Dr. Laura M. König

Research scientist

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

Phone: +49 (0) 7531 88 5317
Fax: +49 (0) 7531 88 5226
Email: laura.koenig [at] uni-konstanz.de

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Teaching

Current Teaching Activities

Past Teaching Activities

WS 19/20
The Impact of the Physical Environment on Health Behaviours (language of instruction: English)
Wed 13:30 - 15:00, D 431
Teaching evaluation: 1.3 (rating scale from 1=very good until 5=deficient)
WS 19/20
Rauchen tötet. Rotes Fleisch auch? Wissenschaftliche Ergebnisse kommunizieren [Smoking kills. Does red meat, too? Communicating scientific results] (language of instruction: German)
Wed 17:00 - 18:30, D 431
Teaching evaluation: 1.1 (rating scale from 1=very good until 5=deficient)
SS 19
Games for Health (seminar for Psychology and Literature-Art-Media undergraduate students; language of instruction: German)
Wed 10:00 - 11:30, F 424
together with Benjamin Schäfer, Department of Literature
in cooperation with the Uni Konstanz Gamelab
Teaching evaluation: 2.0 (rating scale from 1=very good until 5=deficient)
As part of this class, students developed concepts for a game for health. They describe their projects on the Gamelab blog: FOODRUN (Milena Becker, Anna Knoop, Maren Kraemer, Jana Westerhoff ), El Dorado (Friederike Roelcke, Jana Komor, Camila Stump und Elena Casacchia), 0 Promille (Melanie Ruhe, David Michalik, Pierre Gries und Zoran Kovacevic)
SS 19
Rauchen tötet. Rotes Fleisch auch? Wissenschaftliche Ergebnisse kommunizieren [Smoking kills. Does red meat, too? Communicating scientific results] (language of instruction: German)
Wed 13:30 - 15:00, C 424
Teaching evaluation: 1.4 (rating scale from 1=very good until 5=deficient)
WS 18/19
Changing environments to change population health
Block seminar, 11.01.2019, 13:30 - 18:30; 12. and 13.01.2019, 9:00 - 18:00, G 530
Teaching evaluation: 1.5 (rating scale from 1=very good until 5=deficient)
SS 18
Rauchen tötet. Rotes Fleisch auch? Wissenschaftliche Ergebnisse kommunizieren [Smoking kills. Does red meat, too? Communicating scientific results] (language of instruction: German)
Wed 10:00 - 11:30, C 358
Teaching evaluation: 1.4 (rating scale from 1=very good until 5=deficient)
As part of the seminar, students wrote blog posts which can be accessed here.
Furthermore, two blog posts co-authored by students of this class have been published in the German In Mind Blog: Busam & König (2018), Wetzel & König (2019)
SS 18
#foodporn: How food and eating are represented in social media (language of instruction: English)
Wed 13:30 - 15:00, D 433
Teaching evaluation: 1.5 (rating scale from 1=very good until 5=deficient)
SS 18
Vorlesung "Einführung in die Gesundheitspsychologie" [Lecture "Introduction to health psychology] (language of instruction: German)
Thu 10:00 - 11:30, A 701
Teaching evaluation: 1.8 (rating scale from 1=very good until 5=deficient)
WS 17/18
#foodporn: How food and eating are represented in social media (language of instruction: English)
Teaching evaluation: 1.4 (rating scale from 1=very good until 5=deficient)
WS 17/18
Gesundheit planen - Auswirkungen von Architektur und Stadtplanung auf Gesundheitsverhalten [Designing health: Impact of architecture and urban planning on health behaviour] (language of instruction: German)
Teaching evaluation: 1.5 (rating scale from 1=very good until 5=deficient)
SS 17 Innovative Methods for Assessing Health Behaviours (language of instruction: English)
WS 16/17
Gesundheit planen: Auswirkung von Architektur und Stadtplanung auf Gesundheitsverhalten [Designing health: Impact of architecture and urban planning on health behaviour] (Seminar for Psychology undergraduate students and Architecture undergraduate and graduate students; language of instruction: German)
Teaching evaluation: 1.3 (rating scale from 1=very good until 5=deficient)
SS 16
Innovative Methods for the Assessment of Health Behaviors (language of instruction: English)
Teaching evaluation: 1.5 (rating scale from 1=very good until 5=deficient)
WS 15/16
Health beliefs or habits? A dual process perspective on eating behavior (language of instruction: English)
Teaching evaluation: 1.9 (rating scale from 1=very good until 5=deficient)
SS 15
Innovative Methoden der Gesundheitsverhaltensmessung [Innovative methods for the assessment of health behaviours] (language of instruction: German)
Teaching evaluation: 1.6 (rating scale from 1=very good until 5=deficient)
WS 14/15
Ernährungsverhalten: Sozial-kognitive Determinanten und Interventionen [Eating behaviour: social-cognitive determinants and interventions] (language of instruction: German)
Teaching evaluation: 1.3 (rating scale from 1=very good until 5=deficient)

