Dynamic Learning & Decision Making Laboratory (DLDM Lab)


Head of Laboratory: Magda Osman

Dual & Single Reasoning Systems

Implicit learning and priming

Dynamic decision making - clincial studies

Causal learning and Reasoning

Dynamic Decision Making


Osman (2004) Osman (2010) Osman, Wilkinson, et a (2008) Osman & Speekenbrink (2011) Osman (2008)a Osman (2008)b Opstal et al (2010) Osman (2007) Flach, Osman, et al (2006) Osman (2012) Osman (2012) DeNeys, Cromheeke & osman (2011) Harris and OSman (2012) Osman & Shanks (2005) Osman (2013) Meder, Lelec, & osman (2013) Osman (2014) Prospection

                                                                                                      Selected Publications

                                                                                                Dynamic Decision Making, Control & Agency


      *         LV, Osman, M. & J. Proulx, M, (2017). Can empathy promote cooperation when status and money matter? Psychology


      *        Osman, M., Glass, B., Hola Z, & Stollwerk, S.  (2017).  Reward and feedback in the control of dynamic events.  Psychology.

      *        Spence, C., Osman, M., & McElligott. (2017).Theory of Animal Mind: Human Nature or Experimental Artefact?. Trends

                in  Cognitive Science.

      *       Osman, M., Pupic, D., & Baigent, N. (2016). How Many Slaps is equivalent to One Punch? New Approaches to Assessing the            

               Relative Severity of Violent Acts? Psychology of Violence

      •       Vadillio, M, Gold, N, & Osman, M. (2016). The bitter truth about sugar and willpower: The limited evidential value of the

                glucose model of ego depletion. Psychological Science.

      •       Glass, B., & Osman, M. (2016). Positive Explorers: Modeling Dynamic Control in Normal Aging. Aging, Neuropsychology and


      •        LV, J. Proulx, M,. & Osman, M. (2015). The role of personal values and empathy in a cooeprative game. Journal of Social    

                Science Research.

       •      Johansen, M. & Osman, M. (2015). Coincidences: A new way of attacking an old problem. New Ideas in Psychology.

     •      Steigliz, N., Puranam, P., Pullitla, M., & Osman. M. (2015). Modelling Bounded Rationality in  Organizations: Progress and    

               Prospects. Academy of Management Annals

  • Meder, B., LeLec, F., & Osman, M. (2013). Decision Making in Uncertain Times: What Can Cognitive and Decision Sciences Say or Learn About Economic Crises? Trends in Cognitive Science.

  • Osman, M., & Speekenbrink (2011). Information sampling and strategy development in complex dynamic control environments. Cognitive Systems Research, 355-364.

  • Osman, M. (2010). Controlling Uncertainty: A Review of Human Behavior in Complex Dynamic Environments. Psychological Bulletin, 136, 65-86.

  • Osman, M. (2008). Evidence for positive transfer and negative transfer/Anti-learning of problem solving skills. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 137, 97-115.

                                                                                                      Future thinking (prospection)

       •      Osman, M. (2014). What are the essentials cognitive requirements for prospection (thinking about the future)? Frontiers in

                Decision Neuroscience: Future-minded Thinking

       •      Osman, M. (2014). Prospective thinking – putting the mind in the future. Frontiers in Decision Neuroscience: Future

                -minded Thinking

                                                                                                     Dynamic Moral Judgments

       •       Osman. M. & Wiegmann, A. (2016). Explaining moral behaviour: A minimal moral model. Experimental Psychology.

       •       Osman. M. (2015). Moral Judgments: Truth, order and Consequence. Psychology, 6,

       •       Osman. M. (2015). Dynamic Moral judgments and emotions. Psychology, 7,

  •                                                                                     Dynamic Decision Making Parksinson’s Disease

  • Ryterska, A., Jahanshahi, M., Osman, M. (2014). Decision-making impairments in Parkinson’s disease as a by-product of defective cost/benefit analysis and feedbackprocessing. Neurodegenerative Disease Management.

  • Osman, M., Ryterska, A., Karimi, K., Tu, L., Obeso, I., Speekenbrink, M., & Jahanshahi, M. (2014). The effects of dopaminergic medication on dynamic decision making in Parkinson's disease. Neuropsychologia.  

  • Ryterska, A., Jahanshahi, M. & Osman, M. (2014). A review of the impact of striatal damage on Decision making. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews.

  • Osman, M. Wilkinson, L., Beigi, M., Parvez, C., & Jahanshahi, M. (2008). The striatum and learning to control a complex system? Neuropsychologia, 46, 2355–2363  

  •                                                                                     Dynamic Casual Learning and Reasoning

       •      Johansen, M. & Osman, M. (2015). Coincidences: A new way of attacking an old problem. New Ideas in Psychology.

  • Hagmayer, Y., & Osman, M. (2012). From Colliding Billiard Balls to Colluding Desparate Housewives - Causal Bayes nets as rational models of everyday causal reasoning. Synthese.

  • Harris, A. & Osman, M. (2012). Illusion of control: a reflection of biased perceptions of random outcomes or prior expectations of good and bad outcomes. Synthese.

  • Hagmayer, Y, Meder, B, Osman, M., Mangold, S., & Lagnado, D. (2010). Spontaneous causal learning while controlling a dynamic system. Open Psychology Journal, 3, 145-16.

  •                                                                                      Dual and Single Reasoning Systems

  • Osman, M. (2013). A Case Study Dual-Process Theories of Higher Cognition—Commentary on Evans & Stanovich (2013). Perspectives on Psychological Science, 8, 248-252.

  • Osman, M. (2004). An Evaluation of Dual Process Theories of Reasoning. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 11, 998-1010.

Dynamic moral judgments

Osman (2015) Moral judgments & emotions Osman (2015) Moral judgments & order