Dr. Monika Undorf

Dr. Monika Undorf
Margarete von Wrangell Fellow
University of Mannheim
School of Social Sciences
Schloss, Ehrenhof-Ost – Room EO 269
68161 Mannheim
Phone: +49 621 181-3462
Fax: +49 621 181-3997
E-mail: undorf(at)
Consultation hour(s):
On Appointment
  • Academic and Professional Career

    Academic Career

    2009 Dr. rer. soc. (Ph.D.), University of Mannheim (advisor: Edgar Erdfelder)
    2005 Diploma (MA) in Psychology, University of Mannheim

    Professional Career

    since 2017 Margarete von Wrangell-Felow (Junior research group leader)
    2017 Visiting Scholar, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
    2015 - 2017 Leader of the project “Metamemory and processing fluency” funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (Modul Eigene Stelle, UN 245/1-1)
    2009 - 2015 Post-doctoral research & teaching assistant, Psychology III, University of Mannheim
    2006 - 2009 Research & teaching assistant, Psychology III, University of Mannheim
  • Awards and Prizes

    2018 Poster award, 60th Conference of Experimental Psychologists TeaP (together with Malte Zimdahl)
    2015 Psychonomic Society Clifford T. Morgan Best Article Award 2015 for the best paper published in Memory & Cognition
    2015 Teaching award for the best seminar in the academic year 2014/2015, University of Mannheim
    2006 Otto-Selz Award for the best MA thesis in Psychology, University of Mannheim
  • Funding

    2018 Research grant, German Research Foundation (DFG, UN 345/2-1, duration 3 years), together with Professor Arndt Bröder
    2017 Research grant with a temporary position for principal investigators, German Research Foundation (DFG, UN 345/1-3, position transformed into funding for a doctoral student, duration 2 years)
    2017 Margarete von Wrangell Fellowship, State of Baden-Württemberg and European Social Fund (duration 5 years)
    2016-2017 Starter Grant, University of Mannheim Research Fund, together with Dr. Anke Söllner
    2016-2018 Fellow in Fast Track Program of the Robert Bosch Foundation
    2015 Research grant with a temporary position for principal investigators, German Research Foundation (DFG, UN 345/1-1, duration 2 years)
    2013 Postdoctoral autonomy grant, University of Mannheim
    2011 Travel grant, German Academic Exchange Service
  • Publications










  • Research Interests and Projects

    Research interests

    • Metamemory
    • Metacognition
    • Human learning and memory

    Current Projects

    • Metacognition viewed through the judgment lens, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, UN 345/2-1), together with Prof. Dr. Arndt Bröder, University of Mannheim
    • The diminishing criterion model as a comprehensive model of metacognitive regulation of effort, Israel Science Foundation, International Cooperation Grant (Individual Research Grant No. 234/18), PI: Prof. Dr. Rakefet Ackerman, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
    • Die Bedeutung von Verarbeitungsflüssigkeit für das Metagedächtnis (Sachbeihilfe, DFG)
    • Margarete von Wrangell Fellowship (Finanzierung Nachwuchsgruppenleiterstelle, Land Baden-Württemberg und Europäischer Sozialfonds)

    Completed Projects

    • Die Bedeutung von Verarbeitungsflüssigkeit für das Metagedächtnis (Sachbeihilfe mit Modul Eigene Stelle, DFG), 2015-2017 as project leader
    • Combining research on judgment and decision making with research on metacognition: A new perspective on metacognitive judgments (Anschubfinanzierung, Forschungsfonds der Universität Mannheim), 2016-2017 as project leader together with Dr. Anke Söllner
  • Reviewer activity

    • Editor of the special issue „Advances in Metamemory Research“ in Zeitschrift für Psychologie (Issue 4, 2020), together with Prof. Dr. Vered Halamish, Bar-Ilan University, Israel
    • Membership in the editorial board of the Journal of Cognitive Psychology
    • Reviewer for scientific journals: Acta Psychologica; Experimental Psychology; Frontiers in Psychology; Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition; Journal of Cognitive Psychology; Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition; Journal of Memory and Language; Learning and Instruction; Memory; Memory & Cognition; New Ideas in Psychology; Open Psychology; PLOS ONE; Psychological Reports; Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology; Studies in Educational Evaluation; Zeitschrift für Psychologie
    • Reviewer for requests for research funding: Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, National Science Centre Poland