Jun.-Prof. Dr. Kristina Suchotzki

Vita

Since 17/2019
Junior Professor of Legal Psychology, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz
03/2015 – 09/2019          
Post-doc, Department of Psychology, Section Experimental Clinical Psychology, University of Würzburg, Germany
10/2014 - 02/2015           
Post-doc, Department of Experimental Clinical and Health Psychology, Ghent University, Belgium
04/2013 - 07/2013           
Visiting Researcher, Department of Systems Neuroscience, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Germany
08/2011 - 09/2011           
Visiting Researcher, Faculty for Psychology and Neuroscience, Maastricht University, The Netherlands
10/2010 - 09/2014           
PhD student at the Department of Experimental Clinical and Health Psychology, Ghent University, Belgium
10/2000 - 02/2008           
Study of Psychology at the University Koblenz-Landau (Vordiplom, approx. equivalent to Bachelor) and the Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, Germany (Diploma)

Research interests

  • The psychological basis of lying and deception
  • The assessment and detection of deception using behavioral, autonomic and neural measures
  • Emotional modulation of the memory for crime-relevant details
  • Detection of Concealed Information
  • Social Attention

 

Scholarships and Awards

  • Award of the 'Preregistration challenge' of the Open Science Framework (OSF; approx. 850 Euro; 07/2018)
  • Best Paper Award of the Faculty of Human Sciences of the University of Würzburg for "Lying Takes Time: A Meta-Analysis on Reaction Time Measures of Deception" (2017), published in Psychological Bulletin (1000 Euro, 11/2017)
  • ig-Nobelpreis of the Annals of Improbable Research for "achievements that make people LAUGH, and then THINK, (…) intended to celebrate the unusual, honor the imaginative — and spur people's interest in science, medicine, and technology" for the contribution to the paper "From junior to senior Pinocchio: A cross-sectional lifespan investigation of deception” (2015), published in Acta Psychologica (http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2016/09/sex-life-rats-personalities-rocks-awarded-ig-nobel-prizes, 09/2016)
  • Karl-Marbe Prize of the Institute for Psychology of the University of Würzburg (1000 Euro, 06/2016)
  • Individual research funding of the Institute of Psychology of the University of Würzburg (approx. 3000 Euro, 06/2016)
  • PostDoc Plus Funding awarded by the Graduate School of Life Sciences of the University of Würzburg (12.500 Euro, 03/2016)
  • Different travel grants of the Flemish Research Organization for conference visits and research stays (in total approx. 10.000 Euro, 2012-2014)

 

Publications

Journal articles (peer-reviewed)

Suchotzki K., & Gamer, M. (2019). Effect of Negative Motivation on the Behavioral and Autonomic Correlates of Deception. Psychophysiology, 56(1), e13284. doi:10.1111/psyp.13284

Suchotzki K., Berlijn, A., Donath, M., & Gamer, M. (2018). Testing the applied potential of the Sheffield Lie Test. Acta Psychologica, 191, 281-288. doi:10.1016/j.actpsy.2018.10.011

Suchotzki K.., De Houwer, J., Kleinberg, B., & Verschuere, B. (2018). Using more different and more familiar targets improves the detection of concealed information. Acta Psychologica, 185, 65-71. doi:10.1016/j.actpsy.2018.01 .010

Suchotzki K., & Gamer, M. (2018). Alcohol facilitates detection of concealed identity information. Scientific Reports, 8, 7825. doi:10.1038/s41598-018-25811-z

Suchotzki K. & Gamer, M. (2018). The language of lies: Behavioral and autonomic costs of lying in a native compared to a foreign language. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 147(5), 734-746. doi:10.1037/xge0000437

Suchotzki K., Kakavand, A., & Gamer, M. (2018). Validity of the Reaction Time Concealed Information Test in a Prison Sample. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 9, 745. doi:10.3389/fpsyt.2018.00745

McCarthy, R.J., Skowronski, J.J., Verschuere, B., Meijer, E. H., Jim, A., Hoogesteyn, K., Orthey, R., Acar, O. A., Aczel, B., Bakos, B. E., Barbosa, F., Baskin, E., Bègue, L., Ben-Shakhar, G., Birt, A. R., Blatz, L., Charman, S. D., Claesen, A., Clay, S. L., Coary, S. P., Crusius, J., Evans, J. R., Feldman, N., Ferreira-Santos, F., Gamer, M., Gerlsma, C., Gomes, S., González-Iraizoz, M.,; Holzmeister, F., Huber, J., Huntjens, R. J. C., Isoni, A., Jessup, R. K., Kirchler, M., klein Selle, N., Koppel, L., Kovacs, M., Laine, T., Lentz, F., Loschelder, D. D., Ludvig, E. A., Lynn, M. L., Martin, S. D., McLatchie, N. M., Mechtel, M., Nahari, G., Özdoğru, A. A., Pasion, R., Pennington, C. R., Roets, A., Rozmann, N., Scopelliti, I., Spiegelman, E., Suchotzki K., Sutan, A., Szecsi, P., Tinghög, G., Tisserand, J.-C., Tran, U. S., Van Hiel, A., Vanpaemel, W., Västfjäll, D., Verliefde, T., Vezirian, K., Voracek, M., Warmelink, L., Wick, K., Wiggins, B. J., Wylie, K., & Yildiz, E. (2018). Registered Replication Report: Srull & Wyer (1979). Advances in Methods and Practices in Psychological Science, 1(3), 321-336. doi:10.1177/2515245918777487

