International Summer School 2015 on "Theories and Methods in Judgment and Decision Making Research"


Tagungszentrum Rummelsberg, Schwarzenbruck, Germany, 9-15 August 2015 

The Application Phase is opened for theInternational Summer School 2015 on "Theories and Methods in Judgment and Decision Making Research" from August 9-15, 2015 at the Tagungszentrum Rummelsberg, Schwarzenbruck, Germany (close to Nuremberg).


The one-week Summer School includes keynote lectures, intensive workshops, and a panel discussion on theory building in psychology. The summer school focuses particularly on methodological innovations. Workshops on the following topics are provided:

  • Process tracing techniques (Joseph G. Johnson, Miami University)
  • Applied diffusion model analysis (Andreas Voß, University of Heidelberg)
  • Multinomial processing tree models in JDM research (Edgar Erdfelder, University of Mannheim, and Benjamin E. Hilbig, University of Koblenz-Landau)
  • Spreading activation network models (Andreas Glöckner and Marc Jekel, University of Göttingen)

Participants will attend introductory lectures on each of the topics and visit two elective workshops for a deeper treatment including practical application of the methods. There will also be time to discuss reserach projects with the faculty.

Keynote lectures will be provided by:

Adele Diederich (Jacobs University Bremen), Ido Erev (Technion Haifa), Jan de Houwer (Ghent University), Benjamin Newell (University of New South Wales, Australia)

Included Services:

Participation is free for accepted applicants. Food and accomodation are covered by the organizers. Travel costs are not included. Childcare will be provided on request.

How to apply:

The number of participants is limited to 40. Participants should ideally pursue a dissertation or post-doc project related to judgment or decision making from a formal, cognitive or social cognition perspective. The application deadline is 17th May 2015.

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