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Doctoral Researcher

M. Sc. Katharina Diel

Phone +49-221-470-1187 or 5903
Fax +49-221-470-7200

AddressRichard-Strauss-Str. 2, 50931 Köln | Germany

Room 3.A01 / 4.B03
Office hours by appointment

Research interests

Self-regulation • Humor • Social comparison • Person perception • Behavioral mimicry • Empathy


  • Diel, K., & Hofmann, W. (in press). Inspired to perspire: The predicted interplay of social comparison direction and standard extremity in the context of challenging exercising goals. Social Cognition.
  • Dohle, S., Diel, K., & Hofmann, W. (2018). Executive functions and the self-regulation of eating behavior: A review. Appetite, 124, 4–9. doi:10.1016/j.appet.2017.05.041
  • Hofmann, W., Diel, K., & Seibel, M. (2018). Foods, sex, and drugs: Appetitive desires and subjective well-being. In E. Diener & S. Oishi (Eds.), Handbook of well-being. Salt Lake City, UT: DEF Publishers.

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Academic distinctions

  • Visitor Grant for a Research stay at the University of California Davis, awarded by C-SEB, University of Cologne, 2018/19
  • ESCON Best Paper Award Finalist, 2018
  • Junior Researcher Award You are funny. I like you! On the diagnosticity of sharing the same humor (together with Matthew Baldwin), granted by the DFG Research Unit Relativity in Social Cognition, 2016
  • Cologne-Nijmegen Social Cognition Research Grant Take it with humor! Exploring the self-protective function of self-enhancing humor following self-control failure (together with Rob Holland), 2016
  • Graduate Student Travel Award for 2017 SPSP Annual Convention, The Society for Personality and Social Psychology, 2017

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