Prof. Dr. Dirk Wentura


Universität des Saarlandes
FR Psychologie

Campus A2 4
D-66123 Saarbrücken

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Wentura, D., Messeh, L. & Wirth, B. E. (in press). Attentional bias towards happy faces in the dot-probe paradigm: It depends on which task is used. Cognition and Emotion.   Author

Wentura, D., Gurbuz, E., Paulus, A., & Rohr, M. (in press). Emotional face expressions and group membership: Does affective mismatch induce conflict? Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and PerformanceAuthor


Müller, P. & Wentura, D. (2023). Undeserved reward but not inevitable loss biases attention: Personal control moderates evaluative attentional biases in the additional-singleton paradigm. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 76 (4), 888-904.  doi: 10.1177/17470218221099125   PDF

Folyi, T., Rohr, M. & Wentura, D. (2023). When emotions cannot be efficiently used to guide attention: Flexible, goal-relevant utilization of facial emotions is hindered by social anxiety. Behavior Research and Therapy, 162, 1-14.  doi: 10:1016/j.brat.2023.104254   PDF

Gurbuz, E., Paulus, A. & Wentura, D. (2023). Involuntary evaluation of others' emotional expressions depends on the expresser’s group membership.  Further evidence for the social message account from the Extrinsic Affective Simon Task. British Journal of Social Psychology. 62(2), 1056-1075.  doi: 10.1111/bjso.12619   PDF

Kiefer, M., Harpaintner, M., Rohr, M. & Wentura, D. (2023). Assessing subjective prime awareness on a trial-by-trial basis interferes with masked semantic priming effects. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 49(2), 269-283.  doi: 1037/xlm0001228   PDF

Schäfer, S., Wentura, D., Singh, T., & Frings, C. (2023). The functional self: The minimal self-concept is protected against negative content. Experimental Psychology, 70(2), 81-95.   PDF

Wirth, B. E. & Wentura, D. (2023). Not lie detection but stereotypes: Response priming reveals a gender bias in facial trustworthiness evaluations. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 104, 1-10.  doi: 10.1016/j.jesp2022.104406   PDF


Rohr, M., Degner, J. & Wentura, D. (2022). Emotion misattribution from complex scene pictures: Evidence for affective processing beyond valence. Emotion, 22, 1208-1223. doi: 10.1037/emo0000901   PDF

Rohr, M., & Wentura, D. (2022). How emotion relates to language and cognition, seen through the lenses of evaluative priming paradigms. Frontiers in Psychology, 13, 911068 (Part of the Research Topic How Emotion Relates to Language, Memory, and Cognition)
doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2022.911068

Scherer, D. & Wentura, D. (2022). Effects of evaluative homogeneity in working memory. Acta Psychologica, 230, Article 103752. doi: 10.1016/j.actpsy.2022.103752

Wentura, D. & Paulus, A. (2022). Social message account or processing conflict account – which processes trigger approach/avoidance reaction to emotional expressions of in- and out-group members? Frontiers in Psychology, 13, 885668(Part of theResearch Topic The Interpersonal Effects of Emotions: The Influence of Facial Expressions on Social Interactions)
doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2022.885668


Rohr, M., & Wentura, D. (2021). Degree and Complexity of Non-conscious Emotional Information Processing – A Review of Masked Priming Studies. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 15. doi:10.3389/fnhum.2021.689369


Folyi, T., Rohr, M. & Wentura, D. (2020). When emotions guide your attention in line with a context-specific goal: Rapid utilization of visible and masked emotional faces for anticipatory attentional orienting. Emotion, 20, 1206-1224.   PDF   Author

Rothermund, K., Grigutsch, L. A., Jusepeitis, A., Koranyi, N., Meissner, F., Müller, F., Urban, M, & Wentura, D. (2020). Research with implicit measures: Suggestions for a new agenda of sub-personal psychology, Social Cognition (special issue), 38, S243-263.   PDF

Schäfer, S., Wentura, D., & Frings, C. (2020). Creating a network of importance: The particular effects of self-relevance on stimulus processing. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 82, 3750-3766.   PDF

Schwedes, C., Scherer D.  & Wentura, D. (2020). Manipulating the depth of processing reveals the relevance of second eye fixations for recollection but not familiarity, 84, 2237-2247.  PDF Author

Wirth, B. E. & Wentura, D. (2020). It occurs after all: Attentional bias towards happy faces in the dot-probe task. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 82, 2463–2481. PDF


