Prof. Dr. Anne Gast
Office hours by appointment
Evaluative conditioning • Implicit measures • Implicit processes • Self regulation • Social influence • Learning by experience vs. learning by instruction • Gender and academic achievement • Learning and memory in educational contexts
- Van Dessel, P., Cone, J., & Gast, A. (in press). Powerful effects of diagnostic information on automatic and self-reported evaluation: The moderating role of memory recall. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin.
- Richter, J., Seffen, A., Benedict, T., & Gast, A. (in press). No evidence of consolidation of evaluative conditioning during waking rest and sleep. Cognition and Emotion. [Preregistrations and Data on OSF]
- Alves, H. Högden, F., Gast, A., Aust, F., & Unkelbach, C. (in press). Attitudes from mere co-occurrences are guided by differentiation. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.
- Van Dessel, P., De Houwer, J., Gast, A., Roets, A., & Smith, C. T. (in press). On the effectiveness of approach-avoidance instructions and training for changing evaluations of social groups. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. [Preregistrations, raw data, experimental and analytic scripts on OSF]
- Ruszpel, B., & Gast, A. (in press). Memory and preparedness in evaluative conditioning in a smell-taste paradigm. A registered report. Cognition and Emotion. [Registration and Materials on OSF] [Data and analyses on OSF]
- Benedict, T., & Gast, A. (in press). Evaluative conditioning with fear- and disgust-evoking stimuli: No evidence that they increase learning without explicit memory. Cognition and Emotion. https://doi.org/10.1080/02699931.2019.1646213
- Van Dessel, P., Cone, J., Gast, A., & De Houwer, J. (in press). The impact of valenced verbal information on implicit and explicit evaluation: The role of information diagnosticity, primacy, and memory cueing. Cognition and Emotion.
- Moran, T., Hughes, S. J., Hussey, I., Vadillo, M., Olson, M., Aust, ... Gast, A. ... & De Houwer, J. (2021). Incidental attitude formation via the surveillance task: A registered replication report of Olson and Fazio (2001). Psychological Science, 32(1), 120–131. https://doi.org/10.1177/0956797620968526
- Lammers, J., Crusius, J., & Gast, A. (2020). Correcting misperceptions of exponential coronavirus growth increases support for social distancing. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 117(28), 16264 - 16266. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.2006048117 [data on OSF]
- Gast, A., Richter, J., & Ruszpel, B. (2020). Is there evidence for unaware evaluative conditioning in a valence contingency learning task? Cognition and Emotion. https://doi.org/10.1080/02699931.2019.1652147 [Data and information on OSF]
- Benedict, T., Richter, J., & Gast, A. (2019). The influence of misinformation manipulations on evaluative conditioning. Acta Psychologica,194, 28-36. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.actpsy.2019.01.014
- Fleischmann, A., & Gast, A. (Eds.) (2019). Männer können nicht zuhören, Frauen können nicht einparken? Psychologische Forschung zu Geschlechterunterschieden und -stereotypen [Men don’t listen, women cannot park? Psychological research about gender differences and stereotypes] [Special Issue]. Das In-Mind Magazin, 10 (1).
- Gast, A. (2018). A Declarative Memory Model of evaluative conditioning. Social Psychological Bulletin, 13, e28590. https://doi.org/10.5964/spb.v13i3.28590
- Lammers, J., Gast, A., Unkelbach, C., & Galinsky, A. D. (2018). Moral character impression formation depends on the valence homogeneity of the context. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 9, 576-585. https://doi.org/10.1177/1948550617714585 [data on OSF]
- Lammers, J., & Gast, A. (2017). Stressing the advantages of female leadership can place women at a disadvantage. Social Psychology, 48, 28–39. https://doi.org/10.1027/1864-9335/a000292 [data on OSF]
- Richter, J., & Gast, A. (2017). Distributed practice can boost evaluative conditioning by increasing memory for the stimulus pairs. Acta Psychologica, 179, 1–13. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.actpsy.2017.06.007
- Gast, A.*, & Kattner, F.* (2016). Single-trial evaluative conditioning can be moderated by instructed forgetting. Learning & Behavior, 44, 260-269. https://doi.org/10.3758/s13420-016-0210-9
*both authors contributed equally
- Gast, A., Langer, S., & Sengewald, M.-A. (2016). Evaluative conditioning increases with temporal contiguity. The influence of stimulus order and stimulus interval on evaluative conditioning. Acta Psychologica, 170, 177–185. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.actpsy.2016.07.002
- Van Dessel, P., De Houwer, J., & Gast, A. (2016). Approach–avoidance training effects are moderated by awareness of stimulus–action contingencies. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 42, 81–93. https://doi.org/10.1177/0146167215615335
- Van Dessel, P., De Houwer, J., Gast, A., Smith, C. T., & De Schryver, M. (2016). Instructing implicit processes: When instructions to approach or avoid influence implicit but not explicit evaluation. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 63, 1–9. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jesp.2015.11.002
- Van Dessel, P., De Houwer, J., Roets, A., & Gast, A. (2016). Failures to change stimulus evaluations by means of subliminal approach and avoidance training. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 110, e1–e15. https://doi.org/10.1037/pspa0000039
- Gawronski, B., Gast, A., & De Houwer, J. (2015). Is evaluative conditioning really resistant to extinction? Evidence for changes in evaluative judgements without changes in evaluative representations. Cognition and Emotion, 29, 816–830. https://doi.org/10.1080/02699931.2014.947919
