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Karl Ask


Karl Ask
+46 31 786 1937

Room number: 526
Postal Address: Box 500, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Haraldsgatan 1 , 41314 Göteborg

Department of Psychology (More Information)
Box 500
405 30 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Haraldsgatan 1 , 413 14 Göteborg

About Karl Ask


Ph.D in Psychology 2006, Docent 2011, Professor 2018. Member of the research unit for Criminal, Legal, and Investigative Psychology (CLIP).


I teach social, cognitive, and legal psychology. Lecture topics include research methods, social cognition, emotion, and investigative psychology.


My primary research interests are: (1) Emotion and social cognition. How does our current emotional state influence judgments of others, particularly assignments of responsibility, blame, and punishment? (2) Credibility judgments. What social-cognitive processes are involved when people assess credibility? What are the roles of affective and cognitive feelings in these processes? (3) Investigative and legal decision making. How do motivation, emotion, and situational factors influence judgments of criminal evidence? (4) Psychology of crime victims. How are crime victims perceived and treated by the public and the legal system?

Latest publications

“I think you did it!”: Examining the effect of presuming guilt on the verbal output of innocent suspects during brief interviews
Shiri Portnoy, Lorraine Hope, Aldert Vrij, Pär-Anders Granhag, Karl Ask et al.
Journal of Investigative Psychology and Offender Profiling, Journal article 2019
Journal article

Eliciting Information in Intelligence Contexts: The Joint Influence of Helpfulness Priming and Interview Style
David Amon Neequaye, Karl Ask, Pär-Anders Granhag, Aldert Vrij
Investigative Interviewing – Research and Practice Journal , Journal article 2019
Journal article

The Analysis of Nonverbal Communication: The Dangers of Pseudoscience in Security and Justice Contexts
Vincent Denault, Pierrich Plusquellec, Louise M. Jupe, Michel St-Yves, Norah E. Dunbar et al.
Anuario de Psicología Jurídica, Review article 2019
Review article

Can reality monitoring criteria distinguish between true and false intentions?
Erik Mac Giolla, Karl Ask, Pär-Anders Granhag, Annica Karlsson
Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition, Journal article 2019
Journal article

Risk assessment tools and criminal reoffending: Does bias determine who is “high risk”?
Jennifer Kamorowski, Martje Schreuder, Corine de Ruiter, Marko Jelícic, Karl Ask
The Inquisitive Mind, Magazine article 2018
Magazine article

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Saving cognitive resources when possible: The role of judgment consequences and the judgment tendency of other teachers in teachers’ assessment of students
Tamara Marksteiner, Karl Ask, Marc-André Reinhard, Oliver Dickhäuser
Social Psychology of Education, Journal article 2015
Journal article

The emotional male victim: Effects of presentation mode on judged credibility
Sara Landström, Karl Ask, Charlotte Sommar
Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, Journal article 2015
Journal article

Children’s testimony and the emotional victim effect
Sara Landström, Karl Ask, Charlotte Sommar, Rebecca M. Willén
Legal and Criminological Psychology, Journal article 2015
Journal article


Psychometric assessment of scales measuring the individual propensity to intervene against intimate partner violence
Helen Alfredsson, Karl Ask, Chris von Borgstede
International conference of EAPL (European Association of Psychology and Law), Conference contribution 2014
Conference contribution

Credibility Judgments in Context: Effects of Emotional Expression, Presentation Mode, and Testimonial Consistency
Sara Landström, Karl Ask, Charlotte Sommar
The 10th meeting of the Nordic Network for research on Psychology and Law (NNPL), Oslo, Norway, November 7-8, 2014 , Conference contribution 2014
Conference contribution

Why Presentation Mode Matters: Affective and Motivational Mechanisms Mediate the Presentation Mode Effect
Sara Landström, Karl Ask, Charlotte Sommar
The 7th annual conference of the International Investigative Interviewing Research Group (iIIRG). Lausanne, Switzerland, 4-6 June 2014, Conference contribution 2014
Conference contribution

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