Dr Christin Schulze

Dr Christin Schulze

School of Psychology

I am a Lecturer in Computational Cognitive Science at the School of Psychology.

My research seeks to understand the cognitive processes that give rise to adaptive and intelligent behaviour in an uncertain, changing world and across the lifespan. In particular, my research focuses on three core questions. First, when and how do adaptive strategies for inference and decision making develop during childhood (e.g., Schulze & Hertwig, 2022; Schulze, Hertwig, & Pachur, 2021)? Second, how does first-hand experience with the probabilistic structure of the world influence people’s judgements and decisions (e.g., Schulze & Hertwig, 2021; Schulze, van Ravenzwaaij, & Newell, 2015, 2017)? And third, how do the cognitive strategies of individuals for dealing with uncertainty differ from those of groups in social contexts (e.g., Schulze, Gaissmaier, & Newell, 2020; Schulze & Newell, 2015, 2016)? These topics represent core competencies of human cognition, with important implications for understanding behaviour in the real world, such as making decisions when navigating avalanche terrain (Stephensen, Schulze, Landrø, Hendrikx, & Hetland, 2021) or addressing societal challenges arising in educational contexts (Schulze, Hertwig, & Weyland, 2021).

School of Psychology, 712 Mathews Building
  • Book Chapters | 2023
    Pachur T; Schulze C, 2023, 'Heuristic Social Sampling', in Sampling in Judgment and Decision Making, Cambridge University Press, pp. 359 - 384, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/9781009002042.021
    Book Chapters | 2019
    2019, 'Going Round in Circles: How Social Structures Guide and Limit Search', in Taming Uncertainty, The MIT Press, http://dx.doi.org/10.7551/mitpress/11114.003.0008
    Book Chapters | 2017
    Schulze C; Newell BR, 2017, 'Decision making under risk: An experience-based perspective', in International Handbook of Thinking and Reasoning, pp. 502 - 522
    Book Chapters | 2016
    Newell BR; Schulze C, 2016, 'Probability Matching', in Pohl R (ed.), Cognitive Illusions, pp. 62 - 78
  • Journal articles | 2022
    Schulze C; Hertwig R, 2022, 'Experiencing statistical information improves children’s and adults’ inferences', Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 29, pp. 2302 - 2313, http://dx.doi.org/10.3758/s13423-022-02075-3
    Journal articles | 2021
    Schulze C; Hertwig R; Pachur T, 2021, 'Who you know is what you know: Modeling boundedly rational social sampling.', Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 150, pp. 221 - 241, http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/xge0000799
    Journal articles | 2021
    Schulze C; Hertwig R, 2021, 'A description–experience gap in statistical intuitions: Of smart babies, risk-savvy chimps, intuitive statisticians, and stupid grown-ups', Cognition, 210, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cognition.2020.104580
    Journal articles | 2021
    Stephensen MB; Schulze C; Landrø M; Hendrikx J; Hetland A, 2021, 'Should I judge safety or danger? Perceived risk depends on the question frame.', Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, 27, pp. 485 - 502, http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/xap0000354
    Journal articles | 2020
    Schulze C; Gaissmaier W; Newell BR, 2020, 'Maximizing as satisficing: On pattern matching and probability maximizing in groups and individuals', Cognition, 205, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cognition.2020.104382
    Journal articles | 2019
    Schulze C; James G; Koehler DJ; Newell BR, 2019, 'Probability matching does not decrease under cognitive load: A preregistered failure to replicate', Memory and Cognition, 47, pp. 511 - 518, http://dx.doi.org/10.3758/s13421-018-0888-3
    Journal articles | 2017
    Schulze C; van Ravenzwaaij D; Newell BR, 2017, 'Hold it! the influence of lingering rewards on choice diversification and persistence', Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning Memory and Cognition, 43, pp. 1752 - 1767, http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/xlm0000407
    Journal articles | 2016
    Navarro DJ; Newell BR; Schulze C, 2016, 'Learning and choosing in an uncertain world: An investigation of the explore-exploit dilemma in static and dynamic environments', Cognitive Psychology, 85, pp. 43 - 77, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cogpsych.2016.01.001
    Journal articles | 2016
    Schulze C; Newell BR, 2016, 'More heads choose better than one: Group decision making can eliminate probability matching', Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 23, pp. 907 - 914, http://dx.doi.org/10.3758/s13423-015-0949-6
    Journal articles | 2016
    Schulze C; Newell BR, 2016, 'Taking the easy way out? Increasing implementation effort reduces probability maximizing under cognitive load', Memory and Cognition, 44, pp. 806 - 818, http://dx.doi.org/10.3758/s13421-016-0595-x
    Journal articles | 2015
    Schulze C; Newell BR, 2015, 'Compete, coordinate, and cooperate: How to exploit uncertain environments with social interaction', Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 144, pp. 967 - 981, http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/xge0000096
    Journal articles | 2015
    Schulze C; van Ravenzwaaij D; Newell BR, 2015, 'Of matchers and maximizers: How competition shapes choice under risk and uncertainty', Cognitive Psychology, 78, pp. 78 - 98, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cogpsych.2015.03.002
    Journal articles | 2011
    Schulze C; McGowan M; Jordt SE; Ehrlich BE, 2011, 'Prolonged oxaliplatin exposure alters intracellular calcium signaling: A new mechanism to explain oxaliplatin-associated peripheral neuropathy', Clinical Colorectal Cancer, 10, pp. 126 - 133, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.clcc.2011.03.010
  • Conference Papers | 2022
    Hecht M; Pachur T; Schulze C, 2022, 'Does Social Sampling Differ Between Online and Offline Contacts? A Computational Modeling Analysis', in Proceedings of the 44th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society: Cognitive Diversity, CogSci 2022, pp. 319 - 325
    Conference Papers | 2017
    Schulze C; Pachur T; Hertwig R, 2017, 'How Does Instance-Based Inference About Event Frequencies Develop? An Analysis with a Computational Process Model', in CogSci 2017 - Proceedings of the 39th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society: Computational Foundations of Cognition, pp. 1053 - 1058
    Conference Papers | 2013
    Schulze C; van Ravenzwaaij D; Newell BR, 2013, 'Match Me if You Can: How Smart Choices are Fueled by Competition', in Knauff M; Pauen M; Sebanz N; Wachsmuth I (eds.), Proceedings of the 35th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, Berlin, Germany, presented at 35th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, Berlin, Germany, 31 July 2013 - 03 August 2013