Robert Böhm ⎪ Behavioral Scientist



Intra- and intergroup behavior

Theelen, M. M. P., & Böhm, R. (in press). The conflict-cooperation effect persists underintragroup payoff asymmetry. Group Processes & Intergroup Relations.

Böhm, R., Rusch, H., & Baron, J. (in press). The psychology of intergroup conflict: A review of theories and measures. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization.

Aaldering, H., & Böhm, R. (2020). Parochial vs. universal cooperation:Introducing a novel economic game of within- and between-group interaction. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 11, 36-45.

Rusch, H., & Böhm, R. (2019). A note on the endogeneity of attacker and defender roles in asymmetric conflicts. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 42, e139.

Vollstädt, U., & Böhm, R. (2019). Are groups more competitive, more selfish-rational or more prosocial bargainers? Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics, 78,146-159.

Böhm, R., Rockenbach, B., & Zimmermann, J. (2018). United we stand, divided we fall: The limitations of between-group comparisons for fostering within-group cooperation. Journal of Economic Psychology, 69, 19-29.

Böhm, R., Theelen, M. M. P., Rusch, H., & Van Lange, P. A. M. (2018). Costs, needs, and integration efforts shape helping behavior toward refugees. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 115, 7284-7289.

Pfattheicher, S., Böhm, R., & Kesberg, R. (2018). The advantage of democratic peer punishment in sustaining cooperationwithin groups. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, 31, 562-571.

Van Lange, P. A. M., & Böhm, R. (2018). Support for refugees increases when refugees participate in integration programs. The Conversation, 2018-07-06.

Böhm, R., Thielmann, I., & Hilbig, B. E. (2018). The brighter the light, the deeper the shadow: Morality also fuels aggression, conflict, and violence. Behavioral and BrainSciences, 41, e98.

Böhm, R., & Buttelmann, D. (2017). The impact of resource valence on children‘s other-regarding preferences. Developmental Psychology, 53, 1656-1665.

Thielmann, I., & Böhm, R. (2016). Who does (not) participate in intergroup conflict? Social Psychological and Personality Science, 7, 778-787.

Böhm, R. (2016). Invited commentary: Intuitive participation in aggressive intergroupconflict: Evidence of weak versus strong parochial altruism. Frontiers in Psychology, 7:1535.

Rusch, H., Böhm, R., & Herrmann, B. (2016). Editorial: Parochial altruism - Pitfalls and prospects. Frontiers in Psychology, 7:1004.

Rusch, H., Böhm, R., & Herrmann, B.,eds. (2016). Parochial altruism: Pitfalls and prospects. Lausanne: Frontiers Media. ISBN: 987-2-88919-945-7.

Theelen, M. M. P., & Böhm, R. (2016). Reciprocal altruism and group living. In T. K. Shackelford and V. Weekes-Shackelford (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Science. Cham: Springer.

Böhm, R., & Theelen, M. M. P. (2016). Outcome valence and externality valence framing in public good dilemmas. Journal of Economic Psychology, 54, 151-163.

Böhm, R., Rusch, H., & Gürerk, Ö. (2016). What makes people go to war? Defensive intentions motivate retaliatory and preemptive intergroup aggression. Evolution and Human Behavior, 37, 29-34.

Böhm, R., & Rusch, H. (2016). Evolved psychology of warfare. In T. K. Shackelford and V. Weekes-Shackelford (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Science. Cham: Springer.

Theelen, M. M. P., & Böhm, R. (2016). Reciprocal altruism and group living. In T. K. Shackelford and V. Weekes-Shackelford (Eds.), Encyclopedia of EvolutionaryPsychological Science. Cham: Springer.

Weisel, O., & Böhm, R. (2015). “Ingroup love“ and “outgroup hate“ in intergroup conflict between natural groups. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 60, 110-120.

Buttelmann, D., & Böhm, R. (2014). The ontogeny of the motivation that underlies in-group bias. Psychological Science, 25, 921-927.

Böhm, R., & Rockenbach, B. (2013). The inter-group comparison - intra-group cooperation hypothesis: Comparisons between groups increase efficiency in public goods provision. PLoS ONE, 8(2): e56152.

