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Published in Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 2021
Grounded procedures of separation are conceptualized as a learned concept. The simultaneous cultural universality of the general idea and immense diversity of its implementations might be better understood through the lens of dual inheritance theories. By drawing on examples from developmental psychology and emotion theorizing, we argue that an innate blueprint might underlie learned implementations of cleansing that vary widely.
Recommended citation: Schubert, T., & Grüning, D. (2021). Proper understanding of grounded procedures of separation needs a dual inheritance approach. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 44, E23. doi:10.1017/S0140525X20000394 cambridge-core-share-proper-understanding-of-ground…
Published in The Psychology of Populism: The Tribal Challenge to Liberal Democracy, 2021
Gabriel García Márquez, the shaman of magical realism, knew that uncertainty, in literature and in life, has its perversities. Here, we explore some facets of uncertainty, the human desire to escape from it, and its implications for populism (see also Kruglanski et al., this volume).
Recommended citation: Krueger, J. I., & Grüning, D. J. (2021). Psychological perversities and populism. The Psychology of Populism: The Tribal Challenge to Liberal Democracy, 125. http://www.sydneysymposium.unsw.edu.au/2020/chapters/KruegerSSSP2020.pdf
Published in Collabra: Cognitive Psychology, 2021
At its best, strategic thinking yields an advantage needed to beat an opponent. At the least, it protects the person from exploitation. In four studies, conducted in two countries, we used a simple number-guessing game, in which one respondent wins by guessing the number chosen by another. We show that people generate numbers nonrandomly, and, on the basis of this finding, we predict and find that nonrandom strategic choice is advantageous to the guesser if the chooser does not randomize either. As expected, respondents in the role of the guesser preferred to play a game in which they were to actively think of a number instead of randomizing if the chooser had to think of a number, too. Guessers did not prefer thinking if the chooser selected a number randomly. Having shown these limitations to strategic reasoning, we close with the observation that successful strategic reasoning may – at times – require the breaking of rules and being the first to do so.
Published in XXXX, 2021
Published in PsyArXiv, 2021
Here we present the G-PAQ, the German version of the Perth Alexithymia Questionnaire (Preece et al., 2018).
Recommended citation: Kaemmerer, M., Grüning, D. J., Luminet, O., & Preece, D. (2021, May 12). German translation of the Perth Alexithymia Questionnaire (G-PAQ). https://doi.org/10.31234/osf.io/gj5e3 https://psyarxiv.com/gj5e3/
Published in Zeitschrift für Psychologie, 2021
Recommended citation: Fiedler, K., & Grüning, D. J. (in press). A Social Psychological Toolbox for Clinical Psychology. Zeitschrift für Psychologie Coming soon...
Published in The social psychology of sociability, 2022
Recommended citation: Prepared for: Krueger, J. I., Grüning, D. J. , & Sundar, T. (2022). The social psychology of sociability. Taylor & Francis. Publication is next year
Understanding the Cumulative Redundancy Bias: A Special Case of a more General Metacognitive Regulation
Published in XXXX, 2022
Published in XXXX, 2022
The moving potential of political ads and its motivational effects on elective support. in: The impact of feeling moved on social well-being and connectedness.
Metacognitive Regulation - Cumulative Redundancy Bias, Trend and Moderation by Comparative Environment.
Understanding the Cumulative Redundancy Bias: A Special Case of a more General Metacognitive Regulation.
Supervision, University Mannheim, Psychology, 2020
Supervision for a research project with the goal of publication. Title: “Ex-partner attitude: gender, physical attractiveness and attachment style as moderators”
Undergraduate course, Brown University, Decision Sciences, 2020
Teaching the statistical parts of the Social Cognition Lab (B.Sc. level), including:
Supervision, University of Mannheim/Heidelberg University, Psychology, 2021
Supervision for a research project with the goal of publication. Title: “Ex-partner attitudes on a borderline spectrum”
Supervision, Brown University, Psychology, 2021
Supervision for the statistical handling of data on a game theoretical scenario and data on self and other perceptions in happiness.
Second teacher, Heidelberg University, Psychology, 2021
Auxilary teacher for “Behavioral Economics” (M.Sc. level). Teaching content: Social projection, Collaboration & Negotiation, Team reasoning, & Self-monitoring and helping behavior. Teaching by: (Interactive) talks, discussions, lectures, & guided group works.