Wilkinson D, Zohny H, Kappes A, Sinnott-Armstrong W, Savulescu J. Which factors should be included in triage? An online survey of the attitudes of the UK general public to pandemic triage dilemmas. BMJ Open 2020 (forthcoming)

Kappes, A., Harvey, A. H., Lohrenz, T., Montague, P. R., & Sharot, T., (2020) Confirmation Bias in the Utilization of others' Opinion Strength. Nature Neuroscience


Kappes, A., Nussberger, A. M., Siegel, J. Z., Rutledge, R. B., & Crockett, M. J. (2019). Social uncertainty is heterogeneous and sometimes valuable. Nature human behaviour, 3(8), 764-764.

Wittleder,S. Kappes, A., Oettingen, G., Gollwitzer, P., Jay, M.,& Morgenstern, J. (2019) Mental Contrasting With Implementation Intentions Reduces Drinking When Drinking Is Hazardous: An Online Self-Regulation Intervention. Health Education & Behavior

Wittleder,S. Kappes, A., Krott, N, Jay, M., & Oettingen, G. (2019) Mental contrasting spurs energy by changing Implicit evaluations of obstacles, Motivation Science


Kappes, A., Nussberger, A. M., Faber, N. S., Kahane, G., Savulescu, J., & Crockett, M.J. (2018) Uncertainty about the impact of social decisions increases prosocial behaviour. Nature Human Behaviour

Kappes, A., Faber, N., Kahane, G., Savulescu, J., & Crockett, M.J. (2018) Concern for Others Leads to Vicarious Optimism, Psychological Science

Kappes, A., & Sharot, T. (2018). The Automatic Nature of Motivated Belief Updating. Behavioural Public Policy. 1-17.


Montgomery, M.A., Kappes, A., & Crockett, M.J. (in 2017) Compassion is not always a motivated choice: a multiple decision systems perspective. Moral Psychology: Volume 5, MIT Press


Kappes, A., Kahane, G., & Crockett, M. J. (2016). From risk to fairness. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 201614111.


Kappes, A., & Crockett, M.J. (2016). The Benefits and Costs of a Rose-Colored Hindsight.  Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 20(9), 644–646. 

Park, G., Kappes, A., Rho, Y., & Van Bavel, J. J. (2016). At the Heart of Morality Lies Neuro-Visceral Integration: Lower Cardiac Vagal Tone Predicts Utilitarian Moral Judgment. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience. *


Kappes, A., & & Oettingen, G. (2014). The emergence of goal pursuit: Mental contrasting connects future and reality. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 54, 25–39


Merkt, J., Singmann, H., Bodenburg, S., Goossens-Merkt, H., Kappes, A., Wendt, M., & Gawrilow, C. (2014). Flanker performance in female college students with ADHD: a diffusion model analysis. ADHD, 321-341.



Kappes, A., Wendt, M., Reinelt, T., & Oettingen, G. (2013). Mental contrasting changes the meaning of reality. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 49, 797-810.


Kappes, A. & Schikowski, A. L. (2013). Implicit theories about emotions shape regulation to negative affect. Cognition and Emotion, 952-960.



Kappes, A. &, Oettingen, G. & Pak, H, (2012). Mental contrasting and the self-regulation of responding to negative feedback. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. 38, 845-857.


Kappes, A., Singmann, H., & Oettingen, G., (2012). Mental contrasting instigates goal-pursuit by linking obstacles of reality with instrumental behavior. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 48, 811-818.



Oettingen, G., & Kappes, A. (2009). Mental contrasting of the future and reality to master negative feedback. In K. Markman, B. Klein & J. Suhr (Eds.), The Handbook of Imagination and Mental Simulation. Hove, GB: Psychology Press