Prof. Dr. Christopher Cohrs

Christopher Cohrs

Leiter, Universitätsprofessor


+49 6421 28-26632 +49 6421 28-23789 christopher.cohrs@staff 1 sozpsy@ 1 Gutenbergstraße 18
35032 Marburg
G|01 Institutsgebäude (Raum: 02043 bzw. +2043)


Philipps-Universität Marburg Psychologie (Fb04) AG Sozialpsychologie, Wirtschaft, Methoden Sozialpsychologie


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  • Kurzbiographie

    Seit 2017 Professor für Sozialpsychologie, Philipps-Universität Marburg
    2012-2017 Assistant Professor in Psychology, Jacobs University Bremen
    2008-2012 Lecturer in Social Psychology, School of Psychology, Queen’s University Belfast, Nordirland
    2007-2008 Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter, Lehrstuhl für Sozialpsychologie, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
    2005-2007 Postdoktorand, Internationales Graduiertenkolleg "Conflict and Cooperation between Social Groups" (IGC), Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena.
    2003-2005 Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter, Lehrstuhl für Sozialpsychologie, Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
    2001-2004 Promotion (Dr. phil.) in Psychologie, Universität Bielefeld; Dissertation: “Von konstruktiven Patrioten und schwarzen Schafen: Nationale Identifikation und Engagement gegen Fremdenfeindlichkeit”
    1994-2001 Diplomstudium der Psychologie, Universität Bielefeld; Diplomarbeit: "Die moralische Beurteilung des Kosovo-Kriegs: Effekte politischer Einstellungen, der Mediennutzung und politischen (Un-)Wissens"
  • Forschungsinteressen

    • Intergruppenbeziehungen und Vorurteile
    • politische Ideologien, politische Einstellungen
    • soziale Repräsentationen von Konflikten
    • kollektives Opferbewusstsein
    • Globalisierung und Nachhaltigkeit

  • Aktuelle Publikationen

    • Grigoryan, L., Cohrs, J. C., Boehnke, K., van de Vijver, F. (A. J. R. ), & Easterbrook, M. J. (2020). Multiple categorization and intergroup bias: Examining the generalizability of three theories of intergroup relations. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. Advance online publication.

    • Bouchat, P., Licata, L., Rosoux, V., Allesch, C., Ammerer, H., …, Cohrs, J. C., … , & Klein, O. (2019). 100 years after: What is the relation between pacifist attitudes and so-cial representations of the Great War? Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology, 25(2), 129-139.

    • Cohrs, J. C., Vollhardt, J. R., & McKeown Jones, S. (2018). Intergroup conflict, peace and reconciliation. In C. J. Hewer & E. Lyons (Eds.), Political psychology: A social psychological approach (pp. 292-312). Oxford, UK: BPS Wiley.

    Cohrs, J. C., & O’Dwyer, E. (2018). “In the minds of men…” – Social representations of war and military intervention. In P. L. Hammack (Ed.), The Oxford handbook of social psychology and social justice. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

    • Hasson, Y., Tamir, M., Brahms, K. S., Cohrs, J. C., & Halperin, E. (2018). Are liberals and conservatives equally motivated to feel empathy toward others? Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 44(10), 1449–1459.

    • Kışlıoğlu, R., & Cohrs, J. C. (2018). Social representations of the Kurdish conflict in Turkey: Making sense of the Kurdish Opening. Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology. Advance online publication.

    • Schroer-Hippel, M., Cohrs, J. C., Vollhardt, J. R. (2018). Sozialpsychologische Friedens- und Konfliktforschung. In O. Decker (Hrsg.), Sozialpsychologie und Sozialtheorie. Band 2: Forschungs- und Praxisfelder (S. 97-109). Wiesbaden: Springer VS.

    • Bouchat, P., Licata, L., Rosoux, V., Allesch, C., Ammerer, H., …, Cohrs, J. C., …, & Klein, O. (2017). A century of victimhood: Antecedents and current impacts of perceived suffering in World War I across Europe. European Journal of Social Psychology, 47, 195-208.

    • Stanciu, A., Cohrs, J. C., Hanke, K., & Gavreliuc, A. (2017). Within culture variation in the content of stereotypes: Application and development of the Stereotype Content Model in an Eastern European culture. Journal of Social Psychology, 157, 611-628.

    • Uluğ, Ö. M., & Cohrs, J. C. (2019). Examining the ethos of conflict by exploring lay people’s representations of the Kurdish conflict in Turkey. Conflict Management and Peace Science, 36(2), 169-190.

    • Uluğ, Ö. M., & Cohrs, J. C. (2017). How do experts differ from politicians in understanding a conflict? A comparison of Track I and Track II actors. Conflict Resolution Quarterly, 35, 147-172. [zusammengefasst in Peace Science Digest,]

    • Uluğ, Ö. M., & Cohrs, J. C. (2017). “If we become friends, maybe I can change my perspective”: Intergroup contact, endorsement of conflict narratives and attitudes toward the peace process in Turkey. Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology, 23, 278-287.

    • Uluğ, Ö. M., & Cohrs, J. C. (2017). “Who will resolve this conflict if the politicians don’t?”: Members’ of parliament understandings of the Kurdish conflict in Turkey. International Journal of Conflict Management, 28, 245-266.

    • Uluğ, Ö. M., Odağ, Ö., Holtz, P., & Cohrs, J. C. (2017). Understanding the Kurdish conflict through the eyes of Kurds and Turks: New conflict reflections from lay people in Turkey. International Journal of Conflict Management, 28, 483-508.

    • Uluğ, Ö. M., & Cohrs, J. C. (2016). An exploration of lay people’s Kurdish conflict frames in Turkey. Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology, 22, 109-119.

