Titelseite

 

Research Interests

Cognitive Models

Cognitive Models

Modelling the cognitive processes that drive our behavior.

Bayesian Statistics

Bayesian Statistics

Advancing the understanding of statistical tools for quantitative data analyses.

Consumer Choice

Consumer Choice

Investigating decision making strategies and choice environments.

Food Choice

Food Choice

Understanding how people decide what to eat and when to stop.

CV

Curriculum Vitae

EducationEducation

2009 – now
Research Scientist, University of Basel, Economic Psychology

2008 – 09
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Cognitive Science Program, Indiana University, Bloomington

2007 – 08
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin

2004 – 07
Doctoral Student, Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin (Defense in 2008)

2004
Diploma (Master) in Psychology, Humboldt University, Berlin

 

 

Grants and AwardsGrants & Awards

2013  Young Researcher Award (Amerbach Preis) awarded by the University of Basel.

2013  Research Grant from the Swiss National Science Foundation ‐ Modeling Cognitive Choice Processes in the Health Domain (≈ 200.000 USD).

2011  Outstanding Young Researcher Award (Steven‐Karger Award), awarded from the University of Basel, Faculty of Psychology.

2010  Research Grant from the Swiss National Science Foundation ‐ Testing Cognitive Process Models of Consumer Choice (≈ 240.000 USD).

2009  DeFinetti award for the best PhD paper, European Association for Decision Making (EADM).

2007  First runner up in the poster competition, Society for Judgment and Decision Making.

 

 

ReviewsAd-Hoc Peer Review

  • Acta Psychologica
  • Appetite
  • Behavior Research Methods
  • Brazilian Administrative Review (Action Editor)
  • British Journal of Nutrition
  • CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
  • Cognition
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Cognitive Science
  • Decision
  • European Journal of Social Psychology
  • European Marketing Academy (Session Chair, Consumer Behavior)
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • International Journal of Computer Mathematics
  • International Review of Retail, Distribution, and Consumer Research
  • Israel Science Foundation
  • Journal of Behavioral Economics
  • Journal of Consumer Psychology
  • Journal of Consumer Research
  • Journal of Economic Psychology
  • Journal of Experimental Psychology
  • Journal of Experimental Psychology – Applied
  • Journal of Experimental Psychology – General
  • Journal of Experimental Psychology – Learning, Memory, and Cognition
  • Journal of Experimental Social Psychology
  • Journal of Judgment and Decision Making
  • Journal of Marketing Research
  • Marketing Letters
  • National Science Foundation
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes
  • Psychological Science
  • Psychology & Marketing (Guest Editor)
  • Psychonomic Bulletin & Review
  • Psychological Review
  • Social Science & Medicine
  • Topics in Cognitive Science

 

 

SelectiveMedia Attention

Publications

Publications

[google scholar profile]

Journal PublicationsJournal Publications

 

Scheibehenne, B. & Pachur, T. (accepted). Using Bayesian Hierarchical Parameter Estimation to Assess the Generalizability of Cognitive Models of Choice. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review. [download draft]

 

Scheibehenne, B. & von Helversen, B. (in press). Selecting Decision Strategies: the Differential Role of Affect. Cognition & Emotion. doi: 10.1080/02699931.2014.896318 [download] [online supplement]

 

Berkowitsch, N. A. J., Scheibehenne, B., & Rieskamp, J. (2014). Testing Multialternative Decision Field Theory rigorously against Random Utility Models. Journal of Experimental Psychology – General, 143 (3), 1331-1348.  doi: 10.1037/a0035159 [download]

 

Scheibehenne, B. & Studer, B. (2014). A Hierarchical Bayesian Model of the Influence of Run Length on Sequential Predictions. Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 20, 211–217. [download] [online supplement]

 

Scheibehenne, B., Todd, P. M., van den Berg, S. M., Hatemi, P. K., & Eaves, L. J. & Vogler, C. (2014) Genetic Influences on Dietary Variety: Results from a Twin Study. Appetite, 77, 131-138. doi:10.1016/j.appet.2014.03.001 [download] [online supplement]

 

Wilke, A., Scheibehenne, B., Gaissmaier, W. McCanney, P., & Barrett, C. (2014). Illusionary pattern detection in habitual gamblers. Evolution and Human Behavior,35, 291–297. [download]

 

