Main Focus

  • Transformative decisions; big life decisions (especially career decisions)
  • Search and choice strategies under lack of experience-based knowledge
  • Decision making under unmeasurable uncertainty
  • Uncertainty about the self
  • Explanation in the cognitive sciences

Curriculum Vitae

  • 2013-2019: Research Assistant, 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
  • 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


Selected Publications

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. https://doi.org/10.17617/2.3247925 


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. https://doi.org/10.1037/cou0000330


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. https://doi.org/10.1177/1069072717748677

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