Dr. Nicole Hauke-Forman

Dr. Nicole Hauke-Forman

Department of Psychology
Chair of Social Psychology with special reference to gender and diversity (Prof. Dr. Bruckmüller)

Room: Room 02.311
Nägelsbachstr. 49b
91052 Erlangen
Since October 2022 in parental leave
Research Interests

Social Cognition

  • fundamental dimensions of social judgment: agency & communion
  • subdimensions of agency & communion
  • actor-observer differences
  • threats to the self-concept by gossip


  • determinants of the facets of self-esteem
  • 09-10/19 Research stay at the SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities in Sopot, Poland
  • 12/17 PhD (Dr. phil.); title of the dissertation thesis: „I Want to be Assertive and to Appear Moral”: The Relative Centrality of Agency versus Communion in Self-Concept (summa cum laude)
  • Since 08/12 Research assistant at the Chair of Social Psychology at the Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nürnberg
  • 04/12 Diploma in Psychology
  • 2006-2012 Studies of Psychology at the Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nürnberg
  • 2012 Award of the Luise-Prell Foundation for the diploma thesis: “Do we take our own communion for granted? – A possible explanation why there is no influence of communion on self-esteem“
Central Publications
  • Hauke-Forman, N., Methner, N. & Bruckmüller, S. (2021). Assertive, but Less Competent and Trustworthy? Perception of Police Officers with Tattoos and Piercings. Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11896-021-09447-w
  • Hauke, N., & Abele, A.E. (2020). Communion and self-esteem: No relationship? A closer look at the association of agency and communion with different components of self-esteem. Personality and individual differences, 160. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2020.109957
  • Abele, A. E., & Hauke, N. (2019). Comparing the facets of the Big Two in global evaluation of self versus other people. European Journal of Social Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1002/ejsp.2639
  • Hauke, N., & Abele, A.E. (2019). The Impact of Negative Gossip on Target and Receiver. A “Big Two” Analysis. Basic and Applied Social Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1080/01973533.2019.1702881
  • Hauke, N., & Abele, A. E. (2019). Two faces of the self: Actor-self perspective and observer-self perspective are differentially related to agency versus communion. Self and Identity. doi: 10.1080/15298868.2019.1584582
  • Abele, A. E., & Hauke, N. (2018). Agency and communion in self-concept and in self-esteem. In A. E. Abele & B. Wojciszke (Eds.), Agency and communion in social psychology (pp. 52-64). New York, NY, US: Routledge.
  • Abele, A. E., Hauke, N., Peters, K., Louvet, E., Szymkow, A., & Duan, Y. P. (2016). Facets of the fundamental content dimensions: Agency with competence and assertiveness – communion with warmth and morality. Frontiers in Psychology, 7:1810. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2016.01810