Prof. Dr. Anna Baumert

Head of Research Group Moral Courage

Research Focus

Psychology of justice and morality; personality and information processing; psychometric properties of economic games

Academic Career: 

  • since April 2021 Professor for Social Psychology and Personality at University of Wuppertal
  • since 2017 Max Planck research group leader (associate professor)

Honors and Scholarships

  • 2020 Early Career Award der International Society for Justice Research ISJR
  • 2020 Award for Outstanding Contribution to European Personality and Social Psychology, by the European Association for Personality Psychology and the European Association for Social Psychology
  • 2017 William-Stern Prize for outstanding innovative research in personality psychology by the German Psychological Association

Recent Publications

Dang, J., Barker, P., Baumert, A., et al. (2021). A multilab replication of the ego depletion effect. Social Psychology and Personality Science, 12(1), 14–24. https://doi.org/10.1177%2F1948550619887702

McCarthy, R. J., Gervais, W., Aczel, B., Al-Kire, R. L., Baraldo S. M., Baruh L., Basch, C., Baumert, A., Behler, A., Bettencourt, A., Bitar, A., Bouxom, H., Buck, A., Cemalcilar, Z., Chekroun, P., Chen, J. M., del Fresno- Díaz, A., Ducham, A, Edlund, J. E.,…Zogmaister, C. (2021). A multi-site collaborative study of the hostile priming effect. Collabra: Psychology, 7 (1): 18738. https://doi.org/10.1525/collabra.18738

Mõttus, R., Wood, D., Condon, D. M., Back, M., Baumert, A., Costantini, G., Epskamp, S., Greiff, S., Johnson, W., Lukaszewski, A., Murray, A. L., Revelle, W., Wright, A. G. C., Yarkoni, T., Ziegler, M., & Zimmermann, J. (2020). Descriptive, predictive and explanatory personality research: Different goals, different approaches, but a shared need to move beyond the Big Few traits. European Journal of Personality, 34(6), 1175–1201. https://doi.org/10.1002/per.2311

Adra. A., Li, M. & Baumert, A. (2020). What they think of us: Meta-beliefs and solidarity-based collective action among the advantaged. European Journal of Social Psychology, 50(6), 1292–1305. https://doi.org/10.1002/ejsp.2675

Baumert*, A., Maltese*, S., Reis, D., MacLeod, C., Tan-Mansukhani, R., Galang, A. J. R., Galang, M. G. C., & Schmitt, M. (2020). A cross-cultural study of sensitivity to injustice and its consequences for cooperation. Social Psychology and Personality Science. https://doi.org/10.1177%2F1948550619896895

Baumert, A.*, Li, M.*, Sasse, J.* & Skitka, L. (2020). Standing up against Moral Violations: Psychological Processes of Moral Courage. Editorial to Special Issue in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 88. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jesp.2020.103951

Sasse, J., Halmburger, A., & Baumert, A. (2020). The functions of anger in moral courage—Insights from a behavioral study. Emotion. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1037/emo0000906

Adra, A., Harb, C., Li, M. & Baumert, A. (2020). Predicting collective action tendencies among Filipina domestic workers in Lebanon: Integrating the Social Identity Model of Collective Action and the role of fear. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations. https://doi.org/10.1177/1368430219885180

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