Dr. Ann-Kathrin Zenses
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Dr. Ann-Kathrin Zenses

Consultation hours: by arrangement
  • Research Topics and Interests

    • Experimental psychopathology
    • Anxiety disorders & Posttraumatic stress disorder
    • Sleep deprivation
    • Memory & Learning
    • Human fear conditioning


  • Curriculum Vitae

    since 06/2023 
    Scientific staff member, Psychotherapy outpatient clinic
    University of Münster

    since 02/2023
    Psychologist, LWL-Klinik Lengerich
    unit for trauma- and stressor-related disorders

    03/2021- 05/2023
    Postdoctoral researcher, Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy
    University of Münster

    11/2019 - 11/2020
    Psychotherapeutic work as part of the clinical training, LWL-Klinik Lengerich
    unit for affective disorders

    since 2019
    Postgraduate clinical training (CBT)
    IPP Münster

    2016 - 2020
    Dutch-Flemish Postgraduate School for Experimental Psychopathology (NL/BE)

    2015 - 2020
    Doctoral researcher, Centre for the Psychology of Learning and Experimental Psychopathology
    KU Leuven (BE)

    Clinical internship, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin
    unit for personality disorders & PTSD

    2014 - 2015
    Research internship, Oxford Centre for Anxiety Disorders and Trauma
    University of Oxford (UK)

    2013 - 2015
    Master of Science in Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience, specialization in Psychopathology (cum laude)
    Maastricht University (NL)

    2010 - 2013
    Bachelor of Science in Psychology (cum laude)
    University of Groningen (NL)


    Research Articles (Journals)

    • Zaman J, Chalkia A, Zenses A-K, Bilgin A S, Beckers T, Vervliet B, Boddez Y . (). Perceptual variability: Implications for learning and generalization. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 28, 1–19. doi: 10.3758/s13423-020-01780-1.
    • Zenses A-K, Lee J C, Plaisance V & Zaman J. (). Differences in perceptual memory influence generalization patterns. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 136(103777). doi: 10.1016/j.brat.2020.103777.
    • Zenses A-K, Baeyens F, Beckers T, Boddez Y . (). Thought conditioning: Inducing and reducing thoughts about the aversive outcome in a fear conditioning procedure. . Clinical Psychological Science, XXX. doi: 10.1177/2167702620954222.

    • Chalkia A, Schroyens N, Leng L, Vanhasbroeck N, Zenses A-K, Van Oudenhove L & Beckers T. (). No persistent attenuation of fear memories in humans: A registered replication of the reactivation-extinction effect. Cortex, 129, 496–509. doi: 10.1016/j.cortex.2020.04.017.

    • Zenses A-K, Lenaert B, Peigneux P, Beckers T, Boddez Y . (). Sleep deprivation increases threat beliefs in human fear conditioning. . Journal of Sleep Research, 29(e12873). doi: 10.1111/jsr.12873.

    • Boddez Y, Buabang E K, Zenses A-K & Descheemaeker M. (). Commentary: Sleep Deprivation Promotes Habitual Control over Goal-Directed Control: Behavioral and Neuroimaging Evidence. . Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 12(82). doi: 10.3389/fnbeh.2018.00082.