Dr. Tobias Vogel, PD

PD Dr. Tobias Vogel
Akademischer Mitarbeiter
Universität Mannheim
Lehr­stuhl für Konsumentenpsychologie und ökonomische Psychologie
A 5, 6 – Raum B 117
68159 Mannheim
Tel.: +49 621 181-1622
Fax: +49 621 181-1027
E-Mail: tobias.vogel(at)
Do 16:00–17:00 Uhr
  • Forschungs­interessen

    • Attitudes and Attitude Change
    • Consumer Judgment and Decision Making
    • Social Cognition
    • Behavior Design
  • Publikationen und Konferenzbeiträge


    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. doi:10.1002/cb.1861

    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.

    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   


    Ausgewählte Konferenzbeiträge

    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 1st authorship


  • Akademischer und beruflicher Werdegang

    Beruflicher Werdegang

    seit 2010 Wissenschaft­licher Mitarbeiter, Lehr­stuhl für Konsumentenpsychologie, Universität Mannheim
    2009 - 2010 Wissenschaft­licher Mitarbeiter, Lehr­stuhl für Sozialpsychologie, Universität Basel
    2005 - 2009 Wissenschaft­licher Mitarbeiter, Cognitive Research in Social Psychology, Universität Heidelberg

    Akademischer Werdegang

    2019 Venia Legendi (Habilitation), Universität Mannheim
    2011 Promotion, Universität Heidelberg
    2005 Diplom in Psychologie, Universität Heidelberg
    1999-2005 Studium der Psychologie in Heidelberg und Louvain (Belgien)
  • Reviews

    Ad-hoc reviews für Journals in Angewandter, Kognitiver und Sozialpsychologie, z.B.:

    • 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