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Dipl.-Soz.Wiss. Bianca von Wurzbach




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Tel.: +49 (0)621 181-3148
Fax: +49 (0)621 181-2038
Email: vonwurzbach{at]uni-mannheim.de

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Research Interests

  • Belief in a just world/Just world threat
  • Judgment and decision-making in the realm of social justice
  • Trust and cooperation
  • Social inequality
  • Construal level
  • Regulatory focus

 

Publication List

  • von Wurzbach, B. E. C., & Keller, J. (2017). As expected (un-)capable of leading? - Regulatory focus as a moderator of expectancy effects on performance in personal assessment tests. Manuscript submitted for publication.
  • von Wurzbach, B. (2013a). Wahrhaft subjektiv – Über unsere Wahrnehmung der Welt. In C. Schöl, A. Landhäußer, B. von Wurzbach, K. Zimmer, J. Janssen, . . . D. Stahlberg (Eds.), Ich, du, wir und die anderen -  Spannendes aus der Sozialpsychologie (pp. 24-41). Weinheim: Beltz Juventa.
  • von Wurzbach, B. (2013b). Homo sapiens  – Herdentier?!. In C. Schöl, A. Landhäußer, B. von Wurzbach, K. Zimmer, J. Janssen, . . . D. Stahlberg (Eds.), Ich, du, wir und die anderen -  Spannendes aus der Sozialpsychologie (pp. 137-155). Weinheim: Beltz Juventa.
  • von Wurzbach, B. & Landhäußer, A. (2013). Ich als Teil der (Informations-)Gesellschaft. In C. Schöl, A. Landhäußer, B. von Wurzbach, K. Zimmer, J. Janssen, . . . D. Stahlberg (Eds.), Ich, du, wir und die anderen -  Spannendes aus der Sozialpsychologie (pp. 171-177). Weinheim: Beltz Juventa.

 

Presentations

  • von Wurzbach, B. E. C., & Bless, H. (2016, January). Concealed distrust in strangers among disadvantaged people in the context of just world threats: Evidence from laboratory experiments and a meta-analysis. Poster presented at the 17th Annual Meeting of the Society of Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP), San Diego, USA.
  • von Wurzbach, B. E. C., & Bless, H. (2015, February). How fair is the world? Threatening just world beliefs decreases interpersonal trust. Talk given at the 16th Annual Meeting of the Society of Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP), Long Beach, USA. 
  • von Wurzbach, B. E. C., & Bless, H. (2014, November). Can I trust you? Social disadvantage and BJW as moderators of just world threat effects on interpersonal trust. Invited talk given at the Psychological Institute of the University of Heidelberg, Germany.
  • von Wurzbach, B. E. C.,  & Bless, H. (2014, February). Are you trustworthy? Social disadvantage and BJW as moderators of JWT effects on interpersonal trust. Talk given at the 17th General Meeting of the European Association of Social Psychology (EASP), Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
  • von Wurzbach, B. E. C., & Bless, H. (2014, February). Are you trustworthy? Social disadvantage and BJW as moderators of JWT effects on interpersonal trust. Talk given at the  at the 14th Biennial Conference of the International Society for Justice Research (ISJR), New York , USA.
  • von Wurzbach, B. E. C., & Bless, H. (2014, February). Can I trust you? The effects of just world threat on interpersonal trust. Poster presented at the 15th Annual Meeting of the Society of Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP), Austin, USA.
  • von Wurzbach, B. E. C., & Bless, H. (2013, September). Gerechtigkeit zählt! Der Effekt der Bedrohung des Gerechte-Welt-Glaubens auf interpersonelles Vertrauen. Talk given at the 14. Tagung der Fachgruppe Sozialpsychologie (FGSP), Hagen, Germany.
  • von Wurzbach, B. E. C., & Bless, H. (2013, August). Can I trust you? The interaction effect between belief in a just world, just world threat, and social disadvantage on interpersonal trust. Talk given at the 15th European Social Cognition Network (ESCON) Transfer of Knowledge Conference, Vilnius, Lithuania.
  • von Wurzbach, B. E. C., & Bless, H. (2013, May). How fair are you? The effects of just world threat on interpersonal trust. Poster presented at the 25th Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science (APS), Washington DC, USA.
  • von Wurzbach, B. E. C., & Bless, H. (2012, September). Since justice matters: The effects of just world threat on trust and self-interest. Talk given at the 14th Biennial Conference of the International Society for Justice Research (ISJR), Rishon LeZion, Israel.
  • von Wurzbach, B. E. C., & Bless, H. (2012, April). A matter of justice beliefs: Just world threat effects on trust and cooperation. Poster presented at the 54. Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psychologen (TeaP), Mannheim, Germany.
  • von Wurzbach, B. E. C., & Keller, J. (2011, September). Stereotype Erwartungseffekte auf Testleistung: Eine Perspektive des selbstregulatorischen Fokus. Talk given at the 13. Tagung der Fachgruppe Sozialpsychologie (FGSP), Hamburg, Germany.
  • von Wurzbach, B. E. C., & Bless, H. (2011, September). Wenn Ungerechtigkeit unsozial macht. Vertrauen als Moderator des Just World Threat Effekts auf Sozialverhalten. Poster presented at the 13. Tagung der Fachgruppe Sozialpsychologie (FGSP), Hamburg, Germany.
  • von Wurzbach, B. E. C., & Keller, J. (2011, July). Stereotypic expectancy effects on test performance: A self-regulatory focus perspective. Talk given at the 16th General Meeting of the European Association of Social Psychology (EASP), Stockholm, Sweden.
  • von Wurzbach, B. E. C., & Bless, H. (2011, June). Prevention focus as a mediator of just world threat effects on decision and behavior. Talk given at the 7th doctoral workshop of the Fachgruppe Sozialpsychologie (SoDoc), Munich, Germany. 

