Department of Psychology
Department of Psychology

Bertram Gawronski


ProfessorPh.D., Humboldt University Berlin (Germany)

Professor, David Wechsler Regents Chair in Psychology
Bertram Gawronski

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Interests


Social Cognition, Attitudes, Decision Making, Moral Psychology, Automaticity and Control, Implicit Measures, Meta-Theory, Psychological Measurement

Biography


Dr. Gawronski earned his M.A. in Philosophy at the Free University Berlin (Germany) in 1998 and his Ph.D. in Psychology at Humboldt University Berlin (Germany) in 2001. He was as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Würzburg (Germany) from 2001 to 2002 and at Northwestern University from 2002 to 2004. Before joining the University of Texas at Austin in 2014, he held positions as Professor of Psychology and Canada Research Chair in Social Psychology at The University of Western Ontario (Canada).

Dr. Gawronski plans to accept a new graduate student for the fall 2020. Candidates interested in decision-making, morality, and formal modeling are particularly encouraged to apply.

 

Courses


PSY 355S • Social Cognition

41699 • Fall 2019
Meets TTH 11:00AM-12:30PM UTC 3.124

Examine major theories and research findings in social cognition.

Psychology 341K (Topic: Social Cognition) and 355S may not both be counted.

Prerequisite: For psychology majors, upper-division standing and Psychology 301 and 418 with a grade of at least C in each; for others, upper-division standing, Psychology 301 with a grade of at least C, and one of the following with a grade of at least C: African and African Diaspora Studies 302M, Civil Engineering 311S, Economics 329, Educational Psychology 371, Electrical Engineering 351K, Government 350K, Mathematics 316, 362K, Mechanical Engineering 335, Psychology 317,Sociology 317L, Social Work 318, Statistics 309, Statistics and Data Sciences 301, 302 (or Statistics and Scientific Computation 302), 303 (or Statistics and Scientific Computation 303), 304 (or Statistics and Scientific Computation 304), 305 (or Statistics and Scientific Computation 305), 306 (or Statistics and Scientific Computation 306), 318 (or Statistics and Scientific Computation 318), 321 (or Statistics and Scientific Computation 321), 328M (or Statistics and Scientific Computation 328M).

PSY 341K • Social Cognition

42812 • Fall 2018
Meets TTH 11:00AM-12:30PM UTC 4.110

Topics of contemporary interest that may vary from semester to semester. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: For psychology majors, upper-division standing and Psychology 301 and 418 with a grade of at least C in each; for nonmajors, upper-division standing, Psychology 301 with a grade of at least C, and one of the following with a grade of at least C: Biology 318M, Civil Engineering 311S, Economics 329, Educational Psychology 371, Electrical Engineering 351K, Government 350K, Mathematics 316, 362K, Mechanical Engineering 335, Psychology 317, Sociology 317L, Social Work 318, Statistics 309, Statistics and Scientific Computation 302, 303, 304, 305, 306, 318.

PSY 394V • Theory, Explanation In Soc Psy

42989 • Spring 2018
Meets M 1:00PM-4:00PM SEA 5.106

Seminars in Social and Personality Psychology. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

PSY 341K • Social Cognition

43145 • Fall 2017
Meets TTH 11:00AM-12:30PM NOA 1.124

Topics of contemporary interest that may vary from semester to semester. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: For psychology majors, upper-division standing and Psychology 301 and 418 with a grade of at least C in each; for nonmajors, upper-division standing, Psychology 301 with a grade of at least C, and one of the following with a grade of at least C: Biology 318M, Civil Engineering 311S, Economics 329, Educational Psychology 371, Electrical Engineering 351K, Government 350K, Mathematics 316, 362K, Mechanical Engineering 335, Psychology 317, Sociology 317L, Social Work 318, Statistics 309, Statistics and Scientific Computation 302, 303, 304, 305, 306, 318.

PSY 341K • Psychology Of Attitudes

42373 • Spring 2016
Meets T 3:30PM-6:30PM SEA 2.108
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Topics of contemporary interest that may vary from semester to semester. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: For psychology majors, upper-division standing and Psychology 301 and 418 with a grade of at least C in each; for nonmajors, upper-division standing, Psychology 301 with a grade of at least C, and one of the following with a grade of at least C: Biology 318M, Civil Engineering 311S, Economics 329, Educational Psychology 371, Electrical Engineering 351K, Government 350K, Mathematics 316, 362K, Mechanical Engineering 335, Psychology 317, Sociology 317L, Social Work 318, Statistics 309, Statistics and Scientific Computation 302, 303, 304, 305, 306, 318.

