Dr. Birte Siem

Dr. Birte Siem

Lehrkraft für besondere Aufgaben, Betreuung B.Sc.-Arbeiten
Email: birte.siem@fernuni-hagen.de
Tel.: +49 2331 987 - 4560
Fax.: +49 2331 987 - 4730
Sprechzeiten: nach Vereinbarung

Courses (B.Sc. Psychology)

  • 3407 Einführung in die Sozialpsychologie I: Personale und interpersonale Prozesse (Introduction to Social Psychology I: Intra- and Interpersonal Processes)
  • 3408 Einführung in die Sozialpsychologie II: Intragruppale und intergruppale Prozesse (Introduction to Social Psychology II: Intra- and Intergroup Processes)
  • 3409 Sozialpsychologische Vertiefung II: Intergruppenkonflikte und Intervention (Advanced Social Psychology Seminar: Conflicts between Groups and Conflict Resolution)
  • 3410 Sozialpsychologische Vertiefung I: Prosoziales Verhalten (Advanced Social Psychology Seminar: Prosocial Behavior)

Academic career

  • Since January 2017: Lecturer at the Department of Social Psychology and the Department of Community Psychology at the University of Hagen
  • January 2016 - December 2016: Lecturer at the Department of Social Psychology and the Department of Health Psychology at the University of Hagen
  • May 2010 - December 2015: Research associate at the Department of Social Psychology at the University of Hagen
  • October 2009 - March 2010: Research associate at the Department of Social Psychology at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena
  • February 2008 - September 2009: Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, International Graduate College "Conflict and Cooperation Between Social Groups", Friedrich Schiller University Jena
  • 2008: Ph.D. in Psychology at the University of Hagen

Research interests

  • Prosocial behaviour within and between groups (with a particular focus on outgroup helping and intergroup solidarity)
  • Social inequality: Member of the DFG network "Intra- and Intergruppenprozesse im Kontext sozialer Ungleichheit": http://www.soziale-ungleichheit.psychologie.uni-wuerzburg.de/
  • Effects of empathy on self-related responses
  • Empathy and trust

Publications

Aydin, A. L., Ullrich, J., Siem, B., Locke, K. D., Shnabel, N. (accepted). The effect of social class on agency and communion: Reconciling rank-based and indentity-based persepctives. Social Psychological and Personality Science.

Noor, M., Kteily, N., Siem, B., & Mazziotta, A. (accepted). "Terrorist" or "mentally ill": Motivated biases rooted in partisanship shape attributions about violent actors. Social Psychological and Personality Science.

Mehnert*, L., Siem*, B., Stürmer, S., & Rohmann, A. (accepted). The impact of client-counselor similarity on acceptance of counseling services for women living with HIV. AIDS Care. *shared first authorship.

Van Egmond, M. C., Rohmann, A., & Siem, B. (in Druck). Soziale Ungleichheit und Diversität. In C.-W. Hohlmann, C. Salewski & M. A. Wirtz (Hrsg.), Psychologie in der Gesundheitsförderung. Bern: Hogrefe Verlag.

Siem, B., Mazziotta, A., Barbarino, M.-L., & Rohmann, A. (in Druck). "Zusammengepfercht wie die Tiere" - Der Einfluss medialer Berichterstattung auf die Entmenschlichung von Geflüchteten. The Inquisitive Mind.

Siem, B. (in Druck). Freiwilliges Engagement im Kontext von Flucht und Migration. In A. Rohmann & S. Stürmer (Hrsg.), Die Flüchtlingsdebatte in Deutschland - Sozialpsychologische Perspektiven. Beiträge zur Angewandten Psychologie (Band 2). Frankfurt a M.: Peter Lang.

Siem, B., & Rohmann, A. (in Druck). Selbst und Identität. In J. Strohmer (Hrsg.), Psychologie-Wissen für Fachkräfte in Kita, Krippe und Hort. Bern: Hogrefe.