Supervision (together with Prof. Dr. Britta Renner)

Goutard, Janine (2019). Bitter taste sensitivity in the Konstanz Life Study: Relatonships with food liking, eating behaviour and body mass index (unpublished bachelor thesis). University of Konstanz.

Rein, Sophie (2019). Der Zuckergehalt von Lebensmitteln: Einfluss der Metrik auf die Schätzgenauigkeit  [The sugar content of foods: Influence of the metric on estimation accuracy] (unpublished bachelor thesis). University of Konstanz.

Zauner, Carmen (2019). Die Wirkung der Umgebungsakustik und individueller Einstellungen auf die Lebensmittelauswahl: Ein Fake Food Experiment [The impact of background noise and individual attitudes on food choice: A Fake Food experiment] (unpublished bachelor thesis). University of Konstanz.

Bösinger, Lukas (2018). Ein Bild sagt mehr als 1000 Worte: Entwicklung eines Codiermanuals für die fotobasierte Erfassung sozialer Esssituationen [A picture is worth a thousand words: Developing a coding manual for the photo-based assessment of social eating situations] (unpublished bachelor thesis). University of Konstanz.

Koller, Julia (2018). Fruits or Fruit loops? Investigating the 'Colorful = Healthy‘ association across meal types in an Ecological Momentary Assessment (unpublished bachelor thesis). University of Konstanz.

Sroka, Linda (2018). Ein Vergleich von Methoden zur Einschätzung von Lebensmittelmengen [A comparison of methods for estimating the amount of foods] (unpublished bachelor thesis). University of Konstanz.

Volk, Tobias (2018). Time is rare, choices are many: The effect of dual attitudes and time pressure on food choice in different fake food environments (unpublished master thesis). University of Konstanz.
Tobias received an award for the best M.Sc. thesis in the Department of Psychology in the academic year 2018/ 2019 by the Alumni Association of the University of Konstanz (VEUK e.V.).
 

Allgaier, Tanja (2017). Ist bunt auch gesund? Ein Vergleich von Strategien zur Auswahl gesunder Mittagessen an einem Fake Food Buffet [Is colourful also healthy? A comparison of strategies to select healthy lunch meals using a Fake Food Buffet] (unpublished master thesis). University of Konstanz.

Volk, Tobias (2017). Bigger buffet, different choices? Assortment size, implicit and explicit attitudes as food choice precursors (unpublished bachelor thesis). University of Konstanz.

Allgaier, Tanja (2016). Eine Usability-Studie zur Wirkung individualisierter, mobiler Rückmeldungen im Kontext valenzbezogener Mahlzeitenbewertungen [A usability study assessing the impact of individual mobile feedback for valence-related meal evaluations] (unpublished bachelor thesis). University of Konstanz.

Neubauer, Judith (2016). Wahrnehmung von Nahrungsmitteln in Abhängigkeit der Anzahl von Wahlalternativen. Eine Eye-Tracking Studie [The visual perception of foods depends on the number of choice alternatives. An eye tracking study] (unpublished bachelor thesis). University of Konstanz.

Stoll, Carolin (2016). Nutzung von Gesundheitsapps: soziodemografische und psychologische Korrelate [Using health apps: sociodemographic and psychological correlates] (unpublished bachelor thesis). University of Konstanz.

Straßheim, Jana (2016). The colour of food: An Ecological Momentary Assessment study examining colour variety in daily eating behaviour (unpublished bachelor thesis). University of Konstanz.

Villinger, Karoline (2015). Was essen wir zum Frühstück und warum? Ein Smartphone-basiertes Ecological Momentary Assessment der Lebensmittelauswahl und Ernährungsmotive [What do we eat for breakfast and why? A smartphone-based Ecological Momentary Assessment of food choice and eating motives] (unpublished bachelor thesis). University of Konstanz.

