Dr. Pascal J. Kieslich
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Research interests

    • Cognitive processes underlying judgment and decision making
    • Method development (especially mouse-tracking)
    • Applications of judgment and decision making in business and economics

Selected publications

  • Kieslich, P. J., & Henninger, F. (2017). Mousetrap: An integrated, open-source mouse-tracking package. Behavior Research Methods, 49(5), 1652-1667. https://doi.org/10.3758/s13428-017-0900-z (PDF) (software) (data & analyses)

  • Kieslich, P. J., Schoemann, M., Grage, T., Hepp, J., & Scherbaum, S. (2020). Design factors in mouse-tracking: What makes a difference? Behavior Research Methods, 52(1), 317-341. https://doi.org/10.3758/s13428-019-01228-y (material, data, & analyses)

  • Kieslich, P. J., Henninger, F., Wulff, D. U., Haslbeck, J. M. B., & Schulte-Mecklenbeck, M. (2019). Mouse-tracking: A practical guide to implementation and analysis. In M. Schulte-Mecklenbeck, A. Kühberger, & J. G. Johnson (Eds.), A Handbook of Process Tracing Methods (pp. 111-130). New York, NY: Routledge. (preprint) (software) (data & analyses)
  • Bröder, A., Gräf, M., & Kieslich, P. J. (2017). Measuring the relative contributions of rule-based and exemplar-based processes in judgment: Validation of a simple model. Judgment and Decision Making, 12(5), 491-506. http://journal.sjdm.org/vol12.5.html (PDF) (data) (code & simulations)
  • Aczel, B., Szollosi, A., Palfi, B., Szaszi, B., & Kieslich, P. J. (2018). Is action execution part of the decision-making process? An investigation of the embodied choice hypothesis. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 44(6), 918-926.. https://doi.org/10.1037/xlm0000484 (data & analyses)
  • Kieslich, P. J., & Hilbig, B. E. (2014). Cognitive conflict in social dilemmas: An analysis of response dynamics. Judgment and Decision Making, 9(6), 510-522. http://journal.sjdm.org/vol9.6.html (PDF) (data) (analysis)

Complete list of publications


  • readbulk:  R package for reading and combining multiple data files
  • mousetrap:  R package for processing and analyzing mouse-tracking data
  • mousetrap-os:  Python package for implementing mouse-tracking in OpenSesame
  • psynteract-os:  Python package for real-time interactive experiments in OpenSesame


University of Mannheim
Chair of Experimental Psychology
L13, 17
D-68161 Mannheim
Office:L 13, 17, Room 509
Email:kieslich ... psychologie.uni-mannheim.de