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Postdoctoral Researcher | Scientific Coordination of the Research Unit

Dipl.-Psych. Alexa Weiss

Phone +49-221-470-3440
Fax +49-221-470-1216

AddressRichard-Strauss-Str. 2, 50931 Köln | Germany

Room 2.A03
Office hours by appointment

Research interests

Moral judgment and moral behavior • Trust and distrust • Person perception • Psychology of religion • Sound-symbolism • Psycholinguistics


  • Weiss*, A., Burgmer*, P., & Mussweiler, T. (in press). Two-faced morality: Distrust promotes divergent moral standards for the self versus others. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. doi:10.1177/0146167218775693  * shared first authorship
  • Conway, P., Weiss, A., Burgmer, P., & Mussweiler, T. (2018). Distrusting your moral compass: The impact of distrust mindsets on moral dilemma processing and judgments. Social Cognition, 36, 345–380. doi:10.1521/soco.2018.36.3.345
  • Rom, S. C., Weiss, A., & Conway, P. (2017). Judging those who judge: Perceivers infer the roles of affect and cognition underpinning others' moral dilemma responses. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 69, 44–58. doi:10.1016/j.jesp.2016.09.007
  • Mussweiler, T., Michels, C., & Weiss, A. (2016). Reflections on comparison: The selective accessibility mechanism. In R. Deutsch, B. Gawronski, & W. Hofmann (Eds.), Reflective and impulsive determinants of human behavior (pp. 19–34). New York, NY: Psychology Press.
  • Fort, M., Weiss, A., Martin, A., & Peperkamp, S. (2013). Looking for the bouba-kiki effect in prelexical infants. In F. Ouni, F. Berthommier, & A. Jesse (Eds.), Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Auditory-Visual Speech Processing (pp. 71–76).

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