Benjamin E. Hilbig

Professor of Psychology

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Publications

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Open data and materials: Many of the publications below include exhaustively described item sets and materials (either in the paper or in an online supplement) and several also include the full data set (as supplements). Nonetheless, if materials or data are not available (or if you do not have access), please do not hesitate to email me - I will be happy to provide both.


in press

  • Henninger, F., Shevchenko, Y., Mertens, U. K., Kieslich, P. J., Hilbig, B. E. (in press). lab.js: A free, open, online study builder. Behavior Research Methods. (lab.js Homempage and documentation) (Winner of the DGOF Best Paper Award 2020)
  • Hilbig, B. E., Thielmann, I., & Böhm, R. (in press). Bending our ethics code: Avoidable deception and its justification in psychological research. European Psychologist. (doi) (pdf) (Coding table on OSF)
  • Thielmann, I., Moshagen, M., Hilbig, B. E., & Zettler, I. (in press). On the comparability of basic personality models: Meta-analytic correspondence, scope, and orthogonality of the Big Five and HEXACO dimensions. European Journal of Personality. (pdf) (Data, code, and supplementary analyses OSF)
  • Zettler, I., Moshagen, M., & Hilbig, B. E. (in press). The dark factor of personality shapes dark traits. Social Psychological and Personality Science . (doi) (pdf) (Data, code, and supplementary analyses OSF)
  • Thielmann, I., & Hilbig, B.E. (in press). Assumed similarity. In R. Pohl (Ed.) Cognitive Illusions. (3rd edition). Routledge. (pdf)

2021

  • Bader, M., Hartung, J., Hilbig, B. E., Zettler, I., Moshagen, M., & Wilhelm, O. (2021). Themes of the dark core of personality. Psychological Assessment, 33, 511–525. (doi) (pdf) (Materials, code and supplementary results on OSF)
  • Bader, M., Jobst, L. J., Zettler, I., Hilbig, B. E., & Moshagen, M. (2021). Disentangling the effects of culture and language on measurement non-invariance in cross-cultural research: The culture, comprehension, and translation bias (CCT-) procedure. Psychological Assessment, 33, 375-384. (doi) (pdf) (Code and supplementary results on OSF)
  • Hilbig, B. E., Moshagen, M., Horsten, L. K. & Zettler, I. (2021). Agreeableness is dead. Long live Agreeableness? Reply to Vize and Lynam. Journal of Research in Personality, 91, 104074. (doi) (pdf)
  • Hilbig, B. E., Thielmann, I., Klein, S. A., Moshagen, M. & Zettler, I. (2021). The dark core of personality and socially aversive psychopathology. Journal of Personality, 89, 216-227. (doi) (pdf) (Supplementary results, data, materials, and code on OSF)
  • Thielmann, I., Böhm, R., & Hilbig, B. E. (2021). Buying unethical loyalty: A behavioral paradigm and empirical test. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 12, 363-370. (doi) (pdf) (Supplementary results, materials, data, and code on OSF)
  • Thielmann, I., Böhm, R., Ott, M. & Hilbig, B. E. (2021). Economic games: An introduction and guide for research. Collabra Psychology, 7, 19004. (doi) (pdf) (Extensive online supplement on OSF)

2020

2019

  • Klein, S. A.,Heck, D. W., Reese, G., & Hilbig, B. E. (2019). On the relationship between Openness to Experience, political orientation, and pro-environmental behavior. Personality and Individual Differences, 138, 344-348. (doi) (pdf) (Materials, data and code on OSF)
  • Klein, S. A. & Hilbig, B. E. (2019). On the lack of real consequences in consumer choice research - and its consequences. Experimental Psychology, 66, 68-76. (doi) (pdf) (Materials, data and code on OSF)
  • Moshagen, M., Thielmann, I., Hilbig, B. E., & Zettler, I. (2019). Meta-analytic investigations of the HEXACO Personality Inventory(-Revised): Reliability generalization, self-observer agreement, intercorrelations, and relations to demographic variables. Zeitschrift für Psychologie, 227, 186-194. (doi) (pdf)
  • Thielmann, I., & Hilbig, B. E. (2019). No gain without pain: The psychological costs of dishonesty. Journal of Economic Psychology, 71,, 126-137. (doi) (pdf) (Materials, data and code on OSF)
  • Thielmann, I., & Hilbig, B. E. (2019). Nomological consistency: A comprehensive test of the equivalence of different trait indicators for the same constructs. Journal of Personality, 87, 715-730. (doi) (pdf) (Materials, data and code on OSF)

2018

  • Böhm, R., Thielmann, I., & Hilbig, B. E. (2018). The brighter the light, the deeper the shadow: Morality also fuels aggression, conflict, and violence. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 41, e98. (doi) (pdf)
  • De Vries, R. E., Hilbig, B. E., Zettler, I., Dunlop, P. D., Holtrop, D., Lee, K., Asthon, M. C. (2018). Honest people tend to use less—not more—profanity: Comment on Feldman et al.'s (2018) Study 1. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 9, 516-520. (doi) (pdf) (Data and code on OSF) (featured in psychologytoday.com)
  • Heck, D. W., Thielmann, I., Moshagen, M., & Hilbig, B. E. (2018). Who lies? A large-scale reanalysis linking basic personality traits to unethical decision making. Judgment and Decision Making, 13, 356–371. (full text) (pdf) (Data and code on OSF)
  • 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, 116-127. (doi) (pdf) (Materials, raw data, code, and supplementary analyses on OSF)
  • Klein, S. A. & Hilbig, B. E. (2018). How virtual nature experiences can promote pro-environmental behavior. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 60, 41-47. (doi) (pdf) (Materials, data and code on OSF)
  • Moshagen, M., Hilbig, B. E., & Zettler, I. (2018). The dark core of personality. Psychological Review, 125, 656-688. (doi) (pdf) (D webpage) (featured in Scientific American, Psychology Today, New York Post, BBC and elsewhere )
  • Thielmann, I., & Hilbig, B. E. (2018). Daring dishonesty: On the role of sanctions for (un)ethical behavior. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 79, 71-77. (doi) (pdf) (Materials, data and code on OSF)
  • Thielmann, I., & Hilbig, B. E. (2018). Is it all about the money? A re-analysis of the link between Honesty-Humility and Dictator Game giving. Journal of Research in Personality, 76, 1-5. (doi) (pdf) (Materials, data and code on OSF)

2017

  • Bröder, A. & Hilbig, B. E. (2017). Urteilen und Entscheiden. In J. Müsseler & M. Rieger (Hrsg.). Allgemeine Psychologie. 3. Auflage. (S. 619-659). Heidelberg: Springer. (doi)
  • Dunlop, P. D., Bourdage, J. S., de Vries, R. E., Hilbig, B. E., Zettler, I., Ludeke, S. G. (2017). Openness to (reporting) experiences that one never had: Overclaiming as an outcome of the knowledge accumulated through a proclivity for cognitive and aesthetic exploration. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 13, 810-834. (doi) (pdf)
  • Heck, D. W., Hilbig, B. E., & Moshagen, M. (2017). From information processing to decisions: Formalizing and comparing psychologically plausible choice models. Cognitive Psychology, 96, 26-40. (doi) (pdf) (Data and code on OSF)
  • Henninger, F., Kieslich, P. J., & Hilbig, B. E. (2017). Psynteract: A flexible, cross-platform, open framework for interactive experiments Behavior Research Methods, 49, 1605–1614. (doi) (pdf)
  • Hilbig, B. E. & Thielmann, I. (2017). Does everyone have a price? On the role of payoff magnitude for ethical decision making. Cognition, 163, 15-25. (doi) (pdf) (Data and materials on OSF)
  • Klein, S. A., Hilbig, B. E., & Heck, D. W. (2017). Which is the greater good? A social dilemma paradigm disentangling environmentalism and cooperation. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 53, 40-49. (doi) (pdf) (Materials, data and code on OSF)
  • Klein, S. A., Thielmann, I., Hilbig, B. E., & Zettler, I. (2017). Between me and we: The importance of self-profit versus social justifiability for ethical decision making. Judgment and Decision Making, 12, 563-571. (full text with raw data & materials) (pdf)
  • Moshagen, M. & Hilbig, B. E. (2017). The statistical analysis of cheating paradigms. Behavior Research Methods, 49, 724–732. (doi) (pdf) (Appendix and simulation R-scripts on OSF)
  • Pohl, R. F., Michalkiewicz, M., Erdfelder, E., & Hilbig, B. E., (2017). Use of the recognition heuristic depends on the domain’s recognition validity, not on the recognition validity of selected sets of objects. Memory & Cognition, 45, 776–791. (doi) (pdf)
  • Thielmann, I. & Hilbig, B. E. (2017). Should versus want: On the relative contribution of injunctive norms and preferences on trust decisions. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, 30, 446-452. (doi) (pdf) (Data and materials on OSF)
  • Thielmann, I., Hilbig, B. E., Zettler, I., & Moshagen, M. (2017). On measuring the sixth basic personality dimension: A comparison between HEXACO Honesty-Humility and Big Six Honesty-Propriety. Assessment, 24, 1024-1036. (doi) (pdf) (Data and materials on OSF)
  • Thielmann, I., Zimmermann, J., Leising, D., & Hilbig, B. E. (2017). Seeing is knowing: On the predictive accuracy of self- and informant reports for prosocial and moral behaviors. European Journal of Personality, 31, 404–418. (doi) (pdf) (Data and materials on OSF)

