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Gerd Bohner

Gerd Bohner

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I am Professor of Social Psychology and Experimental Gender Research at the University of Bielefeld, Germany. My research interests include social cognition and motivation, attitudes and persuasion, social influence, stereotyping, and the role of affect and other subjective experiences in social judgment. Some applications and content areas I have worked with are advertising, law, and sexual aggression.

I received my first degree in Psychology (Dipl.-Psych.) in 1986 and my PhD in 1990, both from the University of Heidelberg. Since 1988 I have held academic positions at the University of Mannheim (Lecturer, 1988-1998); New York University (Feodor Lynen Fellow, 1991-1992); University of Würzburg (Deputy Professor, 1998); University of Kent (Senior Lecturer to Professor, 1998-2001); University of Bielefeld (Professor, 2001-present).

From 2007 to 2011, I served as founding editor-in-chief and later associate editor of the journal Social Psychology.
From 2015 to 2017, I was associate editor of the European Journal of Social Psychology.
From 2016 to 2019, I have been editor of the International Journal of Conflict and Violence, a fully on-line open-access journal (see ).

Primary Interests:

  • Aggression, Conflict, Peace
  • Applied Social Psychology
  • Attitudes and Beliefs
  • Emotion, Mood, Affect
  • Evolution and Genetics
  • Gender Psychology
  • Intergroup Relations
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Person Perception
  • Persuasion, Social Influence
  • Prejudice and Stereotyping
  • Social Cognition

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Courses Taught:

  • Advanced Statistics and Methodology
  • Attitudes and Persuasion
  • Attribution Theories
  • Conscious and Nonconscious Processing in Social Judgment
  • Emotion and Motivation
  • Introduction to Social Psychology
  • Moods and Emotions in Social Judgment
  • Process Models of Persuasion
  • Research Seminar in Social Psychology
  • Sexism
  • Social Influence
  • Social Influence by Minorities and Majorities
  • Social Judgment
  • Workshop in Social Cognition

Gerd Bohner
Fakultät für Psychologie und Sportwissenschaft
Universität Bielefeld
Abteilung für Psychologie
D-33501 Bielefeld

  • Phone: +49 (0)521 106-4437

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