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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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Elasticity in evaluations of criminal evidence: Exploring the role of cognitive dissonance
Karl Ask, Marc-André Reinhard, Tamara Marksteiner, Pär-Anders Granhag
Legal and Criminological Psychology, Journal article 2011
Journal article


Perception of lineup suggestiveness: Effects of identification outcome knowledge
Karl Ask, Pär-Anders Granhag
Journal of Investigative Psychology and Offender Profiling, Journal article 2010
Journal article

Criminal investigation: Motivation, emotion and cognition in the processing of evidence
Karl Ask
Police Research and Science Conference 2010 (CEPOL), Oslo, Norway, Conference paper 2010
Conference paper

Investigators' decision making
Karl Ask, Laurence Alison
Forensic psychology in context: Nordic and international perspectives, Cullompton, UK, Willan, Chapter in book 2010
Chapter in book

Sara Landström, Karl Ask, Leif Strömwall
Forensic Psychology in context: Nordic and International approaches , Cullompton, Willan Publishing, Chapter in book 2010
Chapter in book

Elasticity in evaluations of criminal evidence: Exploring the role of cognitive dissonance
Tamara Marksteiner, Karl Ask, Marc-André Reinhard, Pär-Anders Granhag
20th Conference of the European Association of Psychology and Law, 15-18 June 2010, Gothenburg, Sweden, Poster 2010

A survey of police officers' and prosecutors' beliefs about crime victim behaviors
Karl Ask
Journal of Interpersonal Violence, Journal article 2010
Journal article

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