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Roland Imhoff

Roland Imhoff

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I consider myself primarily a social psychologist who takes great interest in related subdisciplines, like cognitive, personality and legal psychology.

My stronghold is in implicit social cognitive methods that I have explored (Blaison, Imhoff et al., 2012; Imhoff et al., 2010; Imhoff, Schmidt et al., 2011; Imhoff, Schmidt et al., 2012) and employed in fields like prejudice (Imhoff & Banse, 2009; Imhoff & Recker, 2012), self-concept (Dislich, Imhoff et al., 2012; Gerstenberg, Imhoff, et al., 2012; Gerstenberg, Imhoff et al., 2013), romantic relations (Banse & Imhoff, 2013; Banse, Imhoff, et al., 2012; Imhoff & Banse, 2011) and sexual interest (Imhoff et al., 2010; Imhoff, Schmidt et al., 2011; Imhoff, Schmidt et al., 2012), including forensically relevant deviant interest (Schmidt, Banse, & Imhoff, 2013). Recently, I have developed a great interest in data-driven alternatives to top-down inspired research that provide the opportunity to stretch out participants mental maps in a data-driven way, rather than testing my subjective a priori assumptions (e.g., Imhoff, Dotsch et al., 2011; Koch, Imhoff et al., 2016).

I also have a great interest in political ideologies and attitudes, as reflected in my work on the impact of historical representations (Imhoff & Banse, 2009; Imhoff, Bilewicz, & Erb, 2012; Imhoff, Wohl, & Erb, 2013) or individual differences in conspiracy mentality (Imhoff & Bruder, 2013).

Primary Interests:

  • Applied Social Psychology
  • Close Relationships
  • Emotion, Mood, Affect
  • Intergroup Relations
  • Persuasion, Social Influence
  • Political Psychology
  • Prejudice and Stereotyping
  • Sexuality, Sexual Orientation
  • Social Cognition

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Journal Articles:

  • Lammers, J., & Imhoff, R. (in press). Power and sadomasochism: Understanding the antecedents of a knotty relationship. Social Psychological and Personality Science.
  • Koch, A*., Imhoff, R.*, Dotsch, R., Unkelbach, C., & Alves, H. (in press). The ABC of Stereotypes. Agency / socio-economic success, conservative-progressive Beliefs, and Communion. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. * equal contribution
  • Imhoff, R., Wohl, M., & Erb, H.-P. (2013). When the past is far from dead: How ongoing consequences of genocides committed by the ingroup impact collective guilt. Journal of Social Issues, 20, 74-91.
  • Imhoff, R., Schmidt, A. F., Weiß, S., Young, A. W., & Banse, R. (2012). Vicarious viewing time: Prolonged response latencies for sexually attractive targets as a function of task- or stimulus-specific processing. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 41, 1389-1402. doi:10.1007/s10508-011-9879-1
  • Imhoff, R., Schmidt, A. F., Nordsiek, U., Luzar, C., Young, A. W., & Banse, R. (2010). Viewing Time Revisited: Prolonged response latencies for sexually attractive targets under restricted conditions. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 39, 1275-1288.
  • Imhoff, R., Schmidt, A. F., & Gerstenberg, F. (2014). Exploring the Interplay of Trait Self-Control and Ego Depletion: Empirical Evidence for Ironic Effects. European Journal of Personality, 28, 413-424.
  • Imhoff, R., Schmidt, A. F., Bernhardt, J., Dierksmeier, A., & Banse, R. (2011). An inkblot for sexual preference: A semantic variant of the Affect Misattribution Procedure. Cognition and Emotion, 25, 676-690.
  • Imhoff, R., & Recker, J. (2012). Differentiating islamophobia: Introducing a new scale to measure islamoprejudice and secular islam critique. Political Psychology, 33, 811-824. doi:10.1111/j.1467-9221.2012.00911.x
  • Imhoff, R., & Erb, H.-P. (2009). What motivates nonconformity? Uniqueness seeking blocks majority influence. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 35, 309-320.
  • Imhoff, R.*, Dotsch, R.*, Bianchi, M., Banse, R., & Wigboldus, D. (2011). Facing Europe: Visualizing spontaneous ingroup projection. Psychological Science, 22, 1583-1590. * equal contribution
  • Imhoff, R., Bergmann, X., Banse, R., & Schmidt, A. F. (in press). Exploring the automatic undercurrents of sexual narcissism: Individual differences in the sex-aggression link. Archives of Sexual Behavior. doi:10.1007/s10508-012-0065-x
  • Imhoff, R., & Banse, R. (2009). Ongoing victim suffering increases prejudice: The case of secondary antisemitism. Psychological Science, 20, 1443-1447.
  • Imhoff, R., & Banse, R. (2011). Implicit and explicit attitudes towards ex-partners differentially predict breakup adjustment. Personal Relationships, 18, 1583-1590.
  • Imhoff, R. (2015). Punitive attitudes against pedophiles or persons with sexual interest in children: Does the label matter? Archives of Sexual Behavior, 44, 35-44.
  • Imhoff, R. (in press). Zeroing in on the effect of the schizophrenia label on stigmatizing attitudes: A large scale study. Schizophrenia Bulletin.
  • Gerstenberg, F., Imhoff, R., & Schmitt, M. (2012). "Women are bad at math, but I'm not, am I?" Fragile mathematical self-concept predicts vulnerability to a stereotype threat effect on mathematical performance. European Journal of Personality, 26, 588-599. doi:10.1002/per.1836
  • Dislich, F. X. R., Imhoff, R., Banse, R., Altstötter-Gleich, C., Zinkernagel, A., & Schmitt, M. (2012). Discrepancies between implicit and explicit self-concepts of intelligence predict performance on tests of intelligence. European Journal of Personality, 26, 212-220. doi:10.1002/per.827
  • Blaison, C., Imhoff, R., Hühnel, I., Hess, U., & Banse, R. (2012). The affect misattribution procedure: Hot or not? Emotion, 12, 403-412. doi:10.1037/a0026907
  • Bilewicz, M.*, Imhoff, R.*, Drogosz, M. (2011). The humanity of what we eat. Conceptions of human uniqueness among vegetarians and omnivores. European Journal of Social Psychology, 41, 201-209. * equal contribution

Other Publications:

  • Banse, R., & Imhoff, R. (in press). Implicit cognition and relationship processes. In J. A. Simpson and L. Campbell (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Close Relationships. Oxford University Press.

Roland Imhoff
Social and Legal Psychology
Johanes Gutenberg University of Mainz
Binger Str. 14-16
55122 Mainz

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