University of Erfurt

Dr. Anna Lang

Postdoctoral researcher

Member of CEREB


Office: MG 1 / 912
Phone.: +49 361 737-2225


Office hours:

  • Tuesday, 12-13
  • Thursday, 11-12

Research interests

  • Development of decision making competence in children
  • Processing feedback information in judgment and decision making
  • Utilization and understanding of probability in children
  • Scientific thinking in children and adults




    You can find information about my courses here Vorlesungsverzeichnis & moodle

    Supervision of Bachelor and Master Theses

    I supervise Bachelor’s and Master’s Theses on decision making, probability utilization and scientific thinking. To discuss possible topics please make an appointment or drop by during my office hours.

    Selected publications

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    Lang, A. & Betsch, T. (2018) Children’s Neglect of Probabilities in Decision Making with and without Feedback. Front. Psychol. 9:191. DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2018.00191.

    Lindow, S., Lang, A., and Betsch, T. (2017) Holistic Information Integration in Child Decision Making. J. Behav. Dec. Making, 30: 1131–1146. DOI: 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.Vol. 52, No. 2. 311-325.

    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. DOI: 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.

    Complete list of publications


    11/2018- present

    Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Social, Organisational and Economic Psychology (100%) & Center for Empirical Research in Economics and Behavioral Sciences, University of Erfurt, Germany


    Dr. phil., University of Erfurt, Germany

    summa cum laude

    Thesis: Children’s probabilistic judgment and decision making.

    Advisor: Prof. Dr. Tilmann Betsch


    Researcher, University of Erfurt, Germany

    DFG-Project “Probabilistic Decision Making in Children” (50%), Department of Social, Organisational and Economic Psychology (50%)


    Researcher, University of Erfurt, Germany

    Department of Social, Organisational and Economic Psychology (50%)


    M.Sc., University of Erfurt, Germany

    Thesis: The effect of feedback on children’s choices in decisions under risk, Advisor: Prof. Dr. Tilmann Betsch


    B.A., University of Erfurt, Germany

    Major: Communication Science, Minor: Psychology



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