Dr. Anna Lang

Dr. Anna Lang

Habilitation candidate and researcher

Office: MG 1 / 912

Phone: +49 361 737-2225
E-mail: anna.lang@uni-erfurt.de

Office hours:
On maternity leave & parental leave from June 2022. Office hours by appointment only via email.
For questions regarding teaching and examinations, please contact the secretary's office.

You can reach me by phone in my office or in my Webex-Room:

Positions & Memberships

Research focus

  • Development of decision making competencies in children
  • Processing of feedback in decision making processes
  • Utilization and understanding of probabilities in children
  • Scientific thinking in children and adults

Short CV

since 11/2018 Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Social, Organisational and Economic Psychology (100%) & Center for Empirical Research in Economics and Behavioral Sciences, University of Erfurt, Germany
2018 Dr. phil., University of Erfurt, Germany; summa cum laude; Thesis: Children’s probabilistic judgment and decision making. Advisor: Prof. Dr. Tilmann Betsch
12/2017-10/2018 Researcher, University of Erfurt, Germany; DFG-Project “Probabilistic Decision Making in Children” (50%), Department of Social, Organisational and Economic Psychology (50%)
10/2012-11/2017 Researcher, University of Erfurt, Germany; Department of Social, Organisational and Economic Psychology (50%)
10/2009-09/2012 M.Sc., University of Erfurt, Germany; Thesis: The effect of feedback on children’s choices in decisions under risk, Advisor: Prof. Dr. Tilmann Betsch
10/2006-09/2009 B.A., University of Erfurt, Germany; Major: Communication Science, Minor: Psychology


Request Data | Data for all published studies are available upon request.

Aßmann, L., Betsch, T., Lang, A., & Lindow, S. (2022). When even the smartest fail to prioritise: overuse of information can decrease decision accuracy. Journal of Cognitive Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1080/20445911.2022.2055560

Lindow, S., & Lang, A. (2021). A lifespan perspective on decision-making: A cross-sectional comparison of middle childhood, young adulthood, and older adulthood. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1002/bdm.2268

Lang, A. (2021). Teaching children to take the best. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 72, 101234. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.appdev.2020.101234

Lang, A. & Betsch, T. (2018). Children’s neglect of probabilities in decision making with and without feedback. Frontiers in Psychology 9, Article: 191. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2018.00191

Lindow, S., Lang, A., & Betsch, T. (2017). Holistic information integration in child decision making. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, 30(5), 1131–1146. https://doi.org/10.1002/bdm.2029

Betsch, T., Lehmann, A., Lindow, S., Lang, A., & Schoemann, M. (2016). Lost in search: (Mal-)adaptation to probabilistic decision environments in children and adults. Developmental Psychology, 52, 311–325. https://doi.org/10.1037/dev0000077

Betsch, T., Lang, A., Lehmann, A., & Axmann, J. M. (2014). Utilizing probabilities as decision weights in closed and open information boards: A comparison of children and adults. Acta Psychologica, 153, 74–86. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.actpsy.2014.09.008

Betsch, T., & Lang, A. (2013). Utilization of probabilistic cues in the presence of irrelevant information: A comparison of risky choice in children and adults. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 115, 108–125. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jecp.2012.11.003