Laura M. König, M.Sc.

PhD student

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

Office: G523
Office hours: upon arrangement
Phone: +49 (0) 7531 88 5319

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

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Curriculum Vitae

Professional experience

since 04/2014 Research scientist, Psychological Assessmen and Health Psychology
Department of Psychology, University of Konstanz
10/2015 Visiting researcher, University of Essex, United Kingdom
supervised by Dr. Tom Foulsham
09/2012 - 02/2013 Intern, research project EATMOTIVE: Why we eat, what we eat. Motives, social context, and implications (funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, BMBF)
Department of Psychology, University of Konstanz
Supervision: Prof. Dr. Britta Renner, Dr. Gudrun Sproesser
10/2011 - 02/2012 Student tutor, General and Biological Psychology
Department of Psychology, University of Konstanz
08/2011 - 03/2014 Student assistant, Psychological Assessment and Health Psychology
Department of Psychology, University of Konstanz

Education

12/2014
M.Sc. in Psychology (with honors)
University of Konstanz
03/2014
B.Sc. in Psychology (with honors; minor subject: computer science)
University of Konstanz
06/2010 A-levels, Droste Hülshoff Gymnasium Meersburg

Awards

2016 Selected participant of the 'Summer Institute on Bounded Rationality', organized by the Max-Planck-Institute for Human Development, Berlin, Germany, directed by Prof. Dr. Gerd Gigerenzer and Prof. Dr. Ralph Hertwig, funded by the Joachim Herz Stiftung
2015 Award for the best MSc Psychology graduate, awarded by the Alumni Association of the University of Konstanz (VEUK e.V.)

Funding

08/2017 Conference grant, 31st Conference of the EHPS in Padua, Italy. Funded by the European Health Psychology Society (EHPS)
09/2015 Conference grant, 29th Conference of the EHPS in Limassol, Cyprus. Funded by the German Academic Exchange Service
08/2014 Conference grant, 28th Conference of the EHPS in Innsbruck, Austria. Funded by the German Academic Exchange Service

Peer-Reviewing Activities

Journals: BMC Obesity, Food Quality and Preference, JMIR mHealth & uHealth, Psychology & Health, Public Health Nutrition, Zeitschrift für Sportpsychologie
Conferences: ACM Digital Health 2017

Membership in Professional Organizations

since 2014 European Health Psychology Society (EHPS)
since 2015 German Psychological Association (DGPs), Subdivision Health Psychology

Positions in Professional Organizations

2017 - 2019 Chairperson of CREATE (Collaborative Research and Training in the EHPS; http://www.ehps.net/create)
2015 - 2017 Secretary of CREATE (Collaborative Research and Training in the EHPS; http://www.ehps.net/create)

Research

Research interests

  • Influences of the physical environment on eating behavior
  • Influences of the social environment on eating behavior
  • Attitudes towards food
  • Eye tracking
  • Ecological Momentary Assessment (EMA)
  • Mobile applications to track and change health behavior (mHealth)

Projects

Current projects:

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)
DIE KONSTANZER LIFE-STUDIE: A longitudinal study to assess how healthy the citizens of Konstanz are.
Position: Study Coordinator
EyeEat: Attitudes towards food and food selection investigated by means of fake food and eye tracking

Finished projects:

EATMOTIVE: Why we eat, what we eat. Motives, social context, and implications
(funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, BMBF)
TEMPEST: Temptations to Eat Moderated by Personal and Environmental Self-regulatory Tools
(funded by the  EU, FP7)

Teaching

Current Teaching Activities

WS 17/18 #foodporn: How food and eating are represented in social media
Wed 10:00 - 11:30, F 425
WS 17/18 Gesundheit planen - Auswirkungen von Architektur und Stadtplanung auf Gesundheitsverhalten
Wed 13:30 - 15:00, D 433

Past Teaching Activities

SS 17 Innovative Methods for Assessing Health Behaviours (language of instruction: English)
WS 16/17
Gesundheit planen: Auswirkung von Architektur und Stadtplanung auf Gesundheitsverhalten (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 (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 (Unterrichtssprache: Deutsch)
Teaching evaluation: 1.3 (rating scale from 1=very good until 5=deficient)

Supervision (together with Prof. Dr. Britta Renner)

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

2017
Paper

König, L. M. (2017). Vom Leben im Schlaraffenland: Wie unsere Umwelt unsere Ernährung beeinflusst. Das In-Mind Magazin.

