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Dr. Kerstin Fröber

Froeberkerstin

Raum: PT 4.1.46

Telefon: 0941 943-3251

Telefax: 0941 943-1995

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Research interests:

  • motivational and affective modulations of cognitive control
  • the adaptive balance between cognitive flexibility and stability
  • psychocinematics


Curriculum Vitae

Academic education

  • 2020 Habilitation in Psychology (University of Regensburg)

  • 2013 Doctoral degree in Psychology (Promotion) (University of Regensburg)

  • 2009 Diplom in Psychology (University of Regensburg)

  • 2005 Vordiplom in Psychology (University of Regensburg)

Professional employment history

  • 2013-present PostDoc researcher (University of Regensburg)

  • 09/2018-02/2019 Research stay at the University of Oregon in Prof. Mayr's Cognitive Dynamics Lab (Feodor Lynen Research Fellowship, Humboldt Foundation)

  • 2009-2013 Research associate (University of Regensburg)

  • 2009 Research assistant, Lehrstuhl für Kunstgeschichte (Prof. Wagner), University of Regensburg

  • 2009 Research assistant, Lehrstuhl für Allgemeine Psychologie I (Prof. Greenlee), University of Regensburg

  • 2008-2009 Research assistant, Lehrstuhl für Sozialpsychologie (Prof. Hammerl), University of Regensburg

Ad hoc peer review activities

  • Acta Psychologica

  • Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics

  • Biological Psychology

  • Brain Research

  • Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Neuroscience

  • Cognition & Emotion

  • Emotion

  • Experimental Psychology

  • Frontiers

  • In.Mind

  • Journal of Cognitive Psychology

  • Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition

  • Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance

  • Journal of Personnel Psychology

  • Journal of Psychophysiology

  • Motivation and Emotion

  • National Science Center, Poland

  • NeuroImage

  • PLOS ONE

  • Psychological Research

  • Psychonomic Bulletin & Review

  • Scientific Reports

  • Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology

Professional Memberships

  • European Society for Cognitive Psychology (ESCoP)

  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Psychologie (DGPS)

  • Psychonomic Society

  • Society for Cognitive Studies of the Moving Image (SCSMI)


Publications

  • Fröber, K. (2013). How positive affect modulates cognitive control: New insights into the specificity of positive affect effects. Dissertation, Universität Regensburg. download

Articles (peer-reviewed)

  • Fröber, K., & Dreisbach, G. (2020). How sequentially changing reward prospect modulates meta-control: Increasing reward prospect promotes cognitive flexibility. Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Neuroscience. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.3758/s13415-020-00825-1 full text

  • Jurczyk, V., Mittelstädt, V., & Fröber, K. (2020). Does temporal predictability of tasks influence task choice? Psychological Research. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00426-020-01297-1 full text

  • Chiu, Y.-C., Fröber, K., & Egner, T. (2020). Item-specific priming of voluntary task switches. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 46(4), 434-441. https://doi.org/10.1037/xhp0000725

  • Fröber, K., Pittino, F., & Dreisbach, G. (2020). How sequential changes in reward expectation modulate cognitive control: Pupillometry as a tool to monitor dynamic changes in reward expectation. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 148, 35-49. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpsycho.2019.12.010

  • Fröber, K., & Thomaschke, R. (2019). In the dark cube: Movie theater context enhances the valuation and aesthetic experience of watching films. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1037/aca0000295

  • Fröber, K., Pfister, R., & Dreisbach, G. (2019). Increasing reward prospect promotes cognitive flexibility: Direct evidence from voluntary task switching with double registration. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 72(8), 1926-1944. https://doi.org/10.1177/1747021818819449

  • Dreisbach, G., Fröber, K., Berger, A. & Fischer, R. (2019). Unexpected conflict signals loom larger in a positive context: Evidence from context specific control adjustments. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 45(8), 1398-1409. https://doi.org/10.1037/xlm0000662

  • Dreisbach, G., & Fröber, K. (2019). On how to be flexible (or not): Modulation of the flexibility-stability balance. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 28(1), 3-9. https://doi.org/10.1177/0963721418800030

