Dr. Veronika Lerche

Dr. Veronika Lerche [✓]

Research Fellow -  Quantitative Research Methods

Contact

Address

Room: F023
Hauptstraße 47
69117 Heidelberg

Research interests

  • diffusion model analysis
  • usability/user experience
  • achievement and affiliation motivation
  • stereotypes
  • traffic psychology

Recent courses

Below you find a list of courses I am going to teach this semester (Wintersemester 2020/21).

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


Previous Teaching (Instructor of Record)

  • Lecture "Research Designs"
  • Empirical Project Seminar
  • Exercise "Inferential Statistics"
  • Methods Research Colloquium
  • Seminar "Eye-tracking in Usability Research"
  • Seminar "Human Machine Interaction: Usability"
  • Seminar "Introduction to Diffusion Modeling"
  • Seminar "Introduction to Multilevel Modeling" Seminar "Statistical data analysis using R"
  • Seminar "Data visualization using R"

Journal Publications

(N = 21, h-Index, Google Scholar = 11)

2020

  • von Krause, M., Lerche, V., Schubert, A.-L., & Voss, A. (2020). Do Non-Decision Times Mediate the Association between Age and Intelligence across Different Content and Process Domains? Journal of Intelligence, 8 (3), 33. doi: 10.3390/jintelligence8030033
  • Lerche, V., von Krause, M., Voss, A., Frischkorn, G. T., Schubert, A.-L., & Hagemann, D. (2020). Diffusion Modeling and Intelligence: Drift rates show both domain-general and domain-specific relations with intelligence. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General . doi: 10.1037/xge0000774
  • 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. doi: 10.20982/tqmp.16.2.p107
  • Neubauer, A. B., Lerche, V., Koehler, F., & Voss, A. (2020). What Do You (Think You) Need? Perceived vs. Experienced Effects of Need Fulfillment on Well-Being. Journal of Research in Personality, 86, 103938 . doi: 10.1016/j.jrp.2020.103938
  • Theisen, M., Lerche, V., von Krause, M., & Voss, A. (2020). Age differences in diffusion model parameters: A meta-analysis. Psychological Research . doi: 10.1007/s00426-020-01371-8

2019

  • Janczyk, M., & Lerche, V. (2019). A diffusion model analysis of the response-effect compatibility effect. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 148 (2), 237-251. doi: 10.1037/xge0000430
  • Lerche, V., Bucher, A., & Voss, A. (2019). Processing emotional expressions under fear of rejection: findings from diffusion model analyses. Emotion. doi: 10.1037/emo0000691
  • Lerche, V. & Voss, A. (2019). Experimental Validation of the Diffusion Model based on a Slow Response Time Paradigm. Psychological Research, 83 (6), 1194-1209. doi: 10.1007/s00426-017-0945-8
  • 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 and Review,26 (3), 813-832. doi: 10.3758/s13423-018-1560-4

2018

  • Böhm, U., Annis, J., Frank, M., Hawkins, G., Heathcote, A., Kellen, D., Krypotos, A., Lerche, V., Logan, G., Palmeri, T., van Ravenzwaaij, D., Servant, M., Singmann, H., Starns, J., Voss, A., Wiecki, T., Matzke, D., Wagenmakers E.-J. (2018). Estimating Across-Trial Variability Parameters of the Diffusion Decision Model: Expert Advice and Recommendations. Journal of Mathematical Psychology , 87, 46-75. doi: 10.1016/j.jmp.2018.09.004
  • 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. (2018). The Quality of Response Time Data Inference: A Blinded, Collaborative Assessment of the Validity of Cognitive Models. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 26 (4). doi: 10.3758/s13423-017-1417-2
  • Lerche, V., Christmann, U., & Voss, A. (2018). Impact of Context Information on Metaphor Elaboration: A Diffusion Model Study. Experimental Psychology, 65 (6), 370-384. doi: 10.1027/1618-3169/a000422
  • Lerche, V., Neubauer, A. B., & Voss, A. (2018). Effects of Implicit Fear of Failure on Cognitive Processing: A Diffusion Model Analysis. Motivation and Emotion, 42 (3), 386-402. doi: 10.1007/s11031-018-9691-5
  • Lerche, V., & Voss, A. (2018). Speed-Accuracy Manipulation in Diffusion Modeling: Lack of Discriminant Validity of the Manipulation or the Parameter Estimates? Behavior Research Methods, 50 (6), 2568-2585. doi: 10.3758/s13428-018-1034-7
  • Neubauer, A. B., Lerche, V., & Voss, A. (2018). Inter-individual differences in the intra-individual association of competence and well-being: Combining experimental and intensive longitudinal designs. Journal of Personality , 86, 698-713. doi: 10.1111/jopy.12351

