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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

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

Investigative decision making
Karl Ask, Ivar Fahsing
The Routledge international handbook of legal and investigative psychology , London, Routledge, Chapter in book 2019
Chapter in book

“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

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

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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

Are lie judgments inherently evaluative? Evidence for embodied components in credibility attribution
Karl Ask, Marc-André Reinhard
54th Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psychologen (TeaP), Mannheim, Conference paper 2012
Conference paper

Goal-directed lie detection: The effect of lie and truth goals on the process and accuracy of credibility judgments
Tamara Marksteiner, Marc-André Reinhard, Oliver Dickhäuser, Karl Ask
54th Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psychologen (TeaP), Mannheim, Conference paper 2012
Conference paper

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