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Christian C. Luhmann Associate Professor Psychology College of Arts and Sciences

Contact Information

250 Psychology B

Stony Brook, 11794

631/632-7086

Biography

Christian Luhmann’s research focuses on decision making and other complex behaviors.  To explore these behaviors he uses a variety of approaches, including behavioral experiments and computational modeling as well as neuroscientific methods such as electroencephalograms (EEGs) and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). As a result, his work makes contact with a variety of disciplines, including psychology, behavioral economics, sociology, and computer science.

Education

  • PhD, Vanderbilt University
  • BS, Northeastern University

Research Grants

Award Start End Sponsor Type Amount Status
Award for Michael Bixter 2014 Dissertation Research: Social Contagion Effects in Intertemporal Decision Making 2014-11-05T00:00:00 2016-03-31T00:00:00 American Psychological Association Nonfederal 1000 Closed
The Propagation of Memories WIthin small Groups and Across Social Networks 2015-03-15T00:00:00 2019-02-28T00:00:00 National Science Foundation Federal 583190 Approved

Publications

  1. Author Article Behavior Therapy Intolerance of Uncertainty and Decisions About Delayed, Probabilistic Rewards 2011 42 3 378 - 386
  2. Author Article Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning Memory and Cognition Expectations and interpretations during causal learning. 2011 37 3 568 - 587
  3. Author Article Visual Cognition Integrating spatial context learning over contradictory signals: Recency effects in contextual cueing 2011 19 7 846 - 862
  4. Author Article Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience Temporal decision-making: insights from cognitive neuroscience 2009 3
  5. Author Article Memory & Cognition The conceptual centrality of causal cycles 2009 37 6 744 - 758
  6. Author Article Journal of Neuroscience Neural Dissociation of Delay and Uncertainty in Intertemporal Choice 2008 28 53 14459 - 14466
  7. Author Article Psychological Review BUCKLE: A model of unobserved cause learning. 2007 114 3 657 - 677
  8. Author Article Memory & Cognition Theory-based categorization under speeded conditions 2006 34 5 1102 - 1111
  9. Author Article Psychological Review Postscript: Abandonment of Causal Power. 2005 112 3 692 - 693
  10. Author Article Psychological Review The meaning and computation of causal power: Comment on Cheng (1997) and Novick and Cheng (2004). 2005 112 3 685 - 692

