Celina Kacperski's research while affiliated with Universität Mannheim and other places

Publications (23)

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Implicit and explicit gender biases in media representations of individuals have long existed. Women are less likely to be represented in gender-neutral media content (representation bias), and their face-to-body ratio in images is often lower (face-ism bias). In this article, we look at representativeness and face-ism in search engine image result...
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Online platforms have transformed the ways in which individual access and interact with news. For example, individuals put a high degree of trust in search engines. We use web-tracked behavioral data across a 2-month period and analyze three competing factors, two algorithmic (ranking and representativeness) and one psychological (familiarity), tha...
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Electromobility can contribute to a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions if usage behavior is aligned with the increasing availability of renewable energy. To achieve this, smart navigation systems can be used to inform drivers of optimal charging times and locations. Yet, required flexibility may impart time penalties. We investigate the impact o...
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Battery electric vehicles generate a significant share of their greenhouse gas emissions during production and later, when in use, through the energy used for charging. A shift in charging behavior could substantially reduce emissions if aligned with the fluctuating availability of renewable energy. Financial incentives and environmental appeals ha...
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Individual, car-based mobility contributes significantly to worldwide greenhouse gas emissions. Driving style accounts for up to 30% of fuel consumption and manufacturers have implemented technologies such as energy-efficient “eco” driving modes to reduce emissions. Here we report evidence from a field experiment with battery-electric vehicles. Two...
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Connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs) are often discussed as a solution to pressing issues of the current transport systems, including congestion, safety, social inclusion and ecological sustainability. Scientifically, there is agreement that CAVs may solve, but can also aggravate these issues, depending on the specific CAV solution. In the curr...
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Promoting eco-driving with battery electric vehicles (BEVs) can help drivers reduce their average energy consumption and enhance the driving range of a BEV. The present study examined the influence of three persuasive strategies (feedback regarding energy consumption, gamification, and financial rewards) compared to a baseline condition (no feedbac...
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Resilience and vulnerability of societies to large-scale events such as wars, climate catastrophes, immigration waves, and institutional collapses is not well-understood. Some societies prove more resilient, while others collapse. Diversity has been proposed in the literature as a potential cause of resilience in areas such as ecology, computer sci...
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Electromobility can contribute to a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions if usage behavior is aligned with the increasing availability of renewable energy. To achieve this, smart navigation systems can be used to inform drivers of optimal charging times and locations. Yet, required flexibility may impart time penalties. We investigate the impact o...
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The time loss bias describes the systematic overestimation of time lost when decelerating from a relatively high speed. In the present study, we investigated the debiasing effect of two educational interventions, the Paceometer (Peer and Gamliel, 2013) and a newly designed Pop-up assistant, in a video-based controlled-access highway driving scenari...
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The existing electromobility (EM) is still in its fledgling stage and multiple challenges have to be overcome to make Electric Vehicles (EVs) as convenient as combustion engine vehicles. Users and Electric Vehicle Fleet Operators (EFOs) want their EVs to be charged and ready for use at all times. This straightforward goal, however, is counteracted...
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The purpose of this article is to illustrate data transformation in a mixed methods research phenomenological study, investigating how athletes use concrete and abstract spontaneous imagery in and around competition. To achieve this, we combined the application of co-occurring codes and numerical transformation in a novel way. A thematic analysis o...
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We investigated the hypothesis that an interaction of construal levels and task types would improve performance outcomes, mediated by imagery abstraction levels. In a pilot study (N = 30; table tennis rallies, jumps, throws) and a main study (N = 32; badminton rallies, soccer penalties), athletes performed tasks after receiving high or low construa...
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The present work examines how regulatory fit affects table tennis performance. We find a player’s adherence to their chosen tactic (offensive vs. defensive) to be a mediator of the observed fit effects. Expert table tennis players (N = 39) were given verbal instructions (i.e. regulatory frames), before they played 6 matches each; we created baselin...
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In a connected world where people influence each other, what can cause a globalized monoculture, and which measures help to preserve the coexistence of cultures? Previous research has shown that factors such as homophily, population size, geography, mass media, and type of social influence play important roles. In the present paper, we investigate...

