Jennifer Hofmann

Jennifer Hofmann, Dr.

Senior Teaching and Research Assistant

Phone: +41 44 635 7528

Telfax: +41 44 635 7529

Room number: BIN 5.B.13

j.hofmann@psychologie.uzh.ch

Curriculum Vitae

Education

2014 – now: Post Doc at the Department of Personaltiy and Assessment

2011 – 2014: PhD student at the Department of Personaltiy and Assessment

2006 – 2010: Studies in Psychology, Psychopathology in Adulthood and Social Pedagogy

Work experience

Master Level

2008 – 2010: Institute of Psychology, University of Zurich: Archivist of the Test and Questionnaire Library

PhD Studies

2010 – 2012: Institute of Psychology, University of Zurich: Assistant in the SNSF project „A Joyful Face May Hide an Evil Smile (100014_126967-1)

2010 – 2011: Distance Learning University, Brig (Switzerland): Assistant in the module “Differential and Personality Psychology”

2011 – 2012: Institute of Psychology, University of Zurich: E-learning support (OLAT) at the Department for Personality Psychology and Assessment, UZH

2011 – 2014: Institute of Psychology, University of Zurich: Research Associate in the FP7 ILHAIRE project (Incorporating Laughter into Human-Machine Interaction: Research and Evaluation; FP7/2007-2013)

2014: Institute of Psychology, University of Zurich: Research Associate in the Swiss National Centre of Competence in Research LIVES – Overcoming Vulnerability: Life Course Perspectives (IP7) project

Post Doc

2014 – now: Post Doc Research and Teaching Associate at the Department of Personality and Assessment (UZH)

Ad hoc reviewer for

Memberships

•    Secretary of the Swiss Positive Psychology Association (SWIPPA): www.swippa.ch
•    HumorCare (Humor in Therapie, Pflege und Beratung)
•    International Society for Research on Emotion (ISRE)
•    Association for Psychological Science (APS)
•    International Society for Humor Studies (ISHS)

Further teaching and training, workshops

Personality and Resources

  • 2018: half day doctorate workshop in Delémont (International Conference of Priest Seminaries)

Facial Action Coding System training

  • 2011 (3th and 4th of December 2011): two day doctorate workshop in Graz
  • 2011- now: internal training for research interns in ZIEL (Zurich Interaction and Expression Lab)
  • 2012 (25th of June): workshop at ISHS Krakow
  • 2015 ECPA invited pre conference workshop on the assessment of facial actions (www.ecpa13.com)
  •  International Summer School and Symposium on Humor and Laughter 2013 (Magdeburg)
  • 7th European Conference on Positive Psychology, Amsterdam 2014
  • International Summer School and Symposium on Humor and Laughter 2015 (St. Petersburg)
  •  International Summer School and Symposium on Humor and Laughter 2018 (Wolverhampton)

Positive Psychology and Humor

  • WILOB, 12.06.2015: Full day Workshop
  • WILOB, 08.04.2018: Full day Workshop

Workshop on the effects of humor and laughter in school and the workplace

  • Punkto Fachtagung 27th of October 2015
  • Spital Bülach, 3rd of October, 2017
  • Gesundheitszentrum Dielsdorf, 25th of October 2018

Workshop on humor in schools

  • Tagung Begabungsförderung “Lehrerstärken stärken”, Pädagogische Hochschule Steiermark, Graz, Österreich, 09.10.2017

Workshop on training the sense of humor and cheerfulness

  • Kantonsspital Aarau, 6th of November 2015
  • Klinik Barmelweid, 20th of January 2017
  • Dienststelle Volkshochschule Luzern, 8th of June 2017

Webinars on Humor and Humor Interventions

  •  MAPP Continuous Education Program: 2 part webinar on humor interventions (21.01.2019; 21.02.2019)
  • CAPP (Certificate of Applied Posiive Psychology, the flourishing centre): webinar on the science of humor and humor interventions (04.04.2019)

Research projects

  • SNSF Nr 126967: The joyful face may hide an evil mind: Individual differences in fearing laughter (grant supported by the Swiss National Foundation): Scientific project staff
  • EU Project ILHAIRE (FP7 project; grant agreement n°270780): Scientific project staff
  • Cooperation with the Swiss Scouts Association "The right strengths in the right place": Project coordinator/administrator; project leader: Willibald Ruch
  • Enterface’12 summer project on integration works within ILHAIRE P2: “Laugh Machine”:Project leader
  • Humor and Positive Traits in Gifted Children and Adolescents:Scientific project staff; Collaboration with the EHK Schweiz
  • Swiss National Centre of Competence in Research LIVES –Overcoming Vulnerability: Life Course Perspectives (IP7): Research Associate, Post Doc
  • “Beziehungspflege mit Humor” (founded by the “HHH Humor Hilft Heilen Foundation”), project duration: 2 years; Co-Applicant + Project Leader
  • “Visual Interventions in Care Settings”(founded by the “ANOUK Foundation”), project duration: 2 years; Co-Applicant + Project Leader