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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.


  • BF Psychology
  • decision making
  • Modelling
  • Judgment
  • Memory
  • Learning

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Research Output

  • 8 Article
  • 1 Conference contribution

Competitive Retrieval Strategy Causes Multimodal Response Distributions in Multiple-Cue Judgments

Albrecht, R., Hoffmann, J., Pleskac, T., Rieskamp, J. & von Helversen, B., 21 Nov 2019, In : Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning Memory and Cognition.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
39 Downloads (Pure)

Testing Learning Mechanisms of Rule-Based Judgment

Hoffmann, J., von Helversen, B. & Rieskamp, J., 31 Oct 2019, In : Decision. 6, 4, p. 305-344

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
82 Downloads (Pure)

The relation between memory and decision-making in Multiple Sclerosis patients

Hoffmann, J., Bareuther, L., Schmidt, R. & Dettmers, C., 5 Oct 2019, In : Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders. 7 p., 101433.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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

1 Citation (Scopus)
20 Downloads (Pure)

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
1 Citation (Scopus)


Testing learning models of rule-based judgment

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


Justification in Judgment

Hoffmann, J. (Creator), von Helversen, B. (Creator) & Gaissmaier, W. (Creator), Open Science Framework (OSF), 4 Sep 2017