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Ulrich Müller, M.Sc.

Ulrich Müller, M.Sc.

Doctoral Candidate
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University of Mannheim
School of Social Sciences
L 13, 15–17 – Room 212
68161 Mannheim
  • Research Interests

    • Emotions and visual perception
    • Emotions and cognitive biases
    • Influence of emotions on conscious and subconscious personal attitudes
    • Psychobiological methods for anxiety and anxiety disorders
    • Exposure therapy and other clinical interventions
  • Academic and Professional Career

    Academic Career

    2023 – present Research Associate, MZES, University of Mannheim
    2022 – present Postgraduate training as Psychological Psychotherapist ZPP Mannheim
    2018 – present Research Associate, Department of Biological and Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, University of Mannheim
    2018 Young Scholar Award (2018) in Social Sciences of the Graduate School of Economic and Social Sciences (GESS)
    2018 Adjunct Lecturer, Department of Biological and Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, University of Mannheim
    2017- present PhD Student, Department of Biological and Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, University of Mannheim
    2017 – 2018 Scholarship of the Centre for Doctoral Studies in Social and Behavioral Sciences (CDSS)
    2014 -2016 M.Sc. Clinical Psychology, Radboud University Nijmegen
    2014 – 2016 Research Assistant, Radboud University Nijmegen
    2013 – 2015 M.Sc. Behavioural Science, Radboud University Nijmegen
    2008 – 2012 B.Sc Psychology, Radboud University Nijmegen
  • Publications and Conference Contributions

    Publications

    • Müller, U. W. D., Bahnsen, O., & Alpers, G. W. (2022). State anxiety by itself does not change political attitudes: A threat of shock experiment. Frontiers in Psychology, 13, 1006757. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2022.1006757
    • Müller, U. W. D., Gerdes, A. B. M., & Alpers, G. W. (2022). Time is a great healer: Peak-end memory bias in anxiety – Induced by threat of shock. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 159, 104206. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.brat.2022.104206
    • Müller, U. W. D., Gerdes, A. B. M. & Alpers, G. W. (2022). You see what you avoid: Fear of spiders and avoidance are associated with predominance of spiders in binocular rivalry. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 86(Article 102513). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.janxdis.2021.102513
    • Müller, U. W. D., Witteman, C. L. M., Spijker, J., & Alpers, G. W. (2019). All’s Bad That Ends Bad: There Is a Peak-End Memory Bias in Anxiety. Frontiers in Psychology, 10, 1272. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2019.01272

    Conference Contributions

    • Second German Psychotherapy Conference, Berlin, Germany. Poster: Müller, U. W. D., Gerdes, A. B. M., & Alpers, G. W. (2023). Believing is seeing – Cognition and not perception underlies the size estimation bias in fear of spiders
    • First German Psychotherapy Conference, Berlin, Germany. Poster: Müller, U. W. D., Gerdes, A. B. M., & Alpers, G. W. (2022). Setting the tone: Perceptual bias of emotional faces and voices in continuous flash suppression and the role of trait anxiety
    • Wissenschaftskonferenz des Zentrums für Analyse und Forschung am Bundesamt für Verfassungsschutz 2021, Berlin, Germany. Talk: Bahnsen, O., Müller, U. W. D., Alpers. G. W. (2021). Angst erklärt einstellungsbezogene Radikalisierung nicht: Experimentelle Befunde zum Einfluss von Schockandrohung auf explizite und implizite politische Einstellungen
    • 38. Symposium Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy of the German Psychological Society, Mannheim, Germany. Talk: U. W. D. Müller, Gerdes, A. B. M., Fraunfelter L.-A., & Alpers, G. W. (2021). Not so bad after all: Peak-End Memory Bias for Anxiety experimentally induced by Threat of Shock
    • Müller, U. W. D., Gerdes, A. B. M., Fraunfelter, L.-A., & Alpers, G. W. (2020). Do not fear the ending: Peak-end memory bias for anxiety by threat of shock. Grundlagen- Und Psychotherapieforschung Hand in Hand – Trotz Social Distancing: Eingereichte Abstracts Für Das Verschobene 38. Fachgruppensymposium Klinische Psychologie Und Psychotherapie 2020 Band I: Symposienbeiträge (p. 148)
    • Fraunfelter, L.-A., Gerdes, A. B. M., L.-A. Müller, U. W. D., & Alpers, G. W. (2020). Specific phobia not so specific after all: Evidence for fear generalization in spider and dog phobia. Grundlagen- Und Psychotherapieforschung Hand in Hand – Trotz Social Distancing: Eingereichte Abstracts Für Das Verschobene 38. Fachgruppensymposium Klinische Psychologie Und Psychotherapie 2020 Band I: Symposienbeiträge (p. 150–151)
    • Annual Scientific Meeting of the International Society of Political Psychology, 2020, Berlin, Germany. Talk: Müller, U. W. D., Bahnsen, O., Alpers, G. W. (2020) Anxiety Politics – Evidence from a Pre-Registered Experiment on the Impact of Threat of Shock on Political Attitudes
    • 37. Symposium Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy of the German Psychological Society, Erlangen, Germany. Poster: Müller, U. W. D., Gerders, A. B. M., and Alpers G. W. (2019) Binocular rivalry in specific phobia revisited: Replication and extension
    • 36. Symposium Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy of the German Psychological Society, Landau, Germany. Poster: Müller, U. W. D., Witteman C. L. M., Spijker J., and Alpers, G. W. (2018) All's bad that ends bad: The peak-end memory bias for anxiety