Prof. Dr. Thorsten Meiser




Office hours:

Curriculum Vitae



L13, 15, room 520
+49 (0)621-181-2773
+49 (0)621-181-2129

Friday  11 am - 12 am

Liaison Officer of the German Research Foundation (DFG)
at the University of Mannheim


  • Statistical modelling of cognitive processes
  • Episodic memory, prospective memory, and metacognition
  • Contingency learning, judgement and decision making
  • Item response theory

Selected Publications

  • Böckenholt, U. & Meiser, T. (2017). Response style analysis with threshold and multiprocess IRT models: A review and tutorial. British Journal of Mathematical and Statistical Psychology, 70, 159-181DOI: 10.1111/bmsp.12086
  • Fiedler, K., Freytag, P., & Meiser, T. (2009). Pseudocontingencies: An integrative account of an intriguing cognitive illusion. Psychological Review, 116, 187-206.
  • Meiser, T. (2011). Much pain, little gain? Paradigm-specific models and methods in experimental psychology. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 6, 183-191.
  • Meiser, T. (2014). Analyzing stochastic dependence of cognitive processes in multidimensional source recognition. Experimental Psychology, 61, 402-415.
  • Meiser, T., & Hewstone, M. (2004). Cognitive processes in stereotype formation: The role of correct contingency learning for biased group judgments. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 87, 599-614.
  • Meiser, T., Eid, M., Carstensen, C., Erdfelder, E., Gollwitzer, M., Pohl, S., Steyer, R., & Strobl, C. (2018). Positionspapier zur Rolle der Psychologischen Methodenlehre in Forschung und Lehre. Psychologische Rundschau, 69, 325-331.    DOI: 10.1026/0033-3042/a000417
  • Meiser, T., Rummel, J., & Fleig, H. (2018). Pseudocontingencies and choice behavior in probabilistic environments with context-dependent outcomes. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 44, 50-67. DOI: 10.1037/xlm0000432
  • Meiser, T., Sattler, C., & Weißer (2008). Binding of multidimensional context information as a distinctive characteristic of remember judgments. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 34, 32-49.
  • Rummel, J., & Meiser, T. (2016). Spontaneous prospective-memory processing: Unexpected fluency experiences trigger erroneous intention executions. Memory & Cognition, 44, 89-103. DOI: 10.3758/s13421-015-0546-y