognition, 152, 170-180. doi:10.1016/j.cognition.2016.04.008
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Uitvlugt, M. G., Pleskac, T. J., & Ravizza, S. M. (2016). The nature of working memory gating in Parkinson's disease: A multi-domain signal detection examination. Cognitive, Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience, 16, 289-301. doi:10.3758/s13415-015-0389-9
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Kvam, P. D., Pleskac, T. J., Yu, S., & Busemeyer, J. R. (2015). Interference effects of choice on confidence: Quantum characteristics of evidence accumulation. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 112, 10645-10650. doi:10.1073/pnas.1500688112
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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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Pleskac, T. J. (2015). Decision and choice: Luce's choice axiom. In J. D. Wright (Ed.), International encyclopedia of the social & behavioral sciences (Vol. 5, 2nd. ed., pp. 895-900). Oxford: Elsevier. doi:10.1016/B978-0-08-097086-8.43031-X

Pleskac, T. J. (2015). Learning models in decision making. In G. Keren & G. Wu (Eds.), The Wiley Blackwell handbook of judgment and decision making (Vol. 2, pp. 629-657). Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell.

Pleskac, T. J., Diederich, A., & Wallsten, T. S. (2015). Models of decision making under risk and uncertainty. In J. R. Busemeyer, Z. Wang, J. T. Townsend, & A. Eidels (Eds.), The Oxford handbook of computational and mathematical psychology (pp. 209-231). New York: Oxford University Press.

Yu, S., Pleskac, T. J., & Zeigenfuse, M. D. (2015). Dynamics of postdecisional processing of confidence judgments. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 144, 489-510. doi:10.1037/xge0000062
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Pleskac, T. J., & Hertwig, R. (2014). Ecologically rational choice and the structure of the environment. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 143, 2000-2019. doi:10.1037/xge0000013
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Hau, R., Pleskac, T. J., & Hertwig, R. (2010). Decisions from experience and statistical probabilities: Why they trigger different choices than a priori probabilities. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, 23, 48-68. doi:10.1002/bdm.665
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Hertwig, R., & Pleskac, T. J. (2010). Decisions from experience: Why small samples? Cognition, 115, 225-237. doi:10.1016/j.cognition.2009.12.009
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Hau, R., Pleskac, T. J., Kiefer, J., & Hertwig, R. (2008). The description-experience gap in risky choice: The role of sample size and experienced probabilities. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, 21, 493-518. doi:10.1002/bdm.598
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Hertwig, R., & Pleskac, T. J. (2008). The game of life: How small samples render choice simpler. In N. Chater & M. Oaksford (Eds.), The probabilistic mind: Prospects for Bayesian cognitive science (pp. 209-235). New York: Oxford University Press.
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