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Dipl.-Psych. Christoph Witzel



Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen 
Fachbereich 06, Psychologie und Sportwissenschaft
Abteilung Allgemeine Psychologie
Otto-Behaghel-Straße 10F
35394 Gießen

Campus: Building F1, Room 309
Phone: +49(0)641 / 9926-109
Fax: +49(0)641 / 99-26119
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Education

  • 2012: Doctorate in natural sciences, department of General & Experimental Psychology, Justus-Liebig-University, Gießen.
    Thesis: Colours' appearance in the light of language and experience.
  • 2008: Magister in political science, Ruprecht-Karls-University, Heidelberg.
    Master thesis: Die psychologische Brücke zwischen Individuum und Gemeinschaft in der Politischen Theorie.
  • 2006: Diploma in psychology, Ruprecht-Karls-University, Heidelberg.
    Diploma thesis: What prototypes can teach us about unknown knowledge. Unpublished. [Abstract]

Research Interests

  • Colour Vision: Effects of Learning and language on colour perception, categorical perception, colour naming (perceptual, linguistic, & ecological origins), Basic Color Terms (BCT), colour discrimination, memory colour effect, DKL-colour space.
  • Implicit Learning: Automatic perception of structure, feature creation.
  • Language: Sapir-Whorf-Hypothesis, linguistic relativity, linguistic determinism.
  • Situated Cognition: Environmental and cultural factors of perception and cognition.
  • Epistemology: Constructivism, influence of learning and culture on insight.

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  • Consultation for the Radio-Feature "Die Kleine Anfrage: Sehen Menschen dieselbe Farbe anders?" Broadcasted by the German radio station WDR5, on the 10th of July 2008.

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