Faculty & Research

Bernd Wittenbrink

Bernd Wittenbrink

Robert S. Hamada Professor of Behavioral Science

Bernd Wittenbrink is interested in the psychology of person perception and social judgment, specifically the influence that stereotypes and group attitudes may have on people's decisions and behaviors. His research has been published in the premier journals of Social Psychology, such as the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology and Social Cognition. His book on recent developments in attitude measurement, Implicit Measures of Attitudes, coauthored with N. Schwarz, is published by Guilford Press.

Wittenbrink's research also has been featured by The New York Times, NBC, and National Public Radio, among others, and has received funding though the Russell Sage Foundation.

Wittenbrink has served as an associate editor of the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. He is a fellow of the Association for Psychological Science and member of several professional organizations, including the American Psychological Association, Society of Personality and Social Psychology, and the European Association of Experimental Psychology.

Wittenbrink received his undergraduate education in Germany and completed a master's degree in 1991 and a PhD in 1994 in social psychology at the University of Michigan. He joined the Chicago Booth faculty in 1996.


2019 - 2020 Course Schedule

Number Title Quarter
38601 Workshop in Behavioral Science 2020 (Spring)

Research Activities

Psychology of person perception and social judgment.

With N. Schwarz, Implicit Measures of Attitudes: Procedures and Controversies, Guilford Press (2007).

With B. Park and C. M. Judd, "Evaluative versus Conceptual Judgments in Automatic Stereotyping and Prejudice," Journal of Experimental Social Psychology (2001).

With P. L. Gist and J. L. Hilton, "Structural Properties of Stereotypic Knowledge and Their Influences on the Construal of Social Situations," Journal of Personality and Social Psychology (1997).

With J. R. Henly, "Creating Social Reality: Informational Social Influence and the Content of Stereotypic Beliefs," Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin (1996).

For a listing of research publications, please visit the university library listing page.