Chair for Cognitive Psychology and Individual Differences

Prof. Dr. Edgar Erdfelder

Prof. Dr. Edgar Erdfelder

Headed by Prof. Dr. Edgar Erdfelder, our chair conducts research and provides teaching, dealing with all aspects of cognitive psychology (learning & memory, judgment & decision making, language, motivation & emotion). Moreover, we are interested in experimental methods, methodology, formal modeling of cognitive processes, and mathematical psychology. Additionally, we investigate and teach personality & individual differences and developmental psychology.

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Prof. Dr. Edgar Erdfelder

Prof. Dr. Edgar Erdfelder

Professorship of Cognitive Psychology and Individual Difference
University of Mannheim
School of Social Sciences
C – Room 209
68159 Mannheim
Consultation hour(s):
Thu 10:00–12:00 a.m.

* Special arrangement until April 19, 2020 *

Professor Erdfelder's office hours take place at the usual time (Thu, 10–12 a.m.) via Skype or telephone. Appointments for this can be arranged until April 9, 2020 with Ms. Förster (, then with Ms. Mangold (