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Prof. Dr. Mario Gollwitzer

E-Mail: mario.gollwitzer[AT]staff.uni-marburg.de
Phone: ++49(0)6421-28-23669
Office: 01.058

Department of Psychology
Psychological Methods
Gutenbergstrasse 18
D-35032 Marburg

 

Academic Education and Positions

  • 2000: Diploma in Psychology (University of Trier, Germany)
  • 2000-2005: Postgraduate research assistant, University of Trier, Department of Psychology (Social Psychology)
  • 2004: Ph.D. in Psychology (University of Trier, Germany)
  • 2005-2010: Associate Professor of Methodology and Evaluation, University of Koblenz-Landau; Department of Psychology, Co-Director of the "Center for Methods, Diagnostics, and Evaluation" at the University of Koblenz-Landau
  • 2009: Visiting Professor, Humboldt-University Berlin, Department of Psychology (Methodology and Statistics)
  • since April 2010: Full Professor of Psychological Methodology, Philipps University Marburg
  • 2012: Visiting Professor, Princeton University, Department of Psychology
  • since December 2012: Full Professor of Methodology and Social Psychology, Philipps University Marburg

 

Editorial Services


Memberships in Scientific Societies

 

Teaching

  • Psychological Methods
  • Statistics
  • Evaluation Research

 

Awards

  • Teaching Excellence Award 2005 of the Federate State of Rhineland-Palatine
  • Teaching Excellence Award 2008 of the Federate State of Rhineland-Palatine

 

 Research Interests

  • Social psychological research on retributive justice (including revenge and punishment)
  • Individual differences in 'justice sensitivity' and their relation to moral reasoning and moral behavior
  • Effects of violent video games on cognition, emotion, and behavior
  • Effects and efficiencies of aggression prevention and social skills trainings among children and adolescents
  • Science communication

 

Current Research Projects

 

Former Research Projects

  • 2011-2013: "Motivated Biases in the Reception of Scientific Knowledge" (funded by the German Research Foundation, DFG, as part of the Special Priority Program 1409 (Science and the Public); together with Dr. Tobias Rothmund (University of Koblenz-Landau)
  • 2009-2012: "VISCOM: Improving the Media Relations of Social Science Research" (funded by the Volkswagen Foundation)
  • 2006-2009: "Motivated Biases in the Reception of Scientific Knowledge" (funded by the German Research Foundation)
  • 2009: "Security risks of using shared computers" (funded by the German Federal Criminal Police Office)
  • 2004: "Anti-Aggression Trainings at Schools (Ministry of the Interior, Rhineland-Palatine; Criminal Prevention Council, Trier)
  • 2003: "The Implicit Association Test as a Tool for Measuring the Effectiveness of a School-Based Violence Prevention Training" (University of Trier Research Fund)
  • 2002: "A Computer-Based Scenario for Investigating Retributive Reactions" (University of Trier Research Fund)

 

 

Publications 

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Books:

  • Eid, M., Gollwitzer, M. & Schmitt, M. (2013). Statistik und Forschungsmethoden [Statistics and Research Methods] (3rd ed.). Weinheim: Beltz.
  • Gollwitzer, M., Lotz, S., Schlösser, T. & Streicher, B. (Hrsg.) (2013). Soziale Gerechtigkeit: Was unsere Gesellschaft aus den Erkenntnissen der Gerechtigkeitspsychologie lernen kann [Social justice: What society can learn from a psychology of justice]. Göttingen: Hogrefe.
  • Gollwitzer, M. & Jäger, R. S. (2009). Evaluation kompakt [Evaluation compact]. Weinheim: Beltz.
  • Gollwitzer, M. & Schmitt, M. (2009). Sozialpsychologie kompakt [Social Psychology compact]. Weinheim: Beltz.
  • Gollwitzer, M., Pfetsch, J., Schneider, V., Schulz, A., Steffke, T. & Ulrich, C. (Hrsg.) (2007). Gewaltprävention bei Kindern und Jugendlichen [Violence Prevention for Children and Adolescents]. Göttingen: Hogrefe.
  • Steffgen, G. & Gollwitzer, M. (Eds.) (2007). Emotions and aggressive behavior. Göttingen: Hogrefe & Huber.

 

Selected peer-reviewed articles:

  • Gollwitzer, M., Skitka, L. J., Wisneski, D., Sjöström, A., Liberman, P., Nazir, S. J., & Bushman, B. J. (in press). Vicarious revenge and the death of Osama bin Laden. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin.
  • Nauroth, P., Gollwitzer, M., Bender, J. & Rothmund, T. (in press). Gamers against science: The case of the violent video games debate. European Journal of Social Psychology.
  • Rothmund, T., Gollwitzer, M., Bender, J., & Klimmt, C. (in press). Short- and long-term effects of virtual violence on cooperation and social trust. Media Psychology.
  • Gollwitzer, M., Rothmund, T. & Süssenbach, P. (2013). The Sensitivity to Mean Intentions (SeMI) model: Basic assumptions, recent findings, and potential avenues for future research. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 7, 415-426.
  • Braun, J., & Gollwitzer, M. (2012). Leniency for out-group offenders. European Journal of Social Psychology, 42, 883-892.
  • Gollwitzer, M., & Melzer, A. (2012). Macbeth and the joystick: Evidence for moral cleansing after playing a violent video game. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 48, 1356-1360.
  • Gollwitzer, M., & Bushman, B. J. (2012). Do victims of injustice punish to improve their mood? Social Psychology and Personality Science, 3, 572-580.
  • Gollwitzer, M., Rothmund, T., Alt, B., & Jekel, M. (2012). Victim sensitivity and the accuracy of social judgments. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 38, 975-984.
  • Gollwitzer, M., & Rothmund, T. (2011). What exactly are victim-sensitive persons sensitive to? Journal of Research in Personality, 45, 448-455.
  • Gollwitzer, M., Meder, M., & Schmitt, M. (2011). What gives victims satisfaction when they seek revenge? European Journal of Social Psychology, 41, 364-374.
  • Rothmund, T., Gollwitzer, M., & Klimmt, C. (2011). Of virtual victims and victimized virtues: Differential effects of experienced aggression in video games on social cooperation. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 37, 107-119.
  • Gollwitzer, M., Rothmund, T., Pfeiffer, A., & Ensenbach, C. (2009). Why and when Justice Sensitivity leads to pro- and antisocial behavior. Journal of Research in Personality, 43, 999-1005.
  • Gollwitzer, M., & Denzler, M. (2009). What makes revenge so sweet: Seeing the offender suffer or delivering a message? Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 45, 840-844.

 

Selected book chapters:

  • Gollwitzer, M., Keller, L., & Braun, J. (2012). Retributive punishment in a social context. In E. Kals & J. Maes (Eds.), Justice and conflicts: Theoretical and empirical contributions (pp. 169-196). Heidelberg, Germany: Springer.
  • Gollwitzer, M. (2009). Justice and revenge. In M. E. Oswald, S. Bieneck, & J. Hupfeld-Heinemann (Eds.), Social psychology of punishment of crime (pp. 137-156). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.
  • Gollwitzer, M., & Rothmund, T. (2009). When the need to trust results in unethical behavior: The Sensitivity to Mean Intentions (SeMI) model. In D. De Cremer (Ed.), Psychological perspectives on ethical behavior and decision making (pp. 135-152). Charlotte, NC: Information Age.
  • Rothmund, T., Gollwitzer, M., Baumert, A., & Schmitt, M. (2013). The psychological functions of justice in mass media. In R. Tamborini (Ed.), Media and the moral mind (pp. 170-197). New York: Routledge.

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