Folyi, T. & Wentura, D. (2019). Involuntary sensory enhancement of gain- and loss-associated tones: A general relevance principle. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 183, 11-26.   PDF

Paulus, A., Renn, K. & Wentura, D. (2019). One plus one is more than two: The interactive influence of group membership and emotional facial expressions on the modulation of the affective startle reflex. Biological Psychology, 142, 140-146.  PDF

Schäfer, S., Wentura, D., Pauly, M. & Frings, C. (2019). The natural egocenter: An experimental account of locating the self. Consciousness and Cognition,74, 102775.  PDF

Schwedes, C. & Wentura, D. (2019). The relevance of the first two eye fixations for recognition memory processes. Memory, 27, 792-806.   PDFAuthor

Wentura, D. (2019). Cognition and emotion: On paradigms and metaphors. Cognition & Emotion (Special Issue “Horizons in Cognition & Emotion research”), 33, 85-93. PDF

Wentura, D. & Rohr, M. (2019). The PC-AMP: Adding performance-control trials to the affect misattribution procedure as a potential way to minimize unwanted processing strategies. Social Cognition, 37, 443-467.   PDF

Wirth, B. E. & Wentura, D. (2019). Attentional bias towards angry faces is moderated by the activation of a social processing mode in the general population. Cognition & Emotion, 33, 1317-1329.   PDF


Mahr, A. & Wentura, D. (2018). Does a “stoplight!” improve processing a stoplight? Cross-modal influences of time-compressed spoken denotations on automotive icon classification. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, 24, 92-107. PDF

Paulus, A. & Wentura, D. (2018). Implicit evaluations of faces depend on emotional expression and group membership. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 77, 143-154.   PDF

Rohr, M., Folyi, T. & Wentura, D. (2018). Emotional misattribution: Facial muscle responses partially mediate behavioral responses in the emotion misattribution procedure. Psychophysiology, 55, e13202. PDF

Scherer, D. & Wentura, D. (2018). Combining the post-cue task and the perceptual identification task to assess parallel activation and mutual facilitation of related primes and targets. Experimental Psychology, 65, 84-97. PDF

Wentura, D., Müller, P., Rothermund, K., & Voss, A. (2018). Counter-regulation in affective attentional biases: Evidence in the additional singleton paradigm. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 71, 1209-1218. PDF

Wentura, D. & Rohr, M. (2018). Emotion-specific priming effects with marginally perceptible facial expression primes: Evidence from the “leave-one-out” paradigm. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 44, 1946-1969. PDF

Wirth, B. E. & Wentura, D. (2018). Attentional bias to threat in the general population is contingent on target competition, not on attentional control settings. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 71, 975-988. PDF

Wirth, B. E. & Wentura, D. (2018). Furious snarling: Teeth-exposure and anxiety-related attentional bias towards angry faces. PLoS ONE, 13, e0207695. Link


De Paula Couto, M. C. P., & Wentura, D. (2017). The go/no-go priming task: automatic evaluation and categorization beyond response interference. Cognition & EmotionPDF

Folyi, T. & Wentura, D. (2017). Fast and automatic evaluation of emotional sounds: evidence from brief segment ratings and the affective Simon task. Cognition & Emotion, 31, 312-324. PDF

Kiefer, M., Liegel, N., Zovko, M., & Wentura, D. (2017). Mechanisms of masked evaluative priming: Task sets modulate behavioral and electrophysiological priming for picture and words differentially. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience. PDF

Rohr, M.,Tröger, J., Michely, N., Uhde, A., & Wentura, D. (2017). Recognition memory for low and high frequency-filtered emotional faces: low spatial frequencies drive emotional memory enhancement whereas high spatial frequencies drive the emotion-induced recognition bias. Memory & Cognition, 45, 699-715. PDF

Schäfer, S., Wentura, D., & Frings, C. (2017). Distinctiveness Effects in Self-Prioritization. Visual Cognition, 25, 399-411. PDF

Wentura, D., Rohr, M., & Degner, J. (2017). Masked emotional priming: a double dissociation between direct and indirect effects reveals non-conscious processing of emotional information beyond valence. Consciousness and Cognition. PDF


Bermeitinger, C. & Wentura, D. (2016). Moving single dots as primes for static arrow targets: negative compatibility effects at very long SOAs. Experimental Psychology. 63, 127-139. PDF

Englert, J. & Wentura, D. (2016). How “mere” is the mere ownership effect in memory? Evidence for semantic organization processes. Consciousness and Cognition.46, 71-88. PDF

