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Curriculum Vitae

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Wiss. Mitarbeiterin

Dr. Martha Michalkiewicz
Gebäude: 23.02
Etage/Raum: 01.29
+49 211 81-10437

Education

2016 Dr. rer. soc. in Psychology, Graduate School of Economic and Social Sciences, University of Mannheim, Germany

2010 Diploma in Mathematics with a specification in Statistics and minor subject Psychology, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf, Germany

 

Employment

2020 Birth of first child

Since 2016 Research fellow at the Department for Mathematical and Cognitive Psychology, Institute for Experimental Psychology, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf, Germany

2011 – 2016 Doctoral researcher at the Department for Cognition and Individual Differences, Institute for Psychology, University of Mannheim, Germany

2008 – 2010 Student assistant at the Department for Probability Theory and Statistics, Institute for Mathematics, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf, Germany

 

Research Interests

  • Development of memory processes and memory strategies from childhood to adulthood

  • Mathematical modeling of cognitive processes, especially hierarchical multinomial processing tree modeling

  • Influence of cognitive and personality factors on judgment and decision making

 

Grants, Honors, and Awards

Third-party funding

  • Michalkiewicz, M., & Bayen, U. J. (Principal Investigators). (2021-2024). The development of clustering in children’s free recall [Grant of €240,627]. Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG).

  • Michalkiewicz, M. (Member). (2017-2022). Hierarchical MPT modeling – Methodological comparisons and application guidelines (Scientific network) [Grant of €76,750]. Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG).

Internal funding

  • Michalkiewicz, M. (Participant). (2019). Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psychologen (TeaP), London, 2019 [Travel grant of €500]. Heine Research Academies (HeRA), Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf, Germany.

  • Michalkiewicz, M., & Malejka, S. (Principal Investigators). (2013). Scientific speed dating award 2013 [Grant of €1000]. Graduate School of Economic and Social Sciences (GESS), University of Mannheim, Germany.

Awards

  • Teaching award "EduArt 2020" awared by the Psychology Student Council of the Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf, Germany

  • Teaching award "EduArt 2019" awared by the Psychology Student Council of the Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf, Germany

  • Nomination for the Teaching Award for the Best Lecture 2019 awarded by the Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf, Germany

 

Publications

Articles (peer-reviewed)

Michalkiewicz, M., Minich, B., & Erdfelder, E. (in preparation). Explaining individual differences in fast-and-frugal decision making: Need for cognition, faith in intuition, and the recognition heuristic.

Horn, S. S., Bayen, U. J., & Michalkiewicz, M. (2021). The development of clustering in episodic memory: A cognitive-modeling approach. Child Development, 92(1), 239-257. https://doi.org/10.1111/cdev.13407

Michalkiewicz, M., Horn, S. S., & Bayen, U. J. (2020). Hierarchical multinomial modeling to explain individual differences in children’s clustering in free recall. Journal of Mathematical Psychology, 98, Article 102378. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jmp.2020.102378

Michalkiewicz, M., Arden, K., & Erdfelder, E. (2018). Do smarter people employ better decision strategies? The influence of intelligence on adaptive use of the recognition heuristic. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, 31(1), 3-11. https://doi.org/10.1002/bdm.2040

Pohl, R. F., Michalkiewicz, M., Erdfelder, E., & Hilbig, B. E. (2017). Use of the recognition heuristic depends on the domain’s recognition validity, not on the recognition validity of selected sets of objects. Memory & Cognition, 45(5), 776-791. https://doi.org/10.3758/s13421-017-0689-0

Michalkiewicz, M., & Erdfelder, E. (2016). Individual differences in use of the recognition heuristic are stable across time, choice objects, domains, and presentation formats. Memory & Cognition, 44(3), 454-468. https://doi.org/10.3758/s13421-015-0567-6

Pohl, R. F., Erdfelder, E., Michalkiewicz, M., Castela, M., & Hilbig, B. E. (2016). The limited use of the fluency heuristic: Converging evidence across different procedures. Memory & Cognition, 44(7), 1114-1126. https://doi.org/10.3758/s13421-016-0622-y

Erdfelder, E., Castela, M., Michalkiewicz, M., & Heck, D. W. (2015). The advantages of model fitting compared to model simulation in research on preference construction. Frontiers in Psychology, 6, Article 140. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2015.00140

Hilbig, B. E., Michalkiewicz, M., Castela, M., Pohl, R. F., & Erdfelder, E. (2015). Whatever the cost? Information integration in memory-based inferences depends on cognitive effort. Memory & Cognition, 43(4), 659-671. https://doi.org/10.3758/s13421-014-0493-z

Michalkiewicz, M. (2015). Wie Heuristiken uns helfen Entscheidungen zu treffen. Das In-Mind Magazin, 2015(4), 1-3. https://de.in-mind.org/article/wie-heuristiken-uns-helfen-entscheidungen-zu-treffen

Other relevant publications

Michalkiewicz, M. (2016). Assessing and explaining individual differences within the adaptive toolbox framework: New methodological and empirical approaches to the recognition heuristic [Doctoral dissertation, University of Mannheim]. MADOC Publikationsserver & Universitätsbibliographie. https://ub-madoc.bib.uni-mannheim.de/41322/

 

Invited Talks

Michalkiewicz, M. (2014, Mai 28). Individuelle Unterschiede im Gebrauch der Rekognitionsheuristik [Colloquium session]. Colloquium of the Department for Diagnostic and Differential Psychology, Institute for Experimental Psychology, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf, Germany.

