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Department of Psychology Developmental Psychology: Adulthood

Dr. Sebastian Horn

Independent Research Group Leader



Sebastian Horn
Dr. Sebastian Horn
University of Zurich
Department of Psychology
Developmental Psychology: Adulthood
Binzmuehlestrasse 14/11
CH-8050 Zurich / Switzerland

BIN 3.A.07

Research Interests

  • Cognition from a developmental lifespan perspective
  • Prospective and episodic memory
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Motivational orientation and value-based decisions
  • Cognitive measurement modeling

Brief Research Statement

My research focuses on the development and interplay between memory and decision making across the lifespan: How do people of different ages use their memory when they decide on the value of outcomes or when they compare objects? I am also investigating the role of motivation in preferential and economic decisions: How do age-related changes in motivational orientation influence people’s attitudes to gains and losses?

Selected Publications

Academic Experience

2012–2017 Researcher, Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin
2012 Dr. rer. nat. [Dissertation: Cognitive Modeling of Interference from Prospective-Memory Tasks]
2008–2012 Doctoral research [Cognitive aging, experimental and mathematical psychology;
Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf]
2007 Diplom Psychology [M.S., University of Freiburg, Germany]
2006–2007 Visiting scholar [The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, U.S.A.]

Scholarships and Awards

2012–2015 Postdoctoral scholarship, Max Planck Society
2005–2007 Graduate scholarship, German National Academic Foundation

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