Englert, J. & Wentura, D. (2016). Hand posture and cognitive control: The congruency sequence effect is reduced near the hands. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 23, 1582-1588. PDF

Folyi, T., Liesefeld, R. & Wentura, D. (2016). Attentional enhancement for positive and negative tones at an early stage of auditory processing. Biological Psychology, 114, 23-32. PDF

Liesefeld, R., Hoffmann, E. & Wentura, D. (2016). Intelligence as the efficiency of cue-driven retrieval from secondary memory. Memory, 24, 284-295. PDF

Müller, S., Rothermund, K. & Wentura, D. (2016). Relevance drives attention: Attentional bias for gain- and loss-related stimuli is driven by delayed disengagement. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 69, 752-763. PDF

Paulus, A., Rohr, M., Dotsch, R. & Wentura, D. (2016). Positive feeling, negative meaning: Visualizing the mental representations of in-group and out-group smiles. PLoS ONE, 11, e0151230. Link

Paulus, A., & Wentura, D. (2016). It depends: Approach and avoidance reactions to emotional expressions are influenced by the contrast emotions presented in the task. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 42, 197-212. PDF

Schäfer, S., Wesslein, A.-K., Spence, C., Wentura, D., & Frings, C. (2016). Self-Prioritization in Vision, Audition, and Touch. Experimental Brain Research, 234, 2141-2150. PDF

Schäfer, S., Frings, C. & Wentura, D. (2016). About the composition of self-relevance: conjunctions not features are bound to the self. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review. 23, 887-892. PDF

Schwedes, C. & Wentura, D. (2016). Through the eyes to memory: Fixation durations as an early indirect index of concealed knowledge. Memory & Cognition, 44, 1244–1258. PDF


Kiefer, M., Sim, E.-J. & Wentura, D. (2015). Boundary conditions for the influence of unfamiliar non-target primes in unconscious evaluative priming: The moderating role of attentional task sets. Consciousness and Cognition, 35, 342-356. PDF

Rohr, M., Degner, J. & Wentura, D. (2015). The "Emotion Misattribution" Procedure: Processing beyond good and bad under masked and unmasked presentation conditions. Cognition & Emotion, 29, 196-219. PDF

Rohr, M., Kamm, F., Koenigstorfer, J., Groeppel-Klein, A. & Wentura, D. (2015). The color red supports avoidance reactions to unhealthy food. Experimental Psychology, 62, 335-345. PDF

Schäfer, S., Wentura, D., & Frings, C. (2015). Self-prioritization beyond perception. Experimental Psychology, 62, 415-425. PDF

Wentura, D. & Pospeschill, M. (2015). Multivariate Datenanalyse. Wiesbaden: SpringerLink


Frings, C. & Wentura, D. (2014). Self-priorization processes in action and perception. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 40, 1737-1740. PDF

Mahr, A. & Wentura, D. (2014). Time-compressed spoken word primes crossmodally enhance processing of semantically congruent visual targets. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 76, 575-590. PDF

Paulus, A., & Wentura, D. (2014). Threatening joy: approach and avoidance reactions to emotions are influenced by the group membership of the expresser. Cognition & Emotion, 28, 656-677. PDF

Rohr, M. & Wentura, D. (2014). Spatial frequency filtered images reveal differences between masked and unmasked processing of emotional information. Consciousness and Cognition, 29, 141-158. PDF

Schmitz, M., Wentura, D., & Brinkmann, T. A.  (2014). Evaluative priming in a semantic flanker task: ERP evidence for a mutual facilitation explanation. Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Neuroscience, 14, 426-442. PDF

Wentura, D., Müller, P. & Rothermund, K. (2014). Attentional capture by evaluative stimuli: Gain- and loss-connoting colors boost the additional singleton effect. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 21, 701–707. PDF

Wentura, D., & Rothermund, K. (2014). Priming is not priming is not priming Social Cognition, 32, 47-67. (Special Issue: Priming, ed. by D. Molden). PDF


Petrova, K., Wentura, D. & Bermeitinger, C. (2013). What happens during the stimulus onset asynchrony in the dot-probe task? Exploring the role of eye movements in the assessment of attentional Biases. PLoS ONE, 8, e76335 Link

Petrova, K., Wentura, D. & Fu, X. (2013). Cultural influences on oculomotor inhibition of remote distractors: evidence from saccade trajectories. Vision Research, 84, 43-49. PDF

Voss, A., Rothermund, K., Gast, A., & Wentura, D (2013). Cognitive processes in associative and categorical priming: a diffusion model analysis. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 142, 536-559. PDF

