M. Sc. Sebastian Scholz
M. Sc. Sebastian Scholz
Research Assistant
Research Group - Prof. Dutke
Psychology of Learning in Education and Instruction
Room P/21
Tel: + 49 (0) 251 83-343 02
Fax: + 49 (0) 251 83-343 03
Consultation hours: by appointment
  • Curriculum Vitae


    • since 2016 - Promotion in Psychology (Westfälische-Wilhelms Universtiät Münster)
    • 2015 - Master of Science in Neurocognitive Psychology (Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg)
      • Specialisations: Neurocognition, Computational Neuroscience, Neurophysiology, Neuropsychology
      • Master's Thesis: "The Relevance of Ongoing Pre-Stimulus Oscillations for Verbal Memory Formation"
    • 2013 - Bachelor of Science in Psychology (Rijksuniversiteit Groningen)
      • Specialisations: Cognitive Neuroscience, Experimental Methods, Learning Theory & Practice, Cognition & Attention
      • Bachelor's Thesis: "Self-Talk: It works, but how? Access from Pupillometry"
    • 2010 - Bachelor of Arts in Social Work (Universität Duisburg-Essen)
      • Specialisations: Clinical Psychology, Psychiatric Social Work, Systematic Therapy, Experimental Education
      • Bachelor's Thesis: "The Foundation of Empathy and its Application in the Counselling Situation"
    • 2006 - Abitur


    • since 2016 - Research Assistant at the Institute for Psychology in Education and Instruction (Work Unit - Prof. Dr. S. Dutke)
    • 2014-2015 Student Research Assistant at the Institute of Experimental Psychology, Department of Psychology, Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg
    • 2012-2013 Student Research Assistant at the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, Faculty of Psychology, Department of Experimental Psychology
    • 2008-2010 Student Teaching Assistant at the University of Duisburg-Essen, Faculty of Educational Sciences, Department of Psychology, Work Unit for Clinical and General Psychology
    • 2006-2007 Community Service, Work with Psychiatric Patients in a Sheltered Workshop


    • since 02/2017 - Deutsche Gesellschaft für Psycholgie (DGPs)
  • Teaching Experience

    • SS 2016 - Seminar: "Fallseminar Lernen und Gedächtnis" im lehramtsspezifischen Studiengang LABG 2009 (Bildungswissenschaften, Psychologie)
    • WS 2016/2017 - Seminar: "Angewandte Lern- und Gedächtnispsychologie" im lehramtsspezifischen Studiengang LABG 2009 (Bildungswissenschaften, Psychologie)
    • SS 2017 - Seminar: "Forschung zu Lernen und Gedächtnis verstehen" im lehramtsspezifischen Studiengang LABG 2009 (Bildungswissenschaften, Psychologie)
  • Research

    Research Interests

    • Dynamics in memory and learning processes
    • Experimental methods in Psychology and Cognitve Neuroscience
    • Reconstructive memory and forgetting
    • Thinking and decision making
  • Publications

    Academic Articles

    • Scholz, S., Schneider, S. L. & Rose, M. (2017). Differential effects of ongoing EEG beta and theta power on memory formation. PloS one, 12 (2), e0171913.

    Conference Papers

    • Scholz, S. & Dutke, S. Revisiting the Selective Rehearsal Account of Directed Forgetting using Pupillometry. Talk given at: The 59th Conference of Experimental Psychologists (TeaP); 2017 March 26-28; Dresden, Germany.
    • Schneider, S. L., Scholz, S., & Rose, M. Modality-independent differential effects of ongoing EEG beta and theta power on memory formation. Poster session presented at: Society for Neuroscience; 2016 November 12-16; San Diego, CA.
    • Schneider, S. L., Scholz, S., & Rose, M. Ongoing Beta Power Predicts Subsequent Memory Performance Irrespective of Stimulus Modality. Poster session presented at: Psychologie & Gehirn 2016; 2016 May 26-28; Berlin, Germany.
  • Doctoral Thesis

    My thesis project focuses on the influence of cognitive processes on memory formation. Thereby human memory is understood as an active and reconstructive process during which cognition enables us to edit and manipulate our past experiences. My project investigates different approaches in which cognition influences what is learned and remembered and is therefore able to guide our future behavior. To uncover these processes, I apply different experimental paradigms and research methods.