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When does contextual positivity influence judgments of familiarity? Investigating moderators of the positivity-familiarity effect (2020)
Journal Article
Weil, R., Palma, T., & Gawronski, B. (2020). When does contextual positivity influence judgments of familiarity? Investigating moderators of the positivity-familiarity effect. Social cognition : the official journal of the International Social Cognition Network, 38(2), 119-145. https://doi.org/10.1521/soco.2020.38.2.119

The positivity-familiarity effect suggests that people use positive affect as a cue to answer the question of whether they have encountered a stimulus before. Five experiments investigated this effect under various conditions. Positivity-familiarity... Read More about When does contextual positivity influence judgments of familiarity? Investigating moderators of the positivity-familiarity effect.

Detecting falsehood relies on mismatch detection between sentence components (2019)
Journal Article
Weil, R., & Mudrik, L. (2020). Detecting falsehood relies on mismatch detection between sentence components. Cognition, 195, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cognition.2019.104121

How do people process and evaluate falsehood of sentences? Do people need to compare presented information with the correct answer to determine that a sentence is false, or do they rely on a mismatch between presented sentence components? To illustra... Read More about Detecting falsehood relies on mismatch detection between sentence components.

At the crossroads: Attention, contingency awareness, and evaluative conditioning (2012)
Journal Article
Blask, K., Walther, E., Halbeisen, G., & Weil, R. (2012). At the crossroads: Attention, contingency awareness, and evaluative conditioning. Learning and Motivation, 43(3), 99-106. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.lmot.2012.03.004

Evaluative conditioning (EC) refers to changes in the evaluation of a conditioned stimulus (CS) due to its repeated pairing with an unconditioned stimulus (US). One of the most debated topics in EC research is whether or not EC is dependent on contin... Read More about At the crossroads: Attention, contingency awareness, and evaluative conditioning.

Why do we like the iPhone? The role of evaluative conditioning in attitude formation (2011)
Journal Article
Walther, E., Weil, R., & Langer, T. (2011). Why do we like the iPhone? The role of evaluative conditioning in attitude formation. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 5(7), 473-486. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1751-9004.2011.00366.x

Evaluative conditioning (EC) is the change in liking due to the paring of an affectively meaningful and a neutral stimulus. Starting with the exemplary question of why we like the iPhone, this article provides an overview of past and present research... Read More about Why do we like the iPhone? The role of evaluative conditioning in attitude formation.

The role of evaluative conditioning in attitude formation (2011)
Journal Article
Walther, E., Weil, R., & Düsing, J. (2011). The role of evaluative conditioning in attitude formation. Current directions in psychological science : a journal of the American Psychological Society, 20(3), 192-196. https://doi.org/10.1177/0963721411408771

In this article, we address how attitudes are acquired. We present evaluative conditioning (EC) as an explanation for attitude formation and attitude change. EC refers to changes in liking due to pairings of affectively meaningful and neutral stimuli... Read More about The role of evaluative conditioning in attitude formation.

Preferences surf on the currents of words: Implicit verb causality influences evaluative conditioning (2010)
Journal Article
Walther, E., Langer, T., Weil, R., & Komischke, M. (2011). Preferences surf on the currents of words: Implicit verb causality influences evaluative conditioning. European Journal of Social Psychology, 41(1), 17-22. https://doi.org/10.1002/ejsp.785

It is a psychological truism that thought shapes language. However, the idea that language constrains cognition is less well understood and has been debated in philosophy, linguistic, and psychology. The goal of the present research was to investigat... Read More about Preferences surf on the currents of words: Implicit verb causality influences evaluative conditioning.