Kognitionspsychologie - Cognitive Psychology

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

dr. rer. nat. Valerie Kinner

Ruhr-University Bochum
Department of Cognitive Psychology
44780 Bochum, Germany
Room: GAFO 02/352
Phone: 0049-234-32-29234
Fax: 0049-234-32-14308
E-Mail: valerie.kinner@rub.de

 

 

 

 

 

 

Curriculum Vitae

 

professional experience

Since 2017 Postdoctoral Researcher at the Department of Cognitive Psychology, Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany

2013 - 2017 Research Assistant at the Department of Cognitive Psychology, Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany

2010 - 2013 Student Research Assistant at the Department of Cognitive Psychology, Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany

2008 - 2011 Student Research Assistant at the Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany

 

 

education

2013 - 2017 PhD student at the Department of Cognitive Psychology at the Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany

2013 - 2017 Member of the Ruhr-University Research School, Bochum, Germany

2010 - 2013 M.Sc. Clinical Psychology at the Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany (Thesis: “The influence of a stress-induced cortisol elevation on emotion regulation processes in healthy men and women”)

2013 Internship at the Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology (CREAL), Barcelona, Spain

2012 Study abroad at the University Barcelona, Spain

2011 Internship in the Department of Psychiatry, Psychosomatics and Psychotherapy for Children and Adolescents at the University Clinic Charité Berlin, Germany

2007 - 2010 B.Sc. Psychology at the Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany (focus: cognitive neuroscience; Thesis: “The influence of stress on the reconsolidation of autobiographical memories”)

2007 Abitur at Gymnasium an der Wolfskuhle in Essen

 

Publications

Kinner, V.L., Kuchinke, L., Dierolf, A.M., Merz, C.J., Otto, T., Wolf, O.T. (2017).What our eyes tell us about feelings: Tracking pupillary responses during emotion regulation processes. Psychophysiology, 54, 508-518.

Kinner, V.L., Wolf, O.T. & Merz, C.J. (2016). Cortisol alters reward processing in the human brain. Hormones and Behavior, 84, 75-83.

Kinner, V.L., Merz, C.J., Lissek, S., Wolf, O.T. (2016). Cortisol disrupts the neural correlates of extinction recall. NeuroImage, 133, 233-243.

Kinner, V.L., Het, S. & Wolf, O.T. (2014). Emotion regulation: exploring the impact of stress and sex. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience. 8, 397.

 

GRANTS AND funding

2016 Travel Grant of the DAAD for participation at the 46th annual ISPNE conference in Miami, USA.

 

conference presentations, talks

Kinner, V.L., Wolf, O.T., Merz, C.J. (2017). Neuronale Korrelate der Cortisol-induzierten Rückkehr konditionierter Furcht. 43th annual meeting „Psychologie und Gehirn“, Trier, Germany.

Kinner, V.L., Wolf, O.T., Merz, C.J. (2017). Cortisol promotes the neural underpinnings mediating fear recovery. 9th European Meeting on Human Fear Conditioning, Hamburg, Germany.

Kinner, V.L., Wolf, O.T., Merz, C.J. (2017). Neural mechanisms mediating the cortisol induced return of fear. RDN Young Scientist Colloquium, Bochum, Germany.

Kinner, V.L., Wolf, O.T., Merz, C.J. (2016). Neural circuitry underlying the cortisol-induced return of fear. Young Scientist Retreat (DGPs FG Biologische Psychologie & Neuropsychologie und DGPA), Marburg.

Kinner V.L., Otto, T., Kuchinke, L., Merz, C.J., Wolf, O.T. (2016). Pupillendilatation als Indikator der Emotionsregulation – Eine Eyetracking Studie. 42th annual meeting „Psychologie und Gehirn“, Berlin, Germany.

Kinner, V.L., Otto, T., Kuchinke, L., Wolf, O.T. (2015). What our eyes tell us about feelings! Tracking pupillary responses during emotion regulation processes. Young Scientist Retreat (DGPs FG Biologische Psychologie & Neuropsychologie und DGPA), Marburg.

