• Transformative/big life decisions across the lifespan (especially career decisions)
  • Search and choice strategies under lack of experience-based knowledge
  • Social-learning strategies
  • Simple heuristics in conditions of unmeasurable uncertainty
  • Uncertainty about the self
  • Adaptive and maladaptive beliefs
  • Explanation in the cognitive sciences
  • Natural language processing


  • 2018-2020: Research Fellow, the Career Decision-Making Lab, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • 2015-2019: Research Assistant, Causation and Computation in Neuroscience, German-Israeli Foundation (GIF) research project
  • 2013-2018: Research Assistant, the Career Decision-Making Lab, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem

  • 2015-2018: MA, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, History, Philosophy, and Sociology of Science, with distinction
  • 2012-2015: BA, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Psychology and Philosophy, with distinction


Leuker, C., Eggeling, L. M., Fleischhut, N., Gubernath, J., Gumenik, K., Hechtlinger, S., Kozyreva, A., Samaan, L., & Hertwig, R. (2022). Misinformation in Germany during the COVID-19 pandemic: A cross-sectional survey on citizens’ perceptions and individual differences in the belief in false information. European Journal of Health Communication, 3(2), 13-39.

Hechtlinger , S., & Gati, I. (2021). Gender differences in dysfunctional career decision-making beliefs and work orientations. Studies in Regulations, 3: Special issue on Employment and Gender, 35-47. (In Hebrew)

Leuker, C., Hertwig, R., Gumenik, K., Eggeling, L. M., Hechtlinger, S., Kozyreva, A., Samaan, L., & Fleischhut, N. (2020). Wie informiert sich die Bevölkerung in Deutschland rund um das Coronavirus? Umfrage zu vorherrschenden Themen und Gründen, dem Umgang mit Fehlinformationen, sowie der Risikowahrnehmung und dem Wissen der Bevölkerung rund um das Coronavirus. Max-Planck-Institut für Bildungsforschung. 

Hechtlinger, S., & Gati, I. (2019). Reducing dysfunctional career decision-making beliefs: Gender differences in the effectiveness of a group intervention. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 66(4), 449–460.

Hechtlinger, S., Levin, N., & Gati, I. (2019). Dysfunctional career decision-making beliefs: A multidimensional model and measure. Journal of Career Assessment, 27(2), 209–229.

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