Katja Schüler, M. Sc.


Curriculum Vitae | Research interests | Poster and talks | Extra-curricular activities | Methods and workshops


Curriculum Vitae

10/2018 – 03/2019 Research stay at the Risk and Resilience Group (supervisor: Anne-Laura van Harmelen), Visiting Scholar at Lucy Cavendish College during Michaelmas term, Cambridge University, United Kingdom
Since 10/2016 PhD Student in the Department for Clinical and Neuropsychology, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz
05/2017 – 09/2018 Freelancer in the field of psychological test construction and adaptation (Pearson Deutschland GmbH)
09/2015 – 09/2016 Test Consultant (Pearson Assessment & Information GmbH)
04/2015 – 08/2015 Clinical Neuropsychologist (Asklepios Schlossbergklinik for Neurological Rehabilitation)
04/2013 – 03/2015 M. Sc. in Psychology, Technical University Darmstadt
Master-thesis (in collaboration with HR Diagnostics): A New Way of Measuring Emotional Intelligence? Validation of a Vocational Ability Test
10/2009 – 03/2013 B. Sc. in Psychology, Technical University Darmstadt and Justus-Liebig-University Gießen
Bachelor-thesis (in collaboration with Fraunhofer IAO): Learning by Gaming – Evaluation of a Soft-Skills Training

 


Research interests

  • Neuronal and behavioral correlates of instrumental control, stress immunization, and learned helplessness (project C07, Collaborative Research Center 1193 of the German Research Foundation „Neurobiology of Resilience to stress-related mental dysfunction: from understanding mechanisms to promoting prevention“, www.crc1193.de) – Team Science: my project partner in C07 is MSc Laura Meine (JGU)
  • Translational neuroscience, adapting animal models in humans
  • Using non-linear methods for data analysis and state-of-the art technologies for psychological research

 


Poster and talks

Schueler, K. & Meine, L., Wessa, M. (2018, September). “It’s All About Control: A Translational Study of Two Resilience Mechanisms”. Poster at the 4th international resilience symposium, Mainz, Germany.

Schueler, K. & Meine, L., Scholz, V., Wessa, M. (2018, September). “Translating the Learned Helplessness Paradigm to Study Potential Resilience Mechanisms in Humans”. Poster at the annual conference of the International Society of Psychoneuroendocrinology, ISPNE, Los Angeles, California, USA.

Meine, L. & Schueler, K. Scholz, V., Wessa, M. (2018, September). “Interindividual Differences Promoting Stress Resilience”. Poster at the annual conference of the International Society of Psychoneuroendocrinology, ISPNE, Los Angeles, California, USA.

Schueler, K. & Meine, L., Scholz, V., Wessa, M. (2018, July). “Will They Fail to Escape? Translating the Shuttlebox Paradigm to Humans”. Poster at the FENS forum of the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies, Berlin, Germany.

Meine, L. & Schueler, K. Scholz, V., Wessa, M. (2018, July). “Making Lemonade out of Lemons: Interindividual Differences Promoting Stress Resilience”. Poster at the FENS forum of the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies, Berlin, Germany.

Schueler, K.& Meine, M. (2018). “Our Novel Translational Stress Paradigm - A Basis for Human Research on Stress Immunization.” Talk at the 1st CRC1193 Science Day, Leinsweiler, Germany.

Schueler, K. & Meine, L., Scholz, V., Wessa, M. (2017). “Studying the Effects of Stressor Controllability in Humans Using a Novel Paradigm Adapted from Animal Research”. Selected Young Investigator Talk at the 3rd international resilience symposium and Poster, Mainz, Germany.

 


Extra-curricular activities

Since 04/2018 Elected speaker of the PhD students and post docs oft he CRC1193 together with MSc Laura Meine (JGU Mainz) and MSc Anya Dietrich (Goethe University Frankfurt)
06/2017– 07/2018 Mentee at Ada Lovelace mentoring program for natural sciences and technology (JGU Mainz)
Since 02/2017 Member of GRADE (Goethe Graduate Academy, Goethe-University Frankfurt)
Since 12/2016 Associated Fellow of TransMed (Graduiertenkolleg der Mainz Research School of Translational Biomedicine)

 


Methods and workshops

  • Behavioral data assessment
  • Development of psychological tests and questionnaires
  • Neuropsychological assessment
  • Data analysis in R and python
  • Programming psychological experiments in python
  • New approaches to psychological data modeling (psychological network analysis, machine learning – beginner)

Workshop organizer and lecturer: „A Gentle Introduction to Python“ – Beginner’s course in Python for non-programmers – together with MSc Martina Thiele (NIC): 2x in 2018 (see: https://crc1193.de/en/activities/past)

04/2017 and 07/2017 Workshop Programming Experiments and Analysis in Python
03/2017 Methods for designing and analyzing human MRI studies, Neuroimaging Center, JGU Mainz
10/2016 Programming in Matlab Course, Neuroimaging Center, JGU Mainz
03/2015 Spring School Interdisciplinary College IK2015, Günne (GER)
08/2014 Radboud Summer School, Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen (NL)
03/2014 Spring School Interdisciplinary College IK2014, Günne (GER)
2013 Training in systemic counselling "Systemisch Kompakt" (3x3 days seminars + peer groups)