Markus Kemmelmeier, Ph.D.

Professor; Director of the Social Psychology Program
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Markus Kemmelmeier is a professor of sociology. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in 2001 in social psychology. Kemmelmeier has articles in Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy, Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, Journal of Applied Social Psychology, and Political Psychology. His current research focuses on cultural psychology, political psychology, intergroup relations and interpersonal behavior and he has an ongoing interest in social psychological methods and statistics. He also serves as the director of the interdisciplinary social psychology Ph.D. program.

Research interests

Markus Kemmelmeier's research interests span a number of different areas including cultural psychology, political psychology, intergroup relations and interpersonal interaction.

Class materials

  • Social Psychology and Culture (graduate level)
  • Interpersonal Behavior (graduate level)
  • Group Processes and Intergroup Relations (graduate level)
  • Social Cognition (graduate level)
  • Attitudes: Structure and Function (graduate level)
  • Group Dynamics (undergraduate)
  • Social Psychology of Education (undergraduate)
  • Principles of Sociology (undergraduate)

Current Ph.D. students

Recent publications

  • Alvarez, M., & Kemmelmeier, M. (2017). Free speech as a cultural value: A case for American exceptionalism? Journal of Social and Political Psychology, 5(2), 707–735. DOI: 10.5964/jspp.v5i2.590
  • Crowder, M., & Kemmelmeier, M. (2017). Cultural differences in shame and guilt as understandable reasons for suicide. Psychological Reports. DOI: 10.1177/0033294117728288
  • Crowder, M., & Kemmelmeier, M. (2017). New insights on cultural patterns of suicide in the United States: The role honor culture. Cross-Cultural Research. DOI: 10.1177/1069397117712192
  • Kemmelmeier, M. (2016). Cultural differences in survey responding: Issues and insights in the study of response biases. International Journal of Psychology 51, 439-444. DOI: 10.1002/ijop.12386
  • Kemmelmeier, M., & Walton, A. P. (2016). Creativity in men and women: Threat, other-interest and self-assessment. Creativity Research Journal, 28. DOI: 10.1080/10400419.2016.1125266
  • Lee, B. M., & Kemmelmeier, M. (2017). How reliable are the effects of self-control training?: A re-examination using self-report and physical measures. PLoS ONE, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0178814
  • Uz, I., & Kemmelmeier, M. (2017). Can deception be desirable? Social Science Information, 56, 98–106. DOI: 10.1177/0539018416675070
  • Uz, I., Kemmelmeier, M., Paksoy, C., Krumov, K., Kühnen, U., Volkova, E., Gluzdova, O. & Walton, A. P. (2018). Sex and gender differences in achievement motivation across cultures. Turkish Journal of Psychology.
  • Wieland, A., Kemmelmeier, M., Gupta, V. & McKelvey, W. (2019). Gendered cognitions: A socio-cognitive model of how gender affects entrepreneurial preferences. Entrepreneurship and Regional Development.
  • Wilson-Daily, A. E., Kemmelmeier, M., & Prats, J. (2018). Intergroup contact versus conflict in Catalan high schools: A multilevel analysis of adolescent attitudes toward immigration and diversity. International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 64, 12-28. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijintrel.2018.03.002
  • Wilson-Daily, A. E., & Kemmelmeier, M. (2019). Youth perceptions of voting participation in the midst of Catalonia’s active struggle for independence. Youth & Society. DOI: 10.1177/0044118X19840965
  • Wood, S. M., DeVault, A., Miller, M. K., Kemmelmeier, M., & Summers, A. D. (2019). Decision-making in civil litigation: Effects of attorney credibility, evidence strength, and juror cognitive processing. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 49(8), 498-518.


  • Ph.D., Psychology, University of Michigan, 2001
  • M.A., Psychology, University of Michigan, 1997
  • Diplom-Psychologe, Universitaet Mannheim, 1994