Prof. Dr. Andreas Voß

Prof. Dr. Andreas ­ Voß [✓]

Principal Investigator -  Quantitative Research Methods
Examinations Board
(Deputy Chairman)



Room: F027
Hauptstraße 47
69117 Heidelberg

Main Research Topics

  •  Stochastic Diffusion Models
  •  Mathematical Psychology
  •  Self-Regulatory Functions of Attentional Processes
  •  Bayesian Statistics

Please refer to the lecture index (LSF) for past courses..

Curriculum Vitae

Professional Positions

  • 2009 to present     Professor for Quantitative Research Methods at the Department for Psychology at University of Heidelberg, Germany
  • 2004 - 2009     Assistant Professor at the Department for Psychology at University of Freiburg, Germany
  • 1996 - 2004     Research Scientist and Lecturer at the University of Trier, Germany


  • 2009     Habilitation; University of Freiburg, Germany
  • 2004     Dissertation; University of Trier, Germany
  • 2000     Diploma in Psychology; University of Trier, Germany

Recent publications

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  • Bucher, A, Voss, A., Spaniol, J., Hische, A., & Sauer, N. (in press). Age differences in emotion perception in a multiple target setting: An eye-tracking study. Emotion .
  • Lerche, V., Bucher, A., & Voss, A. (in press). Processing emotional expressions under fear of rejection: Findings from diffusion model analyses. Emotion .
  • Lerche, V., von Krause, M., Voss, A., Frischkorn, G., Schubert, A.L., & Hagenmann, D. (in press). Diffusion Modeling and Intelligence: Drift rates show both domain-general and domain-specific relations with intelligence. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General . [preprint]
  • Neubauer, A.B., Lerche, V., Köhler, F., & Voss, A. (in press). What do you (think you) need? Perceived vs. experienced effects of need fulfillment on well-being. Journal of Research in Personality [preprint] .
  • Mertens, A. Hepp, J., Voss, A. & Hische, A. (2020). Pretty crowds are happy crowds: The influence of attractiveness on mood perception. Psychological Research, in press . [preprint]
  • Lerche, V., & Voss, A. (2020). When accuracy rates and mean response times lead to false conclusions: A simulation study based on the diffusion model. The Quantitative Methods for Psychology, 16(2) , 107-119. [preprint]
  • Madden, D.J., Siciliano, R.E., Tallman, C.W., Monge, Z.A., Voss, A., & Cohen, J.A. (2020). Response-level processing during visual feature search: Effects of frontoparietal activation and adult age. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 82(1) , 330-349.
  • Neubauer, A.B., Voelkle, M., Voss, A., & Mertens, U. (2020). Estimating Reliability of Within-Person Couplings in a Multilevel Framework. Journal of Personality Assessment, 102(1) , 10-21.
  • Radev, S., Mertens, U., Voss, A., & Köthe, U. (2020). Towards end-to-end likelihood-free inference with convolutional neural networks. British Journal of Mathematical and Statistical Psychology, 73 , 23-43. [ pdf ]
  • Wieschen, E.M., Voss, A., & Radev, S. (2020). Jumping to Conclusion? A Lévy Flight Model of Decision Making. The Quantitative Methods for Psychology, 16(2) , 120-132. [preprint]
  • Bucher, A., & Voss, A. (2019). Judging the mood of the crowd: Attention is focused on happy faces. Emotion, 19(6) , 1044-1059.
  • Bucher, A., Neubauer, A.B., Voss, A., & Oetzbach, C. (2019). Together is Better: Higher Committed Relationships Increase Life Satisfaction and Reduce Loneliness. Journal of Happiness Studies, 20 , 2445-2469. [web]
  • Dutilh, G., Annis, J., Brown, S. D., Cassey, P., Evans, N. J., Grasman, R. P. P. P., Hawkins, G. E., Heathcote, A., Holmes, W. R., Krypotos, A.-M., Kupitz, C. N., Leite, F. P., Lerche, V., Lin, Y.-S., Logan, G. D., Palmeri, T. J., Starns, J. J., Trueblood, J. S., van Maanen, L., van Ravenzwaaij, D., Vandekerckhove, J., Visser, I., Voss, A., White C. N., Wiecki T. V., Rieskamp, J., & Donkin, C. (2019). The Quality of Response Time Data Inference: A Blinded, Collaborative Assessment of the Validity of Cognitive Models. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 26 , 1051-1069. [pdf]
  • Lerche, V. & Voss, A. (2019). Experimental Validation of the Diffusion Model based on a Slow Response Time Paradigm. Psychological Research, 83 , 1194-1209. [pdf]
  • Voss, A., Lerche, V., Mertens, U., & Voss, J. (2019). Sequential Sampling Models with Variable Boundaries and Non-Normal Noise: A Comparison of Six Models Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 26 , 813-832. [ pdf ] [ WEB Access ]

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