Prof. Dr. Gerd Bohner
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Prof. Dr. Gerd Bohner                    English Version

Universität Bielefeld
Fakultät für Psychologie und Sportwissenschaft
Abteilung für Psychologie
Postfach 10 01 31
D-33501 Bielefeld

Arbeitseinheit: 05- Sozialpsychologie  
Raum / Room: T5-238  
Telefon / Phone: ++49 (0)521 106-4437  
E- Mail: Gerd Bohner  
Lehrangebot: Lehre
Sprechstunde: n.V. (Forschungsfreisemester im Sommer 2014)  


Biographische Daten
Aktuelle Forschungsprojekte
Herausgeber- und Gutachtertätigkeiten

Biographische Daten [vollst. akad. Lebenslauf]

Geboren 1959 in Karlsruhe.
1978 Abitur am Goethe-Gymnasium Karlsruhe.
1978-1980 Zivildienst in einer Tagesstätte für behinderte Kinder in Karlsruhe.
1980 bis 1986 Studium des Diplomstudiengangs Psychologie an der Universität Heidelberg.
1986 bis 1998 Mittelbaustellen an den Universitäten Heidelberg und Mannheim.
1990 Promotion zum Dr. phil. in Psychologie an der Universität Heidelberg.
1991-92 Feodor Lynen Research Fellow an der New York University.
1997 Habilitation mit Lehrbefugnis für das Fach Psychologie an der Universität Mannheim.
1997 Professurvertretung (Mikrosoziologie und Sozialpsychologie) an der Universität Mannheim.
1998 Professurvertretung (Allgemeine Psychologie II und Sozialpsychologie) an der Universität Würzburg.
1998 bis 2001 Zunächst Senior Lecturer, dann Professor of Social Psychology, University of Kent.
Seit 2001 Professor für Sozialpsychologie an der Universität Bielefeld.





Bohner, G., & Wänke, M. (2002). Attitudes and attitude change. Hove, UK: Psychology Press.

Bohner, G. (1998). Vergewaltigungsmythen. Landau: Verlag Empirische Pädagogik.

Ausgewählte Zeitschriftenartikel und Buchkapitel

(Reprints or electronic copies are available on request:

2014/in press

Grau, I., & Bohner, G. (2014). Anchoring revisited: The role of the comparative question. PLoS ONE , 9(1), e86056. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0086056

Köpke, S., Eyssel, F., & Bohner, G. (2014). "She deserved it": Effects of sexism norms, type of violence, and victim's pre-assault behavior on blame attributions toward female victims and approval of the aggressor's behavior. Violence Against Women, 20(4), in press.


Ansorge, U., & Bohner, G. (2013). Investigating the association between valence and elevation with an implicit association task that requires upward and downward responding [Special issue: Cognitive science]. Universitas Psychologica, 12(5), 1453-1471. doi:10.11144/Javeriana.UPSY12-5.iave

Kreft, M., Eyssel, F., Bohner, G. & Tzitzikos, S. (2013). "Am Ende der Angst" - Evaluation eines theaterpädagogischen Projekts zur Prävention sexueller Aggression im Jugendalter. In S. Heynen & F. Zahradnik (Hrsg.), Forschung im vertrauten Feld: Beispiele für praxisnahen Erkenntnisgewinn (S. 57-82). Berlin: Lit.

Montañés, P., de Lemus, S., Megías, J., Moya, M., & Bohner, G. (2013). How attractive are sexist intimates to adolescents? The influence of sexist beliefs and relationship experience. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 97, 494-506. doi: 10.1177/0361684313475998

Süssenbach, P., Eyssel, F., & Bohner, G. (2013). Metacognitive aspects of rape myths: Subjective strength of rape myth acceptance moderates its effects on information processing and behavioral intentions. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 28, 2250-2272. doi:10.1177/0886260512475317


Dickel, N., & Bohner, G. (2012). Minority and majority influence on attitudes. In G. Rossi (Ed.), Psychology: Selected papers (pp. 249-274). Rijeka, Croatia: InTech.

