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Jarvers, Irina


seit 02/2023

Habilitation an der Fakultät für Medizin zum Thema 'Risikofaktoren für die Entstehung von internalisierenden und externalisierenden Störungen'

08/2017 - 10/2017


Harvard, Graduate School of Education, Cambridge, MS, USA

04/2016 - 06/2021

Promotion zum PhD im „Doctoral Training Program in the Learning Sciences“

Titel der Dissertation: „Language, Cognition and Theory of Mind: The Emergence of Mental State Language and Mental State Understanding in the Third Year of Life“

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

10/2014 - 03/2016

Elite Master of Science in „Experimental and Clinical Neurosciences“

Universität Regensburg

Gefördert durch das Ernst Ludwig Ehrlich Studienwerk

10/2013 - 03/2014


Durham University, Vereinigtes Königreich

09/2011 - 08/2014

Bachelor of Science in Cognitive Science“

Universität Osnabrück

Gefördert durch das Ernst Ludwig Ehrlich Studienwerk

Berufliche Tätigkeit

seit 10/2019

Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin (Postdoktorandin) am Lehrstuhl für Kinder- und Jugendpsychiatrie und -psychotherapie

Universitätsklinikum Regensburg

04/2016 - 09/2019

Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin (Doktorandin) am Lehrstuhl für Entwicklungspsychologie und Pädagogische Psychologie

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

06/2015 - 03/2016

Wissenschaftliche Hilfskraft am Lehrstuhl für Entwicklungspsychologie und Pädagogische Psychologie

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

09/2012 - 03/2014

Studentische Hilfskraft am Institut für Kognitionswissenschaft im Arbeitsbereich Computerlinguistik und Kognitionswissenschaft

Universität Osnabrück

09/2012 - 03/2014

Studentische Hilfskraft am Institut für Kognitionswissenschaft in der Arbeitsgruppe Philosophie des Geistes und der Kognition

Universität Osnabrück


Alexithymie, Risikofaktoren für die Entstehung von internalisierenden und externalisierenden Störungen, Autismus, Anorexia nervosa, Theory of Mind


Ecker, A., Jarvers, I., Kocur, M., Kandsperger, S., Brunner, R. & Schleicher, D. (2024). Multifactorial stress reactivity to virtual TSST-C in healthy children and adolescents—It works, but not as well as a real TSST-C. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 160, 106681.


Jarvers, I., Ecker, A., Schleicher, D., Kandsperger, S., Otto, A., & Brunner, R. (2023). Anorexia nervosa during COVID-19: loss of personal control and alexithymia as important contributors to symptomatology in adolescent girls. Journal of Eating Disorders11, 180.


Otto, A., Jarvers, I., Kandsperger, S., Reichl, C., Ando, A., Koenig, J., Kaess, M., & Brunner, R. (2023). Stress-induced alterations in resting-state functional connectivity among adolescents with non-suicidal self-injury. Journal of Affective Disorders, 339, 162-171. doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2023.07.032


Jarvers, I., Ecker, A., Schleicher, D., & Otto, A. (2023). The German COVID-19 Questionnaire for Anorexia Nervosa (COV-AN). 


Jarvers, I., Ecker, A., Schleicher, D., Brunner, R., & Kandsperger, S. (2023). Impact of preschool attendance, parental stress and parental mental health on internalizing and externalizing problems during COVID-19 lockdown measures in preschool children. PLoS One 8(2). https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0281627


Kandsperger, S., Ecker, A., Schleicher, D., Wirth, M., Brunner, R., & Jarvers, I. (2023). Emergency-related inpatient admissions in child and adolescent psychiatry: comparison of clinical characteristics of involuntary and voluntary admissions from a survey in Bavaria, Germany. European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry.


Jarvers, I., Döhnel, K., Blaas, L., Ullmann, M., Langguth, B., Rupprecht, R., &  Sommer, M. (2022). "Why do they do it?": The short-story task for measuring fiction-based mentalizing in autistic and non-autistic individuals. Autism Research, 1-11.


Schleicher, D., Heidingsfelder, E., Kandsperger, S., Jarvers, I., Ecker, A., & Brunner, R. (2023). Non-suicidal self-injury and emotional burden among university students during the COVID-19 pandemic: Cross-sectional online survey. BjPsych Open, 9(1), E1.


Ecker, A., Jarvers, I., Schleicher, D., Kandsperger, S., Schelhorn, I., Meyer, M., Borchert, T., Lüdtke, M., & Shiban, Y. (2022) Problems or prospects? Being a parent in the early phase of the COVID-19 pandemic in Germany. Frontiers in psychology, 13.


