Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg
  Dipl.-Psych. Tobias Krüger
Raum: F 107
Tel: +49 (0) 6221-54-7277
Fax: +49 (0) 6221-54-7745
Sprechstunde: n. V.

 

Research Interests

  • Consumer & Marketing Research (e.g., Framing; Attraction Effect; Evaluability; Product Bundles; Counrtry of Origin)
  • Judgment and Decision Making (e.g. Joint versus Separate Evaluations)
  • Social Cognition (e.g., Psychological Distance & Construal Level; Assimilation versus Contrast; Categorization)
  • Psychophysics and Response Scaling (e.g., Scale Granularity Effects)
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Publications

Journal Articles

  • Alves, H., Unkelbach, C., Burghardt, J., Koch, A. S., Krüger, T., & Becker, D. V. (in press). A density explanation of valence asymmetries in recognition memory. Memory & Cognition.
  • Krüger, T., Mata, A., & Ihmels, M. (2014). The Presenter’s Paradox Revisited: An Evaluation Mode Account. Journal of Consumer Research, 41(4), online first. doi: 10.1086/678393 [download]
  • Krüger, T., Fiedler, K., Koch, A. S., & Alves, H. (2014). Response Category Width as a Psychophysical Manifestation of Construal Level and Distance. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 40(4), 501-512. doi: 10.1177/0146167213517009 [Link]

Book Chapters

  • Fiedler, K., Hofferbert, J., Woellert, F., Krüger, T., & Koch, A. (in press). The Tragedy of Democratic Decision Making. In J. Forgas, W. Crano, & K. Fiedler (Eds.), Social Psychological Appraoches to Political Psychology
  • Fiedler, K., & Krüger, T. (2014). Language and Attribution: Implicit Causal and Dispositional Information Contained in Words. In T. M. Holtgraves (Ed.), Oxford Handbook of Language and Social Psychology. New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Fiedler, K., & Krüger, T. (2014). Sprachliche Kommunikation: Sprache als Mittel der Beeinflussung. In M. Blanz, A. Florack & U. Piontkowski (Eds.), Kommunikation. Eine interdisziplinäre Einführung. Stuttgart: Kohlhammer.

Forthcoming

  • Krüger, T., Alves, H., & Koch, A. (under review). Latitude of Price Acceptance Across Psychological Distance.
  • Krüger, T., & Mata, A. (under review). Inferential Latitude: Degrees of Freedom for Social Projection.
  • Fiedler, K., Krüger, T., & Koch, A. (under review).Dyadic Judgments Based on Conflicting Samples: The Inability to Ignore Invalid Input.
  • Krüger, T., Vogel, T., & Wänke, M. (under review). Framing Effects in Consumer Judgment and Decision-Making.
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Conference Contributions

  • Krüger, T. & Mata, A. (2014). Target Vagueness as a Moderator of Social ProjectionTalk presented at the 16th European Social Cognition Network Transfer of Knowledge Conference (ESCON2), Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium.
  • Krüger, T. & Urbiola, A., & Urschler, D. (2014). The Ingroup Projection Effect - An Account of Category Abstractness. Talk presented at the Summer School of the European Association of Social Psychology (EASP), Lisbon, Portugal.
  • Krüger, T. & Mata, A. (2014). The Influence of Inferential Latitude on Social Projection and Familiarity. Talk presented at the Conference of the European Association of Social Psychology (EASP), Amsterdam, Netherlands.
  • Krüger, T. (2013). The Influence of Psychological Ownership On Price Range Estimates. Poster presented at the Workshop on Ownership and Decision Making, Vienna, Austria.
  • Krüger, T., & Fiedler, K. (2013). Kategorienbreite: Eine neue Perspektive zur quantitativen Beschreibung von Abstraktheit und psychologischer Distanz. Talk presented at Fachgruppentagung Sozialpsychologie (FGSP), Hagen, Germany.
  • Krüger, T. (2013). The Influence of Construal Level and Psychological Distance on the Width of Response Categories. Talk presented at the Lisbon-Heidelberg Meeting, Heidelberg, Germany.
  • Krüger, T., & Fiedler, K. (2013). Conceptualizing Construal Level in Terms of Category Width. Talk presented at the 55th Conference of Experimental Psychologists (TeaP), Vienna, Austria.
  • Krüger, T., & Fiedler, K. (2013). Conceptualizing Construal Level in Terms of Category Width. Poster presented at the 14th Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP), New Orleans, LA, USA.
  • Krüger, T., & Fiedler, K. (2012). Understanding Construal Level in Terms of Category Width. Talk presented at the 14th European Social Cognition Network Transfer of Knowledge Conference (ESCON2), Estoril, Portugal.
  • Krüger, T. (2012). Construal Level and Category Width - Towards a Better Understanding of Abstractness. Talk presented at the SoDoc, Würzburg, Germany.
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Teaching

Seminars

  • 2013/14: PSQ Scientific Writing
  • 2013: PSQ Scientific Presentation
  • 2012/13: PSQ Scientific Writing
  • 2012: KLF "Die haben herausgefunden, dass....."
  • 2012: PSQ Scientific Presentation
  • 2011/12: PSQ Scientific Writing

Supervised Theses
Hinweis für Studierende: Wenn Interesse an der Zusammenarbeit für eine Abschlussarbeit (BSc / MSc) besteht, können wir gern in einem unverbindlichen Gespräch Ideen diskutieren. Bitte einfach eine Mail an mich schreiben, oder im Büro vorbeischauen.

  • Harris, C. A. (2013). Wenn der Blick in die Ferne schweift - der Einfluss verschiedener Sinne auf das Construal Level.
  • Ache, F. (2012). Increasing Experience: Effects of Sequential Versus Simultaneous Information Presentation on Construal Level.

 

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Other Services

  • Ad-hoc reviewer at Social Psychology
  • Writer for the German In-Mind Blog [Link]
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Academic Career

  • since Nov. 2011: PhD candidate, University of Heidelbrg
  • 2006-2011: University of Heidelberg, diploma in psychology
  • 2010: University of Melbourne, Australia
  • 2009-2010: Cornell University, USA