Dr Katharina Schnitzspahn
- Chair of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee; Athena SWAN Lead; Race Equality Champion
- Research in Schools Coordinator
- Member of the Research Committee
Prizes and Awards
2021 Best Supervisor (Postgraduate Research), AUSA and University of Aberdeen Excellence Award.
- Cognitive Aging (executive self-regulation, memory)
- Emotion and cognition interactions across the lifespan
- Applied cognition, metacognition and strategy use across the lifespan (implementation intentions, imagery, future thinking)
My experimental research adresses cognitive and emotional development across the lifespan and how this is influenced by strategies and metacognitive factors. I am using behavioral and psychophysiological measures in lab-based and applied settings to examine questions like:
Are we more forgetful when we are happy or sad? Is our memory impaired under stress?
Which cognitive processes are underlying memory performance? Can memory performance in children, young and older adults be enhanced with the help of specific strategies?
Are age declines observed in some lab-based cognitive tasks related to actual everyday functioning in older adults?
Funding and Grants
Since 2019 Are we forgetful when feeling happy or sad? Investigating mood and prospective memory in aging. Carnegie Research Incentive Grant. (GZ: RIG008614). Principal Investigator.
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The Detrimental Effects of Mood on Prospective Memory Are Modulated by AgeEmotion, vol. 21, no. 3, pp. 569-583Contributions to Journals: Articles
Redefining the pattern of age-prospective memory-paradox: new insights on age effects in lab-based, naturalistic, and self-assigned tasksPsychological Research, vol. 84, pp. 1370-1386Contributions to Journals: Articles
Explaining age differences in working memory: The role of updating, inhibition, and shiftingPsychology & Neuroscience, vol. 12, no. 2, pp. 191-208Contributions to Journals: Articles
Episodic future thinking improves children’s prospective memory performance in a complex task setting with real life task demandsPsychological Research, vol. 83, no. 3, pp. 514-525Contributions to Journals: Articles
Examining the role of rehearsal in old–old adults’ working memoryEuropean Journal of Ageing, vol. 16, no. 1, pp. 63-71Contributions to Journals: Articles
Laboratory vs. naturalistic prospective memory task predictions: young adults are overconfident outside of the laboratoryMemory, vol. 27, no. 5, pp. 592-602Contributions to Journals: Articles
Prospective Memory Predictions in Aging: Increased Overconfidence in Older AdultsExperimental Aging Research, vol. 45, no. 5, pp. 436-459Contributions to Journals: Articles
The delay period as an opportunity to think about future intentions: Effects of delay length and delay task difficulty on young adult’s prospective memory performancePsychological Research, vol. 82, no. 3, pp. 607-316Contributions to Journals: Articles
Time-based prospective memory in children and adolescents with 22q11.2 deletion syndromeClinical Neuropsychologist, vol. 32, no. 5, pp. 981-992Contributions to Journals: Articles
The interplay of intention maintenance and cue monitoring in younger and older adults' prospective memoryMemory & Cognition, vol. 45, no. 7, pp. 1113-1125Contributions to Journals: Articles