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Fakultät für Psychologie und Sportwissenschaft - Abteilung für Psychologie

Dr. Alexa Weiss,
Wiss. Mitarbeiterin

Postanschrift: Universität Bielefeld
Fakultät für Psychologie und Sportwissenschaft
Abteilung für Psychologie
Postfach 10 01 31
D-33501 Bielefeld
Arbeitseinheit: 05-Sozialpsychologie   
Raum / Room: T5-234
Lehre: Lehre
Telefon / Phone: ++49 (0)521 106-4456  
Email: Alexa Weiss  
Sprechstunde: nur nach Vereinbarung

Research Interests

  • Moral judgment and behavior
  • Trust and distrust
  • Person perception
  • Psychology of religion
  • Social emotions


Irlenbusch, B., Mussweiler, T., Saxler, D. J., Shalvi, S., & Weiss, A. (in press). Similarity increases collaborative cheating. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization.

Weiss, A., Michels, C., Burgmer, P., Mussweiler, T., Ockenfels, A., & Hofmann, W. (in press). Trust in everyday life. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.

Weiss, A., Burgmer, P., & Lange, J. (in press). Surprise me! On the impact of unexpected benefits on other-praising gratitude expressions. Cognition and Emotion.

Burgmer, P., Weiss, A., & Ohmann, K. (2019). I don't feel ya: How narcissism shapes empathy. Self and Identity. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1080/15298868.2019.1645730

Weiss*, A., Burgmer*, P., & Mussweiler, T. (2018). Two-faced morality: Distrust promotes divergent moral standards for the self versus others. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 44, 1712-1724. https://doi.org/10.1177/0146167218775693 *shared first authorship

Conway, P., Weiss, A.,Burgmer, P., & Mussweiler, T. (2018). Distrusting your moral compass: The impact of distrust mindsets on moral dilemma processing and judgment. Social Cognition, 36, 245-380. https://doi.org/10.1521/soco.2018.36.3.345

Rom, S. C., Weiss, A., & Conway, P. J. (2017). Judging those who judge: Perceivers infer the roles of affect and cognition underpinning others' moral dilemma responses. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 69, 44-58. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jesp.2016.09.007

Mussweiler, T., Michels, C., & Weiss, A. (2016). Reflections on comparison: The selective accessibility mechanism. In R. Deutsch, B. Gawronski, & W. Hofmann (Eds.), Reflective and impulsive determinants of human behavior (pp. 19-33). New York, NY: Psychology Press.

Fort, M., Weiß, A., Martin, A., & Peperkamp, S. (2013). Looking for the bouba-kiki effect in prelexical infants. In F. Ouni, F. Berthommier, & A. Jesse (Eds.), Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Auditory-Visual Speech Processing (pp. 71-76).

Media Coverage

Psychologie der Heuchelei [The psychology of hypocrisy] | By Wolfgang Streitbörger
January 30, 2020 | SWR2 Wissen

Moral Licensing - mit gutem Gewissen Schlechtes tun [Moral Licensing - Bad deeds, good conscience] | By Prisca Straub
October 17, 2018 | Bayern 2 radioWissen

In der Spirale der Heuchelei [The hypocrisy spiral]| By Sebastian Herrmann
August 2, 2018 | Der Bund
August 2, 2018 | Berner Zeitung
August 2, 2018 | Tages-Anzeiger

Misstrauen schürt bei Menschen die Doppelmoral [Distrust promotes double moral standards] | By Kornelia Kirchner
July 27, 2018 | MDR Aktuell

Die Scheinheiligen / Wenn Menschen in Misstrauen baden [The hypocrites / Basking in distrust] | By Sebastian Herrmann
July 25, 2018 | Süddeutsche Zeitung / Sz.de