Prof. em. Dr. Friedrich Wilkening

F. Wilkening


Funktion:   Emeritierter Professor für Allgemeine Psychologie
Emeritiert seit:   Februar 2012
Adresse:   Universität Zürich
Psychologisches Institut
Binzmühlestrasse 14, Box 21
8050 Zürich


Kognitive Entwicklung: Intuitive Physik, Intuitive Statistik


2020– stellvertretende Vertrauensperson der Universität Zürich bei Fragen der wissenschaftlichen Integrität
2016–2020 Vertrauensperson der Philosophischen Fakultät
2008–2016 Schweizerischer Nationalfonds (SNF), Mitglied des Forschungsrats, 2013-2015 Vizepräsident der Abteilung Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaften
2007–2011 Prodekan Personelles der Philosophischen Fakultät
2000–2004 Direktor des Psychologischen Instituts
2000–2002 Vizepräsident der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Psychologie
1997–2012 Professor für Allgemeine Psychologie, Universität Zürich
1992–1997 Professor für Allgemeine Psychologie, Universität Tübingen
1988–1989 Visiting Fellow, Wolfson College, University of Oxford
1984–1992 Professor für Psychologie, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main
1979–1984 Professor für Psychologie, Technische Universität Braunschweig
1978–1979 Visiting Scholar, University of Minnesota, University of California, San Diego
1974–1978 Wissenschaftlicher Assistent, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main
1972–1974 Doktorand, Universität Düsseldorf, Dr. rer. nat. 1974
1967–1972 Studium an der Universität Tübingen, Dipl.-Psych. 1972
1946 geboren in Helpsen, Niedersachsen (D)

ausgewählte Publikationen

Schlottmann, A., & Wilkening, F. (2012). Judgment and decision making in young children. In M. K. Dhami, A. Schlottmann, & M. R. Waldmann (Eds.), Judgment and decision making as a skill: Learning, development and evolution (pp. 55-83). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge  University Press.

Wilkening, F. (2011). Children’s cognitive algebra and intuitive physics as foundations of early learning in the sciences. In N. L. Stein & S. W. Raudenbush (Eds.), Developmental cognitive science goes to school (pp. 143-156). New York: Routledge.

Wilkening, F., & Cacchione, T. (2011). Children’s intuitive physics. In U. Goswami (Ed.), The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of childhood cognitive development, 2nd ed. (pp. 473-496). Chichester, UK: Wiley.

Figner, B., Mackinlay, R. J., Wilkening, F., & Weber, E. U. (2009). Affective and deliberative processes in risky choice: Age differences in risk taking in the Columbia Card Task. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 35, 195-197.

Frick, A., Daum, M. M., Wilson, M., & Wilkening, F. (2009). Effects of action on children’s and adults’ mental imagery. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 104, 34-51.

Kienbaum, J., & Wilkening, F. (2009). Children’s and adolescents’ intuitive judgments about distributive justice: Integrating need, effort, and luck. European Journal of Developmental Psychology, 6, 481-498.

Wilkening, F. (2009). Children’s concepts of the physical world. In R. A. Shweder (Ed.), The child: An encyclopaedic companion (pp. 195-197). Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press.

Wilkening, F. (2007). Demythifying three orthodox views of cognitive development via functional measurement. Teorie & Modelli, 1, 41-52.

Ebersbach, M., & Wilkening, F. (2007). Children’s intuitive mathematics: The development of knowledge about non-linear growth. Child Development, 78, 296-308.

Wilkening, F., & Cacchione, T. (2007). Neuere systemtheoretische Ansätze in der Entwicklungspsychologie. In M. Hasselhorn & W. Schneider (Eds.), Handbuch der Entwicklungspsychologie (pp. 49-61). Göttingen: Hogrefe.

Wilkening, F. (2006). Informationsverarbeitungstheorien in der Entwicklungspsychologie. In W. Schneider & F. Wilkening (Eds.), Enzyklopädie der Psychologie: Entwicklung, Vol. 1, Theorien, Modelle und Methoden der Entwicklungspsychologie (pp. 265-310). Göttingen: Hogrefe.

