Dipl.-Psych. Georg Halbeisen
„You are a theorist, not a practitioner. “
I am pretty sure that someone wasn‘t trying to compliment me when I was interviewed for an apprenticeship at a large financial institution back in 2005. Unbeknownst to them, however, their assessment was a primer of my love of science and psychological research.
After finishing high school in 2006 I studied psychology at the University of Trier and the New York University. After graduating in 2010 I became a doctoral student and research associate at the department of social psychology (PI: Eva Walther). My research concerns the automaticity of learning, attitude formation, embodied cognition, coping with existential threat, and psychological distance. If you are interested in my research, seek supervision of a B.Sc. thesis, or are simply curious you can see the links below, follow me on the inMind blog, or contact me directly by email.
Halbeisen, G., & Glaser, T. (2013). Operante Konditionierung. In M.A. Wirtz (Ed.), Dorsch. Lexikon der Psychologie, 16. Aufl. (pp. 860-861). Bern: Hans Huber Verlag.
Blask, K., Walther, E., Halbeisen, G., & Weil, R. (2012). At the crossroads: Attention, awareness and evaluative conditioning. Learning and Motivation, 43, 144-154. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.lmot.2012.03.004
Halbeisen, G., & Walther, E. (2014, February). How Evaluative Conditioning May (Not) Incur Attentional Costs: The Role of Modal Boundary Conditions. Poster presented at the 15th Annual Meeting of The Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP), Austin, TX, USA.
Halbeisen, G., & Walther, E. (2013, September). Is there Evidence for Dual Coding Processes in Attitude Learning? Paper presented at the 14. Tagung der Fachgruppe Sozialpsychologie (FGSP), Hagen, Germany.
Halbeisen, G., & Walther, E. (2013, August). How EC May (Not) Incur Attentional Costs: The Role of Modal Boundary Conditions. Paper presented at the 15th European Social Cognition Network Transfer of Knowledge Conference (ESCON), Vilnius, Lithuania.
Halbeisen, G., Walther, E., Blask, K., & Weil, R. (2012, September). I like it, but I don‘t know that I remember why: On the relation between evaluative conditioning, contingency memory, and awareness. Paper presented at the 14th European Social Cognition Network Transfer of Knowledge Conference (ESCON), Estoril, Portugal.
Halbeisen, G., Walther, E., Weil, R., & Blask, K. (2012, April). I like it, but I don‘t know that I remember why: On the relation between evaluative conditioning, contingency memory, and awareness. Paper presented within the symposium "Evaluative Conditioning II: Contingency, contingency awareness, and awareness of contingency awareness" at the 54. Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psychologen (TeaP), Mannheim, Germany.
Halbeisen, G., Hansen, J., & Alter, A. L. (2011, September). Die Last der Ferne? Wie Distanz die Verarbeitungsflüssigkeit beeinflusst. Paper presented within the „Blitzdings“ session at the 13. Tagung der Fachgruppe Sozialpsychologie (FGSP), Hamburg, Germany.
Halbeisen, G., Hansen, J., Alter, A. L., & Walther, E. (2011, September). Der Effekt psychologischer Distanz auf die Verarbeitungsflüssigkeit und Bewertung von Stimuli. Poster presented at the 13. Tagung der Fachgruppe Sozialpsychologie (FGSP), Hamburg, Germany.
Halbeisen, G. (2013, January). RUCID (Recognition Upon Continuous Identification): A new task to dissociate learning and liking in Evaluative Conditioning. Invited Talk at the General Psychology and Methodology Division, Universität des Saarlandes, Saarbrücken, Germany.
Walther, E., & Halbeisen, G. (01/2012 – 12/2012). Können Einstellungen unbewusst erworben werden? Der Einfluss von (Kontingenz-) Bewusstsein auf den Einstellungserwerb durch Evaluative Konditionierung. Grant awared by the Forschungsfonds, University of Trier, Germany.
Winter 2013/2014 Empirical Research Course (B.Sc.)
Summer 2013 Course on Dual Process Models in Social Psychology (B.Sc.)
Winter 2012/2013 Course on Dual Process Models in Social Psychology (B.Sc.)
Summer 2012 Course on Embodied Grounding in Social Cognition (B.Sc.)
Winter 2011/2012 Tutorial Social Psychology A (B.Sc.)
Summer 2011 Tutorial Social Psychology B (B.Sc.)
Supervision of B.Sc.-Theses
Schneiders, Rebecca (ongoing)
Henn, Sonja (ongoing)
Bley, Annalena (ongoing)
Bieger, Charlotte (ongoing)
Tverdenko, Svetlana (ongoing)
Recker, Luisa (2013)
Donath, Johanna (2013)
Holzer, Sigrun (2013)*
Spank, Maria (2013)
Buttlar, Benjamin (2013)
Kolb, Felix Michael (2013)*
Bode, Ann-Katrin (2013)*
Horn, Amelie (2012)*
Supervision of Research Internships
Tebbe, Anna-Lena (Winter 2013/2014)
Rottmann, Julie (Summer 2013)
Arndt, Felicia (Winter 2012/2013)
Spank, Maria (Winter 2012/2013)
08/2011 Summer Intern, Moral Cognition Lab (Joshua D. Greene), Harvard University, USA
01/2011 – current Research Associate, Social Psychology Division (Eva Walther), University of Trier, Germany
09/2009 – 12/2009 Intern/Student, Social Psychology Division (Yaacov Trope), New York University, USA
10/2007 – 12/2010 Research Assistant, Social Psychology Division (Eva Walther), University of Trier, Germany
10/2006 – 12/2010 Studies in Psychology, University of Trier, Germany