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My educational background is in mathematical statistics and experimental psychology with an emphasis on cognition and decision-making. I obtained a B.A. in Mathematics from Grinnell College, a M.S. in Experimental Psychology from Ohio University, and a PhD in Experimental Psychology from the University of Basel.

Research Philosophy

I am a cognitive scientist interested in decisions under uncertainty, with a focus on information search, impression formation, and decision making. I am passionate about R, open science, reproducible research, and Bayesian statistical methods.

Teaching Philosophy

I am passionate about helping other learn, and love, statistical programming and open, reproducible science. For this reason, I regularly teach University courses from the Bachelor’s to the PhD level in Statistical Programming with R, where students learn by programming – not by passively listening to lectures. Outside of a University setting, I teach R to industry professionals through the BaselRBootcamp. To see examples of my teaching style and content, click the previous links.

Resume & CV

Selected Publications

Phillips, N. D., Neth, H., Woike, J. K., & Gaissmaier, W. (2017). FFTrees: A toolbox to create, visualize, and evaluate fast-and-frugal decision trees. Judgment and Decision Making, 12(4), 344-368. PDF

Phillips, N. (2017). YaRrr! The pirate’s guide to R. APS Observer, 30.3. PDF

Hintze, A., Phillips, N. & Hertwig, R. (2015). The Janus face of Darwinian competition. Scientific Reports, 5. PDF

Phillips, N. D.,Hertwig, R., Kareev, Y., & Avrahami, J. (2014). Rivals in the dark: How competition influences search in decisions under uncertainty. Cognition, 133(1), 104-119. PDF

González Vallejo, C., Cheng, J., Phillips, N. D., Chimeli, J., Bellezza, F., Harman, J., & Lindberg, M. J. (2013). Early Positive Information Impacts Final Evaluations: No Deliberation‐Without‐Attention Effect and a Test of a Dynamic Judgment Model. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, 27(3), 209-225. PDF

González-Vallejo, C. & Phillips, N. D. (2010). Predicting soccer matches: A reassessment of the benefit of unconscious thinking. Judgment and Decision Making, 5(3), 200-206. PDF

Lassiter, G. D., Lindberg, M. J, Gonzalez-Vallejo, C., Bellezza, F. S., & Phillips, N. D. (2009). The deliberation-without-attention effect: Evidence for an artifactual interpretation. Psychological Science, 20(6), 671-675. PDF