Professor — Ph.D., Humboldt University Berlin (Germany)
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Bertram Gawronski earned his M.A. in Philosophy at the Free University Berlin (Germany) in 1998 and his Ph.D. in Psychology at Humboldt University Berlin (Germany) in 2001. He was as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Würzburg (Germany) from 2001 to 2002 and at Northwestern University from 2002 to 2004. Before accepting his current position at the University of Texas at Austin, he held positions as Professor of Psychology and Canada Research Chair in Social Psychology at The University of Western Ontario (Canada).
My research aims at understanding social judgments and social behavior through their underlying mental processes. A central question concerns the mental underpinnings and behavioral consequences of spontaneous ("implicit") and deliberate ("explicit") evaluations of objects, individuals, groups, and social issues. Previous and ongoing projects include studies on attitude formation and change, context effects on evaluative responses, evaluative conditioning, cognitive consistency, prejudice and stereotyping, impression formation, decision-making, attribution, self-representation, and moral judgment. Several recent projects have started to investigate the role of spontaneous and deliberate evaluations in various applied contexts, including political decision-making, consumer behavior, psychopathology, and legal decision-making. In addition to these major lines of research, I am interested in basic questions of psychological measurement and meta-theoretical issues in the construction and evaluation of psychological theories.
Conway, P., & Gawronski, B. (2013). Deontological and utilitarian inclinations in moral decision-making: A process dissociation approach. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 104, 216-235.
Galdi, S., Arcuri, L., & Gawronski, B. (2008). Automatic mental associations predict future choices of undecided decision-makers. Science, 321, 1100-1102.
Gawronski, B., & Bodenhausen, G. V. (2006). Associative and propositional processes in evaluation: An integrative review of implicit and explicit attitude change. Psychological Bulletin, 132, 692-731.
Gawronski, B., & Bodenhausen, G. V. (2011). The associative-propositional evaluation model: Theory, evidence, and open questions. Advances in Experimental Social Psychology, 44, 59-127.
Gawronski, B., & Cesario, J. (2013). Of mice and men: What animal research can tell us about context effects on automatic responses in humans. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 17, 187-215.
Gawronski, B., LeBel, E. P., & Peters, K. R. (2007). What do implicit measures tell us? Scrutinizing the validity of three common assumptions. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 2, 181-193.
Gawronski, B., Rydell, R. J., Vervliet, B., & De Houwer, J. (2010). Generalization versus contextualization in automatic evaluation. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 139, 683-701.
Gawronski, B., & Bodenhausen, G. V. (Eds.). (in prep.). Theory and explanation in social psychology. New York: Guilford Press.
Gawronski, B., & Payne, B. K. (Eds.). (2010). Handbook of implicit social cognition: Measurement, theory, and applications. New York: Guilford Press. [order]
Gawronski, B., & Strack, F. (Eds.). (2012). Cognitive consistency: A fundamental principle in social cognition. New York: Guilford Press. [order]
Sherman, J. W., Gawronski, B., & Trope, Y. (Eds.). (in press). Dual-process theories of the social mind. New York: Guilford Press. [order]