Social Psychology  

Dr. Markus Barth, Dipl.-Psych.


Academic career



Research associate, Leipzig University


Research associate, FernUniversität in Hagen (University of Hagen)


PhD, FernUniversität in Hagen (University of Hagen)


Studies in psychology, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin


Research interests


My research focuses on the promoting and inhibiting factors (cognitive and emotional) of intergroup reconciliation. In this area, I have concentrated on the effect of group-based emotions (e.g., group-based guilt) and perspective-taking as an intervention measure. More generally, I am interested in prosocial behavior and conflict resolution, in particular, the specific group perspective on these phenomena. My most recent research interests include factors (individual and group-based) that promote environmentally responsible behavior.




Masson, T., & Barth, M. (in press). Solving the paradox - (Further) evidence for a quadratic relationship between in-group centrality and group-based guilt. British Journal of Social Psychology.

Barth, M., Siem, B., Aydin, A. L., Ullrich, J., & Shnabel, N. (2018, November). Wie kann Versöhnung gefördert werden? – Das Bedürfnisbasierte Modell der Versöhnung. The Inquisitive Mind, 4. Retrieved from

Fritsche, I., Barth, M., Jugert, P., Masson, T., & Reese, G. (2018). Die Psychologie der Großen Transformation muss (auch) eine Psychologie kollektiven Handelns sein. Umweltpsychologie, 22, 139-149.

Roth, J., Mazziotta, A., & Barth, M. (2018). The two-dimensions-five-components structure of in-group identification is invariant across various identification patterns in different social groups. Self and Identity. Advance online publication.

Barth, M., Masson, T., Fritsche, I., & Ziemer, C.-T. (2018). Closing ranks: Ingroup norm conformity as a subtle response to threatening climate change. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 21, 497-512.

Fritsche, I., Barth, M., Jugert, P., Masson, T., & Reese, G. (2018). A social identity model of pro-environmental action (SIMPEA). Psychological Review, 125(2), 245-269.

Barth, M. & Stürmer, S. (2016). Comparison of the effects of individual and group-level perspective taking on intergroup reconciliation. Social Psychology, 47(6), 311-326. doi:10.1027/1864-9335/a000285

Jugert, P., Greenaway, K. H., Barth, M., Büchner, R., Eisentraut, S., & Fritsche, I. (2016). Collective efficacy increases pro-environmental intentions through increasing self-efficacy. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 48, 12-23. doi:10.1016/j.jenvp.2016.08.003

Stollberg, J., Fritsche, I., Barth, M., & Jugert, P. (2016). Extending control perceptions to the social self: Ingroups serve the restoration of control. In M. Bukowski, I. Fritsche, A. Guinote, & M. Kofta (Eds.), Coping with lack of control in a social world (pp. 133-150). London: Routledge.

Barth, M., Jugert, P., & Fritsche, I. (2016). Still underdetected - Social norms and collective efficacy predict the acceptance of electric vehicles in Germany. Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, 37, 64-77. doi:10.1016/j.trf.2015.11.011

Barth, M., Jugert, P., Wutzler, M., & Fritsche, I. (2015). Absolute moral standards and global identity as independent predictors of collective action against global injustice. European Journal of Social Psychology, 45(7), 918-930. doi:10.1002/ejsp.2160

Barth, M. (2013). Warum soziale Netzwerke nicht nur zur sozialen Belastung werden. Ein Beitrag aus sozialpsychologischer Perspektive. In T. Junge (Hrsg.), Soziale Netzwerke im Diskurs (pp. 76-87). Retrieved from

Stürmer, S., Benbow, A. E. F., Siem, B., Barth, M., Bodansky, A. N., & Lotz-Schmitt, K. (2013). Psychological foundations of xenophilia: The role of major personality traits in prediciting favorable attitudes towards cross-cultural contact and exploration. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 105(5), 832-851.

