Short CV/Education and training

  • 1989 – 1992
    Referendariat i.e. Legal Internship including Local and District Court, District Attorney and Criminal Court, State Administration and Law Firm, Munich, State of Bavaria,

  • 1993
    MSc `Cognitive Science and Natural Language', Centre for Cognitive Science, University of Edinburgh

  • 1993
    Assessor i.e. Second State Law Exam, Munich, State of Bavaria

  • 1993 – 1994
    Tutor for Jurisprudence, Law Faculty, University of Edinburgh

  • 1996 – 1998
    Lecturer, Dept. of Psychology, University of Warwick

  • 1998 – 2012
    Lecturer, School of Psychology, University of Wales, Cardiff,(2003 Senior Lecturer, 2007 Reader, 2009 Professor)

  • Since 2012
    Professor, Department of Psychological Sciences, Birkbeck, University of London

Selected publications

  • Farmer, G.D., Hahn, U & Warren, P.A. (in press) Who "believes" in the Gambler's Fallacy and why? Journal of Experimental Psychology: General.

  • Shah, P., Harris, A.J.L., Bird, G., Catmur, C. & Hahn, U. (2016) Pessimism about optimistic belief updating. Cognitive Psychology, 90, 71-127.

  • Joensson, M., Hahn, U. & Olsson, E. (2015). The Kind of Group You Want to Belong to: Effects of Group Structure on Group Accuracy. Cognition, 142, 191-204.

  • Jarvstad, A., Hahn, U., Rushton, S., & Warren, P. (2013) Perceptuo-motor, cognitive and description-based decisions seem equally good. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science. 110(40), 16271-16276.

  • Harris, A.J.L. & Hahn, U. (2011). Unrealistic optimism about future life events: A cautionary note. Psychological Review, 118, 135-154.

  • Hahn, U. & Warren, P.A. (2009) Perceptions of randomness: Why three heads are better than four. Psychological Review. 116, 454-461.

  • Hahn, U. & Oaksford, M. (2007) The Rationality of Informal Argumentation: A Bayesian Approach to Reasoning Fallacies. Psychological Review, 114, 704-732.



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Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Fellow Leopoldina

  • Fellow Association for Psychological Science

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