Farnaz Keyvandarian
Phone: +49 561 804-7740

Academic career

2015: Doctorate in Psychology, University of Würzburg


Professional activities

Since 04/2022Research assistant in the BMBF project "Flexible and individual promotion of professional and interdisciplinary competencies through socio-technical design of systems of hypbrid intelligence", University of Kassel
2018-2022Research assistant general psychology, University of Kassel
2017-2018Scholarship holder SCIENTIA PostDoc Program, University of Würzburg, Germany
2010-2017Research Associate Social Psychology, University of Würzburg


Schmidtke, D., Körner, A., Glim, S., & Rummer, R. (2024). Valence sound symbolism facilitates classification of vowels and emotional facial expressions.

Glim, S., Körner, A., & Rummer, R. (2023). Generic masculine role nouns interfere with the neural processing of female referents: Evidence from the P600.


Peer Reviewed

Wimmer, L., Körner, A., Ende, L. & Rummer, R. (Accepted for Publication). Higher instead of lower accessibility of fiction texts increases epistemic vigilance during reading. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts.

Körner, A., Glim, S., & Rummer, R. (2024). Examining the glottal stop as a mark of gender inclusive language in German. Applied Psycholinguistics, 45(1), 156–179.

Körner, A., & Strack, F. (2023). Articulation posture influences pitch during singing imagery. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 30, 2187–2195.

Körner, A., Götz, F. J., Krishna, A. (2023). Free to see the big picture: Autonomy increases abstractness of action identification. Collabra: Psychology, 9(1), Article 88165.

Glim, S., Körner, A., Härtl, H., & Rummer, R. (2023). Early ERP indices of gender-biased processing elicited by generic masculine role nouns and the feminine–masculine pair form. Brain and Language, 242, Article 105290.

Körner, A., Castillo, M., Drijvers, L., Fischer, M. H., Günther, F., Marelli, M., Platonova, O., Rinaldi, L., Shaki, S., Trujillo, J. P., Tsaregorodtseva, O., & Glenberg, A. M. (2023). Embodied processing at six linguistic granularity levels: A consensus paper.Journal of Cognition, 6(1), Article 60.

Körner, A., & Deutsch, R. (2023). Deontology and Utilitarianism in real life: A set of moral dilemmas based on historic events. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 49(10), 1511–1528.

Tolzin, A., Körner, A., Dickhaut, E., Janson, A., Rummer, R., Leimeister, J.M. (2023). Designing pedagogical conversational agents for áchieving common ground. In: A. Gerber & R.  Baskerville (Eds.), Design science research for a new society: Society 5.0. DESRIST (pp. 345–359). Springer.

Körner, A., & Rummer, R. (2023).Valence sound symbolism across language families: A comparison between native speakers of Japanese and German. Language and Cognition. 15(2),337–354.

Gawronski, B., Luke, D. M., & Körner, A. (2023).Consequences, norms, and general action tendencies: Understanding individual differences in moral dilemma judgments.In M. Berg & E. C. Chang (Eds.), Motivation & Morality: A Biopsychosocial Approach. American Psychological Association.

Körner, A., Abraham, B., Rummer, R., & Strack, F. (2022).Gender representations elicited by the gender star.Journal of Language and Social Psychology, 41(5), 553–571.

Körner, A., & Rummer, R. (2022). Articulation contributes to valence sound symbolism. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 151(5), 1107–1114.

Körner, A., & Rummer, R. (2022). What is preferred in the in–out effect: Articulation locations or articulation movement direction? Cognition and Emotion, 36(2), 230–239.

Körner, A., & Strack, F. (2021). Specifying separation: Avoidance, abstraction, openness to new experiences. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 44, e12.

Jones, B. C., DeBruine, L. M., Flake, J. K., Liuzza, M., Antfolk, J., Arinze, N. C., … Körner, A., … Coles, N. A. (2021). To which world regions does the valence-dominance model of social perception apply? Nature Human Behaviour, 5, 159–169.

Maschmann, I., Körner, A., Boecker, L., & Topolinski, S. (2020). Front in the mouth, front in the word: The driving mechanisms of the in–out effect. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 119(4), 792–807.

Körner, A., Deutsch, R., & Gawronski, B. (2020). Using the CNI model to investigate individual differences in moral dilemma judgments. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 46(9), 1392–1407.

Körner, A., Moritz, S., & Deutsch, R. (2020). Dissecting dispositionality: Distance influences stability of attribution. Social Psychological and Personality Science. 11(4), 446–453.

Körner, A., Joffe, S., & Deutsch, R. (2019). When skeptical, stick with the norm: Low dilemma plausibility increases deontological moral judgments. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 84,

Körner, A., Bakhtiari, G., & Topolinski, S. (2019). Training articulation sequences: A first systematic modulation of the articulatory in–out effect. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 45, 1725–1732.

Körner, A., & Strack, F. (2019) Conditions for the clean slate effect after success or failure. The Journal of Social Psychology.

Körner, A., & Strack, F. (2018). Embodiment: Reflective and impulsive processes. In G. Hauke & A. Kritikos (Eds.), Embodiment in psychotherapy: A practitioner’s guide (pp. 97–112). Springer.

Schubert, L., Körner, A., Lindau, B., Strack, F., & Topolinski, S. (2017). Athletic midwifes, literate butchers, and greedy hooligans: The independent contributions of stereotype valence and consistency on evaluative judgments. Frontiers in Psychology, 8, 1723.

Bakhtiari, G., Körner, A., & Topolinski, S. (2016). Preferences for inward and outward articulation kinematics rely on fluency. Acta Psychologica, 171, 110–117.

Körner, A., Topolinski, S., & Strack, F. (2015). Routes to embodiment. Frontiers in Psychology, 6, 940.

Körner, A., & Volk, S. (2014). Concrete and abstract ways to deontology: Cognitive capacity moderates construal level effects on moral judgments. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 55, 139–145.


DFG Project: Valence Sound Symbolism: Automaticity and Cognitive Mechanisms. Together with Prof. Dr. Ralf Rummer. 2023-2026. Own share ca. 263,600€

ZFF-PILOT: Neuroscientific indicators of the linguistic representation of gender. Together with Prof. Dr. Holden Härtl, Prof. Dr. Ralf Rummer, Dr. Sarah Glim. 2022-2023. Ca. 99,300€

ZFF-PROJEKT: Untersuchung der Assoziation von Wortformschwierigkeit mit sensorischen Konzepten. 2019-2020. 7,500€

SCIENTIA Scholarship: Development and Validation of Realistic Dilemmas. 2017-2018. 26,400€

Various smaller fundings. 2016-2018. Sum 13,500€