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Deutsch Intern
    Developmental Psychology

    Dr. Benedikt Seger

    Phone: +49 931 - 31 80816
    E-mail: benedikt.seger(at)uni-wuerzburg.de
    Address: Röntgenring 10, room 325
    Office hours: by appointment

     

    • Comprehension (situation model construction) of auditory, audiovisual, and written narrative text
    • Effects of interactive elements on digital text processing
    • Cognitive processes involved in the debunking of misinformation
    • Role of proximity versus distance framing in the communication of climate change

    Peer-reviewed papers

    Betz, A.-K., Seger, B. T. & Nieding, G. (2022). How can carbon labels and climate-friendly defaults contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions associated with dining? PLoS Climate, 1(5), e0000028. doi:10.1371/journal.pclm.0000028

    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, 34, 1415-1440. 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. T., 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

    Books and book chapters

    Seger, B., Wullenkord, M., Hamann, K., Chokrai, P., & Landmann, H. (2021). Psychologie des sozial-ökologischen Wandels. Eine offene virtuelle Vorlesung. [Psychology of social-ecological change. An open virtual lecture.] In L. Dohm, F. Peter & K. van Bronswijk (Eds). Climate Action - Psychologie der Klimakrise [Psychology of Climate Crisis], 371-387Psychosozial. doi:10.30820/9783837978018-371

    Seger, B. T. (2021). Children’s Comprehension of Illustrated Narrative Text: The Role of Tripartite Representations and Perceptual Simulation. Doctoral Thesis, Universität Würzburg. urn:nbn:de:bvb:20-opus-242280

    Presentations and workshops

    Seger, B. T. (2022, January). Psychologie für individuellen und kollektiven Klimaschutz – eine Einführung. Presentation at the Lecture Series “Nachhaltigkeit und Globale Verantwortung” [Sustainability and Global Responsibility], Universität Würzburg.

    Seger, B. T. (2022, January). Psychologie für individuellen und kollektiven Klimaschutz – eine Einführung. Presentation at the Lecture Series “Communicate Climate!”, Technische Universität Dresden

    Seger, B. T. & Nieding, G. (2021, July). Development of Narrative Processing within the Framework of the Tripartite Model and Embodied Cognition. Hot topic sessions at the “Würzburg Summer Module Course: How Stories Affect our Lives: The Psychology of Narrative Impact (SALON)”.

    Seger, B. T. (2019, October). Mit Psychologie die Welt retten? [Save the World Using Psychology?] Presentation at the “1st Climate Slam”, Universität Würzburg.

    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. [Readers’ representations of narrative and illustrated narrative text: A study with 7- to 13-year-old children.] 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. (2019, February). Umweltpsychologie in der Praxis: Umsetzung im Alltag und an der Uni. [Environmental psychology in action: Implementation in everyday life and at the university.] Keynote presentation at the Fachschaftsinitiative Psychologie [Psychology Student Association], Universität Würzburg.

    Seger, B. T. (2018, October). Psychologie im Umweltschutz – was hindert Menschen daran, anders zu handeln, was motiviert? [Psychology for environmental conservation – what does inhibit people to act differently and what does motivate them?] Keynote presentation at the “1st Plastic Summer School”, Universität Würzburg.

    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.

    Diergarten, A. K., Hauf, J., Nieding, G., & Seger, B. T. (2018, July). Current Issues of Discourse Processing: General and Developmental Findings. Hot topic sessions at the “Würzburg Summer School on Reading and Learning in the Digital World (READI)”.

    Education

    2021-04

    PhD, University of Würzburg:
    Children’s Comprehension of Illustrated Narrative Text: The Role of Tripartite Representations and Perceptual Simulation (summa cum laude)

    2015-09

    M.Sc. Psychology with major in Environmental Psychology & Human-Technology Interaction (1.3/very good)
    University of Magdeburg, Germany

    2013-09

    B.Sc. Psychology (1.4/very good), University of Magdeburg

    2009-03

    A-Levels (Abitur, 1.3/AAA), Bad Kreuznach, Germany

    Research experience

    since 2021

    Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Developmental Psychology
    Department, University of Würzburg

    2015-2021

    PhD Research, Developmental Psychology Department,
    University of Würzburg

    Teaching experience

    since 2015

    Lecturer, Developmental Psychology Department, University of Würzburg

    2017-2021

    Lecturer, Media Literacy Center, University of Würzburg
    2012-2015

    Tutor in Statistics, Psychological Institute, University of Magdeburg

    Additional training

    2018-07

    Workshop on linear modelling in R

    2018-01

    Certificate Teaching at Bavarian Universities – Advanced, ProfiLehre (Professional Teaching), University of Würzburg

    2017-10

    Service Learning: Good Learning – Good Practice, Akademie Bildung durch Verantwortung (Education by Responsibility Network), University of Kassel

    Peer review activities

    Reading & Writing (since 2021)