2017

  • Lerche, V., Voss, A., & Nagler, M. (2017). How Many Trials are Required for Robust Parameter Estimation in Diffusion Modeling? A Comparison of Different Estimation Algorithms. Behavior Research Methods, 49 (2), 513-537. doi: 10.3758/s13428-016-0740-2
  • Lerche, V., & Voss, A. (2017). Retest Reliability of the Parameters of the Ratcliff Diffusion Model. Psychological Research, 81 (3), 629-652. doi: 10.1007/s00426-016-0770-5

2016

  • Hesse, T.-M., Lerche, V., Seiler, M., Knoess, K., & Paech, B. (2016). Documented decision-making strategies and decision knowledge in open source projects: An empirical study on Firefox issue reports. Information and Software Technology , 79, 36-51. doi: 10.1016/j.infsof.2016.06.003
  • Lerche, V., & Voss, A. (2016). Model Complexity in Diffusion Modeling: Benefits of Making the Model More Parsimonious. Frontiers in Psychology , 7(1324). doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2016.01324

2013 - 2015

  • Voss, A., Voss, J., & Lerche, V. (2015). Assessing Cognitive Processes with Diffusion Model Analyses: A Tutorial based on fast-dm-30. Frontiers in Psychology , 6:336. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.00336
  • Voss, A., Nagler, M., & Lerche, V. (2013). Diffusion Models in Experimental Psychology: A Practical Introduction. Experimental Psychology , 60, 385-402. doi: 10.1027/1618-3169/a000218


Invited Talks

  •  Lerche, V. (November 2019). Introduction to Diffusion Modeling . Invited Talk at the Research Colloquium of the Department of General and Applied Psychology (Prof. Dr. Gesine Dreisbach), University of Regensburg, Regensburg.
  • Lerche, V. (October 2019). Introduction to Diffusion Modeling . Invited Talk at the Social Dept. Brown Bag at University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware, US.
  • Lerche, V. (Juli 2019). Diffusionsmodellierung: Mehr als mittlere Reaktionszeiten und Fehlerraten [Diffusion modeling: More than mean response times and error rates] . Invited Keynote Address at the Empiriepraktikumskongress, University of Regensburg, Germany.
  • Lerche, V. (November 2018). Introduction to Diffusion Modeling . Invited talk at the Research Colloquium of the Department of Social Psychology (Prof. Dr. Klaus Fiedler), University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany.
  • Lerche, V. (October 2017). Data Visualization using R . Invited talk at the Workshop "Discourse, Multimodality and Experimental Methods: Discourse Processing using Eye Tracking Technology", University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany.
  • Lerche, V. (September 2017). Introduction to Diffusion Modeling . Invited talk at the Summer School of the Priority Program of the German Research Foundation (SPP 1772), University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany.
  • Lerche, V. (May 2017). Diffusion Modeling: Why and How? Invited talk at the Research Colloquium of the Department of Cognitive and Experimental Psychology (Prof. Dr. Iring Koch), University of Aachen, Aachen, Germany.


