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Dr Stephan Dickert

Stephan

Senior Lecturer in Marketing

Email: s.dickert@qmul.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7882 3980
Room Number: Room 3.03A, Bancroft Building, Mile End campus

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Student drop-in and feedback hours
Wednesday 10am - noon

Role

Second Year Academic Advisor

Dr Stephan Dickert is a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Marketing at Queen Mary University of London, School of Business and Management.

Prior to joining Queen Mary University of London, he worked as an Assistant Professor in Marketing at the WU Vienna University of Economics and Business (Austria), as an Assistant Professor in Psychology at Linköping University (Sweden), and as a Senior Research Fellow at the Max-Planck-Institute for Research on Collective Goods, Bonn (Germany).

PhD in Psychology (2008) at the University of Oregon, USA.
MSc in Psychology (2003) at the University of Oregon, USA.
BA in Psychology (2001) at the University of California, Los Angeles, USA.

Research

Research Interests:

 

  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Consumer Behaviour
  • Prosocial Behaviour and Sustainability
  • Risk Perception

Dr. Dickert’s research focuses on aspects related to judgment and decision making in social and economic contexts. This includes research on the affective and cognitive mechanisms underlying prosocial behaviour (and charitable giving in particular), ownership and risk perception in consumption situations, and environmental decision making. His research projects often use an experimental approach to address societal challenges that are of interest to various disciplines (including marketing, psychology, economics, and public policy).

Stephan’s research has been published or accepted for publication in the Journal of Behavioral Decision Making; Journal of Experimental Social Psychology; Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes; Psychological Science; Judgment and Decision Making; Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition; Applied Cognitive Psychology; Plos ONE; Frontiers in Psychology; Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics; Swiss Journal of Psychology; Synthese; Journal of Educational Technology & Society; Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition.

Stephan also affiliated with two research blogs:

The Science of Ownership: www.thescienceofownership.org

The Arithmetic of Compassion: www.arithmeticofcompassion.org

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Ashby, N., Jekel, M., Dickert, S., Glöckner, A. (in press). Finding the right fit: A comparison of cognitive process assumptions underlying popular drift-diffusion models. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition.
  • Dickert, S., Kleber, J., Västfjäll, D., & Slovic, P. (2016). Mental imagery, impact, and affect: A mediation model for charitable giving. Plos ONE, 11:e0148274.
  • Bjälkebring, P., Västfjäll, D., Dickert, S., & Slovic, P. (2016). Greater emotional gain from giving in older adults: Age-related positivity bias in charitable giving. Frontiers in Psychology, 7:846.
  • Dickert, S., Västfjäll, D., Kleber, J., & Slovic, P. (2015). Scope Insensitivity: The Limits of Intuitive Valuation of Human Lives in Public Policy. Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition, 4, 248-255.
  • Kamleitner, B., & Dickert, S. (2015). The two faces of ownership: Introduction to the special section on ownership and economic decisions. Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics, 58, 159-161.
  • Kleber, J., Dickert, S., Peters, E., & Florack, A. (2013). Same numbers, different meanings: How numeracy influences the importance of numbers for pro-social behavior. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 49, 699-705.
  • Kleber, J., Dickert, S., & Betsch, T. (2013). The impact of attention focus on the endowment effect. Swiss Journal of Psychology, 72, 159-164.
  • Fiedler, S., Glöckner, A., Nicklisch, A., & Dickert, S. (2013). Social Value Orientation and information search in social dilemmas: An eye-tracking analysis. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 120, 272-284.
  • Dickert, S., Herbig, B., Glöckner, A., Gansen, C., & Portack, R. (2012). The more the better? Effects of training and information amount in legal judgments. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 26, 223-233.
  • Dickert, S., Västfjäll, D., Kleber, J., & Slovic, P. (2012). Valuations of human lives: Normative expectations and psychological mechanisms of (ir)rationality. Synthese, 189, 95-105.
  • Rubaltelli, E., Dickert, S., & Slovic, P. (2012). Response mode, compatibility, and dual processes in the evaluation of simple gambles: An eye-tracking investigation. Judgment and Decision Making, 7, 427-440.
  • Ashby, N., Dickert, S., & Glöckner, A. (2012). Focusing on what you own: Biased information uptake due to ownership. Judgment and Decision Making, 7, 254-267.
  • Dickert, S., Kleber, J., Peters, E. & Slovic, P. (2011). Numeracy as a precursor to pro-social behavior: The impact of numeracy and presentation format on the cognitive mechanisms underlying donation decisions. Judgment and Decision Making, 6, 638-650.
  • Dickert, S., Sagara, N., & Slovic, P. (2011). Affective motivations to help others: A two-stage model of donation decisions. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, 24, 361-376.
  • Dickert, S., & Slovic, P. (2011). Unstable values in lifesaving decisions. Frontiers in Psychology, 2: 294.
  • Ashby, N., Glöckner, A., & Dickert, S.  (2011). Conscious and unconscious thought in risky choice: The role of capacity and differentiated knowledge. Frontiers in Psychology, 2: 261.
  • Yau, J., Joy, M. & Dickert, S. (2010). A mobile context-aware framework for managing learning schedules - data analysis from a diary study. Journal of Educational Technology & Society, 13, 22-32.
  • Dickert, S., & Slovic, P. (2009). Attentional mechanisms in the generation of sympathy. Judgment and Decision Making, 4, 297-306.
  • Peters, E., Västfjäll, D., Slovic, P., Mertz, C.K., Mazzocco, K., & Dickert, S. (2006).  Numeracy and decision making.  Psychological Science, 17, 408-414.

