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Postdoctoral Associate, on parental leave until February of 2021

Dr. Martha Michalkiewicz

Building: 23.02
Floor/Room: 01.29
+49 211 81-10437

Curriculum Vitae

 

Education

2016 Dr. rer. soc. in Psychology, Graduate School of Economic and Social Sciences, University of Mannheim
2010 Diploma in Mathematics with a specification in Statistics and minor subject Psychology, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf

 

Employment

Seit 2016 Research fellow at the Department for Mathematical and Cognitive Psychology, Institute for Experimental Psychology, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf
2011 – 2016 Doctoral researcher at the Department for Cognition and Individual Differences, Institute for Psychology, University of Mannheim
2008 – 2010 Student assistant at the Department for Probability Theory and Statistics, Institute for Mathematics, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf

 

Research Interests

  • Individual differences in judgement and decision making
  • Influence of individual (cognitive and personality) factors on judgment and decision making
  • Mathematical modeling of cognitive processes, in particular hierarchical multinomial processing tree (mpt) modeling
  • Development of memory processes and memory strategies from childhood to adulthood

 

Publications

Articles (peer reviewed)

Michalkiewicz, M., Minich, B., & Erdfelder, E. (in prep.). 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. (in press). The development of clustering in episodic memory: A cognitive-modeling approach. Child Development.

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. doi: 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, 3-11.doi: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, 776-791. doi: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, 454-468. doi: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, 1114-1126. doi: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, 6:140. doi: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, 659-671. doi:10.3758/s13421-014-0493-z

Michalkiewicz, M. (2015). Wie Heuristiken uns helfen Entscheidungen zu treffen. Das In-Mind Magazin, 4. 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, Germany. ub-madoc.bib.uni-mannheim.de/41322/

 

Grants, Honors, and Awards

  • Research Grant from the DFG Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, Project: " The Development of Clustering in Children’s Free Recall“ (€240,627, Principal Investigators: Dr. Martha Michalkiewicz, Prof. Ute J. Bayen, Ph.D., 3 years, approved April 2020)
  • Support provided by the German Research Foundation (DFG) for a Scientifc Network on “Hierarchical MPT Modeling – Methodological Comparisons and Application Guidelines” (€62,950, co-applicant)
  • Travel Grant by the Heine Research Academics for the Conference of Experimental Psychologists (TeaP), London, 2019 (500 €)
  • Scientific Speed Dating Award 2013, Graduate School of Economic and Social Sciences, Universität Mannheim (together with Simone Malejka; 1000 €)

 

Invited Talks

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

 

Presentations

Michalkiewicz, M., & Raschidi, O. (2019). In search of homo heuristicus – Do users of the recognition heuristic also employ the fluency heuristic? 61st Conference of Experimental Psychologists (TeaP), London.

Michalkiewicz, M., Erdfelder, E., & Pohl, R. F. (2017). The effect of neuroticism on use of the recognition heuristic is moderated by task relevance. 59th Conference of Experimental Psychologists (TeaP), Dresden.

Michalkiewicz, M., Pohl, R. F., & Erdfelder, E. (2016). Assessing and explaining individual differences in use of the recognition heuristic. 58th Conference of Experimental Psychologists (TeaP), Heidelberg.

Michalkiewicz, M., Erdfelder, E. (2015). Explaining individual differences in use of the recognition heuristic: The impact of need for cognition and faith in intuition. 57th Conference of Experimental Psychologists (TeaP), Hildesheim.

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

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

Michalkiewicz, M., Erdfelder, E. (2014). Stability in use of the recognition heuristic. 56th Conference of Experimental Psychologists (TeaP), Hildesheim.

Michalkiewicz, M., Coolin, A., & Erdfelder, E. (2013). Individual differences in use of the recognition heuristic. 46th Annual Meeting of the Society of Mathematical Psychology, Potsdam.

Michalkiewicz, M., Erdfelder, E. (2013). Stimmung als mögliche Ursache für individuelle Unterschiede im Gebrauch der Rekognitionsheuristik. 2nd General Psychology Workshop for Doctoral Students, Trier.

Michalkiewicz, M., Erdfelder, E. (2013). On the retest-reliability of the recognition heuristic. 55th Conference of Experimental Psychologists (TeaP), Vienna.

Michalkiewicz, M., & Hilbig, B. E. (2012). Negativity bias in judgements of truth- A potential explanation. Bayesian Modeling in Cognitive Research - A WinBUGS Workshop, Amsterdam.

Michalkiewicz, M., Hilbig, B. E., Erdfelder, E., Keller, J., & Bless, H. (2012). The role of regulatory focus in use of the recognition heuristic. 54th Conference of Experimental Psychologists (TeaP), Mannheim.

 

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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