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

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

2007
Paper, Symposium

Neth, H., Carlson, R. A., Gray, W. D., Kirlik, A., Kirsh, D., & Payne, S. J. (2007).  Immediate interactive behavior: How embodied and embedded cognition uses and changes the world to achieve its goals.  In D. S. McNamara & J. G. Trafton (Eds.),  Proceedings of the 29th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 33–34).  Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.

2006
Paper

Schoelles, M. J., Neth, H., Myers, C. W., & Gray, W. D. (2006).  Steps towards integrated models of cognitive systems: A levels-of-analysis approach to comparing human performance to model predictions in a complex task environment.  In R. Sun & N. Miyake (Eds.),  Proceedings of the 28th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 756–761).  Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.

2006
Paper

Neth, H., Khemlani, S. S., Oppermann, B., & Gray, W. D. (2006).  Juggling multiple tasks: A rational analysis of multitasking in a synthetic task environment.  In Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting (Vol. 50, pp. 1142–1146).  San Francisco, CA: Sage.

2006
Paper

Neth, H., Sims, C. R., & Gray, W. D. (2006).  Melioration dominates maximization: Stable suboptimal performance despite global feedback.  In R. Sun & N. Miyake (Eds.),  Proceedings of the 28th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 627–632).  Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.

2006
Paper

Neth, H., Myers, C. W., & Gray, W. D. (2006).  Memory modulates visual search: Interactions of external and internal representations.  Journal of Vision, 6, 1077.

2006
Paper

Schoelles, M. J., Neth, H., Myers, C. W., & Gray, W. D. (2006).  Steps towards integrated models of cognitive systems: A levels-of-analysis approach to comparing human performance to model predictions in a complex task environment.  In R. Sun & N. Miyake (Eds.),  Proceedings of the 28th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 756–761).  Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.

2006
Article

Gray, W. D., Neth, H., & Schoelles, M. J. (2006).  The functional task environment.  In A. F. Kramer, D. A. Wiegman & A. Kirlik (Eds.),  Attention: From theory to practice (pp. 100–118).  New York: Oxford University Press.

2005
Paper

Neth, H., Sims, C. R., & Gray, W. D. (2005).  Melioration despite more information: The role of feedback frequency in stable suboptimal performance.  In Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting (Vol. 49, pp. 357–361).  Orlando, FL: Sage.

2005
Article

Neth, H. Gray, W. D. Myers, C. W. (2005). Memory models of visual search — searching in-the-head vs. in-the-world? [Abstract].  Journal of Vision, 5(8):417, 417a,

2004
Paper

Myers, C. W., Neth, H., Schoelles, M. J., & Gray, W. D. (2004).  The simBorg approach to modeling a dynamic decision-making task.  In Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Computational Modeling (ICCM), CMU, Pittsburg, PA (pp. 372–373).  Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.

2004
Paper

Neth, H., Sims, C. R., Veksler, V. & Gray, W. D.  (2004).  You can’t play straight TRACS and win: Memory updates in a dynamic task environment.  In K. D. Forbus, D. Gentner & T. Regier (Eds.),  Proceedings of the 26th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 1017–1022). Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.

2002
Paper

Neth, H., & Payne, S. J. (2002).  Thinking by Doing? Epistemic actions in the tower of Hanoi.  In W. D. Gray and C. D. Schunn (Eds.),  Proceedings of the 24th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 691–696).  Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.

2001
Paper

Neth, H., & Payne, S. J. (2001). Addition as interactive problem solving. In J. D. Moore & K. Stenning (Eds.), Proceedings of the 23rd Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 698–703). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.

1999
Paper

Neth, H., & Beller, S. (1999).  How knowledge interferes with reasoning: Suppression effects by content and context.  In M. Hahn, & S. C. Stoness (Eds.),  Proceedings of the 21st Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 468–473).  Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.

1999
Paper

Neth, H., & Johnson-Laird, P. N. (1999).  The search for counterexamples in human reasoning.  In M. Hahn, & S. C. Stoness (Eds.),  Proceedings of the 21st Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (p. 806). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.

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