Schleichstr. 4, Level 5, Room 4508
Consultation hours: by appointment only
The work of my team focuses on social cognition and decision sciences. I focus on the cognitive processes that underlie attitudes, judgment, and decisions. In particular, I examine to what extent cognitive processes adapt adaptively and flexibly to the context in which they occur. In addition, I am interested in learning and judgment processes that operate under sub-optimal conditions (e.g., distraction, time pressure, and lack of information).
I often address substantive research questions with the help of statistical modeling, which can provide information about the involvement of different cognitive processes or influencing factors in a learning outcome or judgment.
- Hütter, M., & Genschow, O. (2020). What is learned in approach-avoidance tasks? On the scope and generalizability of approach-avoidance effects. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 149(8), 1460-1476.
- Ache, F., Rader, C. A., & Hütter, M. (2020). Advisors want their advice to be used – but not too much: An interpersonal perspective on advice taking. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 89, 103979.
- Corneille, O., & Hütter, M. (2020). Implicit? What do you mean? A comprehensive review of the delusive implicitness construct in attitude research. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 24(3), 212-232.
- Berger, K. T., Hütter, M., & Corneille, O. (2019). Investigating attitudinal ambivalence via sequential priming: Evidence for the simultaneous and unintentional activation of opposite evaluations. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 148(7), 1296-1297.
- Hütter, M., & Sweldens, S. (2018). Dissociating controllable and uncontrollable effects of affective stimuli on attitudes and consumption. Journal of Consumer Research.
- Gawronski, B., Armstrong, J., Conway, P., Friesdorf, R., & Hütter, M. (2017). Consequences, Norms, and Generalized Inaction in Moral Dilemmas: The CNI Model of Moral Decision-Making. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 113(3), 343-376.
- Hütter, M., & Klauer, K. C. (2016). Applying processing trees in social psychology. European Review of Social Psychology, 27, 116-159.
- Hütter, M., & Ache, F. (2016). Seeking advice: A sampling approach to advice taking. Judgment and Decision Making, 11(4), 401-415.
- Hütter, M., Kutzner, F., & Fiedler, K. (2014). What is learned from repeated pairings? On the scope and generalizability of evaluative conditioning. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 143(2), 631-643.
- Hütter, M., Sweldens, S., Stahl, C., Unkelbach, C., & Klauer, K. C. (2012). Dissociating contingency awareness and conditioned attitudes: Evidence of contingency-unaware evaluative conditioning. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 141(3), 539–557.
Professor for Social Cognition and Decision Sciences
2013 - 2017
Junior professor for Social Psychology
Head of the Social and Organisational Psychology Department
2010 - 2013
PostDoc at the University of Heidelberg
Stay abroad at the University of Ghent, Belgium
2008 - 2010
PhD at the University of Freiburg
2005 - 2006
Stay abroad at the University of Massachusetts @ Amherst, USA
2002 - 2008
Diploma (Master equivalent) in Psychology at the University of Tübingen