2016

  • Glöckner, A., Hilbig, B. E., Henninger, F, & Fiedler, S. (2016). The reversed Description-Experience gap: disentangling sources of presentation format effects in risky choice. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 145, 486–508. (doi) (pdf) (Data and more on OSF)
  • 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. (doi) (pdf) (Complete datasets)
  • Hilbig, B. E. (2016). Reaction time effects in lab- versus web-based research: Experimental evidence. Behavior Research Methods, 48, 1718–1724. (doi) (pdf) (Online Supplement (raw data))
  • Hilbig, B. E., Moshagen, M., Zettler, I. (2016). Prediction consistency: A test of the equivalence assumption across different indicators of the same construct. European Journal of Personality, 30, 637–647. (doi) (pdf)
  • Hilbig, B. E., Thielmann, I., Klein, S. A., Henninger, F. (2016). The two faces of cooperation: On the unique role of HEXACO Agreeableness for forgiveness versus retaliation. Journal of Research in Personality, 64, 69-78. (doi) (pdf) (Data and materials on OSF)
  • Liu, J., Zettler, I., & Hilbig, B. E. (2016). Honesty-Humility. In: Zeigler-Hill V., Shackelford T. (eds) Encyclopedia of Personality and Individual Differences. Springer, Cham. (doi) (pdf)
  • Pohl, R. F., Erdfelder, E., Michalkiewicz, M., Castela, C, & Hilbig, B. E., (2016). The limited use of the fluency heuristic: Converging evidence across different procedures. Memory & Cognition, 44, 1114–1126. (doi) (pdf)
  • Thielmann, I., Heck, D. W., Hilbig, B. E. (2016). Anonymity and incentives: An investigation of techniques to reduce socially desirable responding in the Trust Game. Judgment and Decision Making, 11, 527–536. (full text with raw data & materials) (pdf)
  • Zettler, I., Lang, J. W. B., Hülsheger, U. R., & Hilbig, B. E. (2016). Dissociating indifferent, directional, and extreme responding in personality data: Applying the three-process model to self- and observer reports. Journal of Personality, 84, 461–472. (doi) (pdf)

2015

  • Dinger, F. C., Dickhäuser, O., Hilbig, B. E., Müller, E., Steinmayr, R., & Wirthwein, L. (2015). From basic personality to motivation: Relating the HEXACO Factors to achievement goals. Learning and Individual Differences, 40, 1-8. (doi) (pdf)
  • Hilbig, B. E., Michalkiewicz, M., Castela, M., Pohl, R. F., & Erdfelder, E. (2015). Whatever the cost? Information integration in memory-based inferences depends on cognitive effort. Memory & Cognition, 43, 659-671. (doi) (pdf) (Online Supplement (matrials, models, and raw data))
  • Hilbig, B. E. & Moshagen, M. (2015). A predominance of self-identified Democrats is no evidence of a leftward bias. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 38, 28-29. (doi) (pdf)
  • Hilbig, B. E., Moshagen, M., & Zettler (2015). Truth will out: Linking personality, morality, and honesty through indirect questioning. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 6, 140-147. (doi) (pdf) (Supplement (materials and additional data) on OSF)
  • Hilbig, B. E., Thielmann, I., Hepp, J., Klein, S. A., & Zettler, I. (2015). From personality to altruistic behavior (and back): Evidence from a double-blind dictator game. Journal of Research in Personality, 55, 46-50. (doi) (pdf) (Online Supplement)
  • Hilbig, B. E., Thielmann, I., Wührl, J. & Zettler, I. (2015). From Honesty-Humility to fair behavior - benevolence or a (blind) fairness norm? Personality and Individual Differences, 80, 91-95. (doi) (pdf)
  • Hilbig, B. E. & Zettler, I. (2015). When the cat's away, some mice will play: A basic trait account of dishonest behavior Journal of Research in Personality, 57, 72–88. (doi) (pdf)
  • 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, 280-283. (full text)
  • Thielmann, I., Böhm, R., & Hilbig, B. E. (2015). Different Games for Different Motives: Comment on Haesevoets, Folmer, and Van Hiel (2015). European Journal of Personality, 29, 506–508. (doi) (pdf)
  • Thielmann, I. & Hilbig, B. E. (2015). The traits one can trust: Dissecting reciprocity and kindness as determinants of trustworthy behavior. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 41, 1523-1536. (doi) (pdf) (Data and materials on OSF)
  • Thielmann, I. & Hilbig, B. E. (2015). Trust: An integrative review from a person-situation perspective. Review of General Psychology, 19(3), 249–277. (doi) (pdf)
  • Zettler, I., Hilbig, B. E., Moshagen, M. & De Vries, R. (2015). Dishonest responding or true virtue? A behavioural test of Impression Management. Personality and Individual Differences, 81, 107-111. (doi) (pdf)
  • Zettler, I. & Hilbig, B. E. (2015). Honesty and Humility. In J. D. Wright (Ed.), International Encyclopedia of Social and Behavioral Sciences (2nd ed.), Vol. 11 (pp. 169-174). Oxford: Elsevier. (doi) (pdf)

2014

  • Castela, M., Kellen, D., Erdfelder, E., & Hilbig, B. E. (2014). The impact of subjective recognition experiences on recognition heuristic use: A multinomial processing tree approach. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 21, 1131-1138. (full text) (pdf) (Online Supplement) (Raw data on OSF)
  • Glöckner, A., Hilbig, B. E., & Jekel, M. (2014). What is adaptive about adaptive decision making? A parallel constraint satisfaction account. Cognition, 133, 641-666. (doi) (pdf)
  • Hepp, J., Hilbig, B. E., Moshagen, M., Zettler, I., Schmahl, C., & Niedtfeld, I. (2014). Active versus reactive cooperativeness in Borderline Psychopathology: A dissection based on the HEXACO model of personality. Personality and Individual Differences, 56, 19-23. (doi) (pdf)
  • Hilbig, B. E. (2014). On the role of recognition in consumer choice: A model comparison. Judgment and Decision Making, 9, 51-57. (full text) (pdf)
  • Hilbig, B. E., Glöckner, A., & Zettler, I. (2014). Personality and pro-social behavior: Linking basic traits and social value orientations. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 107, 529–539. (doi) (pdf)
  • Hilbig, B. E., Heydasch, T., & Zettler, I. (2014). To boast or not to boast: Testing the humility aspect of the Honesty-Humility factor. Personality and Individual Differences, 69, 12-16. (doi) (pdf)
  • Hilbig, B. E. & Moshagen, M. (2014). Generalized outcome-based strategy classification: Comparing deterministic and probabilistic choice models. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 21, 1431-1443. (doi) (pdf) (Online Supplement (models and raw data)) (Erratum)
  • Kieslich, P. J. & Hilbig, B. E. (2014). Cognitive conflict in social dilemmas: A mouse tracking analysis. Judgment and Decision Making, 9, 510-522. (full text) (pdf) (raw data)
  • Moshagen, M., Hilbig, B. E., & Erdfelder, E., & Moritz, A. (2014). An experimental validation method for questioning techniques that assess sensitive issues. Experimental Psychology, 61, 48-54. (doi) (pdf)
  • Moshagen, M., Hilbig, B. E., & Zettler, I. (2014). Faktorenstruktur, psychometrische Eigenschaften und Messinvarianz der deutschsprachigen Version des 60-Item HEXACO Persönlichkeitsinventars [Factor structure, psychometric properties, and measurement invariance of the German-language version of the 60-item HEXACO personality inventory]. Diagnostica, 60, 86-97. (doi) (pdf)
  • Thielmann, I. & Hilbig, B. E. (2014). Trust in me, trust in you: A social projection account of the link between personality, cooperativeness, and trustworthiness expectations. Journal of Research in Personality, 50, 61-65. (doi) (pdf)
  • Thielmann, I., Hilbig, B. E., & Niedtfeld, I. (2014). Willing to give but not to forgive: Borderline personality features and cooperative behavior. Journal of Personality Disorders, 28, 778–795. (doi) (pdf)
  • De Vries, R. E., Zettler, I., & Hilbig, B. E. (2014). Rethinking trait conceptions of social desirability scales: Impression management as an expression of Honesty-Humility. Assessment, 21, 286-299. (doi) (pdf)

