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Dr. rer. nat. Valerie Jentsch (née Kinner)

Ruhr University Bochum
Department of Cognitive Psychology
44780 Bochum, Germany

Room: IB 6-83
Phone: +49-234-32-29234
E-Mail: valerie.jentsch@rub.de

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Curriculum Vitae


Currently: in parental leave

Since 2017: Postdoctoral Researcher
Department of Cognitive Psychology, Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, Ruhr University Bochum

2013 – 2017: Research Assistant
Department of Cognitive Psychology, Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, Ruhr University Bochum

2010 – 2013: Student Research Assistant
Department of Cognitive Psychology, Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, Ruhr University Bochum

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

2013 – 2017: Dr. rer. nat., summa cum laude
Ruhr University Bochum
Topic: “The impact of cortisol on the neural circuitry of associative learning and extinction retrieval”

2010 - 2013 M.Sc. in Clinical Psychology
Ruhr University Bochum
Topic: “The influence of a stress-induced cortisol elevation on emotion regulation processes in healthy men and women”

2012: Study abroad
University Barcelona, Spain

2007 – 2010: B.Sc. in Psychology
Ruhr University Bochum
Topic: “The influence of stress on the reconsolidation of autobiographical memories”

  • Stress, Stress Induction in Humans, Stress Hormones, Psychoneuroendocrinology
  • Human Fear Conditioning
  • Emotion Regulation
  • Emotional Learning and Memory
  • Psychophysiology, SCRs, Pupillometry, HR, HRV
  • fMRI
  • Sex differences
  • 2018: Travel Grant for Conference Participation (DAAD)
    48th annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience (SfN) in San Diego, USA.
  • 2018: Research Grant (“exploratory treasure”, CRC 1280 “Extinction Learning”)
  • 2016: Travel Grant for Conference Participation (DAAD)
    46th annual ISPNE conference in Miami, USA.
  • German Psychological Society (DGPs)
    Section Biological Psychology and Neuropsychology
  • German Society for Psychophysiology and its Applications (DGPA)
  • International Society of Psychoneuroendocrinology (ISPNE)

Peer-Reviewed Journals

  • Psychoneuroendocrinology
  • International Journal of Psychophysiology
  • Scientific Reports
  • Human Brain Mapping
  • PLOS ONE
  • Psychophysiology
  • Psychonomic Bulletin & Review
  • Biological Psychiatry CNNI
  • Chronic Stress
  • Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience
  • European Journal of Neuroscience

Research Funding Programs

  • Swiss National Science Foundation

Past Teaching Activities

  • Seminar "Cognition I: Perception, Attention, Memory"
    B.Sc. Psychology, Ruhr University Bochum
  • Seminar "Cognition II: Language, Thinking, Problem Solving"
    B.Sc. Psychology, Ruhr University Bochum
  • Seminar "Stress and Cognition"
    M.Sc. Psychology, Ruhr University Bochum
  • Seminar “The power of emotions and how we regulate them – foundations and applications of cognitive emotion regulation”
    B.Sc. Psychology, Ruhr University Bochum
  • Seminar „Journal Club, Stress and the Brain”
    M.Sc. Psychology, Ruhr University Bochum
  • Seminar „Project-related Seminar for preparing a Bachelor Thesis”
    B.Sc. Psychology, Ruhr University Bochum