Janina Hoffmann


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People make a thousands of judgments and decisions every day, such as deciding which meal to eat for lunch or judging how much one likes a new  acquaintance. To make these judgments, people need to combine and integrate several pieces of information, such as the price of the meal or its visual appeal, into a global evaluation. My research aims to undercover the cognitive underpinnings of these inference processes. In doing so, I draw upon key insights from memory and learning research and incorporate those insights into psychologically informed theories of human judgment that provide testable, quantitative predictions. In future, this work hopefully allows us to better understand which knowledge people retrieve in every-day decisions and how they integrate this retrieved knowledge with information from the environment.

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Projects 2017 2019

Research Output 2013 2019

  • 6 Article
  • 1 Conference contribution
  • 1 Data set/Database
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Testing Learning Mechanisms of Rule-Based Judgment

Hoffmann, J., von Helversen, B. & Rieskamp, J., 13 Mar 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Decision. 6, 4, p. 305-334

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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Tracing the path of forgetting in rule abstraction and exemplar retrieval

Hoffmann, J. A., von Helversen, B., Weilbächer, R. A. & Rieskamp, J., 1 Jan 2018, In : Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology. 71, 11, p. 2261-2281 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


Justification in Judgment

Hoffmann, J. A., von Helversen, B. & Gaissmaier, W., 4 Sep 2017

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Open Access

Justifying the judgment process affects neither judgment accuracy, nor strategy use

Hoffmann, J. A., Gaissmaier, W. & von Helversen, B., 2017, In : Judgement and Decision Making. 12, 6, p. 627-641 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
4 Citations (Scopus)
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Similar Task Features Shape Judgment and Categorization Processes

Hoffmann, J. A., von Helversen, B. & Rieskamp, J., 2016, In : Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition. 42, 8, p. 1193-1217 25 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access


Testing learning models of rule-based judgment

Hoffmann, J. (Creator), Open Science Framework (OSF), 14 Mar 2019