Hermann Szymczak, M.Sc.

PhD student

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

Office: G522
Ofiice hours: upon arrangement
Phone: +49 (0) 7531 88 5321
Fax: +49 (0) 7531 88 5226
Email: hermann.szymczak [at] uni-konstanz.de

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Curriculum Vitae

Professional experience

Since 03/2017 Research Assistant, Department of Psychological Assessment and Health Psychology, University of Konstanz
08/2014-02/2017 Reserach Assistant, Department of Health and Prevention / Social Psychology, University of Greifswald
11/2013--7/2014 Research Assistant, Omnitrend, Leipzig (Market Research)

Education

09/2012-10/2013 M.Sc. Applied Social Psychology (Masters thesis: “Social Life 2.0 – Self and Others in Cyberspace: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis”), Royal Holloway, University of London
08/10-05/11 Exchange student, Bellarmine Universtiy, USA (ISEP - International Student Exchange Program, and DAAD partial scholarship)
09/08-08/12 B.Sc. Psychology, University of Trier

Peer-Reviewing Activities

Journals: Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking

Research

Projects

Current projects:

DIE KONSTANZER LIFE-STUDIE: A longitudinal study to assess how healthy the citizens of Konstanz are.
 

Risk Dynamics

SMARTACT: Individual and context-based real-time interventions promoting normal eating and physical activity through mobile technology
(funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, BMBF)

Finished projects:

 

SOTERIA - Online and Mobile Communications for Emergencies (Funded by the European Union, FP-7 Project)

 

iSAR+ - Online and Mobile Communications for Crisis Response and Search and Rescue (Funded by the European Union, FP-7 Project)


Teaching

Current Teaching Activities

SS 17

Online Communication (German)
Wednesday, 3 – 5 pm (D 432)

Past Teaching Activities

WS 15/16 Project Management (German, University Greifswald)
SS15 Project Management (German, University Greifswald)

Supervision

Roggelin, A. (2016). Vor- und Nachteile sozialer Medien in Notfallsituationen basierend auf subjektiven Berichten von haupt- und ehrenamtlichen Einsatzkräften des Bevölkerungsschutzes. [Advantages and Disadvantages of social media use in Emergencies: A subjective view of German PSOs] Diploma thesis.

Publications

2016
Conference Paper

Knuth, D., Szymczak, H., Kuecuekbalaban P., & Schmidt S. (2016). Social Media in Emergencies. How Useful can they be? IEEE Conference Publications (1-7). Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on Information and Communicational Technologies for Disaster Management (ICT-DM), Vienna, Austria. DOI: 10.1109/ICT-DM.2016.7857226.

2016
Paper

Szymczak, H., Kücükbalaban, P., Lemanski, S., Knuth, D. & Schmidt, S. (2016). Trusting Facebook in Crisis Situations: The Role of General Use and General Trust Toward Facebook. Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking. 19, 23–27. doi:10.1089/cyber.2015.0450.

2015
Book chapter

Kuecuekbalaban, P., Knuth, D., Szymczak, H., Lemanski, S., Lück, A., Schmidt, S. (2015). Citizen View on New Media in Crisis. In S. Schmidt & D. Knuth (Eds.). iSAR+New Media in Crisis Situations. Pabst Science Publishers: Lengerich, Germany.

Citable Abstracts & Talks

2015
Talk

Szymczak, H. (2015, March 27th to 29th). SOTERIA project Presentation at the Akademie für Krisenmanagement, Notfallplanung und Zivilschutz (AKNZ) of the Federal Office of Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance (Bundesamt für Bevölkerungsschutz und Katastrophenhilfe), Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler, Germany. [Invited Talk]

2015
Citable abstract

Szymczak, H., Kuecuekbalaban, P., Knuth, D. & Schmidt, S. (2015). Trust Towards Social Media in Emergencies: A Perspective of Professional Emergency Personnel in Europe. In C. Stephanidis (Ed.). HCI International 2015 (Los Angeles, USA) - Posters’ Extended Abstracts (123–130). Springer International Publishing.