 

Presentations

Michalkiewicz, M., & Raschidi, O. (2019, April 15-17). In search of homo heuristicus – Do users of the recognition heuristic also employ the fluency heuristic? [Poster presentation]. 61st Conference of Experimental Psychologists (TeaP), London, UK.

Michalkiewicz, M., Erdfelder, E., & Pohl, R. F. (2017, March 26-29). The effect of neuroticism on use of the recognition heuristic is moderated by task relevance In A. Bröder (Chair), Contextualized decision making: Mediators and Moderators (Part I) [Symposium]. 59th Conference of Experimental Psychologists (TeaP), Dresden, Germany.

Michalkiewicz, M., Pohl, R. F., & Erdfelder, E. (2016, March 21-23). Assessing and explaining individual differences in use of the recognition heuristic. In A. Bröder, H. Bless, E. Erdfelder, K. Fiedler, M. Hütter, F. Kutzner, T. Meiser, R. Pohl & M. Wänke (Chairs), Contextualized decision making: Investigating moderators and mediators (Part I) [Symposium]. 58th Conference of Experimental Psychologists (TeaP), Heidelberg, Germany.

Michalkiewicz, M., & Erdfelder, E. (2015, March 8-11). Explaining individual differences in use of the recognition heuristic: The impact of need for cognition and faith in intuition [Conference session]. 57th Conference of Experimental Psychologists (TeaP), Hildesheim, Germany.

Hilbig, B. E., Michalkiewicz, M., Castela, M., Pohl, R. F., & Erdfelder, E. (2015, March 8-11). The impact of cognitive effort on information integration in memory-based inferences [Conference session]. 57th Conference of Experimental Psychologists (TeaP), Hildesheim, Germany.

Pohl, R. F., Michalkiewicz, M., Erdfelder, E., & Hilbig, B. E. (2015, March 8-11). Using the recognition heuristic in highly selected item sets from domains with the same or with different recognition validities [Conference session]. 57th Conference of Experimental Psychologists (TeaP), Hildesheim, Germany.

Michalkiewicz, M., & Erdfelder, E. (2014, March 30-April 2). Stability in use of the recognition heuristic [Conference session]. 56th Conference of Experimental Psychologists (TeaP), Gießen, Germany.

Michalkiewicz, M., Coolin, A., & Erdfelder, E. (2013, August 4-7). Individual differences in use of the recognition heuristic [Poster presentation]. 46th Annual Meeting of the Society of Mathematical Psychology, Potsdam, Germany.

Michalkiewicz, M., & Erdfelder, E. (2013, June 7-9). Stimmung als mögliche Ursache für individuelle Unterschiede im Gebrauch der Rekognitionsheuristik [Conference session]. 2nd General Psychology Workshop for Doctoral Students, Trier, Germany.

Michalkiewicz, M., & Erdfelder, E. (2013, March 24-27). On the retest-reliability of the recognition heuristic [Poster presentation]. 55th Conference of Experimental Psychologists (TeaP), Vienna, Austria.

Michalkiewicz, M., & Hilbig, B. E. (2012, July 2-6). Negativity bias in judgements of truth- A potential explanation [Poster presentation]. Bayesian Modeling in Cognitive Research – A WinBUGS Workshop, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Michalkiewicz, M., Hilbig, B. E., Erdfelder, E., Keller, J., & Bless, H. (2012, April 1-4). The role of regulatory focus in use of the recognition heuristic. In S. G. Scholl (Chair), Contextualized decision making [Symposium]. 54th Conference of Experimental Psychologists (TeaP), Mannheim, Germany.

 

Ad-hoc Reviews

  • Behavior Research Methods

  • Frontiers in Applied Mathematics and Statistics

  • Journal of Mathematical Psychology

  • Zeitschrift für Psychologie / Journal of Psychology

 

Teaching

  • Supervision of Bachelor and Master thesis

  • Supervision of Internships

  • Quantitative Research Methods: Multivariate Statistics and Mathematical Psychology (Master)

  • Computer-Based Data Collection, Data Modelling and Data Analysis (Master)

  • Empirical-Experimental Internship (Bachelor)

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