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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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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

On the Ease of (Dis)believing: The Role of Accessibility Experiences in Credibility Judgments
Karl Ask, Rainer Greifeneder, Marc-André Reinhard
Applied Cognitive Psychology, Journal article 2012
Journal article


On being angry and punitive: How anger alters perception of criminal intent
Karl Ask, Afroditi Pina
Social Psychological and Personality Science, Journal article 2011
Journal article

Confirmation bias in legal settings
Karl Ask
Keynote presentation at the 9th Conference of the Society for Research in Applied Memory and Cognition (SARMAC), New York City, USA, Conference paper 2011
Conference paper

Intending breeds liking: Automatic evaluations discriminate between true and false intentions
Karl Ask, Pär-Anders Granhag
16th General Meeting of the European Association of Social Psychology (EASP), Stockholm, Sweden, Conference paper 2011
Conference paper

Asymmetrical scepticism toward criminal evidence: The role of goal- and belief-consistency
Tamara Marksteiner, Karl Ask, Marc-André Reinhard, Pär-Anders Granhag
Applied Cognitive Psychology, Journal article 2011
Journal article

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