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Dr Achim Schuetzwohl

Dr Achim Schuetzwohl
Lecturer in Psychology

Gaskell Building 211


Not good enough to make it as a professional football player, too short sighted to become a pilot with Lufthansa and living as a winemaker in the south of France not yet in my mind, I had the gut feeling that psychology might be a worthwhile alternative. Early on I developed an interest in the psychology of the emotions, a topic that dominates my research until today. Most of my academic life I spent at the University Bielefeld, interspersed with two excursions to the Universities in Giessen and Osnabrueck. I joined Brunel in 2007.


  • Habilitation (Bielefeld)
  • PhD Psychology (Bielefeld)
  • Diploma in Psychology (Bielefeld)

Newest selected publications

Schützwohl, A., Reisenzein, R. and Horstmann, G. (2017) 'The Cognitive-Evolutionary Model of Surprise: A Review of the Evidence'. Topics in Cognitive Science, 11 (1). pp. 50 - 74. ISSN: 1756-8757 Open Access Link

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Schützwohl, A. and Reisenzein, R. (2012) 'Facial expressions in response to a highly surprising event exceeding the field of vision: A test of Darwin's theory of surprise'. Evolution and Human Behavior, 33 (6). pp. 657 - 664. ISSN: 1090-5138

Journal article

Schutzwohl, A. (2011) 'Jealousy in Love Relationships'. Zeitschrift für Sexualforschung, 24 (2). pp. 134 - 154. ISSN: 0932-8114

Journal article

Schützwohl, A., Morjaria, S. and Alvis, S. (2011) 'Spatial distance regulates sex-specific feelings to suspected sexual and emotional infidelity'. Evolutionary Psychology, 9 (3). pp. 417 - 429. ISSN: 1474-7049

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