Dr. Violetta Schaan

E-Mail: violetta.schaan

COURSES (BSc Psychology)

  • M4: Introduction to Social Psychology I & II

ACADEMIC POSITIONS

  • since 05/2021: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Social Psychology, University of Hagen
  • parental leave
  • 09/2019 – 10/2019: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Institute of Health and Behavior, Department of Behavioural and Cognitive Sciences, University of Luxemburg
  • 10/2014 – 09/2019: Research associate/ PhD student, Institute of Health and Behavior, Department of Behavioural and Cognitive Sciences, University of Luxemburg
  • Dissertation: “Early life adversity and its long-term effects on stress responses and mental health” (funded by the Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR))
  • 04/2013 – 10/2014: Research associate, Department of Social Psychology, University of Trier
  • 10/2012 – 03/2013: Research associate, Department of Behavioural and Cognitive Sciences, University of Luxemburg

UNIVERSITY EDUCATION

  • 2019: PhD in Psychology, University of Luxemburg
  • Since 2019: Licensed psychological psychotherapist (Approbation)
  • 2012: Master of Science, University of Maastricht
  • 02/2012 – 08/2012: Junior Specialist (visiting scholar), UCSF Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco
  • 2010: Bachelor of Science, University of Luxemburg
  • 01/2009 – 08/2009: Erasmus semester abroad: Aix-Marseille University

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • E-mental health
  • attachment
  • long term consequences of early life stress (trauma, parental divorce, adoption) on mental health
  • stress management
  • psychotherapy

Publications

more

peer-reviewed

  • Decarli, A., Pierrehumbert, B., Schulz, A., Schaan, V. K., & Vögele, C. (2020). Disorganized attachment in adolescence: Emotional and physiological dysregulation during the Friends and Family Interview and a conflict interaction. Development and Psychopathology, 1-16; doi: 10.1017/S0954579420001352.
  • Elwenspoek, M. M. C, Hengesch, X., Leenen, F. A. D, Sias, K., Fernandes, S. B., Schaan, V. K., Mériaux, S. B., Schmitz, S., Bonnemberger, F., Schächinger, H., Vögele, C., Muller, C. P., & Turner, J. D. (2020). Glucocorticoid receptor signaling in leukocytes after early life adversity. Development and Psychopathology, 32(3), 853-863. doi: 10.1017/S0954579419001147.
  • Schaan, V. K., Schulz, A., Bernstein, M. J., Schächinger, H., & Vögele, C. (2020). Effects of rejection intensity and rejection sensitivity on social approach behavior in woman. PloS One, 15(1): e0227799. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0227799 (Open access)
  • Schaan, V. K., Schulz, A., Rubel, J. A., Bernstein, M. J., Domes, G., Schächinger, H., & Vögele, C. (2019). Childhood trauma affects stress-related interoceptive accuracy. Frontiers in psychiatry, 10, 750. doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2019.00750 (Open access)
  • Schaan, V. K., Schulz, A., Schächinger, H., & Vögele, C. (2019). Parental divorce is associated with an increased risk to develop mental disorders in women. Journal of Affective Disorders, 257(1), 91-99. doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2019.06.071 (Open access)
  • Elwenspoek, M., Hengesch, X., Leenen, F., Sias, K., Fernandes, S., Schaan, V. K., Mériaux, S., Schmitz, S., Bonnemberger, F., Schächinger, H., Vögele, C., Muller, C. P., & Turner, J. D. (2019). Glucocorticoid receptor signaling in leukocytes after early life adversity. Development and Psychopathology, 13, 1-11. doi: 10.1017/S0954579419001147.
  • Hehlmann, M. I., Schaan, V. K., & Rubel, J. (2018). Eine meta-analytische Untersuchung des sozioökonomischen Status als Risikofaktor für postpartale Depression. Zeitschrift für Klinische Psychologie und Psychotherapie, 47, 229-240. doi= 10.1026/1616-3443/a000491.
  • Hengesch, X., Elwenspoek, M., Schaan, V. K., Larra, M. F., Finke, J. B. … Schächinger, H. (2018). Blunted endocrine response to a combined physical-cognitive stressor in adults with early life adversity. Child Abuse & Neglect, 87, 137-144. doi: 10.1016/j.chiabu.2018.04.002
  • Schulz, A., Matthey, J. H., Vögele, C., Schaan, V. K., Schächinger, H., Adler, J., ... & Michal, M. (2016). Cardiac modulation of startle is altered in depersonalization-/derealization disorder: evidence for impaired brainstem representation of baro-afferent neural traffic. Psychiatry research, 240, 4-10.
  • Elwenspoek, M. M., Hengesch, X., Leenen, F. A., Schritz, A., Sias, K., Schaan, V. K., ... & Vögele, C. (2017). Proinflammatory T cell status associated with early life adversity. The Journal of Immunology. doi:10.4049/jimmunol.1701082
  • Elwenspoek, M., Sias, K., Hengesch, X., Schaan, V. K., Leenen, F. A., Adams, P., ... & Schächinger, H. (2017). T cell immunosenescence after early life adversity: association with cytomegalovirus infection. Frontiers in Immunology, 8, 1263. doi: 10.3389/fimmu.2017.01263
  • Schaan, V. K., & Vögele, C. (2016). Resilience and rejection sensitivity mediate long-term outcomes of parental divorce. European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 25(11), 1267–1269. doi: 10.1007/s00787-016-0893-7 (Open access)
  • Schaan, V. K., & Melzer, A. (2015). Parental Mediation of Children’s Television and Video Game Use: Active and Embedded in Family Processes. Journal of Children and Media. doi:10.1080/17482798.2015.997108

