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Frey, R., Duncan, S. M., & Weber, E. U. (2019). Towards a typology of risk preference: Four risk profiles describe two thirds of individuals in a large sample of the U.S. population. Paper under review / revision.

Frey, R., Richter, D., Schupp, J., Hertwig, R., & Mata, R. (2019). Identifying robust correlates of risk preference: A systematic approach using specification curve analysis. Paper under review / revision.

Pedroni, A., Rieskamp, J., Pachur, T., Frey, R., Westfall, J. E., & Figner, B. (2019). A prospect theory account of the “hot” Columbia Card Task. Paper under review / revision. doi:10.31234/

Steiner, M., Seitz, F., & Frey, R. (2019). Through the window of my mind: Mapping the cognitive processes underlying self-reported risk preference. Paper under review / revision.

Tisdall, L., Frey, R., Horn, A., Ostwald, D., Horvath, L., Blankenburg, F., Hertwig, R., & Mata, R. (2019). Group and individual differences in the neural representation of experience- and description-based risk taking. Paper under review / revision.


Frey, R. (2019). Decisions from experience: Competitive search and choice in kind and wicked environments. Registered report accepted after stage-I review. Judgment and Decision Making.

Lejarraga, T., Frey, R., Schnitzlein, D. D., & Hertwig, R. (2019). No effect of birth order on adult risk taking. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 201814153. doi:10.1073/pnas.1814153116

Mata, R., & Frey, R. (2019). The life-span development of risk preference. In Hertwig, R.; Pleskac, T. J.; Pachur, T. Taming Uncertainty. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Schürmann, O., Frey, R., & Pleskac, T. J. (2019). Mapping risk perceptions in dynamic risk-taking environments. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, 32, 94-105. doi:10.1002/bdm.2098


Frey, R., Herzog, S. M., & Hertwig, R. (2018). Deciding on behalf of others: A population survey on procedural preferences for surrogate decision-making. BMJ Open, 8, e022289. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2018-022289 | PDF

Mata, R., Frey, R., Richter, D., Schupp, J., & Hertwig, R. (2018). Risk preference: A view from psychology. Journal of Economic Perspectives, 32, 155-172. doi:10.1257/jep.32.2.155 | PDF


Dutilh, G., Vandekerckhove, J., Ly, A., Matzke, D., Pedroni, A., Frey, R., Rieskamp, J., & Wagenmakers, E. (2017). A test of the diffusion model explanation for the worst performance rule using preregistration and blinding. 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 | PDF

Hertwig, R., & Frey, R. (2017). How representations of knowledge shape our actions. In Meusburger, P.; Werlen, B.; Suarsana, L. Knowledge and space: Knowledge and action. Dordrecht: Springer.

Pedroni, A., Frey, R., Bruhin, A., Dutilh, G., Hertwig, R., & Rieskamp, J. (2017). The risk elicitation puzzle. Nature Human Behaviour, 1, 803-809. 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 Cho, H.; Reimer, T. O.; McComas, K. A. 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, 258-69. 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