Stürmer, S., & Siem, B. (2017). A group-level theory of helping an altruism within and across group-boundaries. In E. van Leeuwen & H. Zagefka (Eds), Intergroup helping. New York: Springer.

Siem, B., Stürmer, S., & Pittinsky, T. L. (Eds.). (2016). Proactive behavior across group boundaries: Seeking and maintaining positive interactions with outgroup members [Special issue]. Journal of Social Issues.

Siem, B., Stürmer, S., & Pittinsky, T. L. (2016). The psychological study of positive behavior across group boundaries: An overview. Journal of Social Issues.

Stürmer, S., Rohmann, A., Mazziotta, T., Siem, B., & Barbarino, M.-L. (2016). Fear of infection or justification of social exclusion? The symbolic exploitation of the Ebola epidemic. Political Psychology.

Lotz-Schmitt*, K., Siem*, B., & Stürmer*, S. (2015). Empathy as a motivator of dyadic helping across group boundaries – The dis-inhibiting effect of the recipient’s perceived benevolence. Group Processes & Intergroup Relations. Advance online publication. *all authors contributed equally to this work.

Siem, B., Lotz-Schmitt, K., & Stürmer, S. (2014). To help or not to help an outgroup member: The role of the target´s individual attributes in resolving potential helpers´ motivational conflict. European Journal of Social Psychology, 44, 297-312.

Stürmer, S., Benbow, A. E. F., Siem, B., Barth, M., Bodansky, A. N., & Lotz-Schmitt, K. (2013). Psychological foundations of xenophilia: The role of major personality traits in predicting favorable attitudes toward cross-cultural contact and exploration. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 105, 832-851.

Siem, B., von Oettingen, M., Mummendey, A., & Nadler, A. (2013). When status differences are illegitimate, group’s needs diverge: Testing the needs-based model of reconciliation in contexts of status inequality. European Journal of Social Psychology, 43, 137-148.

Stürmer, S., & Siem, B. (2013). Sozialpsychologie der Gruppe. München: Ernst Reinhardt.

Stürmer, S., & Siem, B. (2012). Civil society responses to the HIV/AIDS crisis: The role of social representations in shaping collective and individual actions. In K. J. Jonas & T. A. Morton (Eds.), Restoring civil societies: The psychology of intervention and engagement following crisis (pp. 237-249). Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.

Siem, B., & Stürmer, S. (2012). Cross-cultural volunteerism: Examining the effects of intercultural (dis)similaritie’s on volunteers motivations to support international students. Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 34, 544-557.

Siem, B., & Stürmer, S. (2012). Meeting recipient’s needs in dyadic cross-group helping: When the nature of the helper’s motivation matters. Group Processes & Intergroup Relations, 15, 762-775.

Stürmer, S., & Siem, B. (2009). Kollektives Handeln und Gruppensolidarität - Motivationsprozesse und Interventionsstrategien am Beispiel politischer und sozialer Partizipation im Kontext der AIDS-Hilfe-Bewegung. In A. Beelmann & K. J. Jonas (Hrsg.), Diskriminierung und Toleranz. Psychologische Grundlagen und Anwendungsperspektiven (S. 511-531). Wiesbaden: VS Verlag.

Siem, B. (2008). Prosoziale Emotionen und interkulturelles Helfen. Dissertation, FernUniversität in Hagen. deposit::hagen.

Stürmer, S., & Siem, B. (2007). Krankheitsprävention und -bewältigung als individuelle und kollektive Aufgaben. Politische Partizipation und ehrenamtliches Engagement im Kontext der AIDS-Hilfe-Bewegung. In T. von Lengerke (Hrsg.), Public Health Psychology: Individuum und Bevölkerung zwischen Verhältnissen und Verhalten (S. 216-227). Weinheim: Juventa.

Stürmer, S., Snyder, M., Kropp, A., & Siem, B. (2006). Empathy-motivated helping: The moderating role of group membership. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 32, 943-956.