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Prof. Dr. Detlef Fetchenhauer

Prof. Dr. Detlef Fetchenhauer - Institute of Sociology and Social Psychology (ISS)

Curriculum vitae

Since 2010 Fellow am Institut der deutschen Wirtschaft (Köln)

Since 2004 Full professor of Economic and Social Psychology at the University of Cologne

Since 2001 Regular Visiting Scholar at Cornell University

2000 - 2004 Post doc researcher at the University of Groningen (The Netherlands)

2002 William Hamilton Postdoc Award der Society for Evolution and Human Behavior

1997 - 1999  Post doc researcher at the University of Bochum

1992 - 1997 Ph.D. student at the University of Cologne

1990 - 1995 Study of sociology at the University of Cologne

1986 - 1992 Study of psychology at the University of Cologne

Selected publications

  • Schlösser, T., Dunning, D., & Fetchenhauer, D. (2013). What a feeling: the role of immediate and anticipated emotions in risky decisions. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, 26(1), 13-30.
  • Stavrova, O., Schlösser, T., & Fetchenhauer, D. (2013). Are virtuous people happy all around the world? Civic virtue, antisocial punishment, and subjective well-being across cultures. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 39, 927-942.
  • Fetchenhauer, D., Azar, O. H., Antonides, G., Dunning, D., Frank, R. H., Lea, S., & Ölander, F. (2012). Monozygotic twins or unrelated stepchildren? On the relationship between economic psychology and behavioral economics. Journal of Economic Psychology, 33(3), 695-699.
  • Fetchenhauer, D. & Dunning, D. (2012). Betrayal aversion versus principled trustfulness. How to explain risk avoidance and risky choices in trust games. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 81(2), 534-541.
  • Fetchenhauer, D. & Dunning, D. (2010). Why so cynical? Asymmetric feedback underlies misguided skepticism regarding the trustworthiness of others, Psychological Science, 21(2), 189 –193. 
  • Fetchenhauer, D., Groothuis, T. & Pradel, J. (2010). Not only states but traits — Humans can identify permanent altruistic dispositions in 20 s, Evolution and Human Behavior, 31, 80–86. 
  • Fetchenhauer, D. & Dunning, D. (2009). Do people trust too much or too little? Journal of Economic Psychology, 30, 263-276. 
  • Lotz, S., Okimoto, T.G., Schlösser, T. & Fetchenhauer, D. (2011). Punitive versus compensatory reactions to injustice: Emotional antecedents to third-party interventions. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology,47(2), 477-480. 
  • Fetchenhauer, D., & Buunk, A.P. (2005). How to explain gender differences in fear of crime: Towards an evolutionary approach. Sexualities, Evolution and Gender, 7, 95-113. 
  • Fetchenhauer, D., & Rohde, P. (2002). Evolutionary personality psychology and victimology: Sex differences in risk attitudes and short-term orientation and their relation to sex differences in victimizations. Evolution and Human Behavior, 23, 233-244.