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The Forecasting Collaborative (2022). Insights into the accuracy of social scientists’ forecasts of societal change. Nature Human Behaviour.

Gollwitzer, A., Martel, C., Heinecke, A., & Bargh, J. A. (2022). Deviancy Aversion and Social Norms. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin.

Oettingen, G., Gollwitzer, A., Jung, J., & Olcaysoy Okten, I. (2022). Misplaced Certainty in the Context of Conspiracy Theories. Current Opinion in Psychology.  

Gollwitzer, A., Olcaysoy Okten, I., Osorio Pizarro, A., & Oettingen, G. (2022). Discordant Knowing:
A Social Cognitive Structure Underlying Fanaticism. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General

Marshall, J., Gollwitzer*, A., Mermin-Bunnell, N., & Mandalaywala, P. (2022). The role of status in the early emergence of pro-White bias in rural Uganda. Developmental Science.

*shared first-authorship

Marshall, J., Gollwitzer, A., Mermin-Bunnell, N., Shinomiya, M., Retelsdorf, J., & Bloom, P. (2022). How development and culture shape intuitions about prosocial obligations. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General.

Okten, I. O., Gollwitzer, A., & Oettingen, G. (2022). When Knowledge is Blinding: The Dangers of Being Certain About the Future. Personality and Individual Differences.

Marshall, J., Gollwitzer, A., & Bloom, P. (2022). Why do children and adults think other people punish? Developmental Psychology.

Gollwitzer, A., Mcloughlin, K., Martel, C., Marshall, J., Höhs, J.M., & Bargh, J.A. (2021). Linking Self-Reported Social Distancing to Real-World Behavior During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Social Psychological and Personality Science.  

Gollwitzer, A., Martel, C., Brady, W.J., Pärnamets, P., Freedman, I.G., Knowles, E.D., & Van Bavel, J.J. (2020). Partisan differences in physical distancing are linked to health outcomes during the COVID-19 pandemic. Nature Human Behaviour.

Olcaysoy Okten, I., Gollwitzer, A., & Oettingen, G. (2020). Gender differences in preventing the spread of coronavirus. Behavioral Science & Policy.

Gollwitzer, A., Martel, C., Bargh, J. A. & Chang, S. W. C. (2020). Aversion towards simple broken patterns predicts moral judgment. Personality and Individual Differences.

Underberg, J.E., Gollwitzer, A., Oettingen, G., & Gollwitzer, P.M. (2020). The best words: Linguistic indicators of grandiose narcissism in politics. Journal of Language and Social Psychology.

Gollwitzer, A., Marshall, J., & Bargh, J.A. (2020). Pattern deviancy aversion predicts prejudice via a dislike of statistical minorities. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General.

Gollwitzer, A., Martel, C., McPartland, J., & Bargh, J.A. (2019). Commentary: Reply to Taylor et al.: Acknowledging the multidimensionality of autism when predicting social psychological skill. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Gollwitzer, A., Martel, C., McPartland, J., & Bargh, J.A. (2019). Autism spectrum traits predict higher social psychological skill. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.


Gollwitzer, A., & Oettingen, G. (2019). Paradoxical knowing: A shortcut to knowledge and its antisocial correlates. Social Psychology.

Marshall, J., Gollwitzer, A., Wynn, K., & Bloom, P. (2019). The development of corporal third-party punishment. Cognition, 190, 221-229.  

Gollwitzer, A., & Clark, M. S. (2019). Anxious attachment as an antecedent of people's aversion towards pattern deviancy. European Journal of Social Psychology.


Gollwitzer, A., & Bargh, J. A. (2018). Social psychological skill and its correlates. Social Psychology. 

Gollwitzer, A., Wilczynska, M., & Jaya, E. S. (2018).  Targeting the link between loneliness and paranoia

via an interventionist-causal model framework. Psychiatry  Research

Marshall, J., Gollwitzer, A., & Santos, L. R. (2018). Does altercentric interference rely on mentalizing? Results from two level-1 perspective-taking tasks. PloS one.  

Gollwitzer, A., Marshall, J., Wang, Y., & Bargh, J. A. (2017). Relating pattern deviancy aversion to stigma and prejudice. Nature Human Behavior

Gollwitzer, A., Schwörer, B., Stern, C., Gollwitzer, P. M., & Bargh, J. A. (2017). Up and down regulation of a highly automatic process: Implementation intentions can both increase and decrease social projection. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 70, 19-26.


Jaya, E. S., Hillmann, T. E., Reininger, K. M., Gollwitzer, A., & Lincoln, T. M. (2016). Loneliness and psychotic symptoms: The mediating role of depression. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 1-11.​

Weinreich, A., & Gollwitzer, A. (2016). Automaticity and affective responses in valence transfer: Insights from the crossmodal auditory-visual paradigm. Psychology of Music. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/0305735615626519


Duckworth, A. L., Kirby, T. A., Gollwitzer, A., & Oettingen, G. (2013). From fantasy to action: Mental Contrasting with Implementation Intentions (MCII) improves academic performance in children. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 4, 745-753.


Gollwitzer, A., Oettingen, G., Kirby, T., Duckworth, A. L., & Mayer, D. (2011). Mental contrasting facilitates academic performance in school children. Motivation and Emotion, 35, 403-412.​

*Disclaimer: Electronic versions of papers are provided as a professional courtesy to ensure timely dissemination of academic work for individual, noncommercial purposes. Copyright (and all rights therein) resides with the respective copyright holders, as stated within each paper. These files may not be reposted without permission of the copyright holder. Anton Gollwitzer asserts no COI on any of these publications. 

Non Peer-Reviewed Publications

Gollwitzer, A. (2018).  Social media use relates to perceiving the United States as more politically polarized. Social Science Research Network. Available at:

Gollwitzer, A. (2018). The role of age in plea bargain decision making. Social Science Research Network. Available at:

Anton Gollwitzer

I am an Assistant Professor at the BI Norwegian Business School in Oslo, Norway and an Associate Research Scientist at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin, Germany. Broadly speaking, I research psychological processes and human behavior, with a particular focus on non-normative behaviors. Recent topics include people's perceptions of social outliers, what drives fanaticism, and the sharing of misinformation and propaganda.   

I received my PhD at Yale University in 2021. Prior to that, I completed degrees in Computer Science and Psychology at New York University. 


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