Publications

2021
Paper

Koller, J. E., Lages, N. C., Villinger, K., Schupp, H. T., König, L. M. & Renner, B. (2021). COVID-19: Schlimmer als gedacht? Wie und warum sich das wahrgenommene Risiko von Infektionskrankheiten im Laufe der Zeit verändert. Das In-Mind Magazin, 2. Retrieved from https://de.in-mind.org/article/covid-19-schlimmer-als-gedacht-wie-und-wa...

2021
Paper

König, L. M.*, Sproesser, G.*, Schupp, H. T., & Renner, B. (2021). Preference for intuition and deliberation in eating decision-making: Scale validation and associations with eating behavior and health. British Journal of Health Psychology, 26, 109-131. https://doi.org/10.1111/bjhp.12460 *Both authors contributed equally

2021
Paper

König, L. M., Koller, J. E., Villinger, K., Wahl, D. R., Ziesemer, K., Schupp, H. T., & Renner, B. (2021). Investigating the Relationship between Perceived Meal Colour Variety and Food Intake across Meal Types in a Smartphone-Based Ecological Momentary Assessment. Nutrients, 13(3), 755. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13030755

in press
Paper

König, L. M., Attig, C., Franke, T., & Renner, B. (2021). Barriers to and facilitators for using nutrition apps: A systematic review and conceptual framework. JMIR mHealth and uHealth. 20037. https://doi.org/10.2196/20037

2020
Review

Clarke, N., Pechey, E., Kosite, D., König, L. M., Mantzari, E., Blackwell, A. K. M., Marteau, T. M., & Hollands, G. J. (2020). Impact of Health Warning Labels on Selection and Consumption of Food and Alcohol Products: Systematic Review with Meta-analysis. Health Psychology Review. doi: 10.1080/17437199.2020.1780147

2020
Preprint

König, L. M., Attig, C., Franke, T., & Renner, B. (2020). Barriers to and facilitators for using nutrition apps: a scoping review and conceptual framework. JMIR Preprints, 12/05/2020:20037 . doi: 10.2196/preprints.20037

2020
Paper

Risius, A. & König, L. M. (2020). Gemeinsam für eine nachhaltige Ernährung der Zukunft: Perspektiven und Handlungsmöglichkeiten. DGE wissen 03/2020, S. 20-23.

2020
Paper

Smit, E., Newby, K., & König, L. (2020). Digital health and computer-tailoring: Opportunities and challenges in moving the field forward. European Health Psychologist, 20(2), 641-642.

2020
Paper

Villinger, K., Wahl, D. R., König, L. M., Ziesemer, K., Butscher, S., Müller, J., Reiterer, H., Schupp, H., & Renner, B. (2020). Do we know what we enjoy? Accuracy of forecasted eating happiness. Frontiers in Psychology, 11, 1187. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2020.01187

2020
Paper

Wahl, D. R., Villinger, K., Blumenschein, M., König, L. M., Ziesemer, K., Sproesser, G., Schupp, H. T., & Renner, B. (2020). Why we eat what we eat: Assessing dispositional and in-the-moment eating motives by using Ecological Momentary Assessment. JMIR mHealth & uHealth, 8(1), 1-14. doi: 10.2196/13191

2020
Paper

Ziesemer, K., König, L. M., Boushey, C. J., Villinger, K., Wahl, D. R., Butscher, S., Müller, J., Reiterer, H., Schupp, H. T., & Renner, B. (2020). Occurrence of and reasons for „missing events“ in mobile dietary assessments: Results from three event-based EMA studies. JMIR mHealth & uHealth, 8(10), e15430. doi: 10.2196/15430 

2019
Paper

König, L. M. (2019). Wissenschaftskommunikation in sozialen Medien. DGE Info, 11/2019, 170-175.

2019
Paper

König, L. M., & Renner, B. (2019). Boosting healthy food choices by meal colour variety: Results from two experiments and a just-in-time Ecological Momentary Intervention. BMC Public Health, 19, 975. doi: 10.1186/s12889-019-7306-z

2019
Paper

König, L. M., Ziesemer, K., & Renner, B. (2019). Quantifying actual and perceived inaccuracy when estimating the sugar, energy content and portion size of foods. Nutrients, 11(10), 2425. doi: 10.3390/nu11102425

2019
Paper

Kosite, D., König, L. M., de-Loyde, K., Lee, I., Pechey, E., Clarke, N., Maynard, O., Morris, R. W., Munafó, M. R., Marteau, T. M., & Hollands, G. J. (2019). Plate size and food consumption: a pre-registered experimental study in a general population sample. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 16, 75. doi: doi.org/10.1186/s12966-019-0826-1

2019
Preprint

Wang Y., König L. M., & Reiterer H. (2019, July 4). SedVis: Supporting Sedentary Behavior Change by Visualizing Personal Mobility Patterns and Action Planning on Smartphone. JMIR Preprint. Retrived from https://mhealth.jmir.org/preprint/15369.

