Dr. Lingdan Wu

Post doc

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

Office: C524
Office hours: upon arrangement
Phone: +49 (0) 7531 88 5116
Email: lingdan.wu [at] uni-konstanz.de

Curriculum Vitae

Professional experience

since 11/2015 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Psychological Assessment and Health Psychology (Prof. Dr. Britta Renner),
Department of Psychology, University of Konstanz, Germany
08/2013 - 05/2015 Postdoctoral researcher, Swiss Centre for Affective Sciences, University of Geneva, Switzerland
01/2010 - 05/2013 PhD candidate, Dept. of Psychology I, University of Wuerzburg, Germany
11/2008 - 11/2009 Visiting Scholar, Dept. of Psychology, University of Arizona, USA.
08/2008 - 09/2008 Research Assistant, Dept. of Information System, City University of Hong Kong, PRC.
06/2007 - 01/2010 Lecturer, School of Psychology, Southwest University, PRC.


2010-2013 PhD, Dept. of Psychology I, University of Würzburg, Germany
Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Paul Pauli, Prof. Dr. Andrea Kübler, Prof. Dr. Klaus-Peter Lesch
2008-2009 Visiting scholar, Dept. of Psychology, University of Arizona, USA
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. John J.B. Allen
2003-2006 Master, School of Psychology, Southwest University, Chongqing, China
1999-2003 Bachelor, School of Educational Technology, Southwest University, Chongqing, China


2013 Best Publication Award, 2012, GK-emotions, University of Wuerzburg, Germany.
2006 Outstanding Master's Thesis Award, Chongqing Municipal Government, China
2004 Graduate Student Excellence Award, Southwest Normal University, China

Peer-Reviewing Activities

Journals: Plos one, Psychophysiology, Cognition and Emotion, Frontiers in Psychology, International Journal of Psychophysiology

Membership in Professional Organizations

  Society of psychophysiology research
  Association for Psychological Science


Research interests

  • Contextual emotion regulation and behavioral change
  • Cognitive emotion regulation in nicotine addicts
  • Psychophysiological responses to emotionally arousing stimuli


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)

Finished projects:

  ‘PROPEREMO’- Production and perception of emotion: An affective sciences approach. Funded by European Research Council(ERC)funded project.
Principal investigator: Prof. Dr. Klaus Scherer
  ‘Mapping the relationship between affective state and the human likeness dimension of the Uncanny Valley Hypothesis.’
Co-investigators: Dr. des. Marcus Cheetham, Professor Dr. Lutz Jancke, Professor Dr. Paul Pauli.
  Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DAAD) Doctoral scholarship: emotion regulation in drug addicts
  Germany DAAD’s RISE scholarship: psychophysiological responses to drug related stimuli and non-drug stimuli



Cheetham, M., Wu, L.D. (co-first author), Paul, P., & Jancke, L. (2015). The more humanlike, the better: Arousal, valence, familiarity and the Uncanny Valley Hypothesis. Frontiers in Psychology. DOI:10.3389/fpsyg.2015.00981 


Wu, L., Winkler, M. H., Wieser, M. J., Andreatta, M., Li, Y., & Pauli, P. (2015). Emotion regulation in heavy smokers: experiential, expressive and physiological consequences of cognitive reappraisal. Frontiers in Psychology, 6. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.01555


Wu, L.D, Winkler, M. H., Andreatta, M., & Pauli, P. (2013). Prospective emotion regulation in smokers as reflected in self-reports, facial electromyographic and electroencephalogram activity. Advances in Brain Inspired Cognitive Systems (Vol. 7888, pp. 225-234): Springer Berlin Heidelberg doi: 10.1007/978-3-642-38786-9_26


Wu, L.D., Pu, J., Allen, J. J.B., & Pauli, P. (2012). Recognition of facial expressions in individuals with elevated levels of depressive symptoms: an eye-movement study. Depression Research and Treatment. 2012, 249030. doi: 10.1155/2012/249030


Wu, L.D., Winkler, M. H., Andreatta, M., Hajcak, G., & Pauli, P. (2012). Appraisal frames of pleasant and unpleasant pictures alter emotional responses as reflected in self-report and facial electromyographic activity. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 85(2), 224-229. doi: 10.1016/j.ijpsycho.2012.04.010


Yan, J.J., Wu, L.D. (Corresponding author), Sun, H.J. (2007). A review on virtual reality exposure therapy for fear of flying. Progress in Modern Biomedicine (Chinese), 9, 1372-1375


Tao, W.D., Sun, H.J, Tao, X.L., Liu, Q., Wu, L.D., Luo, W.B. (2006). Application of immersed virtual reality technology in psychological research. Progress in Modern Biomedicine (Chinese), 6(3), 58-62


Wu, L.D., Liu, D.Z. (2006) Children’s meta-cognitive monitoring and strategy selection during counting. Psychological Science (Chinese), 29, 354-357


Wu, L.D., Liu, D.Z. (2005) Analysis of psychological factors of pathological internet use. International Chinese Application Psychology Journal (Chinese), 2, 212-215