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Dr. Tobias Vogel

University of Mannheim: School of Social Sciences
Chair of Consumer and Economic Psychology

Parkring 47, room 314
68159 Mannheim

Phone.: +49 (0) 621 181 1622

Email: tovogel[ at ]mail.uni-mannheim.de

Office hour: Thur 4-5 pm

Research Interests

  • Attitudes and Attitude Change

  • Consumer Judgment and Decision Making

  • Social Cognition

  • Behavior Design


Kutzner, F. & Vogel, T. (in press). Smart Predictions from Wrong Data: The Case of Ecological Correlations. In M. Altmann (Ed.), Handbook of Behavioral Economics and Smart Decision-Making. Northhampton: Edward Elgar Publishing.

Krüger, T., Vogel, T., & Wänke, M. (2016). Framing effects in consumer judgment and decision-making. International handbook of consumer psychology. Sussex, UK: Taylor & Francis.

Vogel, T., & Wänke, M. (2016). Attitudes and attitude change., 2nd ed. New York, NY, US: Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group.

Ivanov, I., & Vogel, T. (2016). Mortality salience effects on reckless driving intentions in a motorcyclist sample: The moderating role of group riding. European Journal Of Social Psychology, doi:10.1002/ejsp.2197

Vogel, T. (2016). Nudging - Dürfen Institutionen Verbraucher zu ihrem Glück zwingen? Ernährungsumschau, 3, 157-161, doi: 10.4455/eu.2016.014.

Vogel, T., Kutzner, F., Freytag, P., & Fiedler, K. (2014). Inferring correlations: From exemplars to categories. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 21(5), 1316-1322. doi:10.3758/s13423-014-0586-5

Vogel, T., Freytag, P., Kutzner, F., & Fiedler, K. (2013). Pseudocontingencies derived from categorically organized memory representations. Memory & Cognition, 41(8), 1185-1199.

Vogel, T., Kutzner, F., Fiedler, K., & Freytag, P. (2013). How majorities become associated with rare attributes: Ecological correlations in stereotype formation. Social Cognition, 31(4),427-442.

Fiedler, K., Kutzner, F. & Vogel, T. (2013). Pseudocontingencies - Logically unwarranted but smart inferences. Current Directions in Psychological Science. 22 (4), 324-329.

Vogel, T. & Genschow, O. (2013). When do chronic differences in self-regulation count? Regulatory focus effects in easy and difficult soccer tasks. Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology. 35, 216-220.

Kutzner, F., Vogel, T., Freytag, P., & Fiedler, K. (2011). Contingency inferences driven by base rates: Valid by sampling.Judgment and Decision Making, 6, 211-221. [pdf]

Kutzner, F., Vogel, T., Freytag, P., & Fiedler, K. (2011). A Robust Classic: Illusory correlations are maintained under extended operant learning. Experimental Psychology, 58, 443-453.

Vogel, T., Kutzner, F., Fiedler, K. & Freytag, P. (2010). Exploiting attractiveness in persuasion: Senders´ implicit theories about receivers´ processing motivation. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 36, 830-842

Kutzner, F., Freytag, P., Vogel, T., & Fiedler, K. (2008). Base-rate neglect based on base-rates in experience-based contingency learning. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 90, 23-32.

Selected Conference Contributions

Vogel, T., Carr, E. & Winkielman, P. (2016). Why averages can be ugly: Subcategorization decreases the attractiveness of category averages. Talk presented at the 5th EASP Attitudes Small Group Meeting, Cologne, Germany.

Vogel, T. & Kutzner, F. (2012). How majority group members become associated with rare attributes: Stereotypes fuelled by statsitics in the media. Talk presented at Transfer of Knowledge Conference (ESCON2) in Estoril, Portugal

Vogel, T., Kutzner, F., Freytag, P., & Fiedler, K. (2009). The relativity of base rates in inductive contingency inferences. Talk presented at the Meeting in Social and Organizational Psychology, Lisbon, Portugal

Vogel, T., & Fiedler, K. (2008). Contingency Inferences based on Multi-Level Information. Talk Presented at the General Meeting of the European Association for Social Psychology (EASP), Opatija, Croatia

Vogel, T., Fiedler, K., Freytag, P., & Kutzner, F., (2007). On the origin of Pseudocontingencies: Alignment-Strategy or Ecological Fallacy? Talk presented at the 9th European Social Cognition Network’s Conference (ESCON), Brno, Czech Republic


British Journal of Social Psychology (ad hoc)

European Journal of Social Psychology (ad hoc)

Journal of Economic Psychology (ad hoc)

Journal of Experimental Social Psychology (ad hoc)

PLOS ONE (ad hoc)

Social Psychology


since 2010

Researcher (post-doc level), University of Mannheim


Research Stay at the University of California San Diego (UCSD)


Dissertation; University of Heidelberg 
Title: "Naive marketers: Persuasion strategies in lay individuals."

2009 - 2010

Research Assistant, University of Basel, Switzerland (Department of Social and Economic Psychology)

2005 - 2009

Research Assistant, University of Heidelberg (Department of Cognitive Research in Social Psychology)

2002 - 2005

Diploma in psychology (University of Heidelberg)

2001 - 2002

Undergraduate studies, Université Catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgien

1999 - 2001

Undergraduate studies, Universität Heidelberg