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Guenter Bierbrauer

Guenter Bierbrauer

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Since 2005, Guenter Bierbrauer has been a visiting professor at the Law Faculty of the University of Lucerne, Switzerland, with a focus on legal psychology and conflict management. Studying with Lee Ross, he earned his Ph.D. in social psychology at Stanford University. He taught at several German universities with a focus on social psychology, legal psychology, and intercultural psychology. Professor Bierbrauer is also a co-founder of the Institute for Migration Research and Intercultural Studies at the University of Osnabrück and was scientific coordinator of a collaborative project on peace and conflict studies in Lower Saxony.

Primary Interests:

  • Aggression, Conflict, Peace
  • Applied Social Psychology
  • Causal Attribution
  • Culture and Ethnicity
  • Group Processes
  • Intergroup Relations
  • Law and Public Policy
  • Political Psychology
  • Prejudice and Stereotyping
  • Social Cognition

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  • Bierbrauer, G. (2005). Sozialpsychologie, 2nd edition (Introduction to social psychology). Stuttgart: Verlag W. Kohlhammer.
  • Bierbrauer et al. (Eds.). (1995). Verfahrensgerechtigkeit (Procedural justice). Koeln: Verlag Otto Schmidt.

Journal Articles:

  • Bierbrauer, G. (1979). Why did he do it? Attribution of obedience and the phenom-enon of dispositional bias. European Journal of Social Psychology, 9, 67-84.
  • Bierbrauer, G., & Klinger, E. W. (2005). The influence of conflict context characteristics on conflict regulation preferences of immigrants. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 36, 340-354.
  • Bierbrauer, G., & Klinger, E. W. (2002). Political ideology, perceived threat, and justice towards immigrants. Social Justice Research, 15, 41-52.
  • Brockner, J., Ackerman, G., Greenberg, J., Gelfand, M. J., Leung, K., & Bierbrauer, G. (2001). Culture and procedural justice: The influence of power distance on reactions of voice. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 37, 300-315.
  • Leung, K., Bond, M. H., Reimel de Carrasquel, S., Yamaguchi, S., Bierbrauer, G., & Singelis, T. (2002). Social axioms: The search for universal dimensions of general beliefs about how the world functions. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 33, 286-302.
  • Ross, L., Bierbrauer, G., & Hoffmann, S. (1976). The role of attribution processes in conformity and dissent. Revisiting the Asch situation. American Psychologist, 31, 148-157.

Other Publications:

  • Bierbrauer, G. (2009). Interkulturelles Verhandeln. (Negotiation across cultures). In F. Haft & K. v. Schlieffen (Eds.), Handbuch Mediation (pp. 433-453) München: C. H. Beck Verlag.
  • Klinger, E. W., & Bierbrauer, G. (2001). Acculturation and conflict regulation of Turkish immigrants in Germany: A social influence perspective. In W. Wosinska, R. B. Cialdini, D. W. Barret & J. Reykowski (Eds.), The practice of social influence in multiple cultures (pp. 189-205). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.

Guenter Bierbrauer
Faculty of Law
University of Lucerne
Hirschengraben 31
6000 Lucerne

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