Prof. Dr. Benjamin Scheibehenne

  • Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
    Institute of Information Systems and Marketing (IISM)
    Kaiserstraße 89-93
    76133 Karlsruhe

Benjamin Scheibehenne is a full professor of Cognition and Consumer Behavior at the KIT. He has a background in Experimental Psychology and Marketing and he is interested in how people interact and make decisions in an economic context. Towards this goal, he conducts behavioral experiments, develops and estimates mathematical models and he engages in statistical data analyses. Professor Scheibehenne's work has appeared in the leading journals in Psychology, Marketing, Management, and Cognitive Sciences, including Psychological Review, Management Science, Psychological Science, Journal of Consumer Research, Journal of Consumer Psychology and Journal of Experimental Psychology-General. Before he started at the KIT he was a full professor of Cognition and Consumer Behavior at the University of Geneva School of Economics and Management in Switzerland (2015-2020), a senior scientist at the University of Basel Center for Economic Psychology (2009-2015), and a Postdoc at the Cognitive Science Department at the University of Indiana in Bloomington (2008-2009). Professor Scheibehenne did his PhD at the Max-Planck-Institute for Human Development in Berlin in 2008 and he graduated from the Department of Psychology at the Humboldt University, Berlin.


What’s in a sample? Epistemic uncertainty and metacognitive awareness in risk taking
Olschewski, S.; Scheibehenne, B.
2024. Cognitive Psychology, 149, Art.-Nr.: 101642. doi:10.1016/j.cogpsych.2024.101642
Hybrid Adaptive Systems
Benke, I.; Knierim, M.; Adam, M.; Beigl, M.; Dorner, V.; Ebner-Priemer, U.; Herrmann, M.; Klarmann, M.; Maedche, A.; Nafziger, J.; Nieken, P.; Pfeiffer, J.; Puppe, C.; Putze, F.; Scheibehenne, B.; Schultz, T.; Weinhardt, C.
2024. Business & Information Systems Engineering. doi:10.1007/s12599-024-00861-y
Complexity aversion in risky choices and valuations: Moderators and possible causes
Oberholzer, Y.; Olschewski, S.; Scheibehenne, B.
2024. Journal of Economic Psychology, 100, Art.-Nr.: 102681. doi:10.1016/j.joep.2023.102681
Designing Conversational Dashboards for Effective Use in Crisis Response
Ruoff, M.; Gnewuch, U.; Mädche, A.; Scheibehenne, B.
2023. Journal of the Association for Information Systems, 24 (6), 1500–1526. doi:10.17705/1jais.00801
Examining two types of household energy conservation: a meta-analysis of the effects of financial incentive interventions in reducing overall and peak electricity consumption
Sloot, D.; Scheibehenne, B.
2022, June. Energy and Climate Transformations: 3rd International Conference on Energy Research & Social Science (2022), Manchester, United Kingdom, June 20–23, 2022
Structural parameter interdependencies in computational models of cognition
Krefeld-Schwalb, A.; Pachur, T.; Scheibehenne, B.
2022. Psychological review, 129 (2), 313–339. doi:10.1037/rev0000285
Valuation and estimation from experience
Olschewski, S.; Newell, B. R.; Oberholzer, Y.; Scheibehenne, B.
2021. Journal of behavioral decision making, 34 (5), 729–741. doi:10.1002/bdm.2241
Money does not stink: Using unpleasant odors as stimulus material changes risky decision making
Helversen, B.; Coppin, G.; Scheibehenne, B.
2020. Journal of behavioral decision making, 33 (5), 593–605. doi:10.1002/bdm.2178
How does the peak-end rule smell? Tracing hedonic experience with odours
Scheibehenne, B.; Coppin, G.
2020. Cognition & emotion, 34 (4), 713–727. doi:10.1080/02699931.2019.1675599
Accuracy of food preference predictions in couples
Scheibehenne, B.; Matab, J.; Richter, D.
2019. Appetite, 133, 344–352
Empirical comparison of the adjustable spanner and the adaptive toolbox models of choice
Krefeld-Schwalb, A.; Donkin, C.; Newell, B. R.; Scheibehenne, B.
2019. Journal of experimental psychology / Learning, memory, and cognition, 45 (7), 1151–1165. doi:10.1037/xlm0000641
Pill or bill? Influence of monetary incentives on the perceived riskiness and the ethical approval of clinical trials
Hoffart, J.; Scheibehenne, B.
