• Research Areas

      • Communication
      • Social Influence
      • Shared reality
      • Psychology of forced migration and integration
    • Honors

      Election as Member of the North Rhine-Westphalian Academy of Sciences, Humanities and the Arts - North Rhine-Westphalian Academy of Sciences, Humanities and the Arts
      Anneliese Maier Research Award - Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
      Award for the Best Lecture in Psychology - Students' Association
    • Teaching

      Vorlesung
      • Vorlesung: Introduction to social psychology [076003]
        [04.04.2019 | | wöchentlich | Do. | Fl 119 | Prof. Dr. Gerald Echterhoff]
        [ - | Fl 119 | Prof. Dr. Gerald Echterhoff]
        [ - | Fl 39 | Prof. Dr. Gerald Echterhoff]
      Seminare
      • Seminar: Key studies of social psychology [076029]
        [ - | Fl 216b | Prof. Dr. Gerald Echterhoff]
        [ - | Fl 216b | Prof. Dr. Gerald Echterhoff]
        [ - | Fl 216b | Prof. Dr. Gerald Echterhoff]
        [ - | Fl 216b | Prof. Dr. Gerald Echterhoff]
        [ - | Fl 216b | Prof. Dr. Gerald Echterhoff]
        [ - | Fl 216b | Prof. Dr. Gerald Echterhoff]
      • Seminar: Key studies of social psychology [076030]
        [ - | Fl 216b | Prof. Dr. Gerald Echterhoff]
        [ - | Fl 216b | Prof. Dr. Gerald Echterhoff]
        [ - | Fl 216b | Prof. Dr. Gerald Echterhoff]
        [ - | Fl 216b | Prof. Dr. Gerald Echterhoff]
        [ - | Fl 216b | Prof. Dr. Gerald Echterhoff]
        [ - | Fl 216b | Prof. Dr. Gerald Echterhoff]
      Kolloquium

      Vorlesung
      Seminare
      Kolloquium

      Vorlesung
      Seminare
      Kolloquium

      Vorlesung
      Seminare
      Kolloquium

    • Publications

      Edited Books

      • Semin Gün Refik, Echterhoff Gerald (Eds.): . Grounding sociality: Neurons, mind, and culture. 1st Ed. : Psychology Press.
      • Echterhoff Gerald, Eggers Michael (Hrsg.): . Kontexte und Kulturen des Erinnerns. : UvK.
      • Echterhoff Gerald, Saar Martin (Hrsg.): . Der Stoff, an dem wir hängen.

