The research focuses mainly on the role of emotions (and its interplay with cognitions) in judgments and decision making. This includes projects on information processing underlying prosocial behavior (e.g. charitable giving, humanitarian aid, sustainability), risk perception, organizational behavior, and economic decision making. We use an experimental and often interdisciplinary approach to address basic theoretical questions as well as applied societal challenges.
Khalid, A. S., & Dickert, S. (2022). Empathy at the Gates: Reassessing Its Role in Moral Decision Making. Frontiers in Psychology, 13.
Caserotti, M., Vacondio, M., Maze, M., & Priolo, G. (2022). Look Behind Me! Highly Informative Picture Backgrounds Increase Stated Generosity Through Perceived Tangibility, Impact, and Warm Glow. Frontiers in Psychology, 13.
Ceschi, A., Costantini, A., Dickert, S., Scalco, A., Mas., E., & Sartori, R. (in press). Testing a norm-based policy for waste management: An agent-based modeling simulation on nudging recycling behavior. Journal of Environmental Management.
Vacondio, M., Priolo, G., Dickert, S., & Bonini, N. (2021). Worry, Perceived Threat and Media Communication as Predictors of Self-Protective Behaviors During the COVID-19 Outbreak in Europe. Frontiers in Psychology. 12:577992.
Thürridl, C., Kamleitner, B., Ruzeviciute, R., Süssenbach, S., & Dickert, S. (2020). From Happy Consumption to Possessive Bonds: When Positive Affect Increases Psychological Ownership for Brands. Journal of Business Research, 107, 89-103.
Bjälkebring, P., Henning, G., Västfjäll, D., Dickert, S., Bremer, Y., Buratti, S., Hansson, I., & Johansson, B. (2020). Helping out or helping yourself? Volunteering and life satisfaction across the retirement transition. Psychology & Aging.
Erlandsson, A., Lindkvist, A., Lundkvist, K., Andersson, P., Dickert, S., Slovic, P., & Västfjäll, D. (2020). Moral preferences in helping dilemmas expressed by matching and forced choice. Judgment and Decision Making, 14, 452-475.
Rubaltelli, R., Hysenbelli, D., Dickert, S., Mayorga, M. & Slovic, P. (2020). Asymmetric cost and benefit perceptions in willingness-to-donate decisions. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making.
Hagman, W., Erlandsson, A., Dickert, S., Tinghög, G. & Västfjäll, D. (2019). The effect of paternalistic alternatives on attitudes toward default nudges. Behavioral Public Policy, 1-24.
Dickert, S., Ashby, N., & Dickert, A. (2018). Trading under the influence: The effects of psychological ownership on economic decision making. In J. Peck & S.B. Shu (Eds.), Psychological Ownership and Consumer Behavior. (pp.145-163). Cham: Springer.
Ceschi, A., Costantini, A., Dickert, S., & Sartori, R. (2017). The impact of occupational rewards on risk taking among managers. Journal of Personnel Psychology, 16, 104-111.
Dickert, S., Kleber, J., Västfjäll, D., & Slovic, P. (2016). Mental imagery, impact, and affect: A mediation model for charitable giving. Plos ONE, 11:e0148274.
Ceschi, A., Sartori, R., Dickert, S., & Costantini, A. (2016). Grit or Honesty-Humility? New insights into the moderating role of personality between the health impairment process and counterproductive work behavior. Frontiers in Psychology. 7:1799.
Dickert, S., Västfjäll, D., Kleber, J., & Slovic, P. (2015). Scope Insensitivity: The Limits of Intuitive Valuation of Human Lives in Public Policy. Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition, 4, 248-255.
Dickert, S., Västfjäll, D., Mauro, R. & Slovic, P. (2015). The Feeling of Risk: Implications for risk perception and communication. In H. Cho, T. Reimer, & K. A. T. McComas (Eds), The SAGE Handbook of Risk Communication (pp. 41-54). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage
Dickert, S., Sagara, N., & Slovic, P. (2011). Affective motivations to help others: A two-stage model of donation decisions. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, 24, 361-376.
Dickert, S., & Slovic, P. (2009). Attentional mechanisms in the generation of sympathy. Judgment and Decision Making, 4, 297-306.