    • Cohrs, J. C., McNeill, A., Vollhardt, J. R. (2015). The two-sided role of inclusive victimhood for intergroup reconciliation: Evidence from Northern Ireland. Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology, 21, 634-647.

    • Cohrs, J. C., Uluğ, Ö. M., Stahel, L., & Kıslıoğlu, R. (2015). Ethos of conflict and beyond: Differentiating social representations of conflict. In E. Halperin & K. Sharvit (Eds.), The social psychology of intractable conflicts: Celebrating the legacy of Daniel Bar-Tal, volume 1 (pp. 33-45). New York, NY: Springer.

    • O’Dwyer, E., Lyons, E., & Cohrs, J. C. (2015). How Irish citizens negotiate foreign policy: A social representations approach to neutrality. Political Psychology. Advance online publication.

    • Stahel, L., & Cohrs, J. C. (2015). Socially shared representations of the Israel-Palestine conflict: An exploration among third parties. Conflict and communication online, 14(1).

    • Twose, G., & Cohrs, J. C. (2015). Psychology and human rights: Introduction to the special issue. Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology, 21, 3-9.

    • Reese, G., Proch, J., & Cohrs, J. C. (2014). Individual differences in responses to global inequality. Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy, 14, 217-238.

    • Cohrs, J. C. (2013). Threat and authoritarianism: Some theoretical and methodological comments. International Journal of Psychology, 48, 50-54.

    • Cohrs, J. C., Christie, D. J., White, M. P., & Das, C. (2013). Contributions of positive psychology to peace: Toward global well-being and resilience. American Psychologist, 68, 590-600.

    • Cohrs, J. C., & Kessler, T. (2013). Negative stereotypes, prejudice and discrimination. In A. Golec de Zavala & A. Cichocka (Eds.), Social psychology of social problems: The intergroup context (pp. 3-29). Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave-Macmillan.

    • McKeever, E. R., Reed, R., Pehrson, S., Storey, L., & Cohrs, J. C. (2013). How racist violence becomes a virtue: An application of discourse analysis. International Journal of Conflict and Violence, 7, 108-120.

    • Pratto, F., Çidam, A., Stewart, A. L., Bou Zeineddine, F., Aranda, M., Aiello, A., Chryssochoou, X., Cichocka, A., Cohrs, J. C., Durrheim, K., Eicher, V., Foels, R., Górska, P., Lee, I., Licata, L., Li, L., Liu, J., Morselli, D., Meyer, I., Muldoon, O., Muluk, H., Petrovic, N., Prati, F., Papastamou, S., Petrovic, I., Prodromitis, G., Rubini, M., Saab, R., van Stekelenburg, J., Sweetman, J., Zheng, W., & Henkel, K. E. (2013). Social dominance in context and in individuals: Contextual moderation of robust effects of social dominance orientation in 15 languages and 20 countries. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 4, 587-599.

    • Vollhardt, J. R., & Cohrs, J. C. (2013). Aktuelle sozialpsychologische Beiträge zur Friedens- und Konfliktforschung. Zeitschrift für Friedens- und Konfliktforschung, 2, 246-277.

    • Cohrs, J. C. (2012). Ideological bases of violent conflict. In L. R. Tropp (Ed.), Oxford handbook of intergroup conflict (pp. 53-71) New York: Oxford University Press.

    • Cohrs, J. C., Asbrock, F., & Sibley, C. G. (2012). Friend or foe, champ or chump? Social conformity and superiority goals activate warmth- versus competence-based social categorization schemas. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 3, 471-478.

    • Cohrs, J. C., & Duckitt, J. (2012). Prejudice: Types and origins of. In D. J. Christie (Ed.), Encyclopedia of peace psychology (Vol. 3: Po-Z; pp. 880-887). Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.

    • Cohrs, J. C., Kämpfe-Hargrave, N., & Riemann, R. (2012). Individual differences in ideological attitudes and prejudice: Evidence from peer-report data. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 103, 343-361.

    • Cohrs, J. C., & Nelson, L. L. (2012). Militaristic attitude. In D. J. Christie (Ed.), Encyclopedia of peace psychology (Vol. 2: Eq-Po; pp. 636-641). Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.

    • Cohrs, J. C., Petzel, T., & Funke, F. (2012). Authoritarian personality. In D. J. Christie (Ed.), Encyclopedia of peace psychology (Vol. 1: A-Em; pp. 62-66). Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.

    • Fritsche, I., Cohrs, J. C., Kessler, T., & Bauer, J. (2012). Global warming is breeding social conflict: The subtle impact of climate change threat on authoritarian tendencies. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 32, 1-10.

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  • Sonstige Tätigkeiten

    • Vorsitzender der lokalen Ethikkommission, FB Psychologie der Philipps-Universität Marburg (seit 2020)
    • Vorsitzender, Forum Friedenspsychologie (seit 2014, Vorstandsmitglied seit 2003)
    • Mitglied des Committee for the Psychological Study of Peace (seit 2013)
    • Gründungsherausgeber, Journal of Social and Political Psychology (seit 2012)
    • Mitglied des Editorial Boards, Psicologia Sociale (seit 2013), Politische Psychologie/Journal of Political Psychology (seit 2012), Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy (seit 2011), Political Psychology (seit 2008)
    • Herausgeber, Buchserie "Politische Psychologie", Springer VS (mit Andreas Zick, seit 2009)

  • Lehrschwerpunkte

    • Sozialpsychologie (B-SP)
    • Wirtschaftspsychologie (B-WP1)
    • Aggression and Violence (B-AG)
    • Diversity (M-WPa)
    • Psychology of Peace and Conflict (MA Friedens- und Konfliktforschung)

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