Dr. Aczél Balázs





  • 2006-2009 PhD, Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Cambridge, UK (thesis: Attention and Awareness in Human Learning and Decision Making)
  • 2001-2006 MA, Institute of Psychology, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary (dissertation: Strategy Analysis of Probability Learning)

Scientific Interest:

  • Metacognition, Confidence and Cognitive Control in Decision Making and Reasoning 
  • Decision Improvement Techniques; Individual differences in Heuristics and Biases
  • Choice Architecture, Nudge Techniques
  • Process Tracing, Mouse-tracking, Embodied Choice


  • 09.2011 -               Institute of Psychology, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary associate professor
  • 02.2011 - 06.2011 KGRE University, Budapest, Hungary associate professor
  • 10.2009 - 09.2010 Research Centre for English and Applied Linguistics, Uni. of Cambridge, research associate (research of attention and awareness in second language acquisition)
  • 01.2004 - 06.2004  Hungarian Academy of Science, Institute of Psychology, and Vadaskert Foundation for Children's Mental Health research assistant (study of executive functions in developmental disorders)

Courses Taught & Other Educational Services:

  • Mathematical Statistics, Statistics in R, Philosophy of Science, History of Psychology, Scientific English in Use, Understanding Psychology as a Science, From Learning to Intuition, Presenting Experimental Results
  • Organiser of National Student Competition, Tutoring, Supervision


  • 2011 member, Hungarian Psychological Society
  • 2008 member, The British Psychological Society
  • 2007 visiting researcher, Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Cambridge, UK
  • 2005 president of Implicit Laboratory Scientific Association