Psychology of Digitalisation


Prof. Dr. Malte Elson

Head of Psychology of Digitalisation

+41 31 684 40 95
D 264 (2. Stock)
Postal Address
Fabrikstrasse 8
3012 Bern
Consultation Hour
by arrangement

Selected Publications

Borgert, N., Reithmaier, O. D., Jansen, L., Hillemann, L., Hussey, I., & Elson, M. (2023). Home is where the smart is: Development and validation of the Cybersecurity Self-Efficacy in Smart Homes (CySESH) scale. In CHI '23: Proceedings of the 2023 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (Article No. 507).

Hallinan, D., Boehm, F., Külpmann, A., & Elson, M. (2023). Information Provision for Informed Consent Procedures in Psychological Research Under the General Data Protection Regulation: A Practical Guide. Advances in Methods and Practices in Psychological Science, 6(1).

Rohrer, J. M., Hünermund, P., Arslan, R. C., & Elson, M. (2022). That’s a lot to process! Pitfalls of popular path models. Advances in Methods and Practices in Psychological Science, 5(2).

Bordewieck, M., & Elson, M. (2021). The impact of inducing troubleshooting strategies via visual aids on performance in a computerized digital network task. Applied Cognitive Psychology.

Elson, M., Huff, M., & Utz, S. (2020). Meta science on peer review: Testing the effects of study originality and statistical significance in a field experiment. Advances in Methods and Practices in Psychological Science, 3(1), 53-65.

A comprehensive list of all contributions in journals, proceedings, and books can be found here.


An overview of current classes can be found here.

My spirit animal

The unicorn.

My pet peeve

Median Splits

Psychologist I would nominate as a tag team partner in a wrestling match against robots

B.F. Skinner