Dr. Janet Wessler

Dr. Janet Wessler

Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin (Akadem. Rat)

 

Tel.: +49(0)681/302-6564

Geb. A 2.4 - Raum 1.24

janet.wessler(at)uni-saarland.de

 


CV

2016-present

Postdoc position

Division of Social Psychology

Saarland University, Germany

2013-2016

Doctoral Degree (Dr.rer.nat.)

Social Psychology

University of Salzburg, Austria

2010-2013

Master of Science, Psychology (Main Focus: Organizational and Business Psychology)

University of Münster, Germany / Universidade da Beira Interior, Covilhã, Portugal

2007-2010

Bachelor of Science, Psychology

University of Düsseldorf, Germany


Teaching

Seminare im Masterstudium "Angewandte Sozialpsychologie"

- "Selbstkontrolle und Selbstregulation" (WiSe 16/17)

- "Verhandlungen" (SoSe 17): Auszeichnung der Fachschaft für die beste Lehre im Fachbereich Psychologie (3. Platz)

- "Politische Psychologie und Psychologie des Umweltverhaltens" (WiSe 17/18)

Seminare im Bachelorstudium

- "Klassische Studien der Sozialpsychologie" (SoSe 17)


Publications

Journals (peer-reviewed)

Wessler, J., & Hansen, J. (2017). Temporal closeness promotes imitation of meaningful gestures in face-to-face communication. Journal of Nonverbal Behavior, 41, 415-431.

Wessler, J., & Hansen, J. (2017). The effect of psychological distance on automatic goal contagion. Comprehensive Results in Social Psychology, 1, 51-85.

Wessler, J. (2015). Der goldene Weg zum Glück: Wie können wir unser Geld sinnvoll ausgeben? [The golden path to happiness: How can we spend our money sensibly?] Das In-Mind Magazin, 3. Retrieved from de.in-mind.org/article/der-goldene-weg-zum-glueck-wie-koennen-wir-unser-geld-sinnvoll-ausgeben

Chao, O. Y., Mattern, C., Souza Silva, A. M. de, Weßler, J., Ruocco, L. A., Nikolaus, S., et al. (2012). Intranasally applied L-DOPA alleviates parkinsonian symptoms in rats with unilateral nigro- striatal 6-OHDA lesions. Brain Research Bulletin, 87, 340-345.   

 

Conferences and presentations

Wessler, J., & Hansen, J. (2017, September). Effects of Psychological distance on automatic goal contagion. Paper presented at the 6th Postdoc-Workshop Social Psychology, Hagen, Germany.

Wessler, J., & Hansen, J. (2017, September). Psychological distance promotes perception of pride in others’ smiles. Paper presented at the 17th Conference of Social Psychology (DGPs - FGSP), Ulm, Germany.

Wessler, J., & Hansen, J. (2017, July). Psychological distance promotes perception of pride in others’ smiles. Paper presented at the 17th EASP General Meeting, Granada, Spain.

Wessler, J., & Hansen, J. (2016, September). Mortality salience and responses to emotional displays of outgroup and ingroup. Paper presented at the 50th Convention of the German Psychologcial Society (DGPs), Leipzig, Germany. 

Wessler, J., & Hansen, J. (2016, August). Effects of temporal distance on emotional mimicry and contagion. Paper presented at the 18th Transfer of Knowledge Conference of the European Social Cognition Network (ESCON), Lisbon, Portugal.

Wessler, J., Hansen, J. (2016, April). Der Einfluss psychologischer Distanz auf Mimikry von und emotionale Ansteckung mit Wut und Trauer.[The influence of psychological distance on mimicry of and emotional contagion with negative emotions] Paper presented at the 12th Convention of the Austrian Psychological Society (ÖGP), Innsbruck, Austria.

Wessler, J., Hansen, J. (2016, January). I understand you are angry now and sad later: Psychological distance affects mimicry and contagion of negative emotions. Poster presented at the 17th Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Diego (CA), USA.

Wessler, J. (2015, July). Socio-cognitive influences on mimicry and contagion. Oral presentation, Department of Social and Environmental Psychology at Cardiff University, Wales, UK.

Wessler, J. (2015, July). Effects of psychological distance and construal level on emotional mimicry. Oral presentation, University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany.

Wessler, J. (2015, February). The chameleon thinks before it acts: The influence of psychological distance and construal level on behavioral mimicry. Invited oral presentation, Schloss Röthelstein, Admont, Austria.

Wessler, J., & Hansen, J. (2014, July). The chameleon thinks before it acts: Effects of construal level on mimicry of peripheral versus central gestures. Poster presented at the 17th EASP General Meeting, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Wessler, J. (2013, December). The chameleon thinks before it acts: Socio-cognitive influences on human mimicry. Poster presented at the University of Salzburg, Austria.

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