- a behavioural scientist with a background in the psychology of decision making (a.k.a. "behavioural economics"),
- a trainee teacher of the Alexander Technique (training with Peter Nobes),
- a student of integrative psychotherapy at Metanoia.
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
My CV (pdf).
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- Promberger M., & Marteau, T.M. (2013). When do financial incentives reduce intrinsic motivation? Comparing behaviors studied in psychological and economic literatures. Health Psychology 32(9), 950--957. (Special issue on behavioral economics). pdf, Open Access coming soon at Health Psychology.
- Promberger, M., Dolan, P., & Marteau, T.M. (2012). “Pay them if it works”: Discrete choice experiments on the acceptability of financial incentives to change health related behaviour. Social Science & Medicine, 75, 2509--2514. Open access article, Materials Study 1, Materials Study 2, Materials Study 3.
- Promberger, M., Brown, R.C.H., Ashcroft, R.E., & Marteau, T.M. (2011). Acceptability of financial incentives to improve health outcomes in UK and US samples. Journal of Medical Ethics, 37, 682--687. Open access article, Materials.
- Promberger, M. & Baron, J. (2006). Do patients trust computers? Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, 19, 455--468. pdf
Papers under review or in preparation
- Promberger, M. & Baron, J. (revision submitted). Second-order preferences: What we want others to like and how it affects what we think of public policy.
- Promberger, M. & Baron, J. (in preparation). Predicting changing preferences: Myside bias and second-order preferences in judgments about public policy.
- Promberger, M., Marteau, T.M. (in preparation). Moral judgments about health incentives.
- Promberger, M., Van Putten, M., & Marteau, T.M. (in preparation). Perceived coerciveness of rewards for medical treatment.
- Perceived coerciveness of rewards for medical treatment (SIRE symposium at University of Stirling, Sept 2013)
- My Linux etc. blog contains loosely Linux-related computer stuff that I want to document mainly for my own use, but that might come in handy for others.
- My Public space blog is about how we use public space, and how we might be able to use it better. Unfortunately, I hardly ever have time to post anything interesting there.
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