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Assistant Professor

Dr. Ann-Christin Posten

Phone +49-221-470-4924
Fax +49-221-470-1216

E-maila-c.posten(at)uni-koeln.de
AddressRichard-Strauss-Str. 2, 50931 Köln | Germany

Room 2.A04
Office hours by appointment

Research interests

Trust & distrust • Stereotyping & person judgment • Uncertainty reduction in judgment and decision-making • Information integration and memory processes • Social and non-social comparison processes • Behavioral economics

Publications

  • Amit, E., Koralnik, J., Posten, A.-C., Muethel, M., & Lessig, L. (in press). Institutional corruption revisited: Exploring open questions within the institutional corruption literature. Southern California Interdisciplinary Law Journal.
  • Steinmetz*, J., & Posten*, A.-C. (in press). Physical temperature affects response behavior. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology.  * shared first authorship
  • Miller, J. E., Amit, E., & Posten, A.-C. (2015). Behavioral economics. In H. ten Have (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Global Bioethics (pp. 1–6). Cham, Switzerland: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-05544-2_37-1
  • Posten, A.-C., Ockenfels, A., & Mussweiler, T. (2014). How activating cognitive content shapes trust: A subliminal priming study. Journal of Economic Psychology, 41, 12–19. doi:10.1016/j.joep.2013.04.002
  • Posten, A.-C., & Mussweiler, T. (2013). When distrust frees your mind: The stereotype-reducing effects of distrust. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 105, 567–584. doi:10.1037/a0033170

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Academic distinctions

  • Junior Start-Up Grant The role of social distance on trust and cooperation: Does self-other overlap hinder 'rational' decisions? (together with Pinar Uğurlar), awarded by C-SEB, University of Cologne, 2016
  • Seedcorn Grant, European Association of Social Psychology (EASP), 2015
  • Best Paper Award for the paper entitled "When distrust frees your mind: Cognitive effects of trust and distrust on stereotyping" co-authored with Thomas Mussweiler, European Social Cognition Network (ESCON), 2011

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