Curriculum Vitae

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Education

2012      Habilitation, University of Basel (Switzerland); Title: "Modeling bounded rationality"
2006 Dr. phil., summa cum laude, Free University Berlin (Germany); Dissertation title: “Ecological rationality: Do samples in memory reflect the world?”
2002 MSc (Health Psychology), University of Sussex, Brighton, UK (with distinction)
2002 Dipl. Psych., Free University Berlin


Positions

2012–present      Senior research scientist, Center for Adaptive Rationality, Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin (Germany)
2006–2012 Research scientist, Cognitive and Decision Sciences, University of Basel (Switzerland)
2005–2006 Postdoctoral fellow, Center for Adaptive Behavior and Cognition, Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin
2002–2005 Predoctoral fellow, Center for Adaptive Behavior and Cognition, Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin (Germany)
2002–2005 Fellow of the International Max Planck Research School of the Life Course (LIFE)


Awards and Grants

2020-present DFG (German Research Foundation); project title: “(When) Is hindsight bias a by-product of knowledge updating” in collaboration with Julia Groß (188,169€)
2017      Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science (APS)
2014–2018 DFG (German Science Foundation); project title: “How efficient are choice heuristics under varying degrees of uncertainty?” in collaboration with Ralph Hertwig (184,700€)
2012–2014 DFG (German Science Foundation); project title: “Algebraic models and models of heuristics of risky choice: Irreconcilable foes or useful allies?” in collaboration with Ralph Hertwig (240,968 €)
2009–2012 SNF (Swiss National Science Foundation); project title: “How affect impacts risky choice: Phenomena, mechanisms, and practical implications” in collaboration with Ralph Hertwig (169,473 CHF)
2008 Biäsch-Stiftung zur Förderung angewandter Psychologie; project title: “Wie beurteilen wir die Auftretenshäufigkeiten von Gesundheitsrisiken?” (25,000 CHF)
2005 Postdoctoral Fellowship, Max Planck Society (Germany)
2001  DAAD scholarship, UK


Membership in Professional Organizations

European Association for Decision Making
Society for Judgment and Decision Making
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Psychologie
The Psychonomic Society
Cognitive Science Society


Ad hoc Reviewer

Acta Psychologica; Adaptive Behavior; Advances in Cognitive Psychology; Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition; Behavioral Research Methods; British Journal of Developmental Psychology; Cognition; Cognitive Science; Cognitive Psychology; Decision; European Psychologist; Experimental Psychology; Gerontology; Global Business and Economic Review; Health Affairs; Health Psychology; In Mind; Judgment and Decision Making; Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition; Journal of Behavioral Decision Making; Journal of Cognitive Psychology; Journal of Experimental Psychology: General; Journal of Mathematical Psychology; Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition; Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences; Journal of Personality and Social Psychology; Learning and Individual Differences; Management Science; Medical Decision Making; Memory and Cognition; Neuroscience of Decision Making; Open Sage; Psychological Research; Psychological Review; Psychological Science; Psychology & Aging; Psychonomic Bulletin and Review; Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology; Risk Analysis; Strategic Management Journal; Thinking & Reasoning; Zeitschrift für Sportpsychologie


Other Reviewer Activity

Deutsche Forschungsgesellschaft, European Research Council, Deutsche Studienstiftung, National Science Foundation, Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research, Psychology Press, Swiss National Foundation, Cognitive Science Conference, Conference on Subjective Probability, Utility, and Decision Making (SPUDM), Conference of the Society for Judgment and Decision Making


Member of Editorial Boards

2016–present      Decision
2013–present Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition (consulting editor)
2012–present Journal of Behavioral Decision Making
2019- Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied (consulting editor)
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