Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg
  Dr. Florian Kutzner
Raum: F 112
Tel: +49 (6221) 54 7364
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Publications (peer reviewed)

  • Kutzner, F., & Fielder, K. (2015) No Correlation, No Evidence for Attention Shifts in Category Learning: Different Mechanisms behind Illusory Correlations and the Inverse Base-Rate Effect. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 144(1).
  • Vogel, T., Kutzner, F., Freytag, P., & Fiedler, K. (2014). Inferring correlations: From exemplars to categories. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 21(5), 1316-1322. doi:10.3758/s13423-014-0586-5

  • Huetter, M., Kutzner, F., & Fiedler, K. (2014). What is learned from repeated pairings? On the scope and generalizability of evaluative conditioning. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 143(2), 631-643. doi:10.1037/a0033409

  • Vogel, T., Kutzner, F., Fiedler, K., & Freytag, P. (2013). How majority members become associated with rare attributes: Ecological correlations in stereotype formation. Social Cognition, 31(4), 427-442. doi:10.1521/soco_2012_1002

  • Vogel, T., Freytag, P., Kutzner, F., & Fiedler, K. (2013). Pseudocontingencies derived from categorically organized memory representations. Memory & Cognition, 41(8), 1185-1199. doi:10.3758/s13421-013-0331-8

  • Kutzner, F. L. W., Förderer, S., & Plessner, H. (2013). Regulatory fit improves putting in top golfers. Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology, 2(2), 130-137. doi:10.1037/a003073

  • Fiedler, K., Kutzner, F., & Krueger, J. (2012). The long way from α-error control to validity proper: Problems with a short-sighted false-positive debate. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 7(6), 661-669. doi:10.1177/174569161246258

  • Hansen, J., Kutzner, F., & Waenke, M. (2012). Money and thinking: Reminders of money trigger abstract construal and shape consumer judgments. Journal of Consumer Research. doi:10.1016/j.jcps.2011.01.00

  • Kutzner, F., Vogel, T., Freytag, P., & Fiedler, K. (2011). A robust classic: Illusory correlations are maintained under extended operant learning. Experimental Psychology, 58(6), 443-453. (download)

  • Kutzner, F., Vogel, T., Freytag, P. & Fiedler, K. (2011). Contingency inferences driven by base rates: Valid by sampling. Judgment and Decision Making, 6(3), 212-221. (download)

  • Vogel, T., Kutzner, F., Freytag, P., & Fiedler, K. (2010). Exploiting attractiveness in persuasion: Senders’ implicit theories about receivers’ processing motivation. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 36(6), 830-842.

  • Kutzner, F. (2009). Pseudocontingencies  - rule based and associative. Dissertation. University of Heidelberg. (download)

  • Kutzner, F., Freytag, P., Vogel, T., & Fiedler, K. (2008). Base-rate neglect based on base-rates in experience-based contingency learning. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 90, 23-32. (download)

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Publications (book chapters)

  • Fiedler, K., Kutzner, F. (im Druck) Information sampling and reasoning biases: Implications for research in judgment and decision making. In Blackwell handbook of judgment and decision making: An interdisciplinary perspective. Blackwell.
  • Kutzner, F. (im Druck). Ignorance of base rates. In Real world decision making: An encyclopedia of behavioral economics. ABC Clio.
  • Fiedler. K., Kutzner, F. (2014). Computer simulation. In Theories and Explanation in Social Psychology. Guilford Press, New York.
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Forthcoming

  • Kutzner, F., Read, D., Stewart, N, & Brown, G. (revise resubmit) Beyond the odds: Rational exploitation of sample-size based uncertainty. Management Science.
  • Kacperski, C., & Kutzner, F. (submitted) Effects of regulatory fit on tactics and performance of table tennis players.
  • Figueroa, A., de Molière, L., Never, B., Pegels, A., & Kutzner, F. (in preparation). Show me the money (and the information)! Durability driven CFL uptake in a context of informality.
  • Fiedler, K., Kutzner, F. (submitted) Pseudocontingencies. In Oxford Handbook of Causal Reasoning. Oxford Handbooks.
  • Beier, S., Kutzner, F., & Hütter, M. (in preparation). Choose a juice! The effect of multiple response options and harmful intentions on aggressive responses in a modified Hot Sauce Paradigm.
  • Kutzner, F., Kacperski, C., Read, D., & Chater, N. (in preparation) Informativeness versus Relevance: On the Rationality of Contingency Judgments.