Conference Contributions

  • Lerche, V. (Juli 2020). Effects of frustration of the achievement motive on task processing: Findings from diffusion model analyses . Talk at the "53rd Annual Meeting of the Society for Mathematical Psychology (MathPsych)" 2020 (virtual conference).
  • Muhr, M., Lerche, V., Villmen, D., & Knoess, K. (September 2019). Neuland adé. Wie können wir virtuelle Realitäten evaluieren? Talk at the Mensch und Computer (MuC) 2019 in Hamburg.
  • von Krause, M., Lerche, V., Theissen, M., & Voss, A. (September 2019). Age differences in diffusion model parameters . Talk at the "15. Tagung der Fachgruppe Differentielle Psychologie, Persönlichkeitspsychologie und Psychologische Diagnostik (DPPD)" 2019 in Dresden.
  • Lerche, V., Karl, J., Buelow, A., Melchner, E., Voss, A., & Hertel, S. (August 2019). Do achievement-motivated individuals increase their effort after receiving negative performance feedback? - A diffusion model analysis. Poster presented at the "50th European Mathematical Psychology Group Meeting (EMPG)" 2019 in Heidelberg.
  • Theisen, M., Lerche, V., v. Krause, M., & Voss, A. (August 2019). Slower, but why? A meta-analysis on age differences in diffusion model parameters. Poster presented at the "50th European Mathematical Psychology Group Meeting (EMPG)" 2019 in Heidelberg.
  • Neubauer, A.B., Lerche, V., Koehler, F., & Voss, A. (May 2019). Know thy needs? Assessing inter-individual differences in perceived and observed associations between need fulfillment and well-being. Talk at the "7th Self-Determination Theory Conference" 2019 in Egmond aan Zee, Netherlands.
  • Lerche, V., Neubauer, A.B., Bucher, A., & Voss, A. (February 2019). The diffusion model provides new insights into the field of motivational psychology. Talk at the "Australian Mathematical Psychology Conference (AMPC)" 2019 in Melbourne, Australia
  • Lerche, V., & Voss, A. (September 2018). Weapon Identification Task: Is the Prime x Target Interaction Effect attributable to Stereotype or Brightness Priming? Talk at the "51. Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Psychologie (DGPs)" 2018 in Frankfurt a. M.
  • von Krause, M., Lerche, V., Frischkorn, G., Schubert A.-L., & Voss, A. (September 2018). Die Struktur kognitiver Verarbeitungsgeschwindigkeit und ihre Beziehung zu Intelligenz. Talk at the "51. Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Psychologie (DGPs)" 2018 in Frankfurt a. M.
  • Lerche, V., Neubauer, A.B., Bucher, A., & Voss, A. (July 2018). Application of the diffusion model to the field of motivational psychology: Inter-individual differences in the implicit achievement and affiliation motive are associated with cognitive processing. Talk at the "49th European Mathematical Psychology Group Meeting (EMPG)" 2018 in Genova.
  • Lerche, V., von Krause, M., Voss, A., Frischkorn, G., & Schubert, A.-L. (July 2018). Measuring domain-specific intelligence with the diffusion model. Talk at the "51th Annual Meeting of the Society for Mathematical Psychology (MathPsych)" 2018 in Madison (Wisconsin).
  • Lerche, V., Neubauer, A.B., & Voss, A. (March 2018). Diffusion modeling in motivational psychology: Inter-individual differences in fear of failure predict cognitive processing. Talk at the "60. Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psychologen (TeaP) [Conference of Experimental Psychologists]" 2018 in Marburg.
  • von Krause, M., Lerche, V., Frischkorn, G., Schubert, A.-L., & Voss, A. (March 2018). The diffusion model can be used to analyse slow response time tasks. Poster presented at the "60. Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psychologen (TeaP) [Conference of Experimental Psychologists]" 2018 in Marburg.
  • Lerche, V., & Voss, A. (September 2017). Speed-Accuracy Manipulations: Are Effects in Non-Decision Time attributable to a Lack of Discriminant Validity of the Manipulation or to Trade-Offs in Parameter Estimation? Talk at the "13. Tagung der Fachgruppe Methoden & Evaluation der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Psychologie (FGME)" 2017 in Tübingen.
  • Radev, S. T., Lerche, V., Mertens, U., & Voss, A. (September 2017). Diffusion model analysis: a graphical user interface to fast-dm. Poster presented at the "13. Tagung der Fachgruppe Methoden & Evaluation der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Psychologie (FGME)" 2017 in Tübingen.
  • Lerche, V., & Voss, A. (July 2017). Effect of Speed-Accuracy Manipulations on Nondecision Time: Lack of Discriminant Validity of the Manipulation or the Parameter Estimation? - Simulation Studies based on the Diffusion Model. Poster presented at the "50th Annual Meeting of the Society for Mathematical Psychology (MathPsych)" 2017 in Coventry.
  • Radev, S. T., Lerche, V., Mertens, U., & Voss, A. (July 2017). Diffusion model analysis: a graphical user interface with fast-dm. Poster presented at the "50th Annual Meeting of the Society for Mathematical Psychology (MathPsych)" 2017 in Coventry.
  • Bucher, A., Lerche, V., Schott, M., & Voss, A. (March 2017). The influence of color distance perception on the red-attractiveness effect. Talk at the "59. Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psychologen (TeaP) [Conference of Experimental Psychologists]" 2017 in Dresden.
  • Lerche, V., & Voss, A. (March 2017). Weapon Identification Task: Stereotype or Brightness Effect? Talk at the "59. Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psychologen (TeaP) [Conference of Experimental Psychologists]" 2017 in Dresden.
