A picture of our team in 2022.



Welcome to the website of the Department of Social and Legal Psychology of the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz. We provide some information about our lab members, research and teaching here. If you a curious about additional aspects of our work, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

In press papers:

Blokland, A., Daser, A., de Boer, M., Gannon, C., Gnielka, F., Huikuri, S., Reichel, R., Schäfer, T., Schmidt, A. F., Staciwa, K., Lehmann, R. J. B. (in press). Why do users continue to contribute to darknet child sexual abuse material forums? Examining social exchange, social capital, and social learning explanations using digital forensic artifacts. Child Abuse & Neglect.

Kazarovytska, F. & Imhoff, R. (in press). Three Fish at One Hook? — Future-oriented, Reconciliatory, and Defensive Claims for Historical Closure as Expressions of the Same Defensive Desire. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. [Preprint][Open materials and data]

Landwehr, I., Mundloch, K., & Schmidt, A. F. (in press). A dress is not a yes: Towards an indirect mouse-tracking measure of men's overreliance on global cues in the context of sexual flirting. Archives of Sexual Behavior.

Lehmann, R. J. B., Schäfer, T., Fleischhauer, M., Schmidt, A. F., & Amelung, T. (in press). Physical and psychological child and adult sex cues and their association with sexual age preferences. The Journal of Sex Research.

Oberlader, V., & Schmidt, A. F. (in press). Bias in der forensisch-psychologischen Begutachtung. In R. Dohrenbusch (Hrsg.), Psychologische Begutachtung - Leitlinien und Empfehlungen für die Praxis. Springer.

Oeberst, A., & Imhoff, R. (in press). Towards parsimony in bias research. Proposing a common framework of belief-consistent information processing. Perspectives on Psychological Science. [Open Access Article]

Schmidt, A. F. (in press). Sexual online grooming of children – A short overview of the offender literature. In L. F. Kuhle & D. Stelzmann (Hrsg.), Sexual online grooming of children. Nomos.

Sischka, P. E., Grübbel, L., Reisinger, C., Neufang, K. M. & Schmidt, A. F. (in press). On the dimensionality, suitability of sum/mean scores, and cross-country measurement invariance of the Perceived Stress Scale 10 (PSS-10) – Evidence from 41 countries. International Journal of Stress Management.

Unkelbach, C., Crusius, J., Gast, A., Hofmann, W., Imhoff, R., Genschow, O., Lammers, J., Schneider, I., Topolinski, S., Mussweiler, T., Westfal, M., Pauels, E., Alves, H., & Baldwin, M. (in press). Relativity in Social Cognition: Basic processes and novel applications of social comparisons. European Review of Social Psychology.[Open Access Article]

Weierstall-Pust, R. & Schmidt, A. F. (in press). Paraphile Störungen. In L. P. Hölzel & M. Berger (Hrsg.). ICD-11 Psychische Störungen - Innovationen und ihre Bewertung. Springer.

Wertz, M., Hank, L., Hausam, J., Konrad, N., Schiltz, K., Imhoff, R., & Rettenberger, M. (in press) The Use and Reporting Practice of Psychological Tests in German Risk and Criminal Responsibility Expert Reports. Psychology, Crime & Law.


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