Marianne Promberger

PrombergerI am a trained researcher in the psychology of decision making. I'm currently on a self-funded sabbatical. My strengths lie in rigorous research skills, deep analytical thinkig, creative problem solving, and efficiently chairing meetings. My main weakness is the unfocused nature of my passion about topics such as social injustice and moral judgment that leads to bad outcomes. (This is not a 'not-really-a-weakness pseudo-weakness'. It's a real weakness.) I am currently working on getting that focus, so that action can result.

Previously, as a post-doc at King's College London, I investigated acceptability of (and objections to) financial incentives in health contexts, and as a post-doc at Kingston University, I worked on research in vaccination decisions and vaccination advocacy. I obtained my Ph.D. at the University of Pennsylvania in 2008, working with Jonathan Baron on patient acceptance of computerized decision aids, and how people think about preference change brought about by public policy or changes in the environment.
My CV (pdf).

@promberger on Twitter.

Research tools

I'm afraid these tools are currently not maintained.

If you are interested in participating in academic decision making research online by completing online questionnaires for pay, please check out the panel I run at (You can sign up to this but I don't know when the next study will run. You won't get any spam.)

I have also developed a template to run online experiments using JavaScript: Template 2.0. If you are interested in using it, you might want to contact me for the most up-to-date version.


You can email me at
For encrypting messages to me, download my GnuPG/PGP public key (or get it from a keyserver, it has the ID 80AD9916).


Papers under review or in preparation

Selected presentations


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