Wentura, D. & Frings, C. (2013). Kognitive Psychologie. Wiesbaden: Springer VS. Link

Wentura, D., Ziegler, M., Scheuer, A., Bölte, J., Rammsayer, T. & Salewski, C. (2013). Bundesweite Befragung der Absolventinnen und Absolventen des Jahres 2011 im Studiengang BSc Psychologie. Psychologische Rundschau, 64, 103-112. PDF


Bermeitinger, C., Kuhlmann, M., & Wentura, D. (2012). Reading a standing wave: figure-ground-alternation masking of primes in evaluative priming. Consciousness and Cognition, 21, 1109-1121. PDF

Bermeitinger, C., Wentura, D., Koppermann, C., Hauser, M., Grass, B., & Frings, C. (2012). The direction of masked auditory category priming correlates with participants? prime discrimination ability. Advances in Cognitive Psychology, 8, 210-217. PDF

Degner, J., Doycheva, C., & Wentura, D (2012). It matters how much you talk: On the automaticity of affective connotation of first and second language words. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, 15 , 181-189.PDF

de Paula Couto, M. C. P., & Wentura, D. (2012). Automatically activated facets of ageism: Masked evaluative priming allows for a differentiation of age-related prejudice. European Journal of Social Psychology, 42, 852-863. PDF

Frings, C., Wentura, D., & Wühr, P. (2012). On the fate of distractor representations. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception & Performance, 38, 570-575.PDF

Petrova, K. & Wentura, D. (2012). Upper-lower visual field asymmetries in oculomotor inhibition of emotional distracters. Vision Research,62, 209?219. PDF

Rohr, M., Degner, J. & Wentura, D. (2012). Masked emotional priming beyond global valence activations. Cognition & Emotion, 26,224-244. PDF

Schmitz, M. & Wentura, D. (2012). Evaluative priming of naming and semantic categorization responses revisited: A mutual facilitation explanation. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 38, 984-1000. PDF

Schwedes, C. & Wentura, D. (2012). The revealing glance: eye gaze behavior to concealed information. Memory & Cognition, 40,642-651.PDF


Bermeitinger, C., Wentura, D. & Frings, C. (2011). How to switch on and switch off semantic priming effects: Activation processes in category memory depend on focusing specific feature dimensions. Psychnomic Bulletin & Review, 18, 579-585.PDF

Casper, C., Rothermund, K., & Wentura, D. (2011). The activation of specific facets of age stereotypes depends on individuating information. Social Cognition, 29, 393-414.PDF

Degner, J. & Wentura, D. (2011). Types of Automatically Activated Prejudice: Assessing Possessor- versus Other-relevant Valence in the Evaluative Priming Task. Social Cognition, 29, 182-209.PDF

Frings, C., Bermeitinger, C., & Wentura, D. (2011). Inhibition from blinked category labels: Combining the attentional blink and the semantic priming paradigm. Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 23, 514-521.PDF

Frings, C., Göbel, A., Mast, F., Sutter, J., Bermeitinger, C. & Wentura, D. (2011). Category Priming with Aliens: Analyzing the Influence of Targets? Prototypicality on the Center Surround Inhibition Mechanism. Memory, 19, 585-596.PDF

Rothermund, K., Gast, A. & Wentura, D. (2011). Incongruency effects in affective processing: Automatic motivational counter-regulation or mismatch-induced salience? Cognition & Emotion, 25, 413-425.PDF


Casper, C., Rothermund, K., & Wentura, D. (2010). Automatic Stereotype Activation is Context Dependent. Social Psychology, 41, 131-136. (Special Issue: Malleability of Intergroup Stereotypes and Attitudes: Context, Time, and Culture, edited by J. Bosak and A. Diekman).PDF

Degner, J. & Wentura, D. (2010). Automatic Prejudice in Childhood and Early Adolescence. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 98, 356-374. PDF

Frings, C., Englert, J., Wentura, D., & Bermeitinger, C. (2010). Decomposing the Emotional Stroop effect. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 63, 42-49.PDF

Greve, W. & Wentura, D. (2010). True lies – Self-stabilization without self-deception. Consciousness and Cognition, 19, 721-730.PDF

Rothermund, K., & Wentura, D. (2010). It´s brief, but is it better? An evaluation of the Brief Implicit Association Test (BIAT). Experimental Psychology, 57, 233-237.PDF

