Prof. Dr. Kristina Suchotzki

Kristina Suchotzki

Contact information

+49 6421 28-23859 kristina.suchotzki@ 1 Gutenbergstraße 18
35032 Marburg
G|01 Institutsgebäude (Room: 01047 resp. +1047)

Research Interests

  • The psychological basis of lying and deception
  • The assessment and detection of deception using behavioral, autonomic and neural measures
  • Emotional modulation of the memory for crime-relevant details
  • Detection of Concealed Information
  • Credibiliy Assessment
  • Social Attention
  • CV

    Since 04/2022
    Professor for Psychological Legal Assessment, Philipps University Marburg
    10/2019-03/2022
    Junior Professor of Legal Psychology, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz
    03/2015 – 09/2019
    Post-doc, Department of Psychology, Section Experimental Clinical Psychology, University of Würzburg, Germany
    10/2014 - 02/2015
    Post-doc, Department of Experimental Clinical and Health Psychology, Ghent University, Belgium
    04/2013 - 07/2013
    Visiting Researcher, Department of Systems Neuroscience, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Germany
    08/2011 - 09/2011
    Visiting Researcher, Faculty for Psychology and Neuroscience, Maastricht University, The Netherlands
    10/2010 - 09/2014
    PhD student at the Department of Experimental Clinical and Health Psychology, Ghent University, Belgium
    10/2000 - 02/2008
    Study of Psychology at the University Koblenz-Landau (Vordiplom, approx. equivalent to Bachelor) and the Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, Germany (Diploma)

  • Third-party funding and awards

    Emmy Noether Grant of the German Research Foundation
    2 PhD positions and 1 Post-doc position, approx. 660000 Euro; 8/2021

    Award of the 'Preregistration challenge' of the Open Science Framework
    OSF; approx. 850 Euro; 07/2018

    Best Paper Award of the Faculty of Human Sciences of the University of Würzburg for "Lying Takes Time: A Meta-Analysis on Reaction Time Measures of Deception" (2017), published in Psychological Bulletin
    1000 Euro, 11/2017

    ig-Nobelpreis of the Annals of Improbable Research for "achievements that make people LAUGH, and then THINK, (…) intended to celebrate the unusual, honor the imaginative — and spur people's interest in science, medicine, and technology" for the contribution to the paper "From junior to senior Pinocchio: A cross-sectional lifespan investigation of deception” (2015), published in Acta Psychologica
    http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2016/09/sex-life-rats-personalities-rocks-awarded-ig-nobel-prizes, 09/2016

    Karl-Marbe Prize of the Institute for Psychology of the University of Würzburg
    1000 Euro, 06/2016

    Individual research funding of the Institute of Psychology of the University of Würzburg
    approx. 3000 Euro, 06/2016

    PostDoc Plus Funding awarded by the Graduate School of Life Sciences of the University of Würzburg
    12.500 Euro, 03/2016

    Different travel grants of the Flemish Research Organization for conference visits and research stays
    in total approx. 10.000 Euro, 2012-2014

  • Publications

    Journal articles (peer-reviewed)

    Mokros, A., Schemmel, J., Körner, A., Oeberst, A., Imhoff, R., Suchotzki, K., Oberlader, V., Banse, R., Kannegießer, A., Gubi-Kelm, S., Lehmann, R. & Volbert, R. (in Druck). Rituelle sexuelle Gewalt: Eine kritische Auseinandersetzung mit fragwürdigen empirischen Belegen für ein fragliches Phänomen. Psychologische Rundschau.

    klein Selle, N., Suchotzki, K., Pertzov, Y., & Gamer, M. (2023). Orienting versus inhibition: The theory behind the ocular‐based Concealed Information Test. Psychophysiology, 60/(3), e14186. https://doi.org/10.1111/psyp.14186

    Suchotzki, K., Verschuere, B., & Gamer, M. (2021). How Vulnerable is the Reaction Time Concealed Information Test to Faking? Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition, 10(2), 268-277. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jarmac.2020.10.003

    Suchotzki, K., May, H., & Gamer, M. (2020). No effect of moderate alcohol intake on the detection of concealed identity information in the laboratory. Scientific Reports, 10/(1), 1-7. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-76811-x

    Großekathöfer, J.D., Suchotzki, K., & Gamer, M. (2020). Gaze cueing in naturalistic scenes under top-down modulation – Effects on gaze behaviour and memory performance. Visual Cognition, 28(2), 135-147. https://doi.org/10.1080/13506285.2020.1742826