 

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Grants

  • 18-month project (Exzellenzinitiative Universität Heidelberg, FoF 4 "Regulation and Self-regulation") “Defaults und soziale Normen: Zur Beständigkeit von „Nudging“ – Interventionen bei der Förderung nachhaltigen Verhaltens” (Defaults and social norms - on the generalization of nudged behavior")
  • 3-year project (DFG) “Decisions based on features and dimensions: How contextual framing changes processing”, as part of the DFG-Reaserach Unit “Contextualized Decision Making: Investigating Mediators and Moderators”

  • Project funding (Universtiy of Warwick) „The framed nature of salience: Bridging the gap between attention and decision making research“ (in collaboration with Prof. Derrick Watson)

  • Post-doctoral research fellowship (DFG) “Influence of Rarity on Contingency Judgments"

 

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In the public eye

Zitate aus Interview zu Vergleichen im Statistischen Jahrbuch 2014 (DPA)

Interview zum geplanten Trinkertreff in Ludwigshafen (Mannheimer Morgen)

Kommentar zu nachhaltigem Konsum (SWR-RP, .mp4)

Kommentar zu "Vuvuzelas" am Rande von Sportveranstaltungen (t-online)

Interview zum "Geld-Effekt" (Campus Radio, .mp3)

 

 
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Conference Contributions

  • Kutzner, F. & Fiedler, K. (2014) No Correlation, No Attention Shift: Different Mechanism behind Illusory Correlations and the Inverse Base-Rate Effect. Talk presented at the 16th European Social Cognition Network’s Conference (ESCON), Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium.
  • Kutzner, F., & Fiedler, K. (2014). The judgment is in the sample - towards a grounded social psychology. Symposium organized at the 17th General Meeting of the European Association of Experimental Social Psychology (EAESP), Amsterdam, Netherlands.
  • Kutzner, F., Fiedler, K. & Vogel, T. (2013) On (rational) inferences in nested structures. Talk presented at the 24nd Subjective Probability, Utility and Decision Making (SPUDM) Conference, Barcelona
  • Kutzner, F., Fiedler, K. & Vogel, T. (2013) On (rational) inferences in nested structures. Talk presented at the 15th European Social Cognition Network’s Conference (ESCON), Vilnius.
  • Kutzner, F., Vogel, T., Freytag, P., & Fiedler, K. (2011). Ein Robuster Klassiker: Illusorische Korrelationen. Talk presented at the 13th Confrence of the Fachgruppe Sozialpsychologie (German social psychology conference, FGSP), Helmut-Schmidt-Universität, Hamburg.
  • Kutzner, F., & Fiedler, K. (2011). Illusory "Correlations" without Correlations: A New Look on an Old Phenomenon. Talk presented at the 16th General Meeting of the European Association of Experimental Social Psychology (EAESP), Stockholm, Sweden.
  • Kutzner, F., Vogel, T., & Fiedler, K. (2010). All Bavarians (Stil) Wear Lederhosen - Illusroy Correlations Maintained. Poster presented at the 11th Annual Meeting of Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP), Las Vegas.
  • Kutzner, F., Vogel, T., Freytag, P., & Fiedler, K. (2009). Pseudocontingencies in Stereotype Formation: Extending Illusory Correlations. Talk presented at the 12th Confrence of the Fachgruppe Sozialpsychologie (German social psychology conference, FGSP), Université du Luxemburg.
  • Kutzner, F., & Fiedler, K. (2009) Bias and accuracy in contingency judgments: The joint role of predictor and outcome density. Talk presented at the 22nd Subjective Probability, Utility and Decision Making (SPUDM) Conference, Rovereto

  • Kutzner, F., Fiedler, K., Freytag, P., & Vogel, T. (2008) Base-rate neglect based on base-rates in experience-based contingency learning. Talk presented at the International Congress of Psychology (ICP), Berlin.

  • Kutzner, F. (2008) What do you expect from this usual suspect? The usual behavior. The alignment heuristic in stereotypic judgments.Talk presented at the 10th European Social Cognition Network’s Conference (ESCON), University of Pisa.

  • Freytag, P., Kutzner, F., & Bluemke, M. (2008) Not that pseudo after all: Pseudocontingencies in operant conditioning and priming, and why we should use them.Talk presented at the 15th General Meeting of the European Association of Experimental Social Psychology (EAESP), Opatija, Croatia.

  • Kutzner, F., Freytag, P., Vogel, T., & Fiedler, K. (2008). Base-Rate Respect – Contingencies Inferred from Rare and Frequent. Poster presented at the 9th Annual Meeting of Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP), University of Albuquerque.

  • Kutzner, F., Freytag, P., Vogel, T., & Fiedler, K. (2007). Base-rate neglect based on base rates. Talk presented at the 9th European Social Cognition Network’s Conference (ESCON), University of Brno.

  • Kutzner, F. et al. (2007). Base-rate neglect based on base rates. Talk presented at the 11th Confrence of the Fachgruppe Sozialpsychologie (German social psychology conference, FGSP), University of Freiburg.

  • Kutzner, F., Geschke, D., Mummendey, A., & Kessler; T. (2006). When migrants want what they shouldn’t: Acculturation attitudes and attributions of members of the receiving society as determinants of intergroup relations. Talk presented at the 45th Congress of the German Psychological Association (DGPS), University of Nürnberg.

