Research Group of Quantitative Methods

We are concerned with the use and processing of numbers in psychology, the modeling of basic psychological capacities, and the development of e-learning environments. Another research focus is the cognitive psychology of reasoning and decision-making.

For example, can the extent of depression be mapped to the real numbers? How can skills and knowledge be represented so that teachers or an e-learning system can optimally support learning processes with new content or feedback? What mechanisms underlie simple decisions in choice-response tasks? Is it possible to meaningfully measure response times in tasks in which a participant may not solve all items correctly? In the area of reasoning and decision making, we investigate what criteria people use to judge the quality of an argument, and how people draw inferences when the available information is uncertain and variable. We use methods from experimental psychology, probabilistic logic and mathematical modeling to do this.

Our teaching includes statistics and methods courses, along with courses in cognitive psychology and mathematical modeling. We also offer methodological consulting and support for the Institute of Psychology, e.g. in clinical psychology and therapy research.


Univ.-Prof. Dr. Matthias Gondan-Rochon

Innrain 9; Room: 10 (1st Floor)
Telephone: +43 (0) 512 507-56065


Dr. Nicole Cruz de Echeverria Loebell

Innrain 9; Room: 9 (1st Floor)
Telephone: +43 (0) 512 507-56079


Sekretariat: Lea Spiegl

Telephone: +43 (0) 512 507-56004

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