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.

After graduating in 2010 and receiving my PhD in 2014 (summa cum laude), I worked as a PostDoc at the department of social psychology. I am currently at the University Clinic for Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, Ruhr University Bochum - Campus OWL. My research concerns attitude formation during early childhood, the automaticity of evaluative learning, and psychological distance. If you are interested in my research, or are simply curious, you can see the papers below*, take a look at my CV, or contact me directly by email.

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Krehbiel, J., Halbeisen, G., Kühn, S., Yesim, E., & Paslakis, G. (accepted). Too Hot to Handle: Mood States Moderate Implicit Approach vs. Avoidance Tendencies Toward Food Cues in Patients with Obesity and Active Binge Eating Disorder. Journal of Psychiatric Research.

Halbeisen, G., & Walther, E. (2021). How to promote healthy eating in preschool children: Evidence from an associative conditioning procedure with non-food stimuli.Appetite. doi: 10.1016/j.appet.2021.105472

Aengenheister, J. S., Urban, R., & Halbeisen, G. (2021). Cures That (Make You) Work: How a Treatment’s Social Role Affects Health-related Behavioral Intentions. Zeitschrift für Psychologie, 229, 171-177. doi: 10.1027/2151-2604/a000449

Halbeisen, G., Schneider, M., & Walther, E. (2020). Liked for their looks: Evaluative conditioning and the generalisation of conditioned attitudes in early childhood. Cognition and Emotion. doi: 10.1080/02699931.2020.1854187

Kassab, Y., Isemann, S., Halbeisen, G., & Walther, E. (2020). How relative deprivation increases aggressive behavior: Exploring the moderating roles of resource scarcity, deprivation intensity, and sanctions in a game task. Aggressive Behavior. doi: 10.1002/ab.21940

Forester, G., Halbeisen, G., Walther, E., & Kamp, S.-M. (2020). Frontal ERP slow waves during memory encoding are associated with affective attitude formation. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 158, 389-399. doi: 10.1016/j.ijpsycho.2020.11.003

Halbeisen, G., Buttlar, B., Kamp, S.-M., & Walther, E. (2020). The timing-dependent effects of stress-induced cortisol release on evaluative conditioning. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 152, 44-52. doi: 10.1016/j.ijpsycho.2020.04.007

Walther, E., Blask, K, Halbeisen, G., & Frings, C. (2019). An action control perspective of evaluative conditioning. European Review of Social Psychology, 30, 271-310. doi: 10.1080/10463283.2019.1699743

Amit, E., Rim, S., Halbeisen, G., Priva, U. C., Stephan, E., & Trope, Y. (2019). Distance-dependent Memory for Pictures and Words. Journal of Memory and Language, 105, 119-130. doi: 10.1016/j.jml.2019.01.001

Zimmer, P., Buttlar, B., Halbeisen, G., Walther, E., & Domes, G. (2019). Virtually Stressed? A refined virtual reality adaptation of the Trier Social Stress Test (TSST) induces robust endocrine responses. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 101, 186-192. doi: 10.1016/j.psyneuen.2018.11.010

Walther, E., Halbeisen, G., & Blask, K. (2018). What You Feel Is What You See: A Binding Perspective on Evaluative Conditioning. Social Psychological Bulletin, 13, Article e27551. doi: 10.5964/spb.v13i3.27551

Halbeisen, G., Walther, E., & Schneider, M. (2017). Evaluative Conditioning and the Development of Attitudes in Early Childhood. Child Development, 88, 1536-1543. doi:10.1111/cdev.12657

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. (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