2017
Paper

König, L. M., Giese, H., Stok, F. M., & Renner, B. (2017). The social image of food: Associations between popularity and eating behavior. Appetite 114, 248-258. doi:10.1016/j.appet.2017.03.039

2016
Conference Paper

Butscher, S., Wang, Y., Mueller, J., Ziesemer, K., Villinger, K., Wahl, D., König, L., Sproesser, G., Renner, B., Schupp, H. T., & Reiterer, H. (2016). Lightweight Visual Data Analysis on Mobile Devices - Providing Self-Monitoring Feedback. Paper presented at VVH 2016 - 1st International Workshop on "Valuable visualization of healthcare information": from the quantified self data to conversations (in conjunction with AVI '16), Bari, Italien.

2016
Paper

König, L. M., Giese, H., Schupp, H., & Renner, B. (2016). The Environment Makes a Difference: The Impact of Explicit and Implicit Attitudes as Precursors in Different Food Choice Tasks. Frontiers in Psychology, 7(1301). doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2016.01301

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

Stok, F. M., König, L. M., Nurmi, J., & Müller, A. N. (2015). Create workshop 2014: Leveraging Mobile Technology and Social Media in Behavioral Research. European Health Psychologist, 16(6), 260-262.

Citable Abstracts & Talks

2017
Blog post

König, L. M. (2017, September 22). "Ich tu, was mein Herz mir sagt." Wie wir eine Krankheit wahrnehmen, beeinflusst den Heilungsprozess [Blog post]. Retrieved from http://de.in-mind.org/blog/post/ich-tu-was-mein-herz-mir-sagt-wie-wir-eine-krankheit-wahrnehmen-beeinflusst-den

2017
Talk

König, L. M.. (2017). Assessing and changing eating behaviour. Past, present, and future. Invited talk, Quality of Life Technologies Lab (Prof. Dr. Katarzyna Wac), University of Geneva, Switzerland.

2017
Symposium

König, L. M. (2017). Early Career Researcher Symposium: understanding the uptake, acceptability and use of digital behaviour change interventions. Symposium at the 31st Conference of the European Health Psychology Society, Padova, Italy.

2017
Talk

König, L. M. (2017). Vom Leben im Schlaraffenland: Wie unsere Umwelt unsere Ernährung beeinflusst. Talk at the 4. Lange Nacht der Wissenschaft [4th Long Night of Science], Konstanz, Germany.

2017
Citable abstract

König, L. M., & Renner, B. (2017). „Eat a colourful lunch today.“ Increasing vegetable consumption by increasing meal colour variety in an Ecological Momentary Intervention. In A. Schorr (Ed.), Health Psychology 2017: Kurzfassungen, 77-78. Lengerich: Pabst Science.

2017
Talk

König, L. M., Sproesser, G, Schupp, H., & Renner, B. (2017). Who is willing to use mHealth apps? A stage model approach. Presentation at the 31st Conference of the European Health Psychology Society, Padova, Italy.

2017
Symposium

Sproesser, G., & König, L. M. (2017). Eating behavior: New insights into ist assessment, analysis, and relationship with objective health parameters. In A. Schorr (Ed.), Health Psychology 2017: Kurzfassungen, 72-73. Lengerich: Pabst Science.

2017
Talk

Ziesemer, K., König, L., Villinger, K., Wahl, D., Schupp, H. T., & Renner, B. (2017). „Missing Events“ in einer mobilen event-basierten Ernährungserfassung. Presentation at the 54th Congress of the German Nutrition Society (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Ernährung), Kiel, Germany.

2016
Citable abstract

König, L. M., Foulsham, T., Schupp, H. & Renner, B. (2016). Attitudes and eye movements during vegetable choice tasks. European Health Psychologist, 18(Supp.), 637.

2016
Talk

König, L. M., Foulsham, T., Schupp, H. & Renner, B. (2016). When are eye movements related to attitudes towards vegetables during food choice? A comparison of choice tasks using mobile eye tracking. Presentation at the 58th Conference of Experimental Psychologists in Heidelberg, Germany.

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