Peter Zeier, M. Sc.

Curriculum Vitae | Publications | Research interests | Methods

Curriculum Vitae

Since 06/2017 PhD student, Department for Clinical Psychology and Neuropsychology,
Psychological Institute, Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz
Since 10/2015 Postgraduate psychotherapy trainee (cognitive behavioral therapy),
Psychological Institute, Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz
2013-2015 M. Sc. Psychology, Ruprecht-Karls-University Heidelberg
Master thesis: The Perils of Aiming too High: Discrepancy between Goals and Performances in People with Mild Depression
2010-2013 B. Sc. Psychology, Ruprecht-Karls-University Heidelberg
Bachelor thesis: Blaming the Victim’s Character: Effects of Construal Level on Trait Causality



Arens, E. A., Zeier, P., Schwieren, C., Huisgen, H. & Barnow, S. (2018). The perils of aiming too high: Discrepancy between goals and performance in individuals with depressive symptoms. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 58, 12-17.

Kowoll, M. E., Meyer-Kühling, I., Degen, C., Gladis, S., Zeier, P. & Schröder, J. (2018). Elderly migrants in outpatient and inpatient care services in Baden-Württemberg/Germany. Psychiatry Research, 260, 130-137.


Research interests

Emotionregulation in the face of stress (Collaborative Research Center 1193 of the German Research Foundation „Neurobiology of Resilience to stress-related mental dysfunction: from understanding mechanisms to promoting prevention“)



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