      Articles

      Articles in Journals
      • Wagner Ullrich, Echterhoff Gerald. . ‘When does Oxytocin affect human memory endocing? The role of social context and individual attachment style.’ Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 12: 349.
      • Knausenberger Judith, Echterhoff Gerald. . ‘I belong but I’m still sad: Reminders of Facebook increase feelings of belonging but do not facilitate coping with sadness.’ PloS one 13, No. 12: e0209889. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0209889.
      • Echterhoff Gerald, Higgins E. Tory. . ‘Shared reality: Construct and mechanisms.’ Current Opinion in Psychology 23: A1-A4. doi: 10.1016/j.copsyc.2018.09.003.
      • Hirst W, Echterhoff G. . ‘There is more to episodic memory than epistemic assertion: The role of social bonds and interpersonal connection.’ Behavioral and Brain Sciences 41. [In Press]
      • Knausenberger J, Echterhoff, G. . ‘Recovering from social exclusion: The interplay of subtle Facebook reminders and collectivistic orientation.’ Computers in Human Behavior 78: 298-305. doi: 10.1016/j.chb.2017.10.012.
      • Giesen A, Echterhoff G. . ‘Do I really feel your pain? Comparing the effects of observed and personal ostracism.’ Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin 44: 550-561. doi: 10.1177/0146167217744524.
      • Echterhoff G, Schmalbach B. . ‘How shared reality is created in interpersonal communication.’ Current Opinion in Psychology 23: 57-61. doi: 10.1016/j.copsyc.2017.122.005.
      • Hellmann J H, Knausenberger J, Echterhoff G, Back M D. . „Woher kommt die Angst vor Fremden und einer sogenannten Islamisierung?Pax Christi-Korrespondenz 2017, No. 8: 13-21. [In Press]
      • Echterhoff G, Kopietz R, Higgins E T. . ‘Shared reality in intergroup communication: Increasing the epistemic authority of an out-group audience.’ Journal of Experimental Psychology: General 146: 806-825.
      • Wagner U, Giesen A, Knausenberger J, Echterhoff G. . ‘The joint action effect on memory as a social phenomenon: The role of cued attention and psychological distance.’ Frontiers in Psychology 8: 1697. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2017.01697.
      • Echterhoff G, Higgins E T. . ‘Creating shared reality in interpersonal and intergroup communication: The role of epistemic processes and their interplay.’ European Review of Social Psychology 28: 175-226. doi: 10.1080/10463283.2017.1333315.
      • Hellmann J H, Knausenberger J, Echterhoff G, Back M D. . „Woher kommt die Angst vor Fremden und einer sogenannten Islamisierung?Pax Christi-Korrespondenz 8: 13-21.
      • Lindner, I., Schain, C., Echterhoff, G. . ‘Other-self confusions in action memory: The role of motor processes.Cognition 149.
      • Knausenberger J, Hellmann J H, Echterhoff, G. . ‘When virtual contact is all you need: Subtle reminders of Facebook preempt social-contact restoration after exclusion.’ European Journal of Social Psychology 45: 279-284. doi: 10.1002/ejsp.2035.
      • Lindner I, Echterhoff, G. . ‘Imagination inflation in the mirror: Can imagining others’ actions induce false memories of self-performance?Acta Psychologica 158: 51-60. doi: 10.1016/j.actpsy.2015.03.008.
      • Bebermeier S, Echterhoff G, Bohner G, Hellmann J H. . ‘The Generalization of Shared Reality: When Communication about One Target Shapes Evaluations of Other Targets.’ European Journal of Social Psychology 45: 623-640. doi: 10.1002/ejsp.2115.
      • Bell Raoul, Schain Cecilé, Echterhoff Gerald. . ‘How selfish is memory for cheaters? Evidence for moral and egoistic biases.’ Cognition 132. [Accepted]
      • Echterhoff Gerald. . ‘How communication on the Internet affects memory and shared reality: Talking heads online.’ Psychological Inquiry 24: 297-300.
      • Knausenberger Judith, Hellmann Jens Hinrich, Echterhoff Gerald. . ‘When virtual contact is all you need: Subtle reminders of Facebook preempt social-contact restoration after exclusion.European Journal of Social Psychology 44. [In Press]
      • Echterhoff Gerald. . ‘Achieving commonality in interpersonal communication: Shared reality and memory processes.’ Asian Journal of Social Psychology 17: 104-107. doi: DOI: 10.1111/ajsp.12048.
      • Kopietz René, Echterhoff Gerald. . ‘Remembering the 2006 Football World Cup in Germany: Epistemic and social consequences of perceived memory sharedness.’ Memory Studies 7. doi: 10.1177/1750698014530620. [In Press]
      • Echterhoff, G., Kopietz, R. . ‘Contribution to Alogna et al. Registered replication report: Schooler & Engstler-Schooler (1990).Perspectives on Psychological Science 9: 556-578. doi: 10.1177/1745691614545653.
