I am Professor of Social Psychology at Universität Bielefeld in Germany. My research interests include social cognition and motivation, persuasion, social influence, stereotyping, and the role of affect and other subjective experiences in social judgment. Some applications and content areas of interest are advertising, law, sexual harassment and violence, and human-machine interaction.
I received my first degree in Psychology (Dipl.-Psych.) in 1986 and my PhD in 1990, both from Heidelberg University. As a postdoc, I was a Feodor Lynen Fellow at New York University in 1991-1992, and have held posts since then at Mannheim, Würzburg, Canterbury (UK), and Bielefeld. From 2007 to 2011, I served as founding editor-in-chief and later associate editor of the journal Social Psychology:
- 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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- Grau, I., & Bohner, G. (2014). Anchoring revisited: The role of the comparative question. PLoS ONE (expected publication date: 14 January 2014). doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0086056
- Diehl, C., Rees, J., & Bohner, G. (2012). Flirting with disaster: Short-term mating orientation and hostile sexism predict different types of sexual harassment. Aggressive Behavior, 38, 521-531. doi: 10.1002/ab.21444
- Bohner, G., & Dickel, N. (2011). Attitudes and attitude change. Annual Review of Psychology, 62, 391-417. doi: 10.1146/annurev.psych.121208.131609
- Bohner, G., Pina, A., Viki, G. T., & Siebler, F. (2010). Using social norms to reduce men's rape proclivity: Perceived rape myth acceptance of out-groups may be more influential than that of in-groups. Psychology, Crime and Law, 16, 671-693. doi: 10.1080/1068316X.2010.492349
- Heitland, K., & Bohner, G. (2010). Reducing prejudice via cognitive dissonance: Individual differences in preference for consistency moderate the effects of counter-attitudinal advocacy. Social Influence, 5, 164-181. doi: 10.1080/15534510903332261
- Bohner, G., Ahlborn, K., & Steiner, R. (2010). How sexy are sexist men? Women’s perception of male response profiles in the Ambivalent Sexism Inventory. Sex Roles, 62, 568-582. doi: 10.1007/s11199-009-9665-x
- Bohner, G., Echterhoff, G., Glaß, C., Patrzek, J., & Lampridis. E. (2010). Distress in response to infidelities committed by the partners of close others: Siblings versus friends. Social Psychology, 41, 223-229. doi: 10.1027/1864-9335/a000030
- Bohner, G., Dykema-Engblade, A., Tindale, R. S., & Meisenhelder, H. (2008). Framing of majority and minority source information in persuasion: When and how "consensus implies correctness." Social Psychology, 39, 108-116. doi: 10.1027/1864-93126.96.36.199
- Siebler, F., Sabelus, S., & Bohner, G. (2008). A refined computer harassment paradigm: Validation, and test of hypotheses about target characteristics. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 32, 22-35. doi: 10.1111/j.1471-6402.2007.00404.x
- Gerger, H., Kley, H., Bohner, G., & Siebler, F. (2007). The Acceptance of Modern Myths About Sexual Aggression Scale: Development and validation in German and English. Aggressive Behavior, 33, 422-440. doi: 10.1002/ab.20195
- Bohner, G., Siebler, F., & Schmelcher, J. (2006). Social norms and the likelihood of raping: Perceived rape myth acceptance of others affects men's rape proclivity. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 32, 286-297. doi: 10.1177/0146167205280912
- Bohner, G., Einwiller, S., Erb, H.-P., & Siebler, F. (2003). When small means comfortable: Relations between product attributes in two-sided advertising. Journal of Consumer Psychology, 13, 454-463. doi: 10.1207/S15327663JCP1304_12
- Abrams, D., Viki, G. T. N., Masser, B., & Bohner, G. (2003). Perceptions of stranger and acquaintance rape: The role of benevolent and hostile sexism in victim blame and rape proclivity. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 84, 111-125. doi: 10.1037/0022-35188.8.131.52
- Bohner, G., & Weinerth, T. (2001). Negative affect can increase or decrease message scrutiny: The affect interpretation hypothesis. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 27, 1417-1428. doi: 10.1177/01461672012711003
- Bohner, G., Bless, H., Schwarz, N., & Strack, F. (1988). What triggers causal attributions? The impact of valence and subjective probability. European Journal of Social Psychology, 18, 335-345. doi: 10.1002/ejsp.2420180404
- Schwarz, N., Bless, H., & Bohner, G. (1991). Mood and persuasion: Affective states influence the processing of persuasive communications. Advances in Experimental Social Psychology, 24, 161-199. doi: 10.1016/S0065-2601(08)60329-9
- Erb, H.-P., & Bohner, G. (2010). Consensus as the key: Towards parsimony in explaining minority and majority influence. In R. Martin & M. Hewstone (Eds.), Minority influence and innovation: Antecedents, processes and consequences (pp. 79-103). Hove, UK: Psychology Press.
- Schwarz, N., & Bohner, G. (2001). The construction of attitudes. In A. Tesser & N. Schwarz (Eds.), Blackwell handbook of social psychology, Vol. 1: Intraindividual processes (pp. 436-457). Oxford, UK: Blackwell.
- Bohner, G., Eyssel, F., Pina, A., Siebler, F., & Viki, G. T. (2009). Rape myth acceptance: Cognitive, affective, and behavioural effects of beliefs that blame the victim and exonerate the perpetrator. In M. A. H. Horvath & J. M. Brown (Eds.), Rape: Challenging contemporary thinking (pp. 17-45). Cullompton, UK: Willan.
Fakultät für Psychologie und Sportwissenschaft
Abteilung für Psychologie
- Phone: +49 (0)521 106-4437