Dr. Alica Mertens

Dr. Alica Mertens [✓]

Research Fellow -  Quantitative Research Methods

Contact

Address

Room: A007
Hauptstraße 49
69117 Heidelberg

Research interests

  • emotion and attention
  • eye tracking studies
  • color perception
  • dietary habits
  • new forms of relationship
  • mobility and aging

Recent courses

Below you find a list of courses I am going to teach this semester (Wintersemester 2020/21).

Please refer to the lecture index (LSF) for past courses..
None

Education

10/2013 – 09/2015 Master of Science Psychology ( M.Sc .)

Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main


10/2010 – 09/2013 Bachelor of Science Psychology ( B.Sc .)

Ruprecht-Karls Universität Heidelberg


08/2001 – 07/2010 Abitur (higher education entrance qualification, A-level)

Adolf-Schmitthenner-Gymnasium Neckarbischofsheim


Academic Employment

Since 10/2019 Postdoc in the research project financed by the Carl-Zeiss-Stiftung ("HeiAge")

Experimental and Theoretical Psychology


10/2015 – 09/2019  PhD student; Quantitative Research Methods

Thesis: "Motivated Perception – Discovering emotional bias in mood judgements using the

mood-of-the-crowd paradigm"

Press releases


Conference Contributions

  • Lerche, V., Neubauer, A.B., Bucher, A., & Voss, A. (2019). The diffusion model provides new insights into the field of motivational psychology. Talk at the "Australian Mathematical Psychology Conference (AMPC)" 2019 in Melbourne, Australia.
  • Bucher, A., & Voss, A. (2018). Judging the mood of the crowd: Attention is focused on happy faces. Poster auf der 60. Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psychologen in Marburg.
  • Bucher, A., & Voss, A. (2018). Together is better: Higher committed relationships increase life satisfaction and reduce loneliness. Poster auf dem 51. Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Psychologie in Frankfurt am Main.
  • Lerche, V., Neubauer, A.B., Bucher, A., & Voss, A. (2018). Application of the diffusion model to the field of motivational psychology: Inter-individual differences in the implicit achievement and affiliation motive are associated with cognitive processing. Talk at the "49th European Mathematical Psychology Group Meeting (EMPG)" 2018 in Genova.
  • Bucher, A., Lerche, V., Schott, M., & Voss, A. (2017). The influence of color distance perception on the red-attractiveness effect. Präsentation auf der 59. Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psychologen in Dresden.


Recent publications

  • Mertens, A., von Krause, M., Denk, A., & Heitz, T. (2020). Gender differences in meat-eating behavior and environmental attitudes: the mediating role of the Dark Triad. Personality and Individual Differences. http://doi.org/10.11588/data/KPY585
  • Mertens, A., Hepp, J., Voss, A., & Hische, A. (2020). Pretty crowds are happy crowds: The influence of attractiveness on mood perception. Psychological Research. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00426-020-01360-x
  • Mertens, A., von Krause, M., Meyerhöfer, S., Aziz, C., Baumann, F., Denk, A., Heitz, T., & Maute, J. (2020). Valuing humans over animals - Gender differences in meat-eating behavior and the role of the Dark Triad. Appetite, 146. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.appet.2019.104516
  • Bucher, A., & Voss, A. (2019). Judging the mood of the crowd: Attention is focused on happy faces. Emotion, 19(6), 1044-1059. https://doi.org/10.1037/emo0000507
  • Bucher, A., Voss, A., Spaniol, J., Hische, A., & Sauer, N. (2019). Age differences in emotion perception in a multiple target setting: An eye-tracking study. Emotion. https://doi.org/10.1037/emo0000645
  • Lerche, V., Bucher, A., & Voss, A. (2019). Processing emotional expressions under fear of rejection: Findings from diffusion model analyses. Emotion. https://doi.org/10.1037/emo0000691

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