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Individual Research Fields - Professors

Subsequently you find a list of the individual research fields of the professors at the Institute of Psychology.

 

Name (Lab) Research Fields

Martin Arendasy

(Psychological
Diagnostics and
Methodology
)

 
  • Psychological Assessment
  • Admission testing and career counseling
  • Item response theory and structural equation modeling
  • Automatic item generation and rationale construction of psychological tests
  • Sources of measurement bias (e.g. retesting, test coaching, anxiety, motivation, gender, SES etc.)
 

Ursula
Athenstaedt

(Social
Psychology
)

 
  • Consumer law psychology: personal or situation determinants of contract decisions
  • Relationship research: partner and ex-partner attitudes
  • Self-related research: self-esteem, reactions to self-esteem threat; correlates and activation sources of gender role self-concept
 

Mathias Benedek

(Differential
Psychology
)

 
  • Cognitive and neural process in creative thought
  • Individual differences in creativity, intelligence, and personality
  • Internally-directed cognition
 

Katja Corcoran

(Social
Psychology
)

 
  • Social cognition and the self
  • Social/temporal comparison and its influence on self-perception and motivation
  • Goals, goal activation and self-regulation
  • Role models and inspiration
 

Andreas Fink

(Biological
Psychology
)

 
  • Neuronal and behavioral correlates of creativity
  • Training of creative thinking
  • Neurocognitive mechanisms of reading and writing
  • Development and construction of psychological tests
 

Heribert
Freudenthaler

(Psychological
Diagnostics and
Methodology
)

 
  • Emotional intelligence / competence
  • Emotion regulation / management
  • Social-emotional processes
  • Development of psychological measures
 

Roland Grabner

(Educational
Neuroscience
)

 
  • Individual differences in mathematical abilities
  • Successful mathematics learning
  • Individual differences in general cognitive abilities (intelligence, creativity)
  • Bilingual learning, immersion teaching
  • Teacher training
 

Margit Gramer

(Clinical
Psychology
)

 
  • Dispositional and situation-based determinants of cardiovascular reactivity
 

Anja Ischebeck

(Cognitive
Psychology
and Neuroscience
)

 
  • Numerical cognition: arithmetic and processing fractions
  • Language processing: specific semantic categories, such as numbers and proper names
  • Attention and executive functions
 

Paulino Jimenez

(Work and Organizational Psychology)

 
  • Job satisfaction and the implementation in organizational diagnostics
  • Stress, strain, resources at the workplace
  • Health promoting leadership conditions
  • The integration of e-tools in workplace health promotion
 

Silvia E. Kober

(Neuropsychology)

 
  • EEG-, NIRS-, and fMRI-based brain-computer communication and neurofeedback
  • Neurological rehabilitation
  • Virtual realities/serious games
 

Christof Körner

(Cognitive
Psychology
and Neuroscience
)

 
  • Orienting and acting with/in the visual environment
  • Eye movements and visual search
  • Comprehension of (graphical) visualizations
  • Co-registration of eye movements with EEG and fMRI
 

Bettina Kubicek

(Work and Organizational Psychology)

 
  • Resources, stress and strain at the workplace
  • Work intensification
  • Flexible work arrangements and their consequences for employees, management and teams
  • Trust in human-robot interaction
 

Karin Landerl

(Developmental
Psychology
)

 
  • Typical and atypical development of reading and writing
  • Dyslexia in different orthographies
  • Typical and atypical development of numerical cognition (processing of numbers / arithmetics)
  • Neurocognitive bases of dyslexia and dyscalculia
  • Remedial support for learning disorders
 

Guilherme Maia de Oliveira Wood

(Neuropsychology)

 
  • Neurofeedback with EEG, NIRS and fMRI signals
  • Brain aging
  • Dysphagia
  • Cognitive enhancement
  • Brain stimulation
  • Neuropsychological rehabilitation
 

Aljoscha Neubauer

(Differential
Psychology
)

 
  • Human aptitude and all its facets (intelligence, creativity, social and emotional competences, practical intelligence) and neurophysiological bases
  • Applied Human Resources Psychology – Personnel Selection, development, leadership, teacher-student selection
 

Christa Neuper

(Neuropsychology)

 

Manuela Paechter

(Educational
Psychology
)

 
  • Instructional design that fosters competences and motivation
  • Emotions in learning and instruction
  • Motivation, goal orientation, and self-assessments in learning and instruction
  • Learning and instruction with digital media
 

Ilona Papousek

(Biological
Psychology
)

 
  • Laterality research (functional asymmetries between the left and the right cerebral hemisphere)
  • Emotion regulation, social-emotional processes
  • Humor and laughter research
  • Flexibility in emotional, cognitive, and physiological domains
 

Anne Schienle

(Clinical
Psychology
)

 
  • Affective neuroscience
  • Role of basic emotions (foremost disgust) in the maintenance of mental disorders and neural correlates of psychotherapy
  • Employing neuroscience methodology with a focus on fMRI and EEG
 

Andreas Schwerdtfeger

(Health Psychology)

 
  • Psychophysiology of psychosocial resources (self-efficacy, social support, positive affect)
  • Psychophysiology of stress, burnout, anxiety, and coping
  • Psychosocial consequences and antecedences of physical activity
  • Personality, emotion and health
  • Ambulatory assessment / Ecological momentary assessment
 
Norbert Tanzer  
  • Fellow of Division 52 of the American Psychological Association (APA)
  • Cross-cultural management
 

Stephan Vogel

(Educational Neuroscience)

 
  • Numerical Cognition
  • Neurocognitive Development
  • Dyscalculia
 

 

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