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Dr. Lara Ditrich
Scientist

Dr. Lara Ditrich

Member of the Social Processes Lab

Since June 2013, Lara Ditrich has been working as a researcher in the Social Processes lab at the IWM. In a DFG-funded project, she investigates how different strategies for dealing with one's own negative feelings affect the feelings and behavior towards members of another group. To do so, she uses videos from news reports on conflicts and examines how dealing with the negative feelings that these reports trigger affects empathy with and willingness to help members of the opposing conflict party. In addition, she researches the effects of immersion on empathy, the consequences of expectation violations by members and leaders of groups, and the effects of propaganda images on emotions and creativity.


Lara Ditrich studied psychology at the Philipps-Universität Marburg (Diploma 2013) and completed her dissertation at the IWM in January 2017. As part of her dissertation, she examined how the violation of expectations within a group affects its composition. She focused specifically on the exclusion of the person who violates the expectations and group leaving by group members whose expectations were violated.

 

Curriculum Vitae   

Projects

Empathizing with the Enemy: Emotion Regulation and Support for Humanitarian Aid in Intergroup Conflicts

Reactions to non-normative behavior of other group members

The visitors’ view on Obersalzberg: cognitive psychological analyses of the perception of an authentic location and its propagandistic staging during the time of National Socialism

Former Projects

Self-Regulation and Information Exchange in Groups

Articles in refereed Journals

Ditrich, L., Lüders, A., Jonas, E., & Sassenberg, K. (in press). Leader's group-norm violations elicit intentions to leave the group – If the group-norm is not affirmed. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jesp.2019.03.009
 

Ditrich, L., Landkammer, F., & Sassenberg, K. (2019). What if my colleague was wrong and I was right? The impact of counterfactual mindsets and interpersonal focus on written communication and decision making in a hidden profile task. Acta Psychologica, 192, 118-125. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.actpsy.2018.11.003 request document
 

Sassenberg, K., & Ditrich, L. (2019). Research in Social Psychology Changed Between 2011 and 2016: Larger Sample Sizes, More Self-Report Measures, and More Online Studies. Advances in Methods and Practices in Psychological Science, 2, 107-114. https://dx.doi.org/10.1177/2515245919838781 request document
 

Ditrich, L., & Sassenberg, K. (2017). Kicking out the trolls – Antecedents of social exclusion intentions in Facebook groups. Computers in Human Behavior, 75, 32-41. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chb.2017.04.049 request document
 

Ditrich, L., Scholl, A., & Sassenberg, K. (2017). Time to go! Leaving the group in response to norm-deviations. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 73, 259-267. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jesp.2017.07.005 request document
 

Ditrich, L., & Sassenberg, K. (2016). Einer ohne alle oder alle ohne Einen? Eine sozialpsychologische Perspektive auf Ausschluss und Austritt aus Gruppen. Zeitschrift für Kulturwissenschaften, 10, 23-36. https://dx.doi.org/10.14361/zfk-2016-0203 request document
 

Ditrich, L., & Sassenberg, K. (2016). It’s either you or me! Impact of deviations on social exclusion and leaving. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 19, 630-652. https://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1368430216638533 request document
 

Chapters in Edited Books

Klimmt, C., Sowka, A., Sjöström, A., Ditrich, L., Gollwitzer, M., & Rothmund, T. (2016). Wie Journalisten mit sozialwissenschaftlicher Evidenz umgehen: Erkenntnisse aus einem Workshop. In G. Ruhrmann, S. H. Kessler, & L. Guenther (Eds.), Wissenschaftskommunikation zwischen Risiko und (Un-)Sicherheit (pp. 75-90). Köln: Halem.
 

