Prof. Dr. Aileen Oeberst

Aileen Oeberst Foto: Volker Wiciok

E-Mail: aileen.oeberst

Telefon: +49 2331 987-4613

Sprechzeiten: nach Vereinbarung

Raum: Gebäude 5 / B 114

Akademischer Werdegang

  • Seit 03 / 2019, Professorin für Psychologie and der FernUniversität Hagen
  • Seit 04 / 2017 Leiterin der Forschungsgruppe „Collaborative Biases“ (IWM, Tübingen)
  • 2016 – 2019 Junior-Professorin für Forensische Psychologie, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
  • 2011 – 2016 Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin (PostDoc) am Leibniz Institut für Wissensmedien Tübingen
  • 2008 – 2011 Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin (Sozialpsychologie), Universität Osnabrück
  • 2005 – 2008 Promotionsstipendiatin im DFG-geförderten Graduiertenkolleg „Integrative Kompetenzen und Wohlbefinden“, Universität Osnabrück [06/2006-05/2007 Elternzeit]


  • Verzerrungen in der Informationsverarbeitung
  • Medienrepräsentation (von Ereignissen, Verbrechen, Kriminellen)
  • Kollektive Erinnerungen
  • Erkennung und Umkehrung sozialer Einflüsse auf das Gedächtnis
  • Glaubhaftigkeitsbegutachtung


Publikationen (Auswahl)

Komplettes Publikationsverzeichnis (PDF 197 KB)

  • Meuthen, D. & Oeberst, A. (2022). Does word order predict ethnocentric helping behavior? Results of a ‘lost letter’ field experiment in Berlin. Journal of Articles in Support of the Null-Hypothesis, 18, 57-66.

  • Meuer, M., Imhoff, R., & Oeberst, A. (accepted). Believe it or not – No support for an effect of providing explanatory or threat-related information on conspiracy theories’ credibility. International Review of Social Psychology, 34, 1-13.

  • Meuer, M., von der Beck, I., Nestler, S., & Oeberst, A. (in press). What drives increases in hindsight impressions after the reception of biased media content? Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied.

    Meuer, M., Nestler, S., & Oeberst, A. (in press). Debiasing Media Articles – Reducing Hindsight Bias in the Production of Written Work. Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition.

  • Oeberst, A., Wachendörfer, M., Imhoff, R., & Blank, H. (2021). Rich false memories of autobiographical events can be reversed. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America,
    (13), e2026447118

  • Alvarez, G., Oeberst, A., Cress, U. & Ferrari, L. (2020). Discourse analysis of ingroup bias in English and Spanish Wikipedia articles about international conflicts. Discourse, Context, & Media, 35, 100391.

  • Oeberst, A., von der Beck, I., Ihme, T. A., Matschke, C., & Cress, U. (2020). Collectively biased representations of the past: Ingroup bias in Wikipedia articles about inter-group conflicts. British Journal of Social Psychology, 59, 791-818.

  • Oeberst, A., von der Beck, I., Cress, U., & Nestler, S. (2020). Wikipedia outperforms individuals when it comes to hindsight bias. Psychological Research, 84, 1517-1527.
  • Greving, H., Kimmerle, J., Oeberst, A., & Cress, U. (2019). Emotions in Wikipedia: The role of intended negative events in the epression of sadness and anger in online peer production. Behavior & Information Technology, 38, 796-806.
  • von der Beck, I., Cress, U., & Oeberst, A. (2019). Is there hindsight bias without real hindsight? Conjectures are sufficient to elicit hindsight bias. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, 25, 88-99.
  • Oeberst, A., & Matschke, C. (2019). Black sheep are not black in Wikipedia. Comparing descriptions of perpetrators in the language version of the perpetrator in-group to other (out-group) language versions. Journal of Articles in Support of the Null-Hypothesis, 15, 107-120.
  • Greving, H., Oeberst, A., Kimmerle, J., & Cress, U. (2018). Emotional content in Wikipedia articles on negative man-made and nature-made events. Journal of Language and Social Psychology, 37, 267-287.
  • Oeberst, A., de Vreeze, J., & Cress, U. (2018). The norm of neutrality in collaborative knowledge construction: A comparison between Wikipedia and the extreme right-wing Metapedia. In O. Zlatkin-Troitschanskaia, G. Wittum & A. Dengel (Eds). Positive Learning in the Age of Information (PLATO) – A blessing or a curse? (S. 209-219). Wiesbaden: Springer.
  • Oeberst A., von der Beck, I., Cress, U., Back, M. D., & Nestler, S. (2018). Biases in the production and reception of collective knowledge: The case of hindsight bias in Wikipedia. Psychological Research, 82, 1010-1026.
  • Oeberst, A. & Matschke, C. (2017). Word order and world order. Titles of intergroup conflicts may increase ethnocentrism by mentioning the in-group first. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 146, 672-690.
  • Lamberty, P., Hellmann, J. H., & Oeberst, A. (2017). The winner knew it all? Conspiracy beliefs and hindsight perspective after the 2016 US general election. Personality and Individual Differences, 123, 236-240.
  • von der Beck, I., Oeberst, A., Nestler, S., & Cress, U. (2017). Cultural interpretations of the past. Hindsight bias after reading Wikipedia articles in a cross-cultural sample. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 31, 315-325.
  • Oeberst, A. & Goeckenjan, I. (2016). When being wise after the event results in injustice: Evidence for hindsight bias in judges’ negligence assessments. Psychology, Public Policy, and Law, 22, 271-279.
  • Oeberst, A., Kimmerle, J., & Cress, U. (2016). What is knowledge? How is it constructed and who possesses it? The need for a new answer to old questions. In: U. Cress, H. Jeong, & J. Moskaliuk (Eds). Mass collaboration and education. Springer.
  • Oeberst, A. & Lindner, I. (2015). Unannounced memory tests are not necessarily unexpected by participants. Test expectation and its consequences in the repeated test paradigm. Cognitive Processing, 16, 269-278.
  • Oeberst, A., & Wu, S. (2015). Interrogative compliance and self-construal: Intra- and cross-cultural evidence. Personality and Individual Differences, 85, 50-55.
  • Oeberst, A. (2015). How good are future lawyers in judging the accuracy of reminiscent details? The estimation-observation gap in eyewitness accounts. European Journal of Psychology Applied to Legal Context, 7, 73-79.
  • Kimmerle, J., Moskaliuk, J., Oeberst, A., & Cress, U. (2015). Learning and knowledge construction with social media. Educational Psychologist, 50, 120-137.
  • Oeberst, A., von der Beck, I., & Nestler, S. (2014). Reading about explanations enhances perceptions of inevitability and foreseeability. A cross-cultural study with Wikipedia articles. Cognitive Processing, 15, 343-349.
  • Oeberst, A., Halatchliyski, I., Kimmerle, J., & Cress, U. (2014). Knowledge Construction in Wikipedia: A Systemic-Constructivist Analysis. Journal of the Learning Sciences, 23, 149-176.
  • Oeberst, A. & Blank, H. (2012). Undoing suggestive influence: The reversibility of the misinformation effect. Cognition, 125, 141-159.

  • Oeberst, A. (2012). If anything else comes to mind… better keep it to yourself? Delayed recall is discrediting – unjustifiably. Law and Human Behavior, 36, 366-374.