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Postdoctoral Researcher

Dr. Matthew Baldwin

Phone +49-221-470-1101
Fax +49-221-470-1216
Personal webpage

AddressRichard-Strauss-Str. 2, 50931 Köln, Germany | Room 3.A01
Office hours by appointment

Research interests

Self and identity • Temporal self-comparison • Nostalgia • Authenticity • Conceptual metaphor • Meaning in life • Existential psychology • Quantitative methods


  • Baldwin, M., & Mussweiler, T. (in press). The culture of social comparison. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. doi:10.1073/pnas.1721555115
  • Baldwin, M., White, M. H., & Sullivan, D. (2018). Nostalgia for America's past can buffer collective guilt. European Journal of Social Psychology. doi:10.1002/ejsp.2348
  • Lammers, J., & Baldwin, M. (2018). Past-focused temporal communication overcomes conservatives' resistance to liberal political ideas. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 114, 599-619. doi:10.1037/pspi0000121  [data on OSF]
  • Baldwin, M., & Lammers, J. (2016). Past-focused environmental comparisons promote proenvironmental outcomes for conservatives. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 113, 14953–14957. doi:10.1073/pnas.1610834113
  • Baldwin, M., Biernat, M., & Landau, M. J. (2015). Remembering the real me: Nostalgia offers a window to the intrinsic self. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 108, 128–147. doi:10.1037/a0038033
  • Baldwin, M., & Landau, M. J. (2014). Exploring nostalgia's influence on psychological growth. Self and Identity, 13, 162–177. doi:10.1080/15298868.2013.772320
  • Baldwin, M., Keefer, L. A., Gravelin, C. R., & Biernat, M. (2013). Perceived importance of cross-race targets facilitates recall: Support for a motivated account of face memory. Group Processes & Intergroup Relations, 16, 505–515. doi:10.1177/1368430212460893
  • Shapiro, J. R., Baldwin, M., Williams, A. M., & Trawalter, S. (2011). The company you keep: Fear of rejection in intergroup interaction. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 47, 221–227. doi:10.1016/j.jesp.2010.10.006

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Academic distinctions

  • Junior Start-Up Grant Exploring the influence of political orientation and temporal focus on pro-environmental attitudes and behaviors, awarded by C-SEB, University of Cologne, 2015
  • Center for Teaching Excellence Course Transformation Grant, University of Kansas, 2015
  • Award for Basic Research in Social Psychology, University of Kansas, 2011, 2013, 2014
  • Student Poster Award Finalist and Honorable Mention, Society for Personality and Social Psychology, 2011
  • Graduate Student Research Competition, 3rd Place, University of Kansas, 2010
    Student Travel Award, Society for Personality and Social Psychology, 2009

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