Dr. Adrian Rothers

Research Fellow

Contact information

+49 6421 28-23636 adrian.rothers@staff 1 Gutenbergstraße 18
35032 Marburg
G|01 Institutsgebäude (Room: 02042 resp. +2042)

Organizational unit

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

Office hours

upon agreement

  • Short Biography

    2017-2021 Promotion (Dr. rer. nat.) in Psychology, Philipps-Universität Marburg; Dissertation: „Social worth in difficult conversations and beyond“
    2009-2016 B.Sc. and M.Sc. Psychology, University of Hamburg
    2016 Research intern, SEORG, University of Exeter (UK)
    2015/16 Training in Mediation (AWW at Hamburg University)
    2014-2017 assistant & associate in a DAAD-project mediation training and institutionalization in eastern Europe (Moldova and Ukraine)
    2012 Semester abroad, Universidade de Lisboa (Portugal)
  • Research Interests

    Social worth and conflict de-escalation

    Political disagreements and polarization

    Redistributive taxation

  • Presentations

    Rothers, A. (2018). "Respect in Arguments over Political Disagreement". Talk at the EASP Small-Group Meeting "Understanding and Transforming Challenging Relationships", San Sebastian.

    Rothers, A. (2017). „Politische Meinungsverschiedenheiten und Respekt“ [Political disagreement and respect] Presentation at the 10th interdisciplinary research colloquium of the RespectResearchGroup, Hamburg.

    Rothers, A. (2016). „A Golden Cage? Fairness, Gender, and Leadership Endorsement in Intergroup Contexts.” Presentation at the SEORG Lab Meeting, Exeter.

  • Teaching

    • The Psychology of Peace and Conflict: Research Methods (Master FuK/PaC)
    • Classic Studies in Social Psychology (B-SP)
    • Konflikte und Mediation [Conflict and Mediation] (B-BMP)

  • Publications

    Rothers, A. & Cohrs, J. C. (under review). What makes people feel respected? Towards an integrative psychology of social worth.
    Rothers, A. & Cohrs, J. C. (under review). What makes people feel respected in political discussions with contrary-minded others?
    Pinquart, M., Rothers, A., Gollwitzer, M., Khosrowtaj, Z., Pietzsch, M., & Panitz, C. (2021). Predictors of coping with expectation violation: an integrative review. Review of General Psychology, 25(3), 321-333.
    Livingstone, A. G., Fernández Rodríguez, L., & Rothers, A. (2020). “They just don't understand us”: The role of felt understanding in intergroup relations. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 119(3), 633–656. https://doi.org/10.1037/pspi0000221
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