  • Lerche, V., & Voss, A., & Buelow, A. (June 2016). Diffusion model analyses: do we need fast responses? Talk at the "47th European Mathematical Psychology Group Meeting (EMPG)" 2016 in Copenhagen.
  • Spiertz, A., Lerche, V., Skottke, E.-M. (March 2016). Multilevel modelling of driving behaviour illustrated with driving simulator data. Talk at the "58. Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psychologen (TeaP) [Conference of Experimental Psychologists]" 2016 in Heidelberg.
  • Buelow, A., Lueckel, M., Wicht, V., Morast, M., Schuchhardt, S., Stein, J., & Lerche, V. (March 2016). Wer hat Furcht vor Misserfolg? - Einfluss eines impliziten Motivs auf die Informationsverarbeitung. Poster presented at the "58. Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psychologen (TeaP) [Conference of Experimental Psychologists]" 2016 in Heidelberg.
  • Lerche, V., & Voss, A., & Buelow, A. (March 2016). Extending the Diffusion Model to Paradigms with Slower Responses. Talk at the "58. Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psychologen (TeaP) [Conference of Experimental Psychologists]" 2016 in Heidelberg.
  • Neubauer, A., & Voss, A., & Lerche, V. (March 2016). Using parameters obtained in intensive longitudinal designs to predict experimental effects: Exploring reliability and power. Talk at the "58. Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psychologen (TeaP) [Conference of Experimental Psychologists]" 2016 in Heidelberg.
  • Lerche, V., & Voss, A. (February 2016). Retest Reliability of the Parameters of the Ratcliff Diffusion Model. Talk at the " Australian Mathematical Psychology Conference (AMPC)" 2016 in Hobart, Australia.
  • Lerche, V., & Voss, A. (September 2015). Requisite Trial Numbers in Diffusion Model Analyses. Talk at the "12. Tagung der Fachgruppe Methoden & Evaluation der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Psychologie (FGME)" 2015 in Jena.
  • Lerche, V., & Voss, A. (September 2015). How Reliable are the Parameters of the Ratcliff Diffusion Model? Talk at the "46th European Mathematical Psychology Group Meeting (EMPG)" 2015 in Padova.
  • Lerche, V., Voss, A., & Neubauer, A. (March 2015). Why Fear of Failure Decreases Task Performance - a Diffusion Model Analysis. Poster presented at the "International Convention of Psychological Science (ICPS)" 2015 in Amsterdam.
  • Neubauer, A. B., Voss, A., & Lerche, V. (March 2015). The best of both worlds: Combining intensive longitudinal and experimental designs via multilevel structural equation modeling. Poster presented at the "International Convention of Psychological Science (ICPS)" 2015 in Amsterdam.
  • Lerche, V., & Voss, A. (March 2015). Test-Retest Reliability of the Parameters of the Ratcliff Diffusion Model. Talk at the "57. Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psychologen (TeaP) [Conference of Experimental Psychologists]" 2015 in Hildesheim.
  • Neubauer, A. B., Voss, A., & Lerche, V. (March 2015). Need frustration decreases well-being. Evidence from a daily-diary experimental study design. Talk at the "57. Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psychologen (TeaP) [Conference of Experimental Psychologists]" 2015 in Hildesheim.
  • Voss, A., & Lerche, V. (March 2015). Diffusion Model Analyses for Slow Decisions. Talk at the "57. Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psychologen (TeaP) [Conference of Experimental Psychologists]" 2015 in Hildesheim.
  • Lerche, V., & Voss, A. (July 2014). Guidelines for required numbers of trials in diffusion model analyses. Talk at the "45th European Mathematical Psychology Group Meeting (EMPG)" 2014 in Tübingen.
  • Voss, A., & Lerche, V. (July 2014). Diffusion model analyses for slow decisions. Talk at the "45th European Mathematical Psychology Group Meeting (EMPG)" 2014 in Tübingen.
  • Lerche, V., & Voss, A. (July 2014). The role of false fixations of parameters in diffusion model analysis. Talk at the "47th Annual Meeting of the Society for Mathematical Psychology (MathPsych)" 2014 in Québec City.
  • Lerche, V., & Voss, A. (April 2014). Less can be more - when more restricted parameter models lead to better estimates in diffusion model analysis. Talk at the "56. Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psychologen (TeaP) [Conference of Experimental Psychologists]" 2014 in Giessen.
  • Voss, A., & Lerche, V. (September 2013). Diffusionsmodellanalysen mit fast-dm. Talk at the "11. Tagung der Fachgruppe Methoden & Evaluation der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Psychologie (FGME)" 2013 in Klagenfurt.
  • Lerche, V., & Voss, A. (August 2013). How Many Trials are Needed for a Robust Diffusion Model Analysis? A Comparison of Different Optimization Criteria for Parameter Estimation. Talk at the "46th Annual Meeting of the Society for Mathematical Psychology (MathPsych)" 2013 in Potsdam.
  • Lerche, V., & Voss, A. (March 2013). I would like to apply a diffusion model to my experimental data - but do I have enough trials? Talk at the "55. Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psychologen (TeaP) [Conference of Experimental Psychologists]" 2013 in Vienna.
  • Voss, A., & Lerche, V. (March 2013). Diffusion Model Analyses for Slow Decisions: Is the Model useful for Research on Judgment and Decision Making? Talk at the "55. Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psychologen (TeaP) [Conference of Experimental Psychologists]" 2013 in Vienna.