Verschuere, B., Meijer, E. H., Jim, A., McCarthy, R., Hoogesteyn, K., Skowronski, J., Orthey, R., Acar, O. A , Aczel, B., Bakos, B. E., Barbosa, F., Baskin, E., Bègue, L., Ben-Shakhar, G., Birt, A. R., Blatz, L., Charman, S. D., Claesen, A., Clay, S. L., Coary, S. P., Crusius, J., Evans, J. R.; Feldman, N., Ferreira-Santos, F., Gamer, M., Gomes, S., González-Iraizoz, M., Holzmeister, F., Huber, J., Isoni, A., Jessup, R. K., Kirchler, M., klein Selle, N., Koppel, L., Kovacs, M., Laine, T., Lentz, F., Loschelder, D. D., Ludvig, E. A., Lynn, M. L., Martin, S. D., McLatchie, N. M., Mechtel, M., Nahari, G., Özdoğru, A. A., Pasion, R., Pennington, C. R., Roets, A., Rozmann, N., Scopelliti, I., Spiegelman, E., Suchotzki K., Sutan, A., Szecsi, P., Tinghög, G., Tisserand, J.-C., Tran, U. S., Van Hiel, A., Vanpaemel, W., Västfjäll, D., Verliefde, T., Vezirian, K., Voracek, M., Warmelink, L., Wick, K., Wiggins, B. J., Wylie, K., & Yıldız, E. (2018). Registered Replication Report: Mazar, N., Amir, O., & Ariely, D. (2008). Advances in Methods and Practices in Psychological Science, 1(3), 299-317. doi: 10.1177/2515245918781032

Suchotzki K., Verschuere, B., Van Bockstaele, B., Ben-Shakhar, G., & Crombez, G. (2017). Lying Takes Time: A Meta-Analysis on Reaction Time Measures of Deception. Psychological Bulletin, 143(4), 428-453. doi:10.1037/bul0000087

Peth, J., Suchotzki K., & Gamer, M. (2016). Influence of countermeasures on the validity of the Concealed Information Test. Psychophysiology, 53(9), 1429-1440. doi:10.1111/psyp.12690

Debey, E., De Schryver, M., Logan, G. D., Suchotzki K., & Verschuere, B. (2015). From junior to senior Pinocchio: A cross-sectional lifespan investigation of deception. Acta Psychologica, 160, 58-68. doi:10.1016/j.actpsy.2015.06.007

Suchotzki K., Crombez, G., Debey, E., Van Oorsouw, K., & Verschuere, B. (2015). In Vino Veritas? Alcohol, Response Inhibition and Lying. Alcohol and Alcoholism, 50(1), 74-81. doi:10.1093/alcalc/agu079

Suchotzki K., Crombez, G., Smulders, F. T., Meijer, E., & Verschuere, B. (2015). The cognitive mechanisms underlying deception: An event-related potential study. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 95(3), 395-405. doi:10.1016/j.ijpsycho.2015.01.010

Suchotzki K., Verschuere, B., Peth, J., Crombez, G., & Gamer, M. (2015). Manipulating item proportion and deception reveals crucial dissociation between behavioral, autonomic, and neural indices of concealed information. Human Brain Mapping, 36(2), 427-439. doi:10.1002/hbm.22637

Suchotzki K., Verschuere, B., Crombez, G., & De Houwer, J. (2013). Reaction time measures in deception research: Comparing the effects of irrelevant and relevant stimulus-response compatibility. Acta Psychologica, 144(2), 224-231. doi:10.1016/j.actpsy.2013.06.014

Van Bockstaele, B., Verschuere, B., Moens, T., Suchotzki K., Debey, E. & Spruyt, A. (2012). Learning to lie: effects of practice on the cognitive cost of lying. Frontiers in Psychology, 3, 526. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2012.00526

Stoy M., Schlagenhauf F., Sterzer P., Bermpohl F., Hägele C., Suchotzki K., Schmack K., Wrase J., Ricken R., Knutson B., Adli M., Bauer M., Heinz A., & Ströhle A. (2012). Hyporeactivity of ventral striatum towards incentive stimuli in unmedicated depressed patients normalizes after treatment with escitalopram. Journal of Psychopharmacology, 26, 677 - 688. doi:10.1177/0269881111416686

 

Book contributions

Suchotzki, K. (2018). Challenges for the Application of Reaction Time-based Deception Detection Methods. In P. Rosenfeld (Ed.), Detecting Concealed Information and Deception: Verbal, Behavioral and Biological Methods. San Diego, CA: Elsevier/Academic Press.

Suchotzki, K., & Gamer, M., (2018). Lying and Psychology. In J. Meibauer (Ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Lying. UK: Oxford University Press.

Verschuere, B., Suchotzki, K., & Debey, E. (2015). Detecting deception through reaction times. In P. A. Granhag, A. Vrij, B. Verschuere (Eds.), Deception detection: Current challenges and new approaches. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.