Friederike Köhler, M. Sc.


since 05/2021 research associate at the Leibniz Institute for Resilience Research


Curriculum Vitae | Research interests | Scholarships and awards | Publications | Talks and Posters | Teaching | Memberships


Curriculum Vitae

since 2021 Research associate at the Leibniz Institute for Resilience Research, Johannes-Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany
2018-2021 Research associate and PhD student at the Institute for Medical Psychology (Beate Ditzen, PhD), University Hospital Heidelberg, Germany
Dissertation: „Music engagement as a resource for health and well-being: an investigation of psychological and psychobiological correlates in clinical and non-clinical samples“
2015-2018 M.Sc. Developmental and Clinical Psychology, Ruprecht-Karls University Heidelberg, Germany
Master thesis: “All you need is music. How does music making bring you happiness? Exploring the role of need fulfillment”
2017 Research stay at the Helping and Happiness Lab (Lara Aknin, PhD), Simon Fraser University Vancouver, Canada
2011-2015 B.Sc. Psychology, Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena
Bachelor thesis: „On the way to the cockpit: An investigation of the personality and performance of candidates for pilot training”


Research interests

  • the effects of music and music interventions on health and well-being
  • relationship between music and resilience
  • interventions to train resilience and resilience mechanisms

Scholarships and awards

2021 Congress scholarship
for the ICMPC/ESCOM conference “Connectivity and diversity in music cognition“ in Sheffield, UK, provided by Graduate Academy of Heidelberg University
2021 Congress scholarship for the conference „Neurosciences and Music“ in Aarhus, Netherlands, provided by Graduate Academy of Heidelberg University
2019 Congress award and scholarship for the conference „Music and Psychology“ in Belgrade, Serbia, provided by Society of Education, Music, and Psychology Research (SEMPRE)
2017 Research intern scholarship Funding of 3-month research internship at Helping and Happiness Lab, Simon Fraser University Vancouver, Canada, provided by German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
2008-2009 Exchange student scholarship
Funding of a school year in Olavarría, Argentina, provided by Rotary

Publications

Koehler, F., Warth, M., Ditzen, B., & Neubauer, A. B. (in press). Motivation to make music matters: Daily autonomous motivation, flow and well-being. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity and the Arts. https://doi.org/10.1037/aca0000409

Warth, M.*, Koehler, F.*, Brehmen, M., Weber, M., Bardenheuer, H. J., Ditzen, B., & Kessler, J. (in press). ‘Song of Life (SOL)’: Results of a multicenter randomized trial on the effects of biographical music therapy in palliative care. BMC Palliative Medicine. https://doi.org/10.1177/02692163211010394

Koehler, F., Kessler, J., Stoffel, M., Weber, M., Bardenheuer, H. J., Ditzen, B., & Warth, M. (in press). Differential psychoneuroendocrinological effects of two psychosocial interventions in palliative care: Results from the ‘Song of Life’ randomized trial. Supportive Care in Cancer. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00520-021-06435-y

Warth, M., Stoffel, M., Koehler, F., Kessler, J., Bardenheuer, H. J., & Ditzen, B. (under revision) Characteristics of salivary cortisol and alpha-amylase in palliative care research: Results from a randomized crossover trial. BMC Palliative Care.

Sicorello, M., Neubauer, A.B., Stoffel, M., Koehler, F., Voss, A., & Ditzen, B. (2021). Psychological structure and neuroendocrine patterns of daily appraisals. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 127. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psyneuen.2021.105198

Koehler, F., Martin, Z. S., Hertrampf, R. S., Gäbel, C., Kessler, J., Ditzen, B., & Warth, M. (2020). Music therapy in the psychosocial treatment of adult cancer patients: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Frontiers in Psychology, 11, 651. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2020.00651

Koehler, F. & Neubauer, A. B. (2020). From music making to affective well-being in everyday life: The mediating role of need satisfaction. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity and the Arts, 14(4), 493–505. https://doi.org/10.1037/aca0000261

Neubauer, A. B., Lerche, V., Koehler, F., & Voss, A. (2020). What do you (think you) need? Perceived vs. observed effects of need fulfillment on well-being. Journal of Research in Personality, 86. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jrp.2020.103938.

