Dr York Hagmayer
Division of Primary Care and Public Health Sciences
School of Medicine
King's College London
4th Floor Capital House
42 Weston Street
Tel: 020 7848 6129
Fax: 020 7848 6620
York studied psychology and philosophy at the University of Tuebingen, Germany, (http://www.uni-tuebingen.de ), and obtained a Diploma in Psychology. He moved on to get his PhD in psychology from the University of Goettingen Germany (www.psych.uni-goettingen.de). His research during his PhD focused on causal learning and reasoning. He then took up a position as a lecturer in psychology at Goettingen and also spent some time at Brown University to do postgraduate research. Between 1994 and 2008 he also worked part-time as a freelance business consultant for IBM’s Academy of Management Germany and atrain business consultants. The last five years he has been interested in all aspects of decision making and its connection to causal knowledge and learning. His latest research interest is clinical decision making. He actively collaborates with researchers from the Netherlands, Belgium, and Spain on this topic. Current projects study the decision making process of mental health professionals. He is an active member of the European Association of Decision Making and the Cognitive Science Society.
Fellow at the Center for Interdisciplinary Research (2011/2012) to study “Intercultural Aspects of Causal Cognition”
Publications Since 2008
DeKwaadsteniet, L., Hagmayer, Y., Krol, N., & Wittman, C. (2010). Causal client models in selecting effective interventions: A cognitive mapping study. Psychological Assessment.
Hagmayer, Y. (2009). Investigating causal intuitions. In A. Gloeckner & C. Wittman (Eds.), Foundations for Tracing intuitions (pp. 160-178). Cambridge, UK: Psychology Press.
Hagmayer, Y. & Lagnado, D. A. (in press). Causal models in judgment and decision making. In M. Dhami, A. Schlottmann, & M. Waldmann (Eds.), Decision Making as a Skill. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Hagmayer, Y., Meder, B., Osman, M., Mangold, S., & Lagnado, D. (2010). Spontaneous causal learning while controlling a dynamic system. Open Psychology Journal, 3, 145-162.
Hagmayer, Y. & Sloman, S. A. (2009). Decision makers conceive of their choice as intervention. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 138, 22-38.
Hagmayer, Y., Waldmann, M. R., Meder, B., & v. Sydow, M. (in press). Category induction during dynamic causal learning: the continuous mechanism theory. Cognitive Science.
Meder, B., Gerstenberg, T., Hagmayer, Y., & Waldmann, Y. (2010). Observing and Intervening: Rational and heuristic models of causal decision making. Open Psychology Journal, 3, 119-135.
Meder, B., Hagmayer, Y., & Waldmann, M. R. (2008). Inferring interventional predictions from observational learning data. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 15, 75-80.
Meder, B., Hagmayer, Y., & Waldmann, M. R. (2009). The role of learning data in causal reasoning about observations and interventions. Memory & Cognition, 37, 249-264.
Robinson, E. A., Sloman, S. A., Hagmayer, Y., & Herzog, C. K. (2010). Causality in solving economic problems. Journal of Problem Solving.
Current Grants & PhD Students
Grant of the German Research Foundation (DFG HA 3406/3-1) on repeated causal decision making
PhD students (located at Goettingen University)