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Pascal Kieslich

Postdoctoral researcher
at the Experimental Psychology Lab, University of Mannheim, Germany
and the Mannheim Centre for European Social Research (MZES)

Contact details | Curriculum vitae | Publications

Research focus

Selected publications

Kieslich, P. J., & Henninger, F. (2017). Mousetrap: An integrated, open-source mouse-tracking package. Behavior Research Methods, 49(5), 1652-1667. https://doi.org/10.3758/s13428-017-0900-z (PDF) (software) (data & analyses)

Kieslich, P. J., Schoemann, M., Grage, T., Hepp, J., & Scherbaum, S. (in press). Design factors in mouse-tracking: What makes a difference? Behavior Research Methods.

Bröder, A., Gräf, M., & Kieslich, P. J. (2017). Measuring the relative contributions of rule-based and exemplar-based processes in judgment: Validation of a simple model. Judgment and Decision Making, 12(5), 491-506. http://journal.sjdm.org/vol12.5.html (PDF) (data) (code & simulations)

Aczel, B., Szollosi, A., Palfi, B., Szaszi, B., & Kieslich, P. J. (2018). Is action execution part of the decision-making process? An investigation of the embodied choice hypothesis. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 44(6), 918-926. https://doi.org/10.1037/xlm0000484 (data & analyses)

Heck, D. W., Erdfelder, E., & Kieslich, P. J. (2018). Generalized processing tree models: Jointly modeling discrete and continuous variables. Psychometrika, 83(4), 893–918. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11336-018-9622-0 (software, data, & analyses)

Henninger, F., Kieslich, P. J., & Hilbig, B. E. (2017). Psynteract: A flexible, cross-platform, open framework for interactive experiments. Behavior Research Methods, 49(5), 1605-1614. https://doi.org/10.3758/s13428-016-0801-6 (PDF) (software)

Kieslich, P. J., & Hilbig, B. E. (2014). Cognitive conflict in social dilemmas: An analysis of response dynamics. Judgment and Decision Making, 9(6), 510-522. http://journal.sjdm.org/vol9.6.html (PDF) (data) (analysis)

Complete list of publications

Upcoming presentations and workshops

March 14, 2019, University of Mannheim, Germany:
Tracking changes of mind through mouse movements
Presentation in the Cognitive Psychology research colloquium

April 17, 2019, London, England, UK:
Uncovering cognitive processes using mouse-tracking:
Novel extensions and applications

Symposium at the 61st Conference of Experimental Psychologists (TeaP)

April 25-26, 2019, Mannheim, Germany:
Data analysis in R
Workshop at the Central Institute of Mental Health (ZI)

Past presentations



Curriculum vitae

Research experience

Postdoctoral researcher (University of Mannheim, Germany), since 01/2019
at the Experimental Psychology Lab

Postdoctoral researcher (Mannheim Centre for European Social Research), since 11/2018
in a DFG funded research project Statistical modeling using mouse movements
to model measurement error and improve data quality in web surveys

Research and teaching assistant (University of Mannheim, Germany), 04/2013-12/2018
at the Experimental Psychology Lab
Coordinator and lab administrator of the DFG research group Contextualized Decision Making

Teaching assistant (University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany), 12/2014-05/2015
at the Cognitive Psychology Lab

Student research assistant (University of Mannheim, Germany), 08/2011-08/2012
at the Judgment and Decision Making Lab

Student research assistant (University of Mannheim, Germany), 02/2010-07/2011
at the Chair for Cognitive Psychology and Individual Differences

Student teaching assistant (University of Mannheim, Germany), 09/2008-05/2011
at the Chair for Research Methods and Psychological Assessment

Education

Doctorate in Psychology (Dr. rer. soc.), University of Mannheim, 09/2012-12/2018
Doctoral program at the Center for Doctoral Studies in Social and Behavioral Sciences
Dissertation: Advancing mouse-tracking research: New solutions for study design,
implementation and analysis
(supervisors: Arndt Bröder, Benjamin E. Hilbig)

