Sylvia Kreibig, Ph.D.

  • Postdoctoral Scholar

Biographical Note

My undergraduate and graduate studies focused on psychology, philosophy, and computer science which I studied at the University of Kiel, Germany and at Stanford University. At Stanford, I was introduced to psychophysiological research on emotion at the Laboratory of Clinical Psychopharmacology and Psychophysiology and the Stanford Psychophysiology Laboratory, working with Tom Roth, Frank Wilhelm, and James Gross. I obtained my diploma in psychology with a minor in computer science from the University of Kiel, Germany, in April 2005. My thesis on "Situational and individual response specificity to emotional films: Effects on experiential, cardiovascular, electrodermal, respiratory and muscular responses" consisted of an in-depth analysis of autonomic nervous system reactivity during film-induced states of fear and sadness. Following my diploma in psychology, I spent a year of doing research and studies in computer science at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) in Bangalore, India, where I worked in the field of pattern classification, data mining, and complex systems. Subsequently, I joined Guido Gendolla's and Klaus Scherer's groups as a PhD student at the Swiss Center for Affective Sciences at the University of Geneva. I defended my PhD thesis on "Emotion, motivation, and appraisal: A psychophysiological analysis of differential emotion elicitation in the context of achievement motivation" in December 2009. Since March 2010, I am working as a postdoctoral researcher at the Stanford Psychophysiology Laboratory with James Gross.

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