Oliver Genschow

Publications (selection)


Genschow, O., Cracco, E., Schneider, J., Protzko, J., Wisniewski, D., Brass, M., & Schooler, J. W. (2023).

"Manipulating Belief in Free Will and Its Downstream Consequences: A Meta-Analysis." Personality and Social Psychology Review, 27(1), 52–82.

Casara, B. G. S., Martinez-Conde, S., Dolinski, D., Suitner, C., Genschow, O., Muniak, P., & Kulesza, W. (2022).

"Trust in Scientists, Risk Perception, Conspiratorial Beliefs, and Unrealistic Optimism: A Network Approach to Investigating the Psychological Underpinnings of COVID-19 Vaccination Intentions." Social Psychological Bulletin, 17, 1–22.

Genschow, O., Westfal, M., Cracco, E., & Crusius, J. (2022).

"Group Membership Does Not Modulate Automatic Imitation." Psychological Research, 86(3), 780–791.

Genschow, O., & Lange, J. (2022).

"Belief in Free Will Is Related to Internal Attribution in Self-Perception." Social Psychological and Personality Science, 13(8), 1259–1268.

Hansen, J., & Genschow, O. (2020).

"Psychological Distance and Imitation." Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 14(11).

De Souter, L., Braem, S., Genschow, O., Brass, M., & Cracco, E. (2021).

"Social Group Membership Does Not Modulate Automatic Imitation in a Contrastive Multi-Agent Paradigm." Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 74(4), 746–759.

Genschow, O., Westfal, M., Crusius, J., Bartosch, L., Feikes, K. I., Pallasch, N., & Wozniak, M. (2021).

"Does Social Psychology Persist Over Half a Century? A Direct Replication of Cialdini Et Al.’s (1975) Classic Door-in-the-Face Technique." Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 120(2), e1–e7.

Genschow, O., & Vehlow, B. (2021).

"Free to Blame? Belief in Free Will Is Related to Victim Blaming." Consciousness and Cognition, 88, 103074.

Genschow, O., Hawickhorst, H., Rigoni, D., Aschermann, E., & Brass, M. (2021).

"Professional Judges’ Disbelief in Free Will Does Not Decrease Punishment." Social Psychological and Personality Science, 12(3), 357–362.

Genschow, O., & Groß-Bölting, J. (2021).

"The Role of Attention in Anticipated Action Effects." Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 47(3), 323–330.

Genschow, O., Cracco, E., Verbeke, P., Westfal, M., & Crusius, J. (2021).

"A Direct Test of the Similarity Assumption—Focusing on Differences as Compared with Similarities Decreases Automatic Imitation." Cognition, 215, 104824.

Schneider, I. K., Novin, S., Harreveld, F., & Genschow, O. (2021).

"Benefits of Being Ambivalent: The Relationship Between Trait Ambivalence and Attribution Biases." British Journal of Social Psychology, 60(2), 570–586.

Westfal, M., Crusius, J., & Genschow, O. (2021).

"Imitation and Interindividual Differences: Belief in Free Will Is Not Related to Automatic Imitation." Acta Psychologica, 219, 103374.

Fini, C., Verbeke, P., Sieber, S., Moors, A., Brass, M. & Genschow, O. (2020).

"The Influence of Threat on Perceived Spatial Distance to Out-Group Members". Psychological research, 84, 757-764.

Genschow, O. & Alves, H. (2020).

"The Submissive Chameleon: Third-Party Inferences From Observing Mimicry." Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 88, 103966.

Hütter, M., & Genschow, O. (202).

"What Is Learned in Aapproach-Avoidance Tasks? On the Scope and Generalizability of Approach-Avoidance Effects.” Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 149(8), 1460–1476.

Genschow, O., Hansen, J., Wänke, M. & Trope, Y. (2019).

"Psychological Distance Modulates Goal-Based Versus Movement-Based Imitation." Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 45(8), 1031.

Genschow, O., Rigoni, D. & Brass, M. (2019).

"The Hand of God or the Hand of Maradona? Believing in Free Will Increases Perceived Intentionality of Others’ Behavior." Consciousness and Cognition, 70, 80-87.

Genschow, O., Bardi, L., Rigoni, D., Uzieblo, K. & Brass, M. (2019).

"How Do Individuals High in Psychopathic Traits Represent Others’ Beliefs and Actions?"

Genschow, O., Schuler, J., Cracco, E., Brass, M., & Wänke, M. (2019).

"The Effect of Money Priming on Self-Focus in the Imitation-Inhibition Task: A Registered Report." Experimental Psychology, 66(6), 423–436.

Cracco, E., Bardi, L., Desmet, C., Genschow, O., Rigoni, D., De Coster, L., Radkova, I. Deschrijver, E. & Brass, M. (2018).

"Automatic Imitation: A Meta-Analysis." Psychological Bulletin, 144(5), 453–500.

Cracco, E., Genschow, O., Radkova, I. & Brass, M. (2018).

"Automatic Imitation of Pro- and Antisocial Gestures: Is Implicit Social Behavior Censored?" Cognition, 170, 179–189.

Genschow, O, Bardi, L. & Brass, M. (2018).

"Anticipating Actions and Corticospinal Excitability: A Preregistered Motor TMS Experiment. Cortex, 106, 81–92.

Genschow, O., Klomfar, d’Haene, I. & Brass, M. (2018).

"Mimicking and Anticipating Others’ Actions is Linked to Social Information Processing." PLOS ONE, 13(3), e0193743.

Genschow, O., Demanet, J., Hersche, L. & Brass, M. (2017).

"An Empirical Comparison of Different Implicit Measures to Predict Consumer Choice." PLOS ONE, 12, e0183937.

Genschow, O., van Den Bossche, S., Cracco, E., Bardi, L., Rigoni, D. & Brass, M., (2017).

"Mimicry and Automatic Imitation Are Not Correlated." PLOS ONE, 12, e0183784.

Genschow, O., Rigoni, D. & Brass, M. (2017).

"Belief in Free Will Affects Causal Attributions When Judging Others’ Behavior." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 114(38), 10071-10076.

Press releases

This year, the German Society of Psychology (DGPs) awards the prize to the editorial team of the online magazine In-Mind. …

In the media

Psychology Today, 01.06.2021 | Susan Krauss Whitbourne

„Being chronically ambivalent may seem to be a maladaptive if not irritating quality. […] As pointed out in a new study by University of Cologne’s Iris Schneider and colleagues (2021), “Ambivalence is at the heart of many topics that people care deeply about.” […] Although ambivalence usually has negative connotations, Schneider and her fellow researchers propose that there can be some concrete benefits. […] [A]s the authors predicted, people higher in ambivalence were less likely to fall prey to […] attributional bias. […] Reflecting on their findings, the authors suggest that the reason ambivalent people are less prey to bias is that “ambivalence leads to broader processing and incorporation of diverse perspectives.””

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In-Mind, 16.03.2020 | Oliver Genschow

“In Zeiten der Coronavirus-Krise haben Hamsterkäufe Hochkonjunktur. […] Zwei psychologische Prinzipien können dieses Kaufverhalten gut erklären. Das Prinzip der Knappheit […] [und] das Prinzip der selbsterfüllenden Prophezeiungen.”

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The Inquisitive Mind, 01/2018 | Jan Crusius & Oliver Genschow

“Can psychological research still be trusted? In-Mind interviewed Daniel Lakens and Klaus Fiedler-two of the most prominent voices in the debate on how psychological science can be improved. In this interview, they offer a personal view on how psychology has changed and how it should change in the future. They describe their personal motivation and how the debate has affected their own work.”

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