Anine Cecilie Riege

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Phone +47 22845249
Room NEMKO bygget
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Visiting address Forskningsveien 3A 0373 Oslo
Other affiliations Department of Psychology

Academic Interests

  • Judgment and decision making
  • Social psychology
  • Math Interest (interventions)
  • Probability judgments
  • Vaccination decisions (interventions)
  • Self-determination theory
  • Additivity neglect
  • Numeracy
  • Gender differences in willingness to compete
  • Eye-tracking
  • Organizational psychology


My main project investigates how to increase interest in mathematics, focusing on interventions such as question asking and storytelling. In general, we have a societal problem with a lack of interest in STEM-fields. Many students’ interest in mathematics has a tendency to decline with age during the adolescent years (e.g., Fredricks & Eccles, 2002; Watt, 2004) and our aim is to develop learning activities that trigger situational interest (a temporary state of engagement that arises from students’ reaction toward the immediate learning environment, e.g., Renninger & Su, 2012).

Together with Dr. Karis Moon, we have developed a scale to measure motivation for flu vaccine uptake amongst healthcare professionals (TSRQ-Flu) within the framework of self-determination theory (Deci & Ryan, 2000). We are also working on interventions to increase uptake of the flu vaccine, such as using autonomy supportive language.  

I am also interested in how people use and understand probabilities focusing on accuracy according to a coherence criterion (judgments are compared to logical, mathematical, or statistical rules, such as the principle of additivity). Together with Professor Kjell Arne Brekke, we investigate the relationship between additivity neglect and ambiguity aversion. We also investigate determinants of additivity neglect (probability estimates for a set of outcomes that exceed 1 or 100%), such as numeracy the effect of answering format, trying to get to the underlying cognitive process using process measures such as eye-tracking.

Together with Dr. Karen Hauge and Dr. Andreas Kotsadam, we are using the epidemiological method to investigate cultural effects on gender differences in willingness to compete and bargaining.

I am also interested in responsibility judgments, and how people react to scientific uncertainty and scientific disagreement.

Students interested in any of these topics are very welcome to contact me.

Higher education and employment history

2019 - Postdoctoral fellow / University of Oslo

2018 – 2019 Scientific Advisor / Frisch Centre

2016 - 2019 Postdoctoral fellow / Kingston University London

2012 - 2016 PhD candidate / University of Oslo

2015 - 2016 Visiting Fulbright Scholar / University of Iowa

2011 - Master of Philosophy in Psychology / University of Oslo

2009 - Bachelor in Psychology / University of Oslo

2009 - Bachelor in Social Anthropology / University of Oslo

2008 - Bachelor of Management / BI Oslo

Tags: Social psychology, Judgment and decision making
Published May 20, 2019 1:31 PM - Last modified Jan. 27, 2021 1:49 PM