Wentura, D. & Degner, J. (2010). Automatic evaluation isn’t that crude! Moderation of masked affective priming by type of valence. Cognition and Emotion, 24, 609-628. PDF

Wentura, D. & Degner, J. (2010). Practical guide to sequential priming and related tasks. In B. Gawronski & B. K. Payne (Eds.), Handbook of Implicit Social Cognition: Measurement, Theory, and Applications (Chapter 6). New York: Guilford.PDF


Degner, J. & Wentura, D. (2009). Not everybody likes the thin and despises the fat: One´s weight matters in the automatic activation of weight-related social evaluations. Social Cognition, 27, 202-220. PDF

Rothermund, K., Teige-Mocigemba, S., Gast, A., & Wentura, D. (2009). Eliminating the influence of recoding in the Implicit Association Test: The Recoding-Free Implicit Association Test (IAT-RF). Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 62, 84-98. PDF

Wentura, D. & Rothermund, K. (2009). Aufmerksamkeit und Gedächtnis. In G. Stemmler (Hrsg.), Psychologie der Emotion. (Enzyklopädie der Psychologie, Band C/IV/3; S. 205-245). Göttingen: Hogrefe.PDF

Wentura, D., Voss, A. & Rothermund, K. (2009). Playing TETRIS for science. Counter-regulatory affective processing in a motivationally “hot” context. Acta Psychologica, 131, 171-177.PDF


Bermeitinger, C., Frings, C., & Wentura, D. (2008). Reversing the N400: ERPs of a negative semantic priming effect. NeuroReport, 19, 1479-1482. PDF

Bermeitinger, C., Wentura, D., & Frings, C. (2008). Nature and facts about natural and artifactual categories: Sex differences in the semantic priming paradigm. Brain and Language, 106, 153-163.PDF

Buchner, A., Bell, R., Rothermund, K., & Wentura, D. (2008). Sound source location modulates the irrelevant sound effect. Memory & Cognition, 36, 617-628. PDF

Degner, J. & Wentura, D. (2008). Messung von Vorurteilen. In L.-E. Petersen & B. Six (Hrsg.): Stereotype, Vorurteile und soziale Diskriminierung - Theorien, Befunde und Interventionen (S. 149-158). Weinheim: Beltz. PDF

Degner, J. & Wentura, D. (2008). The Extrinsic Affective Simon Task as an Instrument for Indirect Assessment of Prejudice. European Journal of Social Psychology, 38, 1033-1043. PDF

Frings, C., Bermeitinger, C., & Wentura, D. (2008). Center-surround or spreading inhibition: Which mechanism caused the negative effect from repeated masked semantic primes? Experimental Psychology, 55, 235-243. PDF

Frings, C., & Wentura, D. (2008).Trial-by-trial effects in the Affective Priming Paradigm. Acta Psychologica, 128, 318-323. PDF

Frings, C., & Wentura, D. (2008). Separating Context and Trial-by-Trial Effects in the Negative Priming Paradigm. European Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 20, 195-210 PDF

Rothermund, K., Voss, A. & Wentura, D. (2008). Counter-regulation in affective attentional biases: A basic mechanism that warrants flexibility in emotion and motivation. Emotion, 8, 34-46. PDF

Wentura, D. & Frings, C. (2008). Response-bound primes diminish affective priming in the naming task. Cognition and Emotion, 22, 374-384. PDF

Wentura, D., Moritz, S. & Frings, C. (2008). Further evidence for "hyper-priming" in thought-disordered schizophrenic patients using repeated masked category priming. Schizophrenia Research, 102, 69-75. PDF


Degner, J., Wentura, D., Gniewosz, B. & Noack, P. (2007). Hostility-related prejudice against Turks in adolescents: masked affective priming allows for a differentiation of automatic prejudice. Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 29,45-256. PDF

Frings, C., Rothermund, K. & Wentura, D. (2007). Distractor repetitions retrieve previous responses to targets. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 60, 1367-1377. PDF

Frings, C., Wentura, D. & Holtz, M. (2007). Dysphorics cannot ignore unpleasant information. Cognition and Emotion, 21, 1525-1534.PDF

Greve, W. & Wentura, D. (2007). Personal and subpersonal regulation of human development: Beyond complementary categories (Commentary on Boerner and Jopp). Human Development, 50, 201-207. PDF

Rothermund, K., & Wentura, D. (2007). Altersnormen und Altersstereotype. In J. Brandtstädter & U. Lindenberger (Eds.), Entwicklung über die Lebensspanne - Ein Lehrbuch (S. 540-568). Stuttgart: Kohlhammer.

