Balazs Aczel, PhD

Balazs Aczel, Ph.D. (Univ. of Cambridge, UK) is an associate professor and vice dean for science at ELTE University, Budapest, Hungary

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  • 2006-2009 PhD, Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Cambridge, UK
  • 2001-2006 MA, Institute of Psychology, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary

 Scientific Interest

  • Research transparency, Improving the credibility of psychology research
  • Underlying cognitive processes of decision making
  • Decision improvement techniques, Choice architecture, Nudge techniques


  • 2016 – Institute of Psychology, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary, associate professor
    2011 – 09.2016 Institute of Psychology, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary senior lecturer
    2011 – 06.2011 KGRE University, Budapest, Hungary senior lecturer
    2009 – 09.2010 Research Centre for English and Applied Linguistics, Uni. of Cambridge,  research associate

Courses Taught & Other Faculty Services

  • Best Research Practices, Mathematical Statistics, Statistics in R, Philosophy of Science, History of Psychology, Scientific English in Use, Understanding Psychology as a Science, Presenting Experimental Results
  • Research Transparency Committee, chair


  • 2018- member, Society for Improving Psychological Science
  • 2018- fellow, Psychonomic Society
  • 2018- board member, Psychological Science Accelerator, Data and Methodology Committee

Grants and Awards

  • National Excellence Program 2012-2013, 2017-2018, 2018-2019
  • Hungarian Scientific Research Fund – OTKA 2013-2014
  • Hungarian State Eötvös Scholarship, 2007, 2008
  • Scholarship of the Republic of Hungary, 2004, 2005


OSF projects
Google Scholar Profile

 Main Publications

Non-academic Interest

–        genealogy research –        amateur chess
–        running, swimming –        classical music