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Doctoral Researcher

Dipl.-Psych. Lea Boecker

Phone +49-221-470-8346

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

Room 3.A01 / 4.B12
Office hours by appointment

Research interests

Social emotions • Schadenfreude • Facial emotion expressions • Embodiment • Consumer psychology


  • Lange*, J., & Boecker*, L. (in press). Schadenfreude as social-functional dominance regulator. Emotion.  [open data and material]  [preprint]  * shared first authorship
  • Topolinski, S., Boecker, L., Erle, T. M., Bakhtiari, G., & Pecher, D. (2017). Matching between oral inward–outward movements of object names and oral movements associated with denoted objects. Cognition and Emotion, 31, 3–18. doi:10.1080/02699931.2015.1073692
  • Topolinski, S., & Boecker, L. (2016). Minimal conditions of motor inductions of approach-avoidance states: The case of oral movements. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 145, 1589–1603. doi:10.1037/xge0000217
  • Topolinski, S., & Boecker, L. (2016). Mouth-watering words: Articulatory inductions of eating-like mouth movements increase perceived food palatability. Appetite,99, 112-120 . doi:10.1016/j.appet.2016.01.018
  • Boecker, L., Likowski, K. U., Pauli, P., & Weyers, P. (2015). The face of schadenfreude: Differentiation of joy and schadenfreude by electromyography. Cognition and Emotion, 29, 1117–1125. doi:10.1080/02699931.2014.966063

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