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Dr. Daniela Becker

Member of the Social Processes Lab


Since August 2016, Daniela Becker has been working as postdoctoral researcher in the Social Processes Lab at the IWM. Her research focuses on the (e.g., affective) experience, resolution, and consequences of conflicts in the area of self-control, motivation, and decision making. She could, for example, show that the experience of conflict during self-control decisions is associated with lower choice confidence and more negative post-choice emotions. In another project (a collaboration within the postdoc network), she studies how those effects are related to memory processes.


Daniela Becker studied psychology at Cardiff University (BSc, 2009) and at the University of Amsterdam (MSc Research, 2011). During her time as a PhD (also at the University of Amsterdam; 2017), she studied the nature and consequences of self-control conflicts in the eating domain. For that she combined theory and research from cognitive and social psychology. In Amsterdam, she was also involved in other research projects on, for example, illusory control, emotions, and addiction.


Daniela Becker is a member of the IWM postdoc network 'Cognitive Conflicts During Media Use'.




 

Curriculum Vitae   

Projects

Determinants and consequences of decisional conflict

Former Projects

The impact of health threat on knowledge acquisition on the Internet

Articles in refereed Journals

Becker, D., Jostmann, N. B., Hofmann, W., & Holland, R. W. (in press). Spoiling the pleasure of success: Emotional reactions to the experience of self-control conflict in the eating domain. Emotion. https://dx.doi.org/10.1037/emo0000526
 

Becker, D., Jostmann, N. B., & Holland, R. W. (2019). Adaptation in conflict: are conflict-triggered control adjustments protected in the presence of motivational distractors? Cognition and Emotion, 33(4), 660-672. https://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02699931.2018.1482825
 

Becker, D., Grapendorf, J., Greving, H., & Sassenberg, K. (2018). Perceived threat and Internet use predict intentions to get bowel cancer screening (colonoscopy): A longitudinal questionnaire study. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 20 (2):e46. https://dx.doi.org/10.2196/jmir.9144 Open Access
 

Becker, D., Jostmann, N. B., & Holland, R. W. (2018). Does approach bias modification really work in the eating domain? A commentary on Kakoschke et al. Addictive Behaviors, 77, 293-294. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.addbeh.2017.02.025 request document
 

Becker, D., & van der Pligt, J. (2016). Forcing your luck: Goal-striving behavior in chance situations. Motivation and Emotion, 40, 203-211. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11031-015-9527-5 request document
 

Becker, D., Jostmann, N. B., Wiers, R. W., & Holland, R. W. (2015). Approach avoidance training in the eating domain: testing the effectiveness across three single session studies. Appetite, 85, 58-65. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.appet.2014.11.017 request document
 

Kong, G., Larsen, H., Cavallo, D. A., Becker, D., Cousijn, J., Salemink, E., Collot D’Escury-Koenigs, A.L., Morean, M. E., Wiers, R. W., & Krishnan-Sarin, S. (2015). Re-training automatic action tendencies to approach cigarettes among adolescent smokers. The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, 41, 425-432. https://dx.doi.org/10.3109/00952990.2015.1049492 request document
 

Larsen, H., Kong, G., Becker, D., Cavallo, D. A., Cousijn, J., Salemink, E., Collot D'Escury-Koenigs, A., Krishnan-Sarin, S., & Wiers, R. W. (2015). Cognitive bias modification combined with cognitive behavioral therapy: A smoking cessation intervention for adolescents. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 146, e168.
 

Larsen, H., Kong, G., Becker, D., Cousijn, J., Boendermaker, W., Cavallo, D., Krishnan-Sarin, S., & Wiers, R. (2014). Implicit motivational processes underlying smoking in American and Dutch adolescents. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 5. https://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpsyt.2014.00051 Open Access
 

Fischer, A. H., Becker, D., & Veenstra, L. (2012). Emotional mimicry in social context: the case of disgust and pride. Front. Psychology, 3:475. https://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2012.00475 Open Access
 

Förster, J. A., & Becker, D. (2012). When curiosity kills no cat - but mediates the relation between distant future thoughts and global processing across sensory modalities. European Journal of Social Psychology, 43 , 334-341. https://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ejsp.v42.3
 

Fischer, A. H., Gillebaart, M., Rotteveel, M., Becker, D., & Vliek, M. L. W. (2011). Veiled emotions: The effects of covered faces on emotion perception and attitudes. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 3, 266-273. https://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1948550611418534 request document
 

Chapters in Edited Books

Wiers, R. W., Becker, D., Holland, R., Moggi, F., & Lejuez, C. W. (2015). Cognitive motivational processes underlying addiction treatment. In C.A. Köpetz & C.W. Lejuez (Eds.), Addiction. A Social Psychological Perspective (pp. 201-236). Abingdon: Routledge.
 

