Jens Blechert

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Jens Blechert
Fachbereich Psychologie

Hellbrunnerstrasse 34, 5020 Salzburg
Tel.: +(0)662 / 8044 – 5163
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Sprechstunde: nach Vereinbarung
Forschungsgruppe:  Essverhaltenslabor, Gesundheitspsychologie

Academic positions

  • Since 2015 Full Professor, Health Psychology Division, University of Salzburg
  • 2011-15 Assistant (2011-13) and Associate Professor (2013-15) Psychology Department, University of Salzburg
  • 2007-11 Post-doctoral researcher, University of Freiburg (2007-09), Stanford University (2009-11) and Salzburg University (2011)
  • 2002–07 Ph.D. Student, University of Basel

Academic education

  • 2008 Clinical training in cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy, University of Freiburg, Germany
  • 2007 Ph.D. degree, University of Basel, Switzerland
  • 2002 Degree (Diplom) in Psychology, University of Tübingen, Germany

Major research topics

  • Context sensitive mobile eating behavior interventions
  • Neural underpinnings of craving and craving regulation
  • Anorexia and Bulimia Nervosa
  • Ecological Momentary Assessment

Representative Publikationen:

  • Schnepper, R., Georgii, C., Eichin, K., Arend, A.-K., Wilhelm, F. H., Vögele, C., Lutz, A., Van Dyck, Z. & Blechert, J. (2020). Fight, flight, – or grab a bite! Trait emotional and restrained eating style predicts food cue responding under negative emotions. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 14:91. doi: 10.3389/fnbeh.2020.00091
  • Lender, A., Meule, A., Rinck, M., Brockmeyer, T., & Blechert, J. (2018). Measurement of food-related approach-avoidance biases: Larger biases when food stimuli are task relevant. Appetite, 125, 42–47.
  • Reichenberger, J., Schnepper, R., Arend, A.-K. & Blechert, J. (2020). Emotional eating in healthy individuals and patients with an eating disorder – Evidence from psychometric, experimental and naturalistic studies. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society. 1-10. doi: 10.1017/S0029665120007004.
  • Reichenberger, J., Kuppens, P., Liedlgruber, M., Wilhelm, F. H., Tiefengrabner, M., Ginzinger, S., & Blechert, J. (2018). No haste, more taste: An EMA study of the effects of stress, negative and positive emotions on eating behavior. Biological Psychology, 131, 54-62.