Shevchenko, Y., von Helversen, B., & Scheibehenne, B. (2014). Change and Status Quo in Decisions with Defaults: The Effect of Incidental Emotions Depends on the Type of Default. Judgment and Decision Making, 9(3), 287-296. [download] [online supplement]

 

Scheibehenne, B., Rieskamp, J., & Wagenmakers, E. J. (2013). Testing Adaptive Toolbox Models: A Bayesian Hierarchical Approach. Psychological Review, 120, 39-64. [download] [online supplement]

 

Pachur, T., & Scheibehenne, B. (2012). Constructing Preference From Experience: The Endowment Effect Reflected in External Information Search. Journal of Experimental Psychology – Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 38, 1108-1116. [download]

 

Scheibehenne, B., Wilke, A., & Todd, P. M. (2011). Expectations of clumpy resources influence predictions of sequential events. Evolution & Human Behavior, 32, 326-333. [download]

 

Scheibehenne, B., Mata, J., & Todd, P. M. (2011). Older but not wiser—Predicting a partner’s preferences gets worse with age. Journal of Consumer Psychology, 21, 184-191. [download]

 

Scheibehenne, B., Todd, P. M., & Wansink, B. (2010). Dining in the Dark: The importance of visual cues for food consumption and satiety. Appetite, 55, 710-713. [download]

 

Scheibehenne, B., Greifeneder, R. & Todd, P. M. (2010). Can There Ever be Too Many Options? A Meta-Analytic Review of Choice Overload. Journal of Consumer Research, 37, 409-425. [download]   [our reply to comment by CBG]

 

Greifeneder, R., Scheibehenne, B. & Kleber, N.(2010). Less may be more when choosing is difficult: Choice complexity and too much choice. Acta Psychologica, 133, 45-50.

 

Scheibehenne, B. & Todd, P. M. (2009). Introduction to the Special Issue on Assortment Structure and Choice. Psychology & Marketing, 26, 195-196. [download]

 

Scheibehenne, B., Greifeneder, R. & Todd, P. M. (2009). What moderates the too-much-choice effect? Psychology & Marketing, 26, 229-253. [download]

 

Scheibehenne, B. Rieskamp, J. & González-Vallejo, C. (2009). Models of Preferential Choice: Comparing the Decision Field Theory with the Proportional Difference Model. Cognitive Science, 33, 911-939. [download]

 

Mata, J. Scheibehenne, B. & Todd, P. (2008). Predicting children’s meal preferences: How much do parents know? Appetite, 50, 367-375. [download]

 

Scheibehenne, B., Miesler, L., & Todd, P. M. (2007). Fast and frugal food choices. Uncovering individual decision heuristics. Appetite, 49, 578-589. [download]

 

Scheibehenne, B. & Bröder, A. (2007). Predicting Wimbledon 2005 tennis results by mere player name recognition. International Journal of Forecasting, 23, 415-426. [download]

 

 

Book Chapters and Conference ProceedingsBook Chapters & Conference Proceedings

Scheibehenne, B. & Pachur, T. (2013). Hierarchical Bayesian Modeling: Does it Improve Parameter Stability? In M. Knauff, M., Pauen, N., Sebanz, & I. Wachsmuth (Eds.) Proceedings of the 35th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (1277-1282). Austin TX: Cognitive Science Society.

 

Scheibehenne, B. & Rieskamp, R. (2010). A Bayesian Antidote Against Strategy Sprawl. In: Proceedings of the 32nd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (1910-1915). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.

 

Scheibehenne, B., Greifeneder, R., & Todd. P. M. (2010). (When) Does Choice Overload Occur? Advances in Consumer Research, vol. 37, p. 499-499 (Association of Consumer Research).

 

Scheibehenne, B. & Helversen, B. (2009). Useful Heuristics. In: K. J. Sunnevåg, T. Williams, & K. Samset (Eds.). Making decisions with scant information – front-end decision-making in major projects (pp.195-212). Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan. [download]

 

Scheibehenne, B., Todd, P. M. & Wansink, B. (2009) Eaters In The Dark: The Primacy of Cognitive Factors For Food Consumption And Satiety (2009). In N. Taatgen and H. van Rijn (Eds.), Proceedings of the 31st Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society.

Presentations

Talks & Presentations

Keynotes and Invited TalksKeynotes & Invited Talks

2014 Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Center for Adaptive Rationality, Berlin, Germany.

