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Prof. Dr. Sascha Topolinski
Prof. Dr. Sascha Topolinski
Professor für Social and Economic Cognition II

Raum 4B12 (4. Etage, Eingang Aachener Straße)

Richard-Strauss-Str. 2
50931 Köln

Telefon 0221/470-2060
E-Mail sascha.topolinski(at)uni-koeln.de
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  • Topolinski, S., & Strack, F. (2009). The architecture of intuition: Fluency and affect determine intuitive judgments of semantic and visual coherence, and of grammaticality in artificial grammar learning. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 138(1), 39–63. https://doi.org/10.1037/a0014678

  • Topolinski, S., & Strack, F. (2010). False fame prevented - avoiding fluency-effects without judgmental correction. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 98(5), 721–733. https://doi.org/10.1037/a0019260

  • Topolinski, S., & Reber, R. (2010). Gaining insight into the „Aha“- experience. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 19(6), 402–405. https://doi.org/10.1177/0963721410388803

  • Topolinski, S. (2010). Moving the eye of the beholder: Motor components in vision determine aesthetic preference. Psychological Science, 21(9), 1220–1224. https://doi.org/10.1177/0956797610378308

  • 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(6), 885-896. https://doi.org/10.1037/a0036477

Certified fresh Papers of the 2020´s

Judgments from the guts

  • Löffler, C. S., Naber, D., Weiger, N., Zürn, M. K., Silva, R. R., Ingendahl, M., & Topolinski, S. (2024). Mood and fluency: The case of pronunciation ease, liking and trust. European Journal of Social Psychology, 1-15. https://doi.org/10.1002/ejsp.3041

  • Remmers, C., Zürn, M., Anoschin, A., Topolinski, S., & Zimmermann, J. (2023). Intuition and meaning in life in persons with varying level of depressive symptoms and impairments in personality functioning. Journal of Clinical Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1002/jclp.23487
  • Löffler, C. S. & Topolinski, S. (2023). The Accumulated Clues Task (ACT): Development of a German semantic problem-solving paradigm. Journal of Cognition, 6(1), 3. http://doi.org/10.5334/joc.254

  • Boecker, L., Loschelder, D. D., & Topolinski, S. (2022). How individuals react emotionally to others’ (mis)fortunes: A social comparison framework. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 123(1), 55–83. https://doi.org/10.1037/pspa0000299

  • Gerten, J., Zürn, M. K., & Topolinski, S. (2022). The price of predictability: Estimating inconsistency premiums in social interactions. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 48(2), 183–202. https://doi.org/10.1177/0146167221998533

  • Zürn, M. K., Gerten, J., & Topolinski, S. (2021). Maybe favors: How to get more good deeds done. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, 27(3), 503–507. https://doi.org/10.1037/xap0000357

  • Ruessmann, J. K., & Topolinski, S. (2020). Economic decisions for others are more favorable for close than distant clients. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 46(3), 393–407. https://doi.org/10.1177/0146167219858640

The in-out effect

  • Topolinski, S., Vogel, T., & Ingendahl, M. (2024). Can sequencing of articulation ease explain the in-out effect? A preregistered test. Cognition and Emotion.

  • Topolinski, S., Boecker, L., Löffler, C. S., Gusmão, B., & Ingendahl, M. (2022). On the emergence of the in-out effect across trials: Two items do the trick. Psychological Research. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00426-022-01715-6

  • Ingendahl, M., Vogel, T., & Topolinski, S. (2022). Can sequencing explain the in–out effect?. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 26(6), 449-450. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tics.2022.03.008

  • Ingendahl, M., Vogel, T., & Topolinski, S. (2022). The articulatory in-out effect: Replicable, but inexplicable. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 26(1), 8–10. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tics.2021.10.008

  • Maschmann, I. T., Körner, A., Boecker, L., & Topolinski, S. (2020). Front in the mouth, front in the word: The driving mechanisms of the in-out effect. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 119(4), 792–807. https://doi.org/10.1037/pspa0000196

  • Gerten, J., & Topolinski, S. (2020). Exploring the temporal boundary conditions of the articulatory in–out preference effect. Psychological Research, 84(3), 558–567. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00426-018-1095-3

SNARC and friends

  • Gusmão, B., Löffler, C. S., & Topolinski, S. (2022). The impact of horizontal and vertical Luminance SNARC compatibility on affective judgments. Cognition and Emotion. https://doi.org/10.1080/02699931.2022.2132221
  • Löffler, C. S., Gerten, J., Mamporia, M., Müller, J., Neu, T., Rumpf, J., Schiller, M., Schneider, Y., Wozniak, M., & Topolinski, S. (2022). Bright on the right feels right: SQUARC compatibility is hedonically marked. Cognition and Emotion, 36(4), 767-772. https://doi.org/10.1080/02699931.2022.2053660

  • Gerten, J., & Topolinski, S. (2021). SNARC compatibility triggers positive affect. Cognition and Emotion, 35(2), 356–366. https://doi.org/10.1080/02699931.2020.1846018