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in press

Back, M. D., Branje, S., Eastwick, P. W., Human, L. J., Penke, L., Sadikaj, G., Slatcher, R. B., Thielmann, I., van Zalk, M. H. W., & Wrzus, C. (in press). Personality and social relationships: What do we know and where do we go? Personality Science. 

Hilbig, B. E., Moshagen, M., Thielmann, I., & Zettler, I., & (in press). Making rights from wrongs: The crucial role of beliefs and justifications for the expression of aversive personality. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Generalhttps://doi.org/10.1037/xge0001232

Hilbig, B. E., Thielmann, I., Zettler, I., & Moshagen, M. (in press). The dispositional essence of proactive social preferences: The dark core of personality vis-à-vis 58 traits. Psychological Science.

Scholz, D. D., Hilbig, B. E., Thielmann, I., Moshagen, M., & Zettler, I. (in press). Beyond (low) Agreeableness: Towards a more comprehensive understanding of antagonistic psychopathology. Journal of Personalityhttp://doi.org/10.1111/jopy.12708 

Thielmann, I., Moshagen, M., Hilbig, B.E., & Zettler, I. (in press). On the comparability of basic personality models: Meta-analytic correspondence, scope, and orthogonality of the Big Five and HEXACO dimensions. European Journal of Personality. https://doi.org/10.1177/08902070211026793

Thielmann, I., Rau, R., & Locke, K. D. (in press). Trait-specificity versus global positivity: A critical test of alternative sources of assumed similarity in personality judgments. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/pspp0000420

2022

Henry, S., Thielmann, I., Booth, T., & Mõttus, R. (2022). Test-retest reliability of the HEXACO-100 – and the value of multiple measurements for assessing reliability. PLOS ONE, 17(1), e0262465. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0262465 

Hilbig, B. E., Thielmann, I., & Böhm, R. (2022). Bending our ethics code: Avoidable deception and its justification in psychological research. European Psychologist, 27, 62-70. https://doi.org/10.1027/1016-9040/a000431                                                                 

Horsten, L. K., Hilbig, B. E., Thielmann, I., Zettler, I., & Moshagen, M. (2022). Fast, but not so furious. On the distinctiveness of a fast life history strategy and the common core of aversive traits. Personality Science, 3, e6879. https://doi.org/10.5964/ps.6879 

Lanz, L., Thielmann, I., & Gerpott, F. H. (2022). Are social desirability scales desirable? A meta-analytic test of the validity of social desirability scales in the context of prosocial behavior. Journal of Personality, 90(2), 203-221. https://doi.org/10.1111/jopy.12662 

Leising, D., Thielmann, I., Glöckner, A., Gärtner, A., & Schönbrodt, F. (2022). Ten steps toward a better personality science - A rejoinder to the comments. Personality Science, 3, Article e7961. https://doi.org/10.5964/ps.7961

Leising, D., Thielmann, I., Glöckner, A., Gärtner, A., & Schönbrodt, F. (2022). Ten steps toward a better personality science - How quality may be rewarded more in research evaluation. Personality Science, 3, Article e6029.  https://doi.org/10.5964/ps.6029 

Nielsen, Y. A., Thielmann, I., Zettler, I., & Pfattheicher, S. (2022). Sharing money with humans versus computers: On the role of Honesty-Humility and (non-)social preferences. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 13(6), 1058-1068 . https://doi.org/10.1177/19485506211055622 

Pfattheicher, S., Nielsen, Y. A., & Thielmann, I. (2022). Prosocial behavior and altruism: A review of concepts and definitions. Current Opinion in Psychology, 44, 124-129. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.copsyc.2021.08.021

Thielmann, I., & Hilbig, B.E. (2022). Assumed similarity. In R. Pohl (Ed.) Cognitive Illusions. (3rd edition). Routledge.

