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In press

  • Alves, H., Ugurlar, P., & Unkelbach, C. (in press). Typical is trustworthy – Evidence for a generalized heuristic. Social Psychological and Personality Science.
  • Ruessmann, J., & Unkelbach, C. (in press). Rational dictators in the dictator game are seen as cold and agentic but not intelligent. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin.
  • Unkelbach, C., Koch, A., Alves, H. (in press). Explaining negativity dominance without processing bias. Trends in Cognitive Sciences.
  • Nicolas, G., Fiske, S. T., Koch, A., Imhoff, R., Unkelbach, C., Terache, J., Carrier, A., Yzerbyt, V. (in press). Relational versus structural goals prioritize different social Information. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.

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2021

  • Högden, F., & Unkelbach, C. (2021). The role of relational qualifiers in Attribute Conditioning: Does disliking an athletic person make you unathletic? Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 47, 643-656. https://doi.org/10.1177/0146167220945538
  • Moran, T., Hughes, S. J., Hussey, I., Vadillo, M., Olson, M., Aust, ... Unkelbach, C. ... & De Houwer, J. (2021). Incidental attitude formation via the surveillance task: A registered replication report of Olson and Fazio (2001). Psychological Science, 32(1), 120–131. https://doi.org/10.1177/0956797620968526
  • Speckmann, F. & Unkelbach, C. (2021). Moses, money, and multiple-choice: The Moses illusion in a multiple-choice format with high incentives. Memory & Cognition, 49, 843-862. https://doi.org/10.3758/s13421-020-01128-z

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2020

  • Alves, H. Högden, F., Gast, A., Aust, F., & Unkelbach, C. (2020). Attitudes from mere co-occurrences are guided by differentiation. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 119, 560-581. https://doi.org/10.1037/pspa0000193
  • De keersmaecker, J., Dunning, D. A., Pennycook, G., Rand, D. G., Sanchez, C., Unkelbach, C., & Roets, A. (2020). Investigating the robustness of the illusory truth effect across individual differences in cognitive ability, need for cognitive closure, and cognitive style. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 46, 204-215. https://doi.org/10.1177/0146167219853844
  • Högden, F., Stahl, C., & Unkelbach, C. (2020). Similarity-based and rule-based generalization in the acquisition of attitudes via evaluative conditioning. Cognition & Emotion, 34, 105-127. https://doi.org/10.1080/02699931.2019.1588709
  • Koch, A., Imhoff, R., Unkelbach, C., Nicolas, G., Fiske, S. Terache, J., Carrier, A., Yzerbyt, V. (2020). Groups' warmth is a personal matter: Understanding consensus on stereotype dimensions reconciles adversarial models of social evaluation. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 89, 103995. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jesp.2020.103995
  • Landy, J. F., Jia, M., Ding, I. L., Viganola, D., Tierney, W., … Ruessmann, J., … Uhlmann, E. L. (2020). Crowdsourcing hypothesis tests: Making transparent how design choices shape research results. Psychological Bulletin, 146, 451–479. https://doi.org/10.1037/bul0000220
  • Unkelbach, C., & Fiedler, K. (2020). The challenge of diagnostic inferences from implicit measures: The case of non-evaluative influences in the evaluative priming paradigm. Social Cognition, 38, 208-222. https://doi.org/10.1521/soco.2020.38.supp.s208

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2019

  • Alves, H., & Mata, A. (2019). The redundancy in cumulative information and how it biases impressions. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 117, 1035-1060. https://doi.org/10.1037/pspa0000169
  • Alves, H., Koch, A., & Unkelbach, C. (2019). The differential similarity of positive and negative information—An affect-induced processing outcome? Cognition and Emotion, 33, 1224-1238. https://doi.org/10.1037/pspa0000169
  • Unkelbach, C., Koch, A., & Alves, H. (2019). The evaluative information ecology: On the frequency and diversity of “good” and “bad”. European Review of Social Psychology30, 216-270. https://doi.org/10.1080/10463283.2019.1688474
  • Unkelbach, C., Koch, A. S., Silva, R. R., & Garcia-Marques, T. (2019). Truth by repetition: Explanations and implications. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 28, 247-253. https://doi.org/10.1177/0963721419827854
  • Unkelbach, C., & Högden, F. (2019). Why does George Clooney make coffee sexy? The case for Attribute Conditioning. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 28, 540-546. https://doi.org/10.1177/0963721419859354

