JDM Summer School


International Summer School 2015 on Theories and Methods in Judgment and Decision Making Research, N?rnberg, Germany, 9-15 Aug 2015

The DFG Research Unit "Contextualized Decision Making" at the Universities of Mannheim, Heidelberg, and Tübingen announces an

International Summer School 2015 on

"Theories and Methods in Judgment and Decision Making Research"


August 9-15, 2015

(week preceding the SPUDM conference of EADM in Budapest)

at the Tagungszentrum Rummelsberg, Schwarzenbruck, Germany (close to Nuremberg)


The one-week Summer School includes keynote lectures, workshops, and a panel discussion on theory building in psychology. The summer school focuses particularly on methodological innovations. Workshops on the following topics are provided:

  • Process tracing techniques
  • Applied diffusion model analysis
  • Multinomial processing tree models in JDM research
  • Spreading activation network models

Faculty providing keynote lectures and workshops (as yet confirmed – will be updated):

Adele Diederich (Jacobs University Bremen), Edgar Erdfelder (University of Mannheim), Ido Erev (Technion Haifa), Klaus Fiedler (University of Heidelberg), Andreas Glöckner (University of Göttingen), Jan de Houwer (Ghent University), Benjamin Hilbig (University of Koblenz-Landau), Marc Jekel (University of Göttingen), Joseph G. Johnson (Miami University, USA), Benjamin Newell (University of New South Wales, Australia), Andreas Voß (University of Heidelberg)

Included Services:

Participation is free for accepted applicants. Food and accomodation are covered by the organizers. Travel costs are not included.


The Summer School will take place at the Tagungszentrum Rummelsberg, a nice conference center in the countryside next to Nürnberg (Nuremberg) reserved exclusively for our group.

How to apply:

The number of participants is limited to 40. Participants should ideally pursue a dissertation or post-doc project related to judgment or decision making from a formal, cognitive or social cognition perspective.

For more details on the summer school and how to apply, please visit: