Univ.-Prof. Dr. Nilüfer Aydin


Email: Niluefer.Aydin [@] aau.at
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  • Folgen sozialer Exkludierung auf Individual- und Gruppenebene
  • Antisoziales Verhalten (z.B. Amoklauf, Fremdenfeindlichkeit)
  • Interkulturelle Forschung (Migration und Coping, kulturelle Identität)
  • Zivilcourage

Ausgewählte Publikationen:


Reiter-Scheidl., K., Papousek, I., Lackner, H. K. , Paechter, M., Weiss, E. M., & Aydin, N. (2018). Aggressive behavior after social exclusion is linked with the spontaneous initiation of more action-oriented coping immediately following the exclusion episode. Physiology and Behavior, 195, 142 – 150. doi.org/10.1016/j.physbeh.2018.08.001

Aydin*, N., Gula*, B., Albrecht, J., Obermair, M., Lermer, E., & Pfundmair, M. (accepted). A harmless dog? Effects of a companion dog on associations of danger and threat with oriental-looking targets. European Journal of Social Psychology. (*geteilte Erstautorenschaft)

Papousek I., Aydin, N., Rominger, C., Feyaerts, K., Schmid-Zalaudek, K., Lackner, H.K., Fink, A., Schulter, G., & Weiss, E.M. (2018). DSM-5 personality trait domains and withdrawal versus approach motivational tendencies in response to the perception of other peoples desperation and angry aggression. Biological Psychology, 132, 106-115. DOI:10.1016/j.biopsycho.2017.11.010

Lackner, H. K., Scheidl, K., Aydin, N., Perchtold, C., Weiss, E. M., & Papousek, I. (2018). Laughter as a social rejection cue: Influence of prior explicit experience of social rejection on cardiac signs of "freezing". International Journal of Psychphysiology, DOI: 10.1016/j.ijpsycho.2018.03.022

Pfundmair, M., Graupmann, V., Frey, D.,Aydin, N.,(2018). Interkulturelle Unterschiede im Erleben und Verhalten nach sozialer Exkludierung. Psychologische Rundschau, 69, 95–103


Aydin, N., Agthe, M., Pfundmair, M., Frey, D., & DeWall, C. N. (2017). Safety in beauty. Social exclusion, antisocial responses, and the desire to reconnect. Social Psychology, 48, 208-225. DOI: 10.1027/1864-9335/a000311

Luttenberger, S., Maidl, V., Rominger, C. Aydin, N., & Paechter, M. (2017). Different patterns of university students integration of lecture podcasts, learning materials, and lecture attendance in a psychology course. Education and Information Technologies, 58(2),43. DOI: 10.1007/s10639-017-9592-3


Braun, S., Aydin, N., Frey, D., & Peus, C. (2016). Leader Narcissism Predicts Malicious Envy and SupervisorTargeted Counterproductive Work Behavior: Evidence from Field and Experimental Research. Journal of Business Ethics, 17(4), 351-367. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10551-016-3224-5

Pfundmair, M., & Frey, D., & Aydin, N. (2016). Whatever? The effect of social exclusion on adopting persuasive messages. The Journal of Social Psychology, 157(2), 181-193. DOI: 10.1080/00224545.2016.1192098.


Jenull, B., Frate, N.,Trannacher, M., & Aydin, N. (2015). He wanted to talk and I gave him a shower”: A qualitative interview study in three nursing homes in Carinthia (Austria) about violent behaviour in elderly care and its causes. The International Journal Of Humanities & Social Studies, 3(6), 175-182.

Fischer, J., & Aydin, N. (2015). Kommunikation im Klassenzimmer. Acht Kommunikationsstile. Schulmanagement, 2, 18-20.

Aydin, N. & Fritsch, K. (2015) Stigma und Stigmatisierung von psychischen Krankheiten. Psychotherapeut, 60(39), 245-257. DOI: 10.1007/s00278-015-0024-9.