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2018

  • Gräf, M., & Unkelbach, C. (2018). Halo effects from agency behaviors and communion behaviors depend on social context: Why technicians benefit more from showing tidiness than nurses do. European Journal of Social Psychology, 48, 701-717. https://doi.org/10.1002/ejsp.2353
  • Högden, F., Hütter, M., & Unkelbach, C. (2018). Does evaluative conditioning depend on awareness? Evidence from a continuous flash suppression paradigm. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 44, 1641-1657. https://doi.org/10.1037/xlm0000533
  • Imhoff, R., Koch, A., & Flade, F. (2018). (Pre)occupations: A data-driven model of jobs and its consequences for categorization and evaluation. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 77, 76–88. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jesp.2018.04.001
  • Lammers, J., Gast, A., Unkelbach, C., & Galinsky, A. D. (2018). Moral character impression formation depends on the valence homogeneity of the context. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 9, 576-585. https://doi.org/10.1177/1948550617714585
  • Silberzahn, R., Uhlmann, Eric Luis, Martin, D., Anselmi, P., Aust, F., Awtrey, E., … Högden, F. … Nosek, B. (2018). Many analysts, one dataset: Making transparent how variations in analytical choices affect results. Advances in Methods and Practices in Psychological Science, 1, 337-356. https://doi.org/10.17605/OSF.IO/QKWST
  • Unkelbach, C., & Greifender, R. (2018). Experiential fluency and declarative advice jointly inform judgments of truth. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 79, 78-86. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jesp.2018.06.010

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2017

  • Alves, H., Koch, A., & Unkelbach, C. (2017). The "common good" phenomenon: Why similarities are positive and differences are negative. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 146, 512–528. https://doi.org/10.1037/xge0000276
  • Alves*, H., Koch*, A. S., & Unkelbach, C. (2017). Why good is more alike than bad: Processing implications. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 21, 72–82. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tics.2016.12.006  * shared first authorship
  • Imhoff, R., & Koch, A. (2017). How orthogonal are the Big Two of social perception? On the curvilinear relation between agency and communion. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 12, 122–137. https://doi.org/10.1177/1745691616657334
  • Lammers, J., Koch, A., Conway, P., & Brandt, M. J. (2017). The political domain appears simpler to the politically extreme than to political moderates. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 8, 612-622. https://doi.org/10.1177/1948550616678456  [data on OSF]
  • Schofield, T. P., Unkelbach, C., & Denson, T. F. (2017). Alcohol consumption increases bias to shoot at Middle Eastern but not White targets. Group Processes & Intergroup Relations, 20, 202–215. https://doi.org/10.1177/1368430215603461

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2016

  • Alves, H., Koch, A., & Unkelbach, C. (2016). My friends are all alike — the relation between liking and perceived similarity in person perception. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 62, 103–117. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jesp.2015.10.011
  • Förderer, S., & Unkelbach, C. (2016). Changing US attributes after CS-US pairings changes CS-attribute-assessments: Evidence for CS-US associations in attribute conditioning. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 42, 350–365. https://doi.org/10.1177/0146167215626705
  • Gräf, M., & Unkelbach, C. (2016). Halo effects in trait assessment depend on information valence: Why being honest makes you industrious, but lying does not make you lazy. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 42, 290–310. https://doi.org/10.1177/0146167215627137
  • Hansen, J., Alves, H., & Trope, Y. (2016). Psychological distance reduces literal imitation: Evidence from an imitation-learning paradigm. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 42, 320–330. https://doi.org/10.1037/xhp0000150
  • Koch, A. S., & Imhoff, R. (2016). Towards an ecologically valid model of spontaneous stereotypes about groups. The Brunswik Society Newsletter, 31, 25–27.
  • Koch*, A., Imhoff*, R., Dotsch, R., Unkelbach, C., & Alves, H. (2016). The ABC of stereotypes about groups: Agency/socioeconomic success, conservative–progressive beliefs, and communion. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 110, 675–709. https://doi.org/10.1037/pspa0000046 * shared first authorship

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2015

  • Alves, H., Unkelbach, C., Burghardt, J., Koch, A. S., Krüger, T., & Becker, V. D. (2015). A density explanation of valence asymmetries in recognition memory. Memory & Cognition, 43, 896–909. https://doi.org/10.3758/s13421-015-0515-5
  • Fasold, F., Memmert, D., & Unkelbach, C. (2015). A theory-based intervention to prevent calibration effects in serial sport performance evaluations. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 18, 47–52. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psychsport.2015.01.001
  • Fiedler, K., Hofferbert, J., Woellert, F., Krüger, T., & Koch, A. S. (2015). The tragedy of democratic decision making. In J. P. Forgas, K. Fiedler, & W. D. Crano (Eds.), Social psychology and politics (pp. 193–208). New York, NY: Taylor & Francis.
  • Förderer, S., & Unkelbach, C. (2015). Attribute conditioning: Changing attribute-assessments through mere pairings. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 68, 144–164. https://doi.org/10.1080/17470218.2014.939667
  • Garcia-Marques, T., Silva, R. R., Reber, R., & Unkelbach, C. (2015). Hearing a statement now and believing the opposite later. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 56, 126–129. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jesp.2014.09.015
  • Memmert, D., Plessner, H., Hüttermann, S., Froese, G., Peterhänsel, C., & Unkelbach, C. (2015). Collective fit increases team performances: Extending regulatory fit from individuals to dyadic teams. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 45, 274–281. https://doi.org/10.1111/jasp.12294
  • Newman, E. J., Garry, M., Unkelbach, C., Bernstein, D. M., Lindsay, D. S., & Nash, R. A. (2015). Truthiness and falsiness of trivia claims depend on judgmental contexts. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 41, 1337–1348. https://doi.org/10.1037/xlm0000099
  • Rieger, D., Frischlich, L., Högden, F., Kauf, R., Schramm, K., & Tappe, E. (2015). Appreciation in the face of death: Meaningful films buffer against death-related anxiety. Journal of Communication, 65, 351–372. https://doi.org/10.1111/jcom.12152

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2014

  • Fiedler, K., & Unkelbach, C. (2014). Regressive judgment: Implications of a universal property of the empirical world. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 23, 361–367. https://doi.org/10.1177/0963721414546330
  • Förderer, S., & Unkelbach, C. (2014). The moderating role of attribute accessibility in conditioning multiple specific attributes. European Journal of Social Psychology, 44, 69–81. https://doi.org/10.1002/ejsp.1994
  • Krüger, T., Fiedler, K., Koch, A. S., & Alves, H. (2014). Response category width as a psychophysical manifestation of construal level and distance. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 40, 501–512. https://doi.org/10.1177/0146167213517009
  • Matovic, D., Koch, A., & Forgas, J. P. (2014). Can negative mood improve language understanding? Affective influences on the ability to detect ambiguous communication. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 52, 44–49. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jesp.2013.12.003

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2013

  • Förderer, S., & Unkelbach, C. (2013). On the stability of evaluative conditioning effects: The role of identity memory, valence memory, and evaluative consolidation. Social Psychology, 44, 380–389. https://doi.org/10.1027/1864-9335/a000150
  • Forgas, J. P., & Koch, A. (2013). Mood effects on cognition. In M. Robinson, E. Watkins, & E. Harmon-Jones (Eds.), Handbook of emotion and cognition (pp. 231–252). New York, NY: Guilford Press.
  • Greifeneder, R., & Unkelbach, C. (2013). Experiencing thinking. In C. Unkelbach & R. Greifeneder (Eds.), The experience of thinking: How the fluency of mental processes influences cognition and behaviour (pp. 1–7). New York, NY: Psychology Press.
  • Koch, A., Forgas, J. P., & Goldenberg, L. (2013). In the mood to break the rules: Happiness promotes language abstraction and transgression of conversation norms. In J. P. Forgas, O. Vincze, & J. László (Eds.), Social cognition and communication (pp. 83–100). New York, NY: Psychology Press.
  • Koch, A., Forgas, J. P., & Matovic, D. (2013). Can negative mood improve your conversation? Affective influences on conforming to Grice’s communication norms. European Journal of Social Psychology, 43, 326–334. https://doi.org/10.1002/ejsp.1950
  • Unkelbach, C., & Greifeneder, R. (2013). A general model of fluency effects in judgment and decision making. In C. Unkelbach & R. Greifeneder (Eds.), The experience of thinking: How the fluency of mental processes influences cognition and behaviour (pp. 11–32). New York, NY: Psychology Press.
  • Unkelbach, C., & Greifeneder, R. (2013). The experience of thinking: How the fluency of mental processes influences cognition and behaviour. New York, NY: Psychology Press.
  • Unkelbach, C., & Greifeneder, R. (2013). Thinking about "experiences of thinking": Fluency in six principles. In C. Unkelbach & R. Greifeneder (Eds.), The experience of thinking: How the fluency of mental processes influences cognition and behaviour (pp. 257–261). New York, NY: Psychology Press.

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2012

  • Hütter, M., Sweldens, S., Stahl, C., Unkelbach, C., & Klauer, K. C. (2012). Dissociating contingency awareness and conditioned attitudes: Evidence of contingency-unaware evaluative conditioning. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 141, 539–557. https://doi.org/10.1037/a0026477
  • Koch, A., & Forgas, J. P. (2012). Feeling good and feeling truth: The interactive effects of mood and processing fluency on truth judgments. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 48, 481–485. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jesp.2011.10.006
  • Unkelbach, C., Ostheimer, V., Fasold, F., & Memmert, D. (2012). A calibration explanation of serial position effects in evaluative judgments. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 119, 103–113. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.obhdp.2012.06.004

2011

  • Fiedler, K., Freytag, P., & Unkelbach, C. (2011). Great oaks from giant acorns grow: How causal-impact judgments depend on the strength of a cause. European Journal of Social Psychology, 41, 162–172. https://doi.org/10.1002/ejsp.750
  • Fiedler, K., & Unkelbach, C. (2011). Lottery attractiveness and presentation mode of probability and value information. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, 24, 99–115. https://doi.org/10.1002/bdm.685
  • Förderer, S., & Unkelbach, C. (2011). Beyond evaluative conditioning! Evidence for transfer of non-evaluative attributes. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 2, 479–486. https://doi.org/10.1177/1948550611398413
  • Guastella, A. J., Kenyon, A. R., Unkelbach, C., Alvares, G. A., & Hickie, I. B. (2011). Arginine Vasopressin selectively enhances recognition of sexual cues in male humans. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 36, 294–297. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psyneuen.2010.07.023

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2010

  • Memmert, D., Unkelbach, C., & Ganns, S. (2010). The impact of regulatory fit on performance in an inattentional blindness paradigm. Journal of General Psychology, 137, 129–139. https://doi.org/10.1080/00221301003645061
  • Unkelbach, C., Goldenberg, L., Müller, N., Sobbe, G., & Spannaus, N. (2010). A shooter bias in Germany against people wearing Muslims headgear. International Review of Social Psychology, 22, 181–201.
  • Unkelbach, C., & Memmert, D. (2010). Crowd noise as a cue in referee decisions contributes to the home advantage. Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology, 32, 483–498.
  • Unkelbach, C., Schneider, H., Gode, K., & Senft, M. (2010). A turban effect, too: Selection biases against women wearing Muslim headscarves. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 1, 378–383. https://doi.org/10.1177/1948550610378381
  • Unkelbach, C., von Hippel, W., Forgas, J. P., Robinson, M. D., Shakarchi, R. J., & Hawkins, C. (2010). Good things come easy: Subjective exposure frequency and the faster processing of positive information. Social Cognition, 28, 538–555. https://doi.org/10.1521/soco.2010.28.4.538

