Short CV/Education and training

  • 2000
    Ph.D. in Psychology, Free University of Berlin, Germany

  • 2004
    Habilitation and venia legend in Psychology, University of Greifswald, Germany

  • 2004 – 2007
    Professor of Psychology, JCLL, Jacobs University Bremen, Germany

  • 2011
    Chair of Health Psychology (W3), Department of Psychology, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany, (declined)

  • Since 2007
    Full Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Konstanz, Germany

Selected publications

  • Hartung, F.-M., & Renner, B. (2011). Social curiosity and interpersonal perception: A judge x trait interaction. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 37, 796-814.

  • Renner, B. (2004). Biased reasoning: Adaptive responses to health risk feedback. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 30, 384-396.

  • Renner, B., Hankonen, N., Ghisletta, P., & Absetz, P. (2012). Dynamic psychological and behavioral changes in the adoption and maintenance of exercise. Health Psychology, 31, 306-315.

  • Renner, B., & Reuter, T. (2012). Predicting vaccination using numerical and affective risk perceptions: The case of A/H1N1 influenza. Vaccine, 30, 7019-7026.

  • Renner, B., Spivak, Y., Kwon, S., & Schwarzer, R. (2007). Does age make a difference? Predicting physical activity of South Koreans. Psychology & Aging, 22, 482-493.

  • Renner, B., Schmälzle, R., & Schupp, H. T. (2012). First impressions of HIV risk: It takes only milliseconds to scan a stranger. PLoS ONE 7(1): e30460.

  • Renner, B., Sproesser, G., Strohbach, S., & Schupp, H. T. (2012). Why we eat what we eat: The Eating Motivation Survey (TEMS). Appetite, 59, 117-128.

  • Schmälzle, R., Häcker, F., Renner, B., Honey, C., J., & Schupp, H. T. (2013). Neural correlates of risk percerption during real-life risk communication. The Journal of Neuroscience, 33, 10340-10347.

  • Sproesser, G., Schupp, H. T., & Renner, B. (2014). The bright side of stress induced eating: Eating more when stressed but less when pleased. Psychological Science, 25, 58-65.

  • Schwarzer, R., & Renner, B. (2000). Social-cognitive predictors of health behavior: Action self-efficacy and coping self-efficacy. Health Psychology, 19, 487-495.

Selected projects

  • DFG-Reseach Unit (DFG-Forschergruppe) "The dynamics of risk perception and behavior in the context of mental and physical health" (Riskdynamics) , 2016 – 2019

  • BMBF research project (Verbundprojekt) SMARTACT together with Prof. Dr. Harald Schupp, 2015 – 2018

  • EU-JPI research project DEDPIAC, spokesperson of the work package 2.1 with 24 consortium partners from 11 countries of the EU, 2012 – 2015,

  • BMBF research project (Verbundprojekt) EATMOTIVE together with Prof. Dr. Harald Schupp, 2011 – 2014

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member of the Scientific Advisory Board on Agricultural Policy at the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture, Germany, since 2015

  • Associated board member of the division dietary behavior of the German Nutrition Society (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Ernährung, DGE), since 2012

  • Vice Dean Faculty of Sciences, University of Konstanz, Germany, 2010

  • Chair of the Department of Psychology, University of Konstanz, Germany, 2009 – 2011

  • Lurija Institute of Rehabilitation Science, board member, since 2008

  • Chair of the Subdivision Health Psychology of the German Psychological Association (DGPs), 2007 – 2011

  • President and Past President of the European Health Psychology Society (EHPS), 2006 – 2010


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