Wilkening, F., Huber, S., & Cacchione, T. (2006). Intuitive Physik im Kindesalter. In W. Schneider & B. Sodian (Eds.), Enzyklopädie der Psychologie: Entwicklung, Vol. 2, Kognitive Entwicklung (pp. 823-859). Göttingen: Hogrefe.

Funk, M., Brugger, P., & Wilkening, F. (2005). Motor processes in children’s imagery: The case of mental rotation of hands. Developmental Science, 8, 402-408.

Rapp, A. F., & Wilkening, F. (2005). Children’s recognition of the usefulness of a record: Distinguishing deterministic and probabilistic events. European Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2, 344-363.

Wilkening, F., & Sodian, B. (2005). Scientific reasoning in young children: Introduction. Swiss Journal of Psychology, 64, 137-139.

Wilkening, F., & Martin, C. (2004). How to speed up to be in time: Action-judgment dissociations in children and adults. Swiss Journal of Psychology, 63, 17-29.

Huber, S., Krist, H., & Wilkening, F. (2003). Judgment and action knowledge in speed adjustment tasks: Experiments in a virtual environment. Developmental Science, 6, 197-210.

Wilkening, F. (2002). Children’s intuitive physics as a door to developmental psychophysics. In J. A. Da Silva, E. H. Matsushima, & N. P. Ribeiro-Filho (Eds.), Annual Meeting of the International Society for Psychophysics (Vol. 18, pp. 68-70). Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil: The International Society for Psychophysics.

Wilkening, F. & Huber, S. (2002). Children’s intuitive physics. In U. Goswami (Ed.), Blackwell Handbook of childhood cognitive development (pp. 349-370). Oxford: Blackwell.

Jäger, S., & Wilkening, F. (2001). Development of cognitive averaging: When light and light make dark. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 79, 323-345.

Schwarzer, G., Küfer, I, & Wilkening, F. (1999). Learning categories by touch: On the development of analytic and holistic processing. Memory & Cognition, 27, 868-877.

Falk, R., & Wilkening, F. (1998). Children's construction of fair chances: Adjusting probabilities. Developmental Psychology, 34, 1340-1357.

Pauen, S., & Wilkening, F. (1997). Children's analogical reasoning about natural phenomena. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 67, 90-113.

Wilkening, F., Schwarzer, G., & Rümmele, A. (1997). The developmental emergence of multiplicative combinations. In T. B. Ward, S. M. Smith & J. Vaid (Eds.), Creative thought: An investigation of conceptual structures and processes (pp. 111-127). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Wilkening, F. (1994). Perceptual development. In T. Husén & T. N. Postlethwaite (Eds.), International encyclopedia of education (2nd ed.). Oxford: Pergamon Press.

Krist, H., Fieberg, E. L., & Wilkening, F. (1993). Intuitive physics in action and judgment: The development of knowledge about projectile motion. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 19, 952-966.

Wilkening, F., & Lamsfuß, S. (1993). (Miß-)Konzepte der naiven Physik im Entwicklungsverlauf. In W. Hell, K. Fiedler & G. Gigerenzer (Eds.), Kognitive Täuschungen (pp. 271-290). Heidelberg: Spektrum.

Anderson, N. H., & Wilkening, F. (1991). Adaptive thinking in intuitive physics. In N.H. Anderson (Ed.), Contributions to information integration theory. Vol 3: Developmental (pp. 1-42). Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum.

Krist, H., & Wilkening, F. (1991). Repräsentationale Entwicklung. Sprache & Kognition, 10, 181-195.

Wilkening, F., & Anderson, N. H. (1991). Representation and diagnosis of knowledge structures in developmental psychology. In N. H. Anderson (Ed.), Contributions to information integration theory. Vol. 3: Developmental (pp. 45-80). Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum.

