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DFG Research Unit FOR 2150 | Phase 2 (2018 - 2022)

Relativity in Social Cognition

The Research Unit “Relativity in Social Cognition” investigates psychological relativity, with its core mechanism of social comparison and comparative thinking. We believe that relativity impacts social cognition and social behavior independently from specific contents. The Research Unit thereby provides a framework with high integrative potential within and well beyond social psychological research.


Prof. Dr. Christian Unkelbach

Selected Publications

  • Schneider. I. K. & Mattes, A. M. (accepted for publication). The effect of spatial distance between objects on categorization level. Psychonomic Bulletin and Review.


Relativity in Social Cognition
DFG Research Unit FOR 2150

Dr. Daniela Kussberger

Administrative Coordinator
Richard-Strauss-Str. 2
50931 Köln | GERMANY

Telephone +49-221-470-1192
Fax +49-221-470-1216
E-mail d.kussberger(at)