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Ambivalence, Decision-Making, Choice

Here you find an overview of my work on evaluations, decision-making, and choice. You will also find some of the papers that detail my methodological innovations - specifically through the use of mouse tracking - to the field. You can find an overview of all my published work in my CV here.  

Anvari, F., Bachmann J., Sanchez-Burks J., &  Schneider, I.K. (2023). “Is ‘neutral’ really neutral? Mid-point ratings in the qffective norms english words (ANEW) may mask ambivalence.” Collabra: Psychology 9, no. 1 (July 14, 2023): 82204. https://doi.org/10.1525/collabra.82204 (open access) data, files, scripts

Zoppolat, G., Righetti, F., Faure, R., & Schneider, I.K (2023). A systematic study of ambivalence and well-being in romantic relationships. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 1-11. https://doi.org/10.1177/19485506231165585 PDF

Unkelbach, C., Alves, H., Baldwin, M., Crusius, J., Diel, K., Galinsky, A. D., Gast, A., Hofmann, W., Imhoff, R., Genschow, O., Lammers, J., Pauels, E., Schneider, I.K. , Topolinski, S., Westfal, M., & Mussweiler, T. (2023). Relativity in Social Cognition: Basic processes and novel applications of social comparisons. European Review of Social Psychology, 0(0), 1-54. 

https://doi.org/10.1080/10463283.2022.2161043 (open access)

Hohnsbehn, J., Urschler, D. & Schneider, I.K. (2022). Torn but Balanced: Trait Ambivalence is Negatively Related to Confirmation. Personality and Individual Differences  data, files, scripts PDF

Frank, C., Dorrough, A. R., & Schneider, I.K. (2022). Ambivalence and Adherence to Preventive Measures during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Data from the US and Germany. Data in Brief, 108124, paper (open access)

Schneider. I.K., Dorrough, A.R. & +Frank, C.  (2022). Ambivalence and Self-Reported Adherence to Recommendations to Reduce the Spread of COVID-19. Social Psychology. data, scripts, and materials paper (open access)

Schneider, I.K. & Mattes, A. (2021). Mix is Different from Nix: Mouse Tracking Differentiates Ambivalence from Neutrality. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology. paper data, scripts, and materials

Schneider, I.K., Novin, S, van Harreveld, F, & Genschow, O. (2021). Benefits of Being Ambivalent: The Relationship between Trait Ambivalence and Attribution Biases. British Journal of Social Psychology. paper data, scripts, and materials

Gordon, T., Schneider, I.K., Shavi, S., & Bereby-Meyer, Y. (2020). Leaving with something: When do people experience an equity-efficiency conflict? Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, 34 (2). paper

Schneider, I.K., Stapels, J., Koole, S.L. & Schwarz, N. (2020). Too close to call: Spatial distance between options influences choice difficulty. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 87, PDF  data, scripts, and materials

Schneider, I.K., Gillebaart, M., & Mattes, A. (2019). Meta-analytic evidence for ambivalence resolution as a key process in effortless self-control. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 85, PDF  data and scripts

Schneider, I. K., & Schwarz, N. (2017). Mixed feelings: the case of ambivalence. Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences, 15, 39-45. paper

Gillebaart M., Schneider, I.K., & De Ridder, T.D. Effects of Trait Self-Control on Response Conflict about Healthy and Unhealthy Food (2016). Journal of Personality, 84, 789-798. paper

Schneider I.K., Van Harreveld F., Rotteveel M., Topolinski S., van der Pligt J., Schwarz ., & Koole S.L. (2015). The Path of Ambivalence: Tracing the Pull of Opposing Evaluations using Mouse Trajectories. Frontiers in Psychology. 6:996. paper
 

van Harreveld, F., Nohlen, H. U., & Schneider, I.K. (2015). The ABC of ambivalence: Affective, behavioral, and cognitive consequences of attitudinal conflict. Advances in Experimental Social Psychology, 52, 285-324. paper

Van Harreveld, F., Nohlen, H.U, & Schneider, I.K. (2015) You shall not always get what you want: The consequences of ambivalence towards desires. in L.F. Nordgren & W. Hofmann (Eds), The Psychology of Desire (pp. 267-285). New York: Guilford Press.

van Harreveld, F., Rutjens, B.T., Schneider, I.K., Nohlen, H. & Keskinis, K. (2014). In doubt and disorderly: Ambivalence promotes compensatory perceptions of order. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 143, 1666 -1676. paper

Schneider, I.K., Eerland, A., van Harreveld, F., Rotteveel, M., van der Pligt, J., van der Stoep, N., & Zwaan, R.A. (2013). One way and the other: The bi-directional relationship between ambivalence and body movement. Psychological Science, 24, 319-325. paper

Van Harreveld, Schneider, I.K., Nohlen, H.U., & van der Pligt (2011). Ambivalence and conflict in attitudes and decision-making. In B. Gawronski & F. Strack (eds.), Cognitive Consistency: A Fundamental Principle in Social Cognition (pp. 267-284) New York: Guilford Press

Relationships, Trust, Creativity, and more.

Below you find my research on a range of topics, such as trust, relationships, creativity and more.

