Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg
  Prof. Dr. Klaus Fiedler
Raum: F 113
Tel: +49 (0) 6221-54-7270
Fax: +49 (0) 6221-54-7745
Sprechstunde: Während des Semesters: Montag, 13-14 Uhr

 

 

Peer Reviewed Publications (2013)

  • Hütter, M., Kutzner, F., & Fiedler, K. (2013). What Is Learned From Repeated Pairings? On the Scope and Generalizability of Evaluative Conditioning. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General. 
  • Vogel, T., Freytag, P., Kutzner, F., & Fiedler, K. (2013). Pseudocontingencies derived from categorically organized memory representations. Memory & Cognition. 
  • Hansen, J., Rim, S., & Fiedler, K. (2013). Psychological distance and judgments of causal impact. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology. 
  • Fiedler, K., Kutzner, F., & Vogel, T. (2013). Pseudocontingencies: Logically unwarranted but smart inferences. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 22(4), 324-329. 
  • Asendorpf, J.P., Conner, M. De Fruyt F. De Houwer, J. Denissen, J.J. A., Fiedler, K.,
    Fiedler, S., Funder, D.C., Kliegl, R. Nosek, B., Perugini, M., Roberts, B.W. Schmitt, M., van Aken, M.A.G., Weber, H., and Wicherts, J.M. (2013). Replication is more than hitting the lottery twice. European Journal of Personality, 27(2), 138-144.
  • Asendorpf, J. B., Conner, M., De Fruyt, F., De Houwer, J., Denissen, J.J.A., Fiedler, K., Fiedler, S., Funder, D. C., Kliegl, R., Nosek, B. A.,Perugini, M., Roberts, B. W., Schmitt, M., van Aken, M. A. G., Weber, H., & Wicherts, J. M. (2013). Recommendations for increasing replicability in psychology. European Journal Of Personality, 27(2), 108-119.
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Peer Reviewed Publications (2012)

  • Fiedler, K., Kutzner, F., & Krueger, J. I. (2012). The long way from α-error control to validity proper: Problems with a short-sighted false-positive debate. Perspectives On Psychological Science, 7(6), 661-669.
  • Alexopoulos, T., Fiedler, K., & Freytag, P. (2012). The impact of open and closed mindsets on evaluative priming. Cognition and Emotion, 26(6), 978-994. 
  • Fiedler, K. (2012). Meta-cognitive myopia and the dilemmas of inductive-statistical inference. The Psychology of Learning and Motivation, 57, 1-55.
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Peer Reviewed Publications (2011)

  • Fiedler, K., Schott, M., & Meiser, T. (2011). What mediation analysis can (not) do. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology.
  • Kutzner, F., Vogel, T., Freytag, P., & Fiedler, K. (2011). Contingency inferences driven by base rates: Valid by sampling. Judgment and Decision Making, 6(3), 211-221.
  • Fiedler, K., & Kareev, Y. (2011). Clarifying the advantage of small samples – As it relates to statistical wisdom and Cahan’s normative intuitions. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, & Cognition.
  • Kareev, Y., & Fiedler, K. (2011). Judge for Yourself: Response to Evans & Buehner (2011). Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, & Cognition.
  • Kutzner, F., Vogel, T., Freytag, P., & Fiedler, K. (2011). A Robust Classic: Illusory correlations are maintained under extended operant learning. Experimental Psychology.
  • De Houwer, J., Fiedler, K., & Moors, A. (2011). Strengths and limitations of theoretical explanations in psychology: Introduction to the special section. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 6, 161-162.
  • Fiedler, K., Bluemke, M., & Unkelbach, C. (2011). On the adaptive flexibility of evaluative priming. Memory & Cognition, 39(4), 557-572.
  • Fiedler, K., & Unkelbach, C. (2011). Evaluative conditioning depends on higher order cognitive processes. Cognition & Emotion, 25, 639-656.
  • Freytag, P., Bluemke, M., & Fiedler, K. (2011). An adaptive-learning approach to affect regulation: Strategic influences on evaluative priming. Cognition & Emotion, 25(3), 426-439. 
  • Eder, A. B., Fiedler, K., & Hamm-Eder, S. (2011). Illusory correlations revisited: The role of pseudocontingencies and working-memory capacity. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 64(3), 517-532.
  • Fiedler, K., Freytag, P., & Unkelbach, C. (2011). Great oaks from giant acorns grow: How causal-impact judgments depend on the strength of a cause. European Journal of Social Psychology, 41(2), 162-172.
  • Fiedler, K., & Unkelbach, C. (2011). Lottery attractiveness and presentation mode of probability and value information. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, 24(1), 99-115.
  • Fiedler, K. (2011). Voodoo correlations are everywhere – Not only in social neurosciences. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 6, 163-171.
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Peer Reviewed Publications (2010)

  • Samochowiec, J., Wänke, M., & Fiedler, K. (2010). Political ideology at face value. Social Psychology and Personality Science, 1, 206-213.
  • Fiedler, K., Renn, S., & Kareev, Y. (2010). Mood and judgments based on sequential sampling. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, 23(5), 483-495.
  • Fiedler, K. (2010). Pseudocontingencies can override genuine contingencies between multiple cues. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 17(4), 504-509.
  • Vogel, T., Kutzner, F., Fiedler, K., & Freytag, P. (2010). Exploiting attractiveness in persuasion: Senders’ implicit theories about receivers’ processing motivation. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 36(6), 830-842.
  • Friese, M., & Fiedler, K. (2010). Being on the lookout for validity: Comment on Sriram and Greenwald (2009). Experimental Psychology, 57(3), 228-232. 
  • Fiedler, K. (2010). How to Study Cognitive Decision Algorithms: The Case of the Priority Heuristic. Judgment and Decision Making, 5, 21-32.
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Peer Reviewed Publications (2009)

  • Kareev, Y., Fiedler, K. & Avrahami, J. (2009). Base rates, contingencies, and prediction behavior. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory & Cognition, 35, 371–380.  
  • Fiedler, K., Kaczor, K., Haarmann, S., Stegmüller, M., & Maloney, J. (2009). Incidental and intentional memory for faces: When eyewitnesses are interested in targets’ attraction, rather than their identity. European Journal of Social Psychology, 39, 793-807.
  • Fiedler, K., Freytag, P., & Meiser, T. (2009). Pseudocontingencies: An Integrative Account of an Intriguing Cognitive Illusion. Psychological Review, 116, 187-206. 
  • Kutzner, F., Freytag, P., Vogel, T., & Fiedler, K. (2009). Base-rate neglect based on base-rates in experience-based contingency learning. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 90, 23–32.
  • Fiedler, K., Unkelbach, C., & Freytag, P. (2009). On splitting and merging categories: A regression account of subadditivity. Memory & Cognition, 37, 383-393. 
  • Fiedler, K., & Wänke, M. (2009). The cognitive-ecological approach to rationality in social psychology. Social Cognition, 27, 699-732.
  • Fiedler, K. (2009). On embodied cognition and mental simulation: A meta-theoretical comment to Zwaan’s treatise. European Journal of Social Psychology, 39, 1156-1159. 
  • Fiedler, K., Renn, S.-Y., & Kareev, Y. (2009). Mood and decisions based on sequential sampling. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, 22, 1-13.
  • Bluemke, M. & Fiedler, K. (2009). Baserate effects on the IAT. Consciousness & Cognition, 18,1029-1038.
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Peer Reviewed Publications (2008)

  • Unkelbach, C., Fiedler, K., Bayer, M., Stegmüller, M., & Danner, D. (2008). Why positive information is processed faster: The density hypothesis. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 95(1), 36-49.
  • Fiedler, K. (2008). The implicit meta-theory that has inspired and restricted LCM research: Why some studies were conducted but others not. Journal of Language and Social Psychology, 27(2), 182-196.
  • Fiedler, K. (2008). The ultimate sampling dilemma in experience-based decision making. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 34(1), 186-203.
  • Fiedler, K. (2008). Language: A toolbox for sharing and influencing social reality. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 3(1), 38-47.
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 Peer Reviewed Publications (2007)

  • Kiefer, M., Schuch, S., Schenck, W., & Fiedler, K. (2007). Mood states modulate activity in semantic brain areas during emotional word encoding. Cerebral Cortex, 17(7), 1516-1530.
  • Unkelbach, C., Fiedler, K., & Freytag, P. (2007). Information repetition in evaluative judgments: Easy to monitor, hard to control. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 103(1), 37-52.
  • Fiedler, K., Freytag, P., & Unkelbach, C. (2007). Pseudocontingencies in a simulated classroom. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 92(4), 665-677.
  • Kiefer, M., Schuch, S., Schenck, W., & Fiedler, K. (2007). Emotion and memory: Event-related potential indices predictive for subsequent successful memory depend on the emotional mood state. Advances in Cognitive Psychology, 3(3), 363-373.
  • Fiedler, K. (2007). Construal level theory as an integrative framework for behavioral decision-making research and consumer psychology. Journal of Consumer Psychology, 17(2), 101-106.
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 Peer Reviewed Publications (2006)

  • Koriat, A., Fiedler, K., & Bjork, R. A. (2006). Inflation of conditional predictions. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 135(3), 429-447.
  • Kareev, Y., & Fiedler, K. (2006). Nonproportional Sampling and the Amplification of Correlations. Psychological Science, 17(8), 715-720.
  • Fiedler, K., & Kareev, Y. (2006). Does decision quality (always) increase with the size of information samples? Some vicissitudes in applying the law of large numbers. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 32(4), 883-903.
  • Fiedler, K., Messner, C., & Bluemke, M. (2006). Unresolved problems with the 'I', the 'A', and the 'T': A logical and psychometric critique of the Implicit Association Test (IAT). European Review of Social Psychology, 17, 74-147.
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 Peer Reviewed Publications (2005)

  • Fiedler, K., & Wänke, M. (2005). On the vicissitudes of cultural and evolutionary approaches to social cognition: The case of meta-cognitive myopia. Journal of Cultural and Evolutionary Psychology, 2, 23-42.

  • Fiedler, K., & Bluemke, M. (2005). Faking the IAT: Aided and unaided response control on the implicit association tests. Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 27(4), 307-316.

  • Fiedler, K., Schenck, W., Watling, M., & Menges, J. I. (2005). Priming Trait Inferences Through Pictures and Moving Pictures: The Impact of Open and Closed Mindsets. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 88(2), 229-244.

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 Selected Peer Reviewed Publications (2004 and before)

  • Fiedler, K., & Freytag, P. (2004). Pseudocontingencies. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 87(4), 453-467.
  • Fiedler, K. (2004). Tools, toys, tenure, truisms, and theories: Some thoughts on the creative cycle of theory formation. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 8, 123-131.
  • Fiedler, K., Blümke, M., & Friese, M. (2003). On the different uses of linguistic abstractness: From LIB to LEB and beyond. European Journal of Social Psychology, 33, 441-453.
  • Fiedler, K., Walther, E., Freytag, P., & Nickel, S. (2003) Inductive reasoning and judgment interference: Experiments on Simpsons paradox. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 29, 14-27.
  • Fiedler, K. (2000). Beware of samples! A cognitive-ecological sampling approach to judgment biases. Psychological Review, 107(4), 659-676.
  • Fiedler, K. (1996). Explaining and simulating judgment biases as an aggregation phenomenon in probabilistic, multiple-cue environments. Psychological Review, 103(1), 193-214.
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 Forthcoming

  • Fiedler, K., & Unkelbach, C. (submitted). Reversing the evaluative conditioning of faces. Manuscript submitted for publication.
  • Fiedler, K., & Prokop, I. (submitted) Some psychometric problems of criteria-based statement analysis: Codability, discriminant validity, and the Need to Control for text-length artifacts.
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 Book Chapters

