Prof. Dr. Christine Stelzel

General Psychology and Neurocognitive Psychology

IPU Berlin
Stromstr. 3b - Room 1.06
10555 Berlin
Tel.: +49 30 300 117-735
E-Mail: christine.stelzel(at)

Teaching Focus

My teaching focus is in experimental psychology (Bachelor Psychology). I regularly give lectures on „Learning and Memory“, „Motivation and Emotion“ and specialized neurocognitive seminars.

A major aim of my teaching is to make the students familiar with an empirical approach to emotion and cognition, testing well-defined hypotheses in order to elucidate the relationship between behavior and neurocognitive processing. Knowledge of cognitive psychology theories represents a precondition for understanding experimental findings as well as for understanding neuropsychological symptoms in the course of various disorders.

I hope that I am able to pass on to the students my enthusiasm for psychological theory construction, as well as for experimental work. I am happy to supervise empirically working interns and theses projects.

Research Focus

I utilize various methodological approaches (e.g. behavioral experiments, functional imaging, genetics, questionnaires) in order to study general mechanisms of cognitive processing, as well as to identify neurocognitive principles of intra- and inter-individual variability.

Recent research topics include:

  • Selbstkontrolle: Neurokognitive Komponenten von Selbstkontrolle, interindividuelle Unterschiede
  • Intentionsverarbeitung / Prospektives Gedächtnis
  • Media-Multitasking: Kognitive und motivationale Prozesse bei simultaner Mediennutzung (u.a. Projekt MOMEDIA)

Sprechstunde montags von 10.00 Uhr bis 11.00 Uhr während der Vorlesungszeit im Wintersemester