Becker, D., & van der Pligt, J. (2013). Inspanning gooit hoge ogen: Doelgericht gedrag in kansspelen? Jaarboek Sociale Psychologie 2013. ASPO Press.
 

Becker, D., & Jostmann, N. B. (2010). Motivatie vanuit je Lichaam: Het Dragen van Gewicht is geen Last maar een Lust. Jaarboek Sociale Psychologie 2010. ASPO Press.
 

Articles in Magazines

Becker, D. (2017). Interview zum Thema "Gezond kiezen maakt niet blij". NRC Handelsblad. https://www.nrc.nl/nieuws/2017/02/07/gezond-kiezen-maakt-niet-blij-6587446-a1544914
 

Becker, D. (2017). Interview zum Thema "Zo weersta je (wetenschappelijk onderbouwd) de chocoladetaart". Folia. http://www.folia.nl/wetenschap/107715/zo-weersta-je-wetenschappelijk-onderbouwd-de-chocoladetaart
 

Conference Contributions

Becker, D. (2019, January). The benefits and limitations of taking a cognitive perspective on self-control conflicts. Invited talk at the University of Freiburg. Freiburg, Germany. [Talk]
 

Becker, D., Neubrand, J., & Schüler, A. (2019, July). The effect of decisional conflict on memory. EASP Small Group Meeting ‘Cognitive Conflicts’. Tübingen, Germany. [Talk]
 

Becker, D., & Bernecker, K. (2018, December). The ability to pursue hedonic goals - A necessary counterbalance to the concept of trait self-control? Associatie van Sociaal-Psychologische Onderzoekers (ASPO). Nijmegen, The Netherlands. [Talk]
 

Becker, D., & Bernecker, K. (2018, June). The ability to pursue hedonic goals - A necessary counterbalance to the concept of trait self-control? 30th Annual Meeting of the Association for Psychological Science (APS). San Francisco, USA. [Poster]
 

Becker, D., & Bernecker, K. (2018, September). The ability to pursue hedonic goals - A necessary counterbalance to the concept of trait self-control? European Social Cognition Network (ESCON). Köln. [Talk]
 

Becker, D., & Sassenberg, K. (2018, September). Conflict mindset and (self-control) decision making. 51. Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Psychologie (DGPs). Frankfurt am Main. [Talk]
 

Bernecker, K., & Becker, D. (2018, June). The ability to pursue hedonic goals - A necessary counterbalance to the concept of trait self-control? 30th Annual Meeting of the Association for Psychological Science (APS). San Francisco, USA. [Talk]
 

Bernecker, K., & Becker, D. (2018, September). The ability to pursue hedonic goals - A necessary counterbalance to the concept of (trait) self-control? 51. Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Psychologie (DGPs). Frankfurt am Main. [Talk]
 

Bernecker, K., & Becker, D. (2018, June). The ability to pursue hedonic goals - A necessary counterbalance to the concept of trait self-control? 11th Annual Meeting of the Society for the Science of Motivation (SSM). San Francisco, USA. [Poster]
 

Becker, D. (2017, September). Conflict mindsets and (self-control) decision making. 16. Tagung der Fachgruppe Sozialpsychologie. Ulm. [Vortrag]
 

Becker, D., Jostmann, N., Hofmann, W., & Holland, R. (2017, August). Torn: Emotional Reactions to the Experience of Self-control Conflict. 18th General Meeting of the European Association of Social Psychology (EASP). Granada, Spain. [Talk]
 

Holland, R., Chen, Z., Becker, D., Jostmann, N., Wiers, R., Dijksterhuis, A., & Veling, H. (2017, July). Training your unhealthy preferences away? Changing evaluations towards food by employing training procedures. 18th General Meeting of the European Association of Social Psychology (EASP). Granada, Spain. [Talk]
 

Becker, D., Jostmann, N., Hofmann, W., & Holland R. (2016, September). Torn: Emotional and behavioral consequences of self-control conflict. 50. Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Psychologie (DGPs). Leipzig. [Talk]
 

Organisation of Conferences

Becker, D., Winter, K., & Sassenberg, (2019). EASP: Small Group Meeting: Cognitive Conflict. Leibniz-Institut für Wissensmedien, Tübingen, Germany, 04.-06.06.2019.
 

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Dr. Daniela Becker

Dr. Daniela Becker

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