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Dr. Claudia Sassenrath
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Former member of staff [2013-11-01 - 2016-12-31]

Dr. Claudia Sassenrath

Former Projects

Motivational antecedents of perspective taking

Self-regulation and Leadership

The influence of emotions on knowledge transfer regarding deep brain stimulation

Articles in refereed Journals

Sassenrath, C., Wagner, M., Keller, J., & Sassenberg, K. (2019). It’s a challenge! Empathizing with sad but not with angry individuals results in cardiovascular reactivity consistent with a challenge motivational state. Emotion, 19(6), 982-991. https://dx.doi.org/10.1037/emo0000515 request document
 

Sassenrath, C., Diefenbacher, S., Siegel, A., & Keller, J. (2016). A person-oriented approach to hand hygiene behaviour: Emotional empathy fosters hand hygiene practice. Psychology & Health, 31(2), 205-227. https://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08870446.2015.1088945 request document
 

Sassenrath, C., Hodges, S. D., & Pfattheicher, S. (2016). It's all about the self: When perspective taking backfires. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 25, 405-410. https://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0963721416659253 request document
 

Sassenrath, C., Sassenberg, K., & Scheepers, D. (2016). The impact of regulatory focus on challenge and threat. Swiss Journal of Psychology, 75, 91-95. https://dx.doi.org/10.1024/1421-0185/a000175 request document
 

Pfattheicher, S., Sassenrath, C., & Schindler, S. (2015). Feelings for the suffering of others and the environment: Compassion fosters proenvironmental tendencies. Environment and Behavior, 48, 1-17. https://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0013916515574549
 

Sassenberg, K., Sassenrath, C., & Fetterman, A. (2015). Threat ≠ prevention, challenge ≠ promotion: The impact of threat, challenge, and regulatory focus on attention to negative stimuli. Cognition and Emotion, 29, 188-195. https://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02699931.2014.898612 request document
 

Scholl, A., Sassenrath, C., & Sassenberg, K. (2015). Attracted to power: Challenge / threat and promotion / prevention focus differentially predict the attractiveness of group power. Frontiers in Psychology, 6, 397. https://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2015.00397 Open Access
 

Olderbak, S., Sassenrath, C., Keller, J., & Wilhem, O. (2014). An emotion-differentiated perspective on empathy wth the emotion specific empathy questionnaire. Frontiers in Psychology, 5, 653. https://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2014.00653 Open Access
 

Pfattheicher, S., & Sassenrath, C. (2014). A regulatory focus perspective on eating behavior: How prevention and promotion focus relates to emotional, external, and restrained eating. Frontiers in Psychology, 5:1314. https://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2014.01314 Open Access
 

Sassenrath, C., Sassenberg, K., Ray, D., Scheiter, K., & Jarodzka, H. (2014). A motivational determinant of facial emotion recognition: Regulatory focus affects recognition of emotions in faces. PLOS ONE, 9(11): e112383. https://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0112383 Open Access
 

Sassenrath, C., Sassenberg, K., & Scholl, A. (2014). From a distance …: The impact of approach and avoidance motivational orientation on perspective taking. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 5, 18-26. https://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1948550613486672 request document
 

Sassenrath, C., Sassenberg, K., & Semin, G. (2013). Cool, but understanding..xperiencing cooler temperatures promotes perspective-taking performance. Acta Psychologica, 143, 245-251. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.actpsy.2013.03.011 request document
 

Diefenbacher, S., Sassenrath, C., Siegel, A., Grünewald, M., & Keller, J. (2012). Implizite Einstellung zur Händehygiene als relevanter Prädiktor von Händehygieneverhalten. Hygiene & Medizin, 37, 448-455.
 

Chapters in Edited Books

Kimmerle, J., Bientzle, M., Cress, U., Flemming, D., Greving, H., Grapendorf, J., Sassenrath, C., & Sassenberg, K. (2017). Motivated processing of health-related information in online environments. In J. Buder & F. W. Hesse (Eds.), Informational environments: Effects of use, effective designs (pp. 75-96). Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-64274-1_4
 

Conference Contributions

Sassenrath, C., Greving, H., & Sassenberg, K. (2017, July). Are you concerned? Patient testimonials in medical communication affect recipients’ emotions and memory. European Association of Social Psychology (EASP) Preconference: The self-regulation of health. Granada, Spain. [Talk]
 

Sassenberg, K., Sassenrath, C., & Scholl, A. (2016, September). The relation between regulatory focus and threat vs. challenge: Outcomes of and transitions between states. 50. Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Psychologie (DGPs). Leipzig. [Talk]
 