2018
Dissertation

König, L. M. (2018). Healthy pleasures: Integrating food well-being and simple eating behaviour interventions. (doctoral dissertation). University of Konstanz, Germany.

2018
Paper

König, L. M. (2018). Networking and more. Reflections on the 31st EHPS Conference. European Health Psychologist, 20(1), 443-444. Retrieved from https://www.ehps.net/ehp/index.php/contents/article/view/3268/_28

2018
Paper

König, L. M., & Renner, B. (2018). Colourful = healthy? Exploring meal colour variety and its relation to food consumption. Food Quality and Preference, 64, 66-71. doi: 10.1016/j.foodqual.2017.10.011

2018
Paper

König, L. M., Sproesser, G., Schupp, H. T., & Renner, B. (2018). Describing the process of adopting nutrition and fitness apps: Behavior stage model approach . JMIR mHealth & uHealth , 6(3), e55. doi: 10.2196/mhealth.8261

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Citable Abstracts & Talks

2019
Talk

König, L. M. (2019). "Essen Sie heute bunt!" Das Potenzial einfacher Strategien in der (digitalen) Gesundheitsförderung. Invited talk, Department of Psychology, Chair for Cognitive and Engineering Psychology (Prof. Krems), TU Chemnitz, Germany.

2019
Blog post

König, L. M. (2019, 20th June). E- and mHealth research at ISBNPA 2019 [blog post]. Retrieved from https://blogs.ucl.ac.uk/cbc-digi-hub-blog/2019/06/20/e-and-mhealth-research-at-isbnpa-2019/

2019
Symposium

König, L. M. (2019). Ich denke, also esse ich gesund? Wechselseitige Zusammenhänge von Kognitionen, Emotionen und Essverhalten. Symposium, 14. Congress of the Subdivision Health Psychology in the German Psychological Association, Greifswald, Germany.

2019
Talk

König, L. M. (2019). Stress and recreation in urban environments: A psychological perspective. Presentation at the workshop City Sounds - City Athmospheres, organized by the German Academic Exchange Service, in Berlin, Germany.

2019
Talk

König, L. M. & Renner, B. (2019). Boosting vegetable consumption by meal colour variety in a just-in-time Ecological Momentary Intervention. Presentation at the 18th Annual Meeting of the International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity in Prag, Tschechien.

2019
Blog post

König, L. M., & Hollands, G. J. (2019, 29th October). Can smaller plates help us to eat less? [blog post]. Retrieved from http://blogs.biomedcentral.com/on-health/2019/10/29/can-smaller-plates-help-us-to-eat-less/

2019
Blog post

König, L. M., & Smit, E. S. (2019, 1st October). Joining forces in research: Introducing the EHPS Special Interest Group on Digital Health and Computer-tailoring [blog post]. Retrieved from https://blogs.ucl.ac.uk/cbc-digi-hub-blog/2019/10/01/joining-forces-in-research-introducing-the-ehps-special-interest-group-on-digital-health-and-computer-tailoring/

2019
Symposium

König, L. M., Aulbach, M., van Beurden, S. B., Clarke, N., Reynolds, J., & Sheeran, P. (2019). Targeting automatic processes to change eating behaviour. Symposium, 33rd Annual Conference of the European Health Psychology Society in Dubrovnik, Croatia.

2019
Talk

König, L. M., Volk, T., & Renner, B. (2019) Assortment size and time pressure modulate the link between attitudes and food choice. Presentation at the 33rd Annual Meeting of the European Health Psychology Society in Dubrovnik, Croatia.

2019
Citable abstract

König, L. M., Ziesemer, K., & Renner, B. (2019). Können Verbraucher/-innen den Zucker- und Energiegehalt von Speisen akkurat einschätzen? In Deutsche Gesellschaft für Ernährung e.V. (DGE) (Ed.), Proceedings of the German Nutrition Society: Abstractband zum 56. Wissenschaftlichen Kongress, 99. Bonn: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Ernährung e.V. (DGE).

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