Dr. Tobias Vogel, PD

PD Dr. Tobias Vogel
Academic Staff Member
University of Mannheim
Chair of Consumer and Economic Psychology
A 5, 6 – Room B 117
68159 Mannheim
Phone: +49 621 181–1622
Fax: +49 621 181–1027
E-mail: tobias.vogel
Consultation hour(s):
Thu 4:00–5:00 p.m.
  • Research interests

    • Attitudes and Attitude Change
    • Consumer Judgment and Decision Making
    • Social Cognition
    • Behavior Design
  • Publications and conference contributions


    Ingendahl, M., Schöne, T., Wänke, M., & Vogel, T. (in press). Fluency in the in-out effect: The role of structural mere exposure effects. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology.

    Halicki, K., Suitner, C., Vogel, T., & Wänke, M. (in press). What is agentic about the Spatial Agency Bias? How pragmatic relevance contributes to the spatial representations of actions. European Journal of Social Psychology. doi:10.1002/ejsp.2723

    Ingendahl, M., Hummel, D., Maedche, A., & Vogel, T. (in press). Who can be nudged? Examining nudging effectiveness in the context of Need for Cognition and Need for Uniqueness. Journal of Consumer Behaviour.

    Vogel, T., Ingendahl, M., & Winkielman, P. (in press). The Architecture of Prototype Preferences: Typicality, Fluency, and Valence. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General. doi:10.1037/xge0000798

    Paunov, Y., Wänke, M., & Vogel, T. (in press). Combining defaults and transparency information to increase policy compliance. Social Psychology.

    Vogel, T., Silva, R. R.*, Thomas, A., & Wänke, M. (2020). Truth is in the mind, but beauty is in the eye: Fluency effects are moderated by a match between fluency source and judgment dimension. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 149(8), 1587–1596. doi:10.1037/xge0000731

    Paunov, Y., Wänke, M., & Vogel, T. (2019b).  Ethical defaults: which transparency components  can  increase  the  effectiveness  of  default  nudges?.  Social  Influence, 14(3-4), 104-116. doi:10.1080/15534510.2019.1675755

    Ernst, H. M., Kuhlmann, B. G., & Vogel, T. (2019). The origin of illusory correlations: Biased judgments converge with inferences, not with biased memory. Experimental Psychology66(3), 195–206. doi:10.1027/1618-3169/a000444 (Supplemental)

    Vogel, T., Hütter, M., & Gebauer, J. E. (2019). Is Evaluative Conditioning Moderated by Big Five Personality Traits? Social Psychological and Personality Science10(1), 94–102. doi:10.1177/1948550617740193

    Paunov,  Y.,  Wänke,  M.,  &  Vogel,  T.  (2019a).  Transparency  effects  on  policy  compliance:  disclosing  how  defaults  work  can  enhance  their  effectiveness. Behavioural Public Policy, 3(2), 187-208. doi:10.1017/bpp.2018.40

    Mata, J., Dallacker, M., Vogel, T., & Hertwig, R. (2018). The role of attitudes in diet, eating, and body weight. In Handbook of Attitudes, Volume 2: Applications (pp. 77-101). Routledge.

    Vogel, T., & Kutzner, F. (2017). Pseudocontingencies in consumer choice: Preference for prevalent product categories decreases with decreasing set quality. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making30(5), 1193–1205. doi:10.1002/bdm.2034   

    Vogel, T., Carr, E. W., Davis, T., & Winkielman, P. (2017). Category structure determines the relative attractiveness of global versus local averages. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition. doi:10.1037/xlm0000446   

    Kutzner, F. & Vogel, T. (2017). Smart Predictions from Wrong Data: The Case of Ecological Correlations. In M. Altman (Ed.), Handbook of Behavioral Economics and Smart Decision-Making. Northhampton: Edward Elgar Publishing.

    Krüger, T., Vogel, T., & Wänke, M. (2016). Framing effects in consumer judgment and decision-making. International handbook of consumer psychology. Sussex, UK: Taylor & Francis.

    Vogel, T., & Wänke, M. (2016). Attitudes and attitude change., 2nd ed. New York, NY, US: Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group.