    Suchotzki K., & Gamer, M. (2019). Effect of Negative Motivation on the Behavioral and Autonomic Correlates of Deception. Psychophysiology, 56(1), e13284. https://doi.org/10.1111/psyp.13284

    Suchotzki K., Berlijn, A., Donath, M., & Gamer, M. (2018). Testing the applied potential of the Sheffield Lie Test. Acta Psychologica, 191, 281-288. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.actpsy.2018.10.011

    Suchotzki K.., De Houwer, J., Kleinberg, B., & Verschuere, B. (2018). Using more different and more familiar targets improves the detection of concealed information. Acta Psychologica, 185, 65-71. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.actpsy.2018.01.010

    Suchotzki K., & Gamer, M. (2018). Alcohol facilitates detection of concealed identity information. Scientific Reports, 8, 7825. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-25811-z

    Suchotzki K. & Gamer, M. (2018). The language of lies: Behavioral and autonomic costs of lying in a native compared to a foreign language. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 147(5), 734-746. https://doi.org/10.1037/xge0000437

    Suchotzki K., Kakavand, A., & Gamer, M. (2018). Validity of the Reaction Time Concealed Information Test in a Prison Sample. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 9, 745. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyt.2018.00745

    McCarthy, R.J., Skowronski, J.J., Verschuere, B., Meijer, E. H., Jim, A., Hoogesteyn, K., Orthey, R., Acar, O. A., Aczel, B., Bakos, B. E., Barbosa, F., Baskin, E., Bègue, L., Ben-Shakhar, G., Birt, A. R., Blatz, L., Charman, S. D., Claesen, A., Clay, S. L., Coary, S. P., Crusius, J., Evans, J. R., Feldman, N., Ferreira-Santos, F., Gamer, M., Gerlsma, C., Gomes, S., González-Iraizoz, M.,; Holzmeister, F., Huber, J., Huntjens, R. J. C., Isoni, A., Jessup, R. K., Kirchler, M., klein Selle, N., Koppel, L., Kovacs, M., Laine, T., Lentz, F., Loschelder, D. D., Ludvig, E. A., Lynn, M. L., Martin, S. D., McLatchie, N. M., Mechtel, M., Nahari, G., Özdoğru, A. A., Pasion, R., Pennington, C. R., Roets, A., Rozmann, N., Scopelliti, I., Spiegelman, E., Suchotzki K., Sutan, A., Szecsi, P., Tinghög, G., Tisserand, J.-C., Tran, U. S., Van Hiel, A., Vanpaemel, W., Västfjäll, D., Verliefde, T., Vezirian, K., Voracek, M., Warmelink, L., Wick, K., Wiggins, B. J., Wylie, K., & Yildiz, E. (2018). Registered Replication Report: Srull & Wyer (1979). Advances in Methods and Practices in Psychological Science, 1(3), 321-336. https://doi.org/10.1177/2515245918777487

    Verschuere, B., Meijer, E. H., Jim, A., McCarthy, R., Hoogesteyn, K., Skowronski, J., Orthey, R., Acar, O. A , Aczel, B., Bakos, B. E., Barbosa, F., Baskin, E., Bègue, L., Ben-Shakhar, G., Birt, A. R., Blatz, L., Charman, S. D., Claesen, A., Clay, S. L., Coary, S. P., Crusius, J., Evans, J. R.; Feldman, N., Ferreira-Santos, F., Gamer, M., Gomes, S., González-Iraizoz, M., Holzmeister, F., Huber, J., Isoni, A., Jessup, R. K., Kirchler, M., klein Selle, N., Koppel, L., Kovacs, M., Laine, T., Lentz, F., Loschelder, D. D., Ludvig, E. A., Lynn, M. L., Martin, S. D., McLatchie, N. M., Mechtel, M., Nahari, G., Özdoğru, A. A., Pasion, R., Pennington, C. R., Roets, A., Rozmann, N., Scopelliti, I., Spiegelman, E., Suchotzki K., Sutan, A., Szecsi, P., Tinghög, G., Tisserand, J.-C., Tran, U. S., Van Hiel, A., Vanpaemel, W., Västfjäll, D., Verliefde, T., Vezirian, K., Voracek, M., Warmelink, L., Wick, K., Wiggins, B. J., Wylie, K., & Yıldız, E. (2018).Registered Replication Report: Mazar, N., Amir, O., & Ariely, D. (2008). Advances in Methods and Practices in Psychological Science, 1(3), 299-317. https://doi.org/10.1177/2515245918781032

