2022 and in press

Conte, B., Hahnel, U. J. J., & Brosch, T. (2022). From values to emotions: Cognitive appraisal mediates the impact of core values on emotional experience. Emotion. Advance online publication.

Hahnel, U. J. J. & Fell, M. J. (2022). Pricing decisions in peer-to-peer and prosumer-centred electricity markets: Experimental analysis in Germany and the United Kingdom. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 162, 112419.

Herberz, M., Hahnel, U.J.J., & Brosch, T. (2022). Counteracting electric vehicle range concern with a scalable behavioral intervention. Nature Energy, 7(6), 503-510.

Lagomarsino, M., van der Kam, M., Parra, D., & Hahnel, U. J. J. (2022). Do I need to charge right now? Tailored choice architecture design can increase preferences for electric vehicle smart charging. Energy Policy, 162, 112818.

Mertens, S., Herberz, M., Hahnel, U. J. J., & Brosch, T. (2022). The effectiveness of nudging: A meta-analysis of choice architecture interventions across behavioral domains. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 119(1), .

Pena-Bello, A., Parra, D., Herberz, M., Tiefenbeck, V., Patel, M. K., & Hahnel, U. J. J. (2022). Integration of prosumer peer-to-peer trading decisions into energy community modelling. Nature Energy, 7(1), 74-82. 

Spampatti, T., Hahnel, U. J. J., Trutnevyte, E., Brosch, T. (2022). Short and long-term dominance of negative information in shaping public energy perceptions: The case of shallow geothermal systems. Energy Policy, 167, 113070.



Adams, S., Brown, D., Cárdenas Álvarez, J., P., Chitchyan, R., Fell, M. J., Hahnel, U. J. J., Hojckova, K., Johnson, C., Klein, L., Montakhabi, M., Say, K., Singh, A., Watson, N. (2021). Social and Economic Value in Emerging Decentralized Energy Business Models: A Critical Review. Energies, 14, 7864.

Brosch, T. (2021). Affect and emotions as drivers of climate change perception and action: a review. Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences42, 15-21.

Conte, B., Hahnel, U. J. J., & Brosch, T. (2021). The dynamics of humanistic and biospheric altruism in conflicting choice environments. Personality and Individual Differences, 173, 110599.

Cousse, J., Trutnevyte, E., & Hahnel, U. J. J. (2021). Tell me how you feel about it: Affect as a revealing factor for seismic risk perception and public acceptance of geothermal energy. Energy Policy, 158, 1-18.

Dukes, D., Abrams, K., Adolphs, A., Ahmed, M. E., Berridge, K., Brosch, T.,…, & Sander, D. (2021). The rise of affectivism. Nature Human Behavior, 1-5.

Graton, A., Mailliez, M., & Hahnel, U. J. J. (2021). Can reference to COVID-19 improve climate change communication? Investigating the influence of emotions and uncertainty in persuasion messages. Comprehensive Results in Social Psychology.

Herberz, M. (2021). Hat Nudging einen Platz in der Politik? Wie Entscheidungskontexte unvermeidbar Einfluss auf unser Verhalten nehmen. InMind Magazine, 4/2021.

Mahmoodi, J., Hille, S. L., Prasanna, A., Patel, M. K., & Brosch, T. (2021). Using rewards and penalties to promote sustainability: Who chooses incentive-based electricity products and why? Journal of Consumer Behaviour20, 381-398.

Mahmoodi, J., Patel, M. K., & Brosch, T. (2021). Pay Now, Save Later: Using insights from behavioural economics to commit consumers to environmental sustainability. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 76, 101625.

Mumenthaler, C., Renaud, O., Gava, R., & Brosch, T. (2021). The impact of local temperature volatility on attention to climate change: Evidence from Spanish tweets. Global Environmental Change, 69, 102286.

Valkengoed, A., Steg, L., Perlaviciute, G., Schultz, P. W., Brosch, T., Gatersleben, B., Nordlund, A., Pahl, S., Whitmarsh, L. (2021). Theory enhances impact. Reply to: ‘The case for impact-focused environmental psychology’. Journal of Environmental Psychology75, 101597.  



