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CONTACT

Dr. Björn Meder
University of Erfurt
Nordhäuser Str. 63
99089 Erfurt, Germany
Email: bjoern.meder@uni-erfurt.de
Homepage@Erfurt

MPRG iSearch
Max Planck Institute for Human Development
Lentzeallee 94
14195 Berlin, Germany
Email: meder@mpib-berlin.mpg.de
Homepage@MPIB


Full CV [pdf]


EDUCATION

Ph.D. (Dr. rer. nat.), Psychology, May 2006
Department of Psychology, University of Göttingen, Germany

M.Sc. (Diplom), Psychology, April 2003
Department of Psychology, University of Göttingen, Germany

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

Visiting professor (Vertretungsprofessur, W3), since April 2019
Allgemeine Psychologie und Instruktionspsychologie
University of Erfurt, Germany

Associate Researcher, since Oct 2018
Center for Adaptive Rationality
Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin, Germany

Visiting Researcher, since Sep 2018
Max Planck Research Group iSearch
Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin, Germany

Research Scientist, Oct 2017 to Aug 2018
Max Planck Research Group iSearch
Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin, Germany

Research Scientist, Jan 2012 to Sep 2017
Center for Adaptive Behavior and Cognition
Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin, Germany

British Academy Visiting Scholar, Oct 2011 - Dec 2011
Department of Psychology, School of Biological and Chemical Sciences
Queen Mary University London, UK

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Oct 2008 - Sep 2011
Center for Adaptive Behavior and Cognition
Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin, Germany

Postdoctoral Researcher, May 2006 - Sep 2008
Department of Psychology
University of Göttingen, Germany

Predoctoral Researcher, April 2003 - April 2006
Department of Psychology
University of Göttingen, Germany

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Causality and causal cognition
Psychology and mathematics of information search
Categorization and inductive learning
Bounded rationality and heuristics
Medical decision making and risk communication

PUBLICATIONS

Journal articles (peer reviewed)

Schulz, E., Wu, C.M., Ruggeri, A., & Meder, B. (in press). Searching for rewards like a child means less generalization and more directed exploration. Psychological Science. [preprint] [Code and data]

Meder, B., Nelson, J.D., Jones, M., & Ruggeri, A. (in press). Stepwise versus globally optimal search in children and adults. Cognition. [preprint] [Code and data]

Meder, B., Fleischhut, N., Krumnau, N.-C., & Waldmann, M. R. (2019). How should autonomous cars drive? A preference for defaults in moral judgments under risk and uncertainty. Risk Analysis, 39, 295-314. [pdf] [data]

Wu, C. M., Schulz, E., Speekenbrink, M., Nelson, J. D., & Meder, B. (2018) Generalization guides human exploration in vast decision spaces. Nature Human Behaviour, 2, 915-924. [pdf] [bioRxiv] [code and data]

Meder, B., Fleischhut, N., & Osman, M. (2018). Beyond the confines of choice architecture: A critical analysis. Journal of Economic Psychology, 68, 36-44. [pdf]

Crupi, V., Nelson, J. D., Meder, B., Cevolani, G, & Tentori, K. (2018). Generalized information theory meets human cognition: Introducing a unified framework to model uncertainty and information search. Cognitive Science, 42, 1410-1456. [pdf]

Jarecki, J., Meder, B., & Nelson, J. D. (2018). Naïve and robust: Class-conditional independence in human classification learning. Cognitive Science, 42, 4-42. [pdf]

Meder, B. & Mayrhofer, R. (2017). Diagnostic causal reasoning with verbal information. Cognitive Psychology, 96, 54-84. [pdf] [code and data]

Fleischhut, N., Meder, B, & Gigerenzer, G. (2017). Moral hindsight. Experimental Psychology, 64, 110–123. [pdf]

Wu, C., Meder, B., Filimon, F., & Nelson, J.D. (2017). Asking better questions: How presentation formats guide information search. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 43, 1274-1297. [pdf]

Knauber, H.M., Schray, H.H., Meder, B., Martignon, L.M., & Nelson, J.D. (2017). Informationssuche im Mathematikunterricht der Grundschule. (Information search in mathematics teaching in primary school). MNU Journal, 6, 375-382. [pdf]

