Dr. Felicitas Flade


Since 11/2017
Ph.D. Social Psychology, Department for Social and Legal Psychology, JGU Mainz

Ph.D. Social Psychology, Social Cognition Center, Universität of Cologne, Germany (UoC)

M.Sc. (Taught) Political Psychology, Queen’s University Belfast, Nordirland

B.Sc. Psychology, Albert-Ludwigs- Universität Freiburg


Research Interests

  • social categorization
  • intergroup face perception (the other-'race' effect)
  • stereotypes and prejudices
  • intergroup conflict
  • conspiracy belief (scientific communication)


Flade, F., & Imhoff, R. (in press). Closing a conceptual gap in race perception research: A functional integration of the other-race face recognition and “Who said what?” paradigms. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. Preprint: https://osf.io/preprints/osf/w8uxj [Open materials and data]

Flade, F., Messer, M., & Imhoff, R. (in press). Confronting consumers’ complicity: Do confrontations with causal responsibility for sweatshop labor raise moral obligation? International Review of Social Psychology. [Open materials and data]

Flade, F. (2020). Unpacking the boxes we put people in - On the symmetry, contextual malleability, and maintenance of social categorization. [Thesis]. [Open access online publication]

Flade, F., Klar, Y., & Imhoff, R. (2019). Unite against: A common threat invokes spontaneous decategorization between social categories. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology. [Open materials and data]

Imhoff, R., Koch, A., & Flade, F. (2018). (Pre)occupations: A data-driven model of jobs and its consequences for categorization and evaluation. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology. [Open materials and data]


Research residences

01/2016 - 02/2016 Research Residence in Tel Aviv

Two-month scholarship (research visit at Tel Aviv University, Israel, Prof. Yechiel Klar) within the Short Term Scientific Mission (STSM) Program of Cost Action IS 1205: Social psychological dynamics of historical representations in the enlarged European Union, co-funded by the Graduate School of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Cologne, 2016