Pauels, E., Schneider, I. K., & Schwarz, N. (2023). Close to the same: Similarity influences remembered distance between stimuli. Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 30, 1814–1828. https://doi.org/10.3758/s13423-023-02267-5 

Anvari, F., Efendić, E., Olsen, J., Arslan, R. C., Elson, M., & Schneider, I. K. (2023). Bias in self-reports: An initial elevation phenomenon. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 14(6), 727-737. https://doi.org/10.1177/19485506221129160
 

Anvari, F., Rensing, N. Z., Kalokerinos, E. K., Lucas, R. E., & Schneider, I. K. (2023). Assessing validity and bias of within-person variability in affect and personality. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. https://doi.org/10.1177/01461672231208499 

Dorrough, A.R., Bick, N., Bring, L., Brocker, C., Butz, C., & Schneider, I.K. (2022). Caring about (COVID-19 related) social issues signals trustworthiness: Direct and conceptual replication of Zlatev (2019). Collabra: Psychology paper (open access)  osf project

Schneider. I.K. & Mattes, A.M. (2021). The Effect of Spatial Distance between Objects on Categorization Level. Psychonomic Bulletin and Review. data, scripts, and materials paper

Toribio-Flórez, D., van Harreveld, F., & Schneider, I.K. (2020). Ambivalence and Interpersonal liking: The expression of ambivalence as social validation of attitudinal conflict. Frontiers in Psychology paper

Righetti, F., Schneider, I.K., Ferrier, D., Spiridonova, T., Xiang, R., & Impett, E.A. (2020). The Bittersweet Taste of Sacrifice: Consequences for Ambivalence and Mixed Reactions, 149(10), 1950–1968. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General. paper

Leung, A.K.Y., Liou, S., Miron-Spektor, E., Koh, B., Chan, D, Eisenberg, R., & Schneider, I.K. (2018). Middle ground approach to paradox: Within- and between-culture examination of the creative benefits of paradoxical frames. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology: Personality Processes and Individual Differences, 114, 443-464, PDF

Lakens, D., Adolfi, F. G., Albers, C., Anvari, F., Apps, M. A., Argamon, S. E., … & Zwaan, R. (2018). Justify your Alpha. Nature Human Behavior, 2, 168-171, paper

Veenstra, L., Schneider, I. K., & Koole, S. L. (2017). The effects of motivational training on state anger and aggressive impulses among people varying in trait anger. Motivation Science, 3, 354-368. paper

Schneider, I.K., Veenstra, L., van Harreveld, F., Schwarz, N., & Koole, S.L. (2016). Let’s not be indifferent about neutrality: Neutral ratings in the IAPS mask mixed affective responses. Emotion, 16, 426-430. paper

Veenstra, L., Schneider, I.K., Bushman, B. J., & Koole, S. L. (2016). Drawn to danger: Trait anger predicts automatic approach behavior to angry faces. Cognition and Emotion, 31, 765-771. paper

van Kleef, G.A.,  Cheshin, A., Fischer, A.H., & Schneider, I.K. (2016). Editorial: The Social Nature of Emotions. Frontiers in Psychology – Emotion Science.  Find the e-book of the complete Research topic here

Stins J., Schneider I.K., Koole S.L., & Beek P.J. (2015). The Influence of Mental Imagery on Postural Sway: Differential Effects of Type of Body Movement and Person Perspective. Advances in Cognitive Psychology, 11, 77-83. paper

Topolinski S., Zürn M., & Schneider I.K. (2015). What’s In and What’s Out in Branding? A Novel Articulation Effect for Brand Names. Frontiers in Psychology. 6, 585. paper

Tjew-A-Sin, M, Schneider, I.K., & Koole, S.L. (2015) Data from Paper ‘Embodied Terror Management: Interpersonal Touch Alleviates Existential Concerns among Individuals with Low Self-esteem’. Journal of Open Psychology Data 3(1):e2.

Schneider, I.K., Parzuchowski, M.,  Wojciszke, B., Schwarz, N., & Koole, S.L. (2015). Weighty data: importance information influences estimated weight of digital information storage devices. Frontiers in Psychology, (5), 1536. paper Read a commentary about the relevance of this paper here

Koole, S.L., Tjew A Sin, M., & Schneider, I.K. (2014). Embodied Terror Management: (Simulated) Interpersonal Touch Alleviates Existential Concerns among Individuals with Low Self-Esteem. Psychological Science, 25, 30-37

Koole, S.L., Tops, M., Strübin, S, Bouw, J., Schneider, I.K. & Jostmann, N.B. (2014). The Ego Fixation Hypothesis: Involuntary Persistence of Self-Control. In   J. P. Forgas & E. Harmon-Jones (Eds.), The control within: Motivation and its regulation (pp. 95 – 112). New York: Psychology Press

Koole, S.L., Tops, M., Fockenberg, D. &  Schneider, I.K. (2013). The Birth and Death of the Superhero Film. D. Sullivan and J. Greenberg (Eds.) Fade to Black: Death in Classic and Contemporary Cinema

Schneider, I.K., Rutjens, B.T. & Jostmann, N.B. & Lakens, D. (2011). Weighty matters. Importance literally feels heavy. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 2, 474-478.  PDF Corrigendum: PDF

Lakens, D., Schneider, I.K., Jostmann, N.B., & Schubert, T.W. (2011). Telling things apart: The distance between response keys influences categorization times. Psychological Science, 22, 887-890. paper

Schneider, I.K., Konijn, E.A., Righetti, F. & Rusbult, C.E. (2011). A healthy dose of trust: The relationship between trust and health. Personal Relationships, 78, 668 – 676. paper

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