Krisam, M., von Philipsborn, P., & Meder, B. (2017). Nudging in der Primärprävention: Eine Übersicht und Perspektiven für Deutschland. [The use of nudging for primary prevention: a review and perspectives for Germany.] Das Gesundheitswesen, 79, 117-123. [pdf]

von Sydow, M., Hagmayer, Y., & Meder, B. (2016). Transitive reasoning distorts induction in causal chains. Memory & Cognition, 44, 469-487. [pdf]

Meder, B., Mayrhofer, R., & Waldmann, M. (2014). Structure induction in diagnostic causal reasoning. Psychological Review,121, 277-301. [pdf] [R code for structure induction model]

Bodemer, N., Meder, B., & Gigerenzer, G. (2014). Communicating relative risk changes with baseline risk: Presentation format and numeracy matter. Medical Decision Making, 34, 615-626. [pdf]

Neth, H., Meder, B., Kothiyal, A. & Gigerenzer, G. (2014). Homo heuristicus in the financial world: From risk management to managing uncertainty. Journal of Risk Management in Financial Institutions, 7, 134-144. [pdf]

Nelson, J. D., Divjak, B., Gudmundsdottir, G., Martignon, L. F., & Meder, B. (2014). Children's sequential information search is sensitive to environmental probabilities. Cognition, 130, 74-80. [html] [pdf]

Meder, B., Le Lec, F., & Osman, M. (2013). Decision making in uncertain times: what can cognitive and decision sciences say about or learn from economic crises? Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 17, 257-260. [pdf]

Hagmayer, Y., & Meder, B. (2013). Repeated causal decision making. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 39, 33-50. [pdf]

Meder, B., & Nelson, J. D. (2012). Information search with situation-specific reward functions. Judgment and Decision Making, 7, 119-148. [pdf]

Hagmayer, Y., Meder, B., von Sydow, M., & Waldmann, M. R. (2011). Category transfer in sequential causal learning: the unbroken mechanism hypothesis. Cognitive Science, 35, 842-873. [pdf]

Meder, B., Gerstenberg, T., Hagmayer, Y., & Waldmann, M. R. (2010). Observing and intervening: Rational and heuristic models of causal decision making. The Open Psychology Journal, 3, 119-135. (Special issue "Causal learning beyond causal judgment") [pdf]

Hagmayer, Y., Meder, B., Osman, M., Mangold, S., & Lagnado, D. (2010). Spontaneous causal learning while controlling a dynamic system. The Open Psychology Journal, 3, 145-162. (Special issue "Causal learning beyond causal judgment") [pdf]

Waldmann, M. R., Meder, B., von Sydow, M., & Hagmayer, Y. (2010). The tight coupling between category and causal learning. Cognitive Processing, 11, 143-158. [pdf]

Meder, B., Hagmayer, Y., & Waldmann, M. R. (2009). The role of learning data in causal reasoning about observations and interventions. Memory & Cognition, 37, 249-264. [pdf]

Meder, B., Hagmayer, Y., & Waldmann, M. R. (2008). Inferring interventional predictions from observational learning data. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 15, 75-80. [pdf]

Conference proceedings (peer reviewed)

Wu, C. M., Schulz, E., Garvert, M. M., Meder, B., & Schuck, N. W. (2018). Connecting conceptual and spatial search via a model of generalization. In Kalish, C., Rau, M., Zhu, J., Rogers, T. T. (Eds.), Proceedings of the 40th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 1183-1188). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society. [pdf]

Jones, A., Schulz, E., Meder, B., & Ruggeri, A. (2018). Active function learning. In Kalish, C., Rau, M., Zhu, J., Rogers, T. T. (Eds.), Proceedings of the 40th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 580–585). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society. [pdf]

Wu, C.M., Schulz, E., Speekenbrink, M., Nelson, J.D., & Meder, B. (2017). Mapping the unknown: The spatially correlated multi-armed bandit.In G. Gunzelmann, A. Howes, T. Tenbrink, & E. Davelaar (Eds.), Proceedings of the 39th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (pp.1357-1362). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society. [bioRxiv] [pdf]

