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Dr. Tim Höfling

Dr. Tim Höfling
Post-Doctoral Researcher
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University of Mannheim
School of Social Sciences
L 13, 14 – 15 – Room 201
68161 Mannheim
  • Research Interests

    • Link between emotional experience and emotional facial expression
    • Methods of facial expression research (in particular video-based automatic facial coding)
    • Processing of emotional stimuli and differential effects on facial expression (Automated Facial Coding & Facial EMG), body activity (SC, HR, Pupilvariation) and the brain (EEG)
    • Emotional response to brands and advertisements and their interactive influence on Key Performance Indicators
  • Academic and Professional Career

    Academic Career

    09/2016 – 06/2020 Doctorate at the University of Mannheim, topic: “Automatic facial coding of emotional facial expressions : a multi-measurement validation of computer vision technology”
    since April 2019 Research Assistant at the Department of Clinical and Biological Psychology at the University of Mannheim
    09/2015 – 03/2019 Research Associate in the project “Perceived Quality of Car Interiors” at the Technical University Pforzheim for the Ford AG in Cologne
    04/2015 – 03/2019 Research Assistant at the Department of Media Management and Advertising Psychology at the Business School Pforzheim, and head of the Consumer Research Lab
    02/2015 Completion of the diploma course in Psychology with the diploma thesis on “Effects of tDCS on emotion regulation”.
    01/2014 – 06/2014 Institute for Medical Psychology and Behavioural Neurobiology in Tübingen in the field of brand research with functional magnetic resonance imaging
    10/2012 – 08/2013 Intern at the Daimler AG in Sindelfingen in the area of acceptance and usability of innovations
    10/2010 – 09/2012 Research Assistant at the Institut für Wissensmedien (IWM) in Tübingen in the field of digital knowledge exchange
    2008 – 2015 Studied Psychology at the Eberhard-Karl University in Tübingen, Germany
  • Publications and Conference Contributions

    Publications

    • Ampferl, R., Rodemann, H. P., Mayer, C., Höfling, T. T. A., & Dittmann, K. (2018). Glucose starvation impairs DNA repair in tumour cells selectively by blocking histone acetylation. Radiotherapy and Oncology, 126(3), 465-470.
    • Höfling, T. T. A., Gerdes, A., Föhl, U., & Alpers, G. W. (2020). Read my face: Automatic facial coding versus psychophysiological indicators of emotional valence and arousal. Frontiers in Psychology, 11, 1388. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2020.01388
    • Höfling, T. T. A. (2020). Automatic facial coding of emotional facial expressions : a multi-measurement validation of computer vision technology [Dissertation]. https://madoc.bib.uni-mannheim.de/55529/
    • Küntzler, T., Höfling, T. T. A., & Alpers, G. W. (2021). Automatic facial expression recognition in standardized and non-standardized emotional expressions. Frontiers in Psychology, 12, 1086.
    • Höfling, T., Alpers, G. W., Gerdes, A. B. M., & Föhl, U. (2021). Automatic Facial Coding Versus Electromyography of Mimicked, Passive and Inhibited Facial Response to Emotional Faces. Cognition and Emotion, 35(5), 874-889. https://doi.org/10.1080/02699931.2021.1902786

    Conference Contributions

    • Hies, O. B., Höfling, T. T. A., Alpers, G. W., Gerdes, A. B. M. (2020). Does fear interfere? – Trait anxiety affects multimodal emotion processing of negative and positive cues. 38. Fachgruppensymposium Klinische Psychologie und Psychotherapie 2020, Mannheim.
    • Höfling, T. T. A., Alpers, G. W., Föhl, U., Gerdes, A. B. M. (2020). Validität von Automatic Facial Coding bei emotionalen Gesichtsausdrücken. 38. Fachgruppensymposium Klinische Psychologie und Psychotherapie 2020, Mannheim.
    • Höfling, T. T. A. & Föhl, U. (2019). Zur Validität von video-basiertem Automatic Facial Coding von Emotionen und dessen Anwendung in der Werbewirkungsforschung. Tagung der Gesellschaft für angewandte Wirtschaftspsychologie 2019, Berlin.
    • Höfling, T. T. A., Alpers, G. W., Gerdes, A., & Föhl, U.(2019). You cannot lie to electrodes: Automatic facial coding versus electromyography of mimicked, passive, and inhibited response to emotional faces. Fachgruppensymposium Psychologie & Gehirn 2019, Dresden.
    • Höfling, T. T. A., Gerdes, A., Föhl, U., & Alpers, G. W. (2018). Read my face: Automatic video-based coding versus electromyographic measurement of facial reactions toward emotional pictures. Fachgruppensymposium Psychologie & Gehirn 2018, Gießen.
    • Alpers, G. W., Gerdes, A. B. M., Büdenbender, B., Flora, G., Höfling, T. T. A., Hengen, K. M., Hies, O. B., Fraunfelter, L.-A., Köther, A. K., Müller, U. W. D., Siebenhaar, K., Meachon, E. (2020). Grundlagen- und Psychotherapieforschung Hand in Hand – trotz Social Distancing : eingereichte Abstracts für das verschobene 38. Fachgruppensymposium Klinische Psychologie und Psychotherapie 2020 (Symposien). https://madoc.bib.uni-mannheim.de/55965
    • Alpers, G. W., Gerdes, A. B. M., Büdenbender, B., Flora, G., Höfling, T. T. A., Hengen, K. M., Hies, O. B., Fraunfelter, L.-A., Köther, A. K., Müller, U. W. D., Siebenhaar, K., Meachon, E. (2020). Grundlagen- und Psychotherapieforschung Hand in Hand – trotz Social Distancing : eingereichte Abstracts für das verschobene 38. Fachgruppensymposium Klinische Psychologie und Psychotherapie 2020 (Poster). https://madoc.bib.uni-mannheim.de/55966