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Chair Unkelbach Group | Allgemeine Psychologie II

Prof. Dr. Christian Unkelbach

Phone +49-221-470-2001
AddressRichard-Strauss-Str. 2, 50931 Köln | Germany

Room 1.A21
Office hours Mondays, 17.30-18.30 (Please register for the Office hours via Email)

Attention: There will be no office hours Oct 16.

Research interests

Social Cognition • Evaluative Judgments • Information Ecologies • Stereotypes and Prejudice • Evaluative Learning • Fluency Effects • Sport Psychology

Key Publications

  • Unkelbach, C., Alves, H., & Koch, A. (2020). Negativity bias, positivity bias, and valence asymmetries: Explaining the differential processing of positive and negative information. In: B. Gawronski (Ed.), Advances in Experimental Social Psychology (pp. 115-187). Cambridge, MA: Academic Press.

  • Unkelbach, C., Koch, A., & Alves, H. (2019). The Evaluative Information Ecology: On the frequency and diversity of “good” and “bad”. European Review of Social Psychology, 30, 216-270.

  • Unkelbach, C., Fiedler, K., Bayer, M., Stegmüller, M., & Danner, D. (2008). Why positive information is processed faster: The density hypothesis. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 95, 36–49.

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All Publications

Please find a full list of publications here.

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Academic distinctions

  • Grants:
    Speaker Research Unit FOR2150 "Relativity in Social Cognition" (DFG), 2017-2021
    Emmy Noether Research Grant, German Science Foundation (DFG), 2009-2013
    Feoder Lynen Research Scholarship, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, 2007-2008
    Fulbright Scholarship, Fulbright Commission, 1999-2000

  • Editor-in-Chief:
    Social Psychology (2013-2016)

  • Associate Editor:
    Journal of Personality and Social Psychology (2021-)
    Experimental Psychology (2011-2012)
    Social Psychology (2012-2013, 2016-2017)

  • Editorial boards:
    Journal of Personality and Social Psychology (2017-2020)
    Psychological Science (2012-2019)
    Experimental Psychology (2013-)
    Social Psychology (2017-)
    Social Psychology and Personality Science (2009-2015, 2018-2020)
    European Journal of Social Psychology (2007-2014)

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