Schulz, E., Speekenbrink, M. & Meder, B. (2016). Simple trees in complex forests: Growing Take The Best by Approximate Bayesian Computation. In Papafragou, A., Grodner, D., Mirman, D., & Trueswell, J.C. (Eds.) Proceedings of the 38th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp.2531–2536). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society. [pdf]

Morais, S., Schooler, L., Olsson, H., & Meder, B. (2014). From causal models to sound heuristic inference. In P. Bello, M. Guarini, M. McShane, & B. Scassellati (Eds.), Proceedings of the 36th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp.1036-1041). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society. [pdf]

Meder, B., & Mayrhofer, R. (2013). Sequential diagnostic reasoning with verbal information. In M. Knauff, M. Pauen, N. Sebanz, & I. Wachsmuth (Eds.), Proceedings of the 35th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 1014-1019). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society. [pdf]

Jarecki, J., Meder, B., & Nelson, J. D. (2013). The assumption of class-conditional independence in category learning. In M. Knauff, M. Pauen, N. Sebanz, & I. Wachsmuth (Eds.), Proceedings of the 35th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 2650-2655). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society. [pdf]

von Sydow, M., Hagmayer, Y., Meder, B., & Waldmann, M. R. (2010). How causal reasoning can bias empirical evidence. In S. Ohlsson & R. Catrambone (Eds.), Proceedings of the 32nd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 2087-2092). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society. [pdf]

Meder, B., Mayrhofer, R., & Waldmann, M. R. (2009). A rational model of elemental diagnostic inference. In N. A. Taatgen & H. van Rijn (Eds.), Proceedings of the 31st Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 2176-2181). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society. [pdf]

Meder, B., & Hagmayer, Y.(2009). Causal induction enables adaptive decision making. In N. A. Taatgen & H. van Rijn (Eds.), Proceedings of the 31st Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 1651-1656). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society. [pdf]

von Sydow, M., Meder, B., & Hagmayer, Y.(2009). A transitivity heuristic of probabilistic causal reasoning. In N. A. Taatgen & H. van Rijn (Eds.), Proceedings of the 31st Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 803-808). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society. [pdf]

Hagmayer, Y., & Meder, B. (2008). Causal learning through repeated decision making. In B. C. Love, K. McRae, & V. M. Sloutsky (Eds.), Proceedings of the 30th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 179-184). Cognitive Science Society. [pdf]

Meder, B., Hagmayer, Y., & Waldmann, M. R. (2006). Understanding the causal logic of confounds. In R. Sun, & N. Miyake (Eds.) Proceedings of the 28th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 579-584). Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum. [pdf]

Meder, B., Hagmayer, Y., & Waldmann, M. R. (2005). Doing after seeing. In B.G. Bara, L. Barsalou, & M. Bucciarelli (Eds.), Proceedings of the 27th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 1461-1466). Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum. [pdf]

Book chapters

Meder, B. & Mayrhofer, R. (2017). Diagnostic reasoning. In M. R. Waldmann (Ed.), Oxford Handbook of Causal Reasoning. (pp. 433-458). New York: Oxford University Press. [pdf]

Mousavi, S., Meder, B., Neth, H., & Kheirandish, R. (2017). Heuristics: fast, frugal, and smart. In Morris Altman (Ed.), Handbook of Behavioral Economics and Smart Decision-Making: Rational Decision-Making within the Bounds of Reason (pp. 101-118). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing. [pdf]

Meder, B. & Gigerenzer, G. (2014). Statistical thinking: No one left behind. In E. J. Chernoff and B. Sriraman (Eds.), Probabilistic thinking: Presenting plural perspectives (pp. 127-148). Springer. [pdf]

Other

Meder, B. (2006). Seeing versus doing: Causal Bayes nets as psychological models of causal reasoning. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, University of Göttingen.


