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Jochim Hansen

Jochim Hansen

My research focuses on three topics in the area of social cognition:

One major line of research examines the informativeness of cognitive fluency experiences for social judgments and decisions. In particular, this research focuses on the influence of the processing context on the informational value of fluency experiences.

A second line of research examines some determinants and consequences of abstract (i.e., decontextualized, coherent, superordinate) versus concrete (i.e., context-dependent, detailed, subordinate) mental representations. For instance, I investigate the influence of action representation on imitation processes.

A third line of research concentrates on the relationship between psychological distance and causality perceptions. Accordingly, my research program brings together aspects of experiences during cognitive processing (i.e., fluency) and mental representations (i.e., level of abstractness)—both of which are important when social agents make judgments and decisions.

Primary Interests:

  • Attitudes and Beliefs
  • Causal Attribution
  • Communication, Language
  • Nonverbal Behavior
  • Persuasion, Social Influence
  • Self and Identity
  • Social Cognition

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Jochim Hansen
Department of Psychology
University of Salzburg
Hellbrunnerstr. 34
5020 Salzburg

  • Phone: +43 662 8044 5177

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