Research group: Consumer and Social Cognition
- 2015 Habilitation, University of Salzburg
- 2006 PhD in Psychology, University of Basel
- 2002 Diploma (M.Sc.) in Psychologie, University of Trier
- 1995-2002 Studies in Psychology und Musicology
- Since 2015 Associate Professor, University of Salzburg
- 2011-2015 Assistant Professor, University of Salzburg
- 2011 Research Fellow, University of Heidelberg
- 2009-2011 Postdoctoral Fellow, New York University (Mentor: Yaacov Trope)
- 2002-2009 Researcher and Lecturer, Department of Social and Economic Psychology, University of Basel (Advisor: Michaela Wänke)
- 1998-1999 Student Research Assistant, University of Trier (Advisor: Herbert Bless)
My research interests lie within the field of social cognition. On the one hand, I examine the effects of processing fluency on social judgments and decisions. On the other hand, I investigate the situational influences on construal level (i.e. the abstraction level of mental representations) as well as its effects on behavior, perception and social judgments. Accordingly, my research program merges aspects of processing fluency and construal level, both of which are important when judgments and decisions are made in a social context.
- Hansen, J. (2019). Construal level and cross-sensory influences: High-level construal increases the effect of color on drink perception. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 148, 890-904.
- Genschow, O.*, Hansen, J.*, Wänke, M., & Trope, Y. (2019). Psychological distance modulates goal-based versus movement-based imitation. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 45, 1031-1048. (*geteilte Erstautorenschaft)
- Hansen, J., Alves, H., & Trope, Y. (2016). Psychological distance reduces literal imitation: Evidence from an imitation-learning paradigm. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 42, 320-330.
- Hansen, J., & Trope, Y. (2013). When time flies: How abstract and concrete mental construal affect the perception of time. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 142, 336-347.
- Hansen, J., & Wänke, M. (2011). Truth from language and truth from fit: The impact of linguistic concreteness and level of construal on subjective truth. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 36, 1576-1588.