Böhm, R., Rothermund, K., & Kirchkamp, O. (2013). Social categorization and group-motivated interindividual-intergroup discontinuity. European Journal of Social Psychology, 43, 40-49.

Böhm, R., Funke, F., & Harth, N. S. (2010). Same-race and same-gender voting preferences and the role of perceived realistic threat in the democratic primaries and caucuses 2008. Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy, 10, 248-261.

Health behavior

Habersaat, K., Betsch, C., Danchin, M., Sunstein, C. R., Böhm, R., Falk, A., Brewer, N. T., Omer, S. T., Scherzer, M., Sah, S., Fischer, E. F., Scheel, A. E., Fancourt, D., Kitayama, S., Dubé, E., Leask, J., Dutta, M., MacDonald, N. E., Temkina, A., Lieberoth, A., Jackson, M., Lewandowsky, S., Seale, H., Fietje, N., Schmid, P., Gelfand, M., Korn, L., Eitze, S., Felgendreff, L., Sprengholz, P., Salvi, C., Butler, R. (in press). Ten considerations for effectively managing the COVID-19 transition. Nature Human Behaviour.

Böhm, R., & Betsch, C., Bach HabKorn, L., Böhm, R., Meier, N., & Betsch, C. (2020). Vaccination as a social contract. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 17, 14891-14899.

Habersaat, K. B., Deshevoi, S., Heinemeier, D., Briko, N., Kostenko, N., Kocik, J., Böhm, R., Zettler, I., Wiysonge, C. S., Dubé, È., Gagneur, A., Botelho-Nevers, E., Gagneux-Brunon, A., & Sivelä, J. (2020). Sample study protocol for adapting and translating the 5C scale to assess the psychologial antecedents of vaccination. BMJ Open, 10, e034869.

Meier,N. W., Böhm, R., Korn, L., & Betsch, C. (2020). Individual preferences for voluntary vs. mandatory vaccination policies: An experimentalanalysis. European Journal of Public Health, 30, 50-55.

Betsch, C. (2019). Ablehnung der Impfpflicht ist keine Ablehnung des Impfens. [= Rejection of mandatory vaccination is no rejection of vaccination.] Deutsches Ärzteblatt, 116, 21.

Böhm, R., Meier, N. W., Groß, M., Korn, L., & Betsch, C. (2019). The willingness to vaccinateincreases when vaccination protects others whohave low responsibility for not being vaccinated. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 42, 381-291.

Betsch, C., Schmid, P., Korn, L., Steinmeyer, L., Heinemeier, D., Eitze, S., Küpke, N. K., & Böhm, R. (2019). Impfverhalten psychologisch erklären, messen und verändern. [= Psychological antecedents of vaccination: Definitions, measurement, and interventions.] Bundesgesundheitsblatt - Gesundheitsforschung - Gesundheitsschutz, 62, 400-409.

Betsch, C., Schmid, P., Heinemeier, D., Korn, L.,Holtmann, C., & Böhm, R. (2018). Beyond confidence: Development of a measure assessing the 5C psychological antecedents of vaccination. PLoS ONE, 13, e0208601.

Betsch, C., & Böhm, R. (2018). Moral values do not affect prosocial vaccination. Nature Human Behaviour, 2, 881-882.

Korn,L., Betsch, C., Böhm, R., & Meier, N. W. (2018). Social nudging: The effect of social feedback interventions on vaccine uptake.Health Psychology, 37, 1045-1054.

Böhm, R., Meier, N. W., Korn, L., & Betsch, C. (2017). Behavioural consequences of vaccination recommendations: An experimental analysis. Health Economics, 26, 66-75.

Korn, L., Betsch, C., Böhm, R., & Meier, N. W. (2017). Drawbacks of communicating refugee vaccination rates. The Lancet Infectious Diseases, 17, 364-365.

Betsch., C., Böhm, R., Korn, L, & Holtmann, C. (2017). On the benefits of explaining herd immunityin vaccine advocacy. Nature Human Behaviour, 1, 0056.

