Prof. C.L.M. Witteman (Cilia)
Professor emeritus - Orthopedagogics: Family and Behaviour
Thomas van Aquinostraat 4
6525 GD NIJMEGEN
6500 HE NIJMEGEN
Professor Cilia Witteman investigates how psycho-diagnosticians make decisions. Psycho-diagnosticians search for explanations for their clients' complaints, arriving at one or several diagnoses, which are then used as a basis for treatment. Research shows that their decisions do not always have clear underpinnings. Witteman compares these decision processes with rational decision models in order to detect areas of improvement.
Cilia Witteman also focuses on decision-making in general, asking questions such as: to what extent does the mood of the person making the decision influence their decision processes, and are intuitive decisions misguided or effective?
- Skvortsova, A., Schulte-Mecklenbeck, M., Jellema, S., Sanfey, A., & Witteman, C.L.M. (2016). Deliberative versus intuitive psychodiagnostic decisions. Psychology, 7, 1438-1450. Doi: 10.4236/psych.2016.712143 Full text
- Spaanjaars, N.S., Groenier, M., Van de Ven, M.O.M., & Witteman, C.L.M. (2015). Experience and Diagnostic Anchors in Referral Letters. European Journal of Psychological Assessment, 31, 280-286. Full text
- Schulte-Mecklenbeck, M., Spaanjaars, N.S., & Witteman, C.L.M. (2015). The (in)visibility of psychodiagnosticians’ expertise. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making. DOI: 10.1002/bdm.1925 Full text