Kinner, V.L., Wolf, O.T., Merz, C.J. (2015). Geschlechtsspezifischer Cortisoleffekt auf die neuronalen Korrelate der Belohnungsantizipation. 41th annual meeting „Psychologie und Gehirn“, Frankfurt, Germany.

Kinner, V. L., Wolf, O.T. & Merz, C.J. (2014). Geschlechtsspezifische Auswirkungen von Cortisol auf das Belohnungslernen. Young Scientist Retreat (DGPs FG Biologische Psychologie & Neuropsychologie and DGPA), Berlin, Germany

 

Conference Presentations, Posters

Kinner, V.L., Merz, C.J., Wolf, O.T. (2016). Cortisol disrupts the neural correlates mediating extinction recall. 46th annual ISPNE conference, Miami, USA.

Kinner, V.L., Merz, C.J., Wolf, O.T. (2016). Cortisol disrupts the vmPFC mediated recall of extinction memory. 42th annual meeting „Psychologie und Gehirn“, Berlin, Germany.

Kinner, V.L., Merz, C.J., Wolf, O.T. (2016). Cortisol impairs the neural correlates of extinction recall. 8th European Meeting on Human Fear Conditioning, Utrecht, the Netherlands.

Kinner, V.L., Merz, C.J., Wolf, O.T. (2015). Cortisol modulates the neural correlates of extinction recall. 2nd Young Scientist Symposium DFG-Research Unit 1581 "Extinction Learning", Bochum.

Kinner, V.L., Wolf, O.T., Merz, C.J. (2015). Cortisol administration alters reward processing in the human brain. 21st annual meeting of the “Organization for Human Brain Mapping”, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Kinner, V. L., Het, S. & Wolf, O.T. (2014). Cortisol increases after acute stress affect emotion regulation in a sex-dependent manner. 49th annual meeting of the „Deutsche Gesellschaft für Psychologie“, Bochum, Germany.

Kinner, V. L., Het, S. & Wolf, O.T. (2014). The impact of acute stress on emotion regulation differs in men and women. 40th annual meeting “Psychologie und Gehirn“, Lübeck, Germany.

Kinner, V. L., Het, S. & Wolf, O.T. (2014). Emotion regulation is differentially affected by stress-induced cortisol increases. 56th annual meeting „Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psychologen“, Gießen, Germany.

 

membership in professional organizations

International Society of Psychoneuroendocrinology

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Psychologie (DGPs)
-Fachgruppe Biologische Psychologie und Neuropsychologie

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Psychophysiologie und ihre Anwendung (DGPA)

 

ad hoc reviewer

Psychoneuroendocrinology
International Journal of Psychophysiology

 

TEACHING

SS 2017: Ruhr-Universität Bochum/ Bachelor Psychologie
Kognition II: Sprache, Denken, Problemlösen, Seminar

WS 2015/16: Ruhr-Universität Bochum/ Bachelor Psychologie
Kognition I: Wahrnehmung, Aufmerksamkeit, Gedächtnis, Seminar

WS 2015/16: Ruhr-Universität Bochum/ Master Psychologie
Journal Club: Stress und Gehirn

SS 2015: Ruhr-Universität Bochum/ Bachelor Psychologie
Kognition II: Sprache, Denken, Problemlösen, Seminar

SS 2015: Ruhr-Universität Bochum/ Master Psychologie
Journal Club: Stress und Gehirn

WS 2014/15: Ruhr-Universität Bochum/ Bachelor Psychologie
Kognition I: Wahrnehmung, Aufmerksamkeit, Gedächtnis, Seminar

WS 2014/15: Ruhr-Universität Bochum/ Master Psychologie
Stress und Gedächtnis, Seminar

WS 2014/15: Ruhr-Universität Bochum/ Master Psychologie
Journal Club: Stress und Gehirn

SS 2014: Ruhr-Universität Bochum/ Bachelor Psychologie
Kognition II: Sprache, Denken, Problemlösen, Seminar