Our research in the media: Newspaper report https://www.wn.de/Muenster/4002991-Experiment-der-Uni-Muenster-Psychologen-testen-Hilfeverhalten-in-Deutschland?fbclid=IwAR25DKwzrH62fcmiBldvu5hMzZ-lbQ7nCPIFZKJjav-mJNAltF2eJK82lTc and press release https://idw-online.de/de/news725121 on studies of support for refugee integration in East vs. West Germany
Gerald Echterhoff has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the International Society for the Science of Existential Psychology (ISSEP).
Sebastian Cancino Montecinos (Stockholm University), Simona Haásová (University of Vienna), and Bjarne Schmalbach receive funding from the EASP for a research project titled "Shared Reality as a Cognitive Process without Motivation" (volume: 2,370 €).
Judith Knausenberger received a scholarship from the German Research Foundation (DFG) for a research stay with Dr Victoria Esses at Western University in London, Canada.
Gerald Echterhoff has just been awarded funding for a research project titled "How Interpersonal Communication Affects Communicators’ Memory: An Analysis of Cognitive and Motivational Processes" (36 months, € 329.418 incl. programme flat charge ) in the new Research Group "Constructing Scenarios of the Past: A New Framework in Episodic Memory", (FOR2812, Speaker: Prof. Dr. Sen Cheng, Ruhr-University Bochum), funded by The German Research Foundation (DFG).
The application for new funding for the DFG-Excellencecluster "Religion and Politics: Dynamics of Tradition and Innovation" at WWU Münster has been successful! In the cluster, Mitja Back, Gerald Echterhoff, Olaf Müller, Detlef Pollack, Bernd Schlipphak will receive funding (705.000 €) for their project titled "Threat perceptions, feelings of belonging, acceptace of democratic sovereignty: A new European conflict line with religious implications?"
Bjarne Schmalbach receives a travel grant from the DAAD (volume 1,542€) and a travel grant from the SPSP (volume $500) to visit the SPSP annual convention 2019 in Portland.
The Academy of Sciences and Arts of the Federal State (NRW) has elected Gerald Echterhoff as fellow (full regular member) of the Class of Humanitites. The induction will take place at the Academy's annual celebration on May 16.
A Special Issue proposal on "The Social Psychology of Forced Migration and Refugee Integration" (guest-edited by Gerald Echterhoff, Jens Hellmann, Mitja Back, Victoria Esses, Ulrich Wagner) was selected in a competitive process for publication in the European Journal of Social Psychology (EJSP). We look forward to receiving exciting and high-quality submissions!
In interviews with WDR and NDR Info radio, Gerald Echterhoff gives expert advice on factors of observer intervention in emergencies, read the interview on wdr.de (in German)
Anna Giesen has been awarded the poster award at this year's meeting of the the Social Psychology division of the German Association of Psychology for her poster "Do I really feel your pain? Comparing the effects of observed and personal ostracism" (co-authored by Gerald Echterhoff).
Gerald Echterhoff is interviewed for an article on flashbulb memories in the Swiss newspaper Zürcher Tagesanzeiger. See the article (in German)
The German Research Foundation (DFG) has just awarded funding for a project titled "When Virtual Contact Is All You Need: The Effect of Facebook Reminders on Responses to Social Exclusion" to Gerald Echterhoff (funding period: 24 months, total volume approx. EUR 164.000)
PD Dr. Ullrich Wagner has been awarded a research grant from the German Research Foundation (DFG) for a project entitled "Psychological Mechanisms of Socially Guided Memory Encoding and the Role of Oxytocin" (volume 210.000 EUR, including a full postdoctoral researcher position) for a duration of two years.
Bjarne Schmalbach receives an award for his master's thesis on regulatory focus in health-specific contexts from the faculty for Applied Human Sciences at the University of Applied Sciences Magdeburg-Stendal.
Melia Janbakhsh (Exeter University), Judith Knausenberger, Adrian Lüders (Salzburg University) and Sohad Murrar (University of Wisconsin-Madison) will receive funding from the EASP for a research project titled "Threat and Surveillance" (volume € 2.000)
Gerald Echterhoff talks about the susceptibility of human memory to distortion and social influence in an interview with Doris Renck on HR2 radio. Here the podcast
On the occasion of Theresa May's inauguration as British prime minister, Gerald Echterhoff is interviewed by the German Press Agency (Deutsche Presse-Agentur, dpa) about gender differences in professional communication and leadership.
A symposium on "The role of oxytocin in social cognition and behavior: Current advances," co-organized by Michaela Pfundmair (LMU Munich), Gerald Echterhoff, and Shihui Han (Peking University), held in Munich on September 15-17, will receive funding (EUR 27.932) from the Sino-German Science Center, a joint venture of the DFG and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC). We are looking forward to the event!