Univ.-Prof. Dr. Susann Fiedler

Head of Research Group Economic Cognition

Research Focus

My research interests lie in the emerging field of behavioral economics and decision making. My recent work has been examining the influence of social value orientation on information search and integration in social dilemma situations. I am also interested in the underlying cognitive and affective processes involved in risky choices and have been conducting research centered on measuring physiological components which reflect such processes.

In addition to process tracing research, I am also interested in the methodological challenges present in psychological research and the growing problem of publication bias in various research fields. Given our recent results and the rareness of non-significant effects in the literature, we show that biases are wide-spread. Publication policies and standard research practices should be revised to overcome this problem.


Grundlagen und Fehler des Entscheidens [Theoretical concepts and biases in decision making]

Personalentwicklung [Human resources development]

Releationship Between Psychology and Economics

Eyetracking - Understanding Decision Making Through Gaze Behavior


Articles in peer-reviewed journals

Rahal, R.-M., & Fiedler, S. (2021). Cognitive and Affective Processes of Prosociality. Current Opinion in Psychology. Full text

Levin, F., Fiedler, S., & Weber, B. (2021). Positivity Effect and Decision Making in Ageing. Cognition and Emotion. Full text

Fiedler, S., & Hillenbrand, A. (2020). Gain-Loss Framing in Interdependent Choice. Games and Economic Behavior, 121, 232-251. Full text

Fiedler, S., & Rahal, R. (2019). Understanding cognitive and affective mechanisms in social psychology through eye-tracking. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 85, no. 103842.  Full text. (shared first authorship)

Fiedler, S., Hu, Y.  & Weber, B. (2019). What drives the (un)empathic bystander to intervene? Insights from eye-tracking. British Journal of Social Psychology, Full text. (shared first authorship)

Fiedler, S., Jekel, M., Allstadt Torras, R., Mischkowski, D., Dorrough, A. R., & Glöckner, A. (2019). How to Teach Open Science Principles in the Undergraduate Curriculum—The Hagen Cumulative Science Project. Psychology Learning & Teaching. Full text. (shared first authorship)

Fiedler, S., & Ghaffari, M. (2018). The power of attention: Using eye gaze to predict other-regarding and moral choices. Psychological Science, 29(11) 1878-1889. Full text  and Data. (shared first authorship)

Levin, F., Fiedler, S., & Weber, B. (2018). The influence of episodic memory decline on value-based choice. Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition, 26(4), 599-620. Full text

Moshontz, H., Campbell, L., Ebersole, C. R., IJzerman, H., Urry, H. L., Forscher, P. S., … Chartier, C. R. (2018). The Psychological Science Accelerator: Advancing Psychology through a Distributed Collaborative Network. Advances in Methods and Practices in Psychological Science. Full text

Fiedler, S., Hellmann, D. M., Dorrough, A. R., & Glöckner, A. (2018). Cross-national in-group favoritism in prosocial behavior: Evidence from Latin and North America. Judgment and decision making, 13(1), 42-60. Full text and Data

Glöckner, A., Fiedler, S., & Renkewitz, F. (2018). Belastbare und effiziente Wissenschaft. Psychologische Rundschau. 69 (1) 1-15. Full text

Bouwmeester, S., Verkoeijen, P. P., Aczel, B., Barbosa, F., Bègue, L., Brañas-Garza, P., ... & Evans, A. M. (2017). Registered Replication Report: Rand, Greene, and Nowak (2012). Perspectives on Psychological Science, 12(3), 527-542. Full text

Glöckner, A., Hilbig, B., Henninger, F., & Fiedler, S. (2016). The Reversed Description-Experience Gap: Disentangling Sources of Presentation Format Effects in Risky Choice. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, vol. 145 (4), 486-508. Full text and Data

Kidwell, M. C., Lazarevic, L. B., Baranski, E., Hardwicke, T. E., Piechowski, S., Falkenberg, L-S., Kennett, C., Slowik, A., Sonneleitner, C., Hess-Holden, C., Errington, T. M., Fiedler, S., & Nosek, B. A. (2016). Badges to acknowledge open practices: A simple, low-cost, effective method for increasing transparency.  PLOS BiologyFull text

Hochmann, G., Glöckner, A., Fiedler, S., & Ayal, S. (2015). “I can see it in your eyes”: Biased Processing and Increased Arousal in Dishonest Responses. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making. DOI: 10.1002/bdm.1932 Full text