Böhm, R., Betsch, C., & Korn, L. (2016). Selfish-rational non-vaccination: Experimental evidence from an interactive vaccination game. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 131, 183-195.

Böhm, R., Betsch, C, Korn, L, & Holtmann, C.(2016). Exploring and promoting pro-socialvaccination: A cross-cultural experiment on vaccination of health care personnel. BioMed Research International, 2016, 6870984.

Betsch, C., Böhm, R., Airhihenbuwa, C. O., Butler, R., Chapman, G. B., Haase, N., Herrmann, B., Igarashi, T., Kitayama,S., Korn, L., Nurm, Ü.-K., Rohrmann, B., Rothman, A. J., Shavitt, S., Updegraff, J. A., Uskul, A. K. (2016). Improving medical decision making and health promotion through culture-sensitive healthcommunication: An agendafor science and practice. Medical Decision Making, 36, 811-833.

Betsch, C., & Böhm, R. (2016). Editorial: Cultural diversity calls for culture-sensitive health communication. Medical Decision Making, 36, 795-797.

Betsch, C., & Böhm, R. (2016). Detrimental effects of introducing partial compulsory vaccination: Experimental evidence. European Journal of Public Health, 26, 378-381.

Betsch, C., Böhm, R., &Chapman, G. B.(2015). Using behavioral insights to increase vaccination policy effectiveness. Policy Insights from the Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 2, 61-73.

Korn, L., Holtmann, C., Betsch, C., & Böhm, R. (2015). Die Impfbereitschaft verstehen und verbessern: Wenn persönliche Impfentscheidungen im Konflikt mit dem Gemeinwohl stehen und wie man dieses Dilemma auflösen kann. [= Understanding and promoting vaccination intentions: When personal vaccination decisions arein conflict withsocial welfare and how to solve this dilemma.] Das In-Mind Magazin, 2-2015.

Betsch,C., Böhm, R., & Korn., L. (2013). Inviting free-riders or appealing to prosocial behavior? Game-theoretical reflections on communicating herd immunity in vaccine advocacy. Health Psychology. 32, 978-985.


Thielmann, I., Böhm, R., & Hilbig, B. E. (in press). Buying unethical loyalty: A behavioral paradigm and empirical test. Social Psychological and Personality Science.

Jörling, M., Böhm, R., & Paluch, S. (2019). Service robots: Drivers of perceived responsibility for service outcomes. Journal of Service Research, 22, 404-420.

Pfattheicher, S., & Böhm, R. (2018). Honesty-Humility under threat: Self-uncertainty destroys trust among the nice guys. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 114, 179-194.

Pfattheicher, S., & Böhm, R. (2017). Mechanisms to detect and punish cheaters. In T. K. Shackelford and V. Weekes-Shackelford (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Science. Cham: Springer.

Thielmann, I., Böhm, R., & Hilbig, B. E. (2015). Different games fordifferent motives: Comment on Haesevoets, Folmer, and Van Hiel (2015). European Journal of Personality, 29, 506-508.

Böhm, R., & Regner, T. (2013). Charitable giving among females and males: An empirical test of the competitive altruism hypothesis. Journal of Bioeconomics,15,251-267.

Böhm, R., Schütz, A., Rentzsch, K., Körner, A., & Funke, F. (2010). Are we looking for positivity or similarity in a partner‘s outlook on life? Similarity predicts perceptions ofsocial attractiveness and relationship quality. The Journal of Positive Psychology, 5, 431-438.

Rudolph, U., Böhm, R., & Lummer, M. (2007). Ein Vorname sagt mehr als 1000 Worte: Zur sozialen Wahrnehmung von Vornamen. [= A name says more than thousand words: The social perception of firstnames.] Zeitschrift für Sozialpsychologie, 38, 17-31.

Gentile, G.-C., Böhm, R., & Hoffmann, C. (2007). Auf dem Weg zum Corporate Citizen - eine Bestandsaufnahme anleitender Texte. [= Towards corporate citizenship - The current status of introductory texts.] Wirtschaftspsychologie, 1, 58-64.



Department of Psychology

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