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Discipline name H-index Citations Publications World Ranking National Ranking
Psychology D-index 53 Citations 15,863 96 World Ranking 2977 National Ranking 311

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Awards & Achievements

2015 - German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina - Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina – Nationale Akademie der Wissenschaften Psychology and Cognitive Sciences

Overview

What is he best known for?

The fields of study he is best known for:

  • Social psychology
  • Law
  • Epistemology

His primary areas of investigation include Social psychology, Anchoring, Social comparison theory, Social cognition and Priming. His Social psychology research incorporates themes from Legal profession and Information processing. His research integrates issues of Value, Object and Job Experience Level in his study of Anchoring.

Thomas Mussweiler interconnects Contrast, Assimilation and contrast effects, Social perception, Similarity and Personality in the investigation of issues within Social comparison theory. His Similarity research incorporates elements of Social influence and Epistemology, Conceptual framework. His Priming research includes themes of Semantic relation and Cognitive bias.

His most cited work include:

  • Comparison processes in social judgment: Mechanisms and consequences. (903 citations)
  • Explaining the Enigmatic Anchoring Effect: Mechanisms of Selective Accessibility (687 citations)
  • First offers as anchors: The role of perspective-taking and negotiator focus. (517 citations)

What are the main themes of his work throughout his whole career to date?

Thomas Mussweiler spends much of his time researching Social psychology, Social comparison theory, Social cognition, Cognitive psychology and Anchoring. His work on Self as part of general Social psychology study is frequently connected to Priming, therefore bridging the gap between diverse disciplines of science and establishing a new relationship between them. Thomas Mussweiler has included themes like Social psychology, Similarity and Social identity theory in his Social comparison theory study.

His Cognitive psychology study deals with Human judgment intersecting with Variety and Subliminal stimuli. Thomas Mussweiler has researched Anchoring in several fields, including Value, Knowledge level, Categorization and Robustness. His Assimilation and contrast effects study in the realm of Contrast interacts with subjects such as Focus.

He most often published in these fields:

  • Social psychology (66.67%)
  • Social comparison theory (35.83%)
  • Social cognition (25.00%)

What were the highlights of his more recent work (between 2015-2021)?

  • Social psychology (66.67%)
  • Social comparison theory (35.83%)
  • Distrust (7.50%)

In recent papers he was focusing on the following fields of study:

His primary scientific interests are in Social psychology, Social comparison theory, Distrust, Self and Perception. His Social psychology research is multidisciplinary, relying on both Mechanism and Similarity. His Similarity research is classified as research in Cognitive psychology.

Social comparison theory is a subfield of Developmental psychology that Thomas Mussweiler tackles. His biological study spans a wide range of topics, including Self-disclosure, Hypocrisy and Morality. In his study, which falls under the umbrella issue of Perception, Social encounter and Social relation is strongly linked to Harm.

Between 2015 and 2021, his most popular works were:

  • The culture of social comparison. (18 citations)
  • Anchoring: accessibility as a cause of judgmental assimilation (14 citations)
  • Distrusting Your Moral Compass: The Impact of Distrust Mindsets on Moral Dilemma Processing and Judgments (7 citations)

In his most recent research, the most cited papers focused on:

  • Social psychology
  • Law
  • Epistemology

Social psychology, Social comparison theory, Variation, Perception and Robustness are his primary areas of study. Social psychology is frequently linked to Control in his study. His research is interdisciplinary, bridging the disciplines of Information processing and Social comparison theory.

There are a combination of areas like Collectivism, Contrast, Auditory feedback, Audiology and Assimilation and contrast effects integrated together with his Variation study. He combines subjects such as Mechanism, Hofstede's cultural dimensions theory, Self, Moral dilemma and Big data with his study of Perception. His Robustness research is multidisciplinary, incorporating perspectives in Human–computer interaction and Anchoring.

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Best Publications

Comparison processes in social judgment: Mechanisms and consequences.

Thomas Mussweiler.
Psychological Review (2003)

1553 Citations

Explaining the Enigmatic Anchoring Effect: Mechanisms of Selective Accessibility

Fritz Strack;Thomas Mussweiler.
Journal of Personality and Social Psychology (1997)

1188 Citations

First offers as anchors: The role of perspective-taking and negotiator focus.

Adam D. Galinsky;Thomas Mussweiler.
Journal of Personality and Social Psychology (2001)

980 Citations

Hypothesis-consistent testing and semantic priming in the anchoring paradigm: A selective accessibility model.

Thomas Mussweiler;Fritz Strack.
Journal of Experimental Social Psychology (1999)

656 Citations

Playing Dice With Criminal Sentences: The Influence of Irrelevant Anchors on Experts’ Judicial Decision Making

Birte Englich;Thomas Mussweiler;Fritz Strack.
Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin (2006)

655 Citations

Overcoming the Inevitable Anchoring Effect: Considering the Opposite Compensates for Selective Accessibility

Thomas Mussweiler;Fritz Strack;Tim Pfeiffer.
Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin (2000)

614 Citations

Sentencing Under Uncertainty: Anchoring Effects in the Courtroom1

Birte Enough;Thomas Mussweiler.
Journal of Applied Social Psychology (2001)

469 Citations

The ups and downs of social comparison: mechanisms of assimilation and contrast

Thomas Mussweiler;Katja Rüter;Kai Epstude.
Journal of Personality and Social Psychology (2004)

449 Citations

Social comparison: Motives, standards, and mechanisms.

Katja Corcoran;Jan Crusius;Thomas Mussweiler.
(2011)

408 Citations

Keep Your Fingers Crossed! How Superstition Improves Performance

Lysann Damisch;Barbara Stoberock;Thomas Mussweiler.
Psychological Science (2010)

330 Citations

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