Universität Bielefeld

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Fakultät für Psychologie und Sportwissenschaft - Abteilung für Psychologie


Dr. Jonas Rees, Dipl.-Psych., MSc.

Address: Universität Bielefeld 
Fakultät für Psychologie und Sportwissenschaft,
Abteilung für Psychologie
Postfach 10 01 31
D-33501 Bielefeld
 
Room: X E1-284  
Phone: +49 521 106-3106  
Fax: +49 521 106-6415  
Email: jonas.rees@uni-bielefeld.de  

Academic Background

2017- Postdoc researcher at the Institute for Interdisciplinary Research on Conflict and Violence (IKG)  
2015-2016 Research group on Genetic and social causes of life chances at the Center for Interdisciplinary Research (ZiF)  
2011-2015 Researcher at the Social Psychology lab, Universität Bielefeld  
2006-2011 Diplom (German Master’s equivalent) in Psychology, University of Bielefeld  
2009-2010 Master of Science in Applied Social Psychology, University of Sussex  

Research Interests

  • Social and applied social psychology, especially intergroup processes, conflict and violence between groups
  • Group-based emotions, especially shame and guilt, “collective memories”
  • Forgiveness and reconciliation at the interpersonal and intergroup level
  • Forensic psychology, especially eyewitness judgments
  • Psychological research methods

Publications

Figueiredo, A., Martinovic, B., Rees, J. H., & Licata, L. (in press). Collective memories and present-day intergroup relations: Introduction to the special thematic section. Journal of Social and Political Psychology.

Süssenbach, P., Rees, J. H., & Gollwitzer, M. (in press). When the going gets tough, individualizers get going: On the dynamic relationship between moral foundations and prosocial behavior. Personality and Individual Differences.

Bamberg, S., Rees, J. H., & Schulte, M. (in press). Environmental protection through societal change: What psychology knows about collective climate action - and what it needs to find out. In S. Clayton & C. Manning (Eds.), Psychology and climate change: Human perceptions, impacts, and responses. London: Academic Press.

Rees, J. H. & Klasen, R. (2018). Ziviler Ungehorsam in der Krise? Aspekte rechtsextremer Strategien im Kontext politischer Protestformen. Friedensakademie-Blog, Januar 2018. Link

Diehl, C., Rees, J. H., & Bohner, G. (2018). Predicting sexual harassment from hostile sexism and short-term mating orientation: Relative strength of predictors depends on situational priming of power versus sex. Violence Against Women, 24, 123-143. doi: 10.1177/1077801216678092

Bamberg, S. & Rees, J. H. (2017). The impact of voluntary travel behavior change measures - A meta-analytical comparison of quasi-experimental and experimental evidence. Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, 100, 16-26. doi: 10.1016/j.tra.2017.04.004

Süssenbach, P., Eyssel, F., Rees, J. H., & Bohner, G. (2017). Looking for blame: Rape myth acceptance and attention to victim and perpetrator. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 32, 2323-2344. doi: 10.1177/0886260515591975

Küpper, B., Rees, J. H., & Zick, A. (2016). Geflüchtete in der Zerreißprobe - Meinungen über Flüchtlinge in der Mehrheitsbevölkerung. In A. Zick, B. Küpper, & D. Krause (Hrsg.) Gespaltene Mitte - Feindselige Zustände: Rechtsextreme Einstellungen in Deutschland 2016. (S. 83-110). Bonn: Dietz.

Rees, J. H. & Diewald, M. (2016). Was ist Gesundheit? Gen-Umwelt Interaktionen und ihre Einflüsse auf Gesundheit. In M. Jungbauer-Gans & P. Kriwy (Hrsg.) Handbuch Gesundheitssoziologie. Wiesbaden: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-658-06477-8_6-1

Hellmann, J. H., Berthold, A., Rees, J. H., & Hellmann, D. F. (2015). "A letter for Dr. Outgroup": On the effects of an indicator of competence and chances for altruism toward a member of a stigmatized outgroup. Frontiers in Psychology, 6. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.01422

Bamberg, S., Rees, J. H., & Seebauer, S. (2015). Collective climate action: Determinants of participation intention in community-based pro-environmental initiatives. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 43, 155-165. doi: 10.1016/j.jenvp.2015.06.006

Glaser, T., Dickel, N., Liersch, B., Rees, J. H., Süssenbach, P., & Bohner, G. (2015). Lateral attitude change. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 19, 257-276. doi: 10.1177/1088868314546489

Rees, J. H., Klug, S., & Bamberg, S. (2015). Guilty conscience: Motivating pro-environmental behavior by inducing negative moral emotions. Climatic Change, 130, 439-452. doi: 10.1007/s10584-014-1278-x

Rees, J. H. & Bamberg, S. (2014). Climate protection needs societal change: Determinants of intention to participate in collective climate action. European Journal of Social Psychology, 44, 466-473. doi: 10.1002/ejsp.2032

