M.Sc. Katharina Beck

Ruhr University Bochum
Department of Cognitive Psychology
44780 Bochum, Germany

Room: IB 6-77
Phone: +49 234 32 22668

Curriculum Vitae

since 2020: PhD Student
Department of Cognitive Psychology, Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, Ruhr University Bochum

2016-2020: Licensure as Psychological Psychotherapist (Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy)
Institut für Psychotherapie und Psychoanalyse, Andernach

2013-2015: M.Sc. in Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience
Maastricht University
Thesis: “Protected by nature: Does the corticotropin-releasing hormone receptor 1 gene moderate the effects of early life stress on stress coping behavior?”

2010-2013: B.Sc. in Psychology
Maastricht University
Thesis: “Drunk with happiness - Do emotional states accelerate your perception of intoxication?”

since 2020: Research Assistant
Department of Cognitive Psychology, Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, Ruhr University Bochum

2015-2016: Research Assistant
Department of Cognitive Neurology, University Hospital Cologne

2014-2015: Research Internship
Centrum für Affektive Neurowissenschaften, Charité Berlin

  • Influence of stress and stress hormones on learning and memory
  • Clinical applications
  • Latarnik, S.*, Wirth, K.*, Held, F., Kalbe, E., Kessler, J., Saliger, J., Karbe, H., Fink, G.R & Weiss, P.H. (2020). Prävalenz und Charakteristika apraktischer Defizite bei links- und rechtshemisphärischen Schlaganfällen, Fortschritte der Neurologie Psychiatrie, 99: 232-240.
  • Bönke, L., Aust, S., Fan, Y. Wirth, K., Khawli, E., Stevense, A., Herrera, A., Loayza, A., Bajbouj, M., Grimm & S. (2019). Examining the effect of Early Life Stress on autonomic and endocrine indicators of individual stress reactivity, Neurobiology of Stress, 10: 100142.
  • Khawli, E., Fan, Y., Aust, S., Wirth, K., Bönke, L., Stevense, A., Herrera, A., Metz, S., Loayza, A., Bajouj, M. & Grimm, S. (2018). Early-life Stress modulates neural networks associated with habitual use of reappraisal, Behavioural Brain Resarch, 337: 210-217.
  • Grimm, S., Wirth, K., Fan, Y., Weigand, A., Gärtner, M., Feeser, M., Dziobek, I., Bajbouj, M. & Aust, S. (2017). The interaction of corticotropin-releasing hormone receptor gene and early life stress on emotional empathy, Behavioural Brain Research, 329: 180-185.
  • Wirth, K.*, Held, A.*, Kalbe, E., Kessler, J., Saliger, J., Karbe H., Fink G.R. & Weiss, P.H. (2016). Das revidierte Kölner Apraxie-Screening (KAS-R) als diagnostisches Verfahren für Patienten mit rechtshemisphärischem Schlaganfall, Fortschritte der Neurologie Psychiatrie, 84: 633-639.7.

*shared authorship