M.Sc. Psychology, University of Mannheim, 08/2010-09/2012
Major in social and cognitive psychology
Thesis: Multiple-measure strategy classification in risky choice
(advisors: Benjamin E. Hilbig, Arndt Bröder)

Semester abroad, Swansea University, Wales, UK, 09/2009-01/2010
Classes in Business and Psychology

B.Sc. Psychology, University of Mannheim, 09/2007-07/2010
Thesis: Adaptive strategy selection in risky choice: A simulation of cognitive effort and accuracy
(advisors: Benjamin E. Hilbig, Edgar Erdfelder)

Professional experience

McKinsey & Company (Frankfurt, Germany), 01/2012-03/2012
Fellow Intern in a management consulting project for a German insurance company

City of Mannheim (Mannheim, Germany), 01/2009-05/2009
Student consulting project for the city of Mannheim

SHL (Hamburg, Germany), 06/2008-09/2008
Internship in HR consulting agency

Software development

readbulk: R package for reading and combining multiple data files

mousetrap: R package for processing and analyzing mouse-tracking data

mousetrap-os: Python plugins for implementing mouse-tracking in OpenSesame

psynteract-os: Python plugins for real-time interactive experiments in OpenSesame

Awards

Psychonomic Society Graduate Travel Award, 2018
from the Psychonomic Society (PS)

Publication of the Year Award, 2017
from the Center for Doctoral Studies in Social and Behavioral Sciences (CDSS)
together with Felix Henninger

Teaching Award, 2017
from the Center for Doctoral Studies in Social and Behavioral Sciences (CDSS)
for the seminar Experimentalpsychologisches Praktikum: Entscheidungsforschung

John Castellan Award, 2016
from the Society for Computers in Psychology (SCiP)
for the best student paper Mousetrap: An integrated, open-source mouse-tracking package

Young Scholar Award, 2016
from the Center for Doctoral Studies in Social and Behavioral Sciences (CDSS)
together with Felix Henninger

Scientific Speed Dating Award, 2014
from the Graduate School of Economic and Social Sciences (GESS)
together with Maria Isabel Santana Perez

Scholarships and grants

Scholarship from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), 2016
Scholarship for attending the 46th annual SCiP meeting in Boston, USA

Scholarship from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), 2015
Scholarship for attending the 25th SPUDM Conference in Budapest, Hungary

Grant from the Karin Islinger Foundation, 2013
to support the participation in an interdisciplinary research project in the Philippines

Scholarship from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), 2013
Scholarship for attending the 24th SPUDM Conference in Barcelona, Spain

Ph.D. scholarship, 2012/2013
from the Graduate School of Economic and Social Sciences (GESS), University of Mannheim

Exchange scholarship, 2009/2010
for a semester abroad at Swansea University, Wales, UK

Scholarship from the University of Mannheim, 2008-2010
“Gebührenstipendium”

University service

Elected student representative, 08/2014-07/2017
Center for Doctoral Studies in Social and Behavioral Sciences, University of Mannheim

Statistical consultant, 03/2015
for the participants of the DataFest Germany 2015

Elected student member of the “Studienkommission”, 02/2010-01/2011
Advisory committee for study affairs, Department of Social Sciences, University of Mannheim

Member of the “Fachschaft Psychologie”, 02/2008-05/2013
Student council for Psychology, University of Mannheim

Organization of workshops and symposia

Symposium at the 51st Congress of the German Psychological Society (DGPs), 09/2018
Topic: Hand- and mouse-tracking as a window on cognition, affect and motivation
(organizers: P. J. Kieslich & R. Pfister)

Symposium at the 60th Conference of Experimental Psychologists (TeaP), 03/2018
Topic: Investigating cognitive processes using mouse-tracking:
Methodology, modeling, and applications
(organizers: P. J. Kieslich & S. Scherbaum)

Symposium at the 59th Conference of Experimental Psychologists (TeaP), 03/2017
Topic: Temporal dynamics of decision processes in mouse movements and eye movements:
Applications and methodological challenges
(organizers: S. Scherbaum & P. J. Kieslich)