PSY 341K • Social Cognition

42305 • Fall 2015
Meets TTH 9:30AM-11:00AM NOA 1.124

Topics of contemporary interest that may vary from semester to semester. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: For psychology majors, upper-division standing and Psychology 301 and 418 with a grade of at least C in each; for nonmajors, upper-division standing, Psychology 301 with a grade of at least C, and one of the following with a grade of at least C: Biology 318M, Civil Engineering 311S, Economics 329, Educational Psychology 371, Electrical Engineering 351K, Government 350K, Mathematics 316, 362K, Mechanical Engineering 335, Psychology 317, Sociology 317L, Social Work 318, Statistics 309, Statistics and Scientific Computation 302, 303, 304, 305, 306, 318.

PSY 394V • Theory & Explain In Social Psy

42950 • Spring 2015
Meets T 1:00PM-4:00PM SEA 5.106

Seminars in Social and Personality Psychology. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

PSY 341K • Social Cognition

43720 • Fall 2014
Meets TTH 11:00AM-12:30PM NOA 1.124

Topics of contemporary interest that may vary from semester to semester. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: For psychology majors, upper-division standing and Psychology 301 and 418 with a grade of at least C in each; for nonmajors, upper-division standing, Psychology 301 with a grade of at least C, and one of the following with a grade of at least C: Biology 318M, Civil Engineering 311S, Economics 329, Educational Psychology 371, Electrical Engineering 351K, Government 350K, Mathematics 316, 362K, Mechanical Engineering 335, Psychology 317, Sociology 317L, Social Work 318, Statistics 309, Statistics and Scientific Computation 302, 303, 304, 305, 306, 318.

Research


Dr. Gawronski's research aims at understanding social judgments and social behavior through their underlying mental processes. A central question concerns the mental underpinnings and behavioral consequences of spontaneous and deliberate responses to objects, individuals, groups, and social issues. Previous and ongoing projects include studies on attitude formation and change, context effects on evaluative responses, evaluative conditioning, cognitive consistency, prejudice and stereotyping, impression formation, decision-making, attribution, self-representation, and moral judgment. Several recent projects have started to investigate the role of spontaneous and deliberate evaluations in various applied contexts, including political decision-making, consumer behavior, psychopathology, and legal decision-making. In addition to these major lines of research, Dr. Gawronski is interested in basic questions of psychological measurement and meta-theoretical issues in the construction and evaluation of psychological theories.

 

 

Publications


Brannon, S. M., Carr, S., Jin, E. S., Josephs, R. A., & Gawronski, B. (2019). Exogenous testosterone increases sensitivity to moral norms in moral dilemma judgments. Nature Human Behavior, 3, 856-866.

Conway, P., & Gawronski, B. (2013). Deontological and utilitarian inclinations in moral decision-making: A process dissociation approach. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 104, 216-235.

Galdi, S., Arcuri, L., & Gawronski, B. (2008). Automatic mental associations predict future choices of undecided decision-makers. Science, 321, 1100-1102.

Gawronski, B., Armstrong, J., Conway, P., Friesdorf, R., & Hütter, M. (2017). Consequences, norms, and generalized inaction in moral dilemmas: The CNI model of moral decision-making. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 113, 343-376.

Gawronski, B., & Bodenhausen, G. V. (2006). Associative and propositional processes in evaluation: An integrative review of implicit and explicit attitude change. Psychological Bulletin, 132, 692-731.

Gawronski, B., & Bodenhausen, G. V. (2011). The associative-propositional evaluation model: Theory, evidence, and open questions. Advances in Experimental Social Psychology, 44, 59-127.

Gawronski, B., & Cesario, J. (2013). Of mice and men: What animal research can tell us about context effects on automatic responses in humans. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 17, 187-215.

Gawronski, B., Rydell, R. J., De Houwer, J., Brannon, S. M., Ye, Y., Vervliet, B., & Hu, X. (2018). Contextualized attitude change. Advances in Experimental Social Psychology, 57, 1-52.

Gawronski, B., Rydell, R. J., Vervliet, B., & De Houwer, J. (2010). Generalization versus contextualization in automatic evaluation. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 139, 683-701.

Heycke, T., & Gawronski, B. (in press). Co-occurrence and relational information in evaluative learning: A multinomial modeling approach. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General.

 

A comprehensive publication list is available at Dr. Gawronski's lab website.

 

Books


Deutsch, R., Gawronski, B., & Hofmann, W. (Eds.). (2017). Reflective and impulsive determinants of human behavior. New York: Psychology Press. [order]

Gawronski, B., & Bodenhausen, G. V. (Eds.). (2015). Theory and explanation in social psychology. New York: Guilford Press. [order]

Gawronski, B., & Payne, B. K. (Eds.). (2010). Handbook of implicit social cognition: Measurement, theory, and applications. New York: Guilford Press. [order]

Gawronski, B., & Strack, F. (Eds.). (2012). Cognitive consistency: A fundamental principle in social cognition. New York: Guilford Press. [order]

Sherman, J. W., Gawronski, B., & Trope, Y. (Eds.). (2014). Dual-process theories of the social mind. New York: Guilford Press. [order]

 


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