2014 ETH Zürich, Behavioral Studies Colloquium, Switzerland.

2013 University of Rennes, Faculté des Sciences Économiques, France.

2013  Warwick University, Department of Psychology, UK.

2012  University of Freiburg, Psychology Department, Germany.

2012  Tilburg School of Economics and Management, Netherlands.

2011  Max‐Planck Institut für Bildungsforschung, Berlin, Germany.

2009  SPUDM Conference, Rovereto, Italy. Keynote on Choice Overload.

2008  Ohio University, Athens, USA.

2007  ETH Zürich, Institute for Environmental Decisions, Switzerland.

2007  University of Basel, Department for Decision Sciences, Switzerland.

2006  University of Mannheim, SFB 504, Germany.

2006  Cornell University, Food & Brand Lab, Ithaca, New York.

 

 

Public TalksPublic Talks

2013  Stapferhaus, Lenzburg, Switzerland – panel discussion on decision making on the mountain with Bruno Jelk.

2013  ombudscom, Bern, Switzerland – talk on economic psychology

2012  Tertianum, Basel, Switzerland – talk on decision research

2011  Handelsschule Basel, Switzerland – talk and panel discussion on consumer psychology

2010  MANOR AG, Basel, Switzerland – talk on consumer psychology

 

 

Conference PresentationsConference Presentations

  • Scheibehenne, B., von Helversen, B. & Rieskamp, J. (2013). Adaptive Strategies for Evaluating Consumer Products: Attribute- and Instance-Based Approaches Compared. Talk presented at the 56th Tagung für experimentelle Psychologie (TeaP), Giessen, Germany.
  • Scheibehenne, B. & Pachur, T. (2013). (When) Does Hierarchical Bayesian Modelling Pay off? Poster presented at the 34th Annual Meeting of the Society for Judgment and Decision Making, Toronto, Canada.
  • Scheibehenne, B. & Rieskamp, J. (2013). Testing the cognitive models of ego depletion. Talk presented at the 13. biannual Congress of the Swiss Psychological Society in Basel, Switzerland.
  • Scheibehenne, B. & von Helversen, B. (2013). Chair of Symposium on Emotions and Decision Making at the 24nd SPUDM conference, Barcelona, Spain.
  • Scheibehenne B. & Pachur, T. (2013). Hierarchical Bayesian Modelling of Choice Models. Talk presented at the ASIC Conference, Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy.
  • Scheibehenne, B. (2013). Chair of Symposium on Cognitive Consumer Choice at the 54th Meeting for Experimental Psychology (TeaP), Vienna, Austria.
  • Scheibehenne, B. & von Helversen, B. (2012). Influence of Emotions on Choice Strategies. Poster presented at the 33rd Annual Meeting of the Society for Judgement and Decision Making, Minneapolis, USA.
  • Scheibehenne, B., Berkowitsch, N., & Rieskamp, J. (2012). Making Decision Field Theory Testable. Talk presented at the 54th Meeting for Experimental Psychology (TeaP), Mannheim, Germany.
  • Scheibehenne, B., Greifeneder, R., & Todd, P. M. (2012). (When) Does Choice Overload Occur? Talk presented at the 13th Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Diego, USA.
  • Scheibehenne, B. & Todd, P. M. (2011). Genetic determinants of food choice. Talk presented at the 12. biannual Congress of the Swiss Psychological Society in Fribourg, Switzerland.
  • Scheibehenne, B., Rieskamp, J., & Wagenmakers, E. J. (2011). Testing Adaptive Toolboxes: A Bayesian approach. Poster presented at the 32nd Annual Meeting of the Society for Judgement and Decision Making, Seattle, USA.
  • Scheibehenne, B. & Todd, P. M. (2011). Genetische Grundlagen des Entscheidungsverhaltens am Beispiel von Variety Seeking. Talk presented at the 53th Meeting for Experimental Psychology (TeaP), Halle (Saale), Germany.
  • Scheibehenne, B., Rieskamp, J. (2010). How many tools to include into an adaptive toolbox? A Bayesian approach.Talk presented at MathPsych, Portland, USA.
  • Scheibehenne, B., Rieskamp, J. (2010). Ein bayesianischer Ansatz zum Test der ‘adaptiven Toolbox’. Talk presented at the 52nd Meeting for Experimental Psychology (TeaP), Saarbrücken, Germany.
  • Scheibehenne, B., Mata, J., & Todd, P. M. (2009). Preference prediction accuracy in couples decreases with age. Talk presented at the 22nd SPUDM conference, Rovereto, Italy.
