Postdoctoral Researcher

Dr. Rita Silva

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Dr. Rita Silva
Dr. Rita Silva

Raum 1.A10

Richard-Strauss-Str. 2
50931 Köln I Germany

Telefon +49-221-470-5978
Sprechstunde by appointment

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Phone +49-221-470-5978
AddressRichard-Strauss-Str. 2, 50931 Köln | Germany

Room 1.A10
Office hours by appointment 

Research interests

Fluency effects • Recognition memory • Psychological distance and construal level • Social perception • Creativity


  • Unkelbach, C., Koch, A. S., Silva, R. R., & Garcia-Marques, T. (in press). Truth by repetition: Explanations and implications. Current Directions in Psychological Science.
  • Garcia-Marques, T., Silva, R. R., Mello, J., & Hansen, J. (2019). Relative to what? Dynamic updating of fluency standards and between-participants illusions of truth. Acta Psychologica, 195, 71–79.
  • Silva, R. R., Koch, M.-L., Rickers, K., Kreuzer, G., & Topolinski, S. (2019). The Tinder™ stamp: Perceived trustworthiness of online daters and its persistence in neutral contexts. Computers in Human Behavior, 94, 45–55.
  • Daniel, J. R., Silva, R. R., & Santos, A. J. (2018). Network structure predicts changes in perception accuracy of social relationships. Frontiers in Psychology, 9:2348.
  • Silva, R. R., & Topolinski, S. (2018). My username is IN! The influence of inward vs. outward wandering usernames on judgments of online seller trustworthiness. Psychology & Marketing, 35, 307–319. doi:10.1002/mar.21088
  • Daniel, J. R., Silva, R. R., Santos, A. J., Cardoso, J., Coelho, L., Freitas, M., & Ribeiro, O. (2017). Perception accuracy of affiliative relationships in elementary school children and young adolescents. Frontiers in Psychology, 8, 1936. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2017.01936

  • Silva, R. R., Chrobot, N., Newman, E., Schwarz, N., & Topolinski, S. (2017). Make it short and easy: Username complexity determines trustworthiness above and beyond objective reputation. Frontiers in Psychology, 8:2200. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2017.02200
  • Silva, R. R., Garcia-Marques, T., & Reber, R. (2017). The informative value of type of repetition: Perceptual and conceptual fluency influences on judgments of truth. Consciousness and Cognition, 51, 53–67. doi:10.1016/j.concog.2017.02.016
  • Garcia-Marques, T., Silva, R. R., & Mello, J. (2016). Judging the truth-value of a statement in and out of a deep processing context. Social Cognition, 34, 40–54. doi:10.1521/soco.2016.34.1.40
  • Prada, M., Rodrigues, D., Silva, R. R., & Garrido, M. V. (2016). Lisbon Symbol Database (LSD): Subjective norms for 600 symbols. Behavior Research Methods, 48, 1370–1382. doi:10.3758/s13428-015-0643-7
  • Silva, R. R., Garcia-Marques, T., & Mello, J. (2016). The differential effects of fluency due to repetition and fluency due to color contrast on judgments of truth. Psychological Research, 80, 821–837. doi:10.1007/s00426-015-0692-7
  • Garcia-Marques, T., Silva, R. R., Reber, R., & Unkelbach, C. (2015). Hearing a statement now and believing the opposite later. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 56, 126–129. doi:10.1016/j.jesp.2014.09.015
  • Silva, R. R., Figueira, P., & Garcia-Marques, T. (2012). O paradigma associado ao estudo do efeito de ilusão de verdade. Laboratório de Psicologia, 10, 223–233. doi:10.14417/lp.672
  • Prada, M., Garcia-Marques, T., & Silva, R. R. (2008). Familiarity in the spotlight: Exploring the role of target familiarity in affective priming. International Journal of Psychology, 43, 762. doi:10.1080/00207594.2008.10108487
  • Fonseca, R., Silva, P., & Silva, R. R. (2007). Acordo inter-juízes: o caso do coeficiente kappa. Laboratório de Psicologia, 5, 81–90. doi:10.14417/lp.759 


Academic distinctions

  • Seedcorn Grant Trust/distrust and the acceptance of contradictions, awarded by C-SEB, University of Cologne, 2018
  • Runner-up for the Best Paper Award, ESCON, 2014
  • PhD Grant by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology, 2007