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Academic Career

2015 -

Postdoc, University of Hildesheim


PhD (Dissertation: "How Does Social Influence Affect Perceptual Decision-Making?"), University of Hildesheim

2011 - 2015

PhD student, University of Hildesheim


Master of Science in Psychology; University of Göttingen


Bachelor of Science in Psychology; University of Luxembourg


Huber, C., Germar, M., & Mojzisch, A. (in press). Authenticity Occurs More Often Than Inauthenticity in Everyday Life: Evidence from Retrospective Reports. Social Psychology.

Mojzisch, A., Elster, C., & Germar, M. (2021). People perceive themselves to adhere more strictly to COVID-19 guidelines than others. Psychology, Health & Medicine

. doi.org/10.1080/13548506.2021.1906435

Germar, M., & Mojzisch, A. (2020). Basal Testosterone Renders Individuals More Receptive to Minority Positions. Social Psychological and Personality Science

, 9(4), 194855062094511. doi.org/10.1177/1948550620945116

Germar, M., & Mojzisch, A. (2019). Learning of social norms can lead to a persistent perceptual bias: A diffusion model approach. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology

, 84, 103801. doi.org/10.1016/j.jesp.2019.03.012

Leder, J., Häusser, J. A., Krumm, S., Germar, M., Schlemmer, A., Kaiser, S., Kalis, A., & Mojzisch, A. (2018). The Cognitive Underpinnings of Option Generation in Everyday Life Decision-Making: A Latent Variable Analysis. Cognitive Science

, 42(8), 2562–2591. doi.org/10.1111/cogs.12678

Germar, M., Sultan, A., Kaminski, J., & Mojzisch, A. (2018). Dogs (Canis familiaris) stick to what they have learned rather than conform to their conspecifics' behavior. PLoS ONE

, 13(3), e0194808. doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0194808

Imhoff, R., Lange, J., & Germar, M. (2018). Identification and location tasks rely on different mental processes: A diffusion model account of validity effects in spatial cueing paradigms with emotional stimuli. Cognition and Emotion

, 1–14. doi.org/10.1080/02699931.2018.1443433

Hofheinz, C., Germar, M., Schultze, T., Michalak, J., & Mojzisch, A. (2017). Are Depressed People More or Less Susceptible to Informational Social Influence? Cognitive Therapy and Research, 193

(9), 17. doi.org/10.1007/s10608-017-9848-7

Germar, M., Albrecht, T., Voss, A., & Mojzisch, A. (2016). Social conformity is due to biased stimulus processing: Electrophysiological and diffusion analyses. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 11

(9), 1449–1459. doi.org/10.1093/scan/nsw050

Germar, M., Schlemmer, A., Krug, K., Voss, A., & Mojzisch, A. (2014). Social Influence and Perceptual Decision Making: A Diffusion Model Analysis. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 40(2), 217–231. doi:10.1177/0146167213508985

Research Grants

Social influence and perceptual decision-making. DFG-funded research project (Markus Germar & Andreas Mojzsich, 228.433 €, 2019 – 2022).

Can social influence lead to a persistent perceptual bias? Seed-Fund from the University of Hildesheim (Markus Germar, 4847 €, 2018)

How do groups solve moral dilemmas? Seed-Fund from the University of Hildesheim (Markus Germar & Andreas Mojzsich, 5000€, 2015)

Scholarships and Awards


Award for best teaching in psychology at the University of Hildesheim

2012 - 2014

Doctoral scholarship of the German National Academic Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes)

2010 - 2011

Scholarship of the German National Academic Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes)

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