• Gerten, J., & Topolinski, S. (2019). Shades of surprise: Assessing surprise as a function of degree of deviance and expectation constraints. Cognition. 192, 103986 doi:10.1016/j.cognition.2019.05.023

  • Unkelbach, C., Koch, A. S., Silva, R. R., & Garcia-Marques, T. (2019). Truth by repetition: Explanations and implications. Current Directions in Psychological Science. 28(3), 247-253

  • 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.

  • Godinho, S., Garrido, M. V., Zürn, M., & Topolinski, S. (2019). Oral kinematics: examining the role of edibility and valence in the in-out effect. Cognition and Emotion, 33, 1094-1098.


  • Erle, T. M., & Topolinski, S. (2018). Disillusionment: How expectations shape the enjoyment of early perceptual processes. Experimental Psychology. 65, 332-344

  • 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.

  • Erle, T. M., Ruessmann, J. K., & Topolinski, S. (2018). The effects of visuo-spatial perspective-taking on trust. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 79, 34–41. doi:10.1016/j.jesp.2018.06.006

  • Keupp, S., Barbarroja, N., Topolinski, S., & Fischer, J. (2018). Are monkeys intuitive Aristotelians? Associations between target size and vertical target position in long-tailed macaques. Royal Society Open Science, 5, 170889. doi:10.1098/rsos.170889

  • Lindau, B., & Topolinski, S. (2018). The articulatory in-out effect resists oral motor interference. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 44, 209–220. doi:10.1037/xlm0000443

  • 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

  • Eder, A. B., Dignath, D., Erle, T. M., & Wiemer, J. (2017). Shocking action: Facilitative effects of punishing electric shocks on action control. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 146, 1204–1215. doi:10.1037/xge0000332

  • Erle, T. M., Barth, N., Kälke, F., Dutter, G., Lange, H., Petko, A., & Topolinski, S. (2017). Are target-shooters more aggressive than the general population? Aggressive Behavior, 43, 3–13. doi:10.1002/ab.21657

  • Erle, T. M., Reber, R., & Topolinski, S. (2017). Affect from mere perception: Illusory contour perception feels good. Emotion, 17, 856–866. doi:10.1037/emo0000293

  • Erle, T. M., & Topolinski, S. (2017). The grounded nature of psychological perspective-taking. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 112, 683–695. doi:10.1037/pspa0000081

  • Remmers, C., Topolinski, S., Buxton, A., Dietrich, D. E., & Michalak, J. (2017). The beneficial and detrimental effects of major depression on intuitive decision-making. Cognition and Emotion, 31, 799–805. doi:10.1080/02699931.2016.1154817

  • Schubert, L., Körner, A., Lindau, B., Strack, F., & Topolinski, S. (2017). Open-minded midwifes, literate butchers, and greedy hooligans—The independent contributions of stereotype valence and consistency on evaluative judgments. Frontiers in Psychology, 8, 1723. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2017.01723

  • 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

  • Topolinski, S. (2017). Articulation patterns in names: A hidden route to consumer preference. Journal of the Association for Consumer Research, 2, 382–391. doi:10.1086/692820

  • Topolinski, S., Boecker, L., Erle, T. M., Bakhtiari, G., & Pecher, D. (2017). Matching between oral inward–outward movements of object names and oral movements associated with denoted objects. Cognition and Emotion, 31, 3–18. doi:10.1080/02699931.2015.1073692

  • Zürn, M., & Strack, F. (2017). When more is better – Consumption priming decreases responders' rejections in the ultimatum game. Frontiers in Psychology, 8:2226. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2017.02226

  • Zürn, M., & Topolinski, S. (2017). When trust comes easy: Articulatory fluency increases transfers in the trust game. Journal of Economic Psychology, 61, 74–86. doi:10.1016/j.joep.2017.02.016


  • Bakhtiari, G., Körner, A., & Topolinski, S. (2016). The role of fluency in preferences for inward over outward words. Acta Psychologica, 171, 110–117. doi:10.1016/j.actpsy.2016.10.006

  • Eder, A. B., & Erle, T. M. (2016). Priming. In D. Frey & H.-W. Bierhoff (Eds.), Enzyklopädie der Psychologie, Bereich Sozialpsychologie (pp. 361–386). Göttingen, Germany: Hogrefe.

  • 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

  • Noordewier, M. K., Topolinski, S., & Van Dijk, E. (2016). The temporal dynamics of surprise. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 10, 136–149. doi:10.1111/spc3.12242

  • 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

  • Remmers, C., Topolinski, S., & Koole, S. L. (2016). Why being mindful may have more benefits than you realize: mindfulness improves both explicit and implicit mood regulation. Mindfulness, 7, 829–837. doi:10.1007/s12671-016-0520-1

  • 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

  • Topolinski, S., Bakhtiari, G., & Erle, T. M. (2016). Can I cut the Gordian tnok? The impact of pronounceability, actual solvability, and length on intuitive problem assessments of anagrams. Cognition, 146, 439–452. doi:10.1016/j.cognition.2015.10.019

  • Topolinski, S., & Boecker, L. (2016). Minimal conditions of motor inductions of approach-avoidance states: The case of oral movements. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 145, 1589–1603. doi:10.1037/xge0000217

  • Topolinski, S., & Boecker, L. (2016). Mouth-watering words: Articulatory inductions of eating-like mouth movements increase perceived food palatability. Appetite,99, 112-120 . doi:10.1016/j.appet.2016.01.018


  • Erle, T. M., & Topolinski, S. (2015). Spatial and empathic perspective-taking correlate on a dispositional level. Social Cognition, 33, 187–210. doi:10.1521/soco.2015.33.3.187

  • 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

  • Schneider, I. K., van Harreveld, F., Rotteveel, M., Topolinski, S., van der Pligt, J., Schwarz, N., & Koole, S. L. (2015). The path of ambivalence: Tracing the pull of opposing evaluations using mouse trajectories. Frontiers in Psychologie, 6, 996. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2015.00996

  • Topolinski, S., Erle, T. M., & Reber, R. (2015). Necker’s smile: Immediate affective consequences of early perceptual processes. Cognition, 140, 1–13. doi:10.1016/j.cognition.2015.03.004

  • Topolinski, S., Zürn, M., & Schneider, I. K. (2015). What’s in and what’s out in branding? A novel articulation effect for brand names. Frontiers in Psychology, 6, 585. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2015.00585


  • Remmers, C., Topolinski, S., Dietrich, D. E., & Michalak, J. (2014). Impaired intuition in patients with major depressive disorder. British Journal of Clinical Psychology. doi:10.1111/bjc.12069

  • Remmers, C., Topolinski, S., & Michalak, J. (2014). Mindful(l) intuition: Does mindfulness influence the access to intuitive processes? The Journal of Positive Psychology. doi:10.1080/17439760.2014.950179

  • Topolinski, S. (2014). A processing fluency-account of funniness: Running gags and spoiling punchlines. Cognition and Emotion, 28, 811–820. doi:10.1080/02699931.2013.863180

  • Topolinski, S., Maschmann, I. T., Pecher, D., & Winkielman, P. (2014). Oral approach–avoidance: Affective consequences of muscular articulation dynamics. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 106, 885–896. doi:10.1037/a0036477


  • Topolinski, S. (2013). The sources of fluency: Identifying the underlying mechanisms of fluency effects. In C. Unkelbach & R. Greifender (Eds.), The experience of thinking: How the fluency of mental processes influences cognition and behaviour (pp. 33–49). New York, NY: Psychology Press.

  • Topolinski, S., & Deutsch, R. (2013). Phasic affective modulation of semantic priming. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition39, 414–436. doi:10.1037/a0028879

  • Topolinski, S., Lindner, S., & Freudenberg, A. (2013). Popcorn in the cinema: Oral interference sabotages advertising effects. Journal of Consumer Psychology. doi:10.1016/j.jcps.2013.09.008

  • Schubert, L., Schubert, T. W., & Topolinski, S. (2013). The effect of spatial elevation on respect depends on merit and medium. Social Psychology44, 147–159. doi:10.1027/1864-9335/a000134


  • Leder, H., Bär, S., & Topolinski, S. (2012). Covert painting simulations influence aesthetic appreciation of artworks. Psychological Science23, 1479–1481. doi:10.1177/0956797612452866

  • 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

  • Sparenberg, P., Topolinski, S., Springer, A., & Prinz, W. (2012). Minimal mimicry: Mere effector matching induces preference. Brain and Cognition80, 291–300. doi:10.1016/j.bandc.2012.08.004

  • Topolinski, S. (2012). Nonpropositional consistency. In B. Gawronski & F. Strack (Eds.), Cognitive consistency: A fundamental principle in social cognition (pp. 112–131). New York, NY US: Guilford Press.

  • Topolinski, S. (2012). The sensorimotor contributions to implicit memory, familiarity, and recollection. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General141, 260–281. doi:10.1037/a0025658

  • Topolinski, S., & Deutsch, R. (2012). Phasic affective modulation of creativity. Experimental Psychology59, 302–310. doi:10.1027/1618-3169/a000159

  • Topolinski, S., & Pereira, P. T. (2012). Mapping the tip of the tongue—Deprivation, sensory sensitisation, and oral haptics. Perception41, 71–92. doi:10.1068/p6903

  • Topolinski, S., & Sparenberg, P. (2012). Turning the hands of time clockwise movements increase preference for novelty. Social Psychological and Personality Science3, 308–314. doi:10.1177/1948550611419266


  • Hansen, J., & Topolinski, S. (2011). An exploratory mindset reduces preference for prototypes and increases preference for novel exemplars. Cognition and Emotion25, 709–716. doi:10.1080/02699931.2010.496994

  • Topolinski, S. (2011). A process model of intuition. European Review of Social Psychology22, 274–315. doi:10.1080/10463283.2011.640078

  • Topolinski, S. (2011). I 5683 you dialing phone numbers on cell phones activates key-concordant concepts. Psychological Science22, 355–360. doi:10.1177/0956797610397668

  • Zürn, M. (2011). Der Rationalitätsbegriff der ökonomischen Theorie. Saarbrücken, Germany: VDM.


  • Moreland, R. L., & Topolinski, S. (2010). The mere exposure phenomenon: A lingering melody by Robert Zajonc. Emotion Review2, 329–339. doi:10.1177/1754073910375479

  • Topolinski, S. (2010). Moving the eye of the beholder: Motor components in vision determine aesthetic preference. Psychological Science21, 1220–1224. doi:10.1177/0956797610378308

  • Topolinski, S. (2010). Sensomotorik – kausaler Mechanismus oder Epiphänomen? Zeitschrift für Sportpsychologie17, 151–154. doi:10.1026/1612-5010/a000026

  • Topolinski, S., & Reber, R. (2010). Gaining insight into the “aha” experience. Current Directions in Psychological Science19, 402–405. doi:10.1177/0963721410388803

  • Topolinski, S., & Reber, R. (2010). Immediate truth – Temporal contiguity between a cognitive problem and its solution determines experienced veracity of the solution. Cognition114, 117–122. doi:10.1016/j.cognition.2009.09.009

  • Topolinski, S., & Strack, F. (2010). False fame prevented: Avoiding fluency effects without judgmental correction. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology98, 721–733. doi:10.1037/a0019260


  • Topolinski, S., Likowski, K. U., Weyers, P., & Strack, F. (2009). The face of fluency: Semantic coherence automatically elicits a specific pattern of facial muscle reactions. Cognition and Emotion23, 260–271. doi:10.1080/02699930801994112

  • Topolinski, S., & Strack, F. (2009). Motormouth: Mere exposure depends on stimulus-specific motor simulations. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition35, 423–433. doi:10.1037/a0014504

  • Topolinski, S., & Strack, F. (2009). Scanning the "Fringe" of consciousness: What is felt and what is not felt in intuitions about semantic coherence. Consciousness and Cognition18, 608–618. doi:10.1016/j.concog.2008.06.002

  • Topolinski, S., & Strack, F. (2009). The analysis of intuition: Processing fluency and affect in judgements of semantic coherence. Cognition and Emotion23, 1465–1503. doi:10.1080/02699930802420745

  • Topolinski, S., & Strack, F. (2009). The architecture of intuition: Fluency and affect determine intuitive judgments of semantic and visual coherence and judgments of grammaticality in artificial grammar learning. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General138, 39–63. doi:10.1037/a0014678


  • 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

  • Topolinski, S., & Strack, F. (2008). Where there's a will—there's no intuition. The unintentional basis of semantic coherence judgments. Journal of Memory and Language58, 1032–1048. doi:10.1016/j.jml.2008.01.002


  • 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

  • Topolinski, S., & Hertel, G. (2007). The role of personality in psychotherapists’ careers: Relationships between personality traits, therapeutic schools, and job satisfaction. Psychotherapy Research17, 378–390. doi:10.1080/10503300600830736