    Ivanov, I., & Vogel, T. (2016). Mortality salience effects on reckless driving intentions in a motorcyclist sample: The moderating role of group riding. European Journal of Social Psychology, doi:10.1002/ejsp.2197        

    Vogel, T. (2016). Nudging – Dürfen Institutionen Verbraucher zu ihrem Glück zwingen? Ernährungsumschau, 3, 157-161, doi: 10.4455/eu.2016.014         

    Vogel, T., Kutzner, F., Freytag, P., & Fiedler, K. (2014). Inferring correlations: From exemplars to categories. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 21(5), 1316-1322. doi:10.3758/s13423-014-0586-5   

    Vogel, T., Freytag, P., Kutzner, F., & Fiedler, K. (2013). Pseudocontingencies derived from categorically organized memory representations. Memory & Cognition, 41(8), 1185-1199. doi:10.3758/s13421-013-0331-8   

    Vogel, T., Kutzner, F., Fiedler, K., & Freytag, P. (2013). How majorities become associated with rare attributes: Ecological correlations in stereotype formation. Social Cognition, 31(4),427-442. doi:10.1521/soco_2012_1002

    Fiedler, K., Kutzner, F. & Vogel, T. (2013). Pseudocontingencies – Logically unwarranted but smart inferences. Current Directions in Psychological Science. 22 (4), 324-329.doi:10.1177/0963721413480171   

    Vogel, T. & Genschow, O. (2013). When do chronic differences in self-regulation count? Regulatory focus effects in easy and difficult soccer tasks. Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology. 35, 216-220.

    Kutzner, F., Vogel, T., Freytag, P., & Fiedler, K. (2011). Contingency inferences driven by base rates: Valid by sampling.Judgment and Decision Making, 6, 211-221.

    Kutzner, F., Vogel, T., Freytag, P., & Fiedler, K. (2011). A Robust Classic: Illusory correlations are maintained under extended operant learning. Experimental Psychology, 58, 443-453. doi:10.1027/1618-3169/a000112   

    Vogel, T., Kutzner, F., Fiedler, K. & Freytag, P. (2010). Exploiting attractiveness in persuasion: Senders´ implicit theories about receivers´ processing motivation. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 36, 830-842. doi:10.1177/0146167210371623   

    Kutzner, F., Freytag, P., Vogel, T., & Fiedler, K. (2008). Base-rate neglect based on base-rates in experience-based contingency learning. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 90, 23-32.doi:10.1901/jeab.2008.90-23   



    Selected Conference Contributions

    Kacperski, C., Vogel, T., Kutzner, F. (2020) Ambivalence in Stakeholders’ Views on Connected and Autonomous Vehicles. In: Krömker H. (eds) HCI in Mobility, Transport, and Automotive Systems. Automated Driving and In-Vehicle Experience Design. HCII 2020. Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Springer, Cham

    Vogel, T., Carr, E. & Winkielman, P. (2016). Why averages can be ugly: Subcategorization decreases the attractiveness of category averages. Talk presented at the 5th EASP Attitudes Small Group Meeting, Cologne, Germany.

    Vogel, T. & Kutzner, F. (2012). How majority group members become associated with rare attributes: Stereotypes fuelled by statsitics in the media. Talk presented at Transfer of Knowledge Conference (ESCON2) in Estoril, Portugal

    Vogel, T., Kutzner, F., Freytag, P., & Fiedler, K. (2009). The relativity of base rates in inductive contingency inferences. Talk presented at the Meeting in Social and Organizational Psychology, Lisbon, Portugal

    Vogel, T., & Fiedler, K. (2008). Contingency Inferences based on Multi-Level Information. Talk Presented at the General Meeting of the European Association for Social Psychology (EASP), Opatija, Croatia

    Vogel, T., Fiedler, K., Freytag, P., & Kutzner, F., (2007). On the origin of Pseudocontingencies: Alignment-Strategy or Ecological Fallacy? Talk presented at the 9th European Social Cognition Network’s Conference (ESCON), Brno, Czech Republic

    * shared first authorship


  • Education and academic career

    Academic Career

    since 2010 Research Assistant, Chair for Consumer Psychology, University of Mannheim
    2009 – 2010 Research Assistant, Chair for Social Psychology, University of Basel (CH)
    2005 – 2009 Research Assistant, Cognitive Research in Social Psychology, University of Heidelberg

    Academic Qualifications

    2019 Venia Legendi (Habilitation), University of Mannheim
    2011 PhD, University of Heidelberg
    2005 Diploma in Psychology, University of Heidelberg
    1999–2005 Graduate studies in Heidelberg und Louvain (Belgium)
  • Reviews

    Ad-hoc reviews for several journals in applied, cognitive and social pychology, e.g.:

    • Accident Analysis & Prevention
    • Acta Psychologica
    • Appetite
    • British Journal of Social Psychology
    • European Journal of Social Psychology
    • Journal of Economic Psychology
    • Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory & Cognition
    • Journal of Experimental Psychology: General
    • Journal of Experimental Social Psychology
    • PLOS ONE
    • Psychology of Sport & Exercise
    • Social Psychology
    • Social Psychological & Personality Science