Sassenrath, C., Greving, H., & Sassenberg, K. (2016, September). "Hast Du's denn selbst erlebt?" Emotionen beeinflussen den Wissenserwerb bezüglich kontroverser Behandlungsmethoden nur, wenn aus persönlicher Sichtweise berichtet wird. 50. Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Psychologie (DGPs). Leipzig. [Vortrag]
 

Sassenrath, C., & Sassenberg, K. (2016, Juli). "Hast Du’s denn selbst erlebt?" Emotionen beeinflussen den Wissenserwerb bezüglich kontroverser Behandlungsmethoden nur, wenn aus persönlicher Sichtweise berichtet wird. Abschlusstagung des BMBF Verbundprojekts ELSA Wissenstransfer: Die tiefe Hirnstimulation – Rekonstruktion des Wissenstransfers von der scientific community in die Öffentlichkeit. Tübingen. [Vortrag]
 

Diefenbacher, S., Sassenrath, C., & Keller, J. (2015, Oktober). Empathie und Händehygiene. Freiburger Infektiologie- und Hygienekongress. Freiburg. [Vortrag]
 

Greving, H., Sassenberg, K., & Sassenrath, C. (2015, September). "Bei vollem Bewusstsein wurde mir der Kopf aufgebohrt": Der Einfluss von persönlichen Berichten in journalistischen Texten auf Emotionen der Leser. 15. Tagung der Fachgruppe Sozialpsychologie. Potsdam. [Vortrag]
 

Sassenberg, K., Sassenrath, C., Scholl, A., & Fetterman, A. (2015, February). The relation between regulatory focus and threat vs. challenge: Outcomes of and transitions between states. 16th Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology. Long Beach, CA, USA. [Poster]
 

Diefenbacher, S., Sassenrath, C., & Keller, J. (2014, September). Der positive Einfluss von Empathie auf das Händehygieneverhalten in kritischen Kontexten. Joint Conference of the German Association of Medical Psychology (DGMP) and German Association of Medical Sociology (DGMS). Greifswald. [Vortrag]
 

Diefenbacher, S., Sassenrath, C., & Keller, J. (2014, August). Empathy as a predictor and trigger of hand hygiene behavior. 28th Conference of the European Health Psychology Society (EHPS). Innsbruck, Austria. [Talk]
 

Diefenbacher, S., Sassenrath, C., & Keller, J. (2014, July). Evidence for the impact of empathy on hand hygiene in critical settings. 17th General Meeting of the European Association of Social Psychology (EASP). Amsterdam, The Netherlands. [Talk]
 

Sassenrath, C., Diefenbacher, S., & Keller, J. (2014, September). Empathie als Konstrukt in der Anwendungsforschung: Ergebnisse zu Empathie als Prädiktor des Händehygieneverhaltens in Gesundheitsberufen und im Alltag. 49. Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Psychologie. Bochum. [Vortrag]
 

Sassenrath, C., & Keller, J. (2014, March). More than compassion: The moderating role of empathized emotion on different outcomes of empathy. Consortium of European Research on Emotion (CERE) Conference. Berlin. [Talk]
 

Sassenrath, C., & Keller, J. (2014, July). More than compassion: The moderating role of empathized emotion on different outcomes of affective empathy. 17th General Meeting of the European Association of Social Psychology (EASP). Amsterdam, The Netherlands. [Poster]
 

Sassenrath, C., Olderbak, S., Keller, J., & Wilhelm, O. (2013, July). Towards an emotion-specific measurement of empathy. 12th European Conference on Psychological Assessment (ECPA). Donostia-San Sebastian, Spain. [Talk]
 

Sassenrath, C., Olderbak, S., Keller, J., & Wilhelm, O. (2013, September). Empathie ist mehr als Mitgefühl: Entwicklung eines Messinstruments zur Erfassung emotions-spezifischer Empathie. 14. Tagung der Fachgruppe Sozialpsychologie der DGPs. Hagen. [Vortrag]
 

Sassenrath, C., & Sassenberg, K. (2013, January). Better stay cool, if you want to understand them..periencing cold temperature facilitates perspective taking. 14th Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology. New Orleans, LA, USA. [Poster]
 

Sassenrath C. (2013, September). Was wissen wir eigentlich über den sozialen Kleister? Neuronale Grundlagen, neue Messmethoden und bemerkenswerte Befunde zu Empathie als interpersonaler Orientierung. 14. Tagung der Fachgruppe Sozialpsychologie der DGPs. Hagen. [Symposium Organisation]
 

