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Frey, R., Herzog, S. M., & Hertwig, R. (2017). Deciding on behalf of others: A population survey on procedural preferences with six approaches for surrogate decision making. Paper currently under review / revision.

Mata, R., Frey, R., Richter, D., Schupp, J., & Hertwig, R. (2017). Risk preference: A view from psychology. Paper currently under review / revision.

Pedroni, A., Rieskamp, J., Pachur, T., Frey, R., & Figner, B. (2017). Bridging economic and naturalistic risk taking with cognitive modeling. Paper currently under review / revision.

Schürmann, O., Frey, R., Hertwig, R., Rieskamp, J., & Pedroni, A. (2017). Combining multiple measures of risk preference improves predictive accuracy for real-life traffic risk taking. Paper currently under review / revision.

Schürmann, O., Pleskac, T. J., & Frey, R. (2017). Risk perceptions: Their impact on risk taking and the effect of early experience. Paper currently under review / revision.

von Helversen, B., Frey, R., Pedroni, A., Hertwig, R., & Rieskamp, J. (2017). Stress-related changes in financial risk taking: Stress moderates the influence of negative affect. Paper currently under review / revision.


Dutilh, G., Vandekerckhove, J., Ly, A., Matzke, D., Pedroni, A., Frey, R., Rieskamp, J., & Wagenmakers, E.-J. (2017). A confirmatory test of the diffusion model explanation for the worst performance rule. Attention, Perception & Psychophysics, 79, 713-725. doi:10.3758/s13414-017-1304-y

Frey, R., Pedroni, A., Mata, R., Rieskamp, J., & Hertwig, R. (2017). Risk preference shares the psychometric structure of major psychological traits. Science Advances, 3, e1701381. doi:10.1126/sciadv.1701381 View online | Download PDF

Hertwig, R., & Frey, R. (2017). How representations of knowledge shape our actions. In P.Meusburger, B. Werlen, & L. Suarsana (Eds.), Knowledge and space: Knowledge and action (Vol. 9, pp. 127-143). Dordrecht: Springer.

Pedroni, A., Frey, R., Bruhin, A., Dutilh, G., Hertwig, R., & Rieskamp, J. (2017). The risk elicitation puzzle. Nature Human Behaviour. doi:10.1038/s41562-017-0219-x


Lejarraga, T., Pachur, T., Frey, R., & Hertwig, R. (2016). Decisions from experience: From monetary to medical gambles. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, 29, 67-77. doi:10.1002/bdm.1877

Mamerow, L., Frey, R., & Mata, R. (2016). Risk taking across the life span: A comparison of self-report and behavioral measures of risk taking. Psychology and Aging, 31, 711-723. doi:10.1037/pag0000124


Frey, R., Mata, R., & Hertwig, R. (2015). The role of cognitive abilities in decisions from experience: Age differences emerge as a function of choice set size. Cognition, 142, 60-80. doi:10.1016/j.cognition.2015.05.004

Frey, R., Rieskamp, J., & Hertwig, R. (2015). Sell in May and go away? Learning and risk taking in nonmonotonic decision problems. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 41, 193-208. doi:10.1037/a0038118

Hertwig, R., & Frey, R. (2015). The challenge of the description-experience gap to the communication of risks. In H. Cho, T.O. Reimer, & K. A. McComas (Eds.), The SAGE handbook of risk communication. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.


Frey, R., Hertwig, R., & Herzog, S. M. (2014). Surrogate decision making: Do we have to trade off accuracy and procedural satisfaction? Medical Decision Making, 34, 258-269. doi:10.1177/0272989X12471729

Frey, R., Hertwig, R., & Rieskamp, J. (2014). Fear shapes information acquisition in decisions from experience. Cognition, 132, 90-99. doi:10.1016/j.cognition.2014.03.009