Dr Rebecca Weil


Faculty of Health Sciences


+44 (0) 1482 466158

Rebecca Weil is a social psychologist whose main research interest is in social cognition.

She has been a psychology lecturer at the University of Hull since October 2016.

Previously, Rebecca completed her PhD at the University of Trier, Germany, and spent her time as a post doc at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.



Research Interests

  • How do people process false information?
  • Is it misattribution that underlies the positivity-familiarity effect?
  • Do people differ on a cultural level with respect to their motivation to prevent themselves from being exploited?

Research groups

  • Prof Yaacov Schul, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
  • Dr Ruti Mayo, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
  • Prof Bertram Gawronski, University of Texas at Austin, USA
  • Dr Tomás Palma, University of Lisbon, Portugal


Weil, R., Palma, T. A., & Gawronski, B. (in press). 'At the boundaries of misattribution: Does positivity influence judgments of familiarity in the Affect Misattribution Procedure?', Experimental Psychology.

Weil, R. (2016). 'A look inside the toolbox: Measurement procedures in Implicit Social Cognition'. In Leong, F. T. L., Bartram, D., Cheung, F. M., Geisinger, K. F., & Iliescu, D. (Eds.). The ITC International Handbook of Testing and Assessment. NewYork: Oxford University Press. (pp. 89-105).

Halbeisen, G., Blask, K., Weil, R., & Walther, E. (2014). 'The role of recollection in Evaluative Conditioning'. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 55, 162-168.

Blask, K., Walther, E., Halbeisen, G., & Weil, R. (2012). 'At the crossroads: Attention, contingency awareness, and evaluative conditioning'. Learning and Motivation, 43, 99-106.

Walther, E., Weil, R., & Duesing, J. (2011). 'The role of evaluative conditioning in attitude formation'. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 20, 192-196.

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Programmes taught on (2019)

Modules list

  • Cognition and Development 2
  • Social Psychology and Individual Differences 2
  • Research Skills 4

Research PhDs

  • Social cognition and implicit social cognition

Professional highlights

Academic qualifications

  • BSc Psychology, University of Heidelberg, Germany
  • MSc Psychology, University of Heidelberg, Germany
  • PhD Social Psychology, University of Trier, Germany