Dr. Franziska Bott

Dr. Franziska Bott (she/her)

SMiP Cohort 2017

SMiP Advisors: Prof. Dr. Thorsten Meiser, Prof. Benjamin Hilbig, Ph.D., Prof. Dr. Tanja Lischetzke

Thesis:  New insights into cognitive processes in pseudocontingency inference by means of experimental methods and statistical modeling

Degree: Dr. rer. soc. (summa cum laude), received from the University of Mannheim in September 2020

First placement: Postdoctoral researcher at the University of Mannheim

Current placement: Senior statistician at a pharmaceutical company

  • Research Areas

    • Cognitive Processes of Contingency Learing
    • Judgment Learning and Decision Behavior
    • Information Sampling
  • Teaching (SMIP)

    • Workshop „Introduction to OpenSesame: Creating Experiments with an Open-Source Software“
  • Publications

    Bott, F. M., Kellen, D., & Klauer, K. C. (2021). Normative accounts of illusory correlations. Psychological Review. Advance online publication.https://doi.org/10.1037/rev0000273

    Kroneisen, M., Bott, F. M., & Mayer, M.(2021). Remembering the bad ones: Does the source memory advantage for cheaters influence our later actions positively? Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 74(10),1669-1685. https://doi.org/10.1177/17470218211007822

    Bott, F. M. (2020). New insights into cognitive processes in pseudocontingency inference by means of experimental methods and statistical modeling (Unpublished doctoral dissertation). University of Mannheim, Mannheim.

    Bott, F. M., Heck, D. W., & Meiser, T. (2020). Parameter validation in hierarchical MPT models by functional dissociation with continuous covariates: An application to contingency inference. Journal of Mathematical Psychology, 98https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jmp.2020.102388

    Bott, F. M., & Meiser, T. (2020). Pseudocontingency inference and choice: The role of information sampling. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition,46(9), 1624–1644. https://doi.org/10.1037/xlm0000840

  • Talks

    Bott, F., & Meiser, T. (2019). (Pseudo-)Contingency learning and choice based on information sampling. Invited talk in the colloquium series Current Research in Adaptive Cognition at the University of Heidelberg, 25th November, 2019.

    Bott, F. (2019, June). The influence of information sampling on the pseudocontingency effect [Talk]. 34th IOPS/SMiP Summer Conference. Utrecht, the Netherlands.

    Bott, F. (2019, November). (Pseudo-)Contingency learning and choice based on information sampling [Talk]. Colloquium series Current Research in Adaptive Cognition. University of HeidelbergGermany.

    Bott, F., & Meiser, T. (2019, April). Decision making based on pseudocontingencies – A matter of information sampling [Talk]. 61st Conference of Experimental Psychologists (TeaP). London, United Kingdom.

    Bott, F., Fleig, H., & Meiser, T. (2017, March). The role of causal expectations in contingency learning and (biased) choice behavior [Talk]. 59th Conference of Experimental Psychologists (TeaP). Dresden, Germany.

  • Posters

    Bott, F. & Meiser, T. (2018, March 11–14). Contingency learning and choice-behavior based on self-directed and other-directed information sampling [Poster presentation]. 60. Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psychologen, Marburg, Germany.

  • Awards

    Franziska Bott was the first SMiP PhD Candidate to receive the anual SMiP Best Paper Award (2019 / 2020).