Kognitionspsychologie - Cognitive Psychology

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

dr. rer. nat. Valerie jentsch (ehem. Kinner)

Ruhr-University Bochum
Department of Cognitive Psychology
44780 Bochum, Germany
Room: IB 6-83
Phone: 0049-234-32-29234
Fax: 0049-234-32-14308

e-mail: valerie.kinner@rub.de

e-mail: valerie.jentsch@rub.de

 

 

 

 

 

Curriculum Vitae

 

professional experience

Currently in maternity leave

 

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 at the Department of Cognitive Psychology at the Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany (PhD thesis: “The impact of cortisol on the neural circuitry of associative learning and extinction retrieval”)

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

Jentsch, V.L. & Wolf, O.T. (2020). Acute physical exercise promotes the consolidation of emotional material. Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, 173, 107252.

Jentsch, V.L. & Wolf, O.T. (2020). The impact of emotion regulation on cardiovascular, neuroendocrine and psychological stress responses. Biological Psychology, 154, 107893.

Lonsdorf, T., Klingelhöfer-Jens, M., Andreatta, M., Chalkia, A., Gerlicher, A. Jentsch, V.L., Meir Drexler, S., Mertens, G., Richter, J., Sjouwerman, R., Wendt, J., Merz, C.J. (2019). Navigating the garden of forking paths for data exclusions in fear conditioning research. eLife, 8, e52465

Jentsch, V.L., Wolf, O.T., Merz, C.M. (2020). Temporal dynamics of conditioned skin conductance and pupillary responses during fear acquisition and extinction. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 147, 93-99.

Jentsch, V.L, Merz, C.J., Wolf, O.T. (2019). Restoring emotional stability: Cortisol effects on the neural network of cognitive emotion regulation. Behavioural Brain Research. 374, 111880.

Meir Drexler, S., Merz, C.J., Jentsch, V.L., Wolf, O.T. (2019). How stress and glucocorticoids timing-dependently affect extinction and relapse. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, 98:145-153.

Kinner, V.L., Wolf, O.T., Merz, C.J. (2018). Cortisol increases the return of fear by strengthening amygdala signaling in men. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 91, 79-85.

Merz, C.J., Kinner, V.L., Wolf, O.T. (2018). Let’s talk about sex… differences in human fear conditioning. Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences. 23, 7-12.

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

2018 Travel Grant of the DAAD for participation at the 48th annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience (SfN) in San Diego, USA.

2018 Grant of the “exploratory treasure” for young scientists within the Collaborative Research Center SFB 1280 “Extinction Learning”.

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

 

conference presentations, talks

Jentsch, V.L., Langer, K., Wolf, O.T. (2019). Time-dependent effects of acute stress and pharmacological glucocorticoid administration on cognitive emotion regulation. 49th Annual Conference of the International Society of Psychoneuroendocrinology (ISPNE), Milan, Italy.

Kinner, V.L., Merz, C.J., Wolf, O.T., (2018). Cortisoleffekte auf die neuronalen Korrelate der kognitiven Emotionsregulation. 44th annual meeting „Psychologie und Gehirn“, Gießen, Germany.

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

Jentsch, V.L., Langer, K., Wolf, O.T. (2019). You can shape it! Mutual interactions between stress and cognitive emotion regulation. 48th Meeting of the European Brain and Behaviour Society, Prague, Czech Republic.

Jentsch, V.L., Merz, C.J., Meir Drexler, S., Wolf, O.T. (2019). Neural mechanisms mediating glucocorticoid effects on extinction and relapse: A matter of timing. 11th European Meeting on Human Fear Conditioning, Würzburg, Germany.

Jentsch, V.L., Wolf, O.T. (2019). Cognitive reappraisal fosters cardiac vagal flexibility in response to an acute stressor. 45th annual meeting „Psychologie und Gehirn“, Dresden, Germany.

Kinner, V.L., Merz, C.J., Wolf, O.T. (2018). Cortisol promotes the neural network underlying cognitive emotion regulation. 48th annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience (SfN), San Diego, USA.

Kinner, V.L., Sharifian, F., Wolf, O.T., Merz, C.J. (2018). The temporal dynamics of conditioned skin conductance and pupillary responses in the context of fear acquisition and extinction. 10th European meeting on human fear conditioning, Hamburg, Germany.

Kinner, V.L., Wolf, O.T., Merz, C.J. (2017). Cortisol promotes the neural correlates of fear recovery. 2nd summer school on stress and cognition. Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behavior, Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands.

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)

 

additional qualifications

Since 2017 Young Scientists Representative for the Collaborative Research Center SFB 1280 “Extinction Learning”

Since 2017 Member of the Faculty Council

 

ad hoc reviewer

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

 

TEACHING

WS 2019/20: Ruhr-Universität Bochum/ Bachelor Psychologie
Projektorientiertes Seminar zur Vorbereitung auf die Bachelor-Arbeit

WS 2019/20: Ruhr-Universität Bochum/ Bachelor Psychologie
Kognition I: Wahrnehmung, Aufmerksamkeit, Gedächtnis, Seminar

SS 2019: Ruhr-Universität Bochum/ Bachelor Psychologie
Kognition II: Sprache, Denken, Problemlösen, Seminar

WS 2018/19: Ruhr-Universität Bochum/ Bachelor Psychologie
Projektorientiertes Seminar zur Vorbereitung auf die Bachelor-Arbeit

WS 2018/19: Ruhr-Universität Bochum/ Bachelor Psychologie
Kognition I: Wahrnehmung, Aufmerksamkeit, Gedächtnis, Seminar

SS 2018: Ruhr-Universität Bochum/ Bachelor Psychologie
Die Macht der Emotionen und wie wir sie regulieren – Grundlagen und Anwendung der kognitiven Emotionsregulation, Seminar

SS 2018: Ruhr-Universität Bochum/ Bachelor Psychologie
Kognition II: Sprache, Denken, Problemlösen, Seminar

WS 2017/18: Ruhr-Universität Bochum/ Bachelor Psychologie
Projektorientiertes Seminar zur Vorbereitung auf die Bachelor-Arbeit

WS 2017/18: Ruhr-Universität Bochum/ Bachelor Psychologie
Kognition I: Wahrnehmung, Aufmerksamkeit, Gedächtnis, Seminar

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