Mareike Altgassen, Dr. phil.

Past: PI A4 VCF

Mareike Altgassen

Contact information

Assistant Professor at the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour
Radboud University Nijmegen
Montessorilaan 3
6525 HR Nijmegen
The Netherlands

E-Mail: a.altgassen@donders.ru.nl

Scientific Education

2007Doctoral Thesis, University of Zürich (Switzerland), thesis supervisor: Prof. Dr. Matthias Kliegel
2004Diplom: Psychology, University of Heidelberg, Germany, Prof. Dr. Matthias Kliegel
1998 – 2004Psychology, University of Heidelberg, Germany

Professional Experience

Since 10/2012Assistant Professor at the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, Radboud University Nijmegen, Nijmegen, Netherlands
Since 07/2012Assistant Professor, Head of the Intention Memory and Volitional Control Development lab, Department of Psychology, Technische Universität Dresden
10/2011 - 08/2012Deputy Professor of the Chair Developmental Psychology, Head of the Developmental Neuroscience lab, Department of Psychology, Technische Universität Dresden
10/2007 – 09/2011Postdoc, Head of the Developmental Neuroscience lab, Department of Psychology, Technische Universität Dresden
05/2005 – 09/2007PhD student, Dept. of Psychology, University of Zürich (Switzerland)
05/2005 – 07/2006Research Associate, Center for Gerontology, University of Zürich (Switzerland)

Other Scientific Activities, Honors, Awards

Since 2008Wissenschaftliche Gesellschaft Autismus Spektrum (Society for Research in Autism Spectrum Conditions; co-founder and board member)
20071. Posterpreis für Ereignis- versus zeitbasiertes prospektives Erinnern von Menschen mit Autismus [1. Poster Award for Event- versus time-based prospective remembering in people with autistic spectrum disorders]. (Dezember, 2007) 1. Scientific Meeting for Autism Spectrum Conditions in Frankfurt(M), Germany.
Since 2007Several travel grants (German Research Foundation, DFG; German Academic Exchange Service, DAAD)
05/2005 – 2006PhD scholarship; Erich and Hildegard Henssler Foundation
2001Student scholarship; Erich and Hildegard Henssler Foundation

Selected Publications

Kliegel, M., Altgassen, M., Hering, A., & Nate, R. (2011). A process-model based approach to prospective memory impairment in Parkinson’s disease. Neuropsychologia (in press). doi:10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2011.01.024

Wang, L., Altgassen, M., Liu, W., Xiong, W., Akgün, C., & Kliegel, M. (2011). Prospective memory across adolescence: The effects of age and cue focality. Developmental Psychology, 47, 226-232.

Altgassen, M., Phillips, L., Henry, J., Rendell, P., Kliegel, M. (2010). Emotional target cues eliminate age differences in prospective memory. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 63, 1057-1064.

Altgassen, M., Kliegel, M., & Martin, M. (2009). Event-based prospective memory in depression: The impact of cue focality. Cognition and Emotion, 23, 1041-1055.

Altgassen, M., Phillips, L., Kopp, U., & Kliegel, M. (2007). Role of working memory components in planning performance of individuals with Parkinson’s Disease. Neuropsychologia, 45, 2393-2397.