Interim Professor ST20: Jonas Rees

About me 

During the summer semester 2020, I am interim professor for Applied Social Psychology at Bielefeld University. I completed degrees in Applied Social Psychology (M.Sc.) at the University of Sussex and Psychology (Diplom) at Bielefeld University, where I also completed my PhD on the psychological factors underlying involvement in the environmental movement and the role of emotions in this context. My main research interests at the Institute for Interdisciplinary Research on Conflict and Violence (IKG) at Bielefeld University, where I have been working since 2017, are group processes associated with emotions and conflict, as well as social-psychological aspects of memory culture and societal change. Currently, I am coordinating the development of the Bielefeld branch of the BMBF-funded Research Institute Societal Cohesion (FGZ).

Research interests

  • Social and applied social psychology, especially intergroup processes, conflict and violence between groups
  • Collective action, especially protest and environmental behaviour such as involvement in climate protection groups
  • Group-based emotions, especially shame and guilt, "collective memories" and memory culture
  • Societal cohesion and social identity
  • Sexism