Dr. Laura Froehlich

Dr. Laura Froehlich Foto: Hardy Welsch

Dr. Laura Froehlich

Junior Research Group Leader "Stereotype Threat", Member of the Executive Board

E-Mail: laura.froehlich

Telefon: +49 2331 987-2984

FernUniversität in Hagen
Universitätsstr. 27 - PRG / Buliding 5 / Room 0A104
58097 Hagen

Research Gate

Laura Froehlich leads the junior research group "Increasing non-traditionals students' performance and social belonging in distance education: a stereotype threat perspective" at the Research Cluster D²L² „Digitalization, Diversity and Lifelong Learning – Consequences for Higher Education“ since April 2021.



The project investigates the influence of ability-related stereotypes on the academic success and social belonging of non-traditional students in digital distance education.

Here you can get more information about the "Stereotype Threat" project

Team Members

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Academic Positions

  • Since 04/2021: Junior Research Group Leader, Research Cluster Digitalization, Diversity and Lifelong Learning (D²L²), FernUniversität in Hagen
  • 04/2015 - 03/2021: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Social Psychology, FernUniversität in Hagen
  • 10/2013 – 01/2014: Research Visit, Kokoro Research Center, University of Kyoto, Japan
  • 01/2012 – 02/2015: Research associate/ PhD student in Research Project funded by the German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF): “Stereotype Threat as a Cause for Underperformance of Immigrant Students in the German Educational System”, University of Konstanz

University Education

  • 2015: PhD in Psychology, University of Konstanz
  • 2011: Diplom in Psychology (equivalent to MSc), University of Hamburg
  • 2006: Vordiplom in Psychology (intermediate examination), University of Bielefeld

Research Interests

  • stereotypes about ethnicity and gender
  • cross-cultural perspectives on social psychology
  • social identity and integration of immigrants in education

Membership in professional Associations

  • European Association of Social Psychology (EASP)
  • International Association of Cross-Cultural Psychology (IACCP)
  • German Psychological Society (DGPs): Social Psychology Section
  • German-Japanese Society for Social Sciences (GJSSS)

