Dr Paul Hanel

Department of Psychology
Dr Paul Hanel



My research interests include social, personality, political, and cross-cultural psychology as well as science communication and research methods. A significant part of my empirical work includes human values (e.g., freedom, loyalty, security). Among other things I am interested in how people perceive the values of other people, and whether living in cities or countries in which other people share one's values has positive effects on one's well-being. Currently, I am especially interested in similarities between groups of people. While people often tend to assume that values, attitudes, and abilities differ between, for example, women and men, younger and older people, or people from different countries, the amount of similarities between these groups is on average pretty large, typically between 80 and 95%. In my research I investigate the effects of highlighting similarities between groups of people. For a full list of my publications see my Google Scholar profile For my research I have received several awards, including the Hadyn Ellis Prize for an Outstanding Dissertation from the School of Psychology (Cardiff University) in 2017 and the Early Career Award from the British Psychological Society, Social Psychology Section, in 2021.


  • PhD (Psychology) Cardiff University, (2016)

  • Master of Science (Psychology) Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, (2013)

  • Bachelor of Arts (Political Science and Sociology) Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, (2013)

  • Bachelor of Science (Psychology) Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, (2010)


Other academic

  • Research Associate, Psychology, University of Bath (1/12/2016 - 31/7/2020)

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Fundamental Statistics for Research (PS946)


Journal articles (44)

Nascimento, BS., Little, AC., Monteiro, RP., Hanel, PHP. and Vione, KC., Attachment styles and mate-retention: Exploring the mediating role of relationship satisfaction. Evolutionary Behavioral Sciences

Coelho, GLDH., Hanel, PHP., Johansen, MK. and Maio, GR., Mental representations of values and behaviors. European Journal of Personality

Lins de Holanda Coelho, G., Pereira Monteiro, R., Vilar, R., Hanel, PHP., Cunha Moizéis, HB. and Gouveia, VV., (2021). Psychometric Evidence of the Short Almost Perfect Scale (SAPS) in Brazil. The Counseling Psychologist. 49 (1), 6-32

Wolf, LJ., Hanel, PHP. and Maio, GR., (2021). Measured and manipulated effects of value similarity on prejudice and well-being. European Review of Social Psychology. 32 (1), 123-160

Monteiro, RP., Coelho, GLDH., Hanel, PHP., Medeiros, ED. and Gomes da Silva, PD., (2021). The Efficient Assessment of Self-Esteem: Proposing the Brief Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale. Applied Research in Quality of Life

Vilar, R., Liu, JH., Coelho, GLDH., Hanel, PHP., Araújo, RDCR., Monteiro, RP. and Gouveia, VV., (2021). On the road: Personality and values of sojourners. Current Psychology

Coelho, GLH., Hanel, PHP., Monteiro, RP., Vilar, R. and Gouveia, VV., (2021). The dark side of human values: How values are related to bright and dark personality traits.. The Spanish Journal of Psychology. 24, e11-

Russo, D., Hanel, PHP., Altnickel, S. and van Berkel, N., (2021). Predictors of Well-being and Productivity of Software Professionals during the COVID-19 Pandemic - A Longitudinal Study. Empirical Software Engineering. 26 (4), 62-

Zacharopoulos, G., Hanel, PHP., Wolfradt, U., Maio, GR. and Linden, DEJ., (2021). The Relations between Pathological Personality Traits and Human Values. Personality and Individual Differences. 179, 110766-110766

Schweinsberg, M., Feldman, M., Staub, N., van den Akker, OR., van Aert, RCM., van Assen, MALM., Liu, Y., Althoff, T., Heer, J., Kale, A., Mohamed, Z., Amireh, H., Prasad, VV., Bernstein, A., Robinson, E., Snellman, K., Sommer, SA., Otner, SMG., Robinson, D., Madan, N., Silberzahn, R., Goldstein, P., Tierney, W., Murase, T., Mandl, B., Viganola, D., Strobl, C., Schaumans, CBC., Kelchtermans, S., Naseeb, C., Garrison, SM., Yarkoni, T., Chan, CSR., Prestone, A., Alaburda, P., Albers, C., Alspaugh, S., Alstott, J., Nelson, AA., Ariño de la Rubia, E., Arzi, A., Bahník, Š., Baik, J., Balling, LW., Banker, S., Baranger, DAA., Barr, DJ., Barros-Rivera, B., Bauer, M., Blaise, E., Boelen, L., Bohle Carbonell, K., Briers, RA., Burkhard, O., Canela, M-A., Castrillo, L., Catlett, T., Chen, O., Clark, M., Cohn, B., Coppock, A., Cugueró-Escofet, N., Curran, PG., Cyrus-Lai, W., Dai, D., Dalla Riva, GV., Danielsson, H., de F S M Russo, R., de Silva, N., Derungs, C., Dondelinger, F., Duarte de Souza, C., Dube, BT., Dubova, M., Dunn, BM., Edelsbrunner, PA., Finley, S., Fox, N., Gnambs, T., Gong, Y., Grand, E., Greenawalt, B., Han, D., Hanel, PHP., Hong, AB., Hood, D., Hsueh, J., Huang, L., Hui, KN., Hultman, KA., Javaid, A., Jiang, LJ., Jong, J., Kamdar, J., Kane, D., Kappler, G., Kaszubowski, E., Kavanagh, CM., Khabsa, M., Kleinberg, B., Kouros, J., Krause, H., Krypotos, A-M., Lavbič, D., Lee, RL., Leffel, T., Lim, WY., Liverani, S., Loh, B., Lønsmann, D., Low, JW., Lu, A., MacDonald, K., Madan, CR., Madsen, LH., Maimone, C., Mangold, A., Marshall, A., Matskewich, HE., Mavon, K., McLain, KL., McNamara, AA., McNeill, M., Mertens, U., Miller, D., Moore, B., Moore, A., Nantz, E., Nasrullah, Z., Nejkovic, V., Nell, CS., Nelson, AA., Nilsonne, G., Nolan, R., O’Brien, CE., O’Neill, P., O’Shea, K., Olita, T., Otterbacher, J., Palsetia, D., Pereira, B., Pozdniakov, I., Protzko, J., Reyt, J-N., Riddle, T., Ridhwan Omar Ali, AA., Ropovik, I., Rosenberg, JM., Rothen, S., Schulte-Mecklenbeck, M., Sharma, N., Shotwell, G., Skarzynski, M., Stedden, W., Stodden, V., Stoffel, MA., Stoltzman, S., Subbaiah, S., Tatman, R., Thibodeau, PH., Tomkins, S., Valdivia, A., Druijff-van de Woestijne, GB., Viana, L., Villesèche, F., Wadsworth, WD., Wanders, F., Watts, K., Wells, JD., Whelpley, CE., Won, A., Wu, L., Yip, A., Youngflesh, C., Yu, J-C., Zandian, A., Zhang, L., Zibman, C. and Uhlmann, EL., (2021). Same data, different conclusions: Radical dispersion in empirical results when independent analysts operationalize and test the same hypothesis. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes. 165, 228-249

Coelho, GLH., Hanel, PHP., Vilar, R., Monteiro, RP., Cardoso, FJV. and Gouveia, VV., (2021). Who Prioritizes the Economy over Health? The Role of Political Orientation and Human Values. Personality and Individual Differences. 179, 110890-110890

Foad, CMG., Whitmarsh, L., Hanel, PHP. and Haddock, G., (2021). The limitations of polling data in understanding public support for COVID-19 lockdown policies. Royal Society Open Science. 8 (7), 210678-210678

Taylor, EC., Livingston, LA., Callan, MJ., Hanel, PHP. and Shah, P., (2021). Do Autistic Traits Predict Pro-Environmental Attitudes and Behaviors, and Climate Change Belief?. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 101648-101648

Lins de Holanda Coelho, G., Hanel, PHP. and Wolf, LJ., (2020). The Very Efficient Assessment of Need for Cognition: Developing a Six-Item Version. Assessment. 27 (8), 1870-1885

Hanel, PHP., (2020). Conducting high impact research with limited financial resources (while working from home). Meta-Psychology. 4

Hanel, PHP., Wolfradt, U., Wolf, LJ., Coelho, GLDH. and Maio, GR., (2020). Well-being as a function of person-country fit in human values. Nature Communications. 11 (1), 5150-

Hanel, PHP. and Wolf, LJ., (2020). Leavers and Remainers after the Brexit referendum: More united than divided after all?. British Journal of Social Psychology. 59 (2), 470-493

Foad, CMG., Maio, GR. and Hanel, PHP., (2020). Perceptions of values over time and why they matter. Journal of Personality

Hanel, PHP. and Shah, P., (2020). Simplifying the Measurement of Attitudes towards Autistic People.. Experimental Results. 1 (e29), 1-6