Thielmann, I., Hilbig, B.E., & Zettler, I. (2022). The dispositional basis of human prosociality. Current Opinion in Psychology, 43, 289-294. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.copsyc.2021.08.009

Thielmann, I., & Pfattheicher, S. (2022). Editorial overview: Current and new directions in the study of prosociality. Current Opinion in Psychology, 47, 101355https://doi.org/10.1016/j.copsyc.2022.101355 

2021

De Vries, R. E., & Thielmann, I. (2021). COVID-19 vermijdingsgedrag: Het belang van persoonlijkheid en de relatie met toename in thuiswerken [COVID-19 avoidance behavior: The significance of personality and the relation with increases in working from home]. Gedrag & Organisatie, 34(4), 460-482. https://doi.org/10.5117/GO2021.4.003.VRIE 

Dores Cruz, T., Thielmann, I., Columbus, S., Molho, C., Wu, J., Righetti, F., De Vries, R. E., Koutsoumpis, A., Van Lange, P. A. M., Beersma, B., & Balliet, D. (2021). Gossip and reputation in everyday life. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, 376, 20200301. https://doi.org/10.1098/rstb.2020.030 

Fischer, M., Twardawski, M., Steindorf, L., & Thielmann, I. (2021). Stockpiling during the COVID-19 pandemic as a real-life social dilemma: A person-situation perspective. Journal of Research in Personality, 91, 104075. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jrp.2021.104075 

Gerpott, F. H.*, Thielmann, I.*, & Balliet, D. (2021). Interdependence approaches to the person and the situation. In D. Wood, S. J. Read, P. D. Harms, & A. Slaughter (Eds.). Emerging approaches to measuring and modeling the person and situation (pp. 540-563). London: Elsevier. [*shared first authorship]

Hilbig, B. E., & Thielmann, I. (2021). On the (mis)use of deception in web-based research: Challenges and recommendations. Zeitschrift für Psychologie, 229(4), 225-229. https://doi.org/10.1027/2151-2604/a000466

Hilbig, B. E., Thielmann, I., Klein, S. A., Moshagen, M., & Zettler, I. (2021). The dark core of personality and socially aversive psychopathology. Journal of Personality, 89, 216-227. https://doi.org/10.1111/jopy.12577

Thielmann, I. (2021). A plea for studying qualitative individual differences by default [Invited Commentary]. Journal of Cognition, 4(1), 51. https://doi.org/10.5334/joc.172

Thielmann, I., Böhm, R., & Hilbig, B. E. (2021). Buying unethical loyalty: A behavioral paradigm and empirical test. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 12(3), 363-370. https://doi.org/10.1177/1948550620905218

Thielmann, I., Böhm, R., Ott, M., & Hilbig, B. E. (2021). Economic games: An introduction and guide for research. Collabra: Psychology, 7(1), 19004. https://doi.org/10.1525/collabra.19004

Thielmann, I., & De Vries, R. E. (2021). Who wants to change and how? On the trait-specificity of personality change goals. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology , 121(5), 1112–1139. https://doi.org/10.1037/pspp0000304 

Twardawski, M., Steindorf, L., & Thielmann, I. (2021). Three pillars of physical distancing: Anxiety, prosociality, and rule compliance during the COVID-19 pandemic. Collabra: Psychology, 7(1), 22511. https://doi.org/10.1525/collabra.22511

2020

Heck, D. W., Thielmann, I., Klein, S. A., & Hilbig, B. E. (2020). On the limited generality of air pollution and anxiety as causal determinants of unethical behavior: Commentary on Lu, Lee, Gino, & Galinsky (2018). Psychological Science, 31(6), 741-747. https://doi.org/10.1177/0956797619866627

Klein, S. A., Thielmann, I., Hilbig, B. E., & Heck, D. W. (2020). On the robustness of the association between Honesty-Humility and dishonest behavior for varying incentives. Journal of Research in Personality, 88, 104006. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jrp.2020.104006

Neumann, H., Thielmann, I., & Pfattheicher, S. (2020). Labelling affects agreement with political statements of right-wing populist parties. PLoS ONE, 15(11), e0239772. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0239772

Rau, R., Thielmann, I., Breil, S. M., Geukes, K., Krause, S., Nikoleizig, L., Back, M. D., & Nestler, S. (2020). Do perceiver effects in interpersonal perception predict cooperation in social dilemmas? Collabra: Psychology, 6(1), 35. http://doi.org/10.1525/collabra.332

Rek, K., Thielmann, I., Henkel, M., Crawford, M., Piccirilli, L., Graff, A., Mestel, R., & Zimmermann, J. (2020). A psychometric evaluation of the Standardized Assessment of Severity of Personality Disorder (SASPD) in nonclinical and clinical German samples. Psychological Assessment, 32(10), 984-990. https://doi.org/10.1037/pas0000926

Thielmann, I. (2020). Trust. In V. Zeigler-Hill & T. K. Shackelford (Eds.). Encyclopedia of Personality and Individual Differences (pp. 5582-5585). Cham: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-24612-3_561

