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Verena Graupmann

  • Assistant Professor, Psychological Science
  • ​​​PhD​​​       
  • Psychology
  • (773) 325-8225
  • ​​​Byrne, Room 525​​​​       
PhD Social Psychology, University of Sussex, UK, 2008
MA Psychology, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitat Munich, Germany, 2002
Major Areas of Interest
  • Threats to central self motives:
    • Freedom (psychological reactance, control)
    • Consistency (cognitive dissonance)
    • Continuity (mortality salience, time perspective)
    • Belonging (social exclusion)
  • Unwanted relationships

Representative Sample of Publications

Pfundmair, M., Graupmann, V., Frey, D. & Aydin, N. (2015). The different behavioral intentions of collectivists and individualists in response to social exclusion. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 41 (3), 363-378.

Silveira, S., Gutyrchik, E., Wetherell, G., Frey, D., Blautzik, J., Meindl, T., Reiser, M., Bao, Y., Poeppel, E., & Graupmann, V. (2015). Ceci n’est pas la mort: Evidence for the recruitment of self-reference from surrealistic art under mortality salience. European Journal of Social Psychology, 45 (3), 255-266.

Graupmann, V. & Frey, D. (2014). Bad examples: How thinking about blind obedience can induce responsibility and courage. Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology, 20(2), 124-134.

Silveira, S., Graupmann, V., Agthe, M., Gutyrchik, E. , Blautzik, J., Demirçapa, I., Berndt, A., Bao, Y., Poeppel, E., Frey, D., Reiser, M., Hennig-Fast, K. (2014). Existential neuroscience: Effects of mortality salience on the neurocognitive processing of attractive opposite-sex faces. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience (SCAN), 9 (10), 1601-7.

Graupmann, V., Peres, I., Michaely, T., Meindl, T., Frey, D., Fehse, K., & Gutyrchik, E. (2013). Culture and its neurofunctional correlates when death is in mind. Neuroscience Letters, 548, 239-243.

Graupmann, V., Frey, D., & Streicher, B. (2013). The self-fortress: Motivational responses to threats to the self. In B. O. Hunter, T. J. Romero (eds.). Psychology of threat. (pp.1-29) New York: Nova Science Publishers.

Graupmann, V., Jonas, E., Meier, E., Hawelka S. & Aichhorn, M. (2012). Reactance, the self and its group: When threats to freedom come from the in-group versus the out-group. European Journal of Social Psychology, 42, 164-173.

Graupmann, V., Erber, R., & Poe, J. (2011). Affect regulation and decision making: Risk as a social constraint. Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 33, 16-23. ​