Main Focus

Head of Research Area Boosting Decision Making

  • Boosting human judgment and decision making online and offline by jointly understanding human and algorithms
  • Combining insights/methods from cognitive science, collective intelligence (“wisdom of crowds”), heuristics, & machine learning
  • Applications in medical decision making, meteorology, and the digital public sphere

Curriculum Vitae

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  • 2019 – Head of Research Area Boosting Decision Making | Center for Adaptive Rationality (ARC), Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin
  • 2012 – 2019 Researcher | Center for Adaptive Rationality (ARC), Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin
  • 2009 – 2012 Researcher | Cognitive and Decision Sciences, Department of Psychology, University of Basel
  • 2009 M. Sc. Psychology (summa cum laude/with highest praise) | University of Basel, Switzerland
  • 2005 B. Sc. Psychology (magna cum laude/with great praise) | University of Basel, Switzerland

Selected literature

* shared authorships / equal contribution

Herzog, S. M., Litvinova, A., Yahosseini, K. S., Tump, A. N., & Kurvers, R. H. J. M. (2019). The ecological rationality of the wisdom of crowds. In R. Hertwig, T. J. Pleskac, T. Pachur, & The Center for Adaptive Rationality, Taming uncertainty (pp. 245–262). Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Analytis, P. P., Barkoczi, D., & Herzog*, S. M. (2018). Social learning strategies for matters of taste. Nature Human Behavior, 2, 415–424. doi:10.1038/s41562–018–0343–2

Herzog, S. M., & von Helversen, B. (2018). Strategy selection versus strategy blending: A predictive perspective on single- and multi-strategy accounts in multiple-cue estimation. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, 31, 233–249. doi:10.1002/bdm.1958

Moussaïd, M., Herzog, S. M., Kämmer, J. E., & Hertwig, R. (2017). Reach and speed of judgment propagation in the laboratory. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 114, 4117–4122. doi:10.1073/pnas.1611998114

Kurvers, R. H. J. M., Herzog, S. M., Hertwig, R., Krause, J., Carney, P. A., Bogart, A., et al. (2016). Boosting medical diagnostics by pooling independent judgments. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 113, 8777–8782. doi:10.1073/pnas.1601827113

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