2013

  • Hilbig, B. E., & Hessler, C. M. (2013). What lies beneath: How the distance between truth and lie drives dishonesty. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 49, 263-266. (doi) (pdf)
  • Hilbig, B. E., Zettler, I., Leist, F., & Heydasch, T. (2013). It takes two: Honesty-Humility and Agreeableness differentially predict active versus reactive cooperation. Personality and Individual Differences, 54, 598-603. (doi) (pdf)
  • Hilbig, B. E., Zettler, I., Moshagen, M., & Heydasch, T. (2013). Tracing the path from personality – via cooperativeness – to conservation. European Journal of Personality, 27, 319-327. (doi) (pdf)
  • Pohl, R. F., Erdfelder, E., Hilbig, B. E., Liebke, L., & Stahlberg, D. (2013). Effort reduction after self-control depletion: The role of cognitive resources in use of simple heuristics. Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 25, 267-276. (doi) (pdf)
  • Söllner, A., Bröder, A., & Hilbig, B. E. (2013). Deliberation versus automaticity in decision making: Which presentation format features facilitate automatic decision making? Judgment and Decision Making, 8, 278–298. (full text) (pdf) (Raw data etc)
  • Zettler, I., Hilbig, B. E., & Heydasch, T. (2013). Two sides of one coin: Honesty–Humility and situational factors mutually shape social dilemma decision making. Journal of Research in Personality, 47, 286-295. (doi) (pdf)

2012

  • Glöckner, A., Fiedler, S., Hochman, G., Ayal, S., & Hilbig, B. E. (2012). Processing differences between descriptions and experience: a comparative analysis using eye-tracking and physiological measures. Frontiers in Psychology, 3:173. (full text) (pdf)
  • Glöckner, A., & Hilbig, B. E. (2012). Risk is relative: Risk aversion yields cooperation rather than defection in cooperation-friendly environments. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 19, 546-553. (doi) (pdf)
  • Hilbig, B. E. (2012). Good things don‘t come easy (to mind): Explaining framing effects in judgments of truth. Experimental Psychology, 59, 38-46. (doi) (pdf)
  • Hilbig, B. E. (2012). Heuristics: The Foundations of Adaptive Behavior. Gerd Gigerenzer, Ralph Hertwig, Thorsten Pachur (Eds.). Oxford University Press (2011). 872 pp., Hardcover, € 73.60, ISBN: 978-0199744282. Journal of Economic Psychology, 33, 223–225. [invited book review]. (doi) (pdf)
  • Hilbig, B. E. (2012). How framing statistical statements affects subjective veracity: Validation and application of a multinomial model for judgments of truth. Cognition, 125, 37-48. (doi) (pdf)
  • (Full item set)
  • Hilbig, B. E., Erdfelder, E., & Pohl, R. F. (2012). A matter of time: Antecedents of one-reason decision making based on recognition. Acta Psychologica, 141, 9-16. (doi) (pdf) (Raw data on OSF)
  • Hilbig, B. E., Zettler, I., & Heydasch, T. (2012). Personality, punishment, and public-goods: Strategic shifts towards cooperation as a matter of dispositional Honesty-Humility. European Journal of Personality, 26, 245-254. (doi) (pdf)
  • Pohl, R. F. & Hilbig, B. E. (2012). The role of subjective linear orders in probabilistic inferences. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 19,1178-1186. (doi) (pdf)