Levin, I., & Wilkening, F. (1989). Measuring time via counting: Children’s conceptions of time as a quantifiable dimension. In I. Levin & D. Zakay (Eds.), Time and human cognition: A life-span perspective (pp. 119-144). Amsterdam: North Holland.

Wilkening, F. (1989). Strong inferences about development. The Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 12, 777-778.

Wilkening, F., & Lange, K. (1989). When is children’s perception holistic? Goals and styles in processing multidimensional stimuli. In T. Globerson & T. Zelniker (Eds.), Cognitive development and cognitive style (pp. 141-171). Norwood, NJ: Ablex.

Wilkening, F. (1988). A misrepresentation of knowledge representation. Developmental Review, 8, 361-367.

Wilkening, F. (1988). Zur Rolle des Wissens in der Wahrnehmung. In H. Mandl & H. Spada (Eds.), Wissenspsychologie (pp. 203-224). München: Urban & Schwarzenberg.

Wilkening, F., Levin, I., & Druyan, S. (1987). Children’s counting strategies for time quantification and integration. Developmental Psychology, 23, 823-831.

Levin, I., Wilkening, F., & Dembo, Y. (1984). Development of time quantification: Integration and nonintegration of beginnings and endings in comparing durations. Child Development, 55, 2160-2172.

Hemmer, K., Krämer, D., & Wilkening, F. (1983). Zur Entwicklung der analytischen Wahrnehmung: Ein Test der Separabilitätshypothese. Zeitschrift für Entwicklungpsychologie und Pädagogische Psychologie, 15, 89-100.

Wilkening, F. (1983). Children’s intuitions about time savings. Cahiers de Psychologie Cognitive, 3, 379-382.

Wilkening, F. (1983). Entwicklung der Informationsintegration: Eine Antwort auf Gigerenzers Kritik. Zeitschrift für Entwicklungspsychologie und Pädagogische Psychologie, 15, 207-215.

Wilkening, F. (1982). Children's knowledge about time, distance, and velocity interrelations. In W. J. Friedman (Ed.), The developmental psychology of time (pp. 87-112). New York: Academic Press.

Wilkening, F., & Anderson, N. H. (1982). Comparison of two rule-assessment methodologies for studying cognitive development and knowledge structure. Psychological Bulletin, 92, 215-237.

Wilkening, F. (1981). Integrating velocity, time, and distance information: A developmental study. Cognitive Psychology, 13, 231-247.

Wilkening, F. (1980). Development of dimensional integration in children’s perceptual judgment: Experiments with area, volume, and velocity. In F. Wilkening, J. Becker, & T. Trabasso (Eds.), Information integration by children (pp. 47-69). Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum.

Wilkening, F., Becker, J., & Trabasso, T. (Eds.) (1980). Information integration by children. Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum.

Wilkening, F. (1979). Combining of stimulus dimensions in children’s and adults’ judgments of area: An information integration analysis. Developmental Psychology, 15, 25-33.

Wilkening, F., Wilkening, K., & Sarris, V. (1979). Einführung in die Methodologie: Versuchsplanung. Erlangen/Tübingen: Deutsches Institut für Fernstudien.

Wilkening, F. (1978). Beachtung und Addition zweier Dimensionen: Eine Alternative zu Piagets Zentrierungsannahme. Zeitschrift für Entwicklungspsychologie und Pädagogische Psychologie, 10, 99-102.

Sarris, V., & Wilkening, F. (1977). On some nonparametric tests of predicted order. Biometrische Zeitschrift, 19, 339-345.

Wilkening, F. (1976). Entwicklungspsychologische Experimente zur Wahrnehmungs- und Urteilsrelativität (Psychologia Universalis, Band 35). Meisenheim: Hain.

Wilkening, F., & Sarris, V. (1975). Informations-Integration bei Kindern und Erwachsenen: Eine Überprüfung verschiedener psychophysischer Modelle. Zeitschrift für Psychologie, 19, 307-318.

Wilkening, F., Sarris, V., & Heller, O. (1972). Contrast effects in the child’s judgment of lifted weight. Psychonomic Science, 28, 207-208.