Pieter Koele (1947) is associate professor (retired) in the Department of
Psychology of the University of Amsterdam. After his retirement he continues
teaching and studying human judgement and decision making processes.
BSc (Psychology) 1970, University of Amsterdam
MSc (Psychology) 1974, University of Amsterdam
PhD (Psychology) 1982, University of Amsterdam
Pieter Koele specialised in methodology and decision making. In his work he
addresses both basic and applied issues. His research projects include the
methodology of studying multi-attribute evaluation problems, and the use of
Brunswik's lensmodel for studying non-linear, non-additive judgement strategies.
His applied projects focus on analysing decision processes of experts such as
dentists and psychiatrists.
He is the author of journal articles, books, book chapters, and reviews on
topics including statistics, psychometrics, methodology, and judgement and
decision making. He has been Judgement and Decision Making editor of Acta
Psychologica , and Secretary/Treasurer of the European Association for
Decision Making . He served on various Netherlands' Science Foundation
committees including Educational Psychology, Psychometrics, and Decision Making.
He has also been chairman of Ministry of Justice Advisory Committees for
research projects on Child Abuse and Eyewitness Reliability.
- Koele, P. (1980). The influence of labelled stimuli on nonlinear multiple
cue probability learning.Organizational Behavior and Human Performance,
- Brink, W.P. van den & P. Koele (1980). Item sampling, guessing and
decision-making in achievement testing. British Journal of Mathematical and
Statistical Psychology, 33 , 104-108.
- Koele, P. (1982). Calculating power in analysis of
variance. Psychological Bulletin, 92, 513-516.
- Koele, P. (1985). Die simultane Kontrolle des Alpha- und Beta-Fehlers bei
der statistischen Hypothesenprüfung. Zeitschrift für Sozialpsychologie,
- Westenberg, M.R.M. & P. Koele (1990). Response modes and decision
strategies. In K. Borcherding, O.I. Larichev & D.M. Messick
(Eds), Contemporary Issues in Decision Making . Amsterdam:
- Westenberg, M.R.M. & P. Koele (1994). Multi-attribute evaluation
processes: Methodological and conceptual issues. Acta Psychologica,
87 , 65-84.
- Koele, P. & Westenberg, M.R.M. (1995). A compensation index for
multi-attribute decision strategies. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review,
- Harte, J.M. & Koele, P. (1995). A comparison of different methods for
the elicitation of attribute weights: Structural modelling, process tracing and
self reports. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes,
- Harte, J.M. & Koele, P. (1997). Methodological and psychometric aspects
of process tracing research. In R. Ranyard, R.Crozier & O. Svenson
(Eds.), Decision Making: Cognitive Models and Explanations (pp. 21-34).
- Westenberg, M.R.M., Koele, P. & Kools, E. (1998). The treatment of
substance addicts: A Judgement Analysis of therapists' matching
strategies. Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, 5, 39-46.
- Witteman, C.L.M. & Koele, P. (1999). Explaining treatment
decisions. Psychotherapy Research, 9,100-114.
- Koele, P. & Hoogstraten, J. (1999). Determinants of dentists' decision
to initiate dental implant treatment: A judgement analysis. The Journal of
Prosthetic Dentistry, 81, 476-480.
- Harte, J.M. & Koele, P. (2001). Modelling and describing human judgement
processes: The multiattribute evaluation case. Thinking & Reasoning,
- Witteman, C.L.M., S. Renooij & P. Koele (2007). Medicine in words and
numbers: A cross sectional survey comparing probability assessment
scales. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, 7: 13 .
- Koele, P. & G. Dietvorst (2010). The internal validity of self-report
measures for intuitive and rational decision making. In A. Glöckner & C.
Witteman (Eds), Foundations for Tracing Intuition: Challenges and
Methods . Hove (UK): Psychology Press.
- Koele, P. (2011). Rationeel beslissingen nemen, kan dat? Quality
Practice Tandheelkunde, 7(3) , 8-11.
- Interuniversity Graduate School for Psychometrics and Sociometrics (IOPS)
- European Association for Decision Making (EADM)
- Society for Judgment and Decision Making (SJDM)
- Dutch Psychonomic Society (NVP)
- European Group for Process Tracing Studies of Decision Making (Egproc)