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Robert Böhm
Robert Böhm


I joined the Department of Psychology in 2019 as a Professor in Applied Social Psychology and Behavioral Science at the Copenhagen Personality and Social Psychology research group (CoPSY, I am also affiliated with the Department of Economics and the Copenhagen Center for Social Data Science (SODAS, 

I am interested in the description and prediction of human decisions and behaviors in social interactions. I am particularly intrigued in changing human behaviors related to global challenges, such as preventing conflict and violence, eliminating infectious diseases, and mitigating climate change. My research often has a multidisciplinary perspective, using theories and methods from psychology, economics, evolutionary biology, and related disciplines.


Selected Recent Publications

Habersaat, K., Betsch, C., Danchin, M., Sunstein, C. R., Böhm, R., Falk, A., Brewer, N. T., Omer, S. T., Scherzer, M., Sah, S., Fischer, E. F., Scheel, A. E., Fancourt, D., Kitayama, S., Dubé, E., Leask, J., Dutta, M., MacDonald, N. E., Temkina, A., Lieberoth, A., Jackson, M., Lewandowsky, S., Seale, H., Fietje, N., Schmid, P., Gelfand, M., Korn, L., Eitze, S., Felgendreff, L., Sprengholz, P., Salvi, C., Butler, R. (in press). Ten considerations for effectively managing the COVID-19 transition. Nature Human Behaviour.

Korn, L., Böhm, R., Meier, N., & Betsch, C. (in press). Vaccination as a social contract. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Betsch, C., & Böhm, R. (2018). Moral values do not affect prosocial vaccination. Nature Human Behaviour, 2, 881-882.

Böhm, R., Theelen, M. M. P., Rusch, H., & Van Lange, P. A. M. (2018). Costs, needs, and integration efforts shape helping behavior toward refugees. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 115, 7284-7289.

Pfattheicher, S., & Böhm, R. (2018). Honesty-Humility under threat: Self-uncertainty destroys trust among the nice guys. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 114, 179-194.

Betsch., C., Böhm, R., Korn, L, & Holtmann, C. (2017). On the benefits of explaining herd immunity in vaccine advocacy. Nature Human Behaviour, 1, 0056.

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