M. Sc.  Bjarne Schmalbach
© Bjarne Schmalbach
M. Sc. Bjarne Schmalbach
research associate
Room 217c
Fliednerstr. 21
48149 Münster
Tel: +49 251 83-34381
Consultation hours: upon agreement
  • Curriculum Vitae

    since 2016

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


    M. Sc. (Master of Science) in Rehabilitation Psychology, Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Science, Germany


    B. Sc. (Bachelor of Science) in Psychology, University of Heidelberg, Germany

  • Research Interests

    • Motivation and self regulation
    • Intra- and intergroup processes
  • Publications

    • Petrowski, K., Schmalbach, B., Niedling, M., & Stalder, T. (2019). The effects of post-awakening light exposure on the cortisol awakening response in healthy male individuals. Psychoneuroendocrinology108, 28-34. doi: 10.1016/j.psyneuen.2019.05.016

    • Ritzka, D., Petzold, C., Wäßnig, N., Schmalbach, B., & Petrowski, K. (2019). Investigation of the factorial structure and psychometrics of the German version of the Florida Shock Anxiety Scale. Psychology, Health & Medicinedoi: 10.1080/13548506.2019.1612077

    • Schmalbach, B., Hennemuth, L., & Echterhoff, G. (2019). A tool for assessing the experience of shared reality: Validation of the German SR-T. Frontiers in Psychology, 10, 832. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2019.00832

    • Petrowski, K., Schmalbach, B., Kliem, S., Hinz, A., & Brähler, E. (2019). Symptom-Checklist-K-9: Norm values and factorial structure in a representative German sample. PLOS One, 14(4):e0213490. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0213490

    • Petrowski, K., Schmalbach, B., Jagla, M., Franke, G. H., Brähler, E. (2018). Norm values and psychometric properties of the brief symptom inventory-18 regarding individuals between the ages of 60 and 95. BMC Medical Research Methodology, 18, 164. doi: 10.1186/s12874-018-0631-6

    • Euhus, A., Schmalbach, B., Morfeld, M., Berth, H., Brähler, E., Stöbel-Richter, Y., & Zenger, M. (2018). Psychometric examination of the German Version of the Health Regulatory Focus Scale. Zeitschrift für Psychosomatische Medizin und Psychotherapie, 64, 394-410. doi: 10.13109/zptm.2018.64.4.394

    • Echterhoff, G., & Schmalbach, B. (2018). How Shared Reality is Created in Interpersonal Communication. Current Opinion in Psychology, 23, 57-61.doi: 10.1016/j.copsyc.2017.122.005
    • Schmalbach, B., Zenger, M., Spina, R., Steffens-Guerra, I., Kliem, S., Michaelides, M., & Hinz, A. (2017) Gain +1 or Avoid -1: Validation of the German Regulatory Focus Questionnaire (RFQ). BMC Psychology, 5(40).doi: 10.1186/s40359-017-0207-y

    • Schmalbach, B., Spina, R., Steffens-Guerra, I., Franke, G. H., Kliem, S., Michaelides, M. P., Hinz, A., & Zenger, M. (2017). Psychometric Properties of the German Version of the Health Regulatory Focus Scale. Frontiers in Psychologydoi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2017.02005
    • Schmalbach, B., Zenger, M., Strauß, B., Hinz, A., Steffens-Guerra, I., Decker, O., & Brähler, E. (2016). Validation and Psychometric Properties of the Resilience Scale-5 (RS-5):Results of a Representative Survey of the German General Population. Health Science Journal, 10(5):13. doi: 10.21767/1791-809X.1000464

    Papers presented:

    • Schmalbach, B., Kopietz, R., Guinote, A., & Echterhoff, G. (2017). No power to the people: How having no power makes people better communicators. Conference of the German Social Psychology Section 2017, Ulm, Germany.
    • Schmalbach, B., Kopietz, R., Guinote, A., & Echterhoff, G. (2017). No power to the people: How having no power makes people better communicators. EASP General Meeting 2017, Granada, Spain.