Dr Jan K. Woike
Lecturer in Psychology
School of Psychology (Faculty of Health)
- Cognitive psychology
- Economic psychology
- Experimental economics
- Experimental ethics
- Experimental philosophy
- Applied statistics
- Experimental methods
- Online research methods
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Previous academic positions
- 2012-2020: Research Scientist --- Center for Adaptive Rationality, Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin, Germany
- 2017-2018: Research Scientist --- German Institute for Economic Research (DIW), Berlin, Germany
- 2007-2012: Research Scientist --- Department of Organizational Behavior, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
- Before 2007: positions at RUB, Bochum; University of Erfurt; Arizona State University, USA
- PhD and diploma in psychology (RUB, Bochum, Germany)
- Studied psychology, philosophy, dramatic arts, and German language (RUB, Germany; Harvard University, USA)
- Drama instructor (Unna, Germany)
Roles on external bodies
Ad hoc reviewerAcademy of Management Discoveries; Economics and Philosophy; International Journal of Information Technology & Decision Making; Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition; Journal of Behavioral Decision Making; Journal of Business Research; Journal of Cognition; Journal of Cognitive Psychology; Journal of Economic Psychology; Journal of Education for Business; Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory and Cognition; Journal of Experimental Social Psychology; Journal of Management & Organization; Journal of Mathematical Psychology; MIT Sloan Management Review; Philosophical Psychology; Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology; Scientific Reports; Strategy Science
Frontiers in Psychology
- Simple heuristics and decision making: I study descriptive and normative properties of structurally simple human decision heuristics in individual and social settings; also comparing them to standard and advanced techniques in statistics and machine learning. I investigate information search and cue use in human decision making. To reach these goals, I utilize experiments, computer simulations, and mathematical analysis.
- Behavioral ethics and moral psychology: I investigate the power of interventions and institutions in distributive justice, cooperation, punishment, and interpersonal commitments.
- Crowdsourced online research: I investigate the dynamics, possibilities, and problems of crowdsourced online research. This theme encompasses several subprojects and includes the qualitative and quantitative assessment of insufficient effort responding, and an analysis of professional participants on Amazon Mechanical Turk and comparable platforms. I also focus on questions of Big Data methods, Big Data Ethics and, in particular, Data Privacy for crowdsourced participants.
- Economic psychology and investment decisions: I study investment decisions and decision policies used by naive and professional investors, and explore economic interactions in incentivized experiments.
- Computer simulations: Using agent-based simulation methods and techniques from artificial life, artificial intelligence, and evolutionary computation, I study social interaction, decision making, and the performance of heuristics and strategies.
- Interdisciplinary projects: I transfer methodologies between disciplines and dovetail approaches originating in psychology, philosophy, machine learning, and economics.
- The Economist: https://www.economist.com/business/2020/02/27/when-rank-leads-to-rancour
- People Management: https://www.peoplemanagement.co.uk/voices/comment/why-ranking-staff-leads-to-destructive-competition
- IESE Insight: https://www.ieseinsight.com/doc.aspx?id=2143&amp;idioma=2
Google scholar profile
Creative practice & artistic projects
German drama workshop (Arizona State University, 2003), playwright
Key publications are highlightedJournals
Talks, presentations, and posters