Robert Böhm was born in 1983. From 2002 to 2007 he studied psychology and intercultural communication at Chemnitz University of Technology and also at Utrecht University in the Netherlands. Subsequent to graduation, he became a doctoral fellow at the International Graduate College "Conflict and Cooperation Between Social Groups" as well as at the International Max Planck Research School on "Adapting Behavior in a Fundamentally Uncertain World" in Jena. During his doctoral studies, he spent periods as a visiting research scholar at the Center for the Study of Rationality at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and also at the University of Kent in the U.K. He received his doctoral degree from the Friedrich Schiller University of Jena in 2010. His doctoral thesis incorporated aspects of both social psychology and experimental economics. Having gained his doctoral degree, he then became a post-doc at the Center for Empirical Research in Economics and Behavioral Sciences (CEREB) at the University of Erfurt. In July 2013, Robert Böhm took up a position as "Juniorprofessor" (Assistant Professor) of Decision Analysis in the School of Business and Economics at RWTH Aachen University.
Key Publications (for a complete list, see Publications)
Böhm, R., Theelen, M. M. P., Rusch, H., & Van Lange, P. A. M. (2018). Costs, needs, and integration efforts shape helping behavior toward refugees. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA (PNAS), 115, 7284-7289.
Pfattheicher, S., & Böhm, R. (2018). Honesty-Humility under threat: Self-uncertainty destroys trust among the nice guys. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 114, 179-194. Link
Betsch, C., Böhm, R., & Korn, L., & Holtmann, C. (2017). On the benefits of explaining herd immunity in vaccine advocacy. Nature Human Behaviour, 1, 0056. Link
Böhm, R., Rusch, H. & Gürerk, Ö. (2016). What makes people go to war? Defensive intentions motivate retaliatory and preemptive intergroup aggression. Evolution and Human Behavior, 37, 29-34. Link
Buttelmann, D. & Böhm, R. (2014). The ontogeny of the motivation that underlies in-group bias. Psychological Science, 25, 921-927. Link