Bjarne Schmalbach receives funding

May 2019 Sebastian Cancino Montecinos (Stockholm University), Simona Haásová (University of Vienna), and Bjarne Schmalbach receive funding from the EASP for a research project titled "Shared Reality as a Cognitive Process without Motivation" (volume: 2,370 €)

Funding in New DFG Research Group

December 2018 Gerald Echterhoff has just been awarded funding for a research project titled "How Interpersonal Communication Affects Communicators’ Memory: An Analysis of Cognitive and Motivational Processes" (36 months, approx. 264.000 €) in the new Research Group "Constructing Scenarios of the Past: A New Framework in Episodic Memory" (FOR2812 Speaker: Prof. Dr. Sen Cheng, Ruhr-University Bochum), funded by The German Research Foundation (DFG).

Funding from Successful DFG Excellence Cluster

November 2018 The application for new funding for the DFG Excellence Cluster "Religion und Politics: Dynamics of Tradition and Innovation" at WWU Münster has been successful! In the cluster, Mitja Back, Gerald Echterhoff, Olaf Müller, Detlef Pollack, Bernd Schlipphak will receive funding (705.000 €) for their project titled "Threat perceptions, feelings of belonging, acceptace of democratic sovereignty: A new European conflict line with religious implications?"

Bjarne Schmalbach receives travel grant

October 2018 Bjarne Schmalbach receives a travel grant from the DAAD (volume 1,542€) and a travel grant from the SPSP (volume $500) to visit the SPSP annual convention 2019 in Portland.

Gerald Echterhoff appointed Academy Fellow

April 2018 The Academy of Sciences and Arts of the Federal State (NRW) has elected Gerald Echterhoff as fellow (full regular member) of the Class of Humanities. The induction will take place at the Academy's annual celebration on May 16.

EJSP Special Issue on Forced Migration & Refugee Integration

March 2018 A Special Issue proposal on "The Social Psychology of Forced Migration and Refugee Integration" (guest-edited by Gerald Echterhoff, Jens Hellmann, Mitja Back, Victoria Esses, Ulrich Wagner) was selected in a competitive process for publication in the European Journal of Social Psychology (EJSP).

Expert advice from Gerald Echterhoff on WDR and NDR radio

Award by the Social Psych Division

September 2017 Anna Giesen has been awarded the poster award at this year's meeting of the the Social Psychology division of the German Association of Psychology for her poster "Do I really feel your pain? Comparing the effects of observed and personal ostracism" (co-authored by Gerald Echterhoff).

Gerald Echterhoff cited as expert in Swiss newspaper

August 2017 Gerald Echterhoff was interviewed for an article on flashbulb memories in the Swiss newspaper Zürcher Tagesanzeiger. See the article (in German) here.

new dfg research grant

March 2017 The German Research Foundation (DFG) has just awarded funding for a project titled "When Virtual Contact Is All You Need: The Effect of Facebook Reminders on Responses to Social Exclusion" to Gerald Echterhoff (funding period: 24 months, total volume approx. EUR 164.000).

ullrich wagner awarded a research grant from the german research foundation

December 2016 PD Dr. Ullrich Wagner has been awarded a research grant from the German Research Foundation (DFG) for a project entitled "Psychological Mechanisms of Socially Guided Memory Encoding and the Role of Oxytocin" (volume 210.000 EUR, including a full postdoctoral researcher position) for a duration of two years.

bjarne schmalbach receives award for his master's thesis

November 2016 Bjarne Schmalbach receives an award for his master's thesis on regulatory focus in health-specific contexts from the faculty for Applied Human Sciences at the University of Applied Sciences Magdeburg-Stendal.

judith knausenberger and colleagues awarded an EASP funded seedcorn grant

October 2016 Melika Janbakhsh (University of Exeter), Judith Knausenberger, Adrian Lüders (University of Salzburg) and Sohad Murrar (University of Wisconsin-Madison) receive funding from the EASP for a research project titled "Threat and Surveillance" (volume 2.000 €).

Interview on HR2 radio about memory biases

September 2016 Gerald Echterhoff talks about the susceptibility of human memory to distortion and social influence in an interview with Doris Renck on HR2 radio. Podcast

Interview with dpa

July 2016 On the occasion of Theresa May's inauguration as British prime minister, Gerald Echterhoff is interviewed by The German Press Agency (Deutsche Presse-Agentur, dpa) about gender differences in professional communication and leadership.

Upcoming symposium on the role of oxytocin in social cognition

June 2016 A symposium on "The role of oxytocin in social cognition and behavior: Current advances," co-organized by Michaela Pfundmair (LMU Munich), Gerald Echterhoff, and Shihui Han (Peking University), held in Munich on September 15-17, will receive funding (EUR 27.932) from the Sino-German Science Center, a joint venture of the DFG and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC). We are looking forward to the event!

Our research covered in lead story in DER SPIEGEL

January 2016 Research by Gerald Echterhoff und Isabel Lindner (University of Kassel) on false self-attributions of others' actions is reported in the lead story "Das eingebildete Leben" (The imagined life) in the German news magazine DER SPIEGEL (Issue 1/2016).

Tory Higgins receives award for 5-year cooperation with the lab

December 2015 After being nominated by Gerald Echterhoff, our close collaborator Tory Higgins from Columbia University (New York) will receive the prestigious Anneliese Maier Research Award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (host: Gerald Echterhoff). The award funds are made available over a period of five years to support research collaboration with colleagues in Germany. We are delighted about this opportunity for intensiying the collaboration!

Anna Giesen and colleagues awarded an EASP funded seedcorn grant

October 2015 Lara Ditrich (IWM Tübingen), Anna Giesen, and Janne Kaltiainen (Helsinki University) will receive funding from the EASP for a research project titled "Be innovative, but don't take it too far: testing boundary conditions of the leeway effect" (volume € 2.000)

new research grant for international research group

August 2015 Gerald Echterhoff, René Kopietz, Leonel Garcia-Marques (ISCTE Instituto Universitário de Lisboa) and Margarida Garrido (ISCTE IUL, PI) will receive funding from the Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia for a research project titled "Shared Representations: A Peek into the Collaborative Memory Toolbox" (volume approx. € 94.000)