Projects and thesis

For the academic year 2018, psychology students (bachelor and master) are invited to submit thesis proposals on the topic "Stress reaction and energy regulation" at our chair. Previous research has shown that various stressors (e.g. tests, sports) can lead to an increase in the stress hormone cortisol in the blood. Among other things, cortisol is responsible for mobilizing energy in the form of glucose in the human body. Future studies will address the following question: What are the effects of different stressors on the body’s energy system? Both short and long-term effects of stress will be determined. If interested, please contact the Chair of Clinical Neuropsychology at jens.pruessner@uni-konstanz.de .

Thesis on the following topics were supervised last semester:

Stress and energy regulation

Early childhood stress and cortisol regulation

Stress and learned helplessness

Stress and planning ability

Early childhood stress and cortical thickness