Prof. Dr. Oliver Genschow

21335 Lüneburg, Universitätsallee 1, C6.212
Fon +49.4131.677-1937,


Oliver Genschow is professor for Cognitive-, Social-, and Economic Psychology. In his research, he mainly focuses on interaction patterns among humans with a strong focus on perception-action coupling, such as imitation, mimicry, and anticipated action.

Further information on the underlying processes of imitative behavior and the possibility of measuring automatic imitation in online studies can be found on the following homepage:

Other topics of investigation include free will beliefs, social norms, consumer behavior, implicit attitude measures and approach-avoidance motivation. As one of four editor-in-chiefs of the In-Mind magazine, Oliver Genschow supports science communication from scientifically working psychologists.




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Academic Career

  • Since Oct. 2022: Leuphana Universität Lüneburg, Professor for Cognitive-, Social-, and Economic Psychology
  • Feb. 2022 – Aug. 2022: Parental leave
  • Jan. 2017 – Sept. 2022: University of Cologne, Juniorprofessor for Social Psychology: Social Cognition
  • Okt. – Dec. 2016: University of Basel (Switzerland): PostDoc at the chair of Social Psychology
  • Sept. 2013 – Okt. 2016: Ghent University (Belgium): PostDoc at the chair of Experimental Psychology
  • Jan. 2013 – Aug. 2013: University of Mannheim, PostDoc at the chair of Consumer and Economic Psychology
  • Feb. 2011 – Dec. 2012: University of Mannheim, PhD student at the chair of Consumer and Economic Psychology
  • Feb. 2010 – Jul. 2012: University of Basel (Switzerland), Research Assistant at the chair of Social- and Economic Psychology