Bio

I am working as a tenured assistant professor at the Department of Social Psychology at Tilburg University. My main research interest is to study financial decisions and rule compliance, for instance in the domain of taxation. What makes my research special is that I work in an interdisciplinary, applied field, while my approach is guided by my research background in cognitive psychology and judgment & decision making. My current research focuses on: a) the interplay of deterrence factors (i.e., control and sanctions) and socio-psychological factors (e.g., fairness perceptions, social norms, interindividual differences in underlying motivations) in compliance with regulations; b) effects of feedback timing (regarding the outcome of audits) on tax compliance; c) cognitive processes underlying tax decision making (studies applying eye-tracking and Mouselab); d) the influence of emotions on tax compliance decisions; e) the role of dispositional greed in tax compliance decisions.

Teaching

I have taught courses on economic psychology, work and organizational psychology, social psychology, cognitive psychology, judgment and decision making, test theory and statistics at Tilburg University and different universities in Austria. The courses I am currently teaching can be seen below.

Courses

Highlights

I recently guest editored a special issue on process tracing methods in social psychology in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology together with Anthony Evans and Susann Fiedler https://www.sciencedirect.com/journal/journal-of-experimental-social-psychology/special-issue/105KM16WFCJ

I am also an associate editor of the Journal of Economic Psychology https://www.journals.elsevier.com/journal-of-economic-psychology

More information on a recent reseach project on information processing in tax compliance decisions funded by the European Union can be found here https://www.tilburguniversity.edu/about/schools/socialsciences/organization/departments/social-psychology/projects-and-grants

Recent publications

  1. Moral frames are persuasive and moralize attitudes - Nonmoral frames …

    Kodapanakkal, R., Brandt, M., Kogler, C., & van Beest, I. (2022). Moral frames are persuasive and moralize attitudes: Nonmoral frames are persuasive and de-moralize attitudes. Psychological Science, 33(3), 433-449.
  2. Moral relevance varies due to Inter‐individual and Intra‐individual d…

    Kodapanakkal, R., Brandt, M., Kogler, C., & van Beest, I. (2022). Moral relevance varies due to Inter‐individual and Intra‐individual differences across big data technology domains. European Journal of Social Psychology, 52(1), 46-70.
  3. Information processing in tax decisions - A MouselabWEB study on the …

    Kogler, C., Olsen, J., Müller, M., & Kirchler, E. (2022). Information processing in tax decisions: A MouselabWEB study on the deterrence model of income tax evasion. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making.
  4. No effects of synchronicity in online social dilemma experiments - A …

    Evans, A. M., Kogler, C., & Sleegers, W. W. A. (2021). No effects of synchronicity in online social dilemma experiments: A registered report. Judgment and Decision Making, 16(4), 823-843.
  5. Process tracing methods in social psychology

    Evans, A. M., Fiedler, S., & Kogler, C. (2020). Process tracing methods in social psychology. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 90, [104007].

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