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Erik Hoelzl

Erik Hoelzl - Institute for Sociology and Social Psychology

Curriculum vitae

  • Since 2010 Full Professor, Economic and Social Psychology, University of Cologne
  • 2006 - 2009 Associate Professor, Faculty of Psychology, University of Vienna, Austria 
  • 1996 - 2006 Researcher, Department of Psychology, University of Vienna
  • 2005 Habilitation in Psychology, University of Vienna
  • 2002 - 2004 Visiting Scholar, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
  • 2000 Dissertation in Psychology, University of Vienna 
  • 1995 Diploma in Psychology, University of Vienna
  • Memberships: Since 10/2010 Editor, Journal of Economic Psychology

Selected publications

  • Susewind, M. & Hoelzl, E. (2014). A matter of perspective: why past moral behavior can sometimes encourage and other times discourage future moral striving. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 44(3), 201-209. doi: 10.1111/jasp.12214
  • Hahn, L., Hoelzl, E. & Pollai, M. (2013). The effect of payment type on product-related emotions: Evidence from an experimental study. International Journal of Consumer Studies, 37(1), 21–28. doi: 10.1111/j.1470-6431.2011.01072.x
  • Kamleitner, B., Hoelzl, E. & Kirchler, E. (2012). Credit use: Psychological perspectives on a multifaceted phenomenon. International Journal of Psychology, 47(1), 1–27. doi: 10.1080/00207594.2011.628674
  • Christandl, F., Fetchenhauer, D. & Hoelzl, E. (2011). Price perception and confirmation bias in the context of a VAT increase. Journal of Economic Psychology, 32(1), 131-141. doi: 10.1016/j.joep.2010.09.006
  • Hoelzl, E., Kamleitner, B. & Kirchler, E. (2011). Loan repayment plans as sequences of instalments. Journal of Economic Psychology, 32(4), 621–631. doi: 10.1016/j.joep.2011.02.002
  • Hoelzl, E., Pollai, M. & Kastner, H. (2011). Hedonic evaluations of cars: Effects of payment mode on prediction and experience. Psychology & Marketing, 28(11), 1115–1129. doi: 10.1002/mar.20419
  • Pollai, M., Hoelzl, E., Hahn, A. & Hahn, L.(2011). The influence of anticipated emotions on consumer decisions: Examining the role of product type and belief in adaptation. Zeitschrift für Psychologie/ Journal of Psychology, 219(4), 238-245. doi: 10.1027/2151-2604/a000078
  • Pollai, M., Hoelzl, E. & Possas, F. (2010). Consumption-related emotions over time: Fit between prediction and experience. Marketing Letters, 21(4), 397–411. 
  • Hoelzl, E., Pollai, M. & Kamleitner, B. (2009). Experience, prediction and recollection of loan burden. Journal of Economic Psychology, 30(3), 446–454. 
  • Kamleitner, B. & Hoelzl, E. (2009). Cost-benefit-associations and financial behavior. Applied Psychology: An International Review, 58(3), 435–452. 
  • Hofmann, E., Hoelzl, E. & Kirchler, E. (2008). A comparison of models describing the impact of moral decision making on investment decisions. Journal of Business Ethics, 82(1), 171–187. 
  • Kirchler, E., Hoelzl, E. & Wahl, I. (2008). Enforced versus voluntary tax compliance: The “slippery slope” framework. Journal of Economic Psychology, 29(2), 210–225. 
  • Hoelzl, E., Loewenstein, G. (2005), “Wearing out your shoes to prevent someone else from stepping into them: Anticipated regret and social takeover in sequential decisions.” Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 98 (1): 15–27.

Selected media publications

  • Lust aufs Leben July 26, 2019: Selbstbeherrschung kann unglücklich machen (Link)
  • Business Matters August 16, 2018: Paying by card? You’re less likely to remember the amount paid (Link)