  • Jurczyk, V., Fröber, K., & Dreisbach, G. (2019). Increasing reward prospect motivates switching to the more difficult task. Motivation Science, 5(4), 295-313. https://doi.org/10.1037/mot0000119
  • Fischer, R., Fröber, K., & Dreisbach, G. (2018). Shielding and relaxation in multitasking: Prospect of reward counteracts relaxation of task shielding in multitasking. Acta Psychologica, 191, 112-123. https://doi.org/10.10167j.actpsy.2018.09.002

  • Mendl, J., Fröber, K., & Dolk, T. (2018). Are you keeping an eye on me? The influence of competition and cooperation on joint Simon task performance. Frontiers in Psychology, 9, 1361. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2018.01361 full text

  • Czaczkes, T, Koch, A., Fröber, K., & Dreisbach, G. (2018). Voluntary switching in an invertebrate. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Learning and Cognition, 44(3), 247-257. https://doi.org/10.1037/xan0000171

  • Fröber, K., Raith, L., & Dreisbach, G. (2018). The dynamic balance between cognitive flexibility and stability: the influence of local changes in reward expectation and global task context on voluntary switch rate. Psychological Research, 82(1), 65-77. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00426-017-0922-2

  • Fröber, K., Stürmer, B., Frömer, R., & Dreisbach, G. (2017). The role of affective evaluation in conflict adaptation: An LRP study. Brain and Cognition, 116, 9-16. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bandc.2017.05.003

  • Fröber, K., & Dreisbach, G. (2017). Keep flexible – keep switching! The influence of forced task switching on voluntary task switching. Cognition, 162, 48-53. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cognition.2017.01.024

  • Fröber, K., & Dreisbach, G. (2016). How performance (non-)contingent reward modulates cognitive control. Acta Psychologica, 168, 65-77. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.actpsy.2016.04.008

  • Fröber, K., & Dreisbach, G. (2016). How sequential changes in reward magnitude modulate cognitive flexibility: Evidence from voluntary task switching. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 42, 285-295. https://doi.org/10.1037/xlm0000166

  • Fröber, K., & Dreisbach, G. (2014). The differential influences of positive affect, random reward, and performance-contingent reward on cognitive control. Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Neuroscience, 14, 530-547. https://doi.org/10.3758/s13415-014-0259-x full text

  • Fröber, K., & Dreisbach, G. (2012). How positive affect modulates proactive control: Reduced usage of informative cues under positive affect with low arousal. Frontiers in Psychology, 3, 265. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2012.00265 download


Invited Talks and Conference Presentations

Invited talks

  • Fröber, K. (2019). In the black box: Cinema context enhances the valuation and aesthetic experience of watching films. Experimental Psychology Unit. Helmut-Schmidt-University of the Federal Armed Forces Hamburg, Hamburg, 11.06.2019.
  • Fröber, K. (2017). How sequential changes in reward prospect modulate cognitive control. Department of General Psychology, Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg, Würzburg. 04.12.2017.
  • Fröber, K. (2016). Der Einfluss sequenziell wechselnder Belohnungserwartung auf Flexibilität beim (freiwilligen) Aufgabenwechsel. Department of General Psychology, Ulm University, Ulm, 17.06.2017.

Conference Presentations (first Authorship only)

  • Fröber, K. & Dreisbach, G. (2019). Increasing reward prospect promotes cognitive flexibility: More evidence from task switching with three tasks. 7th International Symposium on Motivational and Cognitive Control (MCC), Berlin, 16.09.2019. [poster]

  • Fröber, K. & Thomaschke, R. (2019). In the black box: Cinema context enhances the valuation and aesthetic experience of watching films. Annual Meeting of the Society for Cognitive Studies of the Moving Image (SCSMI), Hamburg, 12.06.2019. [poster]

  • Fröber, K., Pfister, R. & Dreisbach, G. (2019). Increasing reward prospect promotes cognitive flexibility: Direct evidence from voluntary task switching with double registration. 61. Tagung experimenteller arbeitender Psychologen (TeaP), London, 17.04.2019. [talk]

  • Fröber, K., Stürmer, B., Frömer, R. & Dreisbach, G. (2018). The role of affective evaluation in conflict adaptation: An LRP study. 59. Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, New Orleans, 17.11.2018. [poster]