Book chapters

  • Schaan, V. K., Schulz, A., & Vögele, C. (2019). Was Hänschen erlebt - erlebt Hans immer wieder. Auswirkungen elterlicher Scheidung auf psychische Gesundheit im jungen Erwachsenenhalter. In K. H. Brisch (Ed.) Bindung - Scheidung – Neubeginn. Klett-Cotta.

Oral presentations

  • Schaan, V. K., Schulz, A., & Vögele, C. (2017). Langzeitkonsequenzen von frühkindlichem Stress. Poster presented at the 35rd symposium of the chapter for clinical psychology and psychotherapy of the German psychological association (DGPs). Chemnitz, Germany.
  • Schaan, V. K., Schulz, A., & Vögele, C. (2017). Langzeitkonsequenzen von frühkindlichem Stress: quadratischer Zusammenhang zwischen Stress und Interozeptionsfähigkeit. Presentation at the 43rd Annual Meeting of chapter for biological psychology and neuropsychology of the German psychological association (DGPs). Trier, Germany.
  • Elwenspoek, M. M., Schaan, V. K., Hengesch, X., Vögele, C., Schächinger, H., Muller, C. & Turner, J. (2017). Early life adversity associates with increased depressive symptoms and few active T cells in adulthood. Poster presented at the 23rd Annual Scientific Meeting of the PsychoNeuroImmunology Research Society, Brighton, U.K.
  • Schaan, V. K., & Vögele, C. (2016). Early life adversity and rejection sensitivity. Presentation at the 46th Annual Conference of the European Association of Behavioural Cognitive Therapies, Stockholm, Sweden.
  • Schaan, V. K., Schächinger, H.; Vögele, C.; Schulz, A. (2015). Emotions matter: Affektive und kardiale Modulation der Schreckreaktion. Poster presented at the 41st Annual Meeting of chapter for biological psychology and neuropsychology of the German psychological association (DGPs), Frankfurt, Germany.
  • Schaan, V. K., & Walther, E. (2015). The Good Side of Pride: When Being Proud Protects Us From Suggestions. Poster presented at the 16th Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Long Beach, CA.
  • Schaan, V. K., & Walther, E. (2014). Recycle your stress! How the interpretation of acute stress influences blood pressure, cognitive performance and rumination. Poster presented at the 17th General Meeting of the European Association of Social Psychology (EASP), Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
  • Schaan, V. K., & Melzer, A. (2014). Parental Mediation of Children’s Television and Video Game Use: Active and Embedded in Family Processes. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Communication Association, Seattle, WA.
  • Schaan, V. K., & Walther, E. (2014). Recycle your stress! How the interpretation of acute stress influences blood pressure, cognitive performance and rumination. Poster presented at the 15th Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Austin, TX.
  • Schaan, V. K., Reilly, K, Hawley, K. & Mendes, W. B. (2013). The Good, The Bad, and The Oxytocin: context-specific facilitation of helping. Poster presented at the 14th Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, New Orleans, LA.
  • Hawley, K., Reilly, K., Schaan, V. K., & Mendes, W. B. (2013). Sex-related effects of oxytocin on interpersonal closeness and emotional accuracy. Poster presented at the 14th Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, New Orleans, LA.
  • Reilly, K, Hawley, K., Schaan, V. K., & Mendes, W. B. (2013). Cardiac vagal tone moderates the effect of oxytocin on social perception. Poster presented at the 14th Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, New Orleans, LA.
  • Schaan, V. K., & Melzer, A. (2011). Restrictive but family focused: Family climate affects parental mediation of children’s media use. Poster presented at the 16th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Social Psychology in Stockholm, Sweden.

Invited talks

  • Schaan, V. K. (2019, July): Langzeitkonsequenzen elterlicher Scheidung auf die Gesundheit im jungen Erwachsenenalter. Annual Meeting of the Luxemburgish Divorce Centre (Centre de Médiation), Luxembourg, Luxembourg.
  • Schaan, V. K. (2018, November): Langzeitkonsequenzen elterlicher Scheidung auf die Gesundheit im jungen Erwachsenenalter. Ringvorlesung at the University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg.
  • Schaan, V. K. (2018, October): Langzeitkonsequenzen elterlicher Scheidung auf die Gesundheit im jungen Erwachsenenalter (Keynote Presentation). International Attachment Conference, Ulm, Germany.
  • Schaan, V. K. (2015, Dezember). Einfluss frühkindliche Trennungserfahrungen auf Selbstregulation und psychophysiologische Stressreaktionen. University of Saarbrücken, Saarbrückern, Germany.
  • Schaan, V. K. (2012, July). Task performance and vagal reactivity. Emotion, Health and Psychophysiology Laboratory, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA.
Jan-Bennet Voltmer | 12.08.2021