Dieter Thoma is Senior Researcher and Lecturer at the Chair of Psycholinguistics and Head of the Department of English. In his research, he is interested in language acquisition and (bilingual) language processing. He has been studying how (second) language processing interacts with cognitive, emotional and social processes in decision making and consumer behavior. He uses different experimental methods including reaction-time tasks, eye tracking and pupillometry as well as large-scale survey studies.
Dieter Thoma received his PhD in psycholinguistics in 2009 from the University of Mannheim and studied for his Diploma/