  • Kutzner, F., Plessner, H., & O’Hare, D. (2003). Continue flying or abort? Intuitive processes in aviation decisions. Poster presented at the 8th Confrence of the Fachgruppe Sozialpsychologie (German social psychology conference, FGSP), University of Heidelberg.

  • Kutzner, F., & Wänke, M. (2001) Assimilation in spite of contrast: Preference shifts in consumer judgments. Poster presented at the 43rd Congress of Experimental Psychology (TEAP), University of Bayreuth.

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Teaching

  • Winter term: 2014: Models of decisions making: How to promote sustainable behavior?
  • Winter term: 2014: Empirisches Praktikum (BA)
  • Spring term 2014: Models of decisions making
  • Winter term 2013: Consumer Psychology (BA)
  • Winter term 2013 / Summerterm 2014: Empirisches Praktikum (BA)
  • Spring term 2012: Consulting Seminar for Masters Theses
  • Spring term 2012: Models of Decision Making (MSc)
  • Spring term 2012: Consumer Psychology (BA)
  • Winter term 2011: Consumer Psychology (MSc)
  • Winter term 2011: Intergroup Psychology & Acculturation (Lit: Grundlagen & Referate) (BA)
  • Winter term 2010: Judgment and Decision Making - Theories of Contingency Inference (MSc)
  • Winter term 2010: Intergroup Psychology & Acculturation (BA)
  • Winter term 2009 / Summerterm 2010: Empirisches Praktikum (BA)
  • Spring term 2009: Critical Reading - Die haben herausgefunden dass...
  • Summer term 2008: Intergroup Psychology & Acculturation
  • Winter term 2007/2008: Consumer Psychology
  • Summer term 2007: Intergroup Psychology & Acculturation
  • Winter term 2006/2007: Übung zur Vorlesung Sozialpsychologie
  • Summer term 2006: Empirisches Praktikum
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Theses (Diploma, MSc, BA)

  • Using psychology to promote sustainable behavior
  • Framing in decisions under uncertainty
  • Sind Kinder schlauer als Erwachsene? Altersunterschiede bei Kontingenz-Heuristiken (Details)

Supervised Theses (Diplom & Master):

  • Kajta Jussupow: Denke an Geld und alles schlimme ist vergessen?
  • Max Ihmels: Information search in an asymmetric two-armed bandit problem
  • Natalie Zimmer: The effects of money priming on consumer decision making
  • Natalie DeJong: The effectiveness of using lay-persuasion theories
  • Johannes Dabisch: Pseudocontingencies in taste conditioning
  • Marius Prohl: Die hypothesengenerierende Funktion von Pseudokontingenzen
  • Hans Alves: Changing Illusory Correlations
  • Celina Kacperski: Regulatory Fit Effects in Table Tennis (Award-Winner: Weinert Gedächtnis Preis)
  • Marlene Heilig: Decision strategies in children: Base rates vs contingencies
  • Marius Mengel: Distance and the Importance of Product Features
  • Sabine Förderer: Regulatory Fit Effects in Expert Golfers (2013). Sport and Exercise Performance Psychology.
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Memberships

  • Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP)
  • European Association for Social Psychology (EASP)
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Research Interests

  • Behavioral economics
  • Nudging
  • Rationality & framing effects in decision making
  • Promoting sustainable consumer behavior
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Academic Career

  • 2013 - present Post-doctoral researcher at University Heidelberg
  • 2012 - 2013 Post-doctoral researcher at Warwick Business School, Coventry, UK
  • 2009 - 2012 Post-doctoral researcher at University Heidelberg
  • 2006 - 2009 PhD student at University Heidelberg / SFB 504 University Mannheim
  • 2003 - 2006 Graduate Studies at Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
  • 2004 Research Fellow at the International Graduate College Jena (IGC)
  • 2003 Graduate Studies at Universität Hamburg
  • 2002 - 2003 Graduate Studies at Otago University, New Zealand
  • 1999 - 2002 Undergraduate Studies at Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg
  • 1997 Abitur in Munich
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Ad-hoc reviewer

  • European Journal of Social Psychology
  • Experimental Psychology
  • Journal of Experimental Social Psychology
  • Journal of Pragmatics
  • Psychology of Sport and Exercise
  • Social Cognition
  • Zeitschrift für Sozialpsychologie / Social Psychology
  • Social Behavior and Personality
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 Conference / Workshop Organisation

  • 2014 Summer School "Contextualized Decision Making"
  • 2013 Conference at the Design Council, London, "Information is in the Eye of the Beholder"
  • 2008 Doctoral Workshop on "Rethinking core themes of social psychology: Are people really as irrational and situation-dependent as they are portrayed to be?" provided by Joachim Krueger
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University Self-Administration

  • Member of Fakultätsrat (University Self-Administration)
  • Committee for the Development of the University Personnel Development Program
  • Committee for Master's Program Development ("Organizational Behavior and Adaptive Cognition")