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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

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 2020
Review article

Beliefs about suspect alibis: A survey of lay people in the United Kingdom, Israel, and Sweden
Shiri Portnoy, Lorraine Hope, Aldert Vrij, Karl Ask, Sara Landström
The International Journal of Evidence & Proof, Journal article 2020
Journal article

Investigative decision making
Karl Ask, Ivar Fahsing
The Routledge international handbook of legal and investigative psychology. Ray Bull, Iris Blandón-Gitlin (red.), London, Routledge, Chapter in book 2019
Chapter in book

From pervasive beliefs to wrongful convictions
Enide Maegherman, Robert Horselenberg, Karl Ask, Peter van Koppen
In-Mind Magazine, Magazine article 2019
Magazine article

The Claim that Confidence Can Predict Accuracy in Deception Detection is Premature
Timothy Luke, Karl Ask, Patrik Michaelsen, Lina Nyström
40th Annual Conference of the Society for Judgment and Decision Making. Montreal: 15-18 November., Poster 2019

“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

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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


Sad and exposed, angry and resilient? Effects of crime victim emotions on judgments of vulnerability
Olof Wrede, Karl Ask
Biennial Meeting of the International Society for Research on Emotion, Berkeley, USA, Poster 2013

Eyewitness recall: An overview of estimator-based research
Pär-Anders Granhag, Karl Ask, Erik Mac Giolla
The Sage Handbook of Applied Memory, London, Sage Publications, Chapter in book 2013
Chapter in book

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