Book Chapters and Edited Volumes

  • Dickert, S., Västfjäll, D., Mauro, R. & Slovic, P. (2015). The Feeling of Risk: Implications for risk perception and communication. In H. Cho, T. Reimer, & K. A. T. McComas (Eds.), The SAGE Handbook of Risk Communication (pp. 41-54). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
  • Dickert, S., Västfjäll, D., & Slovic, P. (2015). Neural economics and dual information processing underlying charitable giving. In V. Reyna & E. Wilhelms (Eds.), Neuroeconomics, Judgment, and Decision Making (pp. 181-199). London: Psychology Press.
  • Dickert, S. (2010). Measuring affect and emotions in decision making: The affective side of intuitive information processing. In A. Glöckner & C.L. Witteman (Eds.), Tracing intuition: Recent methods in measuring intuitive and deliberative processes in decision making (pp. 179-198). London: Psychology Press.
  • Dickert, S., Sagara, N., & Slovic, P. (2010). Affective motivations to help others: A two-stage model of donation decisions. In D.M. Oppenheimer & C.Y. Olivola (Eds.), Experimental approaches to the study of charitable giving (pp.161-178). New York: Taylor and Francis.
  • Dickert, S., & Slovic, P. (2010). Attentional mechanisms in the generation of sympathy. In P. Slovic (Ed.), The Feeling of Risk: New Perspectives on Risk Perception (pp. 37-50). London: Earthscan.
  • Malle, B. F., & Dickert, S. (2007). Values. In R. Baumeister & K. Vohs (Eds.), The Encyclopedia of Social Psychology (pp.1011 – 1014). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Conference Papers

  • Schaat, S., Miladinović, A., Wilker, S., Kollmann, S., Dickert, S., Geveze, E., Gruber. V. (2015). Emotion in Consumer Simulations for the Development and Testing of Recommendations for Marketing Strategies. Proceedings of the 3rd Workshop on Emotions and Personality in Personalized Systems, Vienna, pp. 25-32.
  • Schaat, S., Dickert, S., Geveze, E., Miladinovic, A., Wilker, S, & Gruber, V. (2015). Socio-Cognitive Agents for the Simulation of Environmental-Friendly Consumer Decisions. International Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction, Xian, pp. 851-856.
  • Ceschi, A., Dorofeeva, K., Sartori, R., Dickert, S., & Scalco, A. (2015).  A Simulation of Householders’ Recycling Attitudes Based on the Theory of Planned Behavior. Trends in Practical Applications of Agents, Multi-Agent Systems and Sustainability: Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, Vol. 372, 177-184.
  • Ceschi, A., Scalco, A., Dickert, S., & Sartori, R. (2015).  Compassion and Prosocial Behavior. Is it Possible to Simulate them Virtually? Trends in Practical Applications of Agents, Multi-Agent Systems and Sustainability: Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, Vol. 372, 207-214.
  • Dickert, S., Kleber, J & Västfjäll, D. (June, 2013). Explaining the processes behind identifiability and magnitude effects on charitable giving. European Marketing Academy Conference, Istanbul, Turkey.

PhD Supervision

Dr Dickert welcomes enquiries from prospective doctoral students with an interest in:

  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Charitable Giving
  • Sustainability
  • Consumer Behaviour
  • Risk Perception
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