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Rolf Reber

Rolf Reber

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My research focuses on feelings in judgment and application of social psychology in education. More specifically, I am interested in how the feeling of perceptual fluency influences affective evaluations or cognitive judgments, such as judgments of truth or frequency estimates (together with Norbert Schwarz and Piotr Winkielman). This research has been applied to explain mathematical intuition and the insight experience (with Sascha Topolinski). The fluency theory has been modified within the newly developed psycho-historical framework for research on art appreciation (with Nicolas Bullot). In addition, we began exploring Example Choice as a way to increase student interest in mathematics and science teaching.

Finally, I wrote a book on critical feeling, an extension of critical thinking to feelings.

Primary Interests:

  • Attitudes and Beliefs
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Motivation, Goal Setting
  • Persuasion, Social Influence
  • Social Cognition

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Other Publications:

  • Reber, R. (2012). Critical Feeling: The strategic use of processing fluency. In C. Unkelbach & R. Greifeneder (Eds.), The experience of thinking (pp. 169-184). Hove, UK: Psychology Press.
  • Reber, R. (2012). Processing fluency, aesthetic pleasure, and culturally shared taste. In A. P. Shimamura & Palmer S. E. (Eds.), Aesthetic science: Connecting mind, brain, and experience (pp. 223-249). New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Reber, R. (2004). Availability. In R. Pohl (Ed.), Cognitive illusions (pp. 147-163). Hove, UK: Psychology Press.

Courses Taught:

  • Cognition
  • Emotion and Motivation
  • Introduction to General Psychology
  • Introduction to Social Psychology
  • Intuition
  • Judgment and Decision Making and Social Cognition
  • Skill Learning
  • Social Cognition
  • The Psychology of Memory
  • Unconscious Cognition

Rolf Reber
Department Psychology
University of Oslo
Forskningveien 3A
N-0317 Oslo

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