Pfundmair, M., DeWall, C. N., Fries, V., Geiger, B., Krämer, T., Krug, S., Frey, D., & Aydin, N. (2015). Sugar or spice: Using I3 metatheory to understand how and why glucose reduces rejection-related aggression. Aggressive Behavior, 41, 537-543. DOI:10.1002/ab.21593

Pfundmair, M., Graupmann, V., Frey, D. & Aydin, N. (2015). The different behavioral intentions of collectivists and individualists in response to social exclusion. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin,41(3), 363-378. DOI: 10.1177/0146167214566186.

Pfundmair, M., Aydin, N., Du, H., Yeung, S., Frey, D., & Gaupmann, V. (2015). Exclude me if you can: Cultural effects on the outcomes of social exclusion. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology,46(4),579-596. DOI: 10.1177/0022022115571203

Pfundmair, M., Lermer, E., Frey, D. & Aydin, N. (2015). Construal Level and social exclusion: Concrete thinking impedes recovery from social exclusion. Journal of Social Psychology, 155(4) 338-355. DOI: 10.1080/00224545.2015.1015475

Pfundmair, M., Eyssel, F., Graupmann, V., Frey, D. & Aydin, N. (2015). Wanna play? The role of self-construal when using gadgets to cope with ostracism. Social Influence , 10(4), 221-235. DOI: 10.1080/15534510.2015.1074102

Pfundmair, M., Graupmann, V., Du, H., Frey, D. & Aydin, N. (2014). Suddenly included: Cultural differences in experiencing an inclusionary change. International Journal of Psychology,50(2), 85-92. DOI: 10.1002/ijop.12082


Papousek, I., Aydin, N., Lackner, H. K., Weiss, E. M., Bühner, M., Schulter, G., Charlesworth, C. & Freudenthaler, H. H. (2014). Laughter as a social rejection cue: "Gelotophobia" and transient cardiac responses to other persons´ laughter and insult. Psychophysiology, 51(11), 1112-1121. DOI:10.1111/psyp.12259

Pfundmair, M., Aydin, N., Frey, D. & Echterhoff, G. (2014).The interplay of oxytocin and collectivistic orientation shields against negative effects of ostracism. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology. 55, 246-251. DOI:10.1016/j.jesp.2014.07.016

Aydin, N., Krueger, J., Frey, D., Kastenmüller, A., & Fischer., P. (2014). Social exclusion and xenophobia: Intolerant attitudes toward ethnic and religious minorities. Group Processes Intergroup Relations, 17(3), 371-387. Published online before print December 12, DOI: 10.1177/1368430213510569

Kastenmüller, A., Aydin, N., Frey, D., Traut-Mattausch, E., Peus, C., & Fischer, P., (2014). Terrorist threat and employees´perceived ability to cope with organizational change. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 44(6), 423-432. DOI: 10.1111/jasp.12234


Frey, D., Streicher, B. & Aydin, N. (2013). Center of Excellence Kulturen sowie professionelle ethikorientierte Führung als Voraussetzung für ökonomischen Erfolg. In S. Grote (Hrsg.), Führung der Zukunft(S. 235-253). Berlin: Springer.


Aydin, N., Krueger, J., Fischer, J., Hahn, D., Frey, D., Kastenmüller, A., & Fischer, P. (2012). A man´s best friend: How the presence of a dog decreases mental distress after social exclusion. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 48, 446 – 449. DOI: 10.1016/j.jesp.2011.09.011

Fischer, J., Aydin, N., Kastenmüller, A., Frey, D., & Fischer, P. (2012). The delinquent media effect: Delinquency-reinforcing video games increase players’ attitudinal and behavioral inclination towards delinquent behavior. Journal of Popular Media Culture, 1(3), 201 – 205. DOI: 10.1037/a0028114

