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Doctoral Researcher

M. Sc. Sarah Rom

Phone +49-221-470-7760

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

Room 1.A18
Office hours by appointment

Research interests

Judgments of truth • Fluency effects • Self and social perception • Moral judgments • Self-regulation and self-control • Lay beliefs


  • Rom, S. C., Weiss, A., & Conway, P. (in press). Judging those who judge: Perceivers infer the roles of affect and cognition underpinning others' moral dilemma responses. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology.
  • Unkelbach, C., & Rom, S. C. (in press). A referential theory of the repetition-induced truth effect. Cognition.
  • Critcher, C. R., Dunning, D., & Rom, S. C. (2015). Causal trait theories: A new form of person knowledge that explains egocentric pattern projection. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 108, 400–416. doi:10.1037/pspa0000019

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Academic distinctions

  • Junior Start-Up Grant The Vices and Virtues of Gossip in Everyday Life, awarded by the Center for Social and Economic Behavior (C-SEB), University of Cologne, 2016
  • Research Grant Balancing Labor and Leisure in Everyday Life, awarded by the UoC Forum Motivation, Self Control and Economic Behavior, University of Cologne, 2015
  • Junior Start-Up Grant True or False? The Brain's Fast Response to Truth, awarded by the Center for Social and Economic Behavior (C-SEB), University of Cologne, 2015
  • Research Scholarship (UC Berkeley), Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience, Maastricht University, 2012
  • Undergraduate and Graduate Fellowship, German National Merit Foundation, 2009-2012

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