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Pascal Kieslich

Researcher at the Chair of Experimental Psychology
University of Mannheim, Germany

Contact details | Curriculum vitae | Publications

Research focus

Selected publications

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

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)

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

Complete list of publications

Upcoming presentations and workshops

September 29/30 & October 13/14, 2017, Mannheim, Germany:
Creating experiments in OpenSesame
Workshop at the University of Mannheim

November 9, 2017, Vancouver, Canada:
Design factors in mouse-tracking: What makes a difference?
Talk at the 47th Annual Meeting of the Society for Computers in Psychology (SCiP)

November 10, 2017, Vancouver, Canada:
Mousetrap: Open-source & cross-platform software for mouse-tracking data collection & analysis
Poster at the 58th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society (Psychonomics)

November 10-13, 2017, Vancouver, Canada:
The influence of resource growth rates on cooperation in intergenerational dilemmas:
A person-situation interaction

Poster at the 38th Annual Meeting of the Society for Judgment and Decision Making (SJDM)

November 23, 2017, Mannheim, Germany:
Investigating cognitive processes using mouse-tracking
Talk in the M.Sc. Psychology lecture series Advanced Topics in Cognitive Psychology

Past presentations



Curriculum vitae

Born 1988 in Heidelberg, Germany

Education

Graduate School of Economic and Social Sciences, University of Mannheim, since 09/2012
Doctoral student at the Center for Doctoral Studies in Social and Behavioral Sciences
(mentors: 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

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)

Research experience

Research assistant (University of Mannheim, Germany), since 04/2013
at the Chair for Experimental Psychology (A. Bröder)
Coordinator and lab administrator of the DFG research group Contextualized Decision Making

Research assistant (University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany), 12/2014-05/2015
at the Cognitive Psychology Lab (B. E. Hilbig)

Student research assistant (University of Mannheim, Germany), 08/2011-08/2012
in a research project by B. E. Hilbig: The character of social cooperation:
Explaining the link of personality to strategic and economic decision making

Student research assistant (University of Mannheim, Germany), 02/2010-07/2011
in a DFG funded research project by E. Erdfelder, R. F. Pohl, and B. E. Hilbig:
Determinants of fast-and-frugal decision making with the recognition heuristic

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

John Castellan Student Paper Award, 2016
from the Society for Computers in Psychology (SCiP)
for the paper Mousetrap: An integrated, open-source mouse-tracking package
main author, co-author: Felix Henninger

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

John Castellan Student Paper Award, 2015
from the Society for Computers in Psychology (SCiP)
for the paper Psynteract: A flexible, cross-platform, open framework for interactive experiments
co-author, main author: Felix Henninger

Scientific Speed Dating Award, 2014
from the Graduate School of Economic and Social Sciences (GESS), Mannheim
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, since 08/2014
Center for Doctoral Studies in Social and Behavioral Sciences, University of Mannheim

Statistical consultant, 03/2015
at 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 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
Small Group Meeting of the Research Group Contextualized Decision Making
funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)
(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 reviews for: Behavior Research Methods, Judgment and Decision Making

Publications

Peer-reviewed

* publications where I contributed as a statistical consultant

in press

Aczel, B., Szollosi, A., Palfi, B., Szaszi, B., & Kieslich, P. J. (in press). Is action execution part of the decision making process? An investigation of the embodied choice hypothesis. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition.

Bröder, A., Gräf, M., & Kieslich, P. J. (in press). Measuring the relative contributions of rule-based and exemplar-based processes in judgment: Validation of a simple model. Judgment and Decision Making.

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

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

Scherbaum, S., & Kieslich, P. J. (in press). Stuck at the starting line: How the starting procedure influences mouse-tracking data. Behavior Research Methods.

2017

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. *

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. *

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. *

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. *

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. (full text) (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. *

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. *

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. *

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. *

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. (full text) (PDF) (data)

Presentations

Invited talks and research stays

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)

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)

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 terms 2014-2017: Decision making
(University of Mannheim; lab-tutorial & methods course; level: B.Sc., language: German)

Fall terms 2013-2016: Programming experiments with OpenSesame
(University of Mannheim; seminar/workshop; level: M.Sc. & Ph.D.; language: English)

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)

Memberships

Society for Judgment and Decision Making (SJDM)

European Association for Decision Making (EADM)

Society for Computers in Psychology (SCiP)

McKinsey College