• Curriculum Vitae


    2017 Ph.D. in Psychology, University of Münster (WWU Münster), Germany
    since 2013

    Research associate, University of Münster (WWU Münster), Germany


    Diploma in Psychology, Eberhard Karls University Tübingen, Germany

     2009- 2010

    Courses of studies (Master), Universitet i Tromsø, Norway

     2006-2012 Courses of studies (diploma) in Psychology, Eberhard Karls University Tübingen, Germany


  • Research Interests

    • Political psychology
    • Intergroup processes
    • Conflicts (between groups and individuals)
  • Publications

    • Knausenberger, J.*, Giesen-Leuchter, A.*, & Echterhoff, G. (2022). Feeling ostracized by others’ smartphone use: The effect of phubbing on fundamental needs, mood, and trust. Frontiers in Psychology, 13, 883901. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2022.883901
      *shared first authorship
    • Knausenberger, J., Arian, M., Hellmann, J. H., & Echterhoff, G. (2022). Refugees’ and non-refugee migrants' regret about migration and confidence in integration: The role of forcedness and perils before and during migration. International Journal of Psychology, 57(4), 535-545. https://doi.org/10.1002/ijop.12835
    • Echterhoff, G., Becker, J. C., Knausenberger, J., & Hellmann, J. H. (2022). Helping in the context of refugee immigration. Current Opinion in Psychology, 44, 106-111. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.copsyc.2021.08.035
    • Kazarovytska, F., Kretzschmar, M., Lamberty, P., Rees, J., Knausenberger, J., & Imhoff, R. (2022). From Moral Disaster to Moral Entitlement – The Impact of Success in Dealing with a Perpetrator Past on Claims for Historical Closure. Journal of Social and Political Psychology, 10(1), 48-71. https://doi.org/10.5964/jspp.8337
    • Schlechter, P., Rodriguez, I. M., Morina, N. Knausenberger, J., Wilkinson, P., & Hellmann, J. H. (2021). Psychological distress in refugees: The role of traumatic events, resilience, social support, and support by religious faith. Psychiatry Research, 304, 114-121. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psychres.2021.114121
    • Hellmann, J. H.*, Schlechter, P.*, Knausenberger, J., Bollwerk, M., Geukes, K., & Back, M. D. (2021). Measuring perceived realistic physical threat by migrants: Scale development and validation. European Journal of Psychological Assessment. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1027/1015-5759/a000668 * shared first authorship
    • Hellmann, J. H., Übergünne-Otte, L., Heimlich, S., Kalyegira, J., Echterhoff, G., Memon, A., Knausenberger, J., & Schlechter, P. (2022). Ugandan and British individuals' views of refugees in their countries: An exploratory mixed-methods comparison. Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology, 32(1), 42-56. https://doi.org/10.1002/casp.2556
    • Schlechter, P., Wilkinson, P. O., Knausenberger, J., Wanninger, K., Kamp, S., Morina, N., & Hellmann, J. H. (2021). Depressive and anxiety symptoms in refugees: Insights from classical test theory, item response theory, and network analysis. Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy, 28(1), 169-181. https://doi.org/10.1002/cpp.2499

    • Schlechter, P., Kamp, S., Wanninger, K., Knausenberger, J., Wagner, U., Wilkinson, P., Nohr, L., & Hellmann, J. H. (2021). Help-seeking attitudes and distress disclosure among Syrian refugees in Germany and German residents. The Counseling Psychologist, 49(3), 330-352. https://doi.org/10.1177/0011000020974934

    • Hellmann, J. H., Forthmann, B., Knausenberger, J., Hellmann, D. F., Rees, J. H., Gansel, E., Back, M. D., & Echterhoff, G. (2020). Support for refugee integration in West and East Germany: Results from two lost letter studies. Social Psychology, 51(2), 106-115. https://doi.org/10.1027/1864-9335/a000397

    • Knausenberger, J., Wagner, U., Higgins, E. T., & Echterhoff, G. (2019). Epistemic authority in communication effects on memory: Creating shared reality with experts on the topic. Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition, 8(4), 439-449. doi:10.1016/j.jarmac.2019.07.002 https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S2211368118302031

    • Knausenberger, J. & Echterhoff, G. (2018). I belong but I’m still sad: Reminders of Facebook increase feelings of belonging but do not facilitate coping with sadness. PLoS One, 13(12), e0209889.

    • Eschert, S., Knausenberger, J., & Diehl, M. (2018). Are all conservatives alike in Germany? Motivational bases for economic and cultural conservatism and consequences for the debate on the refugee crisis. Politische Psychologie, 1, 34-53.

    • Knausenberger, J. & Echterhoff, G. (2018). Recovering from social exclusion: The interplay of subtle facebook reminders and collectivistic orientation. Computers in Human Behavior, 78, 298-304. doi: 10.1016/j.chb.2017.10.012.

    • Wagner, U., Giesen, A. , Knausenberger, J., & Echterhoff, G. (2017). The joint action effect on memory as a social phenomenon: The role of cued attention and psychological distance. Frontiers in Psychology, 8, 1697. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2017.01697.

    • Knausenberger, J., Hellmann, J.H., & Echterhoff, G. (2015). When virtual contact is all you need: Subtle reminders of Facebook preempt social-contact restoration after exclusion. European Journal of Social Psychology, 45, 279-284. doi: 10.1002/esjp2035