Social Cognition and Decision Sciences

Prof. Dr. Mandy Hütter


Tel.: +49 7071 29-72978
Fax: +49 7071 29-5899

E-Mail: mandy.huetter[at]

Universität Tübingen
Schleichstr. 4
72076 Tübingen

Visitor adress:

Psychologisches Institut
Schleichstr. 4, Level 5, Room 4508
Consultation hours: by appointment only


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Research Interests

The work of my team focuses on social cognition and decision sciences. I focus on the cognitive processes that underlie attitudes, judgment, and decisions. In particular, I examine to what extent cognitive processes adapt adaptively and flexibly to the context in which they occur. In addition, I am interested in learning and judgment processes that operate under sub-optimal conditions (e.g., distraction, time pressure, and lack of information).


I often address substantive research questions with the help of statistical modeling, which can provide information about the involvement of different cognitive processes or influencing factors in a learning outcome or judgment.

 Key Publications


  • Hütter, M., & Sweldens, S. (in press). Dissociating controllable and uncontrollable effects of affective stimuli on attitudes and consumption. Journal of Consumer Research.
  • Högden, F., Hütter, M., & Unkelbach, C. (in press). Does Evaluative Conditioning depend on awareness? Evidence from a Continuous Flash Suppression paradigm. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition.
  • Gawronski, B., Armstrong, J., Conway, P., Friesdorf, R., & Hütter, M. (2017). Consequences, Norms, and Generalized Inaction in Moral Dilemmas: The CNI Model of Moral Decision-Making. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 113(3), 343-376.
  • Sweldens, S., Tuk, M., & Hütter, M. (2017). How to study consciousness in consumer research. Journal of Consumer Research, 44(2), 266–275.
  • Hütter, M., & Klauer, K. C. (2016). Applying processing trees in social psychology. European Review of Social Psychology, 27, 116-159.
  • Hütter, M., & Ache, F. (2016). Seeking advice: A sampling approach to advice taking. Judgment and Decision Making, 11(4), 401-415.
  • Hütter, M., Kutzner, F., & Fiedler, K. (2014). What is learned from repeated pairings? On the scope and generalizability of evaluative conditioning. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 143(2), 631-643.
  • Hütter, M., & Sweldens, S. (2013). Implicit misattribution of evaluative responses: Contingency-unaware evaluative conditioning requires simultaneous stimulus presentations. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 142(3), 638–643.
  • Hütter, M., Sweldens, S., Stahl, C., Unkelbach, C., & Klauer, K. C. (2012). Dissociating contingency awareness and conditioned attitudes: Evidence of contingency-unaware evaluative conditioning. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 141(3), 539–557.
  • Klauer, K. C., Beller, S., & Hütter, M. (2010). Conditional reasoning in context: A dual-source model of probabilistic inference. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 36(2), 298-323.



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Academic Career

Since 2017

Professor for Social Cognition and Decision Sciences

2013 - 2017

Junior professor for Social Psychology
Head of the Social and Organisational Psychology Department

2010 - 2013

PostDoc at the University of Heidelberg


Stay abroad at the University of Ghent, Belgium

2008 - 2010

PhD at the University of Freiburg

2005 - 2006

Stay abroad at the University of Massachusetts @ Amherst, USA

2002 - 2008

Diploma (Master equivalent) in Psychology at the University of Tübingen