Dr. phil.

Christian Böffel

Scientific employee


Room 318 (Building 6010)

Jägerstr. 17-19

D-52056 Aachen


Phone: 0241/80 93999

Consultation Hour

on appointment

Research interests

  • the cognitive psychology of games
  • human-avatar interaction and avatar-self merging
  • human perception and action
  • determinants of credibility in social media


  • Statistics
  • Experimental Lab Course
  • Empirical Lab Course
  • Human Machine Interaction
  • Occupational/Industrial Psychology


Böffel, C., Herbst, C., Lindemann, O., & Müsseler, J. (in press). Spatial-Numerical Associations in the Presence of an Avatar. Psychological Research.

Böffel, C., & Müsseler, J. (2020). No Evidence for Automatic Response Activation with Target Onset in the Avatar-Compatibility Task. Memory & Cognition.

Böffel, C., & Müsseler, J. (2020). Taking time to take perspective? Rapidly changing reference frames in the avatar-Simon task. Acta Psychologica. doi: 10.1016/j.actpsy.2020.103005

Böffel, C., & Müsseler, J. (2019). Action effect consistency and body ownership in the avatar-Simon task. PLoS ONE, 14(8), e0220817. doi: 10.3758/s13414-018-1573-0

Böffel, C., & Müsseler, J. (2019). Visual perspective taking for avatars in a Simon task. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 81, 158-172. doi: 10.3758/s13414-018-1573-0

Müsseler, J., Ruhland, L., Böffel, C. (2019). Reversed effect of spatial compatibility when taking avatar’s perspective. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 72(6), 1539-1549. doi: 10.1177/1747021818799240

Böffel, C., & Müsseler, J. (2018). Perceived Ownership of Avatars Influences Visual Perspective Taking. Frontiers in Psychology, 9(May), 1-9.

Böffel, C., & Müsseler, J. (2015). Adjust your view! Wing-mirror settings influence distance estimations and lane-change decisions. Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, 35, 112-118.


Ad-hoc Reviewer for

  • Computers in Human Behavior
  • Nature: Scientific Reports
  • Psychological Research
  • Psychological Science (in Kollaboration mit Jochen Müsseler)
  • Psychology of Sport and Excercise
  • Social Sciences and Humanities Open