Evaluative Conditioning
Research Interest


There is an ongoing debate on how the evaluative conditioning effect is established. Our research contributes to this debate.


  • Kattner, F. & Green, C. S. (2019). Enhanced early visual processing after evaluative conditioning. Acta Psychologica, 197, 1-9. doi: 10.1016/j.actpsy.2019.04.009
  • Gast, A.* & Kattner, F.* (2016). Single-trial evaluative conditioning can be moderated by instructed forgetting. Learning & Behavior, 44, 260-269. doi: 10.3758/s13420-016-0210-9
  • Kattner, F. & Green, C. S. (2015). Cue competition in evaluative conditioning as a function of the learning process. Acta Psychologica, 162, 40-50. doi: 10.1016/j.actpsy.2015.09.013
  • Kattner, F. (2014). Reconsidering the (in)sensitivity of evaluative conditioning to reinforcement density and CS-US contingency. Learning and Motivation, 45, 15-29. doi: 10.1016/j.lmot.2013.09.002
  • Kattner, F., Ellermeier, W., & Tavakoli, P. (2012). Both trace and delay conditioning of evaluative responses depend on contingency awareness. Learning and Motivation, 43, 35-47.
  • Kattner, F. (2012). Revisiting the relation between contingency awareness and attention: Evaluative conditioning relies on a contingency focus. Cognition and Emotion, 26, 166-175.
  • Kattner, F. & Ellermeier, W. (2011). Does evaluative learning rely on the perception of contingency? Manipulating contingency and US density during evaluative conditioning. Experimental Psychology, 58, 391-399.