Dr. Cornelia Sindermann

Scientific degrees

2019-04 Doctor rerum naturalium (summa cum laude/with highest distinction)
Ulm University
2016-03 Master of Science, Psychology
Ulm University
2014-10 Bachelor of Science, Psychology
Ulm University

Scientific career

since 2019-04 Postdoctoral researcher and lecturer at the Department of Molecular Psychology at Ulm University, Ulm, Germany (head of the department: Prof. Dr. Christian Montag)
2021-10 - 2022-03 Visiting postdoctoral scholar at the Department of Psychology at the University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio, USA (head of the department: Prof. Dr. Jon D. Elhai)
2016-03 - 2019-04 Doctoral candidate at the Department of Molecular Psychology at Ulm University, Ulm, Germany
2016-03 - 2018-03 Four research stays at the neuSCAN Laboratory at the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC), Chengdu, China (heads of the department: Prof. Dr. Benjamin Becker and Prof. Dr. Keith Kendrick; length of research stays in total: 15 months)
2014-10 - 2016-03 Student assistant at the Department of Molecular Psychology at Ulm University, Ulm, Germany


Cornelia Sindermann
Research assistant 

Cornelia Sindermann
☎ +49-(0)731/50 26554

Π 1.40 Helmholtzstraße 8/1

Consultation hours
on appointment

Research and teaching related expertise and qualifications

since 2021-08 Member of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology
2021-07 Completion of lectures in course of the data science summer school of the Hertie School Data Science Lab (https://socialdatascience.network/summerschool.html)
2019-08 - 2020-01 Completion of online courses on data science on www.coursera.org (lecturers from the Johns Hopkins University)
2019-09 Completion of a one-week workshop of the Didactics Department, Ulm University, Ulm, Germany to acquire new teaching skills
since 2019-05 Member of the DiDaT Project (“Digital Data as subject of Transdisciplinary processes”; www.didat.eu/homepage.html)
since 2018-03 Member of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Psychologie (DGPs) sections “Personality Psychology and Psychological Diagnostics” and “Biopsychology and Neuropsychology”; member of the section “Media Psychology” since March 2021
2018-03    Participation in the 15th Ph.D. student workshop of the section “Personality Psychology and Psychological Diagnostics” of the DGPs
Languages German (native), English (C1), Chinese (A1)
IT/Software IBM SPSS (Expert), R (Proficient), Microsoft Office (Expert), E-Prime (Proficient), SurveyCoder + Insights-App (Proficient), Qualtrics (Novice), html + css (Novice)
Laboratory DNA purification, genotyping (Polymerase-Chain Reaction, Melt Curve Analysis, Gel Electrophoresis), hormone level analysis from saliva samples (Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assays), hormone challenge tests with a focus on oxytocin

Awards and Funding

2021-10 - 2022-03 Scholarship of the German Academic Exchange Service (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst; DAAD) for postdoctoral researchers to conduct research abroad (USA)
2020-12 - 2022-02 Research funding by the Vodafone Foundation Germany to conduct the research project titled: “The evaluation and consideration of trade-offs when using social media in adolescents: A study on the evaluation of different scenarios on the offers and the usage of social media” (granted amount of money: roughly 52,000€)
2019 Bonus for excellent teaching performance of the Faculty of Engineering, Computer Science and Psychology at Ulm University, Ulm, Germany
2016-11 - 2018-09

Doctoral scholarship of the German Academic Scholarship Foundation (Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes)