Karolin Salmen

Karolin ­ Salmen [✓]



Room: F116
Hauptstraße 47
69117 Heidelberg

I am interested in topics from

  • social psychology, particularly: communication, ecological functionalism and adaptive rationality
  • the cognitive sciences
  • computational linguistics

and their application in the context of public health, society and politics.

Across topics, I have a keen interest in theorizing, experimental design and statistical methods.

Prior projects included research in the following fields:

The Influence of the Social Environment on Decision Making & Opinion Formation and Change

  •  Language & Cognition: Serial Reproduction of Verbal Material (Retelling), e.g. of person descriptions, food characteristics, likelihood estimates
  • Judgment and Decision Making: Advice Taking, Hindsight Bias, Rule of Succession

Public Health and Social Cognition

  • Advice Taking in Health-Related Contexts
  • Evaluation of Interventions to Change Clinically Relevant Behaviour

Recent courses

Below you find a list of courses I am going to teach this semester (Wintersemester 2021/22).

Please refer to the lecture index (LSF) for past courses..

2018-present:    Ph.D. Candidate in Psychology                           Cognitive Research in Social Psychology Unit, Heidelberg University 
                             Research Assistant
2018-2020:        Research Assistant                                               Heidelberg Institute for Global Health (Prof. Dr. Till Bärnighausen)
2015-2017:        Master of Science in Social Cognition              University College London                                               
2015-2017:        Master of Science in Psychology                      Heidelberg University                                                       
                            Research Assistant                                               Social Psychology (Prof. Dr. Klaus Fiedler), Heidelberg University
                            Research Assistant                                               Heidelberg Academy of Sciences (Dr. Chris Thomale)    
2014-2015:        Visiting Student                                                     Peking University                                                                 
2011-2014:        Bachelor of Science in Psychology                   Münster University        
                            Research Assistant                                               Social Psychology (Prof. Dr. Gerald Echterhoff), Münster University

Fiedler, K., Ermark, F., & Salmen, K. (2021). Metakognitive Kurzsichtigkeit – Hindernis für intelligentes Verhalten und Versäumnis der Evolution? Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.17885/HEIUP.HDJBO.2021.1.24388

Fiedler, K., & Salmen, K. (2021, June 28). Major theories in social psychology . In Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Psychology . Oxford University Press. doi: https://doi.org/10.1093/acrefore/9780190236557.013.810