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Assistant Professor

Dr. Ann-Christin Posten

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

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


  • Posten, A.-C., & Steinmetz, J. (in press). Temperatur und Zustimmung - ein bisher unbekannter Zusammenhang. Einblicke für Praxis und Forschung. Praxis Der Rechtspsychologie.
  • Steinmetz, J., & Posten, A.-C. (2018). White lies and black lies: What they have in common and how they differ. In-Mind Magazine.  [full text]
  • Amit, E., Koralnik, J., Posten, A.-C., Muethel, M., & Lessig, L. (2017). Institutional corruption revisited: Exploring open questions within the institutional corruption literature. Southern California Interdisciplinary Law Journal, 26, 447–595.
  • Posten, A.-C., & Mussweiler, T. (2017). That certain something! Focusing on similarities reduces judgmental uncertainty. Cognition, 165, 121–125. doi:10.1016/j.cognition.2017.05.010
  • Steinmetz*, J., & Posten*, A.-C. (2017). Physical temperature affects response behavior. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 70, 294–300. doi:10.1016/j.jesp.2016.12.001 * 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
  • Mussweiler, T., & Posten, A.-C. (2012). Relatively certain! Comparative thinking reduces uncertainty. Cognition, 122, 236–240. doi:10.1016/j.cognition.2011.10.005

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