  • Scheibehenne, B., Greifendeder, R. & Todd, P. M. (2009). Can there ever be Too Many Options? Re-Assessing the Effect of Choice Overload. Talk presented at the ACR Conference, Pittsburgh, USA.
  • Scheibehenne, B., Wilke, A., & Todd, P. M. (2009). Misperception of randomness decreases prediction accuracy. Poster presented at the 30th Annual Meeting of the Society for Judgement and Decision Making, Boston, USA.
  • Scheibehenne, B., Todd, P. M., & Greifeneder, R. (2008). Can there ever be Too Many Options? Re-Assessing the Effect of Choice Overload. Talk presented at the 29th Annual Meeting of the Society for Judgement and Decision Making, Chicago, USA.
  • Scheibehenne, B. & Bröder, A. (2008).  Predicting Wimbledon with mere player name recognition. Talk presented at the 29. International Congress of Psychology in Berlin, Germany.
  • Scheibehenne, B., Todd, P. M., & Greifeneder, R. (2008). (When) Does the Effect of Too Much Choice Occur? Poster presented at the 9. Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
  • Scheibehenne, B., Rieskamp, J., & González-Vallejo, C. (2007). Cognitive Models of Preferential Choice: Comparing Decision Field Theory with the Proportional Difference Model. Poster presented at the 28. Annual Meeting of the Society for Judgment and Decision Making, Long Beach, USA.
  • Scheibehenne, B., Rieskamp, J., & González-Vallejo, C. (2007). Kognitive Entscheidungsmodelle: Vergleich der Decision Field Theory mit dem Proportional Difference Model. Talk presented at the 50th “Tagung Experimentell Arbeitender Psychologen” (Teap) in Marburg, Germany.
  • Scheibehenne, B. & Todd, P. M. (2007). When does the too-much choice effect occur? Talk presented at the 106. APA Convention in San Francisco, USA.
  • Scheibehenne, B., Miesler, L., & Todd, P. M. (2006). Simple Heuristics for Food Choice. Talk presented at the 22nd Annual Brunswik Society Meeting in Houston, USA.
  • Scheibehenne, B. & Todd, P. M. (2006). When does the too-much-choice effect occur? Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Judgment and Decision Making, Houston, USA.
  • Scheibehenne, B., Mata, J., & Todd, P. M: (2006). Are parents able to predict the lunch choices of their children? Appetite, 47(2), 275. Talk presented at the 30th International Food Choice Conference in Birmingham, UK.
  • Scheibehenne, B. (2006). Der „Too-Much-Choice“ Effekt unter der Lupe: Wann ist weniger mehr? Talk presented at the 48th Tagung Experimentell Arbeitender Psychologen in Mainz, Germany.
  • Scheibehenne, B. (2005). Does the too-much choice effect exist? Talk presented at the 9th European Congress of Psychology in Granda, Spain.
  • Scheibehenne, B, Dieckmann, A., and Todd, P. M. (2005). The more choice the better? Poster presented at the 47th Tagung Experimentell Arbeitender Psychologen in Regensburg, Germany.

Teaching

Teaching

University TeachingUniversity Teaching

  • Bayesian Statistics (Masters level)
  • Applied Statistics with R (Masters level)
  • Economic Psychology (Lecture, Bachelor level)
  • Consumer Psychology (Masters level)
  • The Psychology of Food Choice (Masters level) [wordpress.essentscheidung.com]
  • Top of the Paper Pops Seminar (Masters level)
  • Master Project on Consumer Choice
  • Individual Supervision of Bachelor and Master Theses

 

WorkshopsAcademic Workshops

2014 Workshop ‘Hierarchical Bayesian modelling’, 2nd EADM Summer School, Bonn, Germany.

2013  Workshop ‘Bayesian statistics as an alternative to null‐hypothesis significance testing’, University of Bern, Switzerland.

2012  Workshop ‘Bayesian Statistics with R’, University of Erfurt, Germany.

2011  Workshop ‘Bayesian Statistics’, Max Planck Institute on Collective Goods, Bonn, Germany.

Contact

  • Office: Uni Basel, Department of Psychology
  • Address:  Missionsstrasse 62A, CH-4055 Basel
  • Phone: 0041 – 61 – 267 35 31
  • Email: benjamin (at) scheibehenne.de

 

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