Deutsch Intern
    Developmental Psychology

    Benedikt Seger, M.Sc.

    Phone:+49 931 - 31 80816
    Address:Röntgenring 10, room 325
    Office hours:by appointment


    • Development of the understanding of film, auditory and written text
    • Environmental Psychology


    Seger, B. T., Wannagat, W., & Nieding, G. (2021). Children's surface, textbase, and situation model representations of written and illustrated written text. Reading and Writing, published online. doi:10.1007/s11145-020-10118-1.

    Seger B. T., Hauf, J. E. K., & Nieding, G. (2020). Perceptual simulation of vertical object movement during comprehension of auditory and audiovisual text in children and adults. Discourse Processes, 57(5-6), 460-472. doi:10.1080/0163853X.2020.1755801.

    Hauf, J., Nieding, G. & Seger, B. T. (2020). The development of dynamic perceptual simulations during sentence comprehension. Cognitive Processing, 21, 197-208. doi: 10.1007/s10339-020-00959-7.

    Seger, B., Wannagat, W., & Nieding, G. (2019). How pictures and picture animations contribute to multi-level mental representations of auditory text in 7-, 9-, and 11-year-old children. Journal of Cognition and Development, 20(4), 573-591. doi:10.1080/15248372.2019.1636799.

    Talks and posters

    Seger, B. T. & Nieding, G. (2019, September). Aufbau von Repräsentationen beim Lesen narrativer und illustrierter narrativer Texte: eine Studie mit 7- bis 13-jährigen Kindern. Poster presented at PAEPSY 2019, Leipzig, Germany.

    Seger, B. T., Hauf, J. & Nieding, G. (2019, July). Perceptual simulation of vertical object movements in children aged between 5 and 11 and adults: A comparison between auditory and audiovisual narrative text. Paper presented at 29th Annual Meeting of the Society for Text & Discourse, New York City, USA.

    Seger, B. T., Wannagat, W., & Nieding, G. (2018, July). How Do Static and Animated Pictures Contribute to Multi-level Mental Representations of Auditory Text in Basic School Students? Poster presented at the 28th Annual Meeting of the Society for Text & Discourse, Brighton, UK.


    10/2017 - todayDoctoral studies to obtain the degree of Dr. phil. at the Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg
    09/2016 - 01/2018Participation in professional teaching courses "ProfiLehre" at the University of Würzburg, completed with the "Certificate University Teaching of the Bavarian Universities - Advanced Level
    10/2013 - 09/2015Study of M. Sc. Psychology, focus on ecopsycology, at the Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg (grade: 1,3)
    10/2010 - 09/2013Study of B. Sc. Psychology at the Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg (grade: 1,4)
    03/2009Abitur (high school diploma), Gymnasium an der Stadtmauer, Bad Kreuznach (Rheinland-Pfalz)

    Work experience

    10/2017 - todayTeaching at the Media Center (ZfM), University of Würzburg
    10/2015 - todayResearch associate in the Department of Developmental Psychology, Department of Psychology, University of Würzburg
    02/2015 - 03/2015Internship at the Federal Environment Agency (UBA), Dessau
    03/2013 - 04/2013Internship at METOP GmbH, Magdeburg
    10/2012 - 07/2015Tutor for statistics at the Institute of Psychology at the University of Magdeburg
    06/2009 - 02/2010Civil service in the care of a psychosomatic clinic