Barth, M. (2012). Förderliche und hemmende Effekte kollektiver Perspektivenübernahme auf den intergruppalen Versöhnungsprozess [Facilitating and inhibiting effects of collective perspective taking on intergroup reconciliation] (Doctoral dissertation). Retrieved from

Barth, M. (2008). Erfassung extrinsischer Regulationstypen – erste Befunde. Jahrbuch des Zentrums für empirische Evaluationsmethoden, Bd. 12. ZeE: Berlin.

Barth, M., & Freutel, S. (2007). Analyse und Bewertung von Ratingskalen über Itemmengen eines Gegenstandsbereiches. Jahrbuch des Zentrums für empirische Evaluationsmethoden, Bd. 11. ZeE: Berlin.





Barth, M. (August 2017). Authoritarianism as a group-based reaction to climate change threat. International Conference on Environmental Psychology. La Coruna. [Talk]

Barth, M. (July 2017). Blind for the other side - victims' increased self-focus decreases willingness to reconcile. 18th EASP General Meeting. Granada. [Talk]

Barth, M. (November 2016). Accepting collective perpetrator status satisfies the need for control. Institute for Social Studies 25th Anniversary Conference. Warschau. [Talk]

Barth, M. (September 2016). Blind for the other side - Victim status increases self-focus and decreases willingness to reconcile. 50th Conference of the German Society for Psychology. Leipzig. [Talk]

Barth, M. (Mai 2016). Antecedents and effects of solidarity in intergroup collective action. EASP small group meeting: New directions in the social psychology of solidarity. Brighton. [Talk]

Barth, M. (September 2015). Blind for the other side - Victim status increases self-focus and decreases willingness to reconcile. Fachgruppentagung Sozialpsychologie. Potsdam. [Talk]

Barth, M. (August 2015). Electric vehicle adoption in Germany - The impact of norms, collective efficacy and diagnosticity beliefs. 11th Biennial Conference on Environmental Psychology. Groningen. [Talk]

Barth, M. (September 2014). Die Ungerechtigkeit des Klimawandels: Moralische Überzeugungen und Gruppenidentifikation als Prädiktoren für kollektives Handeln. 49. Kongress der DGPs. Bochum. [Talk]

Barth, M. (Juli 2014). Climate change injustice: Moral convictions and group identification as predictors of collective action. EASP General Meeting. Amsterdam. [Talk]

Barth, M. (Juni 2014). Effects of third party messages on intergroup reconciliation. 16th Jena Workshop on Intergroup Processes. Jena. [Talk]

Barth, M. (2013, October). The injustice of climate change: Moral convictions and group identification as predictors of collective action. 10. Biennial Conference on Environmental Psychology, Small Group Meeting: Justice and environmental behavior II. [Talk]

Barth, M. (2012, April). Collective wrong-doings: The dual-natured effects of group-level perspective taking. 54. Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psychologen (TeaP) about: Promoting reconciliation and equal relations between groups. Mannheim, Germany. [Symposium]

Barth, M. (2011, July). Collective wrong-doings: The dual-natured effects of group-level perspective taking. 16. European Association of Social Psychology (EASP), Small Group Meeting: Conflict Resolution. Stockholm, Sweden. [Talk]

Barth, M. (2010, September). Kollektive Vergehen: Effekte von Perspektivenübernahme auf Gruppenebene auf intergruppale Kompensationsbereitschaft. 47. Kongress der DGPS, Small Group Meeting: Sensibilität für Ungerechtigkeit. Bremen, Germany. [Talk]

Barth, M. (2009, July). Formen der Gerechtigkeit und ihr Einfluss auf unser Verhalten. Regional Meeting of Thomas-Dehler-Stiftung about: Gerechtigkeit und ethisches Urteilen in beruflichen Kontexten. München, Germany. [Talk]

last update: 13.12.2018 


Dr. Markus Barth, Dipl.-Psych.

Leipzig University
Institute of Psychology
Department of Social Psychology
Neumarkt 9–19
04109 Leipzig

m.barth(at) +49 (0) 341 97 359 68

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Room: 2050