Helmke, S., Kobusch, P.-R., Rees, J. H., Meyer, T., & Bohner, G. (2014). Beliefs about the Strauss-Kahn case in France and Germany: Political orientation and sexual aggression myths as local versus global predictors. International Journal of Conflict and Violence, 8, 171-186. urn:nbn:de:0070-ijcv-2014167

Diehl, C., Rees, J. H., & Bohner, G. (2014). Die Sexismus-Debatte im Spiegel wissenschaftlicher Erkenntnisse. Aus Politik und Zeitgeschichte, 8/2014, 22-28. Die Sexismus-Debatte im Spiegel wissenschaftlicher Erkenntnisse

Rees, J. H., Allpress, J. A., & Brown, R. (2013). Nie wieder: Group-based emotions for ingroup wrongdoing affect attitudes toward unrelated minorities. Political Psychology, 34, 387-407. doi.10.1111/pops.12003

Rees, J. H. (2013). Deutsche Emotionen: Soziale Identität, gruppenbasierte Scham und Erinnerungskultur in Deutschland. In-Mind Magazin, 1/2013. Link

Diehl, C., Rees, J. H., & 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


Dictionary and Encyclopedia Entries

Bamberg, S., & Rees, J. H. (2015). Environmental attitudes and behavior: Measurement. In J. D. Wright (ed.), International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences (2nd ed., pp. 699-705) Oxford: Elsevier.

Rees, J. H. (2013). Emotionen, gruppenbasierte [Emotions, group-based]. In M. Wirtz (Hrsg.) Dorsch - Psychologisches Wörterbuch (17. Aufl., S. 441). Bern: Hans Huber.

Rees, J. H. & Boege, R. M. J. (2013). Stereotype Threat. In M. Wirtz (Hrsg.) Dorsch - Psychologisches Wörterbuch (17. Aufl., S. 1489). Bern: Hans Huber.


Conference Contributions (except Posters)

Rees, J. H., Küpper, B., & Zick, A. (2017, Juni). What are angry German citizens angry about? Intentions to protest pro or contra refugees are predicted by specific forms of anger in a representative German sample. In Ayanian, A. & Zick, A. (Chairs), Refugees welcome?! From attitudes toward refugees to readiness to engage in collective action in solidarity with or against refugees. Symposium held at the 40th Annual Meeting of the International Society of Political Psychology, Edinburgh, Great Britain.

Rees, J. H., Papendick, M., & Rollin, P. (2016, September). Feeling with the underprivileged or afraid to become one of them? Investigating solidarity-based protest against social inequality. In J. H. Rees & R. Riemann (Chairs). Interdisciplinary perspectives on inequality: Genetic, environmental and social factors shaping health differences and facilitating societal change. Symposium held at the 50th Conference of the German Society for Psychology, Leipzig, Germany.

Rees, J. H. (2016, September). From the lab to the field and back: Why everyone interested in collective action should participate in the next local protest. In J. H. Rees, S. Bamberg, T. Masson, & M. van Zomeren (Chairs). A fresh look at collective action: Methodological and theoretical considerations for new directions in collective climate protection and protest. Symposium held at the 50th Conference of the German Society for Psychology, Leipzig, Germany.

Rees, J. H. & Süssenbach, P. (2016, September) Give'em what they want: Preference and emotional motivations for different forms of reparation on victim and perpetrator sides after intergroup wrongdoing. In M. Barth (Chair). Conflict resolution and reconciliation. Symposium held at the 50th Conference of the German Society for Psychology, Leipzig, Germany, Leipzig, Deutschland.

Rees, J. H., Bamberg, S., & Rennerich, P. (2016, Juli). United we stand, divided we protest: Privileged group members' engagement in collective action for social justice. Talk at the 16th Biennial Meeting of the International Society for Justice Research, Canterbury, Großbritannien.

Rees, J. H., & Mrusczok, M. (2016, Juni). My friend the whale: Emotional connectedness and willingness to behave pro-environmentally in whale watchers. Talk at the 24th Conference of the International Association for People-Environment Studies, Lund, Schweden.

Rees, J. H., & van Zomeren, M. (2016, Mai). When solidarity-based protest is loud or silent: Psychological motivations for collective action on behalf of an outgroup. Talk at the EASP small group meeting on new directions in the social psychology of solidarity, Brighton, Großbritannien.

Rees, J. H., Bamberg, S., & Bohner, G. (2015, August). Climate conscience: Linking objective CO2-emission estimates with subjective moral emotions and behavioural intentions in a representative German sample. Talk at the 11th Biennial Conference on Environmental Psychology, Groningen, Netherlands.

Rees, J. H., Bamberg, S., & Papendick, M. (2014, September). Gemeinsam gegen den Klimawandel: Ein dreigliedriges Modell zur Vorhersage der Teilnahmeintention an kollektivem Klimaverhalten. In P. Jugert, I. Fritsche, & M. Barth (Chairs). Soziale Identität und globaler Wandel. Symposium held at the 49th Conference of the German Society for Psychology, Bochum, Germany.

