Univ.-Prof. Dr. Robert Böhm

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Professorship of Social Psychology in the Context of Work, Society and Economy Faculty of Psychology

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Curriculum Vitae:

born 1983 in Torgau (Germany)
2002-2007 Studied Psychology and Intercultural Communication at Chemnitz University of Technology
2004-2005 Study abroad and research internship (Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Stroebe) at the University of Utrecht
2006-2007 Research internship at the ETH Zurich, Centre for Organizational and Work Sciences (Prof. Dr. Theo Wehner) and at the University of Freiburg, Chair of Social Psychology and Methodology (Prof. Dr. Karl Christoph Klauer)
2007-2010 Doctoral scholarship (supervisor: Prof. Dr. Klaus Rothermund/Prof. Dr. Oliver Kirchkamp) and member of the International Graduate College "Conflict and Cooperation between Social Groups" and the International Max Planck Research School "On Adapting Behavior in a Fundamentally Uncertain World"
2009-2010 Research stays at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Center for the Study of Rationality and Interactive Decision Theory (Prof. Dr. Gary Bornstein) and at the University of Kent in Canterbury, Centre for the Study of Group Processes
2010-2013 Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Erfurt, Center for Empirical Research in Economics and Behavioral Sciences (Prof. Dr. Bettina Rockenbach)
2013-2019 Junior Professor for Decision Analysis at RWTH Aachen University, Faculty of Economics and Management Sciences
2018 Research stays at the University of Arizona, Eller College of Management (Prof. Dr. Tamar Kugler) and Stanford University, Stanford Business School (Prof. Dr. Nir Halevy)
2019-2021 Professor of Applied Social Psychology and Behavioral Science at the University of Copenhagen, Department of Psychology, Department of Economics and Copenhagen Center for Social Data Science (SODAS)
since September 2021 Professor of Social Psychology in the Context of Work, Economy and Society at the Faculty of Psychology, University of Vienna


Research areas:

* Judgment and decision-making from a socio-psychological and behavioral economics perspective
* Prosocial behavior to overcome global challenges, in particular infectious diseases, intergroup conflicts and climate crisis

"I am interested in whether and under what conditions people are willing to consider not only their own interests but also the interests of others in a prosocial way when dealing with global challenges. As a multidisciplinary behavioral scientist, I describe such social decision conflicts using game-theoretical models and test behavioral interventions with laboratory, online and field experiments. The research results help to understand predictors of and individual differences in prosocial behavior. Furthermore, I advise policy makers on how to promote prosociality to overcome social challenges (e.g. behavioral restrictions and vaccination readiness to reduce the threat of viral diseases)". (Robert Böhm)