Nussberger, Anne-Marie

Postdoctoral Fellow

Main Focus

How uncertainty shapes human-machine interactions
Psychology and ethics of (non-)interpretable machines
Machine behaviour


Selected Publications

(please refer to Anne-Marie's Google Scholar Profile for a complete and up-to-date list)

Kappes, A.*, Nussberger, A.-M.*, Faber, N. S., Kahane, G., Savulescu, J., & Crockett, M. J. (2018). Uncertainty about the impact of social decisions increases prosocial behaviour. Nature Human Behaviour, 2, 573–580. Fulltext. WEF blogpost discussing the paper in view of the psychology of pandemics (2018).
* equal contribution

Kappes, A., Nussberger, A.-M., Siegel, J. Z., Rutledge, R. B., & Crockett, M. J. (2019). Social uncertainty is heterogeneous and sometimes valuable. Nature Human Behaviour, 3, 764. Fulltext.

Grimwade, O., Savulescu, J., Giubilini, A., Oakley, J., Osowicki, J., Pollard, A., & Nussberger, A.-M. (2020). Payment in challenge Studies: Ethics, attitudes and a new payment for risk model. Journal of Medical Ethics, 46, 815-826. Fulltext. 

Gross, J., Faber, N. S., Andreas Kappes, Nussberger, A.-M., Cowen, P., Browning, M., Kahane, G., Savulescu, J., Crockett, M. J., & De Dreu, C. (in press). When helping is risky: Behavioral and neurobiological mechanisms of prosocial decisions entailing risk. Psychological Science. Preprint.


Curriculum Vitae

Postdoctoral fellow | June 2021 – present
Center for Humans and Machines, Max-Planck-Institute for Human Development, Berlin
Project: Ethics and Governance of Artificial Intelligence

Doctoral candidate | October 2016 – present
Department for Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford
Thesis: Social Decision-Making under Uncertainty
Supervisors: Prof Molly Crockett, Dr Nadira Faber, Prof Geoff Bird

MSc in Psychological Research | 2015-2016
Department for Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford
Thesis: Opposing Effects of Outcome and Impact Uncertainty on Prosocial Behaviour
Supervisors: Prof Molly Crockett, Dr Andreas Kappes

BSc Economics | 2011 – 2015
Alfred-Weber-Institute for Economics, University of Heidelberg
Thesis (empirical): The Effect of Intention on Consistent versus Compensatory Moral Behavior
Supervisor: Prof Israel Waichman

BSc Psychology | 2010 – 2014
Institute of Psychology, University of Heidelberg
Thesis (theoretical): On the Pursuit of Happiness: Psychology’s Part in Revising Socio-Political Indices
Supervisor: Prof Joachim Funke

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