2011

  • Glöckner, A., & Hilbig, B. E. (2011). Editorial: Methodology in judgment and decision making research. Judgment and Decision Making, 6, 705-710. (full text) (pdf)
  • Hilbig, B. E., Erdfelder, E., & Pohl, R. F. (2011). Fluent, fast, and frugal? A formal model evaluation of the interplay between memory, fluency, and comparative judgments.Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 37, 827-839. (doi) (pdf)
  • (Raw data on OSF)
  • Hilbig, B. E. & Glöckner, A. (2011). Yes, they can! Appropriate weighting of small probabilities as a function of information acquisition. Acta Psychologica, 138, 390-396. (doi) (pdf)
  • Hilbig, B. E., & Richter, T. (2011). Homo heuristicus outnumbered: Comment on Gigerenzer and Brighton (2009). Topics in Cognitive Science, 3, 187-196. (doi) (pdf)
  • Moshagen, M. & Hilbig, B. E. (2011). Methodological notes on model comparisons and strategy classification: A falsificationist proposition. Judgment and Decision Making, 6, 814-820. (full text) (pdf)
  • Moshagen, M., Hilbig, B. E., & Musch, J. (2011). Defection in the dark? A randomized-response investigation of cooperativeness in social dilemma games. European Journal of Social Psychology, 41, 638–644. (doi) (pdf)
  • Zettler, I., Friedrich, N., & Hilbig, B. E. (2011). Dissecting work commitment: The role of Machiavellianism. Career Development International, 16, 20-35. (doi) (pdf)
  • Zettler, I., Hilbig, B. E., & Haubrich, J. (2011). Altruism at the ballots: Predicting political attitudes and behavior. Journal of Research in Personality, 45, 130-133. (doi) (pdf)

2010

  • Hilbig, B. E. (2010). Precise models deserve precise measures: a methodological dissection. Judgment and Decision Making, 5, 272-284. (full text) (pdf)
  • Hilbig, B. E. (2010). Reconsidering "evidence" for fast-and-frugal heuristics. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 17, 923-930. (doi) (pdf)
  • Hilbig, B. E., Erdfelder, E., & Pohl, R. F. (2010). One-reason decision-making unveiled: A measurement model of the recognition heuristic. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition 36(1), 123-134. (doi) (pdf) (Raw data (Exp 6 and 7a) on OSF)
  • Hilbig, B. E., Scholl, S. G., & Pohl, R. F. (2010). Think or blink – is the recognition heuristic an "intuitive" strategy? Judgment and Decision Making, 5, 300-309. (full text) (pdf) (Raw data on OSF)
  • Zettler, I. & Hilbig, B. E. (2010). Attitudes of the selfless: Explaining political orientation with altruism. Personality and Individual Differences, 48(3), 338-342. (doi) (pdf)
  • Zettler, I. & Hilbig, B. E. (2010). Honesty-Humility and a person-situation-interaction at work. European Journal of Personality, 24, 569-582. (doi) (pdf) (Winner of the Wiley-Blackwell 2010 Award for Outstanding Contribution to the European Journal of Personality)

2009

  • Erdfelder, E., Auer, T.-S., Hilbig, B. E., Aßfalg, A., Moshagen, M., & Nadarevic, L. (2009) Multinomial processing tree models: A review of the literature. Zeitschrift für Psychologie - Journal of Psychology 217(3), 108-124. (doi) (pdf)
  • Hilbig, B. E. (2009). Sad, thus true: Negativity bias in judgments of truth. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 45(4), 983-986. (doi) (pdf) (featured in miller-mccune.com and thestar.com)
  • Hilbig, B. E. & Pohl, R. F. (2009). Ignorance- vs. evidence-based decision making: A decision time analysis of the recognition heuristic. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 35(5), 1296-1305. (doi) (pdf) (Raw data on OSF)
  • Hilbig, B. E., Pohl, R. F. & Bröder, A. (2009). Criterion knowledge: A moderator of using the recognition heuristic? Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, 22(5), 510-522. (doi) (pdf)
  • Hilbig, B. E. & Zettler, I. (2009). Pillars of cooperation: Honesty-Humility, social value orientations, and economic behavior. Journal of Research in Personality, 43(3), 516-519. (doi) (pdf)
  • Massen, C., Vaterrodt-Plünnecke, B., Krings, L. & Hilbig, B. E. (2009). Effects of instruction on learners’ ability to generate an effective pathway in the method of loci. Memory, 17(7), 724-731. (doi) (pdf)

2008

  • Hilbig, B. E. (2008). Individual differences in fast-and-frugal decision making: neuroticism and the recognition heuristic. Journal of Research in Personality, 42(6), 1641-1645. (doi) (pdf)
  • Hilbig, B. E. (2008). One-reason decision making in risky choice? A closer look at the priority heuristic. Judgment and Decision Making, 3(6), 457-462. (full text) (pdf)
  • Hilbig, B. E. & Pohl, R. F. (2008). Recognizing users of the recognition heuristic. Experimental Psychology, 55(6), 394-401. (doi) (pdf) (Raw data (Exp 5) on OSF)