Fell, M. J., Pagel, L., Chen, C., Goldberg, M. H., Herberz, M., Huebner, G., Sareen, S., & Hahnel, U. J. J. (2020). Validity of energy social research during and after COVID-19: challenges, considerations, and responses. Energy Research & Social Science, 68, 1-7.

Hahnel, U.J.J., Chatelain, G., Conte, B., Piana, V. & Brosch, T. (2020). Mental accounting mechanisms in energy decision-making and behaviour. Nature Energy, 1-7.

Hahnel, U.J.J., Mumenthaler, C., Spampatti, T., & Brosch, T. (2020). Ideology as filter: Motivated information processing and decision-making in the energy domain. Sustainability, 12(20), 8429.

Hahnel, U. J. J., Mumenthaler, C., & Brosch, T. (2020) Emotional Foundations of the Public Climate Change Divide. Climatic Change, 161(1), 9-19.

Hahnel, U. J. J., Herberz, M., Peña Bello, A., Parra, D., Brosch, T. (2020). Becoming prosumer: Revealing trading preferences and decision-making strategies in peer-to-peer energy communities. Energy Policy, 137, 111098.

Herberz, M. (2020). Wie viel ist ein Kilogramm CO2? Wie psychologisch fundierte Kommunikation unser Verständnis von Umweltauswirkungen verbessern kann. InMind Magazine, 2/2020.

Herberz, M., Brosch, T., & Hahnel, U.J.J. (2020). Kilo What? Default units increase value sensitivity in joint evaluations of energy efficiency. Judgment and Decision Making, 15(6), 972-988.

Herberz, M., Hahnel, U. J. J., Brosch, T. (2020). The importance of consumer motives for green mobility: A multi-modal perspective. Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, 139,102-118.

Lagomarsino, M., Lemarié, L., & Puntiroli, M. (2020). When saving the planet is worth more than avoiding destruction. The importance of message framing when speaking to egoistic individuals. Journal of Business Research, 118, 162-176.
Mahmoodi, J., Hille, S., Patel, M. K., & Brosch, T. (2020). Using rewards and penalties to promote sustainability: Who chooses incentive‐based electricity products and why?. Journal of Consumer Behaviour.

Mertens, S., Hahnel, U. J. J., & Brosch, T. (2020). This way, please: Uncovering the directional effects of attribute translations on decision making. Judgment and Decision Making, 15(1), 25-46.

Tarditi Joz-Roland, C., Hahnel, U. J. J., Jeanmonod, N., Sander, D., & Brosch, T. (2020). Affective dilemmas: The impact of trait affect and state emotion on sustainable consumption decisions in a social dilemma task. Environment and Behavior. 52(1), 33-59.



Herberz, M., Kacperski, C., & Kutzner, F. (2019). Reducing the time loss bias: Two ways to improved driving safety and energy efficiency. Accident Analysis & Prevention, 131, 8-14.

Hille, S., Weber, S., & Brosch, T. (2019). Consumers' preferences for electricity-saving programs: Evidence from a choice-based conjoint study. Journal of Cleaner Production, 220, 800-815.

Yilmaz, S., Majcen, D., Heidari, M., Mahmoodi, J., Brosch, T., & Patel, M.K. (2019). Analysis of the impact of energy efficiency labelling and potential changes on electricity demand reduction of white goods using a stock model: the case of Switzerland. Applied Energy239, 117-132.



Audrin, C., Brosch, T., Sander, D., & Chanal, J. (2018). More than meets the eye: the impact of materialism on information selection during luxury choices. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 12, 172.

Brosch, T., Stussi, Y., Desrichard, O., & Sander, D. (2018). Not my future? Core values and the neural representation of future events. Cognitive Affective and Behavioral Neuroscience,18, 476-484.

