Center for Interdisziplinary Research

Andrea Bender, Prof. PhD

University of Bergen

Organisation of the Research Group


Main Research Interests



Academic Background

since 2013 Associate Professor for General Psychology, University of Bergen
since 2011 Member of the Cognitive Science Society Governing Board
2010 Visiting Researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen
since 2009 Heisenberg-Fellowship of the DFG, University of Freiburg
2008-2009 Research Fellow and Lecturer, Department of Psychology, University of Freiburg
2008 Habilitation (Psychology), University of Freiburg
2003-2008 PostDoc-Fellowship, University of Freiburg
2000 PhD (Anthropology), University of Freiburg
1996-2003 Research Fellow, Department of Psychology, University of Freiburg
1995 M.A. (Anthropology, Psychology, and Slavonic Studies), University of Freiburg


Recent Publications

Beller, S., Bender, A., Duda, S., Hagmayer, Y., Schroven, A., Stenning, K., & Wiese, H. (2012). The cultural constitution of causal cognition: Cross-disciplinary perspectives from the ZiF research group. In U. Schmid, M. Siebers, C.-C. Carbon, M. Raab, J. Rüsseler, T. Gross, C. Schlieder & D. Dörner (Eds.), Proceedings of KogWis 2012 (pp. 22-25). Bamberg: University of Bamberg Press.

Beller, S., Rothe-Wulf, A., Hüther, L., & Bender, A. (2012). Moving forward in space and time: How strong is the conceptual link between spatial and temporal frames of reference (FoRs)? Frontiers in Psychology: Cultural Psychology, 3, 486.

Beller, S. & Bender A. (2012). Competent deontic reasoning: The abstract deontic selection task revisited. In Miyake, N., Peebles, D. & Cooper, R. P. (Eds.), Proceedings of the 34th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 114-119). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.

Beller, S. (2012). Concrete problems in the abstract deontic selection task?And how to solve them. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 65, 1414-1429.

Bender, A., & Beller, S. (2012). Nature and culture of finger counting: Diversity and representational effects of an embodied cognitive tool. Cognition, 124, 156-182.

Bender, A., & Beller, S. (2012). Die Welt des Denkens: Kognitive Einheit, kulturelle Vielfalt. Bern: Huber.

Beller, S., Bender, A., & Medin, D.L. (2012). Should anthropology be part of cognitive science? TopiCS in Cognitive Science, 4(3) [to article].

Bender, A., & Beller, S. (2011). Causal asymmetry across cultures: Assigning causal roles in symmetric physical settings. Frontiers in Psychology: Cultural Psychology, 2:231, 1-10 [to article].

Bender, A., & Beller, S. (2011). The cultural constitution of cognition. Frontiers in Psychology, 2, 67 [to article].

Bender, A., Hutchins, E., & Medin, D. L. (2010). Anthropology in cognitive science. Topics in Cognitive Science,2, 374-385.

Bender, A., & Röttger-Rössler, B. (Eds.) (2010). Ethnologie und Kognitionswissenschaften im Dialog [Special Issue]. Zeitschrift für Ethnologie, 135 (2).

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