Karolin Salmen

Karolin ­ Salmen [‚úď]



Room: F116
Hauptstraße 47
69117 Heidelberg

I am interested in topics from

  • social psychology, particularly: communication, ecological functionalism and adaptive rationality
  • the cognitive sciences
  • computational linguistics

and their application in the context of public health, society and politics.

Across topics, I have a keen interest in theorizing, experimental design and statistical methods.

Prior projects included research in the following fields:

The Influence of the Social Environment on Decision Making & Opinion Formation and Change

  • ¬†Language & Cognition: Serial Reproduction of Verbal Material (Retelling), e.g. of person descriptions, food characteristics, likelihood estimates
  • Judgment and Decision Making: Advice Taking, Hindsight Bias, Rule of Succession

Public Health and Social Cognition

  • Advice Taking in Health-Related Contexts
  • Evaluation of Interventions to Change Clinically Relevant Behaviour
Please refer to the lecture index (LSF) for past courses..

2018-present:    Ph.D. Candidate in Psychology                           Cognitive Research in Social Psychology Unit, Heidelberg University 
                             Research Assistant
2018-2020:        Research Assistant                                               Heidelberg Institute for Global Health (Prof. Dr. Till Bärnighausen)
2015-2017:        Master of Science in Social Cognition              University College London                                               
2015-2017:        Master of Science in Psychology                      Heidelberg University                                                       
                            Research Assistant                                               Social Psychology (Prof. Dr. Klaus Fiedler), Heidelberg University
                            Research Assistant                                               Heidelberg Academy of Sciences (Dr. Chris Thomale)    
2014-2015:        Visiting Student                                                     Peking University                                                                 
2011-2014:¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Bachelor of Science in Psychology¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† ¬† ¬†¬† M√ľnster University¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†
¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Research Assistant¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Social Psychology (Prof. Dr. Gerald Echterhoff), M√ľnster University

Salmen, K., Ermark, F. K. G., & Fiedler, K. (2023). Pragmatic, constructive, and reconstructive memory influences on the hindsight bias. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 30(1), 331‚Äď340. https://doi.org/10.3758/s13423-022-02158-1

Fiedler, K., Salmen, K., & Prager, J. (2022). Clarifying what reflections on rationality we intended to instigate‚ÄĒA reply to comments by Mandel (2022) and Costello (2022). Decision, 9(3), 218‚Äď220. https://doi.org/10.1037/dec0000177

Fiedler, K., Salmen, K., & Prager, J. (2022). Toward stronger tests of rationality claims: Spotlight on the rule of succession. Decision, 9(3), 195‚Äď211. https://doi.org/10.1037/dec0000167

Fiedler, K., Ermark, F., Salmen, K. (2022). Metacognitive Myopia: An Obstacle to Intelligent Behavior and Lapse of the Evolution?. In: Holm-Hadulla, R.M., Funke, J., Wink, M. (eds) Intelligence - Theories and Applications. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-04198-3_10  

Fiedler, K., & Salmen, K. (2021). Major theories in social psychology . In Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Psychology . Oxford University Press. doi: https://doi.org/10.1093/acrefore/9780190236557.013.810