M.Sc.  Pascal Schlechter
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M.Sc. Pascal Schlechter
Associated Researcher

Consultation hours: By arrangement
  • Research Topics and Interests

    • Development of depressive symptoms across the life course

    • Comparison processes in psychopathology

    • Impact of flight and aversive events on mental health


  • Curriculum Vitae

    since 10/2020
    PhD student, Department of Psychiatry
    University of Cambridge

    10/2017 – 08/2020
    Master of Science, Clinical Psychology
    University of Münster

    10/2018 – 01/2020
    MPhil in Medical Science (Psychiatry), Department of Psychiatry
    University of Cambridge

    09/2016 – 12/2016
    Semester abroad, University of California (Clinical Psychology)
    San Diego, USA

    10/2014 – 09/2017
    Bachelor of Science Psychology
    University of Münster

  • Publications

    Schlechter, P., Ford, T., & Neufeld, S. (2022). The eight-item Center for Epidemiological Studies Depression Scale (CES-D) in the English Longitudinal Study     of Ageing: Longitudinal and gender invariance, sum score models, and external    associations. Assessment. https://doi.org/10.1177/10731911221138930

    Morina, N. & Schlechter, P. (2022). Habitual aversive and appetitive well-being comparisons in dysphoria: Introducing the Comparison Standards Scale for well-  being.  Journal of Affective Disorders. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2022.11.012

    Hoppen, T., Schlechter, P., Arntz A., Rameckers, S. A,, Ehring, T., & Morina, N. (2022). A brief measure of guilt and shame: Validation of the Guilt and Shame Questionnaire       (GSQ-8). European Journal of Psychotraumatology.  https://doi.org/10.1080/20008066.2022.2146720

    Morina, N., McCarthy, P., Meyer, T., & Schlechter, P. (2022). Measuring appearance related comparisons: Validation of the Comparison Standards Scale for Appearance. Cognitive Therapy and Research. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10608-022-10337-6

    Schlechter, P., Hellmann, J. H., & Morina, N. (2022). Self-discrepancy, depression, anxiety, and psychological well-being: The role of affective style and self-efficacy. Cognitive Therapy and Research. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10608-022-10314-z

    Wagner, U., Schlechter, P., & Echterhoff, G. (2022). Socially induced false memories in the   absence of misinformation. Scientific Reports. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-022-11749-w

    Schlechter, P., Hellmann, J. H., & Morina, N. (2022). Assessing somatic symptoms with the Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-15) in Syrian refugees. Assessment. https://doi.org/10.1177/10731911221086986

    Schlechter, P., Wagner, U., Morina, N., & Hellmann, J. H. (2021). Psychotherapy motivation in refugees: The role of alexithymia, stigmatization, self-esteem, and psychotherapy expectations. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy. https://doi.org/10.1037/tra0001167

    Schlechter, P.,* Hellmann, J. H.*, McNally, R. J., & Morina, N. (2022). The longitudinal course  of posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms in war survivors: Insights from cross-lagged panel network analyses. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 1-12.    https://doi.org/10.1002/jts.22795

    Schlechter, P.,* Fritz, J.,* Cassels, M.,* Neufeld, S. A. S., & Wilkinson, P. O. (2021). The Youth and Childhood Adversity Scale: A Step towards Developing a New Measure of      Adversity and its Severity. European Journal of Psychotraumatology, 12:1, 1981573, https://doi.org/10.1080/20008198.2021.1981573

    Schlechter, P.*, Hellmann*, J. H., & Morina, N. (2021). Unraveling specifics of mental health symptoms in war survivors who fled versus stayed in the area of conflict using  network analysis. Journal of Affective Disorders, 290, 93-101. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2021.04.072

    Schlechter, P.,* Hellmann, J. H.,* Wingbermühle, P., & Morina, N. (2021). Which psychological characteristics influence therapists’ readiness to work with refugees? Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy, 28(2), 334-344. https://doi.org/10.1002/cpp.2508

    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

    Hellmann, J. H., Übergünne-Otte, L., Heimlich, S., Kalyegira, J., Echterhoff, G., Memon, A., Knausenberger, J., & Schlechter, P. (2021). 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          

    * shared first authorship