Alexandra Hering, Dipl.-Psych.

Doctoral researcher VCF

Alexandra Hering

Contact information

Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences
University of Geneva
40, Boulevard du Pont-d’Arve
CH-1211 Genève 4

Phone: +41 22 379 88 57

Research Statement

I am interested in cognitive aging with focus on intentional behavior (especially prospective memory), executive functions and cognitive control from behavioral and neuroscientific perspectives. My goal is to better understand how prospective memory and other cognitive control functions develop across the lifespan and how we can improve them by cognitive interventions.

Scientific Education

2011Diploma (equivalent to MSc) in Psychology, Technische Universität Dresden, 2011, Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Matthias Kliegel
2006-2011Studies in Psychology, Technische Universität Dresden

Professional Experience

since 04/12Research assistant and PhD student, Cognitive Aging Lab (Prof. Dr. M. Kliegel), University of Geneva (Switzerland)
10/2011-03/2012Research assistant, Department for Developmental Psychology (Dr. M. Altgassen), Technische Universität Dresden (Germany)

Other Scientific Activities, Honors, Awards

2012Lohrmann-medal for outstanding achievements in scientific qualification, Dresden, Germany
2012Werner-Straub-certificate for outstanding achievements in scientific qualification, Dresden, Germany
2011Scholarship of the Roland Ernst Stiftung for s Graduate Student Fellowship at the Rotman Research Institute, Toronto, CA
2009-2011Scholarship of the German National Academic Foundation

Selected Publications

Kliegel, M., Zinke, K., & Hering, A. (2012). Plastizität. In H.-W. Wahl, C. Tesch-Römer, & J. P. Ziegelmann (Eds.), Angewandte Gerontologie - Interventionen für ein gutes Altern in 100 Schlüsselbegriffen (2. ed., pp. 72-77). Stuttgart: Verlag W. Kohlhammer.

Kliegel, M., Altgassen, M., Hering, A., & Rose, N. S. (2011). A process-model based approach to prospective memory impairment in Parkinson´s disease. Neuropsychologia, 49, 2166-2177.