Dr. Axel Burger


Studies of Psychology (Diploma) at the University of Tuebingen with a stay abroad at the Universidade Federal Fluminense (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil). Disser-tation in the field of Social Psychology at the Graduate School of Economic and Social Sciences (GESS) of the University of Mannheim. Worked from 2010 to 2019 as a researcher and lecturer at the chair for Microsociology and Social Psychology of the University of Mannheim. Joined the Fraunhofer ISI in 2019 as a researcher in the Competence Center Sustainability and Infrastructure Systems.

    • Environmental attitudes and behavior
    • Psychology of decision making
    • Political Psychology
    • Survey Methodology, quantitative and qualitative methods
    • Jedinger, Alexander; Burger, Axel M. (2019): The Ideological Foundations of Economic Protectionism: Authoritarianism, Social Dominance Orientation, and the Moderating Role of Political Involvement. In: Political Psychology, Vol. 0, No. 0, 2019. doi: 10.1111/pops.12627
    • Jedinger, A., & Burger, A. M. (2019): The role of right-wing authoritarianism and political sophistication in shaping attitudes toward redistribution. European Journal of Social Psychology, 49, p. 560-573.
    • Burger, A. M., Preiser, S., & Beierlein, C. (2018): Die psychologische Relevanz politischer Ideologien - Editorial zur Themenausgabe "Politische Ideologien" [The psychologial relevance of political ideo-logies]. Politische Psychologie, 7(1), p. 3-7.
    • Bless, H., & Burger, A. M. (2018): Using information: Controlled and automatic processing of information. In R. Greifeneder, H. Bless, & K. Fiedler, Social cognition: How individuals construct social reality (p. 82-104). New York: Routledge.
    • Burger. A. M., & Bless, H. (2017): Cognitive consequences of formal clothing: The effects of clothing versus thinking of clothing. Comprehensive Results in Social Psychology, 2, p. 228-252.
    • Bless, H., & Burger, A. M. (2017): Mood and the regulation of mental abstraction. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 26, p. 159-164.
    • Bless, H., & Burger, A. M. (2016): Assimilation and contrast in social priming. Current Opinion in Psychology, p. 26-31.
    • Burger, A. M., & Bless, H. (2016): Stimmung und Informationsverarbeitung [Mood and Information Processing]. In D. Frey & H.-W. Bierhoff (Eds.). Enzyklopädie der Psychologie: Sozialpsychologie, Band 2: Soziale Motive und soziale Einstellungen [Encyclopaedia of Psychology: Social Psychology, Volume 2: Social Motives and social Attitudes] (p. 653-674) . Göttingen: Hogrefe.
    • Burger, A. M., & Bless, H. (2016): Affect and the weight of idealistic and pragmatic concerns in decision situations. European Journal of Social Psycho-logy, 46, p. 323-340.
    • Bless, H., & Burger, A. M. (2016): A closer look at social psychologists' silver bullet: Inevitable and evitable side effects of the experimental approach. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 11, p. 296-308.