Chatelain, G., Hille, S. L., Sander, D., Patel, M., Hahnel, U. J. J., & Brosch, T. (2018), Feel good, stay green: Positive affect promotes pro-environmental behaviors and mitigates compensatory “mental bookkeeping” effects. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 56, 3–11.

Curtius, H., Hille, S. L., Berger, C., Hahnel, U. J. J., & Wüstenhagen, R. (2018). Shotgun or snowball approach? Accelerating the diffusion of rooftop solar photovoltaics through peer effects and social norms. Energy Policy, 118, 596-602.

Ecker, F., Spada, H., & Hahnel, U. J. J. (2018). Independence without control: Autarky outperforms autonomy benefits in the adoption of private energy storage systems. Energy Policy, 122, 214-228.

Hahnel, U. J. J., & Brosch, T. (2018). Environmental trait affect. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 59, 94-106.

Lagomarsino, M., & Suggs, L. S. (2018). Choosing imagery in advertising healthy food to children: Are cartoons the most effective visual strategy?. Journal of Advertising Research, 58(4), 487-498.

Mahmoodi, J., Hille, S. L., Prasanna, A., Patel, M. K., & Brosch, T. (2018). Combining "carrot and stick" to incentivize sustainability in households. Energy Policy123, 31-40.

Montagrin, A., Sterpenich, V., Brosch, T., Grandjean, D., Armony, J., Ceravolo, L., & Sander, D. (2018). Goal-relevant situations facilitate memory of neutral faces. Cognitive, Affective and Behavioral Neuroscience, 18, 1269-1282.

Prasanna, A., Mahmoodi, J., Brosch, T., & Patel, M. K., (2018). Recent experiences with tariffs for saving electricity in households. Energy Policy,115, 514-522.



Audrin, C., Ceravolo, L., Chanal, J., Brosch, T., Sander, D. (2017). Associating a product with a luxury brand label modulates neural reward processing and favors choices in materialistic individuals. Scientific Reports7, 16176.

Audrin, C., Brosch, T., Chanal, J. & Sander, D. (2017). When symbolism overtakes quality: Materialist consumers disregard product quality when faced with luxury brands. Journal of Economic Psychology, 61, 115-123.

Ecker, F., Hahnel, U. J. J., & Spada, H. (2017). Promoting Decentralized Sustainable Energy Systems in Different Supply Scenarios: The Role of Autarky Aspiration. Frontiers in Energy Research, 5, 14.

Mertens, S., & Brosch, T. (2017). Anstupsen: Nachhaltiges Verhalten dank Green Nudging [Nudging: Sustainable behaviour thanks to green nudging]. Psychoscope, 3, 10–13.

Morosan, L., Badoud, D., Zaharia, A., Brosch, T., Eliez, S., Bateman, A., Heller, P., Debbané, M. (2017). Emotion recognition and perspective taking: A comparison between typical and incarcerated male adolescents. PLoS ONE, 12, e0170646 



Brosch, T., Sander, D., & Patel, M. K. (2016). Behavioral insights for a sustainable energy transition. Frontiers in Energy Research, 4, 15.

Gölz, S., & Hahnel, U.J.J. (2016). What motivates people to use energy feedback systems? A multiple goal approach to predict long-term usage in daily life. Energy Research and Social Science, 21, 155-166.

Hahnel, U. J. J., & Brosch, T. (2016). Seeing green: A perceptual model of identity-based climate change judgments. Psychological Inquiry, 27, 310-318.

Pool, E., Sennwald, V.,Brosch, T. & Sander, D. (2016). Measuring wanting and liking from animals to humans: A systematic review. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, 63, 124-142.

Pool, E., Brosch, T., Delplanque, S., & Sander, D. (2016). Attentional bias for positive emotional stimuli: A meta-analytic investigation. Psychological Bulletin, 142, 79-106.

Sennwald, V., Pool, E., Brosch, T., Delplanque, S., Bianchi-Demicheli, F., & Sander, D. (2016). Emotional attention for erotic stimuli: Cognitive and brain mechanisms. Journal of Comparative Neurology, 524, 1668-1675.