AD-HOC REVIEWS

Applied Cognitive Psychology; Behavioural Processes; Causality in the Sciences Conferences Series (OUP); Cognition; Cognitive Psychology; Cognitive Science; Diagnosis; Experimental Psychology; Frontiers in Psychology; Internal and Emergency Medicine; International Conference on Cognitive Modeling; Journal of Behavioral Decision Making; Journal of Cognitive Psychology; Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice; Journal of Experimental Psychology: General; Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition; Learning & Motivation; Lernen und Lernstörungen; Memory & Cognition; Minds & Machines; Mind & Society; National Science Foundation (NSF); Nature Human Behaviour; Perspectives in Causation; PLOS: ONE; Open Psychology Journal; Police Practice and Research; Proceedings of the Conference of the Cognitive Science Society; Psychological Review; Psychological Science; Risk Analysis; Synthese; Theory & Psychology; Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology.

Member of the NSF College of Reviewers (Perception, Action, and Cognition program)

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIPS

Cognitive Science Society; Psychonomic Society; Judgment and Decision Making Society; Deutsche Gesellschaft für Psychologie

PRESENTATIONS

Meder, B. (2018, June). Information search: Foundations, psychology, and developmental trajectories. Summer Institute on Bounded Rationality, Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin, Germany. [Youtube]

Swaboda, N., Meder, B., & Ruggeri, A. (2018, January). Preschooler’s information search and planning in a maze exploration task. Budapest CEU Conference on Cognitive Development, Budapest, Hungary.

Meder, B., Nelson, J. D., Jones, M., & Ruggeri, A. (2017, October). Stepwise versus globally-optimal information search in children and adults. Cognitive Development Society conference, Portland, USA.

Wu, C.M., Schulz, E., Speekenbrink, M., Nelson, J.D., & Meder, B. (2017, July). Mapping the unknown: The spatially correlated multi-armed bandit. 39th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, London, UK.

Nelson, J.D., Crupi, V., Meder, B., Cevolani, G., & Tentori, K. (2017, July). A unified model of entropy and the value of information. 39th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, London, UK.

Schirren, C., Hautz, S.C., Hautz, W.E., Kämmer, J.E., Meder, B., & Nelson, J.D (2017, July). Which test to perform? Modeling utility of medical tests: information gain, patient risk and financial costs. 39th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, London, UK.

Meder, B. (2017, April). Diagnostic causal reasoning with verbal uncertainty terms. Invited talk at Data Learning and Inference (DALI) 2017, Tenerife, Spain.

Nelson, J., Crupi, V., Meder, B., Cevolani, G., & Tentori, K. (2016, November). Beyond Shannon entropy: A unified mathematical framework for entropy and its importance for understanding human active learning. 57th Psychonomic Society Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, USA.

Meder, B., & Mayrhofer, R. (2016, September). Diagnostic causal reasoning with verbal information. DGPS 2016, Leipzig, Germany.

Nelson, J. D., Meder, B., & Jones, M. (2016, September). On the fine line between “heuristic” and “optimal” sequential question strategies. DGPS 2016, Leipzig, Germany.

Meder, B., Mayrhofer, R., & Waldmann, M. R. (2016, August). Structure induction in diagnostic causal reasoning. ICT, Providence, USA.

Wu, C.M., Schulz, E., Speekenbrink, M., Nelson, J.D., & Meder, B. (2016, July). Exploring the unknown: Modeling human exploration-exploitation behavior. Computational and Mathematical Modeling of Cognition, Dobbiaco, Italy.

von Sydow, M., Hebbelmann, D., Hagmayer, Y., & Meder, B. (2016, April). How causal reasoning can distort the evidence. MuST 9, Munich, Germany.

Knauber, H., Martignon, L., Schray, H., Nelson, J. D., & Meder, B. (2016, March). Informationssuche und Kodierung: Heuristiken von Viertklässlern. Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft für Didaktik der Mathematik, Heidelberg, Germany.

Meder, B., Nelson, J. D., & Jones, M. (2016, February). Entropy, heuristics, and human behavior in sequential search. Workshop on entropy, Ludwigsburg University of Education, Ludwigsburg, Germany.