Maio, GR., Hanel, PHP., Martin, R., Lee, A. and Thomas, G., (2020). Setting the Foundations for Theoretical Progress toward Understanding the Role of Values in Organisational Behaviour: Commentary on “Values at Work: The Impact of Personal Values in Organisations” by Arieli, Sagiv, and Roccas. Applied Psychology. 69 (2), 284-290

Hanel, PHP., Zarzeczna, N. and Haddock, G., (2019). Sharing the Same Political Ideology Yet Endorsing Different Values: Left- and Right-Wing Political Supporters Are More Heterogeneous Than Moderates. Social Psychological and Personality Science. 10 (7), 874-882

Coelho, GLDH., Hanel, PHP., Johansen, MK. and Maio, GR., (2019). Mapping the Structure of Human Values through Conceptual Representations. European Journal of Personality. 33 (1), 34-51

Hanel, PHP., Maio, GR. and Manstead, ASR., (2019). A new way to look at the data: Similarities between groups of people are large and important.. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. 116 (4), 541-562

Yani-de-Soriano, M., Hanel, PHP., Vazquez-Carrasco, R., Cambra-Fierro, J., Wilson, A. and Centeno, E., (2019). Investigating the role of customers’ perceptions of employee effort and justice in service recovery. European Journal of Marketing. 53 (4), 708-732

Hanel, PHP. and Mehler, DMA., (2019). Beyond reporting statistical significance: Identifying informative effect sizes to improve scientific communication.. Public Understanding of Science. 28 (4), 468-485

Hanel, PHP., Demmrich, S. and Wolfradt, U., (2019). Centrality of Religiosity, Schizotypy, and Human Values: The Impact of Religious Affiliation. Religions. 10 (5), 297-297

Hanel, PHP., Litzellachner, LF. and Maio, GR., (2018). An Empirical Comparison of Human Value Models. Frontiers in Psychology. 9 (SEP), 1643-

Hanel, PHP., Wolfradt, U., Maio, GR. and Manstead, ASR., (2018). The source attribution effect: Demonstrating pernicious disagreement between ideological groups on non-divisive aphorisms. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology. 79, 51-63

Hanel, PHP., Maio, GR., Soares, AKS., Vione, KC., de Holanda Coelho, GL., Gouveia, VV., Patil, AC., Kamble, SV. and Manstead, ASR., (2018). Cross-Cultural Differences and Similarities in Human Value Instantiation. Frontiers in Psychology. 9 (MAY), 849-

Haase, J., Hoff, EV., Hanel, PHP. and Innes-Ker, Å., (2018). A Meta-Analysis of the Relation between Creative Self-Efficacy and Different Creativity Measurements. Creativity Research Journal. 30 (1), 1-16

Coelho, GLH., Monteiro, RP., Hanel, PHP., Vilar, R., Gouveia, VV. and Maio, GR., (2018). Psychometric parameters of an abbreviated vengeance scale across two countries. Personality and Individual Differences. 120, 185-192

Nascimento, BS., Hanel, PPH., Monteiro, RP., Gouveia, VV. and Little, AC., (2018). Sociosexuality in Brazil: Validation of the SOI-R and its correlates with personality, self-perceived mate value, and ideal partner preferences. Personality and Individual Differences. 124, 98-104

Lins de Holanda Coelho, G., Hanel, PHP., Vilar, R., P. Monteiro, R., Gouveia, VV. and R. Maio, G., (2018). Need for Affect and Attitudes Toward Drugs: The Mediating Role of Values. Substance Use and Misuse. 53 (13), 2232-2239

Hanel, PHP., Wolfradt, U., Lins de Holanda Coelho, G., Wolf, LJ., Vilar, R., Monteiro, RP., Gouveia, VV., Crompton, T. and Maio, GR., (2018). The Perception of Family, City, and Country Values Is Often Biased. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology. 49 (5), 831-850

Coelho, GLH., Vilar, R., Hanel, PHP., Monteiro, RP., Ribeiro, MGC. and Gouveia, VV., (2018). Optimism scale: Evidence of psychometric validity in two countries and correlations with personality. Personality and Individual Differences. 134, 245-251

Monteiro, RP., Coelho, GLDH., Hanel, PHP., Pimentel, CE. and Gouveia, VV., (2018). Personality, dangerous driving, and involvement in accidents: Testing a contextual mediated model. Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour. 58, 106-114

