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Postdoctoral Researcher

Dr. Farid Anvari
AddressRichard-Strauss-Str. 2, 50931 Köln | Germany

Office hours by appointment

Research interests

Smallest subjectively experienced difference • Positive and negative affect/mood • Meta-science • Judgment and decision making


  • Anvari, F., Kievit, R., Lakens, D., Pennington, C. R., Przybylski, A. K., Tiokhin, L., Wiernik, B.M., & Orben, A. (in press). Not all effects are indispensable: Psychological science requires verifiable lines of reasoning for whether an effect matters. Perspectives on Psychological SciencePreprint.

  • Anvari, F., Verdeș, D. D., & Marchiori, D. (2022). Percent framing attenuates the magnitude effect in a preference-matching task of intertemporal choice. PloS one17(1), Article e0262620.

  • Anvari, F., & Marchiori, D. (2021). Priming exploration across domains: does search in a spatial environment influence search in a cognitive environment?. Royal Society Open Science8(8), Article 201944. 

  • Anvari, F., & Lakens, D. (2021). Using anchor-based methods to determine the smallest effect size of interest. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 96, Article 104159.

  • Anvari, F., Olsen, J., Yiu, H. W., & Feldman, G. (2021). Misprediction of affective outcomes due to different evaluation modes: Replication and extension of two distinction bias experiments by Hsee and Zhang (2004). Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 96, Article 104052.

  • IJzerman, H., Lewis Jr, N. A., Przybylski, A. K., Weinstein, N., DeBruine, L., Ritchie, S. J., ... Anvari, F. (2020). Use caution when applying behavioural science to policy. Nature Human Behaviour. [preprint]

  • Anvari, F., Wenzel, M., Woodyatt, L., & Haslam, S. A. (2019). The social psychology of whistleblowing: An integrated model. Organizational Psychology Review, 9(1), 41-67. [preprint]

  • Lakens, D., Adolfi, F. G., Albers, C. J., Anvari, F., Apps, M. A. J., Argamon, S. E. … Zwaan, R. A. (2018). Justify your alpha: A response to “redefine statistical significance”. Nature Human Behaviour, 2(3), 168. [final print view] [pre-print]

  • Wenzel, M., Anvari, F., De Vel-Palumbo, M., & Bury, S. (2017). Collective apology, hope, and forgiveness. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 72, 75-87.

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