Geers, Michael

Postdoctoral Fellow

Main Focus

  • Consumer Psychology of Technology
  • Digital Marketing
  • Consumer Empowerment (Boosting)

Curriculum Vitae

  • Since 2024 - Postdoctoral Fellow, Max Planck Institute for Human Development
  • 2024 (expected) - Dr. rer. nat. (Ph.D.) in Psychology, Max Planck Institute for Human Development
  • 2019 - Master of Behavioral and Decision Sciences, University of Pennsylvania
  • 2018 - M.Sc. in Marketing (with Distinction), Trinity College Dublin
  • 2017 - B.A. in Business Administration, Provadis School of International Management and Technology


Geers, M., Fischer, H., Lewandowsky, S., & Herzog, S.M. (forthcoming). The political (a)symmetry of metacognitive insight into detecting misinformationJournal of Experimental Psychology: General.

Kozyreva, A., Lorenz-Spreen, P., Herzog, S.M., Ecker, U.K.H., Lewandowsky, S., Hertwig, R., Ayesha, A., Bak-Coleman, J., Barzilai, S., Basol M., Berinsky, A.J., Betsch, C., Cook, J., Fazio, L.K., Geers, M., Guess, A.M., Huang, H., Larreguy, H., Maertens, R., Panizza, F., Pennycook, G., Rand, D., Rathje, S., Reifler, J., Schmid, P., Smith, M., Swire-Thomson, B., Szewach, P., van der Linden, S., & Wineburg, S. (2024). Toolbox of individual-level interventions against online misinformationNature Human Behaviour, 8, 1044-1052.

Geers, M., Swire-Thompson, B., Lorenz-Spreen, P., Herzog, S.M., Kozyreva, A., & Hertwig, R. (2024). The Online Misinformation Engagement FrameworkCurrent Opinion in Psychology, 55, 101739.

Geers, M. (2023). Linking lab and field researchNature Reviews Psychology.

Sultan, M., Tump, A. N., Geers, M., Lorenz-Spreen, P., Herzog, S., & Kurvers, R. (2022). Time pressure reduces misinformation discrimination ability but does not alter response biasScientific Reports, 12(1), 1-12.

Roozenbeek, J., Maertens, R., Herzog, S.M., Geers, M., Kurvers, R.H.J.M., Sultan, M., & van der Linden, S. (2022). Susceptibility to misinformation is consistent across question framings and response modes and better explained by myside bias and partisanship than analytical thinkingJudgment and Decision Making, 17(3), 547–573.

Lorenz-Spreen, P., Geers, M., Pachur, T., Hertwig, R., Lewandowsky, S., & Herzog, S.M. (2021). Boosting people’s ability to detect microtargeted advertisingScientific Reports, 11(1), 1-9.

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