Wu, C., Nelson, J. D., & Meder, B. (2016, February). Functional entropy for understanding ruggedness in fitness landscapes. Workshop on entropy, Ludwigsburg University of Education, Ludwigsburg, Germany.

Nelson, J.D., Meder, B. & Jones, M. (2015, August). When optimal experimental design models are not optimal: sequential search, optimality, and heuristics. SPUDM 25, Budapest, Hungary.

Wu, C., Meder, B., Nelson, J.D. & Filimon, F. (2015, August). The effect of presentation formats on rational information search. SPUDM 25, Budapest, Hungary.

Crupi, V., Nelson, J.D., Meder, B., Cevolani, G., & Tentori, K. (2015, August). Beyond Shannon entropy: a unified mathematical framework for entropy measures and its importance for understanding human active learning. SPUDM 25, Budapest, Hungary.

Meder, B. (2015, July). Optimal experimental design, heuristic, and human information search. Invited talk, Workshop ‘Scientific Computing in the Behavioral Sciences (SCBS 2015)', Heidelberg, Germany.

Nelson, J. D., Crupi, V., Meder, B., Cevolani, G., & Tentori, K. (2015, July). Beyond Shannon entropy: a unified mathematical framework for entropy measures and its importance for understanding human active learning. 48th Annual Meeting of the Society of Mathematical Psychology, Pasadena, USA.

Meder, B., Mayrhofer, R., & Waldmann, M. R. (2015, June). Structure induction in diagnostic causal reasoning. Causal and Probabilistic Reasoning Conference, Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy, Munich, Germany.

Meder, B., & Mayrhofer, R. (2015, March). Bayesian reasoning with verbal information. TeaP 2015, Hildesheim, Germany.

Jarecki, J., Meder, B., & Nelson, J.D. (2015, March). Naive Bayes as a default in human category learning. TeaP 2015, Hildesheim, Germany.

Crupi, V., Nelson, J.D., Meder, B., Cevolani, G., & Tentori, K. (2015, March). Shannon and beyond: Generalized entropies and rational information search. Fourth conference of the DFG priority program “New Frameworks of Rationality” (SPP 1516), Etelsen, Germany.

Martignon, L., Nelson, J., Meder, B., Knauber, H., & Schray, H. (2015, March). Information search in the classroom. Fourth conference of the DFG priority program “New Frameworks of Rationality” (SPP 1516), Etelsen, Germany.

Meder, B., Wu, C., Nelson, J. D., & Filimon, F. (2015, February). Presentation formats and information search. Workshop “Information, search, and causes: Rational and cognitive approaches”, Turin, Italy.

Meder, B., & Mayrhofer, R. (2014, November). Bayesian reasoning with verbal information. 55th Psychonomic Society Annual Meeting, Long Beach, CA, USA.

Morais, S., Schooler, L., Olsson, H., & Meder, B. (2014, November). From causal models to sound heuristic inference. 55th Psychonomic Society Annual Meeting, Long Beach, CA, USA.

Nelson, J.D., Meder, B., Szalay, C., Crupi, V., & Tentori, K. (2014, November). Implications of disregarding objective utilities when selecting a medical test. 55th Psychonomic Society Annual Meeting, Long Beach, CA, USA.

Fleischhut, N., Meder, B., & Gigerenzer, G. (2014, November). Moral judgments under certainty and uncertainty. 35th Annual Conference of the Society for Judgment and Decision Making, Long Beach, CA, USA.

Nelson, J. D., Meder, B., Szalay, C., Crupi, V., & Tentori, K. (2014, September). On selecting experiments given uncertainty about payoff structures. ESPP meeting, Noto, Sicily.

Morais, S., Schooler, L., Olsson, H., & Meder, B. (2014, July). From causal models to sound heuristic inference. 36th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, Quebec City, Canada.

Nelson, J., Meder, B., Szalay, C., Crupi, V., & Tentori, K. (2014, June). On optimality conditions for the likelihood difference heuristic. 15th European Meeting of the Society for Medical Decision Making, Antwerp, Belgium.

Nelson, J., Crupi, V., Martignon, L., Meder, B., & Tentori, K. (2014, March). Confirmation, entropy and information. Third conference of the DFG priority program “New Frameworks of Rationality” (SPP 1516).