Conference Contributions

Bahnmüller, J., Ditrich, L., & Scharinger, C. (2019, April). Cognitive Conflicts in the Wild. Workshop of the Post-Doc Network Cognitive Conflicts during Media Use. Leibniz-Institut für Wissensmedien. Tübingen, Germany. [Workshop Organisation]
 

Ditrich, L. (2019, March). The Divided Kingdom - Psychological Perspectives on the Antecedents and Consequences of Brexit as a Geopolitical Event. 2019 International Convention of Psychological Science. Paris, France. [Symposium Organisation]
 

Ditrich, L., Gedeon, E. Z., & Sassenberg, K. (2019, March). Favouring a Disunited Kingdom? How Negative Perceptions of the EU-Referendum Relate to Individual Mobility and Collective Action Intentions. 2019 International Convention of Psychological Science. Paris, France. [Talk]
 

Ditrich, L., Gedeon, E., & Sassenberg, K. (2018, March). The Disunited Kingdom? How negative perceptions of the EU-referendum relate to individual mobility and collective action intentions. Symposium "Brexit & The Rise of Populism - Insights from Political and Psychological Sciences". University of Kent. Canterbury, UK. [Poster]
 

Ditrich, L., & Sassenberg, K. (2018, April). Gehöre ich hier noch hin? Wie deviantes Verhalten Ausschluss und Austrittsintentionen beeinflusst. Eingeladener Vortrag an der Universität Salzburg. Salzburg, Österreich. [Vortrag]
 

Ditrich, L., & Sassenberg, K. (2018, September). Hit the road! How deviant behavior shapes confrontation and escape responses. 51. Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Psychologie (DGPs). Frankfurt am Main. [Talk]
 

Sassenberg, K., & Ditrich, L. (2018, September). Should I stay or should they go? The impact of norm violations on intentions to leave a group and to confront the deviants. Social Identity and Groups Network Workshop. Brisbane, Australien. [Talk]
 

Ditrich, L., & Sassenberg, K. (2017, September). Do I still belong here? How deviant behavior shapes exclusion and leaving intentions. 16. Tagung der Fachgruppe Sozialpsychologie. Ulm. [Talk]
 

Ditrich, L., & Sassenberg, K. (2017, August). When friends turn foes – How deviant behavior motivates exclusion and leaving. 18th General Meeting of the European Association of Social Psychology (EASP). Granada, Spain. [Poster]
 

Ditrich, L., & Sassenberg, K. (2017, August). One of us does not belong here anymore! - The effects of norm-deviant behavior on confrontation and escape. Pre-Conference on Self and Identity of the International Society for Self and Identity (ISSI). Granada, Spain. [Talk]
 

Ditrich, L., & Sassenberg, K. (2016, September). That’s not what I expected! - How deviations from norms lead to changes in group membership. 50. Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Psychologie (DGPs). Leipzig. [Talk]
 

Ditrich, L., & Sassenberg, K. (2016, August). That’s not what I expected! - Deviant behavior and how it motivates exclusion and leaving. ESCON Transfer of Knowledge Conference 2016. Lissabon, Portugal. [Talk]
 

Ditrich, L., de Vreeze, J., & Sassenberg, K. (2016, September). Changes in group membership - intrapersonal and intragroup dynamics. 50. Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Psychologie (DGPs). Leipzig. [Symposium Organisation]
 

Ditrich, L., & Sassenberg, K. (2015, February). Should I stay or should they go?: Schismatic intentions in social groups. 16th Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology. Long Beach, CA, USA. [Poster]
 

Ditrich, L., & Sassenberg, K. (2015, September). Ohne mich oder ohne dich? Austritt und Ausschluss als Reaktionen auf nicht-normatives Verhalten anderer Gruppenmitglieder. 15. Tagung der Fachgruppe Sozialpsychologie. Potsdam. [Vortrag]
 

Ditrich, L., Landkammer, F., Sassenberg, K., & Jacoby, J. (2014, July). The impact of regualtory focus and initial opinions about decision making. 17th General Meeting of the European Association of Social Psychology (EASP). Amsterdam, The Neterlands. [Poster]
 

Ditrich, L., Landkammer, F., Sassenberg, K., & Jacoby, J. (2014, September). Einfluss des regulatorischen Fokus und inititaler Meinungen auf den Entscheidungsprozess. 49. Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Psychologie. Bochum. [Poster]
 

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