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Postdoctoral Researcher

Dr. Jens Lange
AddressRichard-Strauss-Str. 2, 50931 Köln | Germany

Room 2.B20
Office hours by appointment

Research interests

Social emotions (e.g., envy, pride, schadenfreude, anger, contempt)  • Functional approaches to emotions  • Measurement of emotions  • Social comparison


  • Schermer, J. A., Rogoza, R., Kwiatkowska, M. M., Kowalski, C. M., Aquino, S., Ardi, R., … Lange, J. … Krammer, G. (in press). Humor styles across 28 countries. Current Psychology.
  • Lange, J., Dalege, J., Borsboom, D., Van Kleef, G. A., & Fischer, A. H. (in press). Toward an integrative psychometric model of emotions. Perspectives on Psychological Science. [preprint]
  • Lange*, J., Hagemeyer*, B., Lösch, T., & Rentzsch, K. (in press). Accuracy and bias in the social perception of envy. Emotion. [data and materials on OSF] [preprint]  *equal contribution
  • Van Kleef, G. A., & Lange, J. (2020). How hierarchy shapes our emotional lives: Effects of power and status on emotional experience, expression, and responsiveness. Current Opinion in Psychology, 33, 148-153. [pdf] 
  • Van der Wal*, R. C., Sutton*, R. M., Lange, J., & Braga, J. P. N. (2018). Suspicious binds: Conspiracy thinking and tenuous perceptions of causal connections between co-occurring and spuriously correlated events. European Journal of Social Psychology, 48, 970-989. [pdf] [data and materials on OSF] *equal contribution
  • Lange, J., Blatz, L., & Crusius, J. (2018). Dispositional envy: A conceptual review. In V. Zeigler-Hill & T. K. Shackelford (Eds.), The SAGE handbook of personality and individual differences. Volume III: Applications of personality and individual differences (pp. 424–439). London, UK: SAGE.
  • Crusius*, J., & Lange*, J. (2017). How do people respond to threatened social status? Moderators of benign versus malicious envy. In R. H. Smith, U. Merlone, & M. K. Duffy (Eds.), Envy at work and in organizations (pp. 85–110). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.  *equal contribution
  • Crusius, J., & Lange, J. (2015). Envy. In M. Altman (Ed.), Real world decision making: An encyclopaedia of behavioral economics (pp. 122-123). Santa Barbara, CA: Greenwood.

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Academic distinctions

  • Return Stipend (LA 4029/2-1), Grant awarded by the German Research Foundation (DFG), 2019
  • "Keeping status: How superiors infer benign and malicious envy of subordinates and regulate it interpersonally" (LA 4029/1-1), Grant awarded by the German Research Foundation (DFG), 2017
  • Best Dissertation Award, Graduate School of the Faculty of Human Sciences of the University of Cologne, 2016
  • Three-month scholarship as Visiting Researcher at the University of British Columbia, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), 2015

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