Jarecki, J., Meder, B., & Nelson, J. D. (2013, November). The assumption of class-conditional independence in categorization under uncertainty. 34th Annual Conference of the Society for Judgment and Decision Making, Toronto, Canada.

Morais, A. S., Olsson, H., Schooler, L. & Meder, B. (2013, August). Using intuitive causal models to determine the predictive value of cues. SPUDM24, Barcelona, Spain.

Nelson, J. D. , Szalay, C., Meder, B., Crupi, V., Gigerenzer, G., & Tentori, T. (2013, August). On optimality conditions for the likelihood difference heuristic. 46th Annual Meeting of the Society of Mathematical Psychology, Potsdam, Germany.

Meder, B., & Mayrhofer, R. (2013, August). Sequential diagnostic reasoning with verbal information. 35th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, Berlin, Germany.

Meder, B., & Nelson, J. D. (2013, August). Information search with situation-specific reward functions. 35th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, Berlin, Germany.

Jarecki, J., Meder, B., & Nelson, J. D. (2013, August). The assumption of class-conditional independence in category learning. 35th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, Berlin, Germany.

Meder, B., Fernandez, J. P., Katsikopoulos, K., & Nelson, J.D. (2013, March). The wisdom of crowds in unexploded ordnance (UXO) classification. TeaP 2013, Vienna, Austria.

Nelson, J. D., & Meder, B. (2013, March). Informational vs. objective utilities in information search. TeaP 2013, Vienna, Austria.

Crupi, V., Martignon, L., Meder, B., Nelson, J. D., & Tentori, K. (2013, March). Pathways between Bayesian confirmation theories and models of information search. Second conference of the DFG priority program “New Frameworks of Rationality” (SPP 1516).

Nelson, J. D., Divjak, B., Gudmundsdottir, G., Martignon, L., & Meder, B. (2012, November). Heuristics, optimality, and children’s sequential information search. 2012 Psychonomic Society Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN, USA.

Nelson, J. D., Meder, B., & Szalay, C. (2012, November). On optimality conditions for the likelihood difference heuristic. 33rd annual conference of the Society for Judgment and Decision Making. Minneapolis, MN, USA.

Meder, B., & Nelson, J. D. (2012, September). The empirical study of human information acquisition. Invited talk at the workshop "Operationalizing epistemic concepts", Aachen, Germany.

Meder, B., Hagmayer, Y., & Waldmann, M. R. (2012, August). Causal reasoning with the do-operator. Invited talk at the workshop "Rationality frameworks for conditionals", Munich, Germany.

Osman, M., Meder, B., Gigerenzer, G., Chater, N., Read, D., & Neth, H. (2012, August). What can cognitive science say or learn about economic crises? Symposium at the 34th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, Sapporo, Japan.

Nelson, J. D., Divjak, B., Gudmundsdottir, G., Martignon, L., & Meder, B. (2012, July). Heuristics, optimality, and children’s sequential information search. 2012 International Conference on Thinking, London, UK.

Meder, B., & Nelson, J. D. (2012, April). Information search with situation-specific reward functions. TeaP 2012, Mannheim, Germany.

Bodemer, N., & Meder, B. (2012, April). When relative is absolute: On the interpretation of relative risk reductions. TeaP 2012, Mannheim, Germany.

Morais, A. S., Olsson, H., Schooler, L. & Meder, B. (2012, April). How causal models influence information search. TeaP 2012, Mannheim, Germany.

Martignon, L., Divjak, B., Gudmundsdottir, G., Nelson, J.D., & Meder, B. (2012, April). Information search in children: New results on variants of the twenty questions game. Teap 2012, Mannheim, Germany.

Meder, B., Nelson, J. D., Martignon, L., Crupi, V., & Tentori, K.(2012, March). Models of information search: A theoretical and empirical synthesis. First conference of the DFG priority program "New frameworks of rationality" (SPP 1516) Tutzing, Germany.

Meder, B., & Nelson, J. D. (2011, November). Evolution of information search: From statisticians, to psychologists, to honeybees. Invited talk at the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, Queen Mary University of London, London, UK.

