Societal relevance and methodological rigor are the key drivers of my research
My research centers on rigid attitudes and ways to overcome them by means of enhancing cognitive flexibility. Mostly, I investigate the role of communication as a form of social influence that can reduce biases resulting from stereotypes and prejudice.
Other topics I examine include possibilities to build interpersonal as well intergroup trust, and the consequences of conspirational thinking.
- Sassenberg, K.*, Winter, K..*, Becker, D., Ditrich, L., Moskowitz, G.B., & Scholl, A. (in press). Flexibility mindsets: Reducing biases that result from spontaneous processing. European Review of Social Psychology. *shared first-authorship.
- Knab, N.,* Winter, K.,* & Steffens, M. C. (2021). Flexing the extremes: Increasing cognitive flexibility with a paradoxical leading questions intervention. Social Cognition, 39(2), 225-242. *Shared first-authorship. https://doi.org/10.1521/soco.2021.39.2.225
Winter, K., Scholl, A., & Sassenberg, K. (2021). A matter of flexibility: Changing outgroup attitudes through messages with negations. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 120(4), 956-976. https://doi.org/10.1037/pspi0000305
- Political Psychology (seminar)
- Social influence (research seminar & project)
- Cooperation in teams (research seminar & project)
- Bachelor and Master theses
- Workshop organization on the topic of sicence-practice-transfer in the domain of refugee integration (German) Workshop program.pdf
- Blog article on stereotypes and prejudice: https://blog.speak.social/stereotypes
- Interview on stereotypes and prejudice (German): https://kirchenfernsehen.de/video/dieser-weg-vorurteile
- Since 2019: Post-Doctoral researcher / Social Processes Lab, IWM, Tuebingen, Germany
- 2019: PhD (Dr. rer. nat., summa cum laude), University of Tuebingen; receiver of the university’s dissertation award
- 2018: Visiting scholar at University of Groningen (NL)
- 2016 – 2019: PhD Student / Social Processes Lab, IWM Tuebingen, Germany
- 2016: MSc in Psychology (cum laude), University of Tuebingen, Germany