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2009

  • Fiedler, K., Blümke, M., & Unkelbach, C. (2009). Exerting control over allegedly automatic associative processes. In J. P. Forgas, R. F. Baumeister, & D. M. Tice (Eds.), Psychology of self-regulation: Cognitive, affective, and motivational processes (pp. 249–269). New York, NY: Psychology Press.
  • Fiedler, K., Unkelbach, C., & Freytag, P. (2009). On splitting and merging categories: A regression account of subadditivity. Memory & Cognition, 37, 383–393. https://doi.org/10.3758/MC.37.4.383
  • Forgas, J. P., Goldenberg, L., & Unkelbach, C. (2009). Can bad weather improve your memory? An unobtrusive field study of natural mood effects on real-life memory. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 45, 254–257. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jesp.2008.08.014
  • Plessner, H., Unkelbach, C., Memmert, D., Baltes, A., & Kolb, A. (2009). Regulatory fit as a determinant of sport performance: How to succeed in a soccer penalty-shooting. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 10, 108–115. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psychsport.2008.02.001
  • Stahl, C., & Unkelbach, C. (2009). Evaluative learning with single versus multiple unconditioned stimuli: The role of contingency awareness. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Behavior Processes, 35, 286–291. https://doi.org/10.1037/a0013255
  • Stahl, C., Unkelbach, C., & Corneille, O. (2009). On the respective contributions of awareness of unconditioned stimulus valence and unconditioned stimulus identity in attitude formation through evaluative conditioning. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 97, 404–420. https://doi.org/10.1037/a0016196
  • Unkelbach, C., Plessner, H., & Memmert, D. (2009). "Fit" in sports: Self-regulation and athletic performances. In J. P. Forgas, R. F. Baumeister, & D. M. Tice (Eds.), Psychology of self-regulation: Cognitive, affective, and motivational processes (pp. 93–105). New York, NY: Psychology Press.
  • Unkelbach, C., Plessner, H., & Haar, T. (2009). Soziale Kognitionen im Sport [Social Cognition in Sports]. In W. Schlicht & B. Strauss (Eds.), Enzyklopädie der Psychologie, Themenbereich D – Praxisgebiete, Serie V, Sportpsychologie: Band 1: Grundlagen der Sportpsychologie (pp. 681–717). Göttingen, Germany: Hogrefe.

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2008

  • Brand, R., Plessner, H., & Unkelbach, C. (2008). Basic psychological processes underlying referees' decision-making. In P. Andersson, P. Ayton, & C. Schmidt (Eds.), Myths and facts about football: The economics and psychology of the world's greatest sport (pp. 173–190). Newcastle, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
  • Fiedler, K., Blümke, M., Freytag, P., Unkelbach, C., & Koch, S. (2008). A semiotic approach to understanding the role of communication in stereotyping. In Y. Kashima, K. Fiedler, & P. Freytag (Eds.), Stereotype dynamics: Language-based approaches to the formation, maintenance, and transformation of stereotypes (pp. 95–116). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
  • Memmert, D., Unkelbach, C., Ertmer, J., & Rechner, M. (2008). Gelb oder kein Gelb? Persönliche Verwarnungen im Fußball als Kalibrierungsproblem [Yellow card or no yellow card? Soccer cautioning as a calibration problem]. Zeitschrift für Sportpsychologie, 15, 1–11. https://doi.org/10.1026/1612-5010.15.1.1
  • 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. https://doi.org/10.1037/0022-3514.95.1.36
  • Unkelbach, C., Forgas, J. P., & Denson, T. F. (2008). The turban effect: The influence of Muslim headgear and induced affect on aggressive responses in the shooter bias paradigm. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 44, 1409–1413. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jesp.2008.04.003
  • Unkelbach, C., & Memmert, D. (2008). Game management, context effects, and calibration: The case of yellow cards in soccer. Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology, 30, 95–109.
  • Unkelbach, C., & Plessner, H. (2008). The sampling trap of intuitive judgments. In H. Plessner, C. Betsch, & T. Betsch (Eds.), Intuition in judgment and decision making (pp. 283–294). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
  • Weisbuch, M., Unkelbach, C., & Fiedler, K. (2008). Remnants of the recent past: Influences of priming on first impressions. In N. Ambady & J. J. Skowronski (Eds.), First impressions (pp. 289–312). New York, NY: Guilford Press.

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2007

  • Unkelbach, C. (2007). Reversing the truth effect: Learning the interpretation of processing fluency in judgments of truth. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 33, 219–230. https://doi.org/10.1037/0278-7393.33.1.219
  • Unkelbach, C., Fiedler, K., & Freytag, P. (2007). Information repetition in evaluative judgments: Easy to monitor, hard to control. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 103, 37–52. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.obhdp.2006.12.002
  • Unkelbach, C., & Plessner, H. (2007). "Category-Split" Effekte bei Urteilen über Sportlerinnen, Sportler und Sportarten ["Category-split" effects in judgments about sportswomen, sportsmen, and sports]. Zeitschrift für Sozialpsychologie, 38, 111–121. https://doi.org/10.1024/0044-3514.38.2.111

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2006

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