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Welcome to the Social Cognition Center Cologne

Ten Research Groups study a broad array of topics in Social Cognition.

The Social Cognition Center Cologne (SoCCCo) provides a dynamic research environment for the psychological study of human social behavior with an emphasis on underlying social cognitive processes. Ten research groups study a broad array of topics in social cognition, ranging from the dynamics of self-control to the ubiquity of social comparison and the intricacies of processing valenced information.

Most Recent SoCCCo Publications

SoCCCo in the Media

May 18, 2017 | APA
General Valence Asymmetry in Similarity | Summary of the recent APA Journal article by Alex Koch, Hans Alves, Tobias Krüger, and Christian Unkelbach | By APA Journals Article Spotlight®

Mar 2, 2017 | ZDF HEUTE
Innerlich Inventur machen | Wilhelm Hofmann on Lent and reasonable fasting | By Marie Eickhoff

Feb 19, 2017 | FAZ
Charakterkunde zu Neid: Das hässlichste Gefühl | Jan Crusius and Thomas Mussweiler on benign and malicious envy | By Katrin Hummel

Dec 30, 2016 | WDR
Das Leben als To-do-Liste | Wilhelm Hofmann on the pros and cons of bucket lists | By Ildiko Holderer

Dec 17, 2016 | QUIRKS & QUARKS
How to Convince a Conservative Climate Change Skeptic | Matthew Baldwin on tayloring message framing to the audience | By Bob McDonald

Dec 12, 2016 | LA TIMES
To Mobilize Trump's America for Environmental Protection, Invoke the Past | On the PNAS Paper "Past-focused environmental comparisons promote proenvironmental outcomes for conservatives" by Matthew Baldwin and Joris Lammers | By Melissa Healy

Most Food Tastes Better When We Prepare It Ourselves, Study Finds | Simone Dohle on the "IKEA effect" in food preparation | By Beckie Strum

Die Todsünde Neid: Analyse eine tabuisierten Gefühls | Jens Lange on envy as a taboo emotion | By Pia Rauschenberger