Decision Making

Die Zeit Wissen … schreibt über Essensentscheidungen

Mal was Längeres zu unseren Lieblingsthemen: Essen und Entscheidungsforschung … Enjoy! 2014-08-19_DieZeitWissen-wie-sie-beim-essen-die-richtigen-entscheidungen-treffen

When something old …

Schulte-Mecklenbeck, M., & Kühberger, A. (2014). Out of sight – out of mind? Information acquisition patterns in risky choice framing. Polish Psychological Bulletin, 45, 21–28. I teamed up with Anton Kühberger to write about one of our old, favorite topics: framing and process tracing … Here is the abstract:

New paper on food choice and simple heuristics

We got a new paper out on how people (consumers) use simple rules to make food choices. This is work in collaboration with the Nestlé Research Center in Lausanne. Here is the reference:

On writing in social science

Malcom Gladwell (author of Blink and Tipping point) meets Dan Ariely (author of Predictively Irrational and Ig Nobel Prize Winner) to chat on what are good strategies in selecting topics to write about and the difficulties of wading through complex information … Its called a research chat

how decisions deplete and breaks help

The New York Times published a nice overview of the work on decision making and ego depletion (often ego depletion is used as a synonym with resource depletion, which is somewhat confusing because of the use of the later in economy to described the situation when raw materials are exhausted in a region).


Here is what Andrew Gelman writes about an interview Colin Camerer gave on Spousomonics … Looking forward to Camerer’s reply …

How WEIRD subjects can be overcome … a comment on Henrich et al.

Joe Henrich published a target article in BBS talking about how economics and psychology base their research on WEIRD (Western, Educated, Industrialized, Rich and Democratic) subjects. Here is the whole abstract:

Priority Heuristic comment

We (Johnson, Schulte-Mecklenbeck, & Willemsen, 2008) have got a new paper out that comments on the Priority Heuristic as described in Brandstaetter, Gigerenzer and Hertwig, 2006. Resolution of debates in cognition usually comes from the introduction of constraints in the form of new data about either the process or representation.