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Humboldt Fellow

Prof. Dr. Vaughn Becker

E-mailvaughn.becker(at)asu.edu
Address Richard-Strauss-Str. 2, 50931 Köln

AffiliationArizona State University, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering | USA

Research interests

Facial perception • Emotion • Attention and memory control • Evolutionary psychology • Stereotyping and prejudice • Agent-based modeling

Key Publications

  • Becker, D. V. (2017). Facial gender interferes with decisions about facial expressions of anger and happiness. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 146, 457–463. doi:10.1037/xge0000279
  • Becker, D. V., & Srinivasan, N. (2014). The vividness of the happy face. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 23, 189–194. doi:10.1177/0963721414533702
  • Sasaki, T., Becker, D. V., Janssen, M. A., & Neel, R. (2011). Does greater product information actually inform consumer decisions? The relationship between product information quantity and diversity of consumer decisions. Journal of Economic Psychology, 32, 391–398. doi:10.1016/j.joep.2011.02.010
  • Becker, D. V., Neel, R., & Anderson, U. S. (2010). Illusory conjunctions of angry facial expressions follow intergroup biases. Psychological Science, 21, 938–940. doi:10.1177/0956797610373374
  • Becker, D. V., Anderson, U. S., Neuberg, S. L., Maner, J. K., Shapiro, J. R., Ackerman, J. M., … Kenrick, D. T. (2010). More memory bang for the attentional buck: Self-protection goals enhance encoding efficiency for potentially threatening males. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 1, 182–189. doi:10.1177/1948550609359202

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Academic distinctions

  • Alexander von Humboldt Fellow, 2018-2020
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 2017-present

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