Dr. Laura Froehlich

Laura Froehlich Foto: Hardy Welsch

E-Mail: laura.froehlich

Telefon: +49 2331 987-2984

COURSES (BSc Psychology)

  • M4: Introduction to Social Psychology I & II


  • since 04/2015: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Social Psychology, University of 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


  • 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


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


  • 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)



Mehr Informationen

  • Mok, S. Y., Bakac, K., & Froehlich, L. (accepted). 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.
  • Granderath, J. S., Martin, A., Froehlich, L., & Stürmer, S. (2020). 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, 1- 15. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1002/casp.2482
  • Dorrough, A. R., Olsson, M. I. T., Froehlich, L., Glöckner, A., & Martiny, S. E. (2020). 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. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1002/bdm.2208
  • 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. Advance online publication. 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 lndividual‐level predictors of men's support for gender equality in 42 countries. European Journal of Social Psychology. Advance online publication. 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. doi: https://doi.org/10.1177/01461672187809
  • 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. doi: 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. doi: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. doi: 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, 0:1-11. doi: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. DOI: 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. doi: 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. DOI: 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. (2015). 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.

contributions in edited volumes

Mehr Informationen

  • Martiny, S. E., & Froehlich, L. (2020). Ein theoretischer und empirischer Überblick über die Entwicklung von Stereotypen und ihre Konsequenzen im Schulkontext [A theoretical and empirical overview of the development of stereotypes and their consequences in the school context]. In S. Glock & H. Kleen (Eds.). Stereotype in der Schule, 1-32. Berlin: Springer. ISBN 978-3-658-27275-3.
  • 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.

further publications

Mehr Informationen

  • 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.
  • 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.
Sozialpsychologie | 26.09.2020