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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-control and ego depletion • Humor • Social comparison • Prosocial behavior • Empathy • Behavioral mimicry


  • Dohle, S., Diel, K., & Hofmann, W. (in press). Executive functions and the self-regulation of eating behavior: A review. Appetite. 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

  • Small Research Grant Anxious and egocentric ... yet empathic? The differential effects of anxiety on cognitive and affective mentalizing (together with Pascal Burgmer, PI), granted by the Society of Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP), 2017
  • 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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