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Senior Research Fellow

Prof. Dr. Angela Dorrough

Phone +49-221-470-1525
Fax +49-221-470-1216
AddressRichard-Strauss-Str. 2, 50931 Köln | Germany

Room 2.A08
Office hours by appointment

Research interests

Social dilemma decision making • Behavioral economics • Stereotypes • Gender • Culture


  • Andersson, P. A., Vartanova, I., Västfjäll, D., Tinghög, G., Strimling, P., Wu, J., ...  & Eriksson, K. (2024). Anger and disgust shape judgments of social sanctions across cultures, especially in high individual autonomy societies. Scientific Reports14(1), 5591. [data and materials on OSF]

  • Saxler, F. M., Dorrough, A. R., Froehlich, L., Block, K., Croft, A., Meeuussen, L., Olsson, M., Schader, T., Schuster, C., van Grootel, S., van Laar, C., Atkinson, C., Benson-Greenwald, T., Birneanu, A., Cavojova, V., Cheryan, S., Chung, A. L. K., Danyliuk, I., Dar-Nimrod, I., , . . . Martiny, S. E. (2024). Did Descriptive and Prescriptive Norms About Gender Equality at Home Change During the COVID-19 Pandemic? A Cross-National Investigation. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, Advance online publication. [data and materials on OSF]

  • Dorrough, A. R., Köbis, N., Irlenbusch, B., Shalvi, S., & Glöckner, A. (2023). Conditional bribery: Insights from incentivized experiments across 18 nations. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America120(18), e2209731120. [data and materials on OSF] 

  • Walkowitz, G., Belianin, A. & Dorrough, A. R. (2022). Editorial: Inter-cultural cooperation: The role of attitudes, (shared) expectations, and behavioral standards. Frontiers in Psychology, 13, Article 1044588.

  • Frank, C., Dorrough, A. R., & Schneider, I. K. (2022). Ambivalence and adherence to preventive measures during the COVID-19 pandemic: Data from the U.S. and Germany. Data in Brief, 42, Article 108124.

  • Dorrough, A. R., Leszczyńska, M., Werner*, S., Schaeffer*, L., Simandi*, F., Galley*, A.-S., Akin*, E., Bachmann*, J., Bruske*, M., & Burghardt*, U. (2022). Equal performance, different grade: Women’s performance in discussion perceived worse than men’s. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 48(2) [data and materials on OSF] *The 3rd-10th author were students under the supervision of the first author.

  • Schäfer, S. J., Simsek, M., Jaspers, E., Kros, M., Hewstone, M., Schmid, K., Fell, B. F., Dorrough, A. R., Glöckner, A., & Christ. O. (2021). Dynamic contact effects: Individuals’ positive and negative contact history influences intergroup contact effects in a behavioral game. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.

  • Weiss, A., Dorrough, A. R., & Schmitz*, L. (2021). Analytic atheism in a low-religiosity culture: Examining the relationship between analytic thinking and religious belief in Germany. Personality and Individual Differences, 178, Article 110854. [data and materials on OSF] *The 3rd author was a student under the supervision of the second author.

  • Dorrough, A. R., Olsson, M. I. T., Froehlich, L., Glöckner, A., & Martiny, S. E. (2020). Does she compensate the victim while he punishes the perpetrator? No gender differences in anonymous economic games across 11 nations. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, 34(2), 261-274. [data and materials on OSF]

  • Froehlich, L., Olsson, M. I. T., Dorrough, A. R., & Martiny, S. E. (2020). Gender at work across nations: Men and women working in male‐dominated and female‐dominated occupations are differentially associated with agency and communion. Journal of Social Issues, 76(3), 484-511. [data and materials on OSF]

  • Jekel, M., Fiedler, S., Allstadt Torras, R., Mischkowski, D., Dorrough, A. R., & Glöckner, A. (2020). How to teach open science principles in the undergraduate curriculum — the Hagen Cumulative Science Project. Psychology Learning & Teaching, 19(1), 91-106.

  • Fiedler, S., Hellmann, D. M., Dorrough, A. R., & Glöckner, A. (2018). Cross-national in-group favoritism in prosocial behavior: Evidence from Latin and North America. Judgment and Decision Making, 13(1), 42-60.  [pdf]  [data and materials on OSF]

  • Dorrough, A. R. (2017). The Determinants of Intergroup Social Dilemma Behavior a Special Focus on Cross National Interactions. Doctoral Thesis published at Göttingen State and University Library.

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Academic distinctions

  • Leo-Spitzer-Prize for Junior Researchers (2022), awarded by the University of Cologne

  • Grant Preferential Selection of Women and Its Consequences for Group Decision-Making together with Andreas Glöckner, Monika Leszczynska (Maastricht University), and Madeline Heilman (New York University), awarded by C-SEB, University of Cologne, 2021-2022

  • Grant Nation-specific social preferences and their relation to cross-national cooperation together with Andreas Glöckner, awarded by the German Research Foundation (DFG Sachbeihilfe), 2022-2025

  • Funding for conducting a research project in the field of Gender research, awarded by the University of Hagen, 2017

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