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Professur für Differentielle Psychologie und Diagnostik

Dr. Ramzi Fatfouta

Position: Senior Consultant | Management Diagnostics | Kienbaum Consultants International GmbH | Berlin | Homepage

Akademischer Grad: Dr. phil. (2015, Freie Universität Berlin) | M. Sc. Social, Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience  (2012, Freie Universität Berlin)


  • Narzissmus (Facetten und Korrelate)
  • Indirekte Maße zur Erfassung der Persönlichkeit (Impliziter Assoziationstest)
  • Psychologische Spieltheorie, sozio-ökonomische Entscheidungsfindung



  • Fatfouta, R., Rentzsch, K., & Schröder-Abé, M. (in press). Narcissus oeconomicus: Facets of narcissism and socio-economic decision making. Journal of Research in Personality.
  • Rogoza, R. & Fatfouta, R. Normal and pathological communal narcissism in relation to personality traits and values (in press). Personality and Individual Differences.
  • Fatfouta, R., & Schröder-Abé, M. (2018). Agentic to the core? Facets of narcissism and positive implicit self-views in the agentic domain. Journal of Research in Personality, 74, 78-82. doi:10.1016/j.jrp.2018.02.006
  • Fatfouta, R., Zeigler-Hill, V., & Schröder-Abé, M. (2017). I’m merciful, am I not? Facets of narcissism and forgiveness revisited. Journal of Research in Personality, 70, 166-173. doi: 10.1016/j.jrp.2017.07.007
  • Fatfouta, R. (2017). To be alone or not to be alone? Facets of narcissism and preference for solitude. Personality and Individual Differences, 114, 1-4. doi: 10.1016/j.paid.2017.03.047
  • Schröder-Abé, M. & Fatfouta, R. (im Druck). Implicit measures. In V. Zeigler-Hill & T. Shackelford (eds.). SAGE handbook of personality and individual differences. London: SAGE.
  • Fatfouta, R., & Schröder-Abé, M. (2017). I can see clearly now: Clarity of transgression-related motivations enhances narcissists' lack of forgiveness. Personality and Individual Differences, 105, 280-286. doi: 10.1016/j.paid.2016.10.010
  • Fatfouta, R., Meshi, D., Merkl, A., & Heekeren, H. R. (2016). Accepting unfairness by a significant other is associated with reduced connectivity between medial prefrontal and dorsal anterior cingulate cortex. Social Neuroscience, 1-13.
  • Fatfouta*, R., Schulreich*, S., Meshi, D., & Heekeren, H. (2015). So Close to a Deal: Spatial-Distance Cues Influence Economic Decision-Making in a Social Context. PLoS ONE, 10(8): e0135968. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0135968 *equal contribution
  • Fatfouta, R. (2015). How forgiveness affects processing time: Mediation by rumination about the transgression. Personality and Individual Differences, 82, 90-95. doi: 10.1016/j.paid.2015.03.016
  • Fatfouta, R., Gerlach, T.M., Schröder-Abé*, M., & Merkl*, A. (2015). Narcissism and lack of interpersonal forgiveness: The mediating role of state anger, state rumination, and state empathy. Personality and Individual Differences, 75, 36-40. doi: 10.1016/j.paid.2014.10.051 *equal contribution
  • Fatfouta, R., & Merkl, A. (2014). Associations between obsessive–compulsive symptoms, revenge, and the perception of interpersonal transgressions. Psychiatry Research, 219(2), 316-321. doi: 10.1016/j.psychres.2014.05.038
  • Fatfouta, R., Schröder-Abé, M., & Merkl, A. (2014). Forgiving, fast and slow: Validity of the implicit association test for predicting differential response latencies in a transgression-recall paradigm. Frontiers in Psychology, 5, 1-14. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2014.00728
  • Fatfouta, R., Jacobs, A., & Merkl, A. (2013). Towards a multifaceted understanding of revenge and forgiveness. The Behavioral And Brain Sciences, 36, 21-21. doi: 10.1017/s0140525x12000374


  • Fatfouta, R. (2017, Januar). Eignungsdiagnostik als Beratungsleistung. Gastvortrag an der SRH Hochschule Berlin, Germany.
  • Fatfouta, R., & Schröder-Abé, M. (2016, September). I’m merciful, am I not? Narcissism and the implicit self-concept of forgiveness. Paper presented at 50. Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Psychologie, Leipzig, Germany.
  • Fatfouta, R. (2016, Juni). Alternative methods for assessing forgiveness: Evidence from direct, indirect, and behavioral measures. Presentation at the Tel Aviv University – Freie Universität Berlin Joint Research Workshop on “Posttraumatic Stress, Revengefulness, and Reconciliation”, Berlin, 15.-17.06.2016.
  • Fatfouta, R. & Schröder-Abé, M. (2016, Juli). I can see clearly now: Clarity of transgression-related motivations enhances the relationship between narcissism and lack of forgiveness. In M. Schröder-Abé (Chair), Narcissism in interpersonal conflict: Moderating variables and mediating processes. Panel presentation to be held at the 19th Annual Meeting of the Society for Interpersonal Theory and Research (SITAR), Berlin, Germany.
  • Fatfouta, R. & Schröder-Abé, M. (2016, Juli). I can see clearly now: Clarity of transgression-related motivations enhances the relationship between narcissism and lack of forgiveness. In M. Allemand (Chair), Effects of Dispositional Forgiveness in the Lab and in Daily Life. Symposium to be conducted at the 18th European Conference on Personality (ECP), Timisoara, Romania.
  • Fatfouta, R., Gerlach, T.M., & Schröder-Abé, M. (2016, Mai). When apologies are not enough: Narcissism, lack of forgiveness, and the role of conciliatory gestures. Poster to be presented at the 28th Association of Psychological Science (APS), Chicago, Illinois, USA.
  • Fatfouta, R., Meshi, D., Merkl, A., & Heekeren, H. R. (2015, März). Social distance modulates neural correlates of fairness. Poster presented at the International Convention of Psychological Science (ICPS), Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
  • Fatfouta, R., Schröder-Abé, M., & Merkl, A. (2015, Februar). Forgiveness and unforgiving motives: The moderating role of response speed. Poster presented at the 16th Annual Conference of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP), Long Beach, California, USA.
  • Fatfouta, R., Meshi, D., Merkl, A., & Heekeren, H. R. (2014, Juni). Interpersonal closeness modulates altruistic punishment in economic decision-making. Invited talk within the symposium “The Social Neuroscience of Autism“ (Heekeren and Saxe labs), Berlin, Germany.
  • Fatfouta, R., Schröder-Abé. M., & Merkl, A. (2014, Februar). Forgiving, fast and slow: Implicit and explicit forgiveness predict item response latencies in a transgression-recall paradigm. Poster presented at the 15thAnnual Conference of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP), Austin, Texas, USA.
  • Fatfouta, R., & Merkl, A. (2013, November). Vergebung und implizites Selbstkonzept: Validierung eines Impliziten Assoziationstests (IAT) zur Messung der Vergebungsbereitschaft [Forgiveness and Implicit Self-Concept: Validating an Implicit Association Test (IAT) of Forgiveness]. Poster presented at the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie, Psychosomatik und Nervenheilkunde (DGPPN), Berlin, Germany.
  • Fatfouta, R., & Merkl, A. (2013, August). Slow to Anger, Quick to Forgive: Exploring the Implicit Self-Concept of Forgiveness. Poster presented at the 18th Conference of the European Society for Cognitive Psychology (ESCOP), Budapest, Hungary.