Publications in Peer-reviewed, Scientific Journals


In Press / Online First

Rudert, S.C., Gleibs, I.H., Gollwitzer, M., Häfner, M., Hajek, K.V., Harth, N.S., Häusser, J.A., Imhoff, R., & Schneider, D. (in press). Us and the virus: Understanding the COVID-19 pandemic through a social psychological lens. European Psychologist.

Rudert, S.C. & Janke, S. (in press). Following the crowd in times of crisis: Descriptive norms predict physical distancing, stockpiling, and prosocial behavior during the COVID-19 pandemic. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations.

Büttner, C.M., Rudert, S.C., & Greifeneder, R. (in press). Depressed and excluded: Do depressive symptoms moderate recovery from ostracism? Journal of Affective Disorders.

Klein, S.A., Rudert, S.C. (2021). If they don’t care, I won’t share: Feeling unrelated to one’s in-group increases selfishness instead of behavior for the greater good. European Journal of Social Psychology.

Janke, S., Alsmeyer, M., Neißner, M., & Rudert, S.C. (2021). University in the rear-view mirror: Psychological needs in pleasant and unpleasant memories of alumni. Studies in Higher Education.



Rudert, S.C., Hales, A.H., & Büttner, C.M. (2021). Stay out of our office (vs. our pub): Target personality and situational context affect ostracism intentions. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 95.

Rudert, S.C., Janke. S., & Greifeneder, R. (2021). Ostracism breeds depression: Longitudinal Associations Between Ostracism and Depression Over a Three-Year-Period. Journal of Affective Disorders Reports, 4.

Hales, A. H., McIntyre, M. M., Rudert, S. C., Williams, K. D., & Herbert, T. (2021). Ostracized and observed: The presence of an audience affects the experience of being excluded. Self and Identity, 20(1), 94-115. doi: 10.1080/15298868.2020.1807403



Rudert, S. C., Janke, S., & Greifeneder, R. (2020). The experience of ostracism over the adult life span. Developmental Psychology, 56(10), 1999–2012.

Rudert, S. C., Keller, M., Hales, A. H., Walker, M., & Greifeneder, R. (2020). Who gets ostracized? A personality perspective on risk and protective factors of ostracism. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 118(6), 1247-1268. doi:10.1037/pspp0000271 [Online First]

Rudert, S. C., Ruf, S., & Greifeneder, R. (2020). Whom to punish? How observers sanction norm-violating behavior in ostracism situations. European Journal of Social Psychology, 50(2), 376-391. doi: 10.1002/ejsp.2606 [Online First]



Jaffé, M. E., Rudert, S. C., & Greifeneder, R. (2019). You should go for diversity, but I’d rather stay with similar others: Psychological distance modulates one’s preference for diversity. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 85. doi: 10.1016/j.jesp.2019.103881 [Link to the Paper]

Janke, S., Daumiller, M., & Rudert, S.C. (2019). Dark pathways to achievement in science: Researchers’ achievement goals predict the engagement in questionable research practices. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 10(6), 783-791. doi: 10.1177/1948550618790227 [Link to the Paper]



Rudert, S.C., Sutter, D., Corrodi, C., & Greifeneder, R. (2018). Who’s to blame? Similarity affects moral judgments of observed ostracism episodes. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 115, 31-53. doi: 10.1037/pspa0000122. [Link to the Paper]



Rudert, S.C., Hales, A.H., Greifeneder, R., & Williams, K.D. (2017). When silence is not golden: Why acknowledgement matters even when being excluded. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 43(5), 678 - 692. doi: 10.1177/0146167217695554 [Link to the Paper]

Rudert, S. C., Reutner, L., Greifeneder, R., & Walker, M. (2017). Faced with exclusion: Perceived facial warmth and competence influence moral judgments of social exclusion. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 68, 101-112. doi: 10.1016/j.jesp.2016.06.005 [Link to the Paper]

Rudert, S. C., Janke, S., & Greifeneder, R. (2017). Under threat by popular vote: German-speaking immigrants' affect and cognitions following the Swiss vote against mass immigration. PLOS ONE, 12(4). doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0175896 [Link to the Paper]

Arpin, S.N., Froehlich, L., Lantian, A., Rudert, S. C., & Stelters, M. (2017). When “we” or “they” exclude others: Attributing and evaluating ostracism observed in ingroups and outgroups. Comprehensive Research in Social Psychology. doi: 10.1080/23743603.2017.1358477. (All authors contributed equally and are listed in alphabetical order) [Link to the Paper]

Janke, S., Rudert, S.C., Marksteiner, T., & Dickhäuser, O. (2017). Knowing one’s place: Social identity influences anxiety and satisfaction with studying at university.  Frontiers in Psychology, 8(1326). doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2017.01326  [Link to the Paper]



Rudert, S.C. & Greifeneder, R. (2016). When it’s okay that I don’t play: Social norms and the situated construal of social exclusion. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 42(7), 955 - 969. doi: 10.1177/0146167216649606 [Link to the Paper]



Rudert, S.C., Reutner, L., Walker, M., & Greifeneder, R. (2015). An unscathed past in the face of death: Mortality salience reduces individuals’ regrets. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 58, 34-41. doi:10.1016/j.jesp.2014.12.006 [Link to the Paper]



Schoel, C., Roessel, J., Eck, J., Janssen, J., Petrovic, B., Rothe, A., Rudert, S. C., & Stahlberg, D. (2013). Attitudes Towards Languages (AToL) scale: A global instrument. Journal of Language and Social Psychology, 32, 21 – 45, doi: 10.1177/0261927X12457922 [Link to the Paper]


Books and Book Chapters

Rudert, S.C., Greifeneder, R., & Williams, K.D. (2019). Current Directions in Ostracism, Social Exclusion and Rejection Research. Oxford, UK: Routledge.

Rudert, S.C. & Greifeneder, R. (2019). Observing ostracism: How observers interpret and respond to ostracism situations. In S. C. Rudert, R. Greifeneder, & K. D. Williams (Eds.), Current Directions in Ostracism, Social Exclusion and Rejection Research (pp. 136-154). Oxford, UK: Routledge. 

Greifeneder, R. & Rudert, S.C. (2019). About flames and boogeymen: Social norms affect individuals’ construal of social exclusion. In S. C. Rudert, R. Greifeneder, & K. D. Williams (Eds.), Current Directions in Ostracism, Social Exclusion and Rejection Research (pp. 32-48). Oxford, UK: Routledge.

Rudert, S.C. & Greifeneder, R. (2017). Bedrohung der Zugehörigkeit: Soziale Ausgrenzung in Organisationen. In S. Hutmacher & O. Geramanis, Identität in der modernen Arbeitswelt - Neue Konzepte für Zusammenarbeit und Führung. (pp. 49-66). Wiesbaden: Springer.

Eichinger, L., Gärtig, A-K., Plewnia, A., Roessel, J., Rothe, A., Rudert, S., Schoel, C., & Stahlberg, D. (2009). Aktuelle Spracheinstellungen in Deutschland – Erste Ergebnisse einer bundesweiten Repräsentativumfrage. Mannheim: Institut für Deutsche Sprache.