  • Fröber, K. & Dreisbach, G. (2018). Voluntary task switching as a tool to investigate the flexibility-stability balance. 4. International conference of the European Society for Cognitive and Affective Neuoscience (ESCAN), Leiden, 21.07.2018. [talk]

  • Fröber, K., Pittino, F. & Dreisbach, G. (2018). How sequential changes in reward expectation modulate cognitive control: pupillometry as a tool to monitor dynamic changes in reward expectation. 60. Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psychologen (TeaP), Marburg, 13.03.2018. [talk]

  • Fröber, K., Stürmer, B., Frömer, R. & Dreisbach, G. (2017). The role of affective evaluation in conflict adaptation: An LRP study. 50. Herbsttreffen experimentelle Kognitionspsychologie (HexKop), Ulm, 04.11.2017. [poster]

  • Fröber, K. & Dreisbach, G. (2017). Voluntary switch rate as an indicator of flexibility versus stability. 20th Meeting of the European Society for Cognitive Psychology (ESCoP), Potsdam, 05.09.2017. [talk]

  • Fröber, K. & Dreisbach, G. (2017). Keep flexible - keep switching! The influence of forced task switching on voluntary task switching. 59. Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psychologen (TeaP), Dresden, 29.03.2017. [talk]

  • Fröber, K. & Dreisbach, G. (2016). Keep flexible - keep switching! 57. Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Boston, 18.11.2016. [poster]

  • Fröber, K. & Dreisbach, G. (2016). Keep flexible - keep switching! The influence of forced task switching on voluntary task switching. 49. Herbsttreffen experimentelle Kognitionspsychologie (HexKop), Tübingen, 05.11.2016. [poster]

  • Fröber, K. & Dreisbach, G. (2016). How positive affect and performance (non-)contingent reward modulate cognitive control. International Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Granada, 08.05.2016. [talk]

  • Fröber, K., Pfister, R. & Dreisbach, G. (2016). How sequential changes in reward magnitude modulate cognitive flexibility: More direct evidence for increased flexibility under increased reward prospect. 58. Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psychologen (TeaP), Heidelberg, 22.03.2016. [talk]

  • Fröber, K. & Dreisbach, G. (2015). How sequential changes in reward magnitude modulate cognitive flexibility: Evidence from voluntary task switching. 19th Meeting of the European Society for Cognitive Psychology (ESCoP), Paphos, 20.09.2015. [talk]

  • Fröber, K. & Dreisbach, G. (2015). How sequential changes in reward magnitude modulate cognitive flexibility: Evidence from voluntary task switching. 57. Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psychologen (TeaP), Hildesheim, 09.03.2015. [talk]

  • Fröber, K. (2014). Antagonistische Anforderungen an kognitive Kontrolle: Flexibilität und Stabilität. 47. Herbsttreffen experimentelle Kognitionspsychologie (HexKop), Trier, 09.11.2014. [talk]

  • Fröber, K. & Dreisbach, G. (2014). The differential influence of positive affect, random reward, and performance-contingent reward on cognitive control. 56. Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psychologen (TeaP), Gießen, 02.04.2014. [talk]

  • Fröber, K. & Dreisbach, G. (2013). Increased novelty bias under positive affect. 55. Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psychologen (TeaP), Wien, 25.03.2013. [poster]

  • Fröber, K. (2012). Affektive Modulation kognitiver Kontrolle. Doktoranden-Workshop Allgemeine Psychologie, Würzburg, 15.6.2012. [talk]

  • Fröber, K. & Dreisbach, G. (2012). How positive affect modulates cognitive control: Reduced reliance on informative cues. 54. Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psychologen (TeaP), Mannheim, 4.4.2012. [talk]

  • Fröber, K. & Dreisbach, G. (2011). Affective modulation of cognitive flexibility. 17th Meeting of the European Society for Cognitive Psychology (ESCoP), San Sebastian, 1.10.2011. [talk]

  • Fröber, K. & Dreisbach, G. (2011). Affektive Modulation der Aufmerksamkeit: Der Einfluss von affektiven Bildern auf endogene Aufmerksamkeitssteuerung. 53. Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psychologen (TeaP), Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, 16.03.2011. [talk].

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