Prof. Dr. Arndt Bröder

Prof. Dr. Arndt Bröder
Experimental Psychology Lab
University of Mannheim
School of Social Sciences
L 13, 17 – Room 508
68161 Mannheim
Consultation hour(s):
on appointment

Spokesperson of the DFG-Research Group FOR 1410 “Contextualized Desicion Making”  2013 – 2017
Spokesperson of the “Fachgruppe Allgemeine Psychologie” of the DGPs (German Society for Psychology) (2011–2015)


Ethologist Konrad Lorenz once said:

„The best morning exercise for a researcher is to throw one pet hypothesis overboard before breakfast every day“.

This is one of the major virtues of science: The insight that all knowledge is premature and may be revised, but only by following rational arguments.

Research interests

  • Cognitive models of decision making
  • Source memory and recognition
  • Methodology and the measurement of congnitive processes
  • Metamemory

Curriculum Vitae

  • Studies of psychology at the University of Bonn (1989)
  • Diploma in Psychology (equivalent to M-Sc.) 1995 at the University of Bonn
  • Ph.D (Dr. phil.) at the University of Heidelberg
  • Habilitation (post-doctoral lecture qualification) for Psychologie 2005 at the University of Bonn


Detailed CV here

  • Editorial responsibilities

    • Judgment and Decision Making (Associate Editor)
    • Acta Psychologica (Editorial Board)
    • Journal of Cognitive Psychology (Editorial Board)
  • Memberships

    • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Psychologie (DGPs)
    • Psychonomic Society
    • European Association for Decision Making (EADM)
    • Society for Judgment and Decision Making
    • GWUP – Gesellschaft zur wissenschaftlichen Untersuchung von Parawissenschaften
  • Selected Publications