Workshop - Psychology and Law


Tuesday, 10 October 2023, 09:00 – 17:15, Venue: Dachgeschoß (top floor) JURIDICUM, Schottenbastei 10-16, 1010 Vienna

09:00 – 10:50 Words of Welcome & Session I (Hot Topics in Law and Psychology)

  • Prof. Dr. Andreas Glöckner (together with Prof Christoph Engel), Department of Social Psychology, University of Cologne: Determinants of coherence effects in legal judgments
  • SRW Dr. Rima-Maria Rahal, MPI Collective Goods Bonn: Cognitive processes across the globe: Webcam-based eye-tracking analysis of ingroup bias in 20 societies
  • Prof. Dr. Stefania Ottone, Department of Economics, Turin University: The role of ventromedial prefrontal cortex and temporo-parietal junction in third-party punishment behavior


10:50 – 11:10 Coffee Break

11:10 – 12:40 Session II (Motivation, Interaction and Group-Behavior)

  • Prof. Dr. Veronika Job, Department of Occupational, Economic, and Social Psychology, University of Vienna: What are the conditions that make people seek and enjoy difficulty?
  • Prof. Dr. Susann Fiedler, Institute for Cognition and Behavior, WU Vienna: The cost of imperfect memory in social interactions
  • Prof. Dr. Steffen Keck, Department of Accounting, Innovation and Strategy, University of Vienna: Aggregate or elaborate? When do group interactions create better judgments


12:40 – 13:30 Lunch Break

13:30 – 14:40 Keynote

  • Prof. Dr. Jeffrey Rachlinski, Cornell University Law School: What the Replication Crisis in the Social Sciences Means for Empirical Legal Studies


14:40 – 15:00 Coffee Break

15:00 – 17:00 Session III (Psychology and Negotiations)

  • MCF Dr. Dorothee Mischkowski, University of Leiden and MPI Collective Goods Bonn: Negotiation designs through the lens of situational affordances – A person-situation perspective on negotiation behavior in public good settings & Discussion to follow

Hands-on Psychology in a Legal Context: The Case of Negotiations

  • Prof. DDr. Peter Lewisch, Department of Criminal Law, University of Vienna: Reaching agreement in negotiations: foundations and extensions
  • SenSc. Dr. Linda Dezsö, University of Krems, Department of Economy and Health: The role of fairness views in negotiation
  • DDr. Alexander Schall, Head of Legal, UniCredit Bank Austria: Negotiation deadlocks from a Freudian perspective


17:15 Farewell – End of the Conference