Fischer, P., Krueger, J. I., Greitemeyer, T., Asal, K., Aydin, N., & Vingilis, E. (2012). Psychological effects of risk-glorification in the media: Towards an integrative view. European Review of Social Psychology, 23(1), 224-257. DOI: 10.1080/10463283.2012.690969


Aydin, N., Graupmann, V., Fischer, J., Frey, D., & Fischer, P. (2011). The role is my castle: The appeal of traditional roles after experiencing social exclusion. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 47(5), 981 – 986. DOI:10.1016/j.jesp.2011.03.020

Kastenmüller, A., Aydin, N., Frey, D. & Fischer. P. (2011). Soziale Wahrnehmung: Naive Theorien, Eindrucksbildung, Verarbeitung von Gesichtern. In H. W. Bierhoff & D. Frey (Hrsg.) Sozialpsychologie: Individuum und soziale Welt, (S.151.164). Göttingen: Hogrefe.

Aydin, N., Weisweiler, S., Fischer, P., Kastenmüller. A., & Frey, D. (2011). Soziale Urteile und Rationalität bei Entscheidungen: Urteilsheuristiken und Erwartungen. In H. W. Bierhoff & D. Frey (Hrsg.), Sozialpsychologie: Individuum und soziale Welt (S.165-188) Reihe Bachelorstudium Psychologie. Göttingen: Hogrefe.

Fischer, J., Fischer, P., Englich, B., Aydin, N., & Frey, D. (2011). Empower my decisions: The effects of power gestures on confirmatory information processing. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 47(6), 1146 – 1154. DOI: 10.1016/j.jesp.2011.06.008

Fischer, P., Aydin, N., Fischer, J., Frey, D. & Lea, S. E. G. (2011). The cognitive economy model of selective exposure: Integrating motivational and cognitive accounts of confirmatory information search. In J. I. Krueger (Ed.). Social judgment and decision-making. (S.21-40) New York, NY: Psychology Press.

Kastenmüller, A., Greitemeyer, T., Aydin, N., Tattersall, A. J. Peus, C., Bussmann, P. Fischer, J., Frey, D., & Fischer, P. (2011). Terrorism threat and networking: Evidence that terrorism salience decreases occupational networking. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 32(7), 961-977, DOI: 10.1002/job.745 (nominiert für den Best Paper Award 2011 des Journal of Organizational Behavior)


Aydin, N., Fischer, P., & Frey, D. (2010). Turning to God in the Face of Ostracism: Effects of Social Exclusion on Religiousness. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 36(6), 742 - 753. DOI: 10.1177/0146167210367491

Fischer, P., Ai, A. L., Aydin, N., Frey, D., & Haslam, S. A. (2010). The Relationship Between Religious Identity and Preferred Coping Strategies: An Examination of the Relative Importance of Interpersonal and Intrapersonal Coping in Muslim and Christian Faiths. Review of General Psychology, 14(4), 365–381. DOI: 10.1037/a0021624

Fischer, P., Fischer, J., Aydin, N., & Frey, D. (2010). Physically attractive social information sources lead to increased selective exposure to information. Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 32(4), 340-347. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01973533.2010.519208

Kastenmüller, A., Fischer, P., Jonas, E., Greitemeyer, T., Frey, D., Fischer, J., & Aydin, N. (2010). Selective exposure: The impact of framing information search instructions as gains and losses. European Journal of Social Psychology, 40(5), 837-846. DOI: 10.1002/ejsp.653.

Seit Feb 2014 Leitung der Abteilung Sozialpsychologie an der Alpen-Adria Universität, Klagenfurt
2012 – 2014 Vertretungsprofessur für Sozialpsychologie (W2) an der LMU, München
2011 – 2012 Vertretungsprofessur für Sozialpsychologie an der Karl-Franzens-Universität, Graz
2011 Habilitation
2009 Promotion
2006 Wissenschaftliche Projektmitarbeiterin an der Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität am Lehrstuhl für Sozialpsychologie (Prof. Dr. Dieter Frey)
1999 – 2005 Studium der Soziologie an der Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München