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... In addition to financial incentives, environmental appeals can act as another type of incentive. In [160], when informed that free-cost charging in a green way during midday hours is available (i.e., charge for free when power generation of renewable energy is at its peak), EV owners will change their charging behaviors and turn to smart charging, thus increasing renewable energy accommodation. Döbelt et al. [159] suggested that people are willing to smart charge their vehicles for the contribution that they can make to environmental friendliness and traffic decarbonization. ...
... On a general level, AVs were seen to lead to both positive and negative consequences depending on implementation and societal development. This pattern is also echoed in the findings of Kacperski et al. [20], who interviewed a range of expert stakeholders about visions and barriers concerning AVs, revealing an ambivalence and uncertainty about potential consequences regarding aspects such as safety, inclusiveness, cities' layout, available jobs and services, and long-term economic and ecological sustainability. Many of the issues raised in Kacperski et al. [20] were also mentioned in our focus groups, (some quotes even verbatim!), ...
... The remaining evaluation studies are flawed such that meaningful conclusions cannot be reached. Gunther et al. (2020) evaluated a smartphone-based adjunct system across 108 participants driving on public roads. However, the withinsubjects study design was compromised by an invariant condition order. ...
... Based on an international expert survey, it was found that charging infrastructure development and parking related incentives helps the most the spread of new EVs, and EV carsharing and pilot projects are the least effective [22]. Incentives focusing on charging management were analysed in [23]. These incentives help to mitigate the negative impact of charging on the power grid. ...
... To illustrate, Gigerenzer and Hoffrage (1995) found that a number of participants who were asked to judge p(H|D) calculated p(H) × p(D|H) instead of the correct formula. To illustrate further, the time saving bias describes how people overestimate time savings when high speeds are increased and underestimate the time savings when low speeds are increased (Peer & Gamliel, 2012;Herberz et al., 2019;Peer, 2010;Peer & Gamliel, 2012;Svenson, 1970Svenson, , 2008. The bias is a result of frequent use of two incorrect computational judgment processes (Peer, 2010;Svenson, 2008) and in some cases incorrect problem interpretations of the problem . ...
... After more than a hundred years of niche use, electric vehicles (EVs) seem on the cusp of displacing internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles in personal transportation [1,2]. Better fuel efficiency, environmental friendliness, and lowering costs give EVs an edge over ICE vehicles. ...
... Although Glaser does not believe in recording interviews, tape recording can reflect many of the interviewees' feelings, such as sadness, joy, sighs, etc., which can contribute to the richness of qualitative data (Artinian et al., 2009). Indeed, recording the interviews is common in studies on elite athletes (Bastos et al., 2020;Hayes et al., 2020;Kacperski et al., 2019;Tingaz, 2021). Also, we created favorable conditions for interviews by doing the following: 1-We tried to talk about sensitive and personal topics, such as the family thing, when the interviewee's trust is gained at the end of the interview. ...
... In terms of evaluating research rigour, some researchers addressed integrative quality criteria that they framed as applicable to the study as a whole (e.g., Karageorghis et al., 2018;Mallinson-Howard et al., 2018;Rumbold et al., 2018;Thrower et al., 2019), but more often quantitative and qualitative parts of the study were evaluated separately (e.g., Kacperski & Hall, 2017;Middleton et al., 2017;Redwood-Brown et al., 2018;Richard et al., 2017;Whitehead et al., 2018). From the integrative perspective, Thrower et al. (2019) suggested that "taken as a whole, this study can be judged on the capacity to which it is relevant for the research questions, is transparent, has a rationale for using mixed methods, and requires the integration of mixed-method findings", while at the same time maintaining that "the quality criteria for each aspect of the study should be considered separately" (p. ...
... This is illustrated, for example, in Debanne et al. (2014) study of team handball, in which they examined two contrasting defensive strategies: (a) a defensive strategy focused on regaining ball possession, in which defenders spread out around the field to try and put pressure on attackers and intercept the ball; and (b) a defensive strategy seeking to protect the goal, in which all players were positioned close to the goal area line. To determine which of these strategies is more effective, it seems useful to base research on two complementary motivational theories, the Regulatory Focus Theory (Higgins, 1997(Higgins, , 1998 and the Regulatory Fit Theory (Higgins, 2000(Higgins, , 2005, considered by many researchers (e.g., Debanne et al., 2018;Kacperski & Kutzner, 2018;Memmert et al., 2013;Plessner et al., 2009;Wegner et al., 2019) to be relevant frameworks for the understanding and enhancement of sport performance. ...
... In his seminal paper, Axelrod studied the conditions under which repeated social influence leads to the emergence of consensus or polarized feature distributions with subgroups disagreeing on all features. This model has been widely adopted and has already been used to derive testable hypotheses about various phenomena, including the polarization of political opinions [25], mass media influence [26], or opinion dynamics in online social networks [27]. Here, we adopt Axelrod's model and add a bot who holds a fixed set of features and communicates them to users connected to the bot. ...