Dr. Georg Halbeisen

„You are a theorist, not a practitioner. “

I am pretty sure that someone wasn‘t trying to compliment me when I applied for a position at a large financial institution back in 2005. Unbeknownst to them, however, their assessment was a primer of my interest in science and psychological research.

At the department of social psychology, my research concerns the automaticity of learning, attitude formation during early childhood, and psychological distance. If you are interested in my research, seek supervision of a B.Sc. or M.Sc. thesis, or are simply curious, you can see the papers below*, take a look at my CV, follow me on the inMind blog, or contact me directly by email.


Halbeisen, G., & Walther, E. (2016). Evaluative Conditioning is Sensitive to the Encoding of CS-US Contingencies. Social Cognition, 34, 462-479. doi: 10.1521/soco.2016.34.5.462

Halbeisen, G., Walther, E., & Schneider, M. (2016). Evaluative Conditioning and the Development of Attitudes in Early Childhood. Child Development. doi:10.1111/cdev.12657

Halbeisen, G., & Walther, E. (2015). Dual-Task Interference in Evaluative Conditioning: Similarity Matters!The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 68, 2008-2021. doi: 10.1080/17470218.2014.1002506

Rim, S., Amit, E., Fujita, K., Trope, Y., Halbeisen, G., & Algom, D. (2015). How words transcend and pictures immerse: On the association between medium and level of construal.Social Psychological and Personality Science, 6, 123-130. doi: 10.1177/1948550614548728

Halbeisen, G., Blask, K., Weil, R., & Walther, E. (2014). The role of recollection in evaluative conditioning. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 55, 162-168. doi: 10.1016/j.jesp.2014.07.005

Blask, K., Walther, E., Halbeisen, G., & Weil, R. (2012). At the crossroads: Attention, awareness and evaluative conditioning. Learning and Motivation, 43, 144-154. doi: 10.1016/j.lmot.2012.03.004


*Due to copyright issues, the papers are password protected. HALBEISEN will help you...if you write him an email.