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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.