2019. Judgment and decision making, 14 (2), 130–134
Taxing cognitive capacities reduces choice consistency rather than preference: A model-based test
Olschewski, S.; Rieskamp, J.; Scheibehenne, B.
2018. Journal of experimental psychology / General, 147 (4), 462–484. doi:10.1037/xge0000403
Unpacking buyer-seller differences in valuation from experience: A cognitive modeling approach
Pachur, T.; Scheibehenne, B.
2017. Psychonomic bulletin & review, 24 (6), 1742–1773. doi:10.3758/s13423-017-1237-4
Fixed or Random? A Resolution Through Model Averaging: Reply to Carlsson, Schimmack, Williams, and Bürkner (2017)
Scheibehenne, B.; Gronau, Q. F.; Jamil, T.; Wagenmakers, E.-J.
2017. Psychological science, 28 (11), 1698–1701. doi:10.1177/0956797617724426
Bayesian Inference for Correlations in the Presence of Measurement Error and Estimation Uncertainty
Matzke, D.; Ly, A.; Selker, R.; Weeda, W. D.; Scheibehenne, B.; Lee, M. D.; Wagenmakers, E.-J.
2017. Collabra, 3 (1), 25. doi:10.1525/collabra.78
Bayesian Evidence Synthesis Can Reconcile Seemingly Inconsistent Results – The Case of Hotel Towel Reuse
Scheibehenne, B.; Jamil, T.; Wagenmakers, E.-J.
2016. Psychological science, 27 (7), 1043–1046. doi:10.1177/0956797616644081
Betting on Illusory Patterns: Probability Matching in Habitual Gamblers
Gaissmaier, W.; Wilke, A.; Scheibehenne, B.; McCanney, P.; Barrett, H. C.
2016. Journal of gambling studies, 32 (1), 143–156. doi:10.1007/s10899-015-9539-9
The psychophysics of price perception: Evidence from the lab and from the field
Scheibehenne, B.
2016. Advances in consumer research, 44, 612
A generalized distance function for preferential choices
Berkowitsch, N. A. J.; Scheibehenne, B.; Rieskamp, J.; Matthäus, M.
2015. The British journal of mathematical and statistical psychology, 68 (2), 310–325. doi:10.1111/bmsp.12048
An information theory account of preference prediction accuracy
Pollmann, M. M. H.; Scheibehenne, B.
2015. Journal of consumer psychology, 25 (2), 286–295. doi:10.1016/j.jcps.2014.10.002
Different strategies for evaluating consumer products: Attribute- and exemplar-based approaches compared
Scheibehenne, B.; Helversen, B. von; Rieskamp, J.
2015. Journal of economic psychology, 46, 39–50. doi:10.1016/j.joep.2014.11.006
The influence of visual salience on video consumption behavior – A survival analysis approach
Huber, R.; Scheibehenne, B.; Chapiro, A.; Frey, S.; Sumner, R. W.
2015. WebSci ’15: ACM Web Science Conference, Oxford, United Kingdom, June 28 - July 1, 2015. Ed.: D. De Roure, 1–2, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). doi:10.1145/2786451.2786507
How outcome dependencies affect decisions under risk
Andraszewicz, S.; Rieskamp, J.; Scheibehenne, B.
2015. Decision, 2 (2), 127–144. doi:10.1037/dec0000028
Illusionary pattern detection in habitual gamblers
Wilke, A.; Scheibehenne, B.; Gaissmaier, W.; McCanney, P.; Barrett, H. C.
2014. Evolution and human behavior, 35 (4), 291–297. doi:10.1016/j.evolhumbehav.2014.02.010
Genetic influences on dietary variety - Results from a twin study
Scheibehenne, B.; Todd, P. M.; den Berg, S. M. van; Hatemi, P. K.; Eaves, L. J.; Vogler, C.
2014. Appetite, 77C, 131–138. doi:10.1016/j.appet.2014.03.001
A hierarchical Bayesian model of the influence of run length on sequential predictions
Scheibehenne, B.; Studer, B.
2014. Psychonomic bulletin & review, 21 (1), 211–217. doi:10.3758/s13423-013-0469-1
Rigorously testing multialternative decision field theory against random utility models
Berkowitsch, N. A. J.; Scheibehenne, B.; Rieskamp, J.
2014. Journal of experimental psychology / General, 143 (3), 1331–1348. doi:10.1037/a0035159
Change and status quo in decisions with defaults: The effect of incidental emotions depends on the type of default
Shevchenko, Y.; Helversen, B. von; Scheibehenne, B.