Rees, J. H. & Süssenbach, P. (2014, July). "It happened, therefore it can happen again": Reminders of ingroup wrongdoing can induce political tolerance. In A. Smeekes & B. Martinovic (Chairs). Group history and intergroup relations. Symposium held at the 17th General Meeting of the European Association for Social Psychology, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Süssenbach, P. & Rees, J. H. (2014, June). When the going gets tough, individualizers get going: On the relationship between moral foundations and prosocial behavior. In F. M. Cramwinckel (Chair). The interpersonal dynamics of morality: How morality is shaped by the others around us. Symposium held at the 15th International Society for Justice Research Conference, New York, USA.

Klug, S. & Rees, J. H. (2013, Oktober). Of guilty conscience and unconscious processes: Moral emotions and automatic evaluations predict pro-environmental behavior. Talk at the workshop Multi-disciplinary perspectives on climate ethics, Como, Italien.

Rees, J. H., Süssenbach, P., Bohner, G., & Brown, R. (2013, September). Putting emotions back on the map: Group-based emotions and political attitudes in Germany. In R. Imhoff & T. Rothmund (Chairs), Terra incognita? Political psychology as an arena of social psychological research. Symposium held at the 14th General Meeting of the Unit Social Psychology, Hagen, Germany.

Süssenbach, P., Bohner, G., Eyssel, F., & Rees, J. H. (2013, September). She’s got the look: Vergewaltigungsmythenakzeptanz und Aufmerksamkeit für Opfer und Täter [Rape-myth acceptance and attention for victim and perpetrator]. In B. Krahé (Chair), Risikofaktoren primärer und sekundärer Viktimisierung durch sexuelle Gewalt [Risk factors for primary and secondary victimization in sexual violence]: Experimentelle und längsschnittliche Befunde aus Europa und Lateinamerika [Experimental and longitudinal evidence from Europe and Latin America]. Symposium held at the 14th General Meeting of the Unit Social Psychology, Hagen, Germany.

Rees, J. H. (2012, September). Group-based shame and support for intergroup apologies. Talk at the EASP small group meeting on reconciliation in intergroup contexts, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Rees, J. H., & Süssenbach, P. (2012, June). When victims turn into perpetrators: Emotional remembrance of collective violence and its impact on wider intergroup relations depend on perceived outgroup victim status. Talk at the 25th Peace Psychology Conference, Konstanz, Germany.

Rees, J. H. (2012, April). When my group makes me look bad: Self-focus and shame for ingroup wrongdoing. Talk at the 54. Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psychologen [Meeting of Experimentally Working Psychologists], Mannheim, Germany.

Rees, J. H., & Süssenbach, P. (2011, November). When the past affects the present – and when it doesn’t: Shame for historical ingroup wrongdoing and perceived outgroup victim status. Talk at the XVI. Workshop Aggression, Marburg, Germany.

Rees, J. H. & Brown, R. (2011, July). Historical responsibility: A generalisation effect of group-based shame regarding past wrongdoings. In M. Kofta (Chair), Reconciliation. Symposium held at the 16th General Meeting of the European Association for Social Psychology, Stockholm, Sweden.

Rees, J. H., Dittmar, H., Bond, R., & Moorehouse, A. (2010, June). Computer games and body dissatisfaction in young men: Mediating and moderating processes. In E. Ashikali & B. Bell (Chairs), The impact of ‘new media’ on individuals’ body image and body-related behaviours. Symposium held at the 4th Appearance Matters Conference, Bristol, United Kingdom.

Hellmann, J. H. & Rees, J. H. (2010, March). Die Schwierigkeit von Fragen und Unsicherheit bei Gedächtnisurteilen von Augenzeugen [Question difficulty and eyewitnesses’ uncertainty regarding their memory]. In D. Czernochowski (Chair), Gedächtnis [Memory]. Symposium held at the 52. Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psychologen [Meeting of Experimentally Working Psychologists], Saarbrücken, Germany.

Eyssel, F., Bohner, G., Süssenbach, P., Becher, M., Jung, S.-R., & Rees, J. H. (2008, June). Social judgeability enhances effects of rape myth acceptance on judgments about a rape case. In N. Hansen (Chair), Legitimizing beliefs. Symposium held at the 15th General Meeting of the European Association of Experimental Social Psychology, Opatija, Croatia.


Consultant for

  • British Journal of Social Psychology
  • Climatic Change
  • European Journal of Social Psychology
  • Group Processes & Intergroup Relations
  • International Journal of Conflict and Violence
  • Journal of Environmental Psychology
  • Journal of Experimental Social Psychology
  • Motivation and Emotion
  • Political Psychology
  • Psychological Review
  • Psychology, Crime & Law
  • Social Psychology