One World Cognitive Psychology Seminar

Scientific Exchange Despite the Coronavirus Pandemic

As conferences and guest speaker invitations are being canceled around the world and information about Corona dominates our minds, we are probably all starting to miss some good old cognitive psychology.

Thus, we would like to launch the “One World Cognitive Psychology Seminar” – a weekly online seminar in Zoom featuring a presentation by a stellar cognitive psychologist followed by discussion open to anyone around the world.

The seminar time will be Tuesdays 5:15 p.m.– 6:45 p.m. Central European Time (CET).

Idea credit: Leif Döring - “One World Probability Seminar”.


The One World CPS will run via the University of Mannheim Educational License in ''Zoom''. As a participant, you can log-in via the link for the seminar you are interested in. You can find the correct link in our program table beneath. It will take you to the Zoom meeting. Follow the instructions as follows:

  • Log-in with your academic name. 
  • Please turn off your video.
  • There will be a host with control over the microphones. (As default, only the host's and speaker's microphones are turned on during the presentation.)
  • To ask a question, please use the ''raise hand'' feature in Zoom. Your microphone and video (optional) will be turned on.

Program fall term 2020

The seminar takes place on Tuesdays from 5:15 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.Central European Time (CET). Please be sure to check your time zone but perhaps this is helpful: That's 8:15 am in Los Angeles and Vancouver, 9:15 am in Edmonton, 10:15 am in Chicago, 11:15 am in New York, 04:15 pm in London, 06:15 pm in  Jerusalem and Haifa, 07:15 pm in Moscow, 00:15 am (Wednesday) in Beijing, 01:15 am (Wednesday) in Tokyo and 03:15 am (Wednesday) in Sydney. The speaker and topic of the respective presentation as well as the links for the Zoom meetings can be found in the following program table:

DateSpeakerTitleLink to the recording


5:15 p.m. CEST

Mara Mather (University of Southern California Leonard Davis School of Gerontology, CA, USA)

Moderator: Beatrice Kuhlmann

How emotional arousal can flexibly enhance processing of whatever has highest priority at that moment

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5:15 p.m. CEST

Lisa K. Fazio (Vanderbilt University, TN, USA)

Moderator: Lena Nadarevic

Knowledge neglect: When people fail to use relevant knowledge

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5:15 p.m. CEST

Robert J. Sternberg (Cornell University, NY, USA)

Moderator: Joachim Funke, Heidelberg University

When the World Is Falling Apart, Who the &$*# Cares about IQ, and Why Do They Care? An Introduction to Adaptive Intelligence.


5:15 p.m. CET

Rakefet Ackerman (Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel)

Moderator: Monika Undorf

Meta-Reasoning: The challenge of effective reasoning regulation


5:15 p.m. CET

Julia Haaf (University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands)

Moderator: Beatrice Kuhlmann

Beyond means: Hierarchical Bayesian analysis of order constraints in psychological science

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5:15 p.m. CET

Norman Brown (University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada)

Moderator: Julia Groß

The Possible Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Contents and Organization of Autobiographical Memory: A Transition Theory Perspective

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5:15 p.m. CET

Ralph Hertwig (Max-Planck-Institute for Human Development, Berlin, Germany)

Moderator: Arndt Bröder

How Experimental Methods Shaped Views on Human Competence and Rationality

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5:15 p.m. CET

Andrea Kiesel (University of Freiburg, Germany)

Moderator: Edgar Erdfelder

Self-organized task scheduling when multitasking

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5:15 p.m. CET

Rolf Reber (University of Oslo, Norway)

Moderator: Lena Nadarevic

Perception as Affective Process

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5:15 p.m. CET

Jimmy Calanchini (University of California, Riverside, CA, USA)

Moderator: Meike Kroneisen


The cross-place effect

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