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

2008
Book chapter

Renner, B. & Staudinger, U. M. (2008). Gesundheitsverhalten alter Menschen. In A. Kuhlmey & D. Schaeffer (Eds.), Handbuch Alter, Gesundheit und Krankheit (pp. 193-206). Bern: Huber Verlag.

2008
Paper

Renner, B., Kwon. S., Yang, B.-H., Paik, K.-C., Kim, S. H., Roh, S., Song, J., & Schwarzer, R. (2008). Social-cognitive predictors of dietary behaviors in South Korean men and women. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 15, 4-13. doi: 10.1007/BF03003068

2008
Paper

Renner, B., Schupp, H., Vollmann, M., Hartung, F.-M., Schmälzle, R., Panzer, M. (2008). Risk perception, risk communication and health behavior change. Health Psychology at the University of Konstanz. Zeitschrift für Gesundheitspsychologie, 16(3), 151-153. doi: 10.1026/0943-8149.16.3.150

2008
Paper

Renner, B., Schüz, B., & Sniehotta, F. (2008). Preventive health behaviour and adaptive accuracy of risk perceptions. Risk Analysis, 28(3), 741-748. doi:10.1111/j.1539-6924.2008.01047.x

2008
Other
Schüz, B., & Renner, B. (2008). Plurality and innovation: Health Psychology in the German Psychological Society (DGPs). Zeitschrift für Gesundheitspsychologie, 16(3), 101-103. doi: 10.1026/0943-8149.16.3.101
2007
Other
Renner, B. (2007). Presidential Address. Health Psychology Review, 1(1),1-2, doi:10.1080/17437190701507929
2007
Book chapter

Renner, B., Panzer, M., & Oeberst, A. (2007). Gesundheitsbezogene Risikokommunikation. In B. Six, U. Gleich & W. Gimmler (Eds.), Kommunikationspsychologie und Medienpsychologie (pp. 251-270). Weinheim: Beltz.

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

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