  • Fiedler, K., Kareev, Y., Plessner, H., Betsch, C., & Betsch, T. (2008). Implications and ramifications of a sample-size approach to intuition. In Intuition in judgment and decision making. (pp. 149-170). Mahwah, NJ, US: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates Publishers.
  • Kashima, Y., Fiedler, K., Freytag, P., (2008). Stereotype dynamics: An introduction and overview. In Stereotype dynamics: Language-based approaches to the formation, maintenance, and transformation of stereotypes. (pp. 1-8). Mahwah, NJ, US: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates Publishers.
  • Fiedler, K., Blumke, M., Freytag, P., Unkelbach, C., Koch, S., Kashima, Y., et al. (2008). A semiotic approach to understanding the role of communication in stereotyping. In Stereotype dynamics: Language-based approaches to the formation, maintenance, and transformation of stereotypes. (pp. 95-116). Mahwah, NJ, US: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates Publishers.
  • Kashima, Y., Fiedler, K., & Freytag, P. (2008). Stereotype dynamics: Language-based approaches to the formation, maintenance, and transformation of stereotypes. Mahwah, NJ, US: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates Publishers.
  • Fiedler, K., Kruglanski, A. W., & Higgins, E. T. (2007). Information ecology and the explanation of social cognition and behavior. In Social psychology: Handbook of basic principles (2nd ed.). (pp. 176-200). New York, NY, US: Guilford Press.
  • Fiedler, K. (2007). Social Communication. New York, NY, US: Psychology Press.
  • Bless, H., Fiedler, K., & Forgas, J. P. (2006). Mood and the regulation of information processing and behavior. In Affect in social thinking and behavior. (pp. 65-84). New York, NY, US: Psychology Press.
  • Fiedler, K., & Van Lange, P. A. M. (2006). On Theories and Societal Practice: Getting Rid of a Myth. In Bridging social psychology: Benefits of transdisciplinary approaches. (pp. 65-69). Mahwah, NJ, US: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates Publishers.
  • Fiedler, K., Juslin, P., Fiedler, K., & Juslin, P. (2006). Taking the Interface between Mind and Environment Seriously. In Information sampling and adaptive cognition. (pp. 3-29). New York, NY, US: Cambridge University Press.
  • Juslin, P., Fiedler, K., Chater, N., Fiedler, K., & Juslin, P. (2006). Less Is More in Covariation Detection--Or Is It? In Information sampling and adaptive cognition. (pp. 92-123). New York, NY, US: Cambridge University Press.
  • Freytag, P., Fiedler, K., Fiedler, K., & Juslin, P. (2006). Subjective Validity Judgments as an Index of Sensitivity to Sampling Bias. In Information sampling and adaptive cognition. (pp. 127-146). New York, NY, US: Cambridge University Press.
  • Fiedler, K., & Juslin, P. (2006). Information sampling and adaptive cognition. New York, NY, US: Cambridge University Press.
  • Fiedler, K., & Walther, E. (2004). Stereotyping as inductive hypothesis testing. New York: Psychology Press.
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 Research Interests

  • Language and cognition 

  • Person memory 

  • Inductive information processing 

  • Emotion and cognition 

  • Cognitive-environmental interface 

  • Constructive memory 

  • Lie detection 

  • Associative learning 

  • Judgment and decision making 

  • Attribution research 

  • Methodology 

  • Computer simulation models 

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 Academic Career

1975: Diploma in psychology. Diploma thesis on misattribution of emotional reactions.

1979: Dr. phil. Dissertation on social judgment formation. Dissertation award of the University of Giessen.

1984: Habilitation (a kind of advanced PhD in the German academic system), based on a monograph on contingency assessment.

1975 - 1978: Research assistant in a large-scale project on computer utilization in the study of psychology. Development of computer-assisted instruction programs and computer-controlled experiments.

1978 - 1980: Research assistant in the Psychological Department of the University of Giessen. Research and teaching in psycholinguistics, experimental and social psychology.

1980 - 1982: Habilitation fellow of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft. Experimental studies on contingency detection and rule learning.

1982 - 1987: Assistant professor University of Giessen. Teaching and research in methodology, social and experimental psychology.

1987 - 1990: Psychology professor (C2) in cognitive and social-cognitive psychology, University of Giessen.

1990 - 1992: Professor (C3) for social psychology and microsociology in Mannheim.

since 1992: Full professor (C4) for social psychology at the University of Heidelberg.