      • Pfundmair,M.,Aydin,N.,Frey,D.H.,Echterhoff,G.,. . ‘The interplay of oxytocin and collectivistic orientation shields against negative effects of ostracism.’ Journal of Experimental Social Psychology 55: 246-251. doi: 10.1016/j.jesp.2014.07.016.
      • Kopietz,R.,Echterhoff,G.,. . ‘Remembering the 2006 Football World Cup in Germany: Epistemic and social consequences of perceived memory sharedness.’ Memory Studies 7, No. 3: 298-313. doi: 10.1177/1750698014530620.
      • Pierucci,S.,Echterhoff, G.,Marchal, C.,Klein, O.,. . ‘Creating shared reality about ambiguous sexual harassment: The role of stimulus ambiguity in audience-tuning effects on memory.’ Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition 3, No. 4: 300-306. doi: 10.1016/j.jarmac.2014.07.007.
      • Echterhoff Gerald. . ‘The pervasiveness of memory.’ Culture & Psychology 17, No. 1: 3-9. doi: 10.1177/1354067X10388856.
      • Hellmann JH, Echterhoff G, Kopietz R, Niemeier S, Memon A. . ‘Talking about visually perceived events: Communication effects on eyewitness memory.’ European Journal of Social Psychology 41, No. 5: 658--671. doi: 10.1002/ejsp.796.
      • Echterhoff G, Higgins ET, Levine JM. . ‘Shared reality: Experiencing commonality with others' inner states about the world.’ Perspectives On Psychological Science 4, No. 5: 496-521. doi: 10.1111/j.1745-6924.2009.01161.x.
      • Echterhoff Gerald, Hirst William. . ‘Social influence on memory.’ Social Psychology 40, No. 3: 106-110. doi: 10.1027/1864-9335.40.3.106.
      • Kopietz R, Echterhoff G, Niemeier S, Hellmann JH, Memon A. . ‘Audience-Congruent Biases in Eyewitness Memory and Judgment Influences of a Co-Witness' Liking for a Suspect.’ Social Psychology 40, No. 3: 138--149. doi: 10.1027/1864-9335.40.3.138.
      • Echterhoff G, Lang S, Krämer N, Higgins ET. . ‘Audience-tuning effects on memory: The role of audience status in sharing reality.’ Social Psychology 40, No. 3: 150-163. doi: 10.1027/1864-9335.40.3.150.
      • Echterhoff G, Higgins ET, Kopietz R, Groll S. . ‘How communication goals determine when audience tuning biases memory.’ Journal of Experimental Psychology: General 137, No. 1: 3--21. doi: 10.1037/0096-3445.137.1.3.
      • Hirst William, Echterhoff Gerald. . ‘Creating shared memories in conversation: Toward a psychology of collective memory.’ Social Research: An International Quarterly of Social Sciences 75, No. 1: 183-216.
      • Higgins ET, Echterhoff G, Crespillo R, Kopietz R. . ‘Effects of communication on social knowledge: Sharing reality with individual versus group audiences.’ Japanese Psychological Research 49, No. 2: 89--99. doi: 10.1111./j.1468-5884.2007.00336.x.
      • Echterhoff Gerald, Groll Stephan, Hirst William. . ‘Tainted truth: Overcorrection for misinformation influence on eyewitness memory.’ Social Cognition 25, No. 3: 367-409. doi: 10.1521/soco.2007.25.3.367.
      • Echterhoff Gerald, Hirst William. . ‘Thinking about memories for everyday and shocking events: Do people use ease-of-retrieval cues in memory judgments?Memory & Cognition 34, No. 4: 763-775. doi: 10.3758/BF03193424.
      • Echterhoff Gerald, Bohner Gerd, Siebler Frank. . „''Social Robotics'' und Mensch-Maschine-Interaktion.“ Zeitschrift Für Sozialpsychologie 37, No. 4: 219-231. doi: 10.1024/0044-3514.37.4.219.
      • Echterhoff Gerald, Higgins Edward Tory, Groll Stephan. . ‘Audience-tuning effects on memory: The role of shared reality.’ Journal Of Personality And Social Psychology 89, No. 3: 257-276. doi: 10.1037/0022-3514.89.3.257.
      • Echterhoff Gerald, Hirst William, Hussy Walter. . ‘How eyewitnesses resist misinformation: Social postwarnings and the monitoring of memory characteristics.’ Memory & Cognition 33, No. 5: 770-782. doi: 10.3758/BF03193073.
      • Echterhoff Gerald, Hussy Walter. . ‘Strategies of source attribution: Semantic features and trace strength as cues to the origin of memories.’ Swiss Journal of Psychology 63, No. 2: 93-106. doi: 10.1024/1421-0185.63.2.93.
      Articles in Edited Books
      • Kopietz, R., Echterhoff, G. . „Einstellungen [Attitudes].“ In Soziale Motive und soziale Einstellungen (Enzyklopädie der Psychologie, Serie Sozialpsychologie, Vol. 2), herausgegeben von Frey, D. & Bierhoff, H.-W., 581-616.
      • Echterhoff G. . ‘Shared reality theory.’ In Wiley Blackwell encyclopedia of social theory, edited by Turner B S, 1-15. New York: Wiley. [In Press]
