Ann-Kathrin Arend

Ann-Kathrin Arend, MSc.
PhD student
Department of Psychology

Hellbrunner Strasse 34, 5020 Salzburg, Austria
Tel.: +43 662 80445102
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Consultation hour: on appointment
Research group: Eating Behavior Laboratory Salzburg

Education:

  • 2016-2018 Master Psychology at the Paris-Lodron Universität Salzburg
  • 2013-2016 Bachelor Psychology at the Paris-Lodron Universität Salzburg

Academic Position:

  • since 2018 PhD student in the ERC-funded project “Transdiagnostic view on eating disorders and obesity and new approaches for treatment”; CCNS (Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience), Department of Psychology; Division of Clinical Psychology, Psychotherapy, and Health Psychology, Paris-Lodron University of Salzburg
  • 2018 Student assistant Department of Psychology; Division of Clinical Psychology, Psychotherapy, and Health Psychology, Paris-Lodron University of Salzburg

Research:

Since my bachelor’s studies, I am interested in eating behavior. For my master thesis, I researched the interactive influences of social and emotional context factors on eating behavior in everyday life applying ecological momentary assessment (EMA). My current research focus lies on emotional eating and potential moderating factors of the emotion-eating relationship in healthy, obese and eating disordered individuals. I employ smartphone based technology (EMA, EMI, JITAI), experimental designs (emotion induction, picture rating), psychophysiological measures (EMG, EOG, ECG) and clinical diagnostic interviews (SCID, EDE).

Key publications:

  • Arend, A.-K., Blechert, J., Pannicke, B., & Reichenberger, J. (2021). Increased screen use on days with increased perceived COVID-19-related confinements–A day level ecological momentary assessment study. Frontiers in Public Health8, 1062.  pdf.
  • 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.  pdf.
  • 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.  pdf.