Rationality Enhancement Group

The scientific mission of the Max Planck Research Group for Rationality Enhancement is to lay the cognitive and technological foundations for helping people become more effective.

We build rigorous computational models of cognitive growth, goal setting, and goal pursuit, and we translate the resulting insights into technologies and strategies for enhancing productivity, accelerating personal development, helping people set better goals, and making it easier for them to achieve them.

Our approach combines building and testing computational models of human learning and decision-making with developing intelligent systems for enhancing human rationality and evaluating them in field experiments.

Pillars of Rationality Enhancement

We are an independent research group within the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Tübingen, Germany.