Inman, RA., da Silva, SMG., Bayoumi, RR. and Hanel, PHP., (2017). Cultural Value Orientations and Alcohol Consumption in 74 Countries: A Societal-Level Analysis. Frontiers in Psychology. 8 (NOV), 1963-

Hanel, PHP., Zacharopoulos, G., Mégardon, G. and Maio, GR., (2017). Detecting Sinusoidal Patterns from Circumplex Models of Psychological Constructs

Hanel, PHP. and Haase, J., (2017). Predictors of Citation Rate in Psychology: Inconclusive Influence of Effect and Sample Size. Frontiers in Psychology. 8 (JUL), 1160-

Zacharopoulos, G., Hanel, PHP., Lancaster, TM., Ihssen, N., Drakesmith, M., Foley, S., Maio, GR. and Linden, DEJ., (2017). Nonlinear associations between human values and neuroanatomy. Social Neuroscience. 12 (6), 1-12

Souchon, N., Maio, GR., Hanel, PHP. and Bardin, B., (2017). Does Spontaneous Favorability to Power (vs. Universalism) Values Predict Spontaneous Prejudice and Discrimination?. Journal of Personality. 85 (5), 658-674

Lins de Holanda Coelho, G., H. P. Hanel, P., Medeiros Cavalcanti, T., Teixeira Rezende, A. and Veloso Gouveia, V., (2016). Brief Resilience Scale: testing its factorial structure and invariance in Brazil. Universitas Psychologica. 15 (2), 397-397

Hanel, PHP. and Vione, KC., (2016). Do Student Samples Provide an Accurate Estimate of the General Public?. PLoS One. 11 (12), e0168354-e0168354

Hanel, PHP. and Wolfradt, U., (2016). The ‘dark side’ of personal values: Relations to clinical constructs and their implications. Personality and Individual Differences. 97, 140-145

Book chapters (10)

Hanel, PHP., Foad, C. and Maio, GR., Attitudes and Values. In: Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Psychology. Editors: Hogg, M.,

Hanel, PHP., (2021). Werte [Values]. In: Kulturpsychologie: Eine Einführung [Psychology of Culture: An Introduction]. Editors: Wolfradt, U., Allolio-Näcke, L. and Ruppel, PS., . Springer Nature

Gocłowska, MA., Ritter, SM. and Hanel, P., (2020). Cultural diversity and creativity.. In: Encyclopedia of Creativity.. Editors: Runco, M. and Pritzker, S., . Academic Press. 301- 305. 9780128156155

Hanel, PHP., Vione, KC., Hahn, U. and Maio, GR., (2017). Value Instantiations: The Missing Link Between Values and Behavior?. In: Values and Behavior. Springer International Publishing. 175- 190. 9783319563503

Gocłowska, MA., Ritter, SM. and H.P. Hanel, P., (2016). Cultural diversity and creativity. In: The Curated Reference Collection in Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Psychology. 9780128093245

Hanel, P., (2015). Eduard Spranger: Kurzbiographie. In: Deutschsprachige Psychologinnen und Psychologen 1933-1945. Editors: Wolfradt, U., Billmann-Mahecha, E. and Stock, A., . VS-Verlag f"ur Sozialwissenschaften. 428- 429. 9783658014803

Hanel, P., (2015). Friedrich Berger: Kurzbiographie. In: Deutschsprachige Psychologinnen und Psychologen 1933-1945. Editors: Wolfradt, U., Billmann-Mahecha, E. and Stock, A., . VS-Verlag f"ur Sozialwissenschaften. 33- 34. 9783658014803

Hanel, PHP., (2015). Wertetheorie. In: Kompendium psychologischer Theorien. Editors: Galliker, M. and Wolfradt, U., . Suhrkamp. 533- 536. 9783518297544

Hanel, PHP., (2013). Tagtraum - zur Taxonomie von Typen der Unaufmerksamkeit. In: Dissoziation und Kultur - Pierre Janets Beitr"age zur modernen Psychiatrie und Psychologie. Editors: Wolfradt, U., Heim, G. and Fiedler, P., . Pabst Science Publishers. 102- 111

Hanel, P., (2011). Anregungen aus empirischen Befunden zur praktischen Umsetzung einiger Gedanken von Benedikt XVI. In: Die Seele Europas. Editors: Sedmak, C. and Horn, S., . Pustet. 315- 330

Conferences (1)

Russo, D., Hanel, PHP., Altnickel, S. and van Berkel, N., (2021). The Daily Life of Software Engineers during the COVID-19 Pandemic

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