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
Email: britta.renner [at] uni-konstanz.de

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Research interests

see Research

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

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

Scientific Achievements, Activities

2019 - present Vicepresident of the German Nutrition Society (DGE)
2019 - present Member of the senate, University of Konstanz
2019 - present Member of the Advisory Board, Karl Landsteiner Privatuniversität (KL), Austria
2018 - present Board of Directors and Principal Investigator (PI), DFG-Cluster of Excellence 2117 "Centre for the Advanced Study of Collective Behaviour", University of Konstanz
2018 - present Member of the Advisory Board, Stiftung für gesundheitliche Prävention Baden-Württemberg
2018 - present Speaker of the Study Group "Nutrition behaviour research" of the German Nutrition Society (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Ernährung, DGE)
2018 - present Vice-Chair of the Scientific Advisory Board on Agricultural Policy at the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (Wissenschaftlicher Beirat für Agrarpolitik, Ernährung und gesundheitlichen Verbraucherschutz, WBAE), Germany
2015 - present Member of the Scientific Advisory Board on Agricultural Policy at the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (Wissenschaftlicher Beirat für Agrarpolitik, Ernährung und gesundheitlichen Verbraucherschutz, WBAE), Germany
2015 - 2021 Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Competence Cluster Nutrition Research Berlin-Potsdam (NutriAct)
2014 - 2018 Mentor of the ProProfessur Program for young female researchers of the universities in Hessen (University of Frankfurt, University of Darmstadt, University of Marburg), Germany
2013 - 2018 Mentor of the ProFiL-Program for young female researchers of the universities in Berlin (TU Berlin, FU Berlin, and HU Berlin), Germany
2012 - 2015 Coordinator of the group "risk communication" of the BMBF funding measure "Risk Management of Emerging Compounds and Pathogens in the Water" (RiskWA)
2010 Vice Dean Faculty of Sciences, University of Konstanz, Germany
2009 - 2011 Chair of the Department of Psychology, University of Konstanz, Germany
2008 - 2017 Board of Directors Lurija Institute of Rehabilitation Science
2007 - 2011 Chair of the Subdivision Health Psychology of the German Psychological Association (DGPs)
2006 - 2010 President and Past President of the European Health Psychology Society (EHPS)

Honors and Awards

2015 - present Fellow of the European Health Psychology Society (EHPS)
2015 Science award culinary art 2015 (Wissenschaftspreis Kulinaristik)
2000 & 2021 "LUKS" award for excellent teaching, University of Konstanz, Germany
2010 - present Fellow of the Associations of Psychological Science (APS)
2001 Marie-Schlei Dissertation award, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany

External funds (last five years)

2015 - 2018 Speaker of the DFG research unit "The Dynamics of Risk - Perception and Behaviour in the Context of Mental and Physical Health" (Riskdynamics), together with Prof. Dr. Harald Schupp
2015 - present Speaker of the interdisciplinary BMBF research project "Individual and context-based real-time interventions promoting normal eating and physical activity through mobile technology" (SMARTACT), together with Prof. Dr. Harald Schupp
2014 - 2017 EU-JPI research project DEDIPAC, Speaker of work package 2.1 with 24 consortium partners from 11 countries of the EU

 

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

see Teaching

 

Publications

2015
Paper

Barth, A., Schmälzle, R., Hartung, F.-M., Renner, B., & Schupp, H.T. (2015). How target and perceiver gender affect impressions of HIV risk. Frontiers in Public Health, 3, 1-8. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2015.00223

2015
Paper

Becker, C.A., Schmälzle, R., Flaisch, T., Renner, B., & Schupp, H.T. (2015). Thirst and the state-dependent representation of incentive stimulus value in human motive circuitry. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience,10(12), 1722–1729. doi: 10.1093/scan/nsv063

2015
Paper

Gamp, M., & Renner, B. (2015). Experienced-based health risk feedback and lack of reassurance. Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine, 3(1), 410-423. doi: 10.1080/21642850.2015.1108197

2015
Paper

Giese, H., König, L. M., Tăut, D., Ollila, H., Baban, A., Absetz, P., Schupp, H. & Renner, B. (2015). Exploring the association between television advertising of healthy and unhealthy foods, self-control, and food intake in three European Countries. Applied Psychology: Health and Well-being, 7(1), 41-62. doi: 10.1111/aphw.12036

2015
Paper

Giese, H., Tăut, D., Ollila, H., Baban, A.S., Absetz, P., Schupp, H.T. & Renner, B. (2015). Children's and adolescents' snacking: interplay between the individual and the school class. Frontiers in Psychology, 6:1308. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.01308

2015
Paper

Hartung, F.-M., Sproesser, G., & Renner, B. (2015). Being and feeling liked by others: How social inclusion impacts health. Psychology & Health, 30, 1103-1115. doi: 10.1080/08870446.2015.1031134

2015
Paper

Jekauc, D., Völkle, M., Wagner, M. O., Mess, F., Reiner, M., & Renner, B. (2015). Prediction of attendance at fitness center: a comparison between the theory of planned behavior, the social cognitive theory, and the physical activity maintenance theory. Frontiers in Psychology, 6, 1-10. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.00121

2015
Paper

Kinnunen, M., Hankonen, N., Haukkala, A., Renner, B., Jallinoja, P., Bingham, C., & Absetz, P. (2015) Healthy eaters beat unhealthy eaters in prototype evaluation among men, but abstinence may pose a risk for social standing. Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine, 3, 323-336, doi: 10.1080/21642850.2015.1095097

2015
Paper

Niermann, C., Kremers, S., Renner, B., Woll, A. (2015). Family health climate and adolescents’ physical activity and healthy eating: A cross-sectional study with mother-father-adolescent triads. PLoS ONE, 10(11), 1-18. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0143599

2015
Review

Renner, B. (2015). Ernährungsverhalten 2.0. Veränderungen durch explizite und implizite Interventionen. Ernährungsumschau. 01/15, 178-180.

2015
Book chapter

Renner, B., Gamp, M., Schmälzle, R., & Schupp H.T. (2015). Health risk perception. In J. D. Wright (Ed.), International encyclopedia of the social and behavioral sciences (pp. 702-709). Oxford, England: Elsevier.

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, 10(4) ,612-617.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(1), 1-14. 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.

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