Department of Psychology – Developmental Psychology: Adulthood (officially: Applied Psychology)

 

Kathrin Krause, Dr. phil.

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Kathrin Krause

Dr. phil. Kathrin Krause
University of Zurich
Department of Psychology
Applied Psychology: Life-Management
Binzmuehlestrasse 14/11
8050 Zurich / Switzerland
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Central Research Interests

  • Procrastination
  • Parameters of successful goal pursuit: Goal orientation and goal focus
  • Motivation and self-regulation across the lifespan
  • E-Learning and life-long learning


Brief Research Statement

Procrastination is defined as the unpleasant inability to initiate or complete a task or pursue a goal. It is a prevalent phenomenon in the academic context. Procrastination can be viewed as self-regulation failure resulting in problems to manage and time goal-relevant actions. In my dissertation project, I investigate the influence of goal focus, i.e., a higher salience of the means (process focus) or the outcome (outcome focus) of goal pursuit, on procrastination. Task aversiveness and fear of failure are included in the working model as two central moderators of the relationship between goal focus and procrastination. Another question concerns the interplay of external regulation and self-regulation, its effect on procrastination, and its development across the life-span. These questions are addressed in a series of longitudinal and cross-sectional studies mainly in the academic context, but also in the work and health domain.


Professional Positions

03-05 2013Visiting scholar at Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Psychology, "Knowledge, Skill and Work Well-Being Lab", Prof. Ruth Kanfer
Since 2010Fellow of the International Max Planck Research School «The Life Course: Evolutionary and Ontogenetic Dynamics»
Since 2009Doctoral Student at the Department of Psychology, Applied Psychology: Life-Management (Prof. Dr. Alexandra M. Freund); University of Zurich, Switzerland.
Since 2008E-Learning assistant at the Department of Psychology, Applied Psychology: Life-Management (Prof. Dr. Alexandra M. Freund); University of Zurich, Switzerland.
2008–2009Assistant at the Institute of Ergonomics at the Darmstadt University of Technology, research and projects in the field of knowledge management, work design, work organization.
2008Diploma in Psychology, Diploma thesis «Job satisfaction and self-regulation – a process study with online-training».
2000–2008Studies of Psychology at the Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany and at the Pontificia Universidad Catolica Argentina (Buenos Aires), Argentina.