Prof. Dr. Christoph Stahl

Office hours Please contact Joachim Radt for an appointment.
Room 3.37, IBW Building
Phone +49 221 470-3428
Postal address Herbert-Lewin-Str. 2
D-50931 Cologne

Research interests & selected publications

Also see the lab’s research interests and list of publications.

Episodic memory

Stahl, C. & Klauer, K. C. (2009). Measuring phantom recollection in the simplified Conjoint Recognition paradigm. Journal of Memory and Language, 60,180-193.

Stahl, C. & Klauer, K. C. (2008). A simplified Conjoint Recognition paradigm for the measurement of gist and verbatim memory. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 34, 570-586.

Stahl, C. (2008). Enkodierung erwartungskongruenter und erwartungsinkongruenter Information [Encoding of expectancy-congruent and expectancy-incongruent information]. Saarbrücken: VDM.

Multinomial processing-tree models

Stahl, C. & Klauer, K. C. (2007). HMMTree: A computer program for hierarchical multinomial processing tree models. Behavior Research Methods, 39, 267- 273.

Stahl, C. (2006). Multinomiale Verarbeitungsbaummodelle in der Sozialpsychologie [Multinomial processing tree models in social psychology]. Zeitschrift für Sozialpsychologie, 37, 161-171.

Stahl, C. (2006). Software for generating psychological experiments. Experimental Psychology, 53, 218-232.

Evaluative conditioning and indirect measurement of valence

Stahl, C., Unkelbach, C., & Corneille, O. (2009). On the respective contributions of awareness of US valence and US identity in valence acquisition through evaluative conditioning. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 97, 404-420.

Stahl, C., Unkelbach, C. (2009). Evaluative learning with single versus multiple USs: The role of contingency awareness. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Behavior Processes, 35, 286-291.

Stahl, C. & Degner, J. (2007). Assessing automatic activation of valence: A multinomial model of EAST performance. Experimental Psychology, 54, 99-112.

Illusory truth

Dechêne, A., Stahl, C., Hansen, J., & Wänke, M. (2010). The Truth About the Truth: A Meta-Analytic Review of the Truth Effect. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 14, 238-257.

Dechêne, A., Stahl, C., Hansen, J., & Wänke, M. (2009). Mix me a list: Repeated presentation is not sufficient for the Truth effect and the Mere exposure effect. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 45, 1117-1122.

Unkelbach, C. & Stahl, C. (2009). A multinomial modeling approach to dissociate different components of the truth effect. Consciousness & Cognition, 18, 22-38.


Stahl, C., Klauer, K. C., & Erdfelder, E. (2008). Matching bias is not eliminated by explicit negations. Thinking & Reasoning, 14, 281-303.

Klauer, K. C., Stahl, C., & Erdfelder, E. (2007). The abstract selection task: New data and an almost comprehensive model. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 33, 680-703.