Small Group Meeting Contextualized Decision Making, University of Mannheim, 03/2017
Symposium of the DFG research group Contextualized Decision Making
(organizers: A. Bröder, T. Meiser, & P. J. Kieslich)

Symposium at the 58th Conference of Experimental Psychologists (TeaP), 03/2016
Topic: Uncovering the dynamics of cognitive processes using mouse-tracking:
Methodology and applications
(organizers: P. J. Kieslich & S. Scherbaum)

7th Annual JDM Workshop for Early-Career Researchers, University of Mannheim, 07/2014
(organizers: P. J. Kieslich, F. Henninger, F. Ettlin, M. Castela, & A. Söllner)

6th Annual JDM Workshop for Early-Career Researchers, MPI Berlin, 07/2013
(organizers: D. Wulff, N. Phillips, F. Henninger, P. J. Kieslich, & M. Schulte-Mecklenbeck)

Symposium at the 55th Conference of Experimental Psychologists (TeaP), 03/2013
Topic: Cognitive processes in risky choice
(organizers: P. J. Kieslich, F. Henninger, & B. E. Hilbig)

Reviewing

Ad-hoc reviewer: Behavior Research Methods, Journal of Cognition, Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, Judgment and Decision Making

Publications

Journal articles (peer-reviewed)

in press

Kieslich, P. J., Schoemann, M., Grage, T., Hepp, J., & Scherbaum, S. (in press). Design factors in mouse-tracking: What makes a difference? Behavior Research Methods.

Schoemann, M., Lüken, M., Grage, T., Kieslich, P. J., & Scherbaum, S. (in press). Validating mouse-tracking: How design factors influence action dynamics in intertemporal decision making. Behavior Research Methods.

2019

Hepp, J., Gebhardt, S., Kieslich, P. J., Störkel, L. M., & Niedtfeld, I. (in press). Low positive affect display mediates the association between borderline personality disorder and negative evaluations at zero acquaintance. Borderline Personality Disorder and Emotion Dysregulation, 6, 4. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40479-019-0103-6 (data)

2018

Aczel, B., Szollosi, A., Palfi, B., Szaszi, B., & Kieslich, P. J. (2018). Is action execution part of the decision-making process? An investigation of the embodied choice hypothesis. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 44(6), 918-926. https://doi.org/10.1037/xlm0000484 (data & analyses)

Heck, D. W., Erdfelder, E., & Kieslich, P. J. (2018). Generalized processing tree models: Jointly modeling discrete and continuous variables. Psychometrika, 83(4), 893-918. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11336-018-9622-0 (software, data, & analyses)

Hepp, J., Störkel, L., Kieslich, P. J., Schmahl, C., & Niedtfeld, I. (2018). Negative evaluation of individuals with borderline personality disorder at zero acquaintance. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 111, 84-91. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.brat.2018.09.009

Hilbig, B. E., Kieslich, P. J., Henninger, F., Thielmann, I., & Zettler, I. (2018). Lead us (not) into temptation: Testing the motivational mechanisms linking Honesty-Humility to cooperation. European Journal of Personality, 32(2), 116-127. https://doi.org/10.1002/per.2149 (material, data, & analyses)

Scherbaum, S., & Kieslich, P. J. (2018). Stuck at the starting line: How the starting procedure influences mouse-tracking data. Behavior Research Methods, 50(5), 2097-2110. https://doi.org/10.3758/s13428-017-0977-4 (PDF)

Szaszi, B., Palfi, B., Szollosi, A., Kieslich, P. J., & Aczel, B. (2018). Thinking dynamics and individual differences: Mouse-tracking analysis of the denominator neglect task. Judgment and Decision Making, 13(1), 23-32. http://journal.sjdm.org/vol13.1.html (PDF) (material, data, & analyses)

2017

Bröder, A., Gräf, M., & Kieslich, P. J. (2017). Measuring the relative contributions of rule-based and exemplar-based processes in judgment: Validation of a simple model. Judgment and Decision Making, 12(5), 491-506. http://journal.sjdm.org/vol12.5.html (PDF) (data) (code & simulations)

