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

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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

WS 20/21  
Vorlesung Grundlagen psychologischer Diagnostik
Seminar Nachhaltigere Ernährung
Seminar Risikowahrnehmung und Risikokommunikation
Seminar Überblick über psychologische Anwendungsfächer

Past Teaching Activities

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

2007
Paper

Renner, B., Spivak, Y., Kwon, S., & Schwarzer, R. (2007). Does age make a difference? Predicting physical activity of South Koreans. Psychology & Aging, 22, 482-493. doi: 10.1037/0882-7974.22.3.482

2007
Paper

Vollmann, M., Renner, B., & Weber, H. (2007). Optimism and social support: The providers’ perspective. The Journal of Positive Psychology, 2, 205-215. doi: 10.1080/17439760701409660

2007
Paper

Vollmann, M., Renner, B., Matiba, K. & Weber, H. (2007). Unterschiedliche Wertschätzung, aber gleiche Unterstützungsbereitschaft: Soziale Reaktionen auf Optimisten, Pessimisten und Realisten aus der Geberperspektive. Zeitschrift für Gesundheitspsychologie, 15, 168-176. doi: 10.1026/0943-8149.15.4.168

2007
Paper

Weber, H., Vollmann, M., & Renner, B. (2007). The spirited, the observant, and the disheartened: Social concepts of optimism, realism, and pessimism. Journal of Personality, 75, 169-197. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-6494.2006.00436.x

2006
Paper

Renner, B. (2006). Curiosity about people: The development of a social curiosity measure in adults. Journal of Personality Assessment, 87, 305-316. doi: 10.1207/s15327752jpa8703_11

2006
Book chapter

Renner, B. (2006). European Health Psychology Conference 2006: scientific programme and conference reflections. Psychology & Health, 21, 3-5. doi: 10.1080/14768320600942150

2006
Book chapter

Renner, B., Oeberst, A., & Spivak, Y. (2006). 21th EHPS Conference, Abstract Book. Psychology & Health, 21, Supplement 1.

2005
Book chapter

Renner, B. & Schupp, H. (2005). Gesundheitliche Risiken: Wahrnehmung und Verarbeitung. In R. Schwarzer (Eds.), Gesundheitspsychologie. Enzyklopädie der Psychologie (pp. 173-193). Göttingen: Hogrefe.

2005
Paper

Renner, B., & Schwarzer, R. (2005). The motivation to eat a healthy diet: How intenders and nonintenders differ in terms of risk perception, outcome expectancies, self-efficacy, and nutrition behavior. Polish Psychological Bulletin, 36, 7-15.

2005
Book chapter

Renner, B. & Weber, H. (2005). Optimismus. In H. Weber & T. Rammsayer (Eds.), Handbuch der Persönlichkeitspsychologie und Differentiellen Psychologie (pp. 446-453). Göttingen: Hogrefe.

2004
Paper

Renner, B. (2004). Biased reasoning: Adaptive responses to health risk feedback. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 30, 384-396. doi: 10.1177/0146167203261296

2003
Book chapter

Renner, B. (2003). Gesundheitsverhaltensmessung. In R. Schwarzer, M. Jerusalem & H. Weber (Eds.), Gesundheitspsychologie von A bis Z (pp. 220-223). Göttingen: Hogrefe.

2003
Paper

Renner, B. (2003). Hindsight bias after receiving self-relevant health risk information: A motivational perspective. Memory, 11, 455-472. doi: 10.1080/09658210244000531

2003
Book chapter

Renner, B. (2003). Krankheitsverhalten. In R. Schwarzer, M. Jerusalem & H. Weber (Eds.), Gesundheitspsychologie von A bis Z (pp. 322-325). Göttingen: Hogrefe.

2003
Book chapter

Renner, B. (2003). Optimismus. In R. Schwarzer, M. Jerusalem & H. Weber (Eds.). Gesundheitspsychologie von A bis Z (pp. 377-380). Göttingen: Hogrefe.

2003
Paper

Renner, B. (2003). Risikokommunikation und Risikowahrnehmung. Zeitschrift für Gesundheitspsychologie, 11, 71-75. doi: 10.1026//0943-8149.11.3.71

2003
Book chapter

Renner, B. (2003). Risikowahrnehmung. In R. Schwarzer, M. Jerusalem & H. Weber (Eds.), Gesundheitspsychologie von A bis Z (pp. 470-473). Göttingen: Hogrefe.

2003
Book chapter

Renner, B., & Schwarzer, R. (2003). Social-cognitive factors in health behavior change. In J. Suls, & K. Wallston (Eds.), Social psychological foundations of health and illness (pp. 169-196). Oxford: Blackwell.

2003
Book chapter

Renner, B., & Schwarzer, R. (2003). Applied fields: Health. In R. Fernández-Ballesteros (Ed.), The encyclopedia of psychological assessment (Vol. 1, pp. 69-72). London: Sage.

2003
Paper

Renner, B. & Schwarzer, R. (2003). Risikostereotype, Risikowahrnehmung und Risikoverhalten im Zusammenhang mit HIV. Zeitschrift für Gesundheitspsychologie, 11, 112-121. doi: 10.1026//0943-8149.11.3.112

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