Courses

Term Role Course ID Description
Spring 2018 Primary Instructor PSY 273 Supervised Rsrch in Psychology
Spring 2018 Primary Instructor PSY 273 Supervised Rsrch in Psychology
Spring 2018 Primary Instructor PSY 310 Research and Writing in Psych
Spring 2018 Primary Instructor PSY 310 Research and Writing in Psych
Spring 2018 Primary Instructor PSY 310 Research and Writing in Psych
Spring 2018 Primary Instructor PSY 310 Research and Writing in Psych
Spring 2018 Primary Instructor PSY 310 Research and Writing in Psych
Spring 2018 Primary Instructor PSY 310 Research and Writing in Psych
Spring 2018 Primary Instructor PSY 310 Research and Writing in Psych
Spring 2018 Primary Instructor PSY 310 Research and Writing in Psych
Spring 2018 Primary Instructor PSY 310 Research and Writing in Psych
Spring 2018 Primary Instructor PSY 310 Research and Writing in Psych
Spring 2018 Primary Instructor PSY 310 Research and Writing in Psych
Spring 2018 Primary Instructor PSY 698 Research
Spring 2018 Primary Instructor PSY 699 Dissertation Resrch on Campus
Spring 2018 Primary Instructor PSY 699 Dissertation Resrch on Campus
Spring 2017 Primary Instructor BIO 486 Rsrch in Neurobiology & Physio
Spring 2017 Primary Instructor BIO 489 Rsrch in Ecology & Evolution
Spring 2017 Primary Instructor PSY 273 Supervised Rsrch in Psychology
Spring 2017 Primary Instructor PSY 364 Judgment and Decision Making
Spring 2017 Primary Instructor PSY 488 Internship
Spring 2017 Primary Instructor PSY 698 Research
Spring 2017 Primary Instructor PSY 699 Dissertation Resrch on Campus
Fall 2017 Primary Instructor BIO 486 Rsrch in Neurobiology & Physio
Fall 2017 Primary Instructor PSY 273 Supervised Rsrch in Psychology
Fall 2017 Primary Instructor PSY 310 Research and Writing in Psych
Fall 2017 Primary Instructor PSY 310 Research and Writing in Psych
Fall 2017 Primary Instructor PSY 310 Research and Writing in Psych
Fall 2017 Primary Instructor PSY 310 Research and Writing in Psych
Fall 2017 Primary Instructor PSY 310 Research and Writing in Psych
Fall 2017 Primary Instructor PSY 310 Research and Writing in Psych
Fall 2017 Primary Instructor PSY 310 Research and Writing in Psych
Fall 2017 Primary Instructor PSY 310 Research and Writing in Psych
Fall 2017 Primary Instructor PSY 310 Research and Writing in Psych
Fall 2017 Primary Instructor PSY 310 Research and Writing in Psych
Fall 2017 Primary Instructor PSY 310 Research and Writing in Psych
Fall 2017 Primary Instructor PSY 516 Judgment and Decision Making
Fall 2017 Primary Instructor PSY 698 Research
Fall 2017 Primary Instructor PSY 698 Research
Fall 2017 Primary Instructor PSY 699 Dissertation Resrch on Campus
Fall 2017 Primary Instructor PSY 699 Dissertation Resrch on Campus
Spring 2016 Primary Instructor PSY 273 Supervised Rsrch in Psychology
Spring 2016 Primary Instructor PSY 487 Independent Rsrch in Psych
Spring 2016 Primary Instructor PSY 487 Independent Rsrch in Psych
Spring 2016 Primary Instructor PSY 698 Research
Spring 2016 Primary Instructor PSY 699 Dissertation Resrch on Campus
Spring 2016 Primary Instructor PSY 700 Dissertation off Campus Domest
Summer 2016 Primary Instructor PSY 273 Supervised Rsrch in Psychology
Fall 2016 Primary Instructor BIO 489 Rsrch in Ecology & Evolution
Fall 2016 Primary Instructor PSY 310 Research and Writing in Psych
Fall 2016 Primary Instructor PSY 310 Research and Writing in Psych
Fall 2016 Primary Instructor PSY 310 Research and Writing in Psych
Fall 2016 Primary Instructor PSY 310 Research and Writing in Psych
Fall 2016 Primary Instructor PSY 310 Research and Writing in Psych
Fall 2016 Primary Instructor PSY 310 Research and Writing in Psych
Fall 2016 Primary Instructor PSY 310 Research and Writing in Psych
Fall 2016 Primary Instructor PSY 310 Research and Writing in Psych
Fall 2016 Primary Instructor PSY 310 Research and Writing in Psych
Fall 2016 Primary Instructor PSY 310 Research and Writing in Psych
Fall 2016 Primary Instructor PSY 310 Research and Writing in Psych
Fall 2016 Primary Instructor PSY 610 Seminars in Selected Topics
Fall 2016 Primary Instructor PSY 698 Research
Fall 2016 Primary Instructor PSY 698 Research
Fall 2016 Primary Instructor PSY 699 Dissertation Resrch on Campus
Spring 2015 Primary Instructor HON 496 Honors College Senior Project
Spring 2015 Primary Instructor PSY 310 Research and Writing in Psych
Spring 2015 Primary Instructor PSY 310 Research and Writing in Psych
Spring 2015 Primary Instructor PSY 310 Research and Writing in Psych