      • Kopietz R, Echterhoff G. . „Einstellungen.“ In Band Sozialpsychologie, herausgegeben von Frey D, Bierhoff H-W, 1-20. Göttingen: Hogrefe. [Accepted]
      • Kopietz René, Echterhoff Gerald. . „Einstellungen.“ In Sozialpsychologie - Soziale Motive und Soziale Einstellungen, herausgegeben von Bierhoff Hans-Werner, Frey Dieter, 1-37. Göttingen: Hogrefe. [In Press]
      • Echterhoff Gerald, Higgins Edward Tory. . ‘How communication shapes memory: Shared reality and implications for culture.’ In Grounding sociality: Neurons, mind, and culture, edited by Semin Gün Refik, Echterhoff Gerald, 115-148. 1st Ed. Psychology Press.
      • Semin Gün Refik, Echterhoff Gerald. . ‘From neurons to shared cognition and culture.’ In Grounding sociality: Neurons, mind, and culture, edited by Semin Gün Refik, Echterhoff Gerald, 1-9. 1st Ed. Psychology Press.
      Short Articles (Poster or Abstracts)
      • Hellmann J. H., Echterhoff G.Saying-is-believing phenomena in applied contexts.’ contributed to the 13th European Congress of Psychology (ECP 2013), Stockholm, . [Accepted]
      • Schain Cécile, Echterhoff Gerald, Lindner Isabel.Can your indecent acts become mine? False memories of self-performance from observing others’ negative actions.’ contributed to the 55. Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psychologen (TeaP), Wien, .
      • Hellmann, J. H., Echterhoff, G.Social Scatteredness: Zur Verfügung stehender Raum und sozialer Status. präsentiert auf der 48. Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Psychologie, Bielefeld, .
      • Schain Cécile, Lindner Isabel, Echterhoff Gerald.Did I actually do this? Mechanisms underlying false memories of action performance from observation. präsentiert auf der 48. Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Psychologie (DGPs), Bielefeld, .
      • Lindner Isabel, Kopietz René, Schain Cécile, Echterhoff Gerald.Observation Deflation: Fewer false memories of self-performance after observing actions by an out-group versus in-group actor.’ contributed to the 48. Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Psychologie (DGPs), Bielefeld, .
      • Schain Cécile, Lindner Isabel, Echterhoff Gerald.Did I actually do this? Mechanisms underlying false memories of action performance from observation.’ contributed to the 14. European Social Cognition Network Transfer of Knowledge Conference (ESCON), Estoril, Portugal, .
      • Schain Cécile, Lindner Isabel, Echterhoff Gerald.Deine Handlungen werden zu meinen. Falsche Erinnerungen an Alltagshandlungen durch Beobachtung. präsentiert auf der 1. Doktoranden-Workshop der Allgemeinen Psychologie, Würzburg, .
      • Schain Cécile, Echterhoff Gerald, Lindner Isabel.Did I do this before? Mechanisms underlying false memories of action performance from observation.’ contributed to the 54. Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psychologen (TeaP), Mannheim, .
      • Schain Cécile, Echterhoff Gerald, Lindner Isabel, Davidson Patrick.Observation Inflation: The inadvertent formation of shared action memory. präsentiert auf der 13. Tagung der Fachgruppe Sozialpsychologie, Hamburg, .
      • Hellmann, J. H., Kopietz, R., Echterhoff, G.Ease of recall in memory judgments: How detailed recall undermines the confidence of eyewitnesses.’ contributed to the XXIXth International Congress of Psychology, Berlin, .
      • Hellmann JH, Echterhoff G, Kopietz R, Memon A.The role of uncertainty for audience-tuning effects on memory.’ contributed to the EAESP Small Group Meeting on Shared Memories, Shared Beliefs: The Formation and Use of Joint Representations in Social Interaction, Rapallo, Italien, .
    • Dissertations

      Knausenberger, JudithThe Influence of Facebook on Coping with Negative Experiences
      Schain, CécileFalse Memories from Action Observation: How and When?
      Fuchslocher, AlbertoVom Medienliebling zum Medienopfer: Einfluss der Umbewertung von Politikern auf die Einstellungen zu den mit ihnen assoziierten Parteien
      Lang, SonjaEffekte und Potentiale der sozialen Realitätsbildung unter dem Einfluss des hierarchischen Status in der Kommunikation über Einstellungsobjekte in Organisationen
      Niemeier, SarahEinstellungsbildung durch adressatenorientierte Kommunikation über ambivalent sexistisches Verhalten
      Raquel CrespilloEffekte der Adressateneinstellung auf Erinnerungen in der Interaktion mit Fremdgruppenangehörigen: Die Bedeutung einer sozialen Realitätsbildung
      Lindner, Isabel Observation inflation: Deine Handlungen werden zu meinen. Verwechslung von Selbst und Anderem bei der Erinnerung an Handlungen.