We had a very nice barbecue afternoon on 13.06.2022 in front of the HZO of the RUB.
The whole team of social psychology participated and brought culinary delicacies.
In the evening, there was a small karaoke show with light effects and all the necessary equipment.
On 19.05.2022 we took part in a guided tour of the Fiege brewery. The whole team was enthusiastic and at the end everyone sat in the „Fiege Bierstube“ on the top floor. We used the time to try some of the delicious beers, and had a side dish of curry sausage with bread rolls. It was a very interesting event and is definitely to be recommended.
Our team wishes you a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year!
At the beginning of December we decided to update our team picture. Say hi to our new members! Copyright: ©RUB, Marquard
Also: Navid Schürmeyer joined our team as a research assistant. Welcome, Navid!
Right picture: On 26.11, our former team member Katharina Diel successfully defended her PhD thesis and received her doctorate at Universität zu Köln. Congratulations, Kathi!
Left picture: Our former team member Sophia Terwiel also successfully defended her PhD thesis and received her doctorate. Congratulations to you too, Sophia!
Vladimir Ponizovskiy has joined our team as a Research Fellow on the first of November.
Also: On the 15th of November, Isabelle Weißflog also joined our team. She will cooperate with Lusine Grigoryan in her studies on Identity and Prejudice.
The 2020 faculty teaching awards have been announced. Congrats to Lusine Grigoryan for receiving the best overall teaching score award for seminar teaching and for the category award for "fairest scoring", and to Wilhelm Hofmann for the category award for "gain of new knowledge"!
Wilhelm Hofmann has been invited to join the newly formed climate crisis task force of the German Psychological Society (DGPS). The task force is chaired by Prof. Dr. Gerhard Reese (University of Koblenz-Landau).
On December 2nd, Wilhelm Hofmann delivered his inaugural address entiteld "Social Psychology in Everyday Life: The Case of Trust" - thanks to everyone for joining in!
Wilhelm Hofmann has been named to the 2020 Highly Cited Researchers list from Clarivate’s Web of Science citation index. The list identifies researchers who have demonstrated significant influence in their academic field or across several fields through the publication of multiple highly cited papers during the last decade.
The public, interdisciplinary lecture series on climate change and sustainability has started. It is co-organized by Scientists for Future Bochum and the Social Psychology Area. For more information and schedule of talks click here
On July 10 we had our 2020 day out with a relaxing bike tour along the beautiful river Ruhr and some industrial heritage sites.
Lusine Grigoryan received the BIGGS Best Paper Award 2020 by the Bremen International Graduate School of the Social Sciences. Congratulations, Lucy!
Tijana Kuzmanovic has joined our team as postdoctoral researchers.
Tijana Kuzmanovic begins a new 3-year Research Associate position in our unit and continues her work on intergroup relations and prejudice.
We enjoy teaching Social Psychology! Four group members received faculty teaching awards for the 2020 summer term (from left to right): Phillip Ozimek („support of students“), Sonja Grelle („fairest scoring“), Wilhelm Hofmann („best overall lecture evaluation“) [represented here by Maike Luhmann], and Hans-Werner Bierhoff („fairest scoring“).
A picture of Stephen´s Defense! Congratulations once again
Also: Jule Oettinghaus and Amelie Schmidt joined our team as research assistants.
Justine Saal has joined our team as research assistant.
On July 23, Stephen Murphy successfully defended his PhD thesis "Self-determined motivation and its effect on health-based self-regulatory processes" at Loughborough University. Congratulations, Stephen!
On July 6, we spent our annual team outing ("fun day") at the nearby Lake Kemnade.
Heike Splieth has joined our team as new office manager. Heike will support the unit in all administrative aspects regarding teaching, research projects, and general administrative aspects. Welcome to our team!
Kim Babel has joined our team as research assistant.
Phillip Ozimek received the faculty teaching award for the category of "best seminar design" during the 2019/20 winter term. Congratulations, Phillip!
On June 21, Lusine Grigoryan successfully defended her PhD thesis "Beyond Us vs. Them: Explaining Intergroup Bias in Multiple Categorization" at Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS). The examination board, consisting of Prof. Dr. Klaus Boehnke, Prof. Dr. Christopher Cohrs, Prof. Dr. Ulrich Kühnen, Prof. Dr. Michael Bender, Prof. Dr. Mandy Boehnke, Dr. Dora Simunovic, and Ms. Malgorzata Jakubowska, unanimously decided on a "pass with distinction", which is awarded at BIGSSS for "a particularly outstanding performance". Congratulations, Lusine!
Stephen Murphy has joined our team as a postdoctoral researcher. Stephen will start his work on a three-year ORA research project on "Hedonic Compensation," a bi-national project together with Lotte Van Dillen, Henk van Steenbergen, and Floor van Meer at Leiden University. You can find more information on his research and past work here
Linda Reimann has joined our team as research assistant.
Lusine Grigoryan and Grace Larson have joined our team as postdoctoral researchers.
Grace Larson continues her work on the ORA research project on "Implicit Partner Evaluations," a bi-national project together with Francesca Righetti and Ruddy Faure at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU). You can find more information on her research and past work here
Lusine Grigoryan begins a new 3-year Research Associate position in our unit and continues her work on intergroup relations and prejudice. Read more about her research and past work here
Katharina Diel and Sonja Grelle have joined our team as doctoral researchers in April.
Katharina Diel will continue her work on the DFG research project "Pushing, Coasting, Disengaging: How Social Comparison Impacts Self-Regulation" as part of the research unit "Relativity in Social Cognition". Read more about her research and past work here.
Sonja Grelle is embarking on a new 3-year PhD project in our unit working on themes related to behavioral economics and morality. You can find more information on her research and past work here
Wilhelm Hofmann has been appointed Professor of Social Psychology (see faculty news here)