Warth, M., Koehler, F., Aguilar-Raab, C., Bardenheuer, H. J., Kessler, J., & Ditzen, B. (2020). Stress‐reducing effects of a brief mindfulness intervention in palliative care: Results from a randomized, crossover study. European Journal of Cancer Care, 29(5). https://doi.org/10.1111/ecc.13249

Warth, M., Zoeller, J., Koehler, F., Aguilar-Raab, C., Kessler, J., & Ditzen, B. (2020). Psychosocial Interventions for Pain Management in Advanced Cancer Patients: a Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Current Oncology Reports, 22(1). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11912-020-0870-7

Koehler, F., Martin, Z. S., Hertrampf, R. S., Gaebel, C., Kessler, J., Ditzen, B., & Warth, M. (2019). Musiktherapeutische Ansätze in der Psychoonkologie. Der Onkologe, 25(12), 1103-1109.

Warth, M., Kessler, J., Koehler, F., Aguilar-Raab, C., Bardenheuer, H. J., & Ditzen, B. (2019). Brief psychosocial interventions improve quality of life of patients receiving palliative care: A systematic review and meta-analysis, Palliative Medicine, 33(3), 332-345. https://doi.org/10.1177/0269216318818011

Warth, M.*, Koehler, F.*, Weber, M., Bardenheuer, H. J., Ditzen, B., & Kessler, J. (2019). "Song of Life (SOL)" study protocol: a multicenter, randomized trial on the emotional, spiritual, and psychobiological effects of music therapy in palliative care. BMC Palliative Care, 18(14). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12904-019-0397-6

* shared first authors


Talks and Posters

Koehler, F., Warth, M., Ditzen, B., & Neubauer, A. B. (2021). How motivation to make music influences flow and well-being in hobby musicians. Talk at the ICMPC/ESCOM conference in Sheffield, United Kingdom.

Koehler, F., Warth, M., Weber, M., Bardenheuer, H.J., Ditzen, B., & Kessler, J. (2021). "Song of Life”: Psychoneuroendocrinological effects of music therapy in palliative care. Poster presentation at the Neurosciences and Music Conference, Aarhus, Netherlands.

Koehler, F. & Neubauer, A. B. (2020). Musical Motivation Matters: The Effects on Flow and Well-Being in Hobby Musicians. Poster presentation at the Brain. Cognition. Emotion. Music conference in Kent, United Kingdom.

Koehler, F., Warth, M., Weber, M., Bardenheuer, H.J., Ditzen, B., & Kessler, J. (2020). "Song of Life (SOL)": first results of the effectiveness of a biographical music therapy intervention in palliative care. Talk at the Conference of the German Palliative Care Society, Wiesbaden, Germany.

Koehler, F. & Neubauer, A. B. (2019). From Music Making to Well-Being in Everyday Life: The Mediating Role of Need Satisfaction. Talk at the Psychology and Music conference, Belgrade, Serbia.

Neubauer, A.B., Lerche, V., Koehler, F., & Voss, A. (2019). Know thy needs? Assessing inter-individual differences in perceived and observed associations between need fulfillment and well-being. Talk at the 7th Self-Determination Theory Conference, Egmond aan Zee, Netherlands.

Koehler, F. & Neubauer, A. B. (2018). Macht Musik glücklich? Und wenn ja, wie: Die Rolle von Bedürfniserfüllung. Talk at the 51st meeting of the German Society for Psychology, Frankfurt (Main), Germany.

Koehler, F. & Neubauer, A. B. (2017). Thank you for the music. How does music making bring you happiness? Exploring the role of need fulfillment. Poster presentation at the 5th Meeting of the Society for Ambulatory Assessment, Luxemburg, Luxemburg.


Teaching

2020 Stress and stress management
2018/2019 Statistics and research methods for medical students

Memberships

German Society of Psychology (DGPs), Clinical Psychology
Society for Education, Music and Psychology Research (SEMPRE)
Australian Music & Psychology Society (AMPS)