Research Group Dr. Susann Fiedler (Economic Cognition)

The group's work focuses on the underlying cognitive and motivational aspects involved in decisions in an economic context. Our research aims at investigating information search and integration in a wide range of situations involving interdependent and strategic decision making. To this end we bring together insights from psychology and economics. Methodologically, we integrate tools and research paradigms from both fields to advance and integrate the respective theories.

In order to capture underlying mechanisms we employ process measures (i.e., eye-tracking, skin conductance) which provide rich information about where, when, and in what order people are attending to information, in real time. Hence, they make the information intake transparent continually and thus capture the dynamics of complex processes such as decision making. Find more information on the groups work here.