Diefenbacher, S., Keller, J., & Sassenrath, C. (2012, July). Empathy and implicit attitudes are relevant for health behavior: Defining lines of action to improve health care workers' hand hygiene behavior. 16th European Conference on Personality (ECP). Trieste, Italy. [Poster]
 

Keller, J., Diefenbacher, S., & Sassenrath, C. (2012, May). Empathy and implicit attitudes as relevant factors regarding a critical type of health behavior (hand hygiene). 24th Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science (APS). Chicago, USA. [Poster]
 

Sassenrath, C., & Sassenberg, K. (2012, January). When promotion focus and avoidance orientation result in the same effect: The case of perspective taking. 13th Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP). San Diego, CA, USA. [Poster]
 

Sassenrath, C., Sasssenberg, K., & Semin, G. (2012, September). Cool, but understanding.xperiencing cooler temperatures promotes perspective taking performance. 14th European Social Cognition Network Transfer of Knowledge Conference (ESCON). Estoril, Portugal.[ [Talk]
 

Sassenrath, C., Sasssenberg, K., & Semin, G. (2012, September). Better stay cool if you want to understand them.mbient temperature as an experiential component of perspective taking. Transfer of Knowledge Conference 2012. Erstoril, Portugal. [Talk]
 

Sassenrath, C., & Sassenberg, K. (2011, September). Erfolgsorientiert und trotzdem verständnisvoll: Der Zusammenhang zwischen dem Promotion Focus und Perspektivenübernahme. 13. Tagung der Fachgruppe Sozialpsychologie der DGPs. Hamburg. [Vortrag]
 

Sassenrath, C., & Sassenberg, K. (2011, July). When promotion focus and avoidance result in the same effects: The case of perspective taking. European Association of Social Psychology (EASP) Small Group Meeting: The application of self-regulation approaches to social psychological phenomena. Stockholm, Sweden. [Talk]
 

Sassenrath, C., & Sassenberg, K. (2011, July). Focusing on personal accomplishment helps understanding other individuals’ perspectives. 16th General Meeting of the European Association of Social Psychology (EASP). Stockholm, Sweden. [Poster]
 

Sassenberg, K., & Sassenrath, C. (2010, September). Annäherungs- und Vermeidungsverhalten gegenüber Gefahren und Chancen unter Bedrohung und im Prevention Fokus. 47. Kongress der deutschen Gesellschaft für Psychologie. Bremen. [Vortrag]
 

Sassenrath, C. (2010, September). Organisation: Widersprüchliche Befunde zum Einfluss von Selbstregulation auf prosoziale Tendenzen. Arbeitsgruppe auf dem 47. Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Psychologie. Bremen. [Symposium Organisation]
 

Sassenrath, C., & Sassenberg, K. (2010, September). Der Einfluss des Regulatorischen Fokus auf Perspektivenübernahme. 47. Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Psychologie. Bremen. [Vortrag]
 

Sassenrath, C., & Sassenberg, K. (2010, August). Going for it but still considering others: Self-regulatory determinants of perspective taking, pro- and antisocial tendencies. 12th European Social Cognition Network Transfer of Knowledge Conference. Gothenburg, Sweden. [Talk]
 

Sassenrath, C., & Sassenberg, K. (2010, June). If I want to know what's on your mind, I better stay away from you.i> SoDoc 2010. Jacobs Universität Bremen. [Talk]
 

Sassenrath, C., & Sassenberg, K. (2009, September). Unterschiede zwischen den motivationalen Zuständen "threat" und "Prevention Fokus". 12. Tagung der Fachgruppe Sozialpsychologie der DGPs. Walferdange, Luxemburg. [Vortrag]
 

Sassenrath, C., & Sassenberg, K. (2009, June). Preventing threat or promoting challenge? Similarities and differences between Prevention Focus and threat and Promotion Focus and challenge. EASP Small Group Meeting: Self-Regulation Approaches to Group Processes. Hohenstein. [Talk]
 

Web Documents

Sassenrath, C. C. (2011). Difference matters! How Different Self-Regulatory Strategies and a Bodily Grounded Experience Enhance Perspective Taking Performance by Facilitating Self-Other Differentiation. http://tobias-lib.uni-tuebingen.de/frontdoor.php?source_opus=6048
 

Dr. Claudia Sassenrath
Dr. Claudia Sassenrath