Stephan Dickert, Ph. D.

External Contact Information
Vienna University of Economics and Business
Augasse 2-6
1090 Wien

Research Focus: 

Judgment and decision making under uncertainty, affective and deliberative information processing in outcome evaluation and probability perception, and the role of emotions in charitable behavior. Other interests include the relationship between attention and emotion, the perception and function of moral values, and neural economics as it relates to dual information processes in decision making.

Academic Career: 
  • 1996-1997: Studied Law at the University of Göttingen, Germany
  • 1997-2001: Studied Psychology at Santa Monica College and University of California, Los Angeles, US
  • 2000-2001: Research assistant (Prof. Dr. Bjork & Prof. Dr. Collins), UCLA
  • 2001: Bachelor of Arts Degree, UCLA, with Specialization in Business Administration, Departmental and College Honors, summa cum laude
  • 2002-2008: Studied Psychology at the University of Oregon / Decision Research, Eugene, OR
  • 2002-2007: Graduate Teaching Fellow, University of Oregon
  • 2003: Masters of Science Degree, University of Oregon (Prof. Dr. Slovic)
  • 2003-2007: Research Associate, Decision Research, Eugene, OR
  • 2007-2012: Senior Research Fellow, Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods, Bonn, Germany
  • 2008: Dr. Phil. Degree; Dissertation “Two Routes to the Perception of Need: The Role of Affective vs. Deliberative Information Processing in Prosocial Behavior”, (Prof. Dr. Slovic), University of Oregon