Butz, S., Kieslich, P. J., & Bless, H. (2017). Why are conservatives happier than liberals? Comparing different explanations based on system justification, multiple group membership, and positive adjustment. European Journal of Social Psychology, 47(3), 362-372. https://doi.org/10.1002/ejsp.2283

Eidel, O., Burth, S., Neumann, J.-O., Kieslich, P. J., Sahm, F., Jungk, C., … Radbruch, A. (2017). Tumor infiltration in enhancing and non-enhancing parts of glioblastoma: A correlation with histopathology. PLOS ONE, 12(1), e0169292. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0169292

Henninger, F., Kieslich, P. J., & Hilbig, B. E. (2017). Psynteract: A flexible, cross-platform, open framework for interactive experiments. Behavior Research Methods, 49(5), 1605-1614. https://doi.org/10.3758/s13428-016-0801-6 (PDF) (software)

Kieslich, P. J., & Henninger, F. (2017). Mousetrap: An integrated, open-source mouse-tracking package. Behavior Research Methods, 49(5), 1652-1667. https://doi.org/10.3758/s13428-017-0900-z (PDF) (software) (data & analyses)

Radbruch, A., Haase, R., Kieslich, P. J., Weberling, L. D., Kickingereder, P., Wick, W., … Bendszus, M. (2017). No signal intensity increase in the dentate nucleus on unenhanced T1-weighted MR images after more than 20 serial injections of macrocyclic Gadolinium-based contrast agents. Radiology, 282(3), 699-707. https://doi.org/10.1148/radiol.2016162241

2016

Eidel, O., Neumann, J.-O., Burth, S., Kieslich, P. J., Jungk, C., Sahm, F., … Radbruch, A. (2016). Automatic analysis of cellularity in Glioblastoma and correlation with ADC using trajectory analysis and automatic nuclei counting. PLOS ONE, 11(7), e0160250. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0160250

Hepp, J., Hilbig, B. E., Kieslich, P. J., Herzog, J., Lis, S., Schmahl, C., & Niedtfeld, I. (2016). Borderline personality and the detection of angry faces. PLOS ONE, 11(3), e0152947. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0152947

Radbruch, A., Weberling, L. D., Kieslich, P. J., Hepp, J., Kickingereder, P., Wick, W., … Bendszus, M. (2016). Intraindividual analysis of signal intensity changes in the dentate nucleus after consecutive serial applications of linear and macrocyclic Gadolinium-based contrast agents. Investigative Radiology, 51(11), 683-690. https://doi.org/10.1097/RLI.0000000000000308

2015

Kieslich, P. J., & Hilbig, B. E. (2015). Judging competing theoretical accounts by their empirical content and parsimony: Reply to Myrseth and Wollbrant (2015). Judgment and Decision Making, 10(3), 280-283. http://journal.sjdm.org/vol10.3.html (PDF)

Mucke, J., Möhlenbruch, M., Kickingereder, P., Kieslich, P. J., Bäumer, P., Gumbinger, C., … Radbruch, A. (2015). Asymmetry of deep medullary veins on susceptibility weighted MRI in patients with acute MCA stroke is associated with poor outcome. PLOS ONE, 10(4), e0120801. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0120801

Radbruch, A., Weberling, L. D., Kieslich, P. J., Eidel, O., Burth, S., Kickingereder, P., … Bendszus, M. (2015). Gadolinium retention in the dentate nucleus and globus pallidus is dependent on the class of contrast agent. Radiology, 275(3), 783-791. https://doi.org/10.1148/radiol.2015150337

Radbruch, A., Weberling, L. D., Kieslich, P. J., Hepp, J., Kickingereder, P., Wick, W., … Bendszus, M. (2015). High-signal intensity in the dentate nucleus and globus pallidus on unenhanced T1-weighted images: Evaluation of the macrocyclic gadolinium-based contrast agent Gadobutrol. Investigative Radiology, 50(12), 805-810. https://doi.org/10.1097/RLI.0000000000000227