Burger, P., Bezençon, V., Bornemann, B., Brosch, T., Carabias-Hütter, V., Farsi, M., ... & Volland, B. (2015). Advances in understanding energy consumption behavior and the governance of its change-Outline of an integrated framework. Frontiers in Energy Research, 3, 27.

Hahnel, U. J. J., Arnold, O., Waschto, M., Korcaj, L., Hillmann, K., Roser, D., & Spada, H. (2015). The power of putting a label on it: Green labels weigh heavier than contradicting product information for consumers' purchase decisions and post purchase behavior. Frontiers in Psychology, 6, 1392.

Korcaj, L., Hahnel, U. J. J., & Spada, H. (2015). Adoption of residential PV depends on behavior of peers and expected personal gains: A study of German homeowners. Renewable Energy, 75, 407-415.

Stussi, Y., Brosch, T., & Sander, D. (2015). Learning to fear depends on emotion and gaze interaction: The role of self-relevance in fear learning. Biological Psychology, 109, 232-238.

Murray, R.J., Gerrans, P., Brosch, T., Sander, D. (2015). When at rest: ‘event-free’ active inference may give rise to implicit self-models of coping potential. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 38, e114

Pool, E. R., Brosch, T., Delplanque, S., & Sander, D. (2015). Stress increases cue-triggered "Wanting" for sweet reward in humans. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Learning and Cognition, 41(2), 128-13.



Brosch, T., & Sander, D. (2014). Appraising value: The role of universal core values and emotions in decision- making. Cortex, 59, 203-205.

Brosch, T., Patel, M. K., & Sander, D. (2014). Affective influences on energy-related decisions and behaviors. Frontiers in Energy Research, 2, 11.

Hahnel, U. J. J., Ortmann, C., Korcaj, L., & Spada, H. (2014). What is green worth to you? Activating environmental values lowers price sensitivity towards electric vehicles. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 40, 306-319.

Hahnel, U. J. J., Gölz, S., & Spada, H. (2014). How does green suit me? Consumers mentally match perceived product attributes with their domain-specific motives when making green purchase decisions. Journal of Consumer Behaviour, 13, 317-327.

Kubota, J. T., Mojdehbakhsh, R., Raio, C., Brosch, T., Uleman, J. S., & Phelps, E. A. (2014). Stressing the person: Legal and everyday person attributions under stress. Biological Psychology, 103, 117-124.

Fleissner, D., Hahnel, U. J. J., & Gölz, S. (2014). Auswirkungen eines zeitvariablen Tarifes auf Verhalten und Einstellungen von Energiekonsumenten. Umweltpsychologie 18 (1), 20-41.

Murray, R.J., Brosch, T., Sander, D. (2014). The functional profile of the human amygdala in affective processing: insights from intracranial recordings. Cortex, 60, 10-33.

Pool, E. R., Brosch, T., Delplanque, S., & Sander, D. (2014). Where is the chocolate? Rapid spatial orienting toward stimuli associated with primary rewards. Cognition, 130(3), 348-359.



Brosch, T. (2013). On the role of appraisal processes in the construction of emotion. Emotion Review, 5, 369-373.

Brosch, T., Bar-David, E., & Phelps, E. A. (2013). Implicit race bias decreases the similarity of neural representations of black and white faces. Psychological Science, 24, 160-166.

Brosch, T., Schiller, D., Mojdehbakhsh, R., Uleman, J. S., & Phelps, E. A. (2013). Neural mechanisms underlying the integration of situational information into attribution outcomes. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 8, 640- 646.

Bombari, D., Schmid Mast, M., Brosch, T., & Sander, D. (2013). How interpersonal power affects empathic accuracy: Differential roles of mentalizing versus mirroring? Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 7, 375.

Brosch, T., & Sander, D. (2013). Neurocognitive mechanisms underlying value-based decision-making: From core values to economic value. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 7, 398.

