Prof. Benjamin E. Hilbig, Ph.D.

Address: University of Koblenz-Landau, Cognitive Psychology, Fortstraße 7, D-76829 Landau, Germany

Web page:

Research areas: Judgment and Decision Making, Cognitive Modeling, Individual Differences & Personality

Ph.D. students are very welcome to devise their own thesis topic so long as it fits in with my general research interests (more of which can be found on my homepage, see above) and is compatible with the SMiP agenda (i.e. involves statistical modeling). Here are some exemplary thesis topics along with papers that might serve as a demonstration of the kind of research a topic may involve:

- Identification and separation of decision making processes and strategies (

- Mechanisms, person- and situation effects in (social and ethical) decision making (

- Framing effects in truth judgments (

- Indirect questioning (randomized response) teqchniques and models to assess sensitive attributes (

- Information sampling and risky choice (

Please note: This is not an exhausive list, nor is it meant to constrain possible topics. It merely serves to give examples.