"In my research, I deal a lot with reaction times in decision-making tasks and use mathematical models to analyse data. These allow us to make better use of the wealth of information on reaction times than the more usual statistics, such as average reaction times. There are many reasons why people can answer more quickly in a task, and these reasons can be explored using mathematical models. I investigate methodical questions on the applicability and extension of these models. I also use them to investigate stereotype-confirming behaviours or motivational psychology phenomena. In teaching, it is important to me to take away the fear of the often not so popular subject of methodology. To this end, I would like to offer lots of exercise possibilities and stay in permanent communication with the students."
Veronika Lerche, 35 years old, born in Munich. Since February 2022: Professor of Psychological Methodology at Kiel University. Previously junior professor at the University of Mannheim. 2016: Doctoral degree at Heidelberg University. (ne)