Prof. Dr. Britta Renner

Professor

Psychological Assessment and Health Psychology
Department of Psychology
University of Konstanz
P.O. Box 47
D-78457 Konstanz

Office: G524
Office hours: upon arrangement
Tel.: +49 (0) 7531 88 4679
Fax: +49 (0) 7531 88 5226
Email: britta.renner [at] uni-konstanz.de

Research interests

see Research

Professional experience

2007 - present Professor of Psychological Assessment & Health Psychology (W3)
Department of Psychology, University of Konstanz
2004 - 2007 Professor of Psychology
Jacobs Center for Lifelong Learning & Institutional Development, Jacobs University Bremen
2000 - 2004 Assistant Professor (C1), Personality Psychology & Psychological Assessment
Department of Psychology, University of Greifswald
1999 - 2000 Research Scientist & Lecturer, Personality Psychology & Psychological Assessment
Department of Psychology, University of Greifswald
1997 - 1999 Research Scientist & Lecturer, Department of Educational Psychology & Health Psychology
Department of Psychology, Free University of Berlin
1993 - 1996 Doctoral Student, Department of Educational Psychology & Health Psychology
Department of Psychology, Free University of Berlin

Education

2004 Habilitation in Psychology
University of Greifswald
2000 Ph.D. in psychology (Dr. phil.)
Free University of Berlin
1993 Diploma in psychology (Dipl.-Psych.)
Free University of Berlin

Editorial and Peer-Reviewing Activities

Member of the editorial board of Zeitschrift für Gesundheitspsychologie (executive editor 2012-2014)

Member of the editorial board of Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine: an Open Access Journal

Member of the editorial board of Health Psychology Review; Journal of Applied Psychology: Health and Well-Being

Ad hoc reviewer for Anxiety, Stress, and Coping; Basic and Applied Social Psychology; British Journal of Health Psychology; British Journal of Nutrition; Cognition & Emotion; Diagnostica; Enviroment & Behavior; European Journal of Personality; European Journal of Psychological Assessment; European Journal of Social Psychology; Experimental Psychology; Familial Cancer; Health Education Research; Health Psychology; Health Psychology Review; Health, Risk & Society; International Journal of Behavioural Medicine; Journal of Applied Psychology; Journal of Applied Social Psychology; Journal of Individual Differences; Journal of Positive Psychology; Journal of Public Health; Memory; Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin; Positive Psychology; Public Health Nutrition; Psychologische Rundschau; Psychology & Health; Psychology, Health & Medicine; Risk Analysis; Social Cognition; Social & Preventive Medicine; Social Science & Medicine; Vaccine; Zeitschrift für Gesundheitspsychologie; Zeitschrift für Klinische Psychologie und Psychotherapie; Zeitschrift für Pädagogische Psychologie; Zeitschrift für Psychologie

Grant reviewer for DAAD, DFG, Humboldt Foundation, EU, Economic and Social Research Council (UK), The Leverhulme Trust (UK), Ministerium für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kunst, Baden-Württemberg, Netherlands Organisation of Health, Research and Development (ZonMw), Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes, Schweizer Nationalfonds (Switzerland)

Membership in Professional Organizations

Current Teaching Activities

SS 2020  
Vorlesung Einführung in die Gesundheitspsychologie
Seminar Risikowahrnehmung und Risikokommunikation
Seminar Mobile Interventionen

Past Teaching Activities

WS 19/20  
Vorlesung Grundlagen psychologischer Diagnostik
Seminar Risikowahrnehmung und Risikokommunikation
Seminar Fragebogenkonstruktion
Seminar Überblick über psychologische Anwendungsfächer
   
SS 2019  
Vorlesung Einführung in die Gesundheitspsychologie
Seminar Risikowahrnehmung und Risikokommunikation
Seminar Mobile Interventionen

Publications

2015
Book chapter

Renner, B., Klusmann, V. & Sproesser, G. (2015). Assessment of health behaviors. In: J. D. Wright (Ed.), The international encyclopedia of the social and behavioral sciences (2nd Ed., pp. 588-593). Oxford, England: Elsevier.