Wentura, D. & Rothermund, K. (2007). Paradigms we live by. A plea for more basic research on the IAT. In B. Wittenbrink & N. Schwarz (Eds.), Implicit measures of attitudes (pp. 195-215) New York: Guilford. PDF


Buchner, A., Mehl, B., Rothermund, K., & Wentura, D. (2006). Artificially induced valence of distractor words increases the effects of irrelevant speech on serial recall. Memory and Cognition, 34, 1055-1062. PDF

Degner, J., Wentura, D. & Rothermund, K. (2006). Indirect assessment of attitudes - chances and problems. Zeitschrift für Sozialpsychologie (Themenheft Methoden der Sozialpsychologie herausgegeben von T. Meiser), 37, 131-139. PDF

Frings, C., & Wentura, D. (2006). Negative Priming is stronger for task relevant dimensions: Evidence of flexibility in selective ignoring of distractor information. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 59, 683-693.PDF

Frings, C., & Wentura, D. (2006). Strategy effects counteract distractor inhibition: Negative Priming with constantly absent probe distractors. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 32, 854-864.PDF

Wentura, D. & Degner, J. (2006). Indirekte Messung von Einstellungen mit kognitionspsychologischen Verfahren: Chancen und Probleme. In E.H. Witte (Hrsg.), Evolutionäre Sozialpsychologie und automatische Prozesse (S. 50-66). Lengerich: Pabst.PDF

Wentura, D. & Degner, J. (2006). Sozialpsychologie kognitiver Prozesse In K. Pawlik (Hrsg.), Psychologie (S. 385-396). Berlin: Springer. PDF

Wentura, D. & Greve, W. (2006). Duality Models in Social Psychology: Different languages or interacting systems? Psychological Inquiry, 17 , 210-216. PDF


Frings, C. & Wentura, D. (2005). Negative priming with masked distractor-only-prime trials: Awareness moderates Negative Priming.Experimental Psychology, 52, 131-139. PDF

Greve, W., Rothermund, K. & Wentura, D. (Eds.) (2005). The adaptive self: Personal continuity and intentional self-development. Göttingen: Hogrefe & Huber.

Rothermund, K., Wentura, D. & De Houwer, J. (2005). Retrieval of Incidental Stimulus-Response Associations as a Source of Negative Priming: Evidence from Task Switching Studies. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 31, 482-495. PDF

Rothermund, K., Wentura, D. & De Houwer, J. (2005). Validity of the salience asymmetry account of the IAT: Reply to Greenwald, Nosek, Banaji, and Klauer (2005). Journal of Experimental Psychology: General. PDF

Wentura, D. (2005) The unknown self: The social cognition perspective. In W. Greve, K. Rothermund & D. Wentura (Eds.) The adaptive self: Personal continuity and intentional self-development (pp. 203-222). Göttingen: Hogrefe & Huber. PDF

Wentura, C. & Frings, C. (2005). Repeated masked category primes interfere with related exemplars: New evidence for negative semantic priming. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 31, 108-120.PDF

Wentura, D. & Greve, W. (2005). Assessing the structure of self-concept: Evidence for self-defensive processes by using a sentence priming task. Self and Identity, 4, 193-211.PDF

Wentura, D., Kulfanek, M., & Greve, W. (2005). Masked affective priming by name letters: Evidence for a correspondence of explicit and implicit self-esteem. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 41, 654-663. PDF

Wentura, D. & Rothermund, K. (2005). Altersstereotype und Altersbilder. In S.-H. Filipp & U. M. Staudinger (Hrsg.), Entwicklungspsychologie des mittleren und höheren Erwachsenenalters (Enzyklopädie der Psychologie, Bande C/V/6; S. 625-654). Göttingen: Hogrefe. PDF


Buchner, A., Rothermund, K., Wentura, D., & Mehl, B. (2004). Valence of distractor words increases the effects of irrelevant speech on serial recall. Memory and Cognition, 32, 722-731. PDF

Rothermund, K., & Wentura, D. (2004). Underlying processes in the Implicit Association Test (IAT): Dissociating salience from associations. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 133, 139-165. PDF

Weigold, A. & Wentura, D. (2004). Who´s the one in trouble? Experimental evidence for a "psychic state" bias in police lineups. European Journal of Social Psychology, 34, 121-133. PDF

Wentura, D. & Greve, W. (2004). Who wants to be ... erudite? Everyone! Evidence for automatic adaptation of trait definitions. Social Cognition, 22, 30-53. PDF


Frings, C., & Wentura, D. (2003). Who is watching "Big Brother"? TV consumption predicted by masked affective Priming. European Journal of Social Psychology, 33, 779-791. PDF

Gniewosz, B., Noack, P., Funke, F. & Wentura, D. (2003). Ausländerfeindliche Einstellungen von Schülern und wahrgenommene Einstellungen im sozialen Umfeld. Zeitschrift für Politische Psychologie, 11, 345-359.

Greve, W. & Wentura, D. (2003). Immunizing the self: Self-concept stabilization through reality-adaptive self-definitions. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 29, 39-50. PDF

Voss, A., Rothermund, K., & Wentura, D. (2003). Estimating the valence of single stimuli: A new variant of the affective Simon task. Experimental Psychology, 50, 86-96. PDF

Wentura, D. & Brandtstädter, J. (2003). Age stereotypes in younger and older women: Analyses of accommodative shifts with a sentence-priming task. Experimental Psychology, 50, 16-26. PDF

Wentura, D. & Rothermund, K. (2003). The "meddling-in" of affective information: A general model of automatic evaluation effects. In J. Musch & K.C. Klauer (Eds.), The Psychology of Evaluation: Affective Processes in Cognition and Emotion (p. 51-86). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum. PDF


De Houwer, J., Hermans, D., Rothermund, K., & Wentura, D. (2002). Affective priming of semantic categorization responses. Cognition and Emotion, 16, 643-666. PDF

Jaschinski, U. & Wentura, D. (2002). Misleading postevent information and working memory capacity: An individual differences approach to eyewitness memory. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 16, 223-231. PDF

Wentura, D. (2002). Ignoring "brutal" will make "numid" more pleasant but "uyuvu" more unpleasant: The role of a priori pleasantness of unfamiliar stimuli in affective priming tasks. Cognition and Emotion, 16, 269-298. PDF

Wentura, D., Greve, W. & Klauer, T. (2002). Theorien der Bewältigung. In D. Frey & M. Irle (Hrsg), Theorien der Sozialpsychologie (Bd. III, Motivations- , Selbst- und Informationsverarbeitungstheorien; 2. vollständig überarbeitete und erweiterte Auflage; S. 101-125). Bern: Huber.


De Houwer, J., Rothermund, K., & Wentura, D. (2001). Stimulus-feature specific negative priming. Memory and Cognition, 29, 931-939.PDF

Otten, S. & Wentura, D. (2001). Self-anchoring and ingroup favoritism: An individual-profiles analysis. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 37, 525-532.PDF

Rothermund, K. & Wentura, D. (2001). Figure-Ground Asymmetries in the Implicit Association Test (IAT). Zeitschrift für Experimentelle Psychologie (Special Issue on the Implicit Association Test), 48, 94-106.PDF

Rothermund, K., Wentura, D., & Bak, P. M. (2001). Automatic attention to stimuli signalling chances and dangers: Moderating effects of positive and negative goal and action contexts. Cognition and Emotion, 15, 231-248. PDF

Schreiber, N., Wentura, D., & Bilsky, W. (2001). "What else could he have done?" Creating false answers in child witnesses by "inviting speculation". Journal of Applied Psychology, 86, 525-532. PDF


Greve, W., Wentura, D. & Zisterer, M. (2000). Dynamiken der Selbst-Stabilisierung im Alter. Zeitschrift für Medizinische Psychologie, 9, 167-174. PDF

Wentura, D. (2000). Personale und subpersonale Aspekte des Selbst: Wie man über sein "Selbst" Auskunft gibt, ohne über sich selbst Auskunft zu geben. In W. Greve (Hrsg.), Psychologie des Selbst (S. 255- 276). Weinheim: Psychologie Verlags Union.

Wentura, D. (2000). Dissociative affective and associative priming effects in the lexical decision task: Yes vs. no responses to word targets reveal evaluative judgment tendencies. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 26, 456-469. PDF

Wentura, D. & Greve, W. (2000). Krise und Bewältigung. In H-W. Wahl & C. Tesch-Römer (Hrsg.), Angewandte Gerontologie in Schlüsselbegriffen (S. 49-53). Stuttgart: Kohlhammer.

Wentura, D., Rothermund, K., & Bak, P. (2000). Automatic Vigilance: The attention-grabbing power of approach- and avoidance-related social information. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 78, 1024-1037. PDF


Brandtstädter, J., Wentura, D. & Rothermund, K. (1999). Intentional self-development through adulthood and later life: Tenacious pursuit and flexible adjustment of goals. In J. Brandtstädter & R. M. Lerner (Eds.), Action and self-development: Theory and research through the life-span (pp. 373-400). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. PDF

Otten, S. & Wentura, D. (1999). About the impact of automaticity in the Minimal Group Paradigm: Evidence from affective priming tasks. European Journal of Social Psychology, 29, 1049-1071. PDF

Wentura, D. (1999). Activation and inhibition of affective information: Evidence for negative priming in the evaluation task. Cognition and Emotion, 13, 65-91. PDF

Wentura, D. & Nüsing, J. (1999). Situationsmodelle in der Textverarbeitung: Werden emotional entlastende Informationen automatisch aktiviert? Zeitschrift für Experimentelle Psychologie, 46, 193-203. PDF


Rothermund, K. & Wentura, D. (1998). Ein fairer Test für die Aktivationsausbreitungshypothese: affektives Priming in der Stroop-Aufgabe. Zeitschrift für Experimentelle Psychologie, 45, 120-135.PDF

Wentura, D. (1998). Affektives Priming in der Wortentscheidungsaufgabe: Evidenz für postlexikalische Urteilstendenzen. Sprache und Kognition, 17, 125-137. PDF

Wentura, D. & Rothermund, K. (Hrsg.) (1998). Affektives Priming: Automatische Bewertungsprozesse in der Informationsverarbeitung [Themenheft]. Zeitschrift für Experimentelle Psychologie, 45 (2).


Brandtstädter, J., Wentura, D. & Schmitz, U. (1997). Veränderungen der Zeit- und Zukunftsperspektive im Übergang zum höheren Alter: Quer- und längsschnittliche Befunde. Zeitschrift für Psychologie, 205, 377-395.PDF

Greve, W. & Wentura, D. (1997). Wissenschaftliche Beobachtung. Eine Einführung. (2. korrigierte Auflage). Weinheim: Psychologie Verlags Union. PDF

Wentura, D., Dräger, D. & Brandtstädter, J. (1997). Alternsstereotype im frühen und höheren Erwachsenenalter: Analyse akkommodativer Veränderungen anhand einer Satzpriming-Technik. Zeitschrift für Sozialpsychologie, 28, 109-128. PDF


Bilsky, W., Freytag, P., Wagner, H. & Wentura, D. (1996). Alltagstheorien kriminellen Verhaltens: Methodische Ansätze zu ihrer deliktspezifischen Erfassung. In C. Pfeiffer & W. Greve (Hrsg.), Forschungsthema "Kriminalität" (S. 325-335). Baden-Baden: Nomos.

Wentura, D. & Greve, W. (1996). Selbstkonzept-Immunisierung: Evidenz für automatische selbstbildstabilisierende Begriffsanpassungen. Zeitschrift für Sozialpsychologie, 27, 207-223. PDF


Brandtstädter, J. & Wentura, D. (1995). Adjustment to shifting possibility frontiers in later life: Compensating losses and rescaling goals as complementary adaptive modes. In R.A. Dixon & L. Bäckman (Eds.), Psychological compensation: Managing losses and promoting gains. (pp. 83-106). Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.

Rothermund, K., Wentura, D. & Brandtstädter, J. (1995). Selbstwertschützende Verschiebungen in der Semantik des Begriffs "alt" im höheren Erwachsenenalter. Sprache und Kognition, 14, 52-63. PDF

Wentura, D. (1995). Verfügbarkeit entlastender Kognitionen. Zur Verarbeitung negativer Lebenssituationen. Weinheim: Psychologie Verlags Union.

Wentura, D., Rothermund, K. & Brandtstädter, J. (1995). Experimentelle Analysen zur Verarbeitung belastender Informationen: differential- und alternspsychologische Aspekte. Zeitschrift für experimentelle Psychologie, 42, 152-175. PDF


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Brandtstädter, J. & Wentura, D. (1994). Veränderungen der Zeit- und Zukunftsperspektive im Übergang zum höheren Erwachsenenalter: entwicklungspsychologische und differentielle Aspekte. Zeitschrift für Entwicklungspsychologie und Pädagogische Psychologie, 26, 2-21.PDF

Brandtstädter, J., Wentura, D. & Greve, W. (1993). Adaptive resources of the aging self: Outlines of an emergent perspective. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 16, 323-349.PDF

Greve, W. & Wentura, D. (1991). Wissenschaftliche Beobachtung in der Psychologie. Eine Einführung. München: Quintessenz.

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