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Department of Psychology Developmental Psychology: Adulthood

Selina Caviezel, MSc

Doctoral student



Selina Caviezel
Selina Caviezel, MSc
University of Zurich
Department of Psychology
Applied Social and Health Psychology
Binzmuehlestrasse 14/14
CH-8050 Zurich / Switzerland
BIN 3.A.13

Current Research Interests

  • Health behavior change
  • Dyadic interventions
  • Social relationships and well-being

Brief Research Statement

Social relationships play an important role in our health and well-being, especially during times of uncertainty or crises. However, conflicts within relationships can undermine their benefits. In our project, I am concerned with how interventions can be designed to resolve conflicts within families or friendships. To do so, my focus not only lies on dyadic processes, but also the context in which they take place.


Since 2023 PhD student, Chair of Applied Social and Health Psychology (Advisor: Prof. Dr. Urte Scholz) and Chair of Developmental Psychology: Adulthood (Advisor: Prof. Dr. Alexandra M. Freund), University of Zurich

Master of Science in Psychology, University of Zurich
Thesis: «Negative affect and received social support during smoking cessation» (Advisor: Prof. Dr. Urte Scholz and Dr. Karoline Villinger)


Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Chemistry, University of Zurich
Thesis: «The role of gender stereotypes in professional selection procedures and performance assessment» (Advisor: Dr. Levke Henningsen)

2015 Matura, Gymnasium Sargans, St. Gallen

Professional Positions (selection)


Student Assistant, Chair of Applied Social and Health Psychology, University of Zurich.
Project: «Developing a Taxonomy of Dyadic Health Behavior Change Techniques»


Research intern, Psychiatric University Hospital in Zurich.
Project: «Comparative neuropsychopharmacology of methamphetamine and MDMA on facets of cognitive control and impulsive behavior in social and non-social context»


Research intern, Interkantonalen Hochschule für Heilpädagogik in Zurich.
Project: «SURE – Increasing the Quality of Classroom Interactions in Inclusive Classrooms»

2020-2021 Psychology intern, Day clinic for children and adolescents, Psychiatric University Hospital in Winterthur

Weiterführende Informationen


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