Vita

Degrees

  • 2007 Diploma (MA) in Psychology, University of Bonn (advisors: Rüdiger. F. Pohl, Arndt Bröder)
  • 2009 Ph.D. in Psychology, University of Mannheim (advisors: Edgar Erdfelder, Rüdiger F. Pohl)

Positions

  • 2007 - 2009 graduate student, Graduate School of Economic & Social Sciences, University of Mannheim
  • 2008 - 2009 research & teaching assistant, Cognition & Individual Differences lab (Erdfelder), University of Mannheim
  • 2009 visiting post-doctoral researcher, Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods, Bonn.
  • 2010 - 2018 research affiliate, Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods, Bonn.
  • 2010 post-doctoral research & teaching assistant, Cognition & Individual Differences lab (Erdfelder), University of Mannheim
  • 2011 - 2014 Assistant Professor (German: Juniorprofessor) for Judgment and Decision Making, University of Mannheim
  • since 2014 Full Professor for Cognitive Psychology, University of Koblenz-Landau

Editorial work and reviewing

  • since 2018 associate editor Judgment & Decision Making
  • since 2015 associate editor Zeitschrift für Psychologie

  • since 2016 consulting editor Journal of Behavioral Decision Making
  • since 2016 consulting editor European Journal of Personality
  • since 2015 consulting editor Journal of Economic Psychology
  • since 2013 consulting editor Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology

  • 2010-2011 Guest editor (with Andreas Glöckner) for a special issue on "Methodology of JDM research" in the journal Judgment and Decision Making (view full text)

  • Ad-hoc reviews for journals:
    Acta Psychologica; Advances in Cognitive Psychology; Assessment; Basic and Applied Social Psychology; Behavior Research Methods; British Journal of Social Psychology; Cognition; Current Directions in Psychological Science; Decision; Environment & Behavior; European Journal of Personality; European Journal of Psychological Assessment; Decision; European Journal of Social Psychology; European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology; European Review of Applied Psychology; Evolutionary Psychology; Experimental Psychology; Frontiers in Cognitive Science; Games; International Journal of Internet Science; Journal of Applied Social Psychology; Journal of Behavioral Decision Making; Journal of Cognitive Psychology; Journal of Conflict Resolution; Journal of Environmental Psychology; Journal of Experimental Child Psychology; Journal of Economic Psychology; Journal of Experimental Political Science; Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied; Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance; Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition; Journal of Experimental Social Psychology; Journal of Individual Differences; Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology; Journal of Personality; Journal of Personality and Social Psychology (Attitudes and Social Cognition / Personality Processes and Individual Differences); Journal of Personality Assessment; Journal of Personnel Psychology; Journal of Pragmatics; Journal of the Royal Society: Interface; Judgment and Decision Making; Legal and Criminological Psychology; Motivation and Emotion; Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes; Personality and Individual Differences; Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin; Personality and Social Psychology Review; Physiology & Behavior; PLOS ONE; Political Communication; Psychological Methods; Psychology of Sport and Exercise; Psychological Bulletin; Psychological Reports; Psychological Research / Psychologische Forschung; Psychonomic Bulletin & Review; Scientific Reports; Social Cognition; Social Psychology; Thinking & Reasoning; Zeitschrift für Pädagogische Psychologie; Zeitschrift für Psychologie.

