Dr. Hansjörg Neth

Research Scientist

Social Psychology and Decision Sciences
University of Konstanz, P.O. Box 43
D-78457 Konstanz

Office: D 507
Tel.: +49 7531 88-2972
Fax: +49 7531 88-5288
h.neth [at] uni-konstanz.de

Research interests

  • adaptive behavior under risk vs. uncertainty
  • ecological rationality, rational task analysis
  • risk perception, communication and management
  • interactive problem solving, embodied and embedded cognition

Professional experience

2014–present Research scientist (Akademischer Rat a.Z.) in Social Psychology and Decision Sciences,
Department of Psychology, University of Konstanz, Germany
2013–2014 Acting chair of General Psychology: Cognition, Emotion, Communication (previously Prof. Hans Spada),
Department of Psychology, Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg, Germany
2011–2013 Researcher, Cognitive and Decision Sciences (Prof. Michael R. Waldmann),
Georg-Elias-Müller Institute for Psychology, Georg-August-University, Göttingen, Germany
2008–present Researcher, Adaptive Behavior and Cognition (ABC, Prof. Gerd Gigerenzer),
Max Planck Institute for Human Development (MPIB), Berlin, Germany
2007–2008 Research assistant professor, Cognitive Science Department (Prof. Wayne D. Gray),
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), Troy, NY, USA
2003–2007 Post-doctoral researcher, Cognitive Science Department (Prof. Wayne D. Gray),
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), Troy, NY, USA

Education

2000–2003 Ph.D. in Psychology (Prof. Stephen J. Payne),
School of Psychology, Cardiff University, Cardiff, Wales, UK
1998–1999 Graduate student research collaborator (Prof. Phil N. Johnson-Laird),
Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, USA
1998 Diplom (M.Sc. equiv.) in Psychology (Prof. Hans Spada),
Department of Psychology, Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg, Germany
1992–1998 Studies in Psychology, Philosophy, and Linguistics,
Albert Ludwigs University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany

Publications

2016
Article

Gaissmaier, W., & Neth, H. (2016). Die Intelligenz einfacher Entscheidungsregeln in einer ungewissen Welt. Controller Magazin, 41(2), 19–26.

2016
Article

Neth, H., Sims, C. R., & Gray, W. D. (2016).  Rational task analysis: A methodology to benchmark bounded rationality.  Minds and Machines, 26 (1–2), 125–148.  doi: 10.1007/s11023-015-9368-8

2015
Review paper

Neth, H., & Gigerenzer, G. (2015).  Heuristics: Tools for an uncertain world.  In R. Scott & S. Kosslyn (Eds.), Emerging trends in the social and behavioral sciences: An interdisciplinary, searchable, and linkable resource (pp. 1–18).  New York, NY: Wiley Online Library.  doi: 10.1002/9781118900772.etrds0394

2014
Paper

Neth, H., Engelmann, N., & Mayrhofer, R. (2014).  Foraging for alternatives: Ecological rationality in keeping options viable.  In P. Bello, M. Guarini, M. McShane, & B. Scassellati (Eds.),  Proceedings of the 34th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 1078–1083).  Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.

2014
Article

Neth, H., Meder, B., Kothiyal, A. & Gigerenzer, G. (2014). Homo heuristicus in the financial world: From risk management to managing uncertainty. Journal of Risk Management in Financial Institutions, 7(2), 134–144. 

2014
Paper

Neth, H. (2014). Warum Controller auf Heuristiken setzen sollten. Controlling & Management Review, 58(3), 22–28. 

2014
Chapter

Neth, H. (2014).  Wenn weniger mehr ist: Das Potenzial einfacher Heuristiken in Controlling und Management Reporting.  In A. Klein & J. Gräf (Eds.), Reporting und Business Intelligence (2nd ed., pp. 43–57).  Freiburg: Haufe Verlag. 

2013
Paper

Morais, A. S., Neth, H., & Hills, T. T. (2013).  How healthy aging and dementia impact memory search.  In M. Knauff, M. Pauen, N. Sebanz, & I. Wachsmuth (Eds.), Cooperative minds: Social interaction and group dynamics. Proceedings of the 35th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 3104–3109). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.

2013
Paper

Neth, H., Czienskowski, U., Schooler, L. J., & Gluck, K. (2013).  Making robust classification decisions: Constructing and evaluating Fast and Frugal Trees (FFTs).  In M. Knauff, M. Pauen, N. Sebanz, & I. Wachsmuth (Eds.),  Proceedings of the 35th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 43–44). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.

2013
Paper

Sims, C. R., Neth, H., Jacobs, R. A., & Gray, W. D. (2013).  Melioration as rational choice: Sequential decision making in uncertain environments.  Psychological Review, 120, 139–154.

2013
Paper

Moussaid, M., Kämmer, J., Analytis, P., Neth, H. (2013).  Social influence and the collective dynamics of opinion formation.  PLoS ONE8(11): e78433. 

2012
Symposium

Osman, M., Meder, B., Gigerenzer, G., Chater, N., Read, D., & Neth, H. (2012). What can Cognitive Science say or learn about economic crises? (Symposium). In N. Miyake, D. Peebles, & R. P. Cooper (Eds.), Proceedings of the 34th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 48–49). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.

2011
Paper

Neth, H., Schächtele, S., Duwal, S., & Todd, P. M. (2011). Competitive mate choice: How need for speed beats quests for quality and harmony. In L. Carlson, C. Hölscher, & T. Shipley (Eds.), Proceedings of the 33rd annual conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 699–704). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.

2011
Paper

Neth, H., & Payne, S. J. (2011). Interactive coin addition: How hands can help us think.  In L. Carlson, C. Hölscher, & T. Shipley (Eds.), Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 279–284).  Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.

2011
Paper

Buikstra, A., Neth, H., Schooler, L.J., ten Teije, A., & van Harmelen, F. (2011).  Ranking query results from Linked Open Data using a simple cognitive heuristic.  In Workshop on Discovering Meaning on the Go in Large Heterogeneous Data 2011 (LHD-11).  Barcelona, Spain: 22nd International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI-11).

2010
Chapter

De Cruz, H., Neth, H., & Schlimm, D. (2010).  The cognitive basis of arithmetic.  In B. Löwe & T. Müller (Eds.),  PhiMSAMP. Philosophy of mathematics: Sociological aspects and mathematical practice (pp. 59–106).  London, UK: College Publications.

2008
Paper

Neth, H., Khemlani, S. S.,  & Gray, W. D. (2008).  Feedback design for the control of a dynamic multitasking system: Dissociating outcome feedback from control feedback.  Human Factors, 50 (4), 643–651.

2008
Paper

Schlimm, D., & Neth, H. (2008).  Modeling ancient and modern arithmetic practices: Addition and multiplication with Arabic and Roman numerals.  In V. Sloutsky, B. Love & K. McRae (Eds.),  Proceedings of the 30th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 2097–2102).  Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.

2008
Paper

Neth, H., & Müller, T. (2008).  Thinking by doing and doing by thinking: A taxonomy of actions.  In V. Sloutsky, B. Love, & K. McRae (Eds.),  Proceedings of the 30th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 993–998).  Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.

2007
Paper

Payne, S. J., Duggan, G. B., & Neth, H. (2007).  Discretionary task interleaving: Heuristics for time allocation in cognitive foraging.  Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 36 (3), 370–388

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