Short CV/Education and training

  • Since 2012
    Researcher and Deputy Head (since 2016) at Social Processes Lab, IWM Tuebingen, Germany

  • 2015
    Teaching Certificate (Baden-Württemberg Zertifikat für Hochschuldidaktik)

  • 2013
    Visiting researcher at Leiden University, The Netherlands

  • 2012
    PhD in Psychology (Dr. rer. nat.) at University of Tuebingen, Germany

  • 2010
    Visiting researcher at University College London, UK

  • 2008 – 2011
    Postgraduate and PhD student at IWM and University of Tuebingen, Germany

  • 2008
    Diploma (equiv. to M.Sc.) in Psychology at University of Konstanz, Germany

  • 2006 – 2008
    Student assistant at University of Konstanz, Work & Organizational Psychology Department

Selected publications

  • Scholl, A., Sassenberg, K., Ellemers, N., Scheepers, D., & de Wit, F. (in press). Highly identified power-holders feel responsible: The interplay between social identification and social power within groups. British Journal of Social Psychology.

  • Scholl, A., Moeller, K., Scheepers, D., Nuerk, H.-C., & Sassenberg, K. (2017). Physiological threat responses predict number processing. Psychological Research, 81, 278-288.

  • Scholl, A., Sassenberg, K., Scheepers, D., Ellemers, N., & de Wit, F. (2017). A matter of focus: Power-holders feel more responsible after adopting a cognitive other-focus, rather than a self-focus. British Journal of Social Psychology, 56, 89-102.

  • Epstude, K., Scholl, A., & Roese, N. J. (2016). Prefactual thoughts: Mental simulations about what might happen. Review of General Psychology, 20, 48-56.

  • Scholl, A., & Sassenberg, K. (2015). Better know when (not) to think twice: How social power impacts prefactual thought. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 41, 159-170.

  • Scholl, A., & Sassenberg, K. (2014). Where could we stand if I had…? How social power impacts counterfactual thinking after failure. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 53, 51-61.

  • Sassenberg, K., & Scholl, A. (2013). If I can do it my way …The influence of regulatory focus on job-related values and job selection. Journal of Economic Psychology, 38, 58-70.

  • Sonnentag, S., Mojza, E.J., Binnewies, C., & Scholl, A. (2008). Being engaged at work and detached at home: A week-level study on work engagement, psychological detachment, and affect. Work and Stress, 22, 257-276.

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • Power as responsibility: Predictors of the construal of power (2016 – 2021; Margarete-von-Wrangell Habilitation Research Fellowship Grant)

  • The self-regulatory and interpersonal consequences of construal of power (with Kai Sassenberg; 2016 – 2019; German Research Foundation DFG)

  • How university norms may promote sustainable behavior among students (2015 – 2016; Innovation Fund, University of Tuebingen)

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • German Association of Psychology (DGPs)

  • European Association of Social Psychology (EASP)

  • Society of Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP)

  • Co-founder / Co-editor of (online journal for applied audiences)

Media coverage

  • New York Times:

  • Wirtschaftswoche:

  • Scholl, A., & Sassenberg, K. (2014). Anlass zur Reflexion: Warum Führungspersonen oft besser aus Fehlern lernen. Forschung & Lehre, 08/2014.

  • Scholl, A. (2013). Im eigenen Interesse oder für das Gemeinwohl: Wie verändert Macht unser Verhalten? InMind Magazin. das-gemeinwohl-wie-veraendert-macht-unser-verhalten

Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Soft Skills

  • training in non-violent communication


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