Thielmann, I., Akrami, N., Babarović, T., Belloch, A., Bergh, R., Chirumbolo, A., ..., Ashton, M. C., & Lee, K. (2020). The HEXACO-100 across 16 languages: A large-scale test of measurement invariance. Journal of Personality Assessment, 102(5), 714-726. https://doi.org/10.1080/00223891.2019.1614011
(Winner of the Walter G. Klopfer Award for the best empirical paper published in the Journal of Personality Assessment in 2020) 

Thielmann, I., Hilbig, B. E., & Zettler, I. (2020). Seeing me, seeing you: Testing competing accounts of assumed similarity in personality judgments. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 118(1), 172–198. https://doi.org/10.1037/pspp0000222

Thielmann, I., Spadaro, G., & Balliet, D. (2020). Personality and prosocial behavior: A theoretical framework and meta-analysis. Psychological Bulletin, 146(1), 30–90. https://doi.org/10.1037/bul0000217

Thielmann, I., & Zettler, I. (2020). On the distinction between Honesty-Humility and Agreeableness in the HEXACO model [Invited Commentary]. European Journal of Personality, 34(4), 552-553. https://doi.org/10.1002/per.2284

Twardawski, M., Hilbig, B. E., & Thielmann, I. (2020). Punishment goals in classroom interventions: An attributional approach. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, 26(1), 61-72. https://doi.org/10.1037/xap0000223

Zettler, I.*, Thielmann, I.*, Hilbig, B. E., & Moshagen, M. (2020). The nomological net of the HEXACO model of personality: A large-scale meta-analytic investigation. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 15(3), 723-760. https://doi.org/10.1177/1745691619895036. [*shared first authorship]

2019

Columbus, S., Thielmann, I., & Balliet, D. (2019). Situational affordances for prosocial behaviour: On the interaction between Honesty-Humility and (perceived) interdependence. European Journal of Personality, 33(6), 655-673. https://doi.org/10.1002/per.2224

Mischkowski, D., Thielmann, I., & Glöckner, A. (2019). Minimizing inequality versus maximizing joint gains: On the relation between personality traits and different prosocial motivations. Journal of Research in Personality, 81, 153-157. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jrp.2019.06.001

Moshagen, M., Thielmann, I., Hilbig, B. E., & Zettler, I. (2019). Meta-analytic investigations of the HEXACO Personality Inventory(-Revised): Reliability generalization, self-observer agreement, intercorrelations, and relations to demographic variables. Zeitschrift für Psychologie, 227, 186-194. https://doi.org/10.1027/2151-2604/a000377

Thielmann, I., & Hilbig, B. E. (2019). No gain without pain: The psychological costs of dishonesty. Journal of Economic Psychology, 71, 126-137. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.joep.2018.06.001

Thielmann, I., & Hilbig, B. E. (2019). Nomological consistency: A comprehensive test of the equivalence of different trait indicators for the same constructs. Journal of Personality, 87(3), 715-730. https://doi.org/10.1016/10.1111/jopy.12428

2018

Böhm, R.,Thielmann, I., & Hilbig, B. E. (2018). The brighter the light, the deeper the shadow: Morality also fuels aggression, conflict, and violence. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 41, e98. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0140525X18000031

Heck, D. W., Thielmann, I., Moshagen, M., & Hilbig, B. E. (2018). Who lies? A large-scale reanalysis linking basic personality traits to unethical decision making. Judgment & Decision Making, 13, 356-371.

Hilbig, B. E., Kieslich, P. J., Henninger, F., Thielmann, I., & Zettler, I. (2018). Lead us (not) into temptation: Testing the motivational mechanisms linking Honesty-Humility to cooperation. European Journal of Personality, 32(2), 116-127. https://doi.org/10.1002/per.2149

Mischkowski, D., Thielmann, I., & Glöckner, A. (2018). Think it through before making a choice? Processing mode does not influence social mindfulness. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 74, 85-97. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jesp.2017.09.001

Nadarevic, L., Plier, S., Thielmann, I., & Darancó, S. (2018). Foreign language reduces the longevity of the repetition-based truth effect. Acta Psychologica, 191, 149-159. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.actpsy.2018.08.019

Thielmann, I., & Hilbig, B. E. (2018). Daring dishonesty: On the role of sanctions for (un)ethical behavior. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 79, 71-77. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jesp.2018.06.009

Thielmann, I., & Hilbig, B. E. (2018). Is it all about the money? A re-analysis of the link between Honesty-Humility and Dictator Game giving. Journal of Research in Personality, 76, 1-5. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jrp.2018.07.002

2017

Hilbig, B. E.*, & Thielmann, I.* (2017). Does everyone have a price? On the role of payoff magnitude for ethical decision making. Cognition, 163, 15-25. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cognition.2017.02.011 [*shared first authorship]

Klein, S. A., Thielmann, I., Hilbig, B. E., & Zettler, I. (2017). Between me and we: The importance of self-profit versus social justifiability for ethical decision making. Judgment and Decision Making, 12(6), 563-571.

