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Michael Kilb

Dr. Michael Kilb, M.Sc.
Adjunct Lecturer and Associate Researcher
University of Mannheim
School of Social Sciences
L 13, 17
68161 Mannheim
  • Education and academic career 

    04/2017 – present

    University of Mannheim

    Academic staff member and doctoral candidate

    at the Chair of Health Psychology, Prof. Jutta Mata

     

    09/2014 – 09/2016
    University of Mannheim

    Master's program in Psychology: Cognitive and Clinical Psychology (M.Sc.)

     

    09/2011 – 08/2014
    University of Mannheim

    Bachelor’s program in Psychology (B.Sc.)

  • Research interests

    Topic of the doctoral dissertation:
    Online social networking sites and health behaviors

     

    Other research interests:
    Psychosocial determinants of eating

    Health behavior change interventions

    Habits (habit formation, habits and health behavior maintenance)

    Multilevel modeling of diary and experience sampling data

  • Publications and conference contributions

    Publications

    Kilb, M., Dickhäuser, O., & Mata, J. (2022). A theory-based video intervention to enhance communication and engagement in online health communities: Two experiments. Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine, 10(1), 199–228. https://doi.org/10.1080/21642850.2022.2032074

    Grund, S., Kilb, M., Breitinger, E., Hundsdörfer, W., Schäfer, H. G., Schols, J. M. G. A., Gordon, A. L., Bauer, J. M., Alpers, G. W. (2021). Evaluation of a new screening instrument for psychological distress in postacute rehabilitation in older person. European Geriatric Medicine. doi.org/10.1007/s41999–021-00554–9

     

    Conference contributions

    Kilb, M., & Labudek, S. (2021). Determinants of habit strength in the formation of a higher-order nutrition habit. Presentation given at the 15th Kongress für Gesundheitspsychologie. Digital conference.

    Kilb, M., Dickhäuser, O., & Mata, J. (2021). A brief communication intervention to increase perceived need-support and engagement in a forum-based health behavior intervention. Presentation given at the 35th Annual Conference of the European Health Psychology Society. Digital conference.

    Kilb, M., Dickhäuser, O., & Mata, J. (2021). Quality over quantity: Increasing need-supportive communication in online communities via a brief intervention video. Presentation given at the 20th Meeting of the International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity – ISBNPA XChange Initiative 2021. Digital conference.

    Kilb, M., Dickhäuser, O., & Mata, J. (2020). A brief communication intervention to increase perceived need-support and engagement in a forum-based health behavior intervention. Poster presented at the 6th CBC Conference 2020 – Behaviour Change for Health: New and emerging science and technologies. Digital conference.

    Kilb, M., Dickhäuser, O., & Mata, J. (2020). Quality over quantity: Increasing need-supportive communication in online support groups via a brief intervention video. Presentation for the 34rd Annual Conference of the European Health Psychology Society (EHPS) [talk cancelled due to Covid-19 pandemic].

    Kilb, M., Dickhäuser, O., & Mata, J. (2020). Quality over quantity: Increasing need-supportive communication in online support groups via a brief intervention video. Video poster presented at the UConn Center for mHealth and Social Media 2020 Virtual Conference: Building an Evidence Base for Commercially Available Technology. Digital conference.

    Kilb, M., Giese, H., & Mata, J. (2019). Posting for health – A field experiment on how social media use affects healthy eating. Presentation given at the 14th Kongress für Gesundheitspsychologie. Greifswald, Germany.

    Kilb, M., & Mata, J. (2019). The effect of young adults’ food-related Instagram use on their fruit & vegetable intake. Poster presented at the 33rd Annual Conference of the European Health Psychology Society (EHPS). Dubrovnik, Croatia.

    Kilb, M., Giese, H., & Mata, J. (2019). Posting for health – A field experiment on how social media use affects healthy eating. Presentation given at the 33rd Annual Conference of the European Health Psychology Society (EHPS). Dubrovnik, Croatia.

    Kilb, M., Giese, H., & Mata, J. (2018). Facebook for better food? – The psychology behind the influence of social media on eating behavior. Talk given at the 51st Congress of the German Psychological Society (DGPs). Frankfurt, Germany.

    Kilb, M., Giese, H., & Mata, J. (2018). Facebook for better food? – The psychology behind the influence of social media on eating behavior. Talk given at the 18th Annual Meeting of the International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA). Hong Kong, China.

    Kilb, M., Giese, H., & Mata, J. (2018). Facebook for better food? – The psychology behind the influence of social media on eating behavior. Poster presented at the 4th CBC Conference 2018 – Behaviour Change for Health: Digital & Beyond. London, United Kingdom.

    Kilb, M., & Mata, J. (2017). Facebook for better food? – Die Psychologie hinter dem Einfluss sozialer Medien auf Essverhalten. Poster presented at the 13th Congress for Health Psychology (Kongress für Gesundheitspsychologie). Siegen, Germany.

  • Courses

    Fall 2021 | Health behavior and mental disorders: Obesity (Level: M.Sc.), University of Mannheim

    Spring 2021 | Health behavior interventions – Theory and practice (Level: M.Sc.), University of Mannheim

    Fall 2020 | Health behavior and mental disorders: Obesity (Level: M.Sc.), University of Mannheim

    Spring 2020 | Health behavior interventions – Theory and practice (Level: M.Sc.), University of Mannheim

    Fall 2019 | Prevention of psychological disorders and health promotion (Level: B.Sc.), University of Mannheim

    Spring 2019 | Project seminar (Level: M.Sc.), University of Mannheim

    Spring 2019 | Health behavior interventions – Theory and practice (Level: M.Sc.), University of Mannheim

    Fall 2018 | Prevention of psychological disorders and health promotion (Level: B.Sc.), University of Mannheim

    Spring 2018 | Biological mechanisms of health behaviors (Level: B.Sc.), University of Mannheim

    Fall 2017 | Prevention of psychological disorders and health promotion (Level: B.Sc.), University of Mannheim

  • Additional information

    Awards

    2017 | Poster award from the Fachgruppe Gesundheitspsychologie of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Psychologie (DGPs)

    Memberships

    European Health Psychology Society (EHPS)
    German Society for Psychology (DGPs)
    International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA)