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Biography

My name is Don van Ravenzwaaij and I am a lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Cognitive  and Computational Psychology at the University of Newcastle. I obtained my PhD in Quantitative Psychology at the University of Amsterdam in 2012. After graduating, I have worked as a post-doc at the University of New South Wales on developing computational models of judgment and decision making processes until July 2013. For more information on my research and my teaching, please visit my website at http://www.donvanravenzwaaij.com/Home.html</p>

Qualifications

  • PhD (Behavioural Science), University of Amsterdam - Netherlands, 04/04/2012
  • Master of Science (Psychology), University of Amsterdam - Netherlands, 31/08/2007

Research

Research keywords

  • Bayesian modeling
  • Judgment and decision making
  • Response time modeling

Research expertise

The first pillar of my research has been the advancement and application of response time models, such as the drift diffusion model, to speeded decision making. In the past, I have published both theoretical and applied work on response time models in the fields of mathematical psychology, statistics, neurophysiology, intelligence research, social psychology, psychopharmacology, and clinical psychology.

The second pillar of my research has been the application of Bayesian decision-making models to data from non-speeded decision environments. My interest is in developing computational models aimed at examining how decision makers gather information in new and uncertain decision environments. I have also worked on developing computational models for tasks that assess risk taking behavior.

Languages

  • Dutch
  • English
  • German

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
170112Sensory Processes, Perception And Performance60
170202Decision Making40

Memberships

Australian Council Grant

  • Recipient - DECRA

Other

  • Member - Psychonomic Society
  • Member - Society of Mathematical Psychology

Awards

Research Award.

2014DECRA
Australia Research Council (Australia)
Awarded for my grant proposal "How Do Our Past Decisions Affect Our Present Decisions? - An Innovative Model"

Collaboration

Response time modeling with Prof. Eric-Jan Wagenmakers, A/Prof. Scott Brown, and Prof. Francis Tuerlinckx.

Administrative

Administrative expertise

CoursI am currently the course co-ordinator of Psyc3000, the third year statistics and methodology course of psychology. I was also co-organizer of the annual Mathematical Psychology Conference, which was hosted in Amsterdam in August 2009.

Teaching

Teaching keywords

  • Cognitive Science
  • Statistics

Teaching expertise

I am currently the course co-ordinator of Psyc3000, the third year statistics and methodology course of psychology. I have also taught classes on cognitive science, Bayesian statistics, R and Matlab, and the typesetting program LaTeX.

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Highlighted Publications

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YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2012van Ravenzwaaij D, van der Maas HLJ, Wagenmakers EJ, 'Optimal decision making in neural inhibition models', Psychological Review, 119 201-215 (2012) [C1]

Citations: Scopus - 11 | Web of Science - 8

Publications

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Chapter (3 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2015Wetzels R, van Ravenzwaaij D, Wagenmakers EJ, 'Bayesian analysis', The Encyclopedia of clinical psychology, Wiley¿Blackwell, US . (2015)
2014van Ravenzwaaij D, Lee MD, Wagenmakers EJ, 'The BART model of risk taking', Bayesian cognitive modelling: A practical course, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 207-212 (2014)
Schulze C, van Ravenzwaaij D, Newell BR, 'Match me if you can: How smart choices are fuelled by competition', Proceedings of the 35th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, Cognitive Science Society [E3]

Journal article (22 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Van Ravenzwaaij D, Moore CP, Lee MD, Newell BR, 'A hierarchical bayesian modeling approach to searching and stopping in multi-attribute judgment', Cognitive Science, (2014) [C1]

DOI: 10.1111/cogs.12119

Citations: Scopus - 0

2014van Ravenzwaaij D, Moore CP, Lee MD, Newell BR, 'A hierarchical bayesian modeling approach to searching and stopping in multi-attribute judgment', Cognitive Science, 38 1384-1405 (2014) [C1]

DOI: 10.1111/cogs.12119

Citations: Scopus - 0

2014Huizenga HM, van Duijvenvoorde AC, van Ravenzwaaij D, Wetzels R, Jansen BR, 'Is the unconscious, if it exists, a superior decision maker?', Behav Brain Sci, 37 32-33 (2014) [C3]

DOI: 10.1017/S0140525X13000769 | Author URL

Citations: Scopus - 0

2014van Ravenzwaaij D, Boekel W, Forstmann BU, Ratcliff R, Wagenmakers E-J, 'Action Video Games Do Not Improve the Speed of Information Processing in Simple Perceptual Tasks', JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY-GENERAL, 143 1794-1805 (2014)

DOI: 10.1037/a0036923 | Author URL

Citations:

2014Schulze C, van Ravenzwaaij D, Newell BR, 'Of matchers and maximizers: How competition shapes choice under risk and uncertainty. Manuscript submitted for publication', in press, . (2014)
2014Cramer AOJ, van Ravenzwaaij D, Matzke D, Steingröver H, Wetzels R, Grasman RPPP, et al., 'Hidden multiplicity in multiway ANOVA: Prevalence, consequences, and remedies. Manuscript submitted for publication', in press, . (2014)
2014Luckman A, Newell BR, van Ravenzwaaij D, Kary A, Lewandowsky S, 'Discounting subjective and objective time: Implications for the immediacy, sign and magnitude effects. Manuscript submitted for publication', in press, . (2014)
2014van Ravenzwaaij D, Mulder MJ, Tuerlinckx F, Wagenmakers E-J, 'Paradoxes of optimal decision making: a response to Moran (2014)', Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, (2014)

DOI: 10.3758/s13423-014-0679-1

Citations: Scopus - 0

2013Newell BR, Koehler DJ, James G, Rakow T, van Ravenzwaaij D, 'Probability matching in risky choice: The interplay of feedback and strategy availability', MEMORY & COGNITION, 41 329-338 (2013) [C1]

DOI: 10.3758/s13421-012-0268-3 | Author URL

Citations: Scopus - 1 | Web of Science - 1

2013Newell BR, van Ravenzwaaij D, Donkin C, 'A quantum of truth? Querying the alternative benchmark for human cognition', Behavioral Brain Sciences, 36 300-302 (2013) [C3]

Citations:

2013van Ravenzwaaij D, Boekel W, Forstmann B, Ratcliff R, Wagenmakers EJ, 'Action video games do not improve the speed of information processing in simple perceptual tasks. Manuscript submitted for publication (2013)
2012van Ravenzwaaij D, Mulder MJ, Tuerlinckx F, Wagenmakers EJ, 'Do the dynamics of prior information depend on task context? An analysis of optimal performance and an empirical test', Frontiers in Cognitive Science, 3:132 1-15 (2012) [C1]

Citations: Scopus - 8 | Web of Science - 7

2012Dutilh G, van Ravenzwaaij D, Nieuwenhuis S, van der Maas HLJ, Forstmann BU, Wagenmakers EJ, 'How to measure post-error slowing: A confound and a simple solution', Journal of Mathematical Psychology, 56 208-216 (2012) [C1]
2012van Ravenzwaaij D, van der Maas HLJ, Wagenmakers EJ, 'Optimal decision making in neural inhibition models', Psychological Review, 119 201-215 (2012) [C1]

Citations: Scopus - 11 | Web of Science - 8

2012Huizenga HM, Wetzels R, van Ravenzwaaij D, Wagenmakers E-J, 'Four empirical tests of Unconscious Thought Theory', Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 117 332-340 (2012) [C1]

DOI: 10.1016/j.obhdp.2011.11.010

Citations: Scopus - 7

2012van Ravenzwaaij D, Dutilh G, Wagenmakers EJ, 'A diffusion model decomposition of the effects of alcohol on perceptual decision making', Psychopharmacology, 219 1017-2025 (2012)
2011Van Ravenzwaaij D, Brown SD, Wagenmakers E-J, 'An integrated perspective on the relation between response speed and intelligence', Cognition, 119 381-393 (2011) [C1]

DOI: 10.1016/j.cognition.2011.02.002

Citations: Scopus - 11 | Web of Science - 11

Co-authors: Scott Brown

2011van Ravenzwaaij D, Dutilh G, Wagenmakers EJ, 'Cognitive model decomposition of the BART: Assessment and application', Journal of Mathematical Psychology, 55 94-105 (2011) [C1]

DOI: 10.1016/j.jmp.2010.08.010

Citations: Scopus - 12

2011van Ravenzwaaij D, van der Maas HLJ, Wagenmakers EJ, 'Does the Name-Race Implicit Association Test Measure Racial Prejudice?', Experimental Psychology, 58 271-277 (2011) [C1]

DOI: 10.1027/1618-3169/a000093

Citations: Scopus - 8

2009Keye D, Wilhelm O, Oberauer K, van Ravenzwaaij D, 'Individual differences in conflict-monitoring: Testing means and covariance hypothesis about the Simon and the Eriksen Flanker task', Psychological Research, 73 762-776 (2009) [C1]
2009van Ravenzwaaij D, Oberauer K, 'How to use the diffusion model: Parameter recovery of three methods: EZ, fast-dm, and DMAT', Journal of Mathematical Psychology, 53 463-473 (2009) [C1]
2006van Ravenzwaaij D, Hamel R, 'De Nederlandstalige WAIS-III na hernormering', De Psycholoog, 5 268-271 (2006)
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Conference (1 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2013van Ravenzwaaij D, Newell BR, Moore CP, Lee MD, 'Using recognition in multi¿attribute decision environments', COGSCI 2013, Berlin (2013) [E2]
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Grants and Funding

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Number of grants4
Total funding$396,883

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2014 (3 grants)

How Do Our Past Decisions Affect Our Present Decisions? – An Innovative Model$384,183
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Doctor Don Van Ravenzwaaij
SchemeRole
Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA)Chief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$384,18320142016
GNo:G1301274

How is Response Competition Implemented in the Brain? – A Critical Test and an Innovative Model$5,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Don Van Ravenzwaaij
SchemeRole
New Staff GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$5,00020142014
GNo:G1301325

How do our past decisions affect our present decisions? – An innovative model$3,700
Funding Body: Keats Endowment Research Fund

Project Team
Doctor Don Van Ravenzwaaij
SchemeRole
Research GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$3,70020142014
GNo:G1400276

2012 (1 grants)

Faculty ECR Visiting Fellowship 2013$4,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Science & IT

Project Team
Doctor Don Van Ravenzwaaij
SchemeRole
ECR Visiting FellowshipChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$4,00020122012
GNo:G1401120
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Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions1
Total current UoN PhD EFTSL0.8

For supervisions undertaken at an institution other that the University of Newcastle, the institution name is listed below the program name.

Current Supervision

CommencedProposed
Completion
ProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
20142018PhD (Psychology - Science)Principal SupervisorHow do our Past Decisions Affect our Present Decisions? An Innovative Model
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Research Collaborations

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CountryCount of Publications
Netherlands9
Australia8
Belgium2
Germany2
United States2
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Dr Donald (Don) Van Ravenzwaaij

Work Phone(02) 4921 5662
Email
PositionDECRA Fellow
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School of Psychology
Faculty of Science and Information Technology
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Office
AVG11,
Aviation Building,
Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan NSW 2308
Australia
URL:www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/
Linkhttp://www.donvanravenzwaaij.com