Department of Psychology

Dr. Natalie A. Obrecht Lindemann

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Office: Science 2059; Numerical Cognition and Inference Lab, Science 2044
Phone: 973-720-2683
Email: obrechtn@wpunj.edu
Office Hours: Tuesdays 8:30 – 9:15 am, Wednesdays 12:15 – 1:30 pm, & by appointment

Department: Psychology
Position: Associate Professor

Area Specialization
Cognitive

URL: http://www.wpunj.edu/cohss/departments/psychology/faculty/obrecht/numerical-cognition-and-inference-lab.dot

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Judgment and reasoning, numeracy, statistical cognition, and morality (c.v.)

PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

Obrecht, N. A. (in press). Sample size weighting follows a curvilinear function. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition. 

Obrecht, N.A. & Chesney, D. L. (2018). Tasks that prime deliberative processes boost base rate use. In T. T. Rogers, M. Rau, X. Zhu, & C. W. Kalish (Eds.), Proceedings of the 40th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (2180-2185). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.

Obrecht, N. A. & Chesney, D. L. (2016). Prompting deliberation increases base-rate use.  Judgment & Decision Making, 11, 1-6.

Obrecht, N. A. & Chesney, D. L. (2015). Support for a deliberative failure account of base rate neglect: Prompting deliberation increases base-rate use. In Noelle, D. C., Dale, R., Warlaumont, A. S., Yoshimi, J., Matlock, T., Jennings, C. D., & Maglio, P. P. (Eds.), Proceedings of the 37th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (1757-1762). Pasadena, CA: Cognitive Science Society.

Obrecht, N. A. & Chesney, D. L. (2013). Sample representativeness affects whether judgments are influenced by base rate or sample size. Acta Psychologica, 142, 370-382.

Obrecht, N. A., Anderson, B, Schulkin, J., & Chapman, G. B. (2012). Retrospective frequency formats promote consistent experience-based Bayesian judgments. Applied Cognitive Psychology 26, 436-440.

Chesney, D. L. & Obrecht, N.A. (2012). Statistical judgments are influenced by the implied likelihood that samples represent the same population. Memory & Cognition, 40, 420-433.

Anderson, B.L., Obrecht, N.A., Chapman, G. B., Driscoll, D., & Schulkin J. (2011). Physicians' communication of Down syndrome screening test results: The influence of physician numeracy. Genetics in Medicine, 13, 744-749.

Chesney, D. L. & Obrecht, N.A. (2011).Adults are sensitive to variance when making likelihood judgments. In L. Carlson, C. Hölscher, & T. Shipley (Eds.),  Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (3134-3139). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.

Obrecht, N. A., Chapman, G. B., & Suárez, M. T. (2010). Laypeople do use sample variance: The effect of embedding data in a variance-implying story. Thinking & Reasoning, 16, 26-44.

Obrecht, N. A., Chapman, G. B., & Gelman, R. (2009). An encounter frequency account of how experience affects likelihood estimation. Memory & Cognition, 37, 632-643.

Obrecht, N. A., Chapman, G. B., & Gelman, R. (2007). Intuitive t-tests: Lay use of statistical information. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 14, 1147-1152.