Selected Publications

    • Olsson, M. I. T., Froehlich, L., Dorrough, A. R., Glöckner, A., & Martiny, S. E. (accepted). The hers and his of prosociality across 10 countries. British Journal of Social Psychology.
    • Bosson, J. K., Vandello, J. A., Jurek, P., Kosakowska-Berezecka, N., […], Froehlich, L., […], Zukauskiene, R. (2021). Psychometric properties and correlates of precarious manhood beliefs in 62 nations. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology. Advance Online Publication. https://doi.org/10.1177/0022022121997997
    • Granderath, J. S., Martin, A., & Froehlich, L. (2021). The effect of participation in adult education on life satisfaction of immigrants and natives – a longitudinal analysis. Journal of Happiness Studies. Advance Online Publication.https://doi.org/10.1007/s10902-020-00340-7
    • Froehlich, L., Dorrough, A. R., Glöckner, A., & Stürmer, S. (2021). Cultural similarity predicts cross-national social preferences. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 1-13. Advance Online Publication https://doi.org/10.1177/1948550620982704
    • Dorrough, A. R., Olsson, M. I. T., Froehlich, L., Glöckner, A., & Martiny, S. E. (2021). Does she compensate the victim while he punishes the perpetrator? No gender differences in anonymous economic games across 11 nations. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, 34(2), 261-274. https://doi.org/10.1002/bdm.2208
    • Granderath, J. S., Martin, A., Froehlich, L., & Stürmer, S. (2021). Identification through education: Exploring the effects of adult education on national and ethnic identification of people with migration background in Germany. Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology, 31(2), 198-212. https://doi.org/10.1002/casp.2482
    • Mok, S. Y., Bakaç, C., & Froehlich, L. (2020). My family’s goals are also my goals – The relationship between collectivism, utility value, and learning and future career goals of international university students. International Journal for Educational and Vocational Guidance. Advance Online Publication.https://doi.org/10.1007/s10775-020-09447-y
    • Froehlich, L., Olsson, M. I. T., Dorrough, A. R., & Martiny, S. E. (2020). Gender at work across nations: Men and women working in male‐dominated and female‐dominated occupations are differentially associated with agency and communion. Journal of Social Issues, 76(3), 484-511. https://doi.org/10.1111/josi.12390
    • Kosakowska‐Berezecka, N., Besta, T., Bosson, J. K., Jurek, P., Vandello, J. A., Best, D. L.,[…], Froehlich, L., […], Žukauskienė, R. (2020). Country‐level and individual‐level predictors of men's support for gender equality in 42 countries. European Journal of Social Psychology, 50, 1276-1291. https://doi.org/10.1002/ejsp.2696
    • Martiny, S. E., Froehlich, L., Soltanpanah, J., & Haugen, M. S. (2020). Young immigrants in Norway: The role of national and ethnic identity in immigrants’ integration. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, 62(2), 312-324. https://doi.org/10.1111/sjop.12594
    • Froehlich, L., Martiny, S. E., & Deaux, K. (2020). A longitudinal investigation of the ethnic and national identities of children with migration background in Germany. Social Psychology, 51(2), 91–105. https://doi.org/10.1027/1864-9335/a000403
    • Froehlich, L., & Schulte, I. (2019). Warmth and competence stereotypes about immigrant groups in Germany. PloS One, 14(9), e0223103. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0223103
    • Stürmer, S., Rohmann, A., Froehlich, L., & van der Noll, J. (2019). Muslim immigration, critical events and the seeds of majority members’ support for radical responses: An interactionist perspective. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 45(1), 133-145.https://doi.org/10.1177/0146167218780989
    • Froehlich, L., Mok, S. Y., Martiny, S. E., & Deaux, K. (2018). Stereotype threat effects for Turkish-origin immigrants in Germany: Taking stock of cumulative research evidence. European Educational Research Journal, 1-25. https://doi.org/10.1177/1474904118807539
    • Arpin, S.N.*, Froehlich, L.*, Lantian, A.*, Rudert, S.*, & Stelter, M.* (2017). When “we” or “they” exclude others: Attributing and evaluating ostracism observed in ingroups and outgroups. Comprehensive Results in Social Psychology, 29, 1-23. https://doi.org/10.1080/23743603.2017.1358477. * All authors have contributed equally and are listed in alphabetical order.
    • Mok, S. Y., Martiny, S. E., Gleibs, I. H., Deaux, K., Froehlich, L. (2017). The interaction of vertical collectivism and stereotype activation on the performance of Turkish-origin high school students. Learning and Individual Differences, 56, 76-84. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.lindif.2017.05.002
    • Martiny, S. E., Froehlich, L., Deaux, K., & Mok, S. Y. (2017). Defining ethnic, national and dual identities: Structure, antecedents, and consequences of multiple social identities of Turkish-origin high-school students in Germany. Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology, 27(5), 400-410. https://doi.org/10.1002/casp.2318
    • Froehlich, L., Martiny, S. E., Deaux, K., Goetz, T., & Mok, S. Y. (2016). Being smart or getting smarter: Implicit theories of intelligence moderate stereotype threat and stereotype lift effects. British Journal of Social Psychology, 55, 564-587. https://doi.org/10.1111/bjso.12144
    • Mok, S. Y., Martiny, S. E., Gleibs, I. H., Keller, M. M., & Froehlich, L. (2016). The relationship between ethnic classroom composition on Turkish-origin and German students’ reading performance and sense of belonging. Frontiers in Psychology, 7. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2016.01071
    • Froehlich, L., Martiny, S. E., Deaux, K., & Mok, S. Y. (2016). “It’s their responsibility, not ours” –Competence stereotypes and causal attributions for immigrants’ academic underperformance. Social Psychology, 47, 74-86. https://doi.org/10.1027/1864-9335/a000260
    • Martiny, S. E., Gleibs, I. H., Parks-Stamm, E. J., Martiny-Huenger, T., Froehlich, L., Harter, A.-L., & Roth, J. (2015). Dealing with negative stereotypes in sports: The role of cognitive anxiety when multiple identities are activated in sensoriomotor tasks. Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology, 37, 379-392. http://dx.doi.org/10.1123/jsep.2014-0284
    • Martiny, S. E., Mok, S. Y., Deaux, K., & Froehlich, L. (2014). Effects of activating negative stereotypes about Turkish-origin students on performance and identity management in German high schools. International Review of Social Psychology, 3, 205-225. ISSN 0992-986X.
    • Martiny, S. E., & Froehlich, L. (2020). Ein theoretischer und empirischer Überblick über die Entwicklung von Stereotypen und ihre Konsequenzen im Schulkontext. In S. Glock & H. Kleen (Eds.), Stereotype in der Schule (pp. 1–32). Wiesbaden: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-658-27275-3_1
    • Martiny, S. E., & Froehlich, L. (2018). Integration durch Bildung? Eine sozialpsychologische Analyse vorhandener Hindernisse für Geflüchtete und Jugendliche mit Migrationshintergrund im deutschen Bildungssystem [Integration via education? A social-psychological analysis of obstacles for refugees and immigrants in the German educational system].In A. Rohmann & S. Stürmer (Eds.). Beiträge zur angewandten Psychologie: Die Flüchtlingsdebatte in Deutschland – Sozialpsychologische Perspektiven [Contributions to applied psychology: The refugee debate in Germany – Social-psychological perspectives] (pp. 107-126). Berlin: Peter Lang.
    • Zinke, N., Stürmer, S., & Froehlich, L. (2016). Validierung einer deutschsprachigen Skala zur multidimensionalen Erfassung von interkulturellen Kompetenzen in der universitären Ausbildung.[Validation of a German-language scale of multicultural competencies in university education]. In M. Krämer, S. Preiser, & K. Brusdeylins (Eds). Tagungsband Psychologiedidaktik und Evaluation XI, 349-358, Herzogenrath: Shaker. ISBN: 978-3-8440-4856-8.
    • Slavchova, V., Froehlich, L., Stürmer, S. (2018). Die Liebe zu anderen Kulturen. Eine deutschsprachige Skala zur Erfassung von Allophilie (ALLO-15). Zusammenstellung sozialwissenschaftlicher Items und Skalen. doi:10.6102/zis254
    • Froehlich, L. (2016). Trust and risk in changing societies. 13th Meeting of the German-Japanese Society for Social Sciences (GJSSS). ASIEN – The German Journal of Contemporary Asia, 138, 155-157. ISSN 0721-5231.
    • Froehlich, L., Martiny, S.E., Uchida, Y., Deaux, K., Mok, S.Y., & Trommsdorff, G. (2015). Negative competence-related stereotypes as a risk for academic underperformance and underrepresentation of negatively stereotyped group members. In M. Kobayashi, G. Trommsdroff, & C. Hommerich (Eds.).Proceedings of the 13th Meeting of the German-Japanese Society for Social Sciences (pp. 250-252). Tokyo, Japan: Deutsches Institut für Japanstudien (DIJ, German Institute for Japanese Studies).
    • Mok, S. Y., Froehlich, L., & Scholz, C. (2015). Leistungsminderung durch negative Stereotype im Schulkontext [Performance reduction through negative stereotypes in education]. Lehren & Lernen, 41, 28-31. ISSN 0341-8294 Villingen-Schwenningen: Neckar-Verlag GmbH.