Vassil Iotzov

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Vassil Iotzov

M. Sc. Psych.

Institute of Medical Psychology (IMP)
Heinrich-Hoffmann-Str. 10
Building 93A, Room A09
60528 Frankfurt am Main

Tel.: 069-6301 4059
Fax: 069-6301 7606


Curriculum Vitae

2017 PhD student at the Institute of Medical Psychology 
DFG-Project: "How Egoism modulates the Empathic Brain" (Prof. Grit Hein, Prof. Jochen Kaiser). 

2011 - 2017 Studies of Psychology (Bachelor & Master) at the Goethe-University Frankfurt, Germany 
Master thesis: "Cognitive Bias in Value Based Decision Making and a Possible Link to the various facettes of optimism" (Supervisor: Dr. Ulrike Basten-Wissel).

Research Interests

Neurophysiological representations of different motives

Value-based decision making



For my research, I use fMRI and behavioral methods in combination with cognitive modeling, especially sequential-sampling models like the diffusion decision model


2014 Deutschlandstipendium


2017 Experimental Internship for Bachelor Studends "General Psychology II" at the Institute of Psychology of Goethe University Frankfurt

2015 - 2016 Tutor for Research Methods and Statistics at the Institute of Psychology of Goethe University Frankfurt