Welcome to the homepage of the Department of Social and Legal Psychology of the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz. Here you can find information about our research and projects, take part in current studies and receive in-depth information about research projects.


Fields of research are (among others):
  • Data based approaches to describe stereotypes
  • Prejudice, stigmatizing and labeling effects
  • Representation of history and inter-group relations
  • Implicit Social Cognition
  • Conspiracy mentality
  • Automatic processing of sexual interests

In press papers:

Banse, R., Schmidt, A. F., & Mokros, A. (in press). Vorschläge zur Evaluation der Wirksamkeit von Komponenten komplexer Behandlungsmaßnahmen für Straftäter. In J. Endres & S. Suhling (Hrsg.), Behandlung im Strafvollzug: Ein Handbuch für Praxis und Wissenschaft. Springer.

Molenaar, C., Blessin, M., Erfurth, L., & Imhoff, R. (in press). Were we stressed or was it just me - and does it even matter?: Efforts to disentangle individual and collective resilience within real and imagined stressors. British Journal of Social Psychology.

Nicolas, G., Fiske, S., 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.

Oberlader, V. A., Banse, R., Beier, S., & Schmidt, A. F. (2021). Law-abiding versus criminal identity and self-efficacy: A quantitative approach to unravel psychological factors supporting desistance from crime. PsyArXiv. https://doi.org/10.31234/osf.io/wp6m8

Rudert, S., Gleibs, I. H., Gollwitzer, M., Häfner, M., Hajek, K. V., Harth, N., Häusser, J. A., Imhoff, R., & Schneider, D. (in press). Us and the virus: Understanding the COVID-19 pandemic through a social psychological lens. European Psychologist.

Schmidt, A. F., Koppehele-Gossel, J., Banse, R., & Imhoff, R. (2021). Testing causal explanations of viewing time measures of sexual interests. PsyArXiv. https://doi.org/10.31234/osf.io/x2cqw

Schmidt, A. F., & Banse, R. (in press). Using indirect measures of sexual interest in forensic contexts - Past, present, and future. In K. Uzieblo, W. Smid, & K. McCartan (Eds.), Challenges in the management of people convicted of a sexual offence: A way forward. Palgrave-Macmillan.

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