Waldmann, M. R., Mayrhofer, R., & Meder, B. (2011, November). Models of elemental causal diagnostic reasoning. 52nd Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Seattle, USA.

Meder, B., Divjak, B., Nelson, J.D., Gudmundsdottir, G., & Martignon, L. (2011, September). Guess who? A study of children’s information-search behavior. XXIV Congresso Nazionale Associazione Italiana di Psicologia, Genova, Italy.

Nelson, J. D., & Meder, B. (2011, August). Information search under asymmetric reward conditions. London Reasoning Workshop 2011, Birkbeck College, London, UK.

Divjak, B., Gudny, G., Martignon, L., Meder, B., & Nelson, J.D. (2011, July). Optimality, heuristics, and children’s sequential information search. ASIC 2011, Caldes de Boi, Spain.

Divjak, B., Gudmundsdottir, G., Meder, B., Nelson, J. D., & Martignon, L. (2011, February). Erste Kompetenzen von Kindern im Umgang mit Informationen und Informationssuche: Kopf oder Bauch? 45. Jahrestagung für Didaktik der Mathematik, Freiburg, Germany.

Nelson, J. D., Martignon, L., & Meder, B. (2011, February). Experience-based learning of environmental probabilities enhances Bayesian reasoning. 45. Jahrestagung für Didaktik der Mathematik, Freiburg, Germany.

Meder, B. (2011, January). Sampling in decisions from experience: An information-theoretic approach. Invited talk at the Department of Psychology, University of Basel, Switzerland.

Meder, B. (2011, January). Diagnostic reasoning: A causal model perspective. Invited talk at the Department of Psychology, University of Basel, Switzerland.

Meder, B., Mayrhofer, R., & Waldmann, M. R. (2010, December). Rational models of elemental diagnostic inference. Invited talk at the London Judgment and Decision Making (LJDM) Group, London, UK.

Nelson, J. D., & Meder, B. (2010, November). Information search under asymmetric reward conditions. 51st annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society. St. Louis, USA.

Meder, B., Nelson, J. D., Martignon, L., Crupi, V., & Neth, H. (2010, October). Rational and boundedly rational models of information search. DFG SPP 1516 "New frameworks of rationality" kickoff workshop, Potsdam, Germany.

Meder, B., Mayrhofer, R., & Waldmann, M. R. (2010, October). Modelle elementaren diagnostischen Schließens. 10th Biannual Meeting of the German Society for Cognitive Science. Potsdam, Germany.

Meder, B., & Nelson, J. D. (2010, October). Information search under asymmetric reward conditions. 10th Biannual Meeting of the German Society for Cognitive Science. Potsdam, Germany.

Mangold, S., Meder, B., & Hagmayer, Y. (2010, October). Spontane Kausalinduktion bei der Steuerung komplexer Systeme. 10th Biannual Meeting of the German Society for Cognitive Science. Potsdam, Germany.

von Sydow, M., Hagmayer, Y., & Meder, B.(2010, October). Causal consistency versus empirical evidence. 10th Biannual Meeting of the German Society for Cognitive Science. Potsdam, Germany.

Mangold, S., Meder, B., & Hagmayer, Y. (2010, March). Spontane Kausalinduktion bei der Steuerung komplexer Systeme. Teap 2010, Saarbrücken, Germany.

von Sydow, M., Meder, B. & Hagmayer, Y. (2010, March). Schlussfolgerungsbasierte Verzerrungen datenbasierter Induktion bei verschiedenen Kausalstrukturen. TeaP 2010, Saarbrücken, Germany.

Hagmayer, Y., & Meder, B. (2009, August). Causal reasoning in repeated decision making. SPUDM 22. Rovereto, Italy.

Meder, B., Mayrhofer, R., & Waldmann, M. R. (2009, August). A rational model of elemental diagnostic inference. 31st Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Meder, B.,& Hagmayer, Y., (2009, July). Causal induction enables adaptive decision making. 31st Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

von Sydow, M., Meder, B., & Hagmayer, Y.(2009, July). A transitivity heuristic of probabilistic causal reasoning. 31st Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

von Sydow, M., Meder, B., & Hagmayer, Y. (2009, July). Reasoning versus evidence: transitive causal reasoning with intransitive data. Summer Institute on Bounded Rationality, Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin, Germany.

