Professorship for Cognitive Decision Psychology

Prof. Dr. Bettina von Helversen




This professorship investigates how people make judgments and decisions. Specifically, we’re interested in understanding what kind of information people use when making decisions and which cognitive strategies they use to integrate information from multiple sources. In particular we focus on the role information retrieved from memory such as memories about previous experiences with similar options play in the decision process. We study how these memories influence the decision process, how this changes over the life span, and the implications they bear for understanding decisions in applied contexts.

The professorship is funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF).


On 15 May 2019 Bettina von Helversen started as head of the General Psychology working group at the University of Bremen. The working group "Cognitive Decision Psychology" will continue until the end of December 2019.


If you would like to learn more about the cognitive decision science lab under the category Team on the left, you will find out more about the members of our team, and under Research, you will find a more detailed description of our main research areas.


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