Spring 2015 Primary Instructor PSY 310 Research and Writing in Psych
Spring 2015 Primary Instructor PSY 310 Research and Writing in Psych
Spring 2015 Primary Instructor PSY 310 Research and Writing in Psych
Spring 2015 Primary Instructor PSY 310 Research and Writing in Psych
Spring 2015 Primary Instructor PSY 310 Research and Writing in Psych
Spring 2015 Primary Instructor PSY 310 Research and Writing in Psych
Spring 2015 Primary Instructor PSY 310 Research and Writing in Psych
Spring 2015 Primary Instructor PSY 310 Research and Writing in Psych
Spring 2015 Primary Instructor PSY 364 Judgment and Decision Making
Spring 2015 Primary Instructor PSY 698 Research
Spring 2015 Primary Instructor PSY 698 Research
Spring 2015 Primary Instructor PSY 698 Research
Spring 2015 Primary Instructor PSY 699 Dissertation Resrch on Campus
Spring 2015 Primary Instructor PSY 701 Dissertation off Campus Intern
Spring 2015 Primary Instructor SSO 102 Science and Society
Spring 2015 Primary Instructor SSO 102 Science and Society
Fall 2015 Primary Instructor PSY 310 Research and Writing in Psych
Fall 2015 Primary Instructor PSY 310 Research and Writing in Psych
Fall 2015 Primary Instructor PSY 310 Research and Writing in Psych
Fall 2015 Primary Instructor PSY 310 Research and Writing in Psych
Fall 2015 Primary Instructor PSY 310 Research and Writing in Psych
Fall 2015 Primary Instructor PSY 310 Research and Writing in Psych
Fall 2015 Primary Instructor PSY 310 Research and Writing in Psych
Fall 2015 Primary Instructor PSY 310 Research and Writing in Psych
Fall 2015 Primary Instructor PSY 310 Research and Writing in Psych
Fall 2015 Primary Instructor PSY 310 Research and Writing in Psych
Fall 2015 Primary Instructor PSY 516 Judgment and Decision Making
Fall 2015 Primary Instructor PSY 698 Research
Fall 2015 Primary Instructor PSY 699 Dissertation Resrch on Campus
Fall 2015 Primary Instructor PSY 701 Dissertation off Campus Intern
Spring 2014 Primary Instructor PSY 273 Supervised Rsrch in Psychology
Spring 2014 Primary Instructor PSY 310 Research and Writing in Psych
Spring 2014 Primary Instructor PSY 310 Research and Writing in Psych
Spring 2014 Primary Instructor PSY 310 Research and Writing in Psych
Spring 2014 Primary Instructor PSY 310 Research and Writing in Psych
Spring 2014 Primary Instructor PSY 310 Research and Writing in Psych
Spring 2014 Primary Instructor PSY 310 Research and Writing in Psych
Spring 2014 Primary Instructor PSY 310 Research and Writing in Psych
Spring 2014 Primary Instructor PSY 310 Research and Writing in Psych
Spring 2014 Primary Instructor PSY 310 Research and Writing in Psych
Spring 2014 Primary Instructor PSY 310 Research and Writing in Psych
Spring 2014 Primary Instructor PSY 310 Research and Writing in Psych
Spring 2014 Primary Instructor PSY 516 Judgment and Decision Making
Spring 2014 Primary Instructor PSY 698 Research
Spring 2014 Primary Instructor PSY 699 Dissertation Resrch on Campus
Spring 2014 Primary Instructor PSY 699 Dissertation Resrch on Campus
Fall 2014 Primary Instructor HON 495 Honors College Senior Project
Fall 2014 Primary Instructor PSY 310 Research and Writing in Psych
Fall 2014 Primary Instructor PSY 310 Research and Writing in Psych
Fall 2014 Primary Instructor PSY 310 Research and Writing in Psych
Fall 2014 Primary Instructor PSY 310 Research and Writing in Psych
Fall 2014 Primary Instructor PSY 310 Research and Writing in Psych
Fall 2014 Primary Instructor PSY 310 Research and Writing in Psych
Fall 2014 Primary Instructor PSY 310 Research and Writing in Psych
Fall 2014 Primary Instructor PSY 310 Research and Writing in Psych
Fall 2014 Primary Instructor PSY 310 Research and Writing in Psych
Fall 2014 Primary Instructor PSY 310 Research and Writing in Psych
Fall 2014 Primary Instructor PSY 310 Research and Writing in Psych
Fall 2014 Primary Instructor PSY 698 Research
Fall 2014 Primary Instructor PSY 698 Research
Fall 2014 Primary Instructor PSY 699 Dissertation Resrch on Campus
Fall 2014 Primary Instructor PSY 701 Dissertation off Campus Intern
Summer 2013 Primary Instructor PSY 488 Internship
Fall 2013 Primary Instructor PSY 273 Supervised Rsrch in Psychology
Fall 2013 Primary Instructor PSY 273 Supervised Rsrch in Psychology
Fall 2013 Primary Instructor PSY 610 Seminars in Selected Topics
Fall 2013 Primary Instructor PSY 698 Research
Fall 2013 Primary Instructor PSY 699 Dissertation Resrch on Campus
Fall 2013 Primary Instructor PSY 699 Dissertation Resrch on Campus

