This is a list of all peer-reviewed publications in scientific journals and books by members of the research group (underlined).​

In press / accepted for publication

Rusch, H., & Böhm, R. (in press). A note on the endogeneity of attacker aand defender roles in asymmetric conflicts. Behavioral and Brain Sciences.

Betsch, C., Böhm, R., Schmid, P., Korn, L., Steinmeyer, L., Heinemeyer, D., Eitze, S., & Küpke, N. K. (in press). Psychologische Gründe des (Nicht-)Impfens: Messen, passend intervenieren, passend evaluieren. Bundesgesundheitsblatt - Gesundheitsforschung - Gesundheitsschutz.

Vollstädt, U., & Böhm, R. (in press). Are groups more competitive, more selfish-rational or more prosocial bargainers? Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics. Link

Böhm, R., Meier, N. W., Groß, M., Korn, L., & Betsch, C. (in press). The willingness to vaccinate increases when vaccination protects other who have low responsibility for not being vaccinated. Journal of Behavioral Medicine. Link

Böhm, R., Rusch, H., & Baron, J. (in press). The psychology of intergroup conflict: A review of theories and measures. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization. Link

Böhm, R., & Rusch, H. (in press). Evolved psychology of warfare. In T. K. Shackelford and V. Weekes-Shackelford (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Science. Cham: Springer. Link

Pfattheicher, S., & Böhm, R. (in press). Mechanisms to detect and punish cheaters. In T. K. Shackelford and V. Weekes-Shackelford (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Science. Cham: Springer. Link

Theelen, M. M. P., & Böhm, R. (in press). Reciprocal altruism and group living. In T. K. Shackelford and V. Weekes-Shackelford (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Science. Cham: Springer. Link


Betsch, C., Schmid, P., Heinemeier, D., Korn, L., Holtmann, C., & Böhm, R., (2018). Beyond confidence: Development of a measure assessing the 5C psychological antecedents of vaccination. PLoS ONE, 13, e0208601. Link

Betsch, C., & Böhm, R. (2018). Moral values to not affect prosocial vaccination. Nature Human Behaviour, 2, 881-882. Link

Böhm, R., Rockenbach, B., & Zimmermann, J. (2018). United we stand, divided we fall: The limitations of between-group comparisons for fostering within-group cooperation. Journal of Economic Psychology, 69, 19-29. Link

Korn, L., Betsch, C., Böhm, R., & Meier, N. W. (2018). Social nudging: The effect of social feedback interventions on vaccine uptake. Health Psychology, 37, 1045-1054. Link

Van Lange, P. A. M., & Böhm, R. (2018). Support for refugees increases when refugees participate in integration programs. The Conversation, 2018-07-06. Link

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. Link

Pfattheicher, S., Böhm, R., & Kesberg, R. (2018). The advantage of democratic peer punishment in sustaining cooperation within groups. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, 31, 562-571. Link

Böhm, R., Thielmann, I., & Hilbig, B. E. (2018). The brighter the light, the deeper the shadow: Morality also fuels aggression, conflict, and violence. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 41, e98. Link

Pfattheicher, S., & Böhm, R. (in press). Honesty-Humility under threat: Self-uncertainty destroys trust among the nice guys. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 114, 179-194. Link


Böhm, R., Meier, N. W., Betsch, C., & Korn, L. (2017). Behavioural consequences of vaccination recommendations: An experimental analysis. Health Economics, 26, 66-75. Link

Böhm, R., & Buttelmann, D. (2017). The impact of resource valence on children's other-regarding preferences. Developmental Psychology, 53, 1656-1665. Link

Korn, L, Betsch, C., Böhm, R., & Meier, N. W. (2017). Drawbacks of communicating refugee vaccination rates. The Lancet Infectious Diseases, 17, 364-365. 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., Betsch, C. & Korn, L. (2016). Selfish-rational non-vaccination: Experimental evidence from an interactive vaccination game. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 131, 183-195. Link

Fischer, S., Grechenig, K., & Meier, N. (2016). Monopolizing sanctioning power under noise eliminates perverse punishment but does not increase cooperation. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 10, 180. Link

Thielmann, I., & Böhm, R. (2016). Who does (not) participate in intergroup conflict? Social Psychological and Personality Science, 7, 778-787. Link

Böhm, R., Betsch, C., Korn, L., & Holtmann, C. (2016). Exploring and promoting pro-social vaccination: A cross-cultural experiment on vaccination of health care personnel. BioMed Research International, 2016, 6870984. Link