2014. Judgment and decision making, 9 (3), 287–296
Selecting decision strategies: The differential role of affect
Scheibehenne, B.; Helversen, B. von
2014. Cognition & emotion, 29 (1), 158–167. doi:10.1080/02699931.2014.896318
An Introduction to Bayesian Hypothesis Testing for Management Research
Andraszewicz, S.; Scheibehenne, B.; Rieskamp, J.; Grasman, R.; Verhagen, J.; Wagenmakers, E.-J.
2014. Journal of management, 41 (2), 521–543. doi:10.1177/0149206314560412
Hierarchical Bayesian Modeling: Does it Improve Parameter Stability?
Scheibehenne, B.; Pachur, T.
2013. Proceedings of the 35th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society of the 35th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. Ed.: M. Knauff, 1277–1282, Cognitive Science Society
Testing adaptive toolbox models: A Bayesian hierarchical approach
Scheibehenne, B.; Rieskamp, J.; Wagenmakers, E.-J.
2013. Psychological review, 120 (1), 39–64. doi:10.1037/a0030777
Constructing preference from experience: The endowment effect reflected in external information search
Pachur, T.; Scheibehenne, B.
2012. Journal of experimental psychology / Learning, memory, and cognition, 38 (4), 1108–1116. doi:10.1037/a0027637
Older but not wiser—Predicting a partner’s preferences gets worse with age
Scheibehenne, B.; Mata, J.; Todd, P. M.
2011. Journal of consumer psychology, 21 (2), 184–191. doi:10.1016/j.jcps.2010.08.001
Expectations of clumpy resources influence predictions of sequential events
Scheibehenne, B.; Wilke, A.; Todd, P. M.
2011. Evolution and human behavior, 32 (5), 326–333
Dining in the dark. The importance of visual cues for food consumption and satiety
Scheibehenne, B.; Todd, P. M.; Wansink, B.
2010. Appetite, 55 (3), 710–713. doi:10.1016/j.appet.2010.08.002
Can There Ever Be Too Many Options? A Meta-Analytic Review of Choice Overload
Scheibehenne, B.; Greifeneder, R.; Todd, P. M.
2010. Journal of consumer research, 37 (3), 409–425. doi:10.1086/651235
(When) Does Choice Overload Occur? - a Meta-Analysis
Scheibehenne, B.; Greifeneder, R.; Todd, P. M.
2010. Advances in consumer research, 37, 499
A Bayesian Antidote Against Strategy Sprawl
Scheibehenne, B.; Rieskamp, J.
2010. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, 32, 1910–1915
Less may be more when choosing is difficult: Choice complexity and too much choice
Greifeneder, R.; Scheibehenne, B.; Kleber, N.
2010. Acta psychologica, 133 (1), 45–50. doi:10.1016/j.actpsy.2009.08.005
Cognitive Models of Choice: Comparing Decision Field Theory to the Proportional Difference Model
Scheibehenne, B.; Rieskamp, J.; González-Vallejo, C.
2009. Cognitive science, 33 (5), 911–939. doi:10.1111/j.1551-6709.2009.01034.x
What moderates the too-much-choice effect?
Scheibehenne, B.; Greifeneder, R.; Todd, P. M.
2009. Psychology & marketing, 26 (3), 229–253. doi:10.1002/mar.20271
Introduction to the special issue on assortment structure and choice
Scheibehenne, B.; Todd, P. M.
2009. Psychology & marketing, 26 (3), 195–196. doi:10.1002/mar.20267
Useful Heuristics
Scheibehenne, B.; Helversen, B. von
2009. Making Essential Choices with Scant Information Front-End Decision Making in Major Projects. Ed.: T. Williams, 195–212, Palgrave Macmillan. doi:10.1057/9780230236837
Eaters In The Dark: The Primacy of Cognitive Factors For Food Consumption And Satiety
Scheibehenne, B.; Todd, P. M.; Wansink, B.
2009. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, 31, 2095–2099
Predicting children’s meal preferences: How much do parents know?
Mata, J.; Scheibehenne, B.; Todd, P. M.
2008. Appetite, 50 (2-3), 367–375. doi:10.1016/j.appet.2007.09.001
Fast and frugal food choices: Uncovering individual decision heuristics
Scheibehenne, B.; Miesler, L.; Todd, P. M.
2007. Appetite, 49 (3), 578–589. doi:10.1016/j.appet.2007.03.224
Predicting Wimbledon 2005 tennis results by mere player name recognition
Scheibehenne, B.; Bröder, A.
2007. International journal of forecasting, 23 (3), 415–426. doi:10.1016/j.ijforecast.2007.05.006