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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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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

Intimate partner violence: Beliefs and psychological predictors of the propensity to intervene
Helen Alfredsson, Karl Ask, Chris von Borgstede
the 9th meeting of Nordic Network of Psychology and Law, Arhus, Denmark, Conference contribution 2013
Conference contribution

Beliefs about intimate partner violence: A survey of the Swedish general public
Helen Alfredsson, Karl Ask, Chris von Borgstede
the 23rd conference of the European Association of Psychology and Law, Coventry, England, Conference contribution 2013
Conference contribution

Fejl og faldgruber i efterforskning
Karl Ask
Om at opdage: Metodiske refleksioner over politietsundersøgelsespraksis, Copenhagen, Denmark, Samfundslitteratur, Chapter in book 2013
Chapter in book

Intention related spontaneous thought as a cue to distinguish truth tellers from liars
Erik Mac Giolla, Pär-Anders Granhag, Karl Ask
9th Meeting of the Nordic Network for Research On Psychology and Law, Aarhus, Denmark., Conference contribution 2013
Conference contribution


Public norms and beliefs as predictors of the propensity to intervene against Intimate Partner Violence
Helen Alfredsson, Karl Ask, Chris von Borgstede
12th European Association of Psychology and Law conference, 10-13 april, 2012, Nicosia, Cypern, Conference contribution 2012
Conference contribution

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