Fritz Strack

International scientific advisory board

Fritz Strack has received his PhD at the University of Mannheim and was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Illinois.
His areas of interest are social cognition, emotion, judgment, and more recently, behavioral economics. The German Psychological Society (DGPs) has awarded him (jointly with Norbert Schwarz) the Wilhelm-Wundt-Medal and honorary membership. From the Society of Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) he (together with Roland Deutsch) has received the Theoretical Innovation Prize.

He is a professor and chair of social psychology at the University of Würzburg (Germany).
Also, he is an Associate Editor of Psychological Science and also a member of the German Academy of Sciences.

Social cognition, judgment, emotion, behavioral economics.

Introductory lecture on social psychology and many seminars.


  • Strack, F., & Deutsch, R. (2013, in press). The duality of everyday life: Dual-process and dual-system models in social psychology. In M. Mikulincer, P. Shaver (Eds.), E. Borgida & J. Bargh (Assoc. Eds.), APA Handbook of Personality and Social Psychology: Vol. 1. Attitudes and Social Cognition. Washington Psychological Association.
  • Strack, F., & Deutsch, R. (2004). Reflective and impulsive determinants of social behavior. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 8, 220-247.
  • Strack , F., & Mussweiler, T. (1997). Explaining the enigmatic anchoring effect: Mechanisms of selective accessibility. Journal of Personality and Social Psycholo­gy, 73, 437-446.
  • Strack, F., Martin, L., & Stepper, S. (1988). Inhibiting and facilitating conditions of the human smile: A non‑obtrusive test of the facial feedback hypothesis. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 54, 768‑777.
  • Strack, F., Schwarz, N., & Gschneidinger, E. (1985). Happiness and reminiscing: The role of time perspective, affect, and mode of thinking. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 49, 1460‑1469.