Dr. Stefanie Hechler

Postdoctoral Researcher & Lecturer
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Institut für Psychologie
Lehrstuhl für Sozialpsychologie
Raum: 204
Humboldtstr. 26
07743 Jena

Research interests Show content
  • Conflict, cooperation and reconciliation within and between groups
  • Punishment, Morality, and Justice
  • Ingroup bias, Stereotypes, and Prejudice
Publications Show content
  • Hechler, S., & Kessler, T. (accepted). Warum “Wir” besser sind als „Die“ - Wie das Selbst die Bewertung sozialer Gruppen bestimmt. The Inquisitive Mind.
  • Urschler, D. F., Heinrich, H., Hechler, S., Fischer, P., & Kessler, T.  (2019). They higher the go the harder they could fall -The impact of risk promoting media content on risky behavior. PlosOne.doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0225884
  • Hechler, S., & Kessler, T. (2018). On the difference between moral outrage and empathic anger: Anger about wrongful deeds or harmful consequences. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 76, 270-282. doi:10.1016/j.jesp.2018.03.005
  • Hechler, S., & Kessler, T. (2018). Talking to others: The importance of responsibility attributions by observers. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 41, e46. doi:10.1017/S0140525X1700070X [commentary to Doris: Talking to ourselves]
  • Hechler, S. (2016). Cooperation in social groups: reactions to (moral) deviants. Dissertation: Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena. urn:nbn:de:gbv:27-dbt-20170203-1335411
  • Hechler, S., Neyer, F. J., & Kessler, T. (2016). The infamous among us: Enhanced reputational memory for uncooperative ingroup members. Cognition, 157, 1-13. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cognition.2016.08.001
  • Seewald, D., Hechler, S., & Kessler, T. (2016). Divorcing the puzzles: When group identities foster in-group cooperation. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 39, e23. doi:10.1017/S0140525X15000539 [commentary to Norenzayan et al.: The cultural evolution of prosocial religions]
  • Kessler, T., Proch, J., Hechler, S., & Nägler, L. A. (2015). Political diversity versus stimuli diversity: Alternative ways to improve social psychological science. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 38, e148. doi:10.1017/S0140525X14001241 [commentary to Duarte et al.: Political diversity will improve social psychological science]
  • Hechler, S. (2012). Ungerechtigkeit und Protestverhalten. ZeS Report (17). Bremen: Zentrum für Sozialpolitik, Universität Bremen.
CV Show content
  • 2016 - now
    Postdoctoral researcher and lecturer at the Department of Social Psychology, Friedrich Schiller University Jena
  • 2019
    Certified Mediator, ImKonsens Mediation und Diversity, Berlin
  • 2019
    Teaching Qualification: “Basic Didactics”, Service Center “Learning to Teach”, Friedrich Schiller University of Jena, Germany
  • 2018
    Visiting Researcher at the Flinders University, South Australia (funded by the Fritz Thyssen Foundation)
  • 2016
    Doctoral Degree at the Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena                                                                                                                                                                   Best Dissertation Award, Faculty of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Friedrich Schiller University Jena
  • 2015 - 2016
    Predoctoral researcher and lecturer at the Department of Personality Psychology and Psychological Assessment, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany
  • 2012 - 2016
    Predoctoral researcher in the Person Perception Research Unit, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany
  • 2010 - 2011
    Volunteer on “Drug prevention: survey and workshop development for adolescents at risk” with the NGO Aprode Perú, Lima, Perú
  • 2009 - 2010
    Research intern on "Protest behavior and social justice", Centre for Social Policy Research, University of Bremen
  • 2007 - 2012
    Diploma in Psychology with Sociology at the University of Bremen and the Universitat de Valencia, Spain
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