Center for Adaptive Rationality
Phone: +49 30 82406-202
Memberships and Service (Selection)
- Member, German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, Section "Psychology and Cognitive Sciences"
- Fellow, Association for Psychological Science (APS)
- Member, Wilhelm-Wundt-Gesellschaft
- Faculty, International Max Planck Research School on the Life Course (LIFE)
- Fellow, Max Planck School of Cognition
- Faculty, International Max Planck Research School for Computational Methods in Psychiatry and Ageing Research (COMP2PSYCH)
- Models of bounded and ecological rationality
- Decisions from experience
- The psychology of risk
- Lifespan development of decision making
- Evidence-based public policy (Boosting)
|2017||Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize|
|since 2016||Honorary professor, Freie Universität Berlin|
||Honorary Professor, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin|
||Director, Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin|
||Elected member of the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina|
|2005–2012||Full Professor for Cognitive and Decision Sciences at the Department of Psychology, University of Basel|
|2003||Habilitation in Psychology, Freie Universität Berlin|
|1995||Ph. D. (Dr. rer soc.) in Psychology, Universität Konstanz|
Selection of recent publications
(the complete list of publications can be found here)
Spiliopoulos, L., & Hertwig, R. (2020). A map of ecologically rational heuristics for uncertain strategic worlds. Psychological Review, 127, 245–280.
El Zein, M., Bahrami, B., & Hertwig, R. (2019). Shared responsibility in collective decisions. Nature Human Behaviour, 3, 554-559.
Hertwig, R., Pleskac, T. J., Pachur, T., & The Center for Adaptive Rationality (2019). Taming uncertainty. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
Hertwig, R., Wulff, D. U., & Mata, R. (2019). Three gaps and what they may mean for risk preference. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London: B, Biological Sciences, 374:20180140.
Hertwig, R., & Grüne-Yanoff, T. (2017). Nudging and boosting: Steering or empowering good decisions. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 12, 973-986.
Hertwig, R., & Engel, C. (2016). Homo ignorans: Deliberately choosing not to know. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 11, 359-372.