Marlene Hecht

Fellow
LIFE Berlin

LIFE Fellow since 2021, MPI for Human Development

Berlin Fellow Speaker

I am a doctoral student in Psychology at the Center for Adaptive Rationality (ARC), MPIB. My research interests lie in the areas of judgement and decision making, social cognition, and information search. Specifically, under the supervision of Christin Schulze and Thorsten Pachur, I am currently examining how individuals sample information from (online) social networks to infer characteristics of the world at large. Prior to joining ARC, I earned a MSc in Psychology at HU Berlin. Before this, I completed a BSc in Psychology and a BA in Communication Science at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München.


Dissertation project:

Social sampling in online social networks: Information search, adaptive use and developmental differences


Publications

Hecht, M., Pachur, T., & Schulze, C. (2022). Does social sampling differ between online and offline contacts? A computational modeling analysis. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, 44. https://escholarship.org/uc/item/0c161487

Ruggeri, K., Panin, A., Vdovic, M., Većkalov, B., Abdul-Salaam, N., Achterberg, J., ... Hecht, M., ..., & García-Garzon, E.  (2022). The globalizability of temporal discounting. Nature Human Behaviour, 6, 1386–1397. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41562-022-01392-w
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