Kandsperger, S., Schleicher, D., Ecker, A., Keck, F., Bentheimer, S., Brunner, R., & Jarvers, I. (2022) Emotional reactivity in adolescents with non-suicidal self-injury and its predctors: a longitudinal study. Frontiers in psychiatry, 13.


Jarvers, I., Kandsperger, S., Schleicher, D., Ando, A., Resch, F., Koenig, J., Kaess, M., & Brunner, R. (2022) The relationship between adolescents' externalizing and internalizing symptoms and brain development over a period of three years. NeuroImage: Clincial, 103195.


Kandsperger, S., Madurkay, J., Schleicher, D., Otto, A., Ecker, A., Brunner, R., Jarvers, I.: Treatment Motivation and Burden of Stress among Parents of Adolescents with Non-Suicidal Self-Injury Presenting to a Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Emergency Service. Psychopathology. doi.org/10.1159/000526611


Schleicher, D.*, Ecker, A.*, Kocur, M., Jarvers, I., Nash, C., Götz, L., Otto, A. H., Kandsperger, S. and Brunner, R. (2022). Psychosocial stress induction in vivo vs. in virtuo and the influence of a health app on the acute stress reaction in youths: a study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials 23, 847.


Jarvers, I., Ecker, A., Schleicher, D., Otto, A., & Jarvers, C. (2022, April 26). The Alexithymia Questionnaire for Children – German version (AQC-G).


Krempel, R., Schleicher, D., Jarvers, I., Ecker, A., Brunner, R., & Kandsperger, S. (2022). Sleep quality and neurohormonal and psychophysiological accompanying factors in adolescents with depressive disorders: Study protocol. BJPsych Open, 8(2), E57.


Jarvers, Irina (2021): Language, cognition and theory of mind: the emergence of mental state language and mental state understanding in the third year of life. Dissertation, LMU München: Fakultät für Psychologie und Pädagogik. doi.org/10.5282/edoc.28282


Kaltefleiter, L. J., Schuwerk, T., Wiesmann, C. G., Kristen‐Antonow, S., Jarvers, I., & Sodian, B. (2021). Evidence for goal‐and mixed evidence for false belief‐based action prediction in two‐to four‐year‐old children: A large‐scale longitudinal anticipatory looking replication study. Developmental Science. https://doi.org/10.1111/desc.13224


Schleicher, D., Jarvers, I., Raine, A., & Brunner, R. (2021, November 24). The Cognitive, Affective, and Somatic Empathy Scales – German version (CASES-G). Retrieved from psyarxiv.com/e9vdj. doi.org/10.31234/osf.io/e9vdj


Jarvers, I., Ecker, A., Kaemmerer, M., & Grüning, D. J. (2021, October 13). German Version of the Perth Alexithymia Questionnaire Adapted for Children. Retrieved from psyarxiv.com/yd5kv. doi.org/10.31234/osf.io/yd5kv


Kandsperger, S., Jarvers, I., Schleicher, D., Ecker, A., Wirth, M., & Brunner, R. (2021). Suicidality presented to a Child and Adolescent Psychiatry emergency service: Increasing rate and changing characteristics. Frontiers in Psychiatry12, 1195.


Kandsperger, S., Jarvers, I., Ecker, A., Schleicher, D., Madurkay, J., Otto, A., & Brunner, R. (2021). Emotional Reactivity and Family-Related Factors Associated With Self-Injurious Behavior in Adolescents Presenting to a Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Emergency Service. Frontiers in Psychiatry12, 913.


Goetz, L., Jarvers, I., Schleicher, D., Mikan, K., Brunner, R., & Kandsperger, S. (2021). The role of the endogenous oxytocin system under psychosocial stress conditions in adolescents suffering from anxiety disorder: study protocol for a parallel group controlled trial. BMC Psychology 9, 61. doi.org/10.1186/s40359-021-00564-z.d


Kristen-Antonow, S., Jarvers, I., & Sodian, B. (2019). Preschoolers’ Developing Understanding of Factivity in Mental Verb Comprehension and Its Relation to First-and Second-Order False Belief Understanding: A Longitudinal Study. Journal of Cognition and Development, 1-16.


Sommer, M., Döhnel, K., Jarvers, I., Blaas, L., Singer, M., Nöth, V., ... & Rupprecht, R. (2018). False belief reasoning in adults with and without autistic spectrum disorder: similarities and differences. Frontiers in Psychology, 9:183.


Schuwerk, T., Jarvers, I., Vuori, M., & Sodian, B. (2016). Implicit mentalizing persists beyond early childhood and is profoundly impaired in children with autism spectrum condition. Frontiers in Psychology7:1696. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2016.01696

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Jarvers, Irina


Irina Jarvers


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