Scholarly Activities

Activity Title Date
Presentation/Paper at a conference Liu, P., & Luhmann, C. C. (2012, November). Cognitive Constraints on Cooperation in an Iterated Prisoner’s Dilemma. Presented at the 53rd Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Minneapolis, Minnesota. 2012-12
Presentation/Paper at a conference Ferson, S., Siegrist, J., Luhmann, C. C. (2012, June). Probability Paradoxes Explained by the Second Uncertainty Processor. Presented at the Meeting of the International Association for Probabilistic Safety Assessment and Management. 2012-06
Presentation/Paper at a conference Jacovina, M. E., Gerrig, R. J., & Luhmann, C. C. (2012, May). Social Context for Decisions: The Presence and Role of Advisors. Poster presented at the 24th annual meeting of the American Psychological Society, Chicago, IL. 2012-05
Presentation/Paper at a conference Massi, B. & Luhmann, C. C. (2012, April). Neural Correlates of Inequality Aversion, Presentation at the Stony Brook University Undergraduate Research & Creative Activities (URECA) Symposium, Stony Brook, NY. 2012-04
Presentation/Paper at a conference Massi, B. & Luhmann, C. C. (2012, April). Using Genetic Programming to Model Altruism, Poster presented at the Stony Brook University Undergraduate Research & Creative Activities (URECA) Symposium, Stony Brook, NY. 2012-04
Presentation/Paper at a conference Sewack, C. & Luhmann, C. C. (2012, April). The Face of Consistency: Human Faces Reduce Irrational Delay Discounting Preferences, Presentation at the Stony Brook University Undergraduate Research & Creative Activities (URECA) Symposium, Stony Brook, NY. 2012-04
Presentation/Paper at a conference Sussman, T., Szekely, A., Luhmann, C., & Mohanty, A. (2012, April). Expectation of emotional stimuli enhances perceptual decisions. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, Chicago, IL. 2012-04
Presentation/Paper at a conference Siegrist, J., Ferson, S., Luhmann, C., Ginzburg, L. (2011, December). Probability Paradoxes Explained by the Second Uncertainty Processor. Presented at the Meeting of the Society for Risk Analysis. 2011-12
Presentation/Paper at a conference Bixter, M. T. & Luhmann, C. C. (2011, November). Evidence for Implicit Risk: Delay Information Primes the Processing of Uncertainty Information. Poster presented at the Meeting of the Society for Judgment and Decision Making. 2011-11
Presentation/Paper at a conference Luhmann, C. C. (2011, November). Can’t Hardly Wait: Ego Depletion Selectively Modulates Delay Discounting. Presented at the 52nd Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Seattle, Washington. 2011-11
Presentation/Paper at another Univ. Luhmann, C. C. (2011, November). Preferences toward Delayed Gratification: Distinguishing between Descriptive Models. Presentation to the Psychometric Area, Fordham University, Bronx, NY. 2011-11
Presentation/Paper at a conference Liu, P. & Luhmann, C. C. (2011, July). Blocking Requires Uncertainty about Novel Cues. Paper presented at the 33rd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, Boston, Massachusetts. 2011-07
Presentation/Paper at a conference Luhmann, C. C. (2011, July). The Discriminability of Delay Discounting Models. Paper presented at the 44th Annual Conference of the Society for Mathematical Psychology, Medford, Massachusetts. 2011-07
Presentation/Paper at a conference Luhmann, C. C. & Ishida, K. (2010, May). Anxiety and Delayed Gratification: Worrying about Delayed, Probabilistic Rewards. Poster presented at the twenty-second Meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, Boston, Massachusetts. 2010-08
Seminar Luhmann, C. C. (2010, May). Decisions over Time: The Role of Risk and Uncertainty. Presentation to the Imprecision Fridays group, Applied Biomathmatics, Setauket, NY. 2010-08
Presentation/Paper at a conference Luhmann, C. C. (2009, November). Confounded: Causal Reasoners Fail to Appreciate the Requirement of Independence. Poster presented at the fiftieth Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Boston, Massachusetts. 2009-12
Lecture Luhmann C.C. (2009, September), Cognitive and Neural Bases of Learning, Presentation to the BioPsychology Area, Department of Psychology, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York. 2009-09

Professional Service

Service Title Date
Referee Ad hoc Reviewer for: Journal of Neuroscience, Neuron, Psychological Review, Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, Cognitive Psychology, Cerebral Cortex, Human Brain Mapping, Psychophysiology, Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, Cognition, Addiction Biology, Cognitive Science, Memory & Cognition, Acta Psychologica, Biological Psychology, The European Journal of Cognitive Psychology, Journal of Vision, NeuroImage 2011 - 2012
Review Boards - Agency, Institute, Gov. Ad hoc Grant Panel Member, National Science Foundation Ad hoc Grant Panel Member, National Institutes of Health 2011 - 2012
Service on Editorial Boards Review Editor, Frontiers in Decision Neuroscience Review Editor, Frontiers in Cognitive Science 2011 - 2012
Referee Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, Cerebral Cortex, Human Brain Mapping, Journal of Vision, NeuroImage 2009 - 2010
Review Boards - Agency, Institute, Gov. Ad hoc Grant Reviewer for National Science Foundation 2009 - 2010
Service on Editorial Boards Editorial Board Member, Frontiers in Cognitive Science 2009 - 2010

University Service

Service Title Date
College/University Committee Departmental Senator, Arts and Sciences Senate 2011 - 2012
College/University Committee Departmental Senator, University Senate 2011 - 2012
Community Activity Supervision of Eugenia Zhukovsky, Ward Meville High School student 2011 - 2012
Departmental Committee Cognitive Area Representative, Grievance Committee 2011 - 2012
Community Activity Organizer, Game Theory reading group 2009 - 2010
Departmental Committee Cognitive Area Representative, Grievance Committee 2009 - 2010
Other Recent Hire Panel, New Faculty Orientation (September, 2009) 2009 - 2010