General Psychology

Welcome to the homepage of the work group General Psychology at the Institute of Psychology of the University of Bremen.



In general psychology we are dealing with all people common processes of perception, cognition, emotion and motivation.

Our research focuses on researching how people make judgments and decisions. To do so, we explore what information humans use to make decisions and what cognitive strategies they use to integrate that information. In particular, we are interested in how judgment and decision-making processes are related to memory processes, how these processes change over the lifespan, and what implications these processes have for applied decisions.

If you would like to know more about our working group, you will find information about the team members in the Team section. In the research section, we present our main research areas. In the section Teaching you will find information about our courses and possible topics for qualification work.



Lin, H.-Y. and von Helversen, B. (2023), Never gonna give you up even when it is suboptimal. Cognitive Science47: e13323. has been published. 

Open Campus 2023 - The team of the AG General Psychology has presented our research on decision psychology at the Open Campus of the University of Bremen on June 24th.

Seitz, F., I., von Helversen, B., Albrecht, R., Rieskamp, J., & Jarecki, J. (2023). Testing three coping strategies for time pressure in categorizations and similarity judgments. Cognition, 233, 105358. has been published.

Bratzke, D., Bryce, D. (2022). Subjective estimates of total processing time in dual-tasking: (some) good news for bad introspection. Psychological Research. has been published.

Baumann, C., Schlegelmilch, R., & von Helversen, B. (2022). Adaptive behaviour in optimal sequential search. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General. Advance online publication. has been published.


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