Thielmann, I., & Hilbig, B. E. (2017). Should versus want: On the relative contribution of injunctive norms and preferences on trust decisions. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, 30(2), 446–452. https://doi.org/10.1002/bdm.1962

Thielmann, I., Hilbig, B. E., Zettler, I., & Moshagen, M. (2017). On measuring the sixth basic personality dimension: A comparison between HEXACO Honesty-Humility and Big Six Honesty-Propriety. Assessment, 24(8), 1024-1036. https://doi.org/10.1177/1073191116638411

Thielmann, I., Zimmermann, J., Leising, D., & Hilbig, B. E. (2017). Seeing is knowing: On the predictive accuracy of self- and informant reports for prosocial and moral behaviours. European Journal of Personality, 31(4), 404-418. https://doi.org/10.1002/per.2112

2016

Hilbig, B. E., Thielmann, I., Klein, S. A., & Henninger, F. (2016). The two faces of cooperation: On the unique role of HEXACO Agreeableness for forgiveness versus retaliation. Journal of Research in Personality, 64, 69-78. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jrp.2016.08.004

Thielmann, I., & Böhm, R. (2016). Who does (not) participate in intergroup conflict? Social Psychological and Personality Science, 7(8), 778-787. https://doi.org/10.1177/1948550616660160

Thielmann, I., Heck, D. W., & Hilbig, B. E. (2016). Anonymity and incentives: An investigation of techniques to reduce socially desirable responding in the Trust Game. Judgment and Decision Making, 11(5), 527-536.

2015

Hilbig, B. E., Thielmann, I., Hepp, J., Klein, S. A., & Zettler, I. (2015). From personality to altruistic behavior (and back): Evidence from a double-blind dictator game. Journal of Research in Personality, 55, 46-50. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jrp.2014.12.004

Hilbig, B. E., Thielmann, I., Wührl, J. & Zettler, I. (2015). From Honesty-Humility to fair behavior - benevolence or a (blind) fairness norm? Personality and Individual Differences, 80, 91-95. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2015.02.017

Thielmann, I., Böhm, R., & Hilbig, B. E. (2015). Different games for different motives: Comment on Haesevoets, Folmer, and Van Hiel (2015). European Journal of Personality, 29(4), 506-508. https://doi.org/10.1002/per.2007

Thielmann, I., Erdfelder, E., & Stahlberg, D. (2015). Now you see it, now you don’t: Explaining inconsistent evidence on gender stereotyping of newborns. European Journal of Social Psychology, 45(6), 669-677. https://doi.org/10.1002/ejsp.2132

Thielmann, I., & Hilbig, B. E. (2015). The traits one can trust: Dissecting reciprocity and kindness as determinants of trustworthy behavior. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 41(11), 1523-1536. https://doi.org/10.1177/0146167215600530

Thielmann, I., & Hilbig, B. E. (2015). Trust: An integrative review from a person-situation perspective. Review of General Psychology, 19(3), 249-277. https://doi.org/10.1037/gpr0000046

2014

Diehl, K., Thielmann, I., Thiel, A., Mayer, J., Zipfel, S. & Schneider, S. (2014). Possibilities to support elite adolescent athletes in improving performance: Results from a qualitative content analysis. Science & Sports, 29, e115-e125. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scispo.2014.03.004

Thielmann, I., & Hilbig, B. E. (2014). Trust in me, trust in you: A social projection account of the link between personality, cooperativeness, and trustworthiness expectations. Journal of Research in Personality, 50, 61-65. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jrp.2014.03.006

Thielmann, I., Hilbig, B. E., & Niedtfeld, I. (2014). Willing to give but not to forgive: Borderline personality features and cooperative behavior. Journal of Personality Disorders, 28(6), 778-795. https://doi.org/10.1521/pedi_2014_28_135