News

 

--- July 2019

New paper online! 
Ozimek, P., & Bierhoff, H.W. (in press). All my online-friends are better than me – three studies about ability-based comparative social media use, self-esteem, and depressive tendencies. Behaviour & Information Technology, 2019-07-12.
DOI: 
https://doi.org/10.1080/0144929X.2019.1642385. For the PDF see here: https://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/VIQSRBACMBDZEBAF9RQJ/full?target=10.1080/0144929X.2019.1642385

Heike Splieth has joined our team as new office manager. Heike will support the unit in all administrative aspects regarding teaching, research projects, and general administrative aspects. Welcome to our team!

Kim Babel has joined our team as research assistant.


 

--- June 2019

Phillip Ozimek received the faculty teaching award for the category of "best seminar design" during the 2019/20 winter term. Congratulations, Philip!

On June 21, Lusine Grigoryan successfully defended her PhD thesis "Beyond Us vs. Them: Explaining Intergroup Bias in Multiple Categorization" at Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS). The examination board, consisting of Prof. Dr. Klaus Boehnke, Prof. Dr. Christopher Cohrs, Prof. Dr. Ulrich Kühnen, Prof. Dr. Michael Bender, Prof. Dr. Mandy Boehnke, Dr. Dora Simunovic, and Ms. Malgorzata Jakubowska, unanimously decided on a "pass with distinction", which is awarded at BIGSSS for "a particularly outstanding performance". Congratulations, Lusine!

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Stephen Murphy has joined our team as a postdoctoral researcher. Stephen will start his work on a three-year ORA research project on "Hedonic Compensation," a bi-national project together with Lotte Van Dillen, Henk van Steenbergen, and Floor van Meer at Leiden University. You can find more information on his research and past work here.

 

--- May 2019

Lusine Grigoryan and Grace Larson have joined our team as postdoctoral researchers.

Grace Larson continues her work on the ORA research project on "Implicit Partner Evaluations," a bi-national project together with Francesca Righetti and Ruddy Faure at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU). You can find more information on her research and past work here.

Lusine Grigoryan begins a new 3-year Research Associate position in our unit and continues her work on intergroup relations and prejudice. Read more about her research and past work here.

 

--- April 2019

Katharina Diel and Sonja Grelle have joined our team as doctoral researchers in April.

Katharina Diel will continue her work on the DFG research project "Pushing, Coasting, Disengaging: How Social Comparison Impacts Self-Regulation" as part of the research unit "Relativity in Social Cognition". Read more about her research and past work here.

Sonja Grelle is embarking on a new 3-year PhD project in our unit working on themes related to behavioral economics and morality. You can find more information on her research and past work here.

 

--- March 2019

Wilhelm Hofmann has been appointed Professor of Social Psychology (see faculty news here)

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