Ralph Hertwig

Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Decision Making and Psychology
mail: hertwig@mpib-berlin.mpg.de
phone: +49 30 8240 6202

Ralph Hertwig studies human cognitive abilities, bringing together concepts and methods from psychology, neuroscience, economics, philosophy, biology, and mathematics. He investigates how biological cognitive strategies (heuristics) arise, perform, and vary under natural resource constraints. His work spans individual and group cognition.

At SCIoI Ralph works on Project 22, “Ecologically rational strategy selection”, and Project 26, “How Cognitive Mechanisms Shape Collective Dynamics”.



SCIoI Publications

Kurvers, R. H. J. M., Herzog, S. M., Hertwig, R., Krause, J., & Wolf, M. (2021). Pooling decisions decreases variation in response bias and accuracy. IScience, 24(7), 102740. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.isci.2021.102740
Kurvers, R. H. J. M., Herzog, S. M., Hertwig, R., Krause, J., Moussaid, M., Argenziano, G., Zalaudek, I., Carney, P. A., & Wolf, M. (2019). How to detect high-performing individuals and groups: Decision similarity predicts accuracy. Science Advances, 5(11), eaaw9011. https://doi.org/10.1126/sciadv.aaw9011

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