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Virtual Nobel Prize in Psychology 2009


The Nominees


Gerd Gigerenzer (Center for Adaptive Behavior and Cognition, Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin)
António R. Damásio (University of Southern California)
Hermann Haken & Günther Schiepek (University of Stuttgart & Research Institute for Complex Systems in Human Sciences, Munich)
David Snowdon (University of Kentucky)
Richard Thaler & Cass Sunstein (University of Chicago)
Rainer Reisenzein (University of Greifswald)
Robert J. Sternberg (Tufts University)

The Laureate


Rainer Reisenzein

The virtual Nobel Prize in Psychology in 2009 goes to Rainer Reisenzein. The Prize was awarded "for his Belief-Desire Theory of Emotion and the resulting integration of cognitive and affective Sciences" (election session of the student Scientific Board, June 26, 2009).

Reisenzein is the first Laureate in the history of the Prize who does not live and work in the USA.

Here you can see the reply of the Laureate, the Letter of Acceptance.