- Van Dessel, P., De Houwer, J., Gast, A., & Tucker Smith, C. (2015). Instruction-based approach-avoidance effects: Changing stimulus evaluation via the mere instruction to approach or avoid stimuli. Experimental Psychology, 62, 161–169. https://doi.org/10.1027/1618-3169/a000282
- Gast, A. (2014). What is learned, and when? Commentary on "The Musical Stroop Effect: Opening a new avenue to research on automatisms" by L. Grégoire, D. Perruchet, and B. Poulin-Charronnat (Experimental Psychology, 2013, Vol. 60, pp. 269–278). Experimental Psychology, 61, 71–74. https://doi.org/10.1027/1618-3169/a000206
- Spruyt, A., Klauer, K. C., Gast, A., De Schryver, M., & De Houwer, J. (2014). Feature-specific attention allocation modulates the generalization of recently acquired likes and dislikes. Experimental Psychology, 61, 85–98. https://doi.org/10.1027/1618-3169/a000228
- Zanon, R., Houwer, J. D., Gast, A., & Smith, C. T. (2014). When does relational information influence evaluative conditioning? The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 67, 2105–2122. https://doi.org/10.1080/17470218.2014.907324
- Gast, A., & De Houwer, J. (2013). The influence of extinction and counterconditioning instructions on evaluative conditioning effects. Learning and Motivation, 44, 312–325. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.lmot.2013.03.003
- Gast, A., Werner, B., Heitmann, C., Spruyt, A., & Rothermund, K. (2013). Evaluative stimulus (in)congruency impacts performance in an unrelated task: Evidence for a resource-based account of evaluative priming. Experimental Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1027/1618-3169/a000238
- Koranyi, N., Gast, A., & Rothermund, K. (2013). "Although quite nice, I was somehow not attracted by that person": Attitudes toward romantically committed opposite-sex others are immune to positive evaluative conditioning. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 4, 403–410. https://doi.org/10.1177/1948550612467037
- Voss, A., Rothermund, K., Gast, A., & Wentura, D. (2013). Cognitive processes in associative and categorical priming: A diffusion model analysis. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 142, 536–559. https://doi.org/10.1037/a0029459
- Gast, A., & De Houwer, J. (2012). Evaluative conditioning without directly experienced pairings of the conditioned and the unconditioned stimuli. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 65, 1657–1674. https://doi.org/10.1080/17470218.2012.665061
- Gast, A., De Houwer, J., & De Schryver, M. (2012). Evaluative conditioning can be modulated by memory of the CS-US pairings at the time of testing. Learning and Motivation, 43, 116–126. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.lmot.2012.06.001
- Gast, A., Gawronski, B., & De Houwer, J. (2012). Evaluative conditioning: Recent developments and future directions. Learning and Motivation, 43, 79–88. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.lmot.2012.06.004
- Zanon, R., De Houwer, J., & Gast, A. (2012). Context effects in evaluative conditioning of implicit evaluations. Learning and Motivation, 43, 155–165. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.lmot.2012.02.003
- Gast, A., & Rothermund, K. (2011). I like it because I said that I like it: Evaluative conditioning effects can be based on stimulus-response learning. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Behavior Processes, 37, 466–476. https://doi.org/10.1037/a0023077
- Gast, A., & Rothermund, K. (2011). What you see is what will change: Evaluative conditioning effects depend on a focus on valence. Cognition and Emotion, 25, 89–110. https://doi.org/10.1080/02699931003696380
- Rothermund, K., Gast, A., & Wentura, D. (2011). Incongruency effects in affective processing: Automatic motivational counter-regulation or mismatch-induced salience? Cognition and Emotion, 25, 413–425. https://doi.org/10.1080/02699931.2010.537075
- Gast, A., & Rothermund, K. (2010). When old and frail is not the same: dissociating category and stimulus effects in four implicit attitude measurement methods. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 63, 479–498. https://doi.org/10.1080/17470210903049963
- Rothermund, K., Teige-Mocigemba, S., Gast, A., & Wentura, D. (2009). Minimizing the influence of recoding in the Implicit Association Test: The Recoding-Free Implicit Association Test (IAT-RF). Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 62, 84–98. https://doi.org/10.1080/17470210701822975
- Gast, A. (2013). Evaluative Konditionierung. In C. Bermeitinger (Ed.), Paradigmen der Kognitiven Psychologie: Affektive Reize II (pp. 257–285). Berlin, Germany: Uni-Edition.
- Spruyt, A., Gast, A., & Moors, A. (2011). The sequential priming paradigm: A primer. In K. C. Klauer, A. Voss, & C. Stahl (Eds.), Cognitive methods in social psychology (pp. 48–77). New York, NY: Guilford Press.
- Lammers, J., & Gast, A. (2011). Power in the House. In T. V. Cascio & L. M. Martin (Eds.), House and psychology: Humanity is overrated. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.
- Emmy Noether Grant to fund a junior research group, DFG (German Research Foundation), from 2015 on
- University of Cologne Teaching Award (together with Jan Crusius, Fabia Högden, and Psychology Student Council) for introductory teaching program How does psychological science work?, 2020
- Member of Cluster of Excellence "ECONtribute: Markets and Public Policy
- PI, Executive Board Member, and Gender Equality Representative of C-SEB: Center of Social and Economic Behavior
- Associate Editor: Social Cognition (since 2018)
- DFG Research Unit (Forschergruppe, FOR 2150), The Interaction of the Evaluative Ecology and Comparative Processing (with Christian Unkelbach, PI), German Research Foundation, 2017
- DFG Research Unit (Forschergruppe, FOR 2150), The Influence of the Evaluative Ecology on Comparative Processing (with Christian Unkelbach, PI), German Research Foundation, 2014