Brosch, T., & Sander, D. (2013). The appraising brain: Towards a neuro-cognitive model of appraisal processes in emotion. Emotion Review, 5, 163-168.

Brosch. T., Scherer. K. R., Grandjean, D., & Sander, D. (2013). The impact of emotion on perception, attention, memory, and decision-making. Swiss Med Wkly, 143, w13786.

Hahnel, U. J. J., Gölz, S., & Spada, H. (2013). How accurate are drivers' predictions of their own mobility? Accounting for psychological factors in the development of intelligent charging technology for electric vehicles. Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, 48, 123-131.

Rohbogner, G., Hahnel, U. J. J., Benoit, P., & Fey, S. (2013). Multi-Agent Systems' Asset for Smart Grid Applications. Computer Science and Information Systems, 10(4), 1799-1822.

Montagrin, A., Brosch, T., & Sander, D. (2013). Goal-conduciveness as a key determinant of memory facilitation. Emotion, 13, 622-628.



Brosch, T., & Van Bavel, J. J. (2012). The flexibility of emotional attention: Accessible social identities guide rapid attentional orienting. Cognition, 125, 309-316.

Brosch, T., Coppin, G., Schwartz, S., & Sander, D. (2012). The importance of actions and the worth of an object: Dissociable neural systems representing core values and economic values. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 7, 497-505.

Cunningham, W.A. & Brosch, T. (2012). Motivational salience: Amygdala tuning from traits, needs, values, and goals. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 21, 54-59.

Hahnel, U. J. J., & Hecht, H. (2012). The impact of rear-view mirror distance and curvature on judgements relevant to road safety. Ergonomics, 55(1), 23-36.

Wieser, M. J., & Brosch, T. (2012). Faces in context: A review and systematization of contextual influences on affective face processing. Frontiers in Psychology, 3, 471.



Brosch, T., & Wieser, M. J. (2011). The (non)automaticity of amygdala responses to threat – On the issue of fast signals and slow measures. Journal of Neuroscience, 31, 14451-2.

Brosch, T., Coppin, G., Scherer, K.R., Schwartz, S., & Sander, D. (2011). Generating value(s): Psychological value hierarchies reflect context dependent sensitivity of the reward system. Social Neuroscience, 6, 198-208.

Brosch, T., Pourtois, G., Sander, D., & Vuilleumier, P. (2011). Additive effects of emotional, endogenous, and exogenous attention: Behavioral and electrophysiological evidence. Neuropsychologia, 49, 1779-1787.



Brosch, T., Pourtois, G., & Sander, D. (2010). The perception and categorization of emotional stimuli: A review. Cognition and Emotion, 24(3), 377-400.



Brosch, T., Grandjean, D., Sander, D., & Scherer, K. R. (2009). Cross-modal emotional attention: Affective prosody modulates early sensory stages of visual processing in the cross-modal dot probe task. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 21(9), 1670–1679.

Scherer, K. R., & Brosch, T. (2009). Culture-specific appraisal biases contribute to emotion dispositions. European Journal of Personality, 23, 265-288.



Brosch, T., Grandjean, D., Sander, D., & Scherer, K. R. (2008). Behold the voice of wrath: Cross-modal modulation of visual attention by anger prosody. Cognition, 106, 1497-1503.

Brosch, T., Sander, D., Pourtois, G., & Scherer, K. R. (2008). Beyond fear: Rapid spatial orienting towards emotional positive stimuli. Psychological Science, 19(4), 362-370.



Brosch, T., Sander, D., & Scherer, K. R. (2007). That baby caught my eye... attention capture by infant faces. Emotion, 7(3), 685–689.



Brosch, T., & Sharma, D. (2005). The role of fear-relevant stimuli in visual search: A comparison of phylogenetic and ontogenetic stimuli. Emotion, 5, 360-364.



Helmstaedter, C., Brosch, T., Kurthen, M., & Elger, C. E. (2004). The impact of sex and language dominance on material-specific memory before and after left temporal lobe surgery. Brain, 127,1518-1525.