Peter Zeier, M. Sc.

Curriculum Vitae | Publications | Posters |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



Zeier, P., Sandner, M. & Wessa, M. (2019). Script-based Reappraisal Test - Introducing a new paradigm to investigate the effect of reappraisal inventiveness on reappraisal effectiveness. Cognition & Emotion, published online: 09 Sep 2019.

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.



Zeier, P., Sandner, M., & Wessa, M. (2018). Emotion Regulation in the Face of Stress – Investigating Reappraisal Inventiveness as a potential Resilience Mechanism. In ISPNE 2018, Irvine, USA.

Zeier, P., Sandner, M. & Wessa, M. (2019). Being Inventive in Uncharted Territory – Context Familiarity moderates the Influence of Reappraisal Flexibility on Effectiveness. In Conference on Emotions 2019, Tilburg.


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