Weberling, L. D., Kieslich, P. J., Kickingereder, P., Wick, W., Bendszus, M., Schlemmer, H.-P., & Radbruch, A. (2015). Increased signal intensity in the dentate nucleus on unenhanced T1-weighted images after Gadobenate Dimeglumine administration. Investigative Radiology, 50(11), 743-748. https://doi.org/10.1097/RLI.0000000000000206

2014

Kieslich, P. J., & Hilbig, B. E. (2014). Cognitive conflict in social dilemmas: An analysis of response dynamics. Judgment and Decision Making, 9(6), 510-522. http://journal.sjdm.org/vol9.6.html (PDF) (data) (analysis)

Book chapters (peer-reviewed)

in press

Horwitz, R., Brockhaus, S., Henninger, F., Kieslich, P. J., Schierholz, M., Keusch, F., & Kreuter, F. (in press). Learning from mouse movements: Improving questionnaire and respondents’ user experience through passive data collection. In P. C. Beatty, A. Wilmot, D. Collins, L. Kaye, J. L. Padilla, & G. Willis (Eds.), Advances in Questionnaire Design, Development, Evaluation and Testing. New York, NY: Wiley.

Kieslich, P. J., Henninger, F., Wulff, D. U., Haslbeck, J. M. B., & Schulte-Mecklenbeck, M. (in press). Mouse-tracking: A practical guide to implementation and analysis. In M. Schulte-Mecklenbeck, A. Kühberger, & J. G. Johnson (Eds.), A Handbook of Process Tracing Methods. New York, NY: Routledge. (preprint)

Wulff, D. U., Haslbeck, J. M. B., Kieslich, P. J., Henninger, F., & Schulte-Mecklenbeck, M. (in press). Mouse-tracking: Detecting types in movement trajectories. In M. Schulte-Mecklenbeck, A. Kühberger, & J. G. Johnson (Eds.), A Handbook of Process Tracing Methods. New York, NY: Routledge. (preprint)

Presentations

Invited talks and research stays

University of Salzburg, Austria, 07/2018
Creating mouse-tracking experiments and analyzing mouse-tracking data.
Invited workshop at the 4th Summer School of the European Association for Decision Making.

University of Konstanz, Germany, 06/2018
Opening the blackbox of human decision making.
Invited workshop at the 11th JDMx meeting for early career researchers.

University of California, Merced, USA, 10/2017
Mouse-tracking: Open-source software and design choices.
Invited talk and workshop at the Cognitive and Information Sciences faculty.

University of Konstanz, Germany, 05/2017
Mousetrap: Open-source and cross-platform software for mouse-tracking
data collection and analysis.
Invited talk and workshop at the Chair for Research Methods.

University of St. Gallen, Switzerland, 05/2017
Individual and cross-cultural differences in decision processes under risk.
Invited talk in the I.VW Research Seminar at the Institute of Insurance Economics.

Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE), Budapest, Hungary, 06/2016
Mouse-tracking in cognitive psychology: Theoretical background, applications,
and methodological implementation.
Invited talk and research stay at the Institute of Psychology.

Iloilo City, Philippines, 09/2013
Research stay to prepare an interdisciplinary field study in the Philippines.

Conference talks

(only peer-reviewed & presenting author)

48th Annual Meeting of the Society for Computers in Psychology, New Orleans, USA, 11/2018
Mousetrap: Open-source tools for advanced analyses of hand- and mouse-tracking data

51st Congress of the German Psychological Society, Frankfurt, Germany, 09/2018
Mousetrap: Open-source and cross-platform software for mouse-tracking
data collection and analysis

51st Congress of the German Psychological Society, Frankfurt, Germany, 09/2018
Measuring the (dis-)continuous mind: What mouse- and hand-tracking
really reveals about decision making?

60th Conference of Experimental Psychologists, Marburg, Germany, 03/2018
Design factors (I): What influences trajectory curvature in mouse-tracking experiments?

47th Annual Meeting of the Society for Computers in Psychology, Vancouver, Canada, 11/2017
Design factors in mouse-tracking: What makes a difference?