 

Teaching Experience

  • Spring 2017: Excercise course "Sozialpsychologie I: Soziale Kognition, Einstellungen & Einstellungsänderung"
  • Spring 2016: Forum "Sozialpsychologie I"
  • Spring 2015: Block seminar "Psychology of Social Justice"
  • Spring 2014: Seminar "Social Psychology of Justice"
  • Spring 2013: Forum "Sozialpsychologie I"
  • Spring 2012: Excercise course "Sozialpsychologie I: Soziale Kognition, Einstellungen & Verhalten"
  • Spring 2011: Excercise course "Sozialpsychologie I: Soziale Kognition, Einstellungen & Einstellungsänderung"

 

 Academic Career

09/2010 - present  

Scientific research assistant, Chair of Microsociology and Social Psychology (Prof. Dr. Herbert Bless), University of Mannheim

Doctoral student in Psychology at the Center for Doctoral Studies in Social and Behavioral Sciences (CDSS), Mannheim

03/2013 - 06/2013   Visiting scholar at the lab of Dr. Carolyn Hafer, Brock University, St. Catharines, Canada
10/2003 - 07/2010  

Studies in Social Sciences, University of Mannheim;                
academic degree: Dipl.-Soz.Wiss.

02/2009 - 07/2010   Student assistant, Chair of Microsociology and Social Psychology (Prof. Dr. Herbert Bless), University of Mannheim
02/2007 - 02/2008   Studies in Sociology, University of Melbourne, Australia;
academic degree: Bachelor of Arts
08/2007 - 11/2007   Sociology intern at Triple R Broadcasters, Ltd., Melbourne, Australia  

09/2005 - 06/2006

 

  Student assistant, MZES, Project ‘Social Embeddedness and Partnership Relation’, Director Prof. Dr. Hartmut Esser, University of Mannheim    

 Professional Membership

  • European Association of Social Psychology (EASP)
  • International Society for Justice Research (ISJR)
  • Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP)

 

Academic Services

  • Co-organization of the symposium "New perspectives on belief in a just world - Reasons, consequences, and implications", held at the 15th Biennial Conference of the Society for Justice Research (ISJR), New York, USA (June, 2014)
  • Organization of the invited talk of Prof. Dr. Paul van Lange (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam) “Understanding trust and human cooperation", held at the University of Mannheim, Germany (April, 2014)
  • Member of the appointments committee "Political sciences/Conflict research" (January - March, 2014)
  • Co-organisation of the doctoral workshop ”The making of a research program: Processing fluency and evaluative judgments” with Prof. Dr. Rolf Reber at the University of Mannheim, Germany (2012, March)