Stephanie Kurzenhäuser-Carstens

Professorin, FOM Hochschule für Ökonomie & Management, Hamburg

Professorin für Gesundheitspsychologie & Methoden
FOM Hochschule für Oekonomie & Management
Hochschulzentrum Hamburg

www.fom.de/hochschulzentren/hamburg/lehrende.html 

 

Vita

Stephanie Kurzenhäuser-Carstens is a Professor for Health Psychology and Methods at the FOM University of Applied Sciences in Hamburg. She was a fellow of the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin (Center for Adaptive Behavior and Cognition) from 1999 to 2004. In her dissertation, she examined how the formats of statistical information can foster or limit the understanding of risk information in medical domains. 

Her current research interests include health risk behaviors and health risk perceptions, e.g. with regard to self-endangering work behavior, recovery strategies and time perspectives. 

  • since 2017: Professor for Health Psychology and Methods, FOM University of Applied Sciences, Hamburg
  • 2013-2017: Professor for Cognitive Psychology and Methods, MSH Medical School Hamburg
  • 2007-2013: Scientific Officer at the Department for Risk Communication, Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR), Berlin
  • 2004-2007: Research Scientist, Institute for Psychology, University of Basel, Switzerland
  • 2003: Dr. phil. in Psychology, Free University Berlin
  • 1999-2004: Predoctoral / Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Adaptive Behavior and Cognition, Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin
  • 1999: Diploma in Psychology (equivalent to Master's Degree), Heidelberg University

 

Ausgewählte Veröffentlichungen

Wegwarth, O., Kurzenhäuser-Carstens, S. & Gigerenzer, G. (2014). Overcoming the knowledge–behavior gap: The effect of evidence-based HPV vaccination leaflets on understanding, intention, and actual vaccination decision. Vaccine, 32, 1388–1393.

Visschers, V. H. M., Wiedemann, P. M., Gutscher, H., Kurzenhäuser, S., Seidl, R., Jardine, C. G., & Timmermans, D. R. M. (2012). Affect-inducing risk communication: Current knowledge and future directions. Journal of Risk Research, 15, 257-271.

Kurzenhäuser, S., & Hoffrage, U. (2012). Designing risk communication in health. In P. M. Todd, G. Gigerenzer, and the ABC Research Group, Ecological Rationality: Intelligence in the World (pp. 428-453). New York: Oxford University Press.

Kurzenhäuser, S. & Epp, A. (2009). Wahrnehmung von Gesundheitsrisiken. Bundesgesundheitsblatt, 52, 1141-1146.

Kurzenhäuser, S. & Dieckmann, A. (2008). Risk communication: simple tools to foster understanding. In J.W. Smoller, B. Rosen-Sheidley and M.T. Tsuang, (eds.), Psychiatric Genetics: Applications in Clinical Practice (pp. 47-65). Arlington: American Psychiatric Publishing Inc.

Spiecker gen. Döhmann, I. & Kurzenhäuser, S. (2007). Das juristische Darstellungsgebot: Zum Umgang mit Risikoinformation am Beispiel der Datenerhebung im Bundesinfektionsschutzgesetz (BInfSchG). In C. Engel, M. Englerth, J. Lüdemann & I. Spiecker gen. Döhmann (Eds.), Recht und Verhalten. Beiträge zu Behavioral Law and Economics (pp. 133-164). Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck.

Goldstein, D. G. Arkes, H. R., Beckenkamp, M., Cooter, R., Ellickson, R. C., Engel, C., Guthrie, C. P., Hertwig, R., Kurzenhäuser, S., & Weber, E. U. (2006). How do heuristics mediate the impact of law on behavior? In G. Gigerenzer and C. Engel (Eds.), Heuristics and the Law (pp. 439-465). Cambridge: MIT Press.

Kurzenhäuser, S., & Hertwig, R. (2006). How to foster citizens’ statistical reasoning: Implications for genetic counseling. Community Genetics, 9, 197-203.

Gigerenzer, G. & Kurzenhäuser, S. (2005). Fast and frugal heuristics in medical decision making. In R. Bibace, J. D. Laird, K. L. Noller & J. Valsiner (Eds.), Science and Medicine in Dialogue: Thinking Through Particulars and Universals (pp. 3-15). Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers.

Hertwig, R., Pachur, T., & Kurzenhäuser, S. (2005). Judgments of risk frequencies: Tests of possible cognitive mechanisms. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 31, 621-642.

Hoffrage, U., Kurzenhäuser, S. & Gigerenzer, G. (2005). Understanding the results of medical tests: why the representation of statistical information matters. In R. Bibace, J. D. Laird, K. L. Noller & J. Valsiner (Eds.), Science and Medicine in Dialogue: Thinking Through Particulars and Universals (pp. 83-98). Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers.

Kurzenhäuser, S. & Lücking, A. (2004). Statistical formats in Bayesian inference. In R. Pohl (Ed.), Cognitive illusions: A handbook on fallacies and biases in thinking, judgment, and memory (pp. 61-77). Hove, Psychological Press.

Kurzenhäuser, S. (2003). Welche Informationen vermitteln deutsche Gesundheitsbroschüren über die Screening-Mammographie? Zeitschrift für ärztliche Fortbildung und Qualitätssicherung, 97, 53-57.

Kurzenhäuser, S., & Hoffrage, U. (2002). Teaching Bayesian reasoning: An evaluation of a classroom tutorial for medical students. Medical Teacher, 24, 531–536.

Hoffrage, U., Kurzenhäuser, S. & Gigerenzer, G. (2001). Positive Mammografie = Brustkrebs? Von den Schwierigkeiten im Umgang mit statistischen Informationen. Managed Care, 3, 23-25.

Kurzenhäuser, S. (2001). Risikokommunikation in der BSE-Krise: Illusorische Sicherheit und Transparenz. Bundesgesundheitsblatt, 44, 336-340.

Hoffrage, U., Kurzenhäuser, S. & Gigerenzer, G. (2000). Wie kann man die Bedeutung medizinischer Testbefunde besser verstehen und kommunizieren? Zeitschrift für ärztliche Fortbildung und Qualitätssicherung, 94, 713-720.