20th Conference of the European Society for Cognitive Psychology, Potsdam, Germany, 09/2017
Mousetrap: Open-source and cross-platform software for mouse-tracking
data collection and analysis

20th Conference of the European Society for Cognitive Psychology, Potsdam, Germany, 09/2017
Measuring the (dis-)continuous mind: A meta-analysis of hand- and mouse-tracking data

59th Conference of Experimental Psychologists, Dresden, Germany, 03/2017
Assessing cognitive conflict in the public goods game: A mouse-tracking analysis

46th Annual Meeting of the Society for Computers in Psychology, Boston, USA, 11/2016
Mousetrap: Free, open-source, and cross-platform mouse-tracking and analysis plug-ins

58th Conference of Experimental Psychologists, Heidelberg, Germany, 03/2016
Mousetrap: Free, open-source, and cross-platform mouse-tracking and analysis plug-ins

25th Subjective Probability, Utility, and Decision Making Conference, Budapest, Hungary, 08/2015
The more we are, the less we care: A new paradigm for intergenerational dilemma
decision making

57th Conference of Experimental Psychologists, Hildesheim, Germany, 03/2015
Cognitive conflict in social dilemmas: An analysis of response dynamics

56th Conference of Experimental Psychologists, Gießen, Germany, 04/2014
Risky choice in non-WEIRD populations: A model comparison study in the rural Philippines

24th Subjective Probability, Utility, and Decision Making Conference, Barcelona, Spain, 08/2013
Response dynamics in social dilemmas: Dissecting the influence of social norms, fear, and greed

55th Conference of Experimental Psychologists, Vienna, Austria, 03/2013
Multiple-measure strategy classification in risky choice

54th Conference of Experimental Psychologists, Mannheim, Germany, 04/2012
Measuring cognitive conflict in judgments of truth

Conference posters

(only peer-reviewed & presenting author)

59th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, New Orleans, USA, 11/2018
Design factors in mouse-tracking: What makes a difference?

38th Annual Conference, Society for Judgment and Decision Making, Vancouver, Canada, 11/2017
The influence of resource growth rates on cooperation in intergenerational dilemmas:
A person-situation interaction

58th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Vancouver, Canada, 11/2017
Mousetrap: Open-source and cross-platform software for mouse-tracking data collection and analysis

37th Annual Conference, Society for Judgment and Decision Making, Boston, USA, 11/2016
Assessing cognitive conflict in the public goods game: A mouse-tracking analysis

35th Annual Conference, Society for Judgment and Decision Making, Long Beach, USA, 11/2014
The more we are, the less we care: A new paradigm for intergenerational dilemma
decision making

53rd Conference of Experimental Psychologists, Halle, Germany, 03/2011
No pain, no gain? Cognitive effort and accuracy in risky choice

Teaching experience

Spring term 2019: Introduction to R
(Central Institute of Mental Health, Mannheim; workshop; level: Ph.D.; language: English)

Fall terms 2013-2018: Creating experiments with OpenSesame
(University of Mannheim; seminar/workshop; level: M.Sc. & Ph.D.; language: English)

Spring terms 2014-2018: Decision making (Experimentalpsychologisches Praktikum)
(University of Mannheim; seminar & methods course; level: B.Sc., language: German)

Fall term 2014: Programming experiments with OpenSesame
(University of Koblenz-Landau; seminar; level: M.Sc.; language: German)

Spring terms 2009 - 2011: Statistic tutorial for Quantitative Methods II
(University of Mannheim; tutorial; level: B.Sc.; language: German)

Fall terms 2008 - 2010: Statistic tutorial for Quantitative Methods I
(University of Mannheim; tutorial; level: B.Sc.; language: German)

Supervised theses

Mila Rüdiger (B.Sc. Psychology), 2017

Rebecca Heck (B.Sc. Psychology), 2017

Lisa Müller-Haude (B.Sc. Psychology), 2016

Anne Overbeck (B.Sc. Psychology), 2014

Memberships

Society for Judgment and Decision Making (SJDM)

European Association for Decision Making (EADM)

Society for Computers in Psychology (SCiP)

Psychonomic Society (PS)

German Psychological Society (DGPs)

McKinsey College