Diehl, C., Rees, J., & Bohner, G. (2012). Flirting with disaster: Short-term mating orientation and hostile sexism predict different types of sexual harassment. Aggressive Behavior, 38, 521-531. doi: 10.1002/ab.21444

Ilic, M., Reinecke, J., Bohner, G., Röttgers, H.-O., Beblo, T., Driessen, M., Frommberger, U., & Corrigan, P. W. (2012). Protecting self-esteem from stigma: A test of different strategies for coping with the stigma of mental illness. International Journal of Social Psychiatry, 58, 246-257. doi: 10.1177/0020764010392058

Montañés, P., de Lemus, S., Bohner, G., Megías, J. L., Moya, M., & García-Retamero, R. (2012). Intergenerational transmission of benevolent sexism from mothers to daughters and its relation to daughters´ academic performance and goals. Sex Roles, 66, 468-478. doi: 10.1007/s11199-011-0116-0

Süssenbach, P., Bohner, G., & Eyssel, F. (2012). Studying schematic influences of rape myth acceptance on visual information processing: An eye-tracking experiment. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 48, 660-668. doi: 10.1016/j.jesp.2011.12.005


Becker, J. C., Glick, P., Ilic, M., & Bohner, G. (2011). Damned if she does, damned if she doesn?t: Consequences of accepting versus rejecting patronizing help for the female target and male actor. European Journal of Social Psychology, 41, 761-773. doi: 10.1002/ejsp.823

Bohner, G., & Dickel, N. (2011). Attitudes and attitude change. Annual Review of Psychology, 62, 391-417. doi: 10.1146/annurev.psych.121208.131609

Eyssel, F., & Bohner, G. (2011). Schema effects of rape myth acceptance on judgments of guilt and blame in rape cases: The role of perceived entitlement to judge. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 26, 1579-1605. doi: 10.1177/0886260510370593

Süssenbach, P., & Bohner, G. (2011). Acceptance of sexual aggression myths in a representative sample of German residents. Aggressive Behavior, 37, 374-385. doi: 10.1002/ab.20390

Wänke, M., Reutner, L. & Bohner, G. (2011). Einstellung und Verhalten. In H.-W. Bierhoff & D. Frey (Hrsg.), Sozialpsychologie - Individuum und soziale Welt (S. 211-232). Göttingen: Hogrefe.


Bohner, G., Ahlborn, K., & Steiner, R. (2010). How sexy are sexist men? Women’s perception of male response profiles in the Ambivalent Sexism Inventory. Sex Roles, 62, 568-582. doi:10.1007/s11199-009-9665-x

Bohner, G., Echterhoff, G., Glaß, C., Patrzek, J., & Lampridis. E. (2010). Distress in response to infidelity committed by the partners of close others: Siblings versus friends. Social Psychology, 41, 223-229. doi: 10.1027/1864-9335/a000030

Bohner, G., Pina, A., Viki, G. T., & Siebler, F. (2010). Using social norms to reduce men's rape proclivity: Perceived rape myth acceptance of out-groups may be more influential than that of in-groups. Psychology, Crime and Law, 16, 671-693. doi: 10.1080/1068316X.2010.492349

Erb, H.-P., & Bohner, G. (2010). Consensus as the key: Towards parsimony in explaining minority and majority influence. In R. Martin & M. Hewstone (Eds.), Minority influence and innovation: Antecedents, processes and consequences (pp. 79-103). Hove, UK: Psychology Press.

Heitland, K., & Bohner, G. (2010). Reducing prejudice via cognitive dissonance: Individual differences in preference for consistency moderate the effects of counterattitudinal advocacy. Social Influence, 5, 164-181. doi: 10.1080/15534510903332261


Bohner, G., Eyssel, F., Pina, A., Siebler, F., & Viki, G. T. (2009). Rape myth acceptance: Affective, behavioural, and cognitive effects of beliefs that blame the victim and exonerate the perpetrator. In M. Horvath & J. Brown (Eds.), Rape: Challenging contemporary thinking. Cullompton, UK: Willan.

Bohner, G., & Wänke, M. (2009). The psychology of attitudes and persuasion. In J. Wood & T. Gannon (Eds.), Public opinion and criminal justice (pp. 3-32). Cullompton, UK: Willan.

Eyssel, F., Bohner, G., Süssenbach, P. & Schreiber, P. (2009). Neuentwicklung und Validierung eines szenariobasierten Verfahrens zur Erfassung der Neigung zu sexueller Aggression. Diagnostica, 55, 117-127.  SEQ CHAPTER \h \r 1doi:10.1026/0012-1924.55.2.117


Bohner, G., Dykema-Engblade, A., Tindale, R. S., & Meisenhelder, H. (2008). Framing of minority and majority source information in persuasion: When and how "consensus implies correctness". Social Psychology, 108-116.

Bohner, G., Siebler, F., González, R., Haye, A., & Schmidt, E. A. (2008). Situational flexibility of in-group-related attitudes: A single category IAT study of people with dual national identity. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 11, 301-307.

