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Cognitive & Engineering Psychology
Cognitive & Engineering Psychology

Dr. Franziska Bocklisch


Technische Universität Chemnitz
Department of Psychology,
Wilhelm-Raabe-Str. 43, 09127 Chemnitz, Germany

+ 49 371 531 36530
Franziska Bocklisch

Research Interest

  • Medical diagnostic reasoning processes
  • Role of uncertainty and time pressure in decision-making processes
  • Knowledge representation and vagueness of semantic meaning of linguistic terms (e.g., in medical symptom intensities, verbal anchors in questionnaire scales, intercultural communication of risk)
  • Driver modelling and recognition of driver intention
  • Cognitive modelling and machine learning


  • since 10/2006: Research Assistant in Cognitive and Engineering Psychology, Technische Universität Chemnitz (TUC; Prof. Dr. Josef F. Krems)
  • since 11/2008: Freelance psychologist with a focus on stress prevention and workplace health promotion
  • since 02/2012: Head Research Scientist in “Abductive and Diagnostic Reasoning”, Cognitive and Engineering Psychology, TUC
  • 01/2012: Dissertation in Psychology (Dr. rer. nat.) at TUC: Bocklisch, F. (2012): Die Analyse und Bewertung vager linguistischer Terme mittels fuzzy Methodik.
  • 2000−2006: Study in Psychology (Diploma) at the TUC


  1. Bocklisch, F., & Hausmann, D. (in press). Multidimensional Fuzzy Pattern Classifier Sequences for Medical Diagnostic Reasoning. Applied Soft Computing, 66, 297-310. doi:
  2. Bocklisch, F., Bocklisch, S.F., Beggiato, M. & Krems, J.F. (2017). Adaptive Fuzzy Pattern Classification for the Online Detection of Driver Lane Change Intention. Neurocomputing, DOI: 10.1016/j.neucom.2017.02.08
  3. Bocklisch, S.F., & Bocklisch, F. (2015). Fuzzy-Pattern-Klassifikatoren als Modelle. Informatik Spektrum 38 (6), 510-522. DOI: 10.1007/s00287-015-0922-9
  4. Rebitschek, F. G., Bocklisch, F., Scholz, A., Krems, J. F. & Jahn, G. (2015). Biased processing of ambiguous symptoms favors the initially leading hypothesis in sequential diagnostic reasoning. Experimental Psychology, 62(5), 287-305. DOI:10.1027/1618-3169/a000298
  5. Bocklisch, F., Bocklisch, S. F., & Krems, J.F. (2012). Sometimes, often, and always: Exploring the vague meanings of frequency expressions. Behaviour Research Methods, 44(1), 144-157. DOI: 10.3758/s13428-011-0130-8
  6. Bocklisch, F. (2011). The Vagueness of Verbal Probability and Frequency Expressions. International Journal of Advanced Computer Science, 1(2), 52-57.

Current Teaching Activities (SS 2018)

  • Lecture „Cognition II (Learning, Memory, Problem-Solving, Thinking, Language)” for Bachelor students
  • Seminar “Traffic Psychology” for Master students

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