• Curriculum Vitae


    2017 Promotion in Psychologie, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
    seit 2013

    Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin in der AE Sozialpsychologie, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster


    Diplom in Psychologie, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen

     2009- 2010

    Masterstudiengang Psychologie, Universitet i Tromsø, Norwegen

     2006-2012 Diplomstudiengang Psychologie, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen


  • Forschungsinteressen

    • Politische Psychologie
    • Intergruppenprozesse
    • Konflikte (zwischen Gruppen und Individuen)
  • Publikationen

    • Knausenberger, J., Arian, M., Hellmann, J. H., & Echterhoff, G. (in press). 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.
    • 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. (in press). From Moral Disaster to Moral Entitlement – The Impact of Success in Dealing with a Perpetrator Past on Claims for Historical Closure. Journal of Political and Social Psychology.
    • 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. (in press). Ugandan and British individuals' views of refugees in their countries: An exploratory mixed-methods comparison. Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology. Advance online publication. 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/ejsp2035