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Postdoctoral Researcher

Dr. Alexandra Fleischmann

Alexandra Fleischmann

Phone +49-221-470-1189 or -1215
Fax +49-221-470-1216
AddressRichard-Strauss-Str. 2, 50931 Köln | Germany

Room 3.A01 / 2.B18
Office hours by appointment

Research interests

Morality • Gender • Social comparisons • Political psychology


  • Fleischmann, A. & Van Berkel, L. (in press). Gender disparities in middle authorship. Social Psychological Bulletin.
  • Fleischmann, A., Lammers, J., Diel, K., Hofmann, W., & Galinsky, A. D. (2021). More threatening and more diagnostic: How moral comparisons differ from social comparisons. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.
  • Fleischmann, A., Lammers, J., Conway, P., & Galinsky, A.D. (2020). Kant be compared: People high in social comparison orientation make fewer—not more—deontological decisions in sacrificial dilemmas. Social Psychological and Personality Science.
  • Sieverding, M., Ungar, N., Fleischmann, A., Lee, M., Zhang, H., Mohnke, M., … Weidner, G. (2020). Prevalence and frequency of self-management strategies among female cancer survivors: The neglected roles of social relations and conscious living. Supportive Care in Cancer, 28, 607-616.
  • Fleischmann, A., Sieverding, M., Hespenheide, U., Weiß, M., & Koch, S. C. (2016). See feminine – Think incompetent? The effects of a feminine outfit on the evaluation of women’s computer competence. Computers & Education, 95, 63–74.
  • Fleischmann, A., & Sieverding, M. (2013). Backlash. In M. A. Wirtz (Ed.), Dorsch - Lexikon der Psychologie (16th ed., p. 235). Bern, Switzerland: Verlang Hans Huber.
    Further contributions in the same volume: Bem Sex Role Inventory (BSRI) (p. 257), Femininität (p. 548), Geschlechterstereotype (p. 625), Geschlechtsrollen-Selbstkonzept (p. 625), Macho-Personality (p. 983), Maskulinität (p. 995), Personal Attributes Questionnaire (PAQ) (p. 1166).

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Academic distinctions

  • Post-summer school Seedcorn Grant Brilliance as deviance: Gender-role incongruity as another barrier for women's access to academic fields (together with Inna Ksenofontov, PI, Rotem Kahalom, and Boglárka Nyúl), awarded by the European Association of Social Psychology, 2019
  • Gender Research Grant Reactance drives (negative) attitudes towards gender-fair language (together with Ira Maschmann, PI), awarded by C-SEB, University of Cologne, 2018

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