Siebler, F., Sabelus, S., & Bohner, G. (2008). A refined computer harassment paradigm: Validation, and test of hypotheses about target characteristics. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 32, 22-35.


Erb, H.-P., & Bohner, G. (2007). Social influence and persuasion: Recent theoretical developments and integrative attempts. In K. Fiedler (Ed.), Social communication (pp. 191-221). New York: Psychology Press.

Eyssel, F. & Bohner, G. (2007). The rating of sexist humor under time pressure as an indicator of spontaneous sexist attitudes. Sex Roles, 57, 651-660.

Gerger, H., Kley, H., Bohner, G., & Siebler, F. (2007). The Acceptance of Modern Myths About Sexual Aggression (AMMSA) Scale: Development and validation in German and English. Aggressive Behavior, 33, 420-440.

Ausgewählte Arbeiten bis 2006

Abrams, D., Viki, G. T., Masser, B., & Bohner, G. (2003). Perceptions of stranger and acquaintance rape: The role of benevolent and hostile sexism in victim blame and rape proclivity. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 84, 111-125.

Bohner, G., Bless, H., Schwarz, N., & Strack, F. (1988). What triggers causal attributions? The impact of valence and subjective probability. European Journal of Social Psychology, 18, 335-345.

Bohner, G., Einwiller, S., Erb, H.-P., & Siebler, F. (2003). When small means comfortable: Relations between product attributes in two-sided advertising. Journal of Consumer Psychology, 13, 454-463.

Bohner, G., Jarvis, C. I., Eyssel, F., & Siebler, F. (2005). The causal impact of rape myth acceptance on men's rape proclivity: Comparing sexually coercive and noncoercive men. European Journal of Social Psychology, 35, 819-828.

Bohner, G., & Lampridis, E. (2004). Expecting to meet a rape victim affects women's self-esteem: The moderating role of rape myth acceptance. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 7, 77-87.

Bohner, G., Moskowitz, G. B., & Chaiken, S. (1995). The interplay of heuristic and systematic processing of social information. European Review of Social Psychology, 6, 33-68.

Bohner, G., Ruder, M., & Erb, H.-P. (2002). When expertise backfires: Contrast and assimilation effects in persuasion. British Journal of Social Psychology, 41, 495-519.

Bohner, G., Siebler, F., & Schmelcher, J. (2006). Social norms and the likelihood of raping: Perceived rape myth acceptance of others affects men's rape proclivity. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 32, 286-297.

Bohner, G., & Wänke, M. (2004). Psychological gender mediates sex differences in jealousy. Journal of Cultural and Evolutionary Psychology, 2, 213-229.

Bohner, G., & Weinerth, T. (2001). Negative affect can increase or decrease message scrutiny: The affect interpretation hypothesis. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 27, 1417-1428.

Bohner, G., Weisbrod, C., Raymond, P., Barzvi, A., & Schwarz, N. (1993). Salience of rape affects self-esteem: The moderating role of gender and rape myth acceptance. European Journal of Social Psychology, 23, 561-579.

Chiroro, P., Bohner, G., Viki, G. T., & Jarvis, C. I. (2004). Rape myth acceptance and rape proclivity: Expected dominance versus expected arousal as mediators in acquaintance-rape situations. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 19, 427-442.

Echterhoff, G., Bohner, G., & Siebler, F. (2006). "Social Robotics" und Mensch-Maschine-Interaktion: Aktuelle Forschung und Relevanz für die Sozialpsychologie. Zeitschrift für Sozialpsychologie, 37, 4, 219-231.

Erb, H.-P., Bohner, G., Schmälzle, K., & Rank, S. (1998). Beyond conflict and discrepancy: Cognitive bias in minority and majority influence. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 24, 620-633.

Keller, J., Bohner, G., & Erb, H.-P. (2000). Intuitive und heuristische Verarbeitung ? verschiedene Prozesse? Präsentation einer deutschen Fassung des "Rational-Experiential Inventory" sowie neuer Selbstberichtskalen zur Heuristiknutzung. Zeitschrift für Sozialpsychologie, 31, 87-101.

Schwarz, N., Bless, H., & Bohner, G. (1991). Mood and persuasion: Affective states influence the processing of persuasive communications. Advances in Experimental Social Psychology, 24, 161-199.

Wänke, M., Bohner, G., & Jurkowitsch, A. (1997). There are many reasons to drive a BMW: Does imagined ease of argument generation influence attitudes? Journal of Consumer Research, 24, 170-177.

Aktuelle Forschungsprojekte



Sommersemester 2014: keine Lehre (Forschungsfreisemester)

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