Cake Club

Every first Thursday of the month, we organize a Journal Club. Journal Clubs are regular meetings during which current (or older) scientific publications are presented and critically examined. Most of these publication are about human technology interaction, but every now and then there's an "exotic" paper we discuss. The goal of this meeting is, on the one hand, to engange with current reserach findings in our field, and, on the other,  to train critical reading skills, in particular with regards to a priori plausibility of hypotheses, appropriateness of study designs to test these hypotheses, quality and robustness of (statistical) analysis strategies and their interpretation and integration into the existing literature. Also, there's cake.

  • Next meeting: 10.12.2021, 11:30
  • Target paper: Hodson, G. (2021). Construct jangle or construct mangle? Thinking straight about (nonredundant) psychological constructs. Journal of Theoretical Social Psychology, 00, 1– 15.
  • Cake: Self-supply since we currently use Zoom

Participation in the Cake Club is open to anyone who's interested. There is no commitment to participate in every meeting. Anyone who'd like to drop-in once or who would like to come regularly should simply write an email to

Previous Cake Club target papers:
  • Dietvorst, B. J., Simmons, J. P. & Massey, C. (2015). Algorithm aversion: people erroneously avoid algorithms after seeing them err. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 144(1), 114–126.
  • Fiedler, K., Harris, C. & Schott, M. (2018). Unwarranted inferences from statistical mediation tests – An analysis of articles published in 2015. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 75, 95–102.
  • Kosinski, M. (2021). Facial recognition technology can expose political orientation from naturalistic facial images. Scientific Reports, 11(1), Artikel 100.
  • Rule, J. S., Tenenbaum, J. B. & Piantadosi, S. T. (2020). The Child as Hacker. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 24(11), 900–915.
  • Lazić, A. & Žeželj, I. (2021). A systematic review of narrative interventions: Lessons for countering anti-vaccination conspiracy theories and misinformation. Public Understanding of Science, 30(6), 644–670.
  • Skjuve, M., Følstad, A., Fostervold, K. I. & Brandtzaeg, P. B. (2021). My Chatbot Companion - a Study of Human-Chatbot Relationships. International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 149, Artikel 102601.
  • Scrivner, C., Johnson, J. A., Kjeldgaard-Christiansen, J. & Clasen, M. (2021). Pandemic practice: Horror fans and morbidly curious individuals are more psychologically resilient during the COVID-19 pandemic. Personality and Individual Differences, 168, Artikel 110397.
  • Bechade, L., Duplessis, G. D. & Devillers, L. (2016). Empirical Study of Humor Support in Social Human-Robot Interaction. In N. Streitz & P. Markopoulos (Hrsg.), Distributed, Ambient and Pervasive Interactions (S. 305–316). Springer International Publishing.
  • Andres, J., schraefel, m., Semertzidis, N., Dwivedi, B., Kulwe, Y. C., Kaenel, J. von & Mueller, F. F. (04212020). Introducing Peripheral Awareness as a Neurological State for Human-computer Integration. In R. Bernhaupt, F. '. Mueller, D. Verweij, J. Andres, J. McGrenere, A. Cockburn, I. Avellino, A. Goguey, P. Bjørn, S. Zhao, B. P. Samson & R. Kocielnik (Hrsg.), Proceedings of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (S. 1–13). ACM.
  • Junker, A., Hutters, C., Reipur, D., Embøl, L., Nilsson, N. C. & Nordahl, R. (10252020). Virtual Womb. In D. Lamas, H. Sarapuu, I. Šmorgun & G. Berget (Hrsg.), Proceedings of the 11th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction: Shaping Experiences, Shaping Society (S. 1–8). ACM.
  • Hoogeveen, S., Sarafoglou, A. & Wagenmakers, E.‑J. (2020). Laypeople Can Predict Which Social-Science Studies Will Be Replicated Successfully. Advances in Methods and Practices in Psychological Science, 3(3), 267–285.
  • Venard, B. (2019). The determinants of individual cyber security behaviours: Qualitative research among French students. In 2019 International Conference on Cyber Situational Awareness, Data Analytics And Assessment (Cyber SA).
  • Grames, E. M., Stillman, A. N., Tingley, M. W. & Elphick, C. S. (2019). An automated approach to identifying search terms for systematic reviews using keyword co-occurrence networks. Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 10(10), 1645–1654.
  • Hussey, I. & Hughes, S. (2020). Hidden Invalidity Among 15 Commonly Used Measures in Social and Personality Psychology. Advances in Methods and Practices in Psychological Science, 3(2), 166–184.
  • Talamas, S. N., Mavor, K. I. & Perrett, D. I. (2016). Blinded by Beauty: Attractiveness Bias and Accurate Perceptions of Academic Performance. PLOS ONE, 11(2), Artikel e0148284.
  • Wendt, C. S. & Berg, G. (2009). Nonverbal humor as a new dimension of HRI. In RO-MAN 2009 - The 18th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, 183-188.
  • Venkatanathan, J., Kostakos, V., Karapanos, E. & Gonçalves, J. (2014). Online Disclosure of Personally Identifiable Information with Strangers: Effects of Public and Private Sharing. Interacting with Computers, 26(6), 614–626.
  • van der Lippe, T. & Lippényi, Z. (2020). Beyond Formal Access: Organizational Context, Working From Home, and Work–Family Conflict of Men and Women in European Workplaces. Social Indicators Research, 151(2), 383–402.
  • Goodman, J. K., Cryder, C. E. & Cheema, A. (2013). Data Collection in a Flat World: The Strengths and Weaknesses of Mechanical Turk Samples. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, 26(3), 213–224.
  • Lu, L. & Gursoy, D. (2017). Does offering an organic food menu help restaurants excel in competition? An examination of diners’ decision-making. International Journal of Hospitality Management, 63, 72–81.
  • Halali, E., Meiran, N. & Shalev, I. (2017). Keep it cool: temperature priming effect on cognitive control. Psychological Research, 81(2), 343–354.
  • Waytz, A., Dungan, J. & Young, L. (2013). The whistleblower's dilemma and the fairness–loyalty tradeoff. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 49(6), 1027–1033.
  • Oppenheimer, D. M. (2006). Consequences of erudite vernacular utilized irrespective of necessity: problems with using long words needlessly. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 20(2), 139–156.
  • Watt, C. (2014). Precognitive dreaming: Investigating anomalous cognition and psychological factors. Journal of Parapsychology, 78(1), 115–125.
  • Rohrer, J. M. (2018). Thinking Clearly About Correlations and Causation: Graphical Causal Models for Observational Data. Advances in Methods and Practices in Psychological Science, 1(1), 27–42.