Open Science Collaboration (2015). Estimating the Reproducibility of Psychological Science. Science, 349 (6251). DOI: 10.1126/science.aac4716 Full text

Fiedler, S., & Glöckner, A. (2015). Attention and Moral Behavior. Current Opinion in Psychology. DOI: 10.1016/j.copsyc.2015.08.008 Full text

Fiedler, S., Glöckner, A., Nicklisch, A., & Dickert, S. (2013). Social Value Orientation and information search in social dilemmas: An eye-tracking analysis. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 120 (2), 272–284 Full text Data  or  Email

Asendorpf, J., Conner, M., De Fruyt, F., De Houwer, J., Denissen, J., Fiedler, K., Fiedler, S., Funder, D., Kliegl, R., Nosek, B., Perugini, M., Brent, R., Schmitt, M., Vanaken, M., Weber, H., Wichters, J. (2013). AUTHORS´RESPONSE: Replication is more than hitting the lottery twice. European Journal of Personality, 27, 138-144. Full text

Asendorpf, J., Conner, M., De Fruyt, F., De Houwer, J., Denissen, J., Fiedler, K., Fiedler, S., Funder, D., Kliegl, R., Nosek, B., Perugini, M., Brent, R., Schmitt, M., Vanaken, M., Weber, H., Wichters, J. (2013). Recommendations for Increasing Replicability in Psychology. European Journal of Personality, 27, 108-119. Full text

Fuchs, H. M., Jenny, M., & Fiedler, S. (2012). Psychologists are open to change, yet wary of rules. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 7(6), 639-642. Full text, Supplementary Material and Data

Jekel, M., Glöckner, A., Fiedler, S., & Bröder, A. (2012). The rationality of different kinds of intuitive decision processes. Synthese, 189(1), 147-160.  Full text

Fiedler, S., & Glöckner, A. (2012). The dynamics of decision making in risky choice: An Eye-tracking Analysis. Frontiers in Psychology,3 :335. Full text and  Data

Glöckner, A., Fiedler, S., Hochman, G., Ayal, S., & Hilbig, B. E.(2012). Processing differences between descriptions and experience: A comparative analysis using eye-tracking and physiological measures, Frontiers in Psychology, 3:173. Full text

Open Science Collaboration (2012). An open, large-scale, collaborative effort to estimate the reproducibility of psychological science. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 7(6), 657-660. Full text

Jekel, M., Fiedler, S., & Glöckner, A.(2011). Diagnostic task selection for strategy classification in judgment and decision making, Judgment and Decision Making, 6(8), 782-799. Full text

Renkewitz, F., Fuchs, H. M., & Fiedler, S.(2011). Is there evidence of publication biases in JDM research?, Judgment and Decision Making, 6(8), 870{881. Full text

Book Chapters

Fiedler, S., Schulte-Mecklenbeck, M., Orquin, J., & Renkewitz, F. (under review). Increasing Reproducibilty of Eyetracking Studies: The EyeGuidelines. In M. Schulte-Mecklenbeck, A. Kühberger & R. Ranyard (Eds.), A Handbook of Process Tracing Methods for Decision Research. A Critical Review and User´s Guide. New York and Hove: Psychology Press.

Fiedler, S., Weber, B., & Ettinger, U. (in press). Neuroeconomics. In C. Klein U. Ettinger (Eds.), Eye Movement Research: An Introduction to its Scientific Foundation and Applications. Springer.

Open Science Collaboration (in press). Maximizing the reproducibility of your research. In S. O. Lilienfeld & I. D. Waldman (Eds.), Psychological Science Under Scrutiny: recent Challenges and Proposed Solutions. New York, NY: Wiley. Full text

Open Science Collaboration (2013). The Reproducibility Project: A model of large-scale collaboration for empirical research on reproducibility. In V. Stodden, F. Leisch & R. Peng (Eds.), Implementing Reproducible Computational Research (A Volume in The R Series). New York, NY: Taylor & Francis. Full text

Fiedler, S., Glöckner, A., & Nicklisch, A. (2012). The influence of social value orientation on information processing in repeated voluntary contribution mechanism games. In A. Innocenti & A. Sirigu (Eds.), Neuroscience and the Economics of Decision Making (pp. 21-53). New York: Routledge.


Fiedler, S.; Hillenbrand, A. (2018). Gain-Loss Framing in Interdependent Choice. MPI Preprint 2018/15.

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