The main focus of my research is on the impact of self-regulation processes on social interaction and intergroup behavior. As a part of this I have been studying social interaction via computer-mediated communicaiton. My work covers phenomena such as social discrimination, prejudice, and intragroup processes (e.g., knowledge exchange), as well as the impact of self-regulation in the context of social power and leadership. More recently, I have started to conduct Research on the impact of threat and discrete emotions on memory and interpersonal behavior.
- Communication, Language
- Group Processes
- Intergroup Relations
- Internet and Virtual Psychology
- Prejudice and Stereotyping
- Self and Identity
- Otten, S., Sassenberg, K., & Kessler, T. (Eds.). (2009). Intergroup relations: The role of motivation and emotion. East Sussex: Psychology Press.
- Hamstra, M. R. W., Sassenberg, K., Van Yperen, N. W., & Wisse, B. (2014). Followers feel valued – When leaders’ regulatory focus makes leaders exhibit behavior that fits followers’ regulatory focus. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 51, 34-40.
- Hansen, N., & Sassenberg, K. (2006). Does social identification harm or serve as a buffer? The impact of social identification on anger after experiencing social discrimination. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 32, 983-996.
- Jonas, K. J., & Sassenberg, K. (2006). Knowing how to react: Automatic response priming from social categories. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 90, 709-721.
- Ray, D. G., Neugebauer, J., Sassenberg, K., Buder, J., & Hesse, F. W. (2013). Motivation shortcomings in explantation: The role of comparative self-evaluation and awareness of explanation recipient's knowledge.Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 142, 445-457.
- Sassenberg, K., Ellemers, N., & Scheepers, D. (2012). The attraction of social power: The influence of construing power as opportunity versus responsibility. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 48, 550-555.
- Sassenberg, K., Jonas, K. J., Shah, J. Y., & Brazy, P. C. (2007). Why some groups just feel better: The regulatory fit of group power. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 92, 249-267.
- Sassenberg, K., Kessler, T., & Mummendey, A. (2003). Less negative = more positive? Social discrimination as avoidance or approach. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 39, 48-58.
- Sassenberg, K., Landkammer, F. & Jacoby, J. (2014). The influence of regulatory focus and group vs. individual goals on the evaluation bias in the context of group decision making. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 54, 153-164.
- Sassenberg, K., Matschke, C., & Scholl, A. (2011). The impact of discrepancies from ingroup norms on group members' well-being and motivation. European Journal of Social Psychology, 41, 886-897.
- Sassenberg, K., & Moskowitz, G. B. (2005). Don't stereotype, think different! Overcoming automatic stereotype activation by mindset priming. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 41, 506-514.
- Sassenberg, K., Moskowitz, G. B., Jacoby, J., & Hansen, N. (2007). The carry-over effect of competition: The impact of competition on prejudice towards uninvolved outgroups. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 43, 529-538.
- Sassenberg, K., Sassenrath, C., & Fetterman, A. (in press). Threat ≠ prevention, challenge ≠ promotion: The impact of threat, challenge, and regulatory focus on attention to negative stimuli. Cognition and Emotion
- Sassenberg, K., & Scholl, A. (2013). If I can do it my way …The influence of regulatory focus on job-related values and job attraction. Journal of Economic Psychology, 38, 58-70.
- Sassenberg, K., & Woltin, K.-A. (2008). Group-based self-regulation: The effects of regulatory focus. European Review of Social Psychology, 19, 126-164.
- Sassenrath, C., Sassenberg, K., & Scholl, A. (2014). From a distance …: The impact of approach and avoidance motivational orientation on perspective taking. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 5, 18-26.
- Sassenrath, C., Sassenberg, K., & Semin, G. (2013). Cool, but understanding.. Experiencing cooler temperatures promotes perspective-taking performance. Acta Psychologica, 143 245-251.
- Scholl, A., & Sassenberg, K. (2014). Where could we stand if I had…? How social power impacts counterfactual thinking after failure. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 53, 51-61.
- Weiss, D., Sassenberg, K., & Freund, A. M. (2013). When feeling different pays off: How older adults can counteract negative age-related Iinformation. Psychology and Aging, 28, 1140-1146.
- Sassenberg, K., & Jonas, K. J. (2007). Attitude change and social influence on the net. In A. N. Joinson, K. Y. A. McKenna, T. Postmes, & U.-D. Reips (Eds.), Oxford Handbook of Internet Psychology (pp. 273-288). Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.
- Phone: +49 7071 979 220
- Fax: +49 7071 979 200
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