Mirta Galesic

Professor, Santa Fe Institute, USA

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  • 2005: MSc in Erhebungsmethodik, Gemeinschaftsprogramm Erhebungsmethodik, University of Maryland & University of Michigan
  • 2004: PhD in Psychologie, University of Zagreb, Croatia


Research interests

  • Social rationality
  • Sampling and cognition
  • Risk communication
  • Survey methodology


Selected publications

Aikman, D., Galesic, M., Gigerenzer, G., Kapadia, S., Katsikopoulos, K. V., Kothiyal, A., Murphy, E., and Neumann, T. (in press). Taking uncertainty seriously: Simplicity versus complexity in financial regulation. Bank of England Financial Stability Paper. 

Galesic, M. & Garcia-Retamero, R. (2013). Using analogies to communicate information about health risks. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 27, 33-42. Link

Trevena, L., Zikmund-Fisher, B., Edwards, A., Gaissmaier, W., Galesic, M., Han, P., King, J., Lawson, M., Linder, S., Lipkus, I., Ozanne, E., Peters, E., Timmermans, D., & Woloshin, S. (2013). Presenting quantitative information about decision outcomes: a risk communication primer for patient decision aid developers. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, 13, S2-S7.

Galesic, M., Olsson, H., & Rieskamp, J. (2012). Social sampling explains apparent biases in judgments of social environments. Psychological Science, 23, 1515-1523.

Cokely, E., Galesic, M., Schulz, E., Ghazal, S., & Garcia-Retamero, R. (2012). Measuring risk literacy: The Berlin Numeracy Test. Judgment and Decision Making, 7, 25-47. Linkriskliteracy.org

Galesic, M. & Garcia-Retamero, R. (2012). The risks we dread: A social circle account. PLoS One, 7, e32837. Link

Galesic, M. & Garcia-Retamero, R. (2011). Graph Literacy: A Cross-Cultural Comparison. Medical Decision Making, 31, 444-457.

Galesic, M. & Garcia-Retamero, R. (2010). Statistical numeracy for health: A cross-cultural comparison with probabilistic national samples. Archives of Internal Medicine, 170, 462-468. Link

Galesic, M., Garcia-Retamero, R., & Gigerenzer, G. (2009). Using icon arrays to communicate medical risks to low-numeracy people. Health Psychology, 28, 210-216. Link