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Prof. Dr. Christopher Cohrs (on parental leave)
Prof. Dr. Christopher Cohrs
Prof. Dr.
Professor of Psychology
Psychology & Methods


Campus Ring 1
28759 Bremen
Germany

Fax: 
+49 421 200-3303
c.cohrs [at] jacobs-university.de
Office: 
Research IV, Room 46
Research Interests: 
  • Prejudice and intergroup relations
  • Ideology and political attitudes
  • Social psychological peace research
University Education: 
2004Doctorate in Psychology (Dr. phil.), University of Bielefeld, Germany; dissertation: “Of Constructive Patriots and Black Sheep: National Identification and Commitment against Hostility to Foreigners” (available at http://pub.uni-bielefeld.de/publication/2304986)
1994-2001Diploma studies in Psychology (equivalent to MSc), University of Bielefeld, Germany; diploma thesis: “Moral Evaluation of the Kosovo War: Effects of Political Attitudes, Media Use, and (Lack of) Political Knowledge”

 

Fellowships and Awards: 
2007Peace Psychology Early Career Award of the Society for the Study of Peace, Conflict, and Violence – Peace Psychology Division (Division 48) of the American Psychological Association (APA)
2005-2007Postdoctoral fellowship of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, International Graduate College “Conflict and Cooperation between Social Groups” (IGC), Friedrich Schiller University of Jena, Germany
2001-2003Doctoral scholarship of the Land North Rhine-Westphalia, University of Bielefeld, Germany

 

Research and Teaching Positions: 
2008-2012Lecturer (Social Psychology; full time), School of Psychology, Queen’s University Belfast, UK
2007-2008Assistant Professor (full-time), Department of Social Psychology, Friedrich Schiller University of Jena, Germany
2001Research Assistant, Learning and Cognition Section, University of Bielefeld, Germany

 

Publications: 


Cohrs, J. C., McNeill, A., Vollhardt, J. R. (2015). The two-sided role of inclusive victimhood for intergroup reconciliation: Evidence from Northern Ireland. Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology, 21, 634-647. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/pac0000141

Cohrs, J. C., Uluğ, Ö. M., Stahel, L., & Kıslıoğlu, R. (2015). Ethos of conflict and beyond: Differentiating social representations of conflict. In E. Halperin & K. Sharvit (Eds.), The social psychology of intractable conflicts: Celebrating the legacy of Daniel Bar-Tal, volume 1 (pp. 33-45). New York, NY: Springer. http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-17861-5_3

O’Dwyer, E., Lyons, E., & Cohrs, J. C. (2015). How Irish citizens negotiate foreign policy: A social representations approach to neutrality. Political Psychology. Advance online publication. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/pops.12242

Stahel, L., & Cohrs, J. C. (2015). Socially shared representations of the Israel-Palestine conflict: An exploration among third parties. Conflict and communication online, 14(1). www.cco.regener-online.de/2015_1/pdf/stahel-cohrs.pdf

Twose, G., & Cohrs, J. C. (2015). Psychology and human rights: Introduction to the special issue. Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology, 21, 3-9. https://www.apa.org/pubs/journals/features/pac-0000087.pdf

Reese, G., Proch, J., & Cohrs, J. C. (2014). Individual differences in responses to global inequality. Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy, 14, 217-238. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/asap.12032

Cohrs, J. C. (2013). Threat and authoritarianism: Some theoretical and methodological comments. International Journal of Psychology, 48, 50-54. http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/Bduj7Gf2Pw8cX6RTzqyC/full

Cohrs, J. C., Christie, D. J., White, M. P., & Das, C. (2013). Contributions of positive psychology to peace: Toward global well-being and resilience. American Psychologist, 68, 590-600. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/a0032089

McKeever, E. R., Reed, R., Pehrson, S., Storey, L., & Cohrs, J. C. (2013). How racist violence becomes a virtue: An application of discourse analysis. International Journal of Conflict and Violence, 7, 108-120. http://ijcv.org/index.php/ijcv/article/view/262


Cohrs, J. C. (2012). Ideological bases of violent conflict. In L. R. Tropp (Ed.), Oxford handbook of intergroup conflict (pp. 53-71) New York: Oxford University Press. http://www.oup.com/us/catalog/general/subject/Psychology/Social/?ci=9780199747672

Cohrs, J. C., Asbrock, F., & Sibley, C. G. (2012). Friend or foe, champ or chump? Social conformity and superiority goals activate warmth- versus competence-based social categorization schemas. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 3, 471-478. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1948550611427357

Cohrs, J. C., Kämpfe-Hargrave, N., & Riemann, R. (2012). Individual differences in ideological attitudes and prejudice: Evidence from peer-report data. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 103, 343-361. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/a0028706


Fritsche, I., Cohrs, J. C., Kessler, T., & Bauer, J. (2012). Global warming is breeding social conflict: The subtle impact of climate change threat on authoritarian tendencies. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 32, 1-10. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvp.2011.10.002

 

For a full list, see http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=RKGqOqAAAAAJ. Please email me if you would like an electronic copy of any of my publications.

 

Other Professional Activities: 
2013-presentChairperson, German Peace Psychology Association
2013-presentEditorial Board, Psicologia Sociale
2012-presentEditorial Board, Politische Psychologie/Journal of Political Psychology
2012-presentFounding Editor, Journal of Social and Political Psychology
2011-presentEditorial Board member, Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy
2009-2014Editorial Board member, European Journal of Social Psychology
2009-presentAdvisory Board member, Book series "Peace Psychology", Springer SBM (edited by Daniel J. Christie)
2009-presentEditor, Book series "Politische Psychologie", Springer VS (with Andreas Zick)
2008-presentEditorial Board member, Political Psychology
2007-presentSteering Committee member, International Network of Psychologists for Social Responsibility
2001-presentExecutive Board member, German Peace Psychology Association
2011-2013Associate Editor, Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology
2010-2013Governing Council member, International Society of Political Psychology
2008-2010Editorial Board member, Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology