Prof. Dr. Dirk Wentura


Universität des Saarlandes
FR Psychologie

Campus A2 4
D-66123 Saarbrücken

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Rohr, M., Degner, J. & Wentura, D. (in press). Emotion misattribution from complex scene pictures: Evidence for affective processing beyond valence. Emotion.


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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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 & Emotion.PDF

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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