Meder, B., Mayrhofer, R., & Waldmann, M.R. (2009, April). Statistische und kausale Normen diagnostischen Schlieþens. TeaP 2009, Jena, Germany.

Hagmayer, Y., & Meder, B. (2009, March). Kausales lernen durch wiederholtes Entscheiden. Teap 2009, Jena, Germany.

Meder, B., Mayrhofer, R. & Waldmann, M.R. (2008, August). Bayesian models of elemental diagnostic reasoning. 41st Annual Society for Mathematical Psychology Conference. Washington, D. C., USA.

Hagmayer, Y., & Meder, B. (2008, July). Causal learning through repeated decision making. 30th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Washington D. C., USA.

Hagmayer, Y., & Meder, B. (2008, July). Causal models in repeated decision making. XXIX International Congress of Psychology, Berlin, Germany.

von Sydow, M., Meder, B., & Waldmann, M. R. (2008, July). Transitivity heuristic in causal reasoning. XXIX International Congress of Psychology. Berlin, Germany.

Hagmayer, Y., & Meder, B. (2007, August). What shall I do? A simple causal heuristic to derive interventions from observations. SPUDM 21. Warsaw, Poland.

Meder, B. (2007, June). Kausalmodelle und Bayes-Netze. Invited talk at the Department of Psychology, Technical University of Chemnitz. Chemnitz, Germany.

Meder, B., von Sydow, M., & Hagmayer, Y. (2007, March). Schlieþen mit Kausalmodellen. TeaP 2007. Trier, Germany.

von Sydow, M., & Meder, B. (2007, March). Vernunft jenseits der Prädikatenlogik: Zur Rolle von Zielen und deontischer Semantik bei der Wasonschen Kartenwahlaufgabe (WST). TeaP 2007, Trier, Germany.

Hagner, A., Meder, B., von Sydow, M., & Hagmayer, Y. (2007, March). Wie kausalbasiertes Kategorienlernen zu kategorienbasiertem Kausallernen führt. TeaP 2007, Trier, Germany.

Corinth, C., von Sydow, M., Meder, B., & Hagmayer, Y. (2007, March). Fehlerhafte Schlüsse in kausalen Ketten auf Grund subjektiver Transitivitätsannahmen. TeaP 2007, Trier, Germany.

Meder, B., Hagmayer, Y., & Waldmann, M. R. (2006, July). Understanding the causal logic of confounds. 28th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Vancouver, Canada.

Meder, B., Hagmayer, Y., von Sydow, M., & Waldmann, M. R. (2005, April). Beobachten und Handeln in kausalen Systemen. TeaP 2005, Regensburg, Germany.

Meder,B., Hagmayer, Y., & Waldmann, M. R. (2005, July). Doing after seeing. 27th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Stresa, Italy.

von Sydow, M., Hagmayer, Y., Meder, B., & Waldmann, M. (2005, April). Flexibles bayesianisches Hypothesentesten. TeaP 2005, Regensburg, Germany.

Hagmayer, Y., Waldmann, M., Meder, B., & von Sydow, M. (2005, April). Integration von Kausalmodellen - Wie spontane Kategorienbildung das Lernen von Kausalzusammenhängen beeinflusst. TeaP 2005, Regensburg, Germany.

Meder, B., Hagmayer, Y., & Waldmann, M. R. (2004, April). Kategorienbasierte Transfereffekte beim Kausallernen. TeaP 2004, Gieþen, Germany.

Meder, B. (2004, September). Die Ableitung von Interventionsfolgen aus Beobachtungsdaten und Kausalmodellen. 44th Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Psychologie. Göttingen, Germany.

Waldmann, M. R., Hagmayer, Y., & Meder, B. (2004, November). Seeing versus doing: Two modes of accessing causal models in people. 45th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Minneapolis, USA.