Developmental and

Health Psychology

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Prof. Dr. Urte Scholz

Room: C544, tel: +49 7531 88 3355

E-Mail: urte.scholz(at)

Publication list of Prof. Dr. Urte Scholz

Academic Appointments

Since 2/2012

Full Professor, Developmental and Health Psychology, University of Konstanz


Professorship of the Swiss National Science Foundation, University of Bern, Switzerland


Assistant Professor (Oberassistentin), University of Zurich, Department of Psychology, Social and Health Psychology, Switzerland


Pre-doctoral research fellow with Prof. Dr. Ralf Schwarzer, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany

Academic Education

since 2009

Chartered Health Psychologist (Fachpsychologin für Gesundheitspsychologie), FSP


Ph.D in Psychology, Freie Universität Berlin


German Diplom in Psychology, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany

04/1996 - 08/2001

Studies of Psychology, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany

Training in Didactic Skills

"Teaching Skills" - Program of the Center for University Teachingg and Learning of the University of Zurich (certified in May 2010)


2005                     Early Career Award of the Stress and Anxiety Research Society             


Other Scientific Appointments

since 2010                 President Elect of the Division 8 (Health Psychology), of the International Association of Applied Psychology
2009-2012 Secretary of the Swiss Society of Health Psychology (SGGPSy)
since 2009 Member of the committee of advanced studies for chartered health psychologists, FSP, of the Swiss society of Health Psychology (SGGPSy)
2007-2011 Co-organizer of the research colloquium of the Department of Psychology of the University of Zurich
2006-2012 National Representative for Switzerland of STAR
2006-2010 Secretary of Division 8 (Health Psychology) of the International Association of Applied Psychology

Professional Affiliations

European Health Psychology Society (EHPS), German Psychological Society (DGPs), International Association of Applied Psychology (IAPP), Stress and Anxiety Research Society (STAR), Swiss Federation of Psychologists (FSP), Swiss Society of Health Psychology (SGGPsy), Swiss Society of Psychology (SGP)

Member in the Editorial Board

  • British Journal of Health Psychology (Associate Editor seit 01/2013)
  • Health Psychology (seit 2013)
  • Psychology & Health (seit 2011)
  • Anxiety, Stress, and Coping (Associate Editor 01/2010-12/2012)
  • Applied Psychology: Health and Well-Being (seit 2008)

Ad Hoc Reviewer for

Applied Psychology: An International Review; Appetite; Behavioral Medicine; Cochrane Heart; Environment & Behavior; European Journal of Social Psychology; Gerontology; Health Education Research; Health Psychology Review; International Journal of Behavioral Medicine; International Journal of Obesity; International Journal of Psychology; Journal of Aging and Health; Journal of Applied Social Psychology; Patient Education Counselling; PLOS One; Psychology of Sport and Exercise; Public Health Nutrition, Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport; Social Science and Medicine; Swiss Journal of Psychology; Zeitschrift für Gesundheitspsychologie

Reviewer for Research Grants

Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC);

Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)