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.
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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cognition.2022.105358 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. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00426-022-01762-z 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. https://doi.org/10.1037/xge0001287 has been published.
Aubert, A., Lienert, J., & von Helversen, B. (2022). Gamified environmental multi-criteria decision analysis: Information on objectives and range insensitivity bias. International Transactions in Operational Research. https://doi.org/10.1111/itor.13206 has been published.
Bratzke, D., & Bryce, D. (2022). Timing of internal processes: Investigating introspection about the costs of task switching and memory search. Attention, Perception & Psychophysics, 84,1501–150. https://doi.org/10.3758/s13414-022-02510-6