Awards, Grants, and Scholarships

  • Morton Deutsch Award of the International Society for Justice Research for the paper: Twardawski, M., Tang, K.T.Y. & Hilbig, B.E. (2020). Is it all about retribution? The flexibility of punishment goals. Social Justice Research, 33, 195-218.
  • Walter G. Klopfer Award for the best empirical paper published in the Journal of Personality Assessment 2020: Thielmann, I., Akrami, N., Babarović, T., Belloch, A., Bergh, R., Chirumbolo, A.,…, Hilbig, B. E.,…, & Lee, K. (2020). The HEXACO-100 across 16 languages: A large-scale test of measurement invariance. Journal of Personality Assessment, 102, 714-726.
  • 2020: Open Science Award (Gold) from the Open Science Commission (Department of Psychology, University of Koblenz-Landau)
  • 2020: 3year-grant from the German Research Foundation with Dr. Sina Klein, Univeristy of Heidelberg (250k €)
  • 2020: Teaching-Award for the lecture "Learning & Memory" (academic year 2019/20)
  • 2020: Teaching-Award for the lecture "Thinking, Decision Making, & Language" (academic year 2019/20)
  • DGOF Best Paper Award 2020 for the co-authored paper: Henninger, F., Shevchenko, Y., Mertens, U. K., Kieslich, P. J., Hilbig, B. E. (in press). lab.js: A free, open, online study builder. Behavior Research Methods.
  • 2019: Open Science Award (Gold) from the Open Science Commission (Department of Psychology, University of Koblenz-Landau)
  • 2019: Teaching-Award for the lecture "Learning & Memory" (academic year 2018)
  • 2018: Charlotte- and Karl-Bühler-Award of the German Psychological Society. press release  laudation
  • 2018: Open Science Award (Gold) from the Open Science Commission (Department of Psychology, University of Koblenz-Landau)
  • 2018: Teaching-Award for the lecture "Learning & Memory" (academic year 2017)
  • 2018: Teaching-Award for the lecture "Thinking, Decision Making, & Language" (academic year 2017)
  • 2017: Co-PI of the Research Training Group "Statistical Modeling in Psychology", funded for 4.5 years by the German Research Foundation (total: 4.8M €)
  • 2017: 2year-grant from the German Research Foundation (148k €)
  • 2017: Teaching-Award for the lecture "Learning & Memory" (academic year 2016)
  • 2017: Teaching-Award for the lecture "Thinking & Language" (academic year 2016)
  • 2016: Teaching-Award for the lecture "Learning & Memory" (academic year 2015)
  • 2015: 3year-grant from the German Research Foundation (200k €)
  • 2013: Teaching-Award for the best English course in Psychology (academic year 2012/2013)
  • 2012: Bojanovski-Award for Empirical Models of Social Processes. With Morten Moshagen for the paper "Defection in the dark? A randomized-response investigation of cooperativeness in social dilemma games" (doi)
  • 2012. Teaching-Award for the best lecture in Psychology (academic year 2011/2012)
  • 2011: 2year-grant from the German Research Foundation (124k €)
  • 2011: 3year-grant from the Baden-Württemberg Foundation "Juniorprofessorenprogramm" (117k €)
  • 2011: Start-up-grant from the University of Mannheim (13k €)
  • 2011: Micro-grant from the Draftfcb Institute of Decision Making (1.7k €)
  • 2010: Wiley-Blackwell Award for Outstanding Contribution to the European Journal of Personality. With Ingo Zettler for the paper "Honesty-Humility and a person-situation-interaction at work" (doi)
  • 2009: Beattie Award of the Society for Judgment and Decision Making and the European Association for Decision Making
  • 2007: Ph.D. Scholarship from the Graduate School of Economic and Social Sciences, University of Mannheim
  • 2007: Scholarship from the Max-Planck Society for attending the International Max-Planck Research School on Adapting Behavior in a Fundamentally Uncertain World, Summer School, MPI Jena
  • 2007: Ph.D. Scholarship from the Graduate Academy of the University of Heidelberg.

Affiliation

I'm currently head of the

Cognitive Psychology Lab
Department of Psychology
University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany

Office: K Building, Room 2.26
Fortstraße 7, D-76829 Landau, Germany
+49 (0)6341 280 34234 (phone), -34220 (secretary phone), -34240 (fax)
Email: hilbig@uni-landau.de


and co-PI of the

 

 

Research Training Group
Statistical Modeling in Psychology
funded by the German Research Foundation

Research Interests

I’m an experimental psychologist by training with a little experience in formal modeling. My interests do not really conform to any one particular discipline within psychology, but most can be subsumed under the label judgment and decision making (very broadly defined).

Thus, many of my papers are somewhere at the intersection between social psychology, behavioral economics, personality, and cognitive psychology (including statistical modeling). Beyond these substantive areas, I'm also interested in psychological methods (especially web-based methods), reserach ethics, and philosophy of science.


Here are some keywords (in no particular order)

  • cooperation, pro-social behavior, and social dilemmas
  • ethical behavior, dishonesty (see recent talk)
  • social cognition (judgments, framing, fluency)
  • heuristics and adaptive cognition
  • consumer choice & environmental behavior
  • interpersonal trust
  • person-situation interactions
  • personality (see darkfactor.org)
  • psychological assessment
  • statistical modeling (especially MPT models and SEM)
  • indirect questioning (randomized response models)
  • online research & web-experiments (e.g., see this talk)
  • research ethics
  • methodology, philosophy of science

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