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Fritz Strack

Fritz Strack

My most recent research interest focuses on the interplay of reflective and impulsive determinants of social behavior. It is based on previous work on cognitive and affective processes.

Primary Interests:

  • Attitudes and Beliefs
  • Emotion, Mood, Affect
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Motivation, Goal Setting
  • Person Perception
  • Self and Identity
  • Social Cognition


Journal Articles:

  • Strack, F., Förster, J., & Werth, L. (2005). “Know thyself!” The role of idiosyncratic self-knowledge in recognition memory. Journal of Memory and Language, 52(4), 628-638.
  • Gawronski, B., & Strack, F. (2004). On the propositional nature of cognitive consistency: Dissonance changes explicit, but not implicit attitudes. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 40, 535-542.
  • Strack, F., & Schwarz, N. (2003). A Nobel Prize for Daniel Kahnemann and for the field of psychology. European Bulletin of Social Psychology, 15, 4-14.
  • Werth, L., Strack, F., & Förster, J. (2002). Certainty and uncertainty: The two faces of the hindsight bias. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 87, 323-341.
  • Mussweiler, T., & Strack, F. (2001). The semantics of anchoring. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 86, 234-255.
  • Strack, F., & Neumann, R. (2000). Furrowing the brow may undermine perceived fame: The role of facial feedback in judgments of celebrity. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 26, 762-768.
  • Neumann, R., & Strack, F. (2000). "Mood contagion": The automatic transfer of mood between persons. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 79, 211-223.
  • Kashima, Y., Kashima, E., Chiu, C. Y., Farsides, T., Gelfand, M., Hong, Y. Y., Kim, U., Srack, F., Werth, L., Yuki, M., & Yzerbyt, V. (2005). Culture, essentialism, and agency: Are individuals universally believed to be more real entities than groups? European Journal of Social Psychology, 35(2), 147-169.
  • Mussweiler, T., & Strack, F. (1999). Hypothesis-consistent testing and semantic priming in the anchoring paradigm: A selective accessibility model. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 35, 136-164.
  • Strack, F., & Förster, J. (1998). Self reflection and recognition: The role of metacognitive knowledge in the attribution of the recollective experience. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 2, 111-123.
  • Strack, F., & Mussweiler, T. (1997). Explaining the enigmatic anchoring effect: Mechanisms of selective accessibility. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 73, 437-446.

Other Publications:

  • Strack, F., & Deutsch, R. (2004). Reflection and impulse as determinants of "conscious" and "unconscious" motivation. In J. P. Forgas, K. Williams, & S. Laham (Eds.), Social motivation: Conscious and unconscious processes. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.
  • Strack, F. (2001). Heuristics in social cognition. In N. J. Smelser & P. B. Baltes (Eds.), International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences.

Fritz Strack
Psychologie II
Universität Würzburg
Röntgenring 10
97070 Würzburg

  • Phone: +49 (0) 931-31 2877
  • Fax: +49 (0) 931-31 2812

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