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"I really enjoy the scientific diversity and expertise of the GESS student body. It allows us to work closely together, to present our research to each other and exchange ideas." Hannah M. Gringard, CDSS

Benedict Fehringer

Year:
2013
Center:
Social Sciences
Supervisor:

Born 1981 in Saarbrücken (Germany), I studied psychology (diploma) and computer science (B.Sc./M.Sc.) at the Saarland University. During my study, I worked as student assistant in the research group Brain & Cognition at the department of psychology and in the research group Algorithms and Complexity at the Max-Planck Institute for Informatics. At the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence, I worked as student assistant and later (2009 – 2012) as research assistant at the Innovative Retail Laboratory. Since 2012, I am a research assistant at the research group Psychology of Education at the University of Mannheim.


Research Interest

The Diagnosis of Spatial Thinking

Data Mining and Statistical Learning

Psychological forensics


 

Why I chose the University of Mannheim and in particular the GESS

The University of Mannheim has excellent ratings in psychology in different aspects (e.g. teaching, publications) and has an established graduate school for social sciences.


The best part of being a doctoral student here

For doctoral students, there is a very well working environment for doing research, starting from the organization of the graduate school to the professors who are generally very supportive.


A description of my fellow doctoral students

Generally, the group of fellow students is very cooperative. Helping each other is the common attitude.


My most challenging experience within the program

Most challenging were organizational issues, although even those were not that complicated.


My advice for prospective students

No specific advice, only: Just do it.


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Conferences

2016
Diagnostik von räumlichem Denken unter Verwendung von Eye Tracking und Pupillometrie. Vortrag auf dem GöMaEr et al. Treffen
Place: Weimar, Germany

2016
4th Joint statistical Meeting of the Deutsche Arbeitsgemeinschaft Statistik
Place: Göttingen, Germany

2016
9th International Cognitive Load Theory Conference
Place: Bochum, Germany

2016
9th International Symposium of Eye Tracking Research and Applications
Place: Charleston, USA

2015
2015 Annual Symposium on Computer-Human Interaction in Play (CHI PLAY '15).
Place: New York, USA
Paper: Expressing Emotions With Synthetic Affect Bursts

2015
57th Conference of Experimental Psychologists (TeaP 2015)
Place: Hildesheim, Germany

2015
25th International Conference on Psychology & Law (EAPL)
Place: Nuremberg, Germany

2014
8th International Symposium on Eye Tracking and Applications (ETRA 2014)
Place: New York, USA
Paper: Eye Tracker and Experimental Software Independent Visualisation of Gaze Data

2014
International Forensic Symposium
Place: Germany

Publications

2016
Validation of a 3-factor-structure of Spatial Strategies and its Relations to Possession and Usage of Navigational Aids
In:
Journal of Environmental Psychology (Vol. 47)
Pages:
66-78
Authors: Münzer, S. / Fehringer, B. / Kühl, T.

2016
Standardized Norm Data for Three Self-report Scales on Egocentric and Allocentric Environmental Spatial Strategies.
In:
Data in Brief (Vol. 8)
Pages:
803–811
Authors: Münzer, S. / Fehringer, B.

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