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Urte Scholz, Prof. Dr.

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Phone: +41 44 635 72 50

Telfax: +41 44 635 72 59

Address: Binzmühlestrasse 14 / Box 14, CH-8050 Zürich

Room number: BIN 3.D.15 (3rd floor)

urte.scholz@psychologie.uzh.ch

Publications

RESEARCH INTERESTS

HEALTH BEHAVIOUR CHANGE

  • Social exchange processes and health-behavior change
  • Intrapersonal aspects of behavior change
  • Development of theory-based interventions for health-behavior change

COPING WITH STRESS AND ILLNESS

  • Social exchanges and regulation of well-being
  • Dyadic exchange and well-being in the context of chronic illness

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Since 02/2018 Programme Director for “Education and Health” of the Master in Psychology Programme at the Swiss Distance Learning University, CH
Since 09/2013 Full Professor, Applied Social Psychology, University of Zurich, Switzerland
02/2012 - 08/2013 Full Professor, Developmental and Health Psychology, University of Konstanz
04/2011 - 01/2012 Professorship of the Swiss National Science Foundation, University of Bern, Switzerland
10/2005 - 03/2011 Senior teaching and research associate [Oberassistentin], University of Zurich, Department of Psychology, Social and Health Psychology, Switzerland (Prof. Dr. Rainer Hornung)
10/2001 - 09/2005 Pre-doctoral research fellow with Prof. Dr. Ralf Schwarzer, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany (Prof. Dr. Ralf Schwarzer)

 

ACADEMIC TRAINING

Since 2009Licensed Health Psychologist [Fachpsychologin für Gesundheitspsychologie], FSP
07/2005Ph.D. in Psychology, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
08/2001German Diploma in Psychology, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany

AWARDS

2018 Fellow of the International Association of Applied Psychology (IAAP)
2017 Fellow of the European Health Psychology Society (EHPS)
2005 Early Career Award, Stress and Anxiety Research Society (STAR)

 

TRAINING IN DIDACTIC SKILLS

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

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • European Association of Social Psychology (EASP)
  • European Health Psychology Society (EHPS)
  • German Psychological Society (DGPs)
  • International Behavioural Trials Network (IBTN)
  • International Association of Applied Psychology (IAAP)
  • Swiss Federation of Psychologists (FSP)
  • Swiss Society of Health Psychology (SGGPsy)
  • Swiss Society of Psychology (SGP)

Membership in Editorial Boards

Associate Editor

  • Anxiety, Stress, and Coping (01/2010-12/2012)
  • British Journal of Health Psychology (01/2013-06/2017)
  • Co-Guest Editor of Special Issue on “Understanding and Predicting Health
    Behavior Change: A Contemporary View” for Health Psychology Review (since
    01/2019)

Editorial Board Member

  • Applied Psychology: Health and Well-Being (since 2008)
  • Health Psychology (2012-2017)
  • International Journal of Behavioral Medicine (since 2017)
  • Obesity: Science and Practice (since 2014)
  • Psychology & Health (since 2011)
  • Social Science and Medicine (since 2016)
  • Zeitschrift für Gesundheitspsychologie (since 2013)

Ad hoc Reviews

American Journal of Preventive Medicine; Applied Psychology: An International Review; Annals of Behavioral Medicine; Appetite; Behavioral Medicine; Cochrane Heart; Environment & Behavior; European Journal of Aging; European Journal of Social Psychology; Gerontology; Health Education Research; Health Psychology Review; International Journal of Obesity; International Journal of Psychology; Journal of Aging and Health; Journal of Applied Social Psychology; Journal of Health Psychology; Journal of Psychosocial Oncology; Journal of Psychosomatic Research; Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology; Nicotine & Tobacco Research; Patient Education Counselling; PLOS One; Psychology of Sport and Exercise; Psychoneuroendocrinology; Psycho-Oncology; Public Health Nutrition, Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport; Social Psychology; Swiss Journal of Psychology

REVIEWER FOR RESEARCH GRANTS

  • Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
  • European Research Council
  • European Science Foundation
  • German-Israeli Foundation for Scientific Research and Development
  • German Research Foundation
  • OeAD (Austrian Academic Exchange Service)Economic & Social Research Council (UK)
  • Polish National Science Centre
  • Swiss National Science Foundation

SCIENTIFIC APPOINTMENTS

Since 10/2018 President of the Swiss Society of Health Psychology (SGGPsy)
2017-2018 President-elect of the Swiss Society of Health Psychology (SGGPsy)
Since 07/2018 Past President of the Division 8 (Health Psychology), of the International Association of Applied Psychology
Since 08/2017 President of the Committee of the Psychological Counselling Services for Students of University of Zurich and ETH Zurich
2014-2018 President of the Division 8 (Health Psychology), of the International Association of Applied Psychology
2010 - 2014 President Elect of the Division 8 (Health Psychology), of the International Association of Applied Psychology
Since 2009 Member of the committee of advanced studies for chartered health psychologists, FSP, of the Swiss Society of Health Psychology (SGGPSy)
2009 - 2012 Secretary of the Swiss Society of Health Psychology (SGGPSy)
2006 - 2012 National Representative for Switzerland of STAR
2006 - 2010 Secretary der Division 8 (Health Psychology), der International Association of Applied Psychology