Dr. Marta Giner Torréns

Research Assistant
Room 208
Fliednerstr. 21
48149
Germany
Tel: +49 - (02 51) 83 - 34 34 2
Fax: +49 - (02 51) 83 - 34 34 1
marta.giner@uni-muenster.de
Consultation hours: by appointment via email
  • Curriculum vitae

    Professional appointments

    Since 04/2013
    Research Assistant
    Department of Developmental Psychology, University of Münster

    Since 10/2012
    Psych. Child Therapist
    Clinic for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychotherapy Rudolf Höffken, Duisburg

    04/2011 – 06/2012
    Graduate Assistant and Trainee (FARO Grant)
    Department of Developmental Psychology and Education, Prof. Dr. Holodynski, University of Münster

    2010 – 2011
    Student Assistant and Trainee
    Clinic for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Fr.Dr.med. Brigitte Zimmermann, Essen
    Neuropsychology, Medical Clinic MediClin, Fachklinik Rhein-Ruhr, Essen

    2008 – 2009
    Traineeship in Event Management (ARGO Grant), IVAM GmbH, Dortmund

    Education

    2012 - 2013
    Person-centred Play Therapy (based on Carl Rogers)
    Sozialpädagogisches Bildungswerk, Münster
    Training in creative education (based on Arno Stern)
    Diraya Expresión, Bilbao

    10/2006 – 06/2012
    Master’s Degree in Psychology
    Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, Madrid

    09/2003 – 06/2008
    Master’s Degree in Business and Management
    Universidad Complutense, Madrid
    University of Applied Sciences, Jyväskylä (Finland)

  • Research interests

    • Prosocial Behavior
    • Child development from a cross-cultural approach
    • Parental socialization and ethnotheories
  • Publications

    Journal articles (peer-reviewed)

    Giner Torréns, M., & Kärtner, J. (2017).The influence of socialization on early helping from a cross-cultural perspective. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 48(3), 353-368. doi.org/10.1177/0022022117690451

    Giner Torréns, M., & Kärtner, J. (2017) Psychometric properties of the early prosocial behaviour questionnaire. European Journal of Developmental Psychology, 14(5), 618-627. doi.org/10.1080/17405629.2016.1259107

  • Research Talks

    Giner Torréns, M. & Kärtner, J. (2017, April). The early prosocial behavior questionnaire – assessing toddlers’ helping, sharing and comforting. In J. Beier & K. Dunfield (Chair), Varieties of prosocial behavior from a diversity of perspectives: what we’ve learned and where we’re going. Symposium conducted at the Biennal Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD), Austin, TX, US.

    Giner Torréns, M. & Kärtner, J. (2017, April). The influence of socialization and temperament on helping, cooperating and comforting: A longitudinal study. In J. S. Dubas (Chair) & F. Warneken (Discussant), The early development of prosocial behavior: Motivations and contextual influences. Symposium conducted at the Biennal Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD), Austin, TX, US.

    Giner Torréns, M., Chaudhary, N., & Kärtner, J. (2016, October). Der Einfluss von Sozialisationspraktiken auf das frühe prosoziale Verhalten in Münster und Delhi. In Köster, M. (Chair) & Giner Torréns, M. (Co-Chair), Der Einfluss von Kultur auf die Entwicklung in der frühen und mittleren Kindheit. Leipzig, Germany. Symposium conducted at the 50th Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Psychologie (DGPs), Lepizig, Germany

    Giner Torréns, M., Chaudhary, N., & Kärtner, J. (2016, July). The influence of culture – Toddlers help more in Delhi than in Münster. In J. Kärtner (Chair), Situational, social, and cultural influences on the emergence of prosocial behavior. Symposium conducted at the 24th Biennial Meeting of the International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development (ISSBD). Vilnius, Lithuania.

    Giner Torréns, M., Schuhmacher, N., & Kärtner, J. (2015, September). Early helping and cooperation in Delhi and Münster, a cross-cultural study. Poster presented at the 22. Tagung der Fachgruppe Entwicklungspsychologie der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Psychologie (DGPs), Frankfurt, Germany.

    Giner Torréns, M., Schuhmacher, N., & Kärtner, J. (2015, March). Situational constraints for early helping in a cross-cultural study. In N. Schuhmacher (Chair), Emerging Social and Situational Constraints of Children’s Altruistic and Mutualistic Behavior. Symposium conducted at the Biennal Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD), Philadelphia, PA, US.

    Giner Torréns, M., Schuhmacher, N., & Kärtner, J. (2014, September). The influence of motivational constraints on early helping. Poster presented at the 49th Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Psychologie (DGPs), Bochum, Germany.

    Giner Torréns, M., Schuhmacher, N., & Kärtner, J. (2014, July). Situational constraints for early helping. Poster presented at the 19th Biennal International Conference on Infant Studies (ICIS), Berlin, Germany.

    Invited Talks

    Giner Torréns, M. (2016, September). Why do children help? A cross-cultural study: Adapting methods for cross-cultural research. Department of Education, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH. Invited by Prof. Andrew Coppens (University of New Hamsphire).

    Giner Torréns, M. (2016, November). Der Einfluss von Kultur auf die Entwicklung prosozialen Verhaltens. Fachtagung Kind und Moral, Chemnitz, Germany. Invited by Prof. Minkyung Kim (University of Chemnitz).

  • Teaching

    In English:

    • Culture, Morality and Development of Prosocial Behavior

    In German:

    • Culture, Morality and Development of Prosocial Behavior
    • The development of Prosocial Behavior (with Prof. Joscha Kärtner)