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Piotr Winkielman


I study the interplay between emotion, cognition, embodiment and consciousness, particularly in the domain of social cognition.  Specifically, I am exploring unconscious affect, affective influences on decisions, and embodiment of affective processing.  I am also investigating the role of cognitive feelings, such as processing fluency or recall difficulty in a variety of judgments, ranging from attractiveness to memory. My work draws on a variety of psychological methods, including those of social neuroscience. Please see my lab page (here) for more details and the current list of publications.
  • Winkielman, P., Coulson, S., & Niedenthal, P. (2018). Dynamic grounding of emotion concepts. Proceedings of Royal Society B.
  • Carr, E.W., Huber, D.E., Pecher, D., Zeelenberg, R., Halberstadt, J., & Winkielman, P. (2017). The ugliness-in-averageness effect: Tempering the warm glow of familiarity.  Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 112, 787–812.
  • Winkielman, P., Niedenthal, P., Wielgosz, J., Eelen, J., & Kavanagh, L. C. (2015). Embodiment of cognition and emotion. In M. Mikulincer, P. R. Shaver, E. Borgida, & J. A. Bargh (Eds.), APA handbook of personality and social psychology, Vol. 1. Attitudes and social cognition (pp. 151-175). APA, Washington, DC.
  • Winkielman, P. & Schooler, J. (2012). Conscious, metaconscious, and the unconscious. In S. T. Fiske & C.N. Macrea, (Eds.), The Sage Handbook of Social Cognition (pp. 54-74). Sage, Los Angeles
  • Winkielman, P., Huber, D.E., Kavanagh, L. & Schwarz, N. (2012). Fluency of consistency: When thoughts fit nicely and flow smoothly. In B. Gawronski & F. Strack (Eds.), Cognitive consistency: A fundamental principle in social cognition (pp 89-111). New York: Guilford Press.
  • Winkielman, P., Berridge, K., & Sher, S. (2011). Emotion, consciousness, and social behavior. In J. Decety & J. T. Cacioppo (Eds.), Handbook of Social Neuroscience (pp 195-211). Oxford University Press.

Updated April 2018