Böhm, R. (2016). Invited commentary: Intuitive participation in aggressive intergroup conflict: Evidence of weak vs. strong parochial altruism. Frontiers in Psychology , 7:1535. Link

Rusch, H., & Böhm, R. , & Herrmann, B. (2016). Editorial: Parochial altruism – Pitfalls and prospects. Frontiers in Psychology , 7:1004. Link

Rusch, H., Böhm, R., & Herrmann, B., eds. (2016). Parochial altruism: Pitfalls and prospects. Lausanne: Frontiers Media. ISBN: 987-2-88919-945-7. Link

Betsch, C., & Böhm, R. (2016). Editorial: Cultural diversity calls for culture-sensitive health communication. Medical Decision Making , 36, 795-797. Link

Betsch, C., Böhm, R., Airhihenbuwa, C. O., Butler, R., Chapman, G. B., Haase, N., Herrmann, B., Igarashi, T., Kitayama, S., Korn, L., Nurm, Ü.-K., Rohrmann, B., Rothman, A. J., Shavitt, S., Updegraff, J. A., Uskul, A. K. (2016). Improving medical decision making and health promotion through culture-sensitive health communication: An agenda for science and practice. Medical Decision Making , 36, 811-833. Link

Betsch, C., & Böhm, R. (2016). Detrimental effects of introducing partial compulsory vaccination: Experimental evidence. European Journal of Public Health , 26, 378-381. Link

Böhm, R. & Theelen, M. M. P. (2016). Outcome valence and externality valence framing in public good dilemmas. Journal of Economic Psychology, 54, 151-163. 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


Betsch, C., Böhm, R., & Chapman, G. B. (2015). Using behavioral insights to increase vaccination policy effectiveness. Policy Insights from the Behavioral and Brain Sciences , 2, 61-73. Link

Korn, L., Holtmann, C., Betsch, C. & Böhm, R. (2015). Die Impfbereitschaft verstehen und verbessern: Wenn persönliche Impfentscheidungen im Konflikt mit dem Gemeinwohl stehen und wie man dieses Dilemma auflösen kann. Das In-Mind Magazin, 2/2015. Link

Thielmann, I., Böhm, R. & Hilbig, B. E. (2015). Different games for different motives: Comment on Haesevoets, Folmer, and Van Hiel. European Journal of Personality , 29, 506-508. Link

Weisel, O. & Böhm, R. (2015). "Ingroup love" and "outgroup hate" in intergroup conflict between natural groups. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology , 60, 110-120. Link


Buttelmann, D. & Böhm, R. (2014). The ontogeny of the motivation that underlies in-group bias. Psychological Science, 25, 921-927. Link


Betsch, C., Böhm, R. & Korn, R. (2013). Inviting free-riders of appealing to prosocial behavior: Game-theoretical reflections on communicating herd immunity in vaccine advocacy. Health Psychology, 32, 978-985. Link

Böhm, R. & Regner, T. (2013). Charitable giving among females and males: An empirical test of the competitive altruism hypothesis. Journal of Bioeconomics, 15, 251-267. Link

Böhm, R. & Rockenbach, B. (2013). The inter-group comparison – intra-group cooperation hypothesis: Comparisons between groups increase efficiency in public goods provision. PLoS ONE, 8(2): e56152. Link

Böhm, R., Rothermund, K. & Kirchkamp, O. (2013). Social categorization and group-motivated interindividual-intergroup discontinuity. European Journal of Social Psychology, 43, 40-49. Link

2013 and earlier

Böhm, R., Schütz, A., Rentzsch, K., Körner, A. & Funke, F. (2010). Are we looking for positivity or similarity in a partner's outlook on life? Similarity predicts perceptions of social attractiveness and relationship quality. The Journal of Positive Psychology, 5, 431-438. Link

Böhm, R., Funke, F. & Harth, N. S. (2010). Same-race and same-gender voting preferences and the role of perceived realistic threat in the democratic primaries and caucuses 2008. Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy, 10, 248-261. Link

Rudolph, U., Böhm, R. & Lummer, M. (2007). Ein Vorname sagt mehr als 1000 Worte: Zur sozialen Wahrnehmung von Vornamen. Zeitschrift für Sozialpsychologie, 38, 17-31. Link

Gentile, G.-C., Böhm, R. & Hoffmann, C. (2007). Auf dem Weg zum Corporate Citizen – Eine Bestandsaufnahme anleitender Texte. Wirtschaftspsychologie, 1, 48-64. Link