Laura Meine, M. Sc.

Curriculum Vitae | Grants and awards | Research interests | Posters | Methods

Curriculum Vitae

Since 04/2017 PhD student, Department of Clinical Psychology and Neuropsychology,
Institute of Psychology, Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz
10/2014 – 05/2017 M. Sc. (Social, Cognitive, and Affective Neuroscience), Free University of Berlin
Master thesis (at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development): The effects of chronic stress on reward anticipation-mediated memory enhancement in children
09/2012 – 05/2013 Study abroad at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
10/2010 – 06/2014 B. Sc. (Psychology), University of Hildesheim
Bachelor thesis: The relation between child and parent’s emotion regulation strategies and the impact of socioeconomic status


Grants and awards

Since 01/2018 Mentee at Ada Lovelace mentoring program for natural sciences and technology (JGU Mainz)
Since 07/2017 Member of GRADE (Goethe Graduate Academy, Goethe-University Frankfurt)
Since 07/2017 Associated Fellow of TransMed (Graduate Academy, Mainz Research School of Translational Biomedicine)


Research interests

  • Neuronal and behavioral correlates of instrumental control, stress immunization, and learned helplessness (Collaborative Research Center 1193 of the German Research Foundation „Neurobiology of Resilience to stress-related mental dysfunction: from understanding mechanisms to promoting prevention“)



Keresztes, A., Meine, L., Staltmeir, S., Binder, J., Heim, C., & Shing, Y. L. (2017, March). Chronic stress and reward anticipation-mediated memory enhancement in children. Poster at the 59th Conference of Experimental Psychologists, Dresden

Meine, L., Keresztes, A., Binder, J., Heim, C., & Shing, Y. L. (2017, September). Differential effects of hair cortisol and cumulative risk on reward anticipation-mediated memory enhancement in children. Poster at the 40th annual meeting of the International Society of Psychoneuroendocrinology (ISPNE), Zurich, CH.

Meine, L., Schüler, K., Scholz, V., & Wessa, M. (2017, September). Studying the effects of stressor controllability in humans using a novel paradigm adapted from animal research. Poster at the 3rd International Symposium on Resilience Research, Mainz.


  • Behavioral data acquisition
  • Development of psychological tests and questionnaires
  • Neuropsychological assessment
  • Functional magnetic resonance imaging(fMRI)