2015
Paper

Sproesser, G., Klusmann, V., Schupp, H. & Renner, B. (2015). Comparative optimism about healthy eating. Appetite, 90, 212-218. doi:10.1016/j.appet.2015.03.008

2015
Paper

Sproesser, G., Kohlbrenner, V., Schupp, H., & Renner, B. (2015). I eat healthier than you: Differences in healthy and unhealthy food choices for oneself and for others. Nutrients, 7, 4638-4660. doi:10.3390/nu7064638

2015
Paper

Stok, F.M., De Vet, E., De Wit, J.B.F., Renner, B., & De Ridder, D.T.D. (2015). Communicating eating-related rules: Suggestions are more effective than restrictions. Appetite, 86, 45-53. doi:10.1016/j.appet.2014.09.010

2015
Paper

Taut, D., Băban, A., Giese, H., Matos, M., Schupp, H., & Renner, B. (2015). Developmental trends in eating self-regulation and dietary intake in adolescents. Applied Psychology: Health and Well-Being, 7 (1), 4-21. doi: 10.1111/aphw.12035

2014
Paper

Häcker, F., Schmälzle, R., Renner, B., & Schupp. H.T. (2014). Neural correlates of HIV risk feelings.  Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience Advance. June 30, 2014, doi: 10.1093/scan/nsu093 

2014
Paper

Hartung, F.-M., & Renner, B. (2014). The need to belong and the relationship between loneliness and health. Zeitschrift für Gesundheitspsychologie. 22 (4), 194-201. doi: 10.1026/0943-8149/a000129

2014
Paper

Niermann, C., Krapf, F., Renner, B., Reiner, M., & Woll, A. (2014). Family health climate scale (FHC-scale): development and validation. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. 11:30. doi:10.1186/1479-5868-11-30

2014
Book chapter

Renner, B. & Gamp, M. (2014). Psychologische Grundlagen der Gesundheitskommunikation [The psychology of health communication]. In K. Hurrelmann & E. Baumann (Eds.), Handbuch Gesundheitskommunikation [Handbook of Health Communication] (pp. 64-80). Bern: Huber.

2014
Review

Renner, B., & Gamp, M. (2014). Krisen- und Risikokommunikation (Crisis and Risk Communication). Prävention und Gesundheitsförderung, 9(3), 230-238. doi:10.1007/s11553-014-0456-z

2014
Paper

Sproesser, G., Schupp, H., & Renner, B. (2014). The bright side of stress induced eating: Eating more when stressed but less when pleased. Psychological Science. 25(1), 58-65. doi:10.1177/0956797613494849

2013
Paper

Barth, A., Schmälzle, R., Renner, B., & Schupp, H. (2013). Neural correlates of risk perception: HIV vs. leukemia. Frontiers in Bahavioral Neuroscience. 7:166. doi: 10.3389/fnbeh.2013.00166

2013
Paper

Giese, H., Juhász, R., Schupp, H., & Renner, B. (2013). Kann man Popularität und Freundschaft essen? Zeitschrift für Gesundheitspsychologie, 21(2), 71–81. doi:10.1026/0943-8149/a000092

2013
Paper

Hartung, F.-M. & Renner, B. (2013). Perceived and actual social discrimination: The case of overweight and social inclusion. Frontiers in Psychology, 4:147. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00147

2013
Paper

Hartung, F.-M., & Renner, B. (2013). Social curiosity and gossip: Related but different drives of social functioning. PLoS ONE 8(7): e69996. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0069996

2013
Paper

Schmälzle, R., Häcker, F., Renner, B., Honey, C., J., & Schupp, H. (2013). Neural correlates of risk percerption during real-life risk communication. The Journal of Neuroscience, 33(25): 10340 10347. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.5323-12.2013

2012
Paper

Betsch, C., Brewer, N. T., Brocard, P. Davies, P., Gaissmaier, W., Haase, N., Leask, J., Renkewitz, F., Renner, B., Reyna, V. F., Rossmann, C., Sachse. K., Schachinger, A., Siegrist, M. & Stryk, M. (2012). Opportunities and challenges of Web 2.0 for vaccination decisions. Vaccine, 30 (25), 3727-3733. doi:10.1016/j.vaccine.2012.02.025

2012
Paper

Gutiérrez-Doña, B., Renner, B., Reuter, T., Giese, H., & Schubring, D. (2012). Health behavior education, e-research and a (H1N1) influenza (Swine Flu): bridging the gap between intentions and health behavior change. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, 46, 2782 – 2795. doi: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2012.05.565

2012
Paper

Renner, B. & Reuter, T. (2012). Predicting vaccination using numerical and affective risk perceptions: The case of A/H1N1 influenza. Vaccine. 30(19), 7019–7026. doi:10.1016/j.vaccine.2012.09.064

2012
Paper

Renner, B., Hankonen, N., Ghisletta, P., & Absetz, P. (2012). Dynamic psychological and behavioral changes in the adoption and maintenance of exercise. Health Psychology, 31, 306-315. doi: 10.1037/a0025302

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