    Suchotzki K., Verschuere, B., Van Bockstaele, B., Ben-Shakhar, G., & Crombez, G. (2017). Lying Takes Time: A Meta-Analysis on Reaction Time Measures of Deception.Psychological Bulletin, 143(4), 428-453. https://doi.org/10.1037/bul0000087

    Peth, J., Suchotzki K., & Gamer, M. (2016). Influence of countermeasures on the validity of the Concealed Information Test. Psychophysiology, 53(9), 1429-1440. https://doi.org/10.1111/psyp.12690

    Debey, E., De Schryver, M., Logan, G. D., Suchotzki K., & Verschuere, B. (2015). From junior to senior Pinocchio: A cross-sectional lifespan investigation of deception. Acta Psychologica, 160, 58-68. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.actpsy.2015.06.007

    Suchotzki K., Crombez, G., Debey, E., Van Oorsouw, K., & Verschuere, B. (2015). In Vino Veritas? Alcohol, Response Inhibition and Lying. Alcohol and Alcoholism, 50(1), 74-81. https://doi.org/10.1093/alcalc/agu079

    Suchotzki K., Crombez, G., Smulders, F. T., Meijer, E., & Verschuere, B. (2015). The cognitive mechanisms underlying deception: An event-related potential study. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 95(3), 395-405. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpsycho.2015.01.010

    Suchotzki K., Verschuere, B., Peth, J., Crombez, G., & Gamer, M. (2015). Manipulating item proportion and deception reveals crucial dissociation between behavioral, autonomic, and neural indices of concealed information. Human Brain Mapping, 36(2), 427-439. https://doi.org/10.1002/hbm.22637

    Suchotzki K., Verschuere, B., Crombez, G., & De Houwer, J. (2013). Reaction time measures in deception research: Comparing the effects of irrelevant and relevant stimulus-response compatibility. Acta Psychologica, 144(2), 224-231. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.actpsy.2013.06.014

    Van Bockstaele, B., Verschuere, B., Moens, T., Suchotzki K., Debey, E. & Spruyt, A. (2012). Learning to lie: effects of practice on the cognitive cost of lying. Frontiers in Psychology, 3, 526. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2012.00526

    Stoy M., Schlagenhauf F., Sterzer P., Bermpohl F., Hägele C., Suchotzki K., Schmack K., Wrase J., Ricken R., Knutson B., Adli M., Bauer M., Heinz A., & Ströhle A. (2012). Hyporeactivity of ventral striatum towards incentive stimuli in unmedicated depressed patients normalizes after treatment with escitalopram. Journal of Psychopharmacology, 26, 677 - 688. https://doi.org/10.1177/0269881111416686

     
    Book contributions

    Suchotzki, K. (2018). Challenges for the Application of Reaction Time-based Deception Detection Methods. In P. Rosenfeld (Ed.), Detecting Concealed Information and Deception: Verbal, Behavioral and Biological Methods. San Diego, CA: Elsevier/Academic Press.

    Suchotzki, K., & Gamer, M., (2018). Lying and Psychology. In J. Meibauer (Ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Lying. UK: Oxford University Press.

    Verschuere, B., Suchotzki, K., & Debey, E. (2015). Detecting deception through reaction times. In P. A. Granhag, A. Vrij, B. Verschuere (Eds.), Deception detection: Current challenges and new approaches. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Involvement in organizations and academic self-government

    since 09/2017
    (Deputy) representative for young members and assessor of the specialist group for legal psychology of the German Society for Psychology

    12/2016 - 09/2019
    Member of the Ethics Committee of the Institute for Psychology at the University of Würzburg

  • Memberships

    Deutsche Gesellschaft für Psychologie (DGPs: Fachgruppen Rechtspsychologie, Sozialpsychologie, Allgemeine Psychologie, Biologische Psychologie),
    European Consortium of Psychological Research on Detection Deception (E-PRODD),
    European Association of Psychology and Law (EAPL),
    Society for Applied Research in Memory and Cognition,
    Society for the Improvement of Psychological Science,
    Society for Psychophysiological Research

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