Dr. Axel Burger



A5
Bauteil A, Raum 425

Tel.: +49 (0)621 181-2008
Fax: +49 (0)621 181-2038
Email: aburger{at}mail.uni-mannheim.de

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Research Interests:

Social Cognition
Political Psychology
Feelings and Decision Making
Psychological Distance and Mental Construal
Persuasive Communication
Political Ideological Orientations and Prosocial Behavior

Publications:

Bless, H., & Burger, A. M. (in press). Using information: Controlled and automatic processing of information. In R. Greifeneder, H. Bless, & K. Fiedler, Social cognition: How individuals construct social reality (p. 82-104). New York: Routledge.

Bless, H., & Burger, A. M. (2017). Mood and the regulation of mental abstraction. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 159-164.

Bless, H., & Burger, A. M. (2016). Assimilation and contrast in social priming. Current Opinion in Psychology, 26-31.

Burger, A. M., & Bless, H. (2016). Stimmung und Informationsverarbeitung [Mood and Information Processing]. In D. Frey & H.-W. Bierhoff (Eds.). Enzyklopädie der Psychologie: Sozialpsychologie, Band 2: Soziale Motive und soziale Einstellungen [Encyclopaedia of Psychology: Social Psychology, Volume 2: Social Motives and social Attitudes] (p. 653-674) . Göttingen: Hogrefe.

Burger, A. M., & Bless, H. (2016). Affect and the weight of idealistic and pragmatic concerns in decision situations. European Journal of Social Psychology, 46, 323-340.

Bless, H., & Burger, A. M. (2016). A closer look at social psychologists' silver bullet: Inevitable and evitable side effects of the experimental approach. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 11, 296-308.

Ziegler, R., & Burger, A. M. (2011). Mood and the impact of individuating information on the evaluation of ingroup and outgroup members: The role of mood-based expectancies. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 47, 1000-1006.

Alves, J., Burger, A. M., Flack, J., & Mayer, S. (2009). Kulturelles Gedächtnis - Eine Interdisziplinäre Annäherung. In D. Evers & N. Weidtmann (Eds.), Wahrnehmung und Identität (p.173-210). Berlin: LIT Verlag.
 

Conference Contributions:

Burger, A.M. & Jedinger, A. (July 2017). How temporal distance influences the affective and cognitive bases of candidate evaluations in political campaigns. Presentation at the 18th General Meeting of the European Association of Social Psychology (EASP), Granada, Spain.

Burger. A.M. (June 2017). Are individuals on the right side of the political spectrum always less prosocial than individuals on the left?. Presentation at the 17th International Conference on Social Dilemmas, Taormina, Italy.

Burger, A.M. & Bless, H. (March 2017). Feling-based cognitive tuning of mental abstraction: Empirical findings and theoretical considerations. Presentation at the 59th Conference of Experimental Psychologists, Dresden, Germany.

Burger, A.M. & Moormann, K. (September 2016). Stimmung und regulatorischer Fokus. Presentation at the 50th Congress of the German Society for Psychology (DGPs), Leipzig, Germany.

Burger, A.M. (July 2016). Political ideological orientation and the concern for others. Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the International Society of Political Psychology (ISPP). Warsaw, Poland.

Burger, A.M., Scholl, S.G., & Bless, H. (March 2016). Consequences of feeling-dependent shifts of levels of mental abstraction. Presentation at the 58th Conference of Experimental Psychologists, Heidelberg, Germany.

Burger, A.M. & Nortmeyer, A. (September 2015). Situativ aktivierte Selbstkonzepte moderieren den Einfluss psychologischer Distanz auf Höflichkeit [Situatively activated self-construals moderate the influence of psychological distance on politeness]. Presentation at the 15th Meeting of the DGPs Fachgruppe Sozialpsychologie, Potsdam, Germany.

Burger, A.M. & Rost, A.-K. (July 2014). Assimilation and contrast effects in evaluative judgments as a function of temporal distance. Presentation at the 17th General Meeting of the European Association of Social Psychology (EASP), Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Burger, A. M. & Bless, H. (July 2014). Affective signals influence the weighting of idealistic and pragmatic concerns in political decision making. Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the International Society of Political Psychology (ISPP), Rome, Italy.

Burger, A.M. & Bless, H. (January 2013). Being honest or avoiding sanctions: The influence of affect on the endorsement of idealistic versus pragmatic justifications of norms. Presentation at the 14th Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP), New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.

Burger, A. M. & Bless, H. (September 2011). Einflüsse affektiver Signale auf Urteile und Entscheidungen durch Veränderung des Abstraktionsniveaus mentaler Repräsentationen. Presentation at the 13th Meeting of the DGPs Fachgruppe Sozialpsychologie, Hamburg, Germany.

Burger, A. M. & Ziegler, R. (August 2011). Mood and the impact of individuating information on the evaluation of ingroup and outgroup members. Presentation at the European Social Cognition Network 2 (ESCON) - 13th Transfer of Knowledge Conference, Sligo, Ireland.

Burger, A. M. & Bless, H. (July 2011). Affect, construal level, and the relevance of idealistic versus pragmatic concerns. Presentation at the 16th General Meeting of the European Association of Social Psychology (EASP), Stockholm, Sweden.

Burger, A. M. & Bless, H. (May 2011). How affective signals influence decision making by altering the level of abstraction of mental representations. Presentation at the International Conference on Behavioral Decision Making, Herzliya, Israel.

Burger, A. M. & Bless, H. (January 2011). Smileys and voting: External affective cues can alter the relevance of idealistic versus pragmatic concerns. Presentation at the 12th Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP), San Antonio, Texas, USA.

Burger, A. M. & Ziegler, R. (September 2010). Ist der überhaupt geeignet für den Job? Effekte der Stimmung auf die Verarbeitung von Informationen über die Eignung von Eigen- und Fremdgruppenmitgliedern. Presentation at  47th Congress of the German Society for Psychology (DGPs), Bremen, Germany.

Burger, A. M., Bless, H., & Scheible, J. (August 2010). Smiles, frowns, and political decisions: External affective cues can influence the weight of idealistic and pragmatic concerns in political decision making. Presentation at the European Social Cognition Network 2 (ESCON) - 12th Transfer of Knowledge Conference, Gothenburg, Sweden.
 

Academic Career:
 

since 2010:      Department of Microsociology and Social Psychology, School of Social Sciences,
                           University of Mannheim, Germany: Research Assistant

02/03 2012:     Instituto Superior de Psicologia Aplicada (ISPA), Lisbon, Portugal: Guest

2009-2012:      Graduate School of Economic and Social Sciences (GESS), 
                            University of Mannheim, Germany: PhD Candidate

2007/2008:       FORUM SCIENTIARUM, University of Tübingen, Germany:
                            Interdisciplinary Certificate Program

2005/2006:       Universidade Federal Fluminense (UFF), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil:
                            Psychology, Academic Exchange Program

2001-2008:       Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, Germany: Psychology, Diploma
 

Memberships:

European Association of Social Psychology (EASP)
Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP)
International Society of Political Psychology (ISPP)
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Psychologie (DGPs)