Social Neuroscience and Social Psychology

Team Prof. Dr. Daria Knoch (Ordinaria, chair)

Dr. Nicole Ruffieux

+41 31 684 40 24
A 332
Postal Address
University of Bern
Institute of Psychology
Department of Social Neuroscience and Social Psychology
Fabrikstrasse 8
3012 Bern / Switzerland
Consultation Hour
by appointment

Research Interests

  • Moral psychology (Moral intutions, moral emotions, moral responsibility, ...)
  • Trust, trustworthiness and distrust
  • Empathy (autism, affective empathy)
  • Aggression, violence
  • Psychology of law

Journal Article

Baumgartner, Thomas; Lobmaier, Janek S.; Ruffieux, Nicole; Knoch, Daria (2021). Feeling of guilt explains why people react differently to resource depletion warnings. Scientific reports, 11(11988), pp. 1-10. Springer Nature 10.1038/s41598-021-91472-0

Conference or Workshop Item

Ruffieux, Nicole; Oswald, Margit (9 July 2014). Analytical thinking under distrust - better not to know that one distrusts (Unpublished). In: General Meeting European Association of Social Psychology - 2014. Amsterdam, NL. 09-12 Jul 2014.

Ulshöfer, Corina; Ruffieux, Nicole; Oswald, Margit (3 September 2013). Do untrustworthy faces facilitate the recognition of antonyms? A critical analysis of thinking the opposite under distrust (Unpublished). In: 14. Tagung der Fachgruppe Sozialpsychologie der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Psychologie. Hagen Deutschland. 01.-04.09.2013.

Ruffieux, Nicole; Ulshöfer, Corina Tamara; Oswald, Margit (24 March 2013). Boundaries of a thinking the opposite (Unpublished). In: 55. Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psychologen. Wien. 24.-27.03.2013.

Ulshöfer, Corina Tamara; Ruffieux, Nicole; Oswald, Margit (24 March 2013). Things some do in the dark: Subliminal distrust and its effect on information processing in a bright versus a dark environment (Unpublished). In: 55. Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psychologen. Wien. 24.-27.03.2013.


Ruffieux, Nicole (2013). Der Einfluss von Misstrauenswürdigkeit und Misstrauen auf die Informationsverarbeitung. (Dissertation, Universität Bern, Institut für Psychologie)