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Psychologisches Institut Psychopathologie und Klinische Intervention

Andrea Horn

Andrea B. Horn, Dr.


Andreasstrasse 15, Box 2, CH-8050 Zürich

Research interests

Intra- und Interpersonal emotion regulation and health Expressive writing


2010 licenced Health Psychologist (Switzerland, FSP Fachtitel Gesundheitspsychologie)

2005 licenced Psychotherapist (CBT) (Approbation als Psychologische Psychtherapeutin)

2004 Dr. rer. nat, Karl Eberhards-University Tübingen, Germany (supervisor Prof. Dr. Martin Hautzinger) “Depression prevention through fostering Emotion regulation: Expressive Writing with adolescents”

1999 Diploma in Psychology, “The influence of emotional states on basal cognitive processes: A psychophysiological study”. Johannes Gutenberg-University of Mainz, Germany

Professional activities

End of 2005-2009 research assistant , coordinator of NCCR Project “Individual and social regulation of emotions in the family”

Since 2003 research cooperation fMRI project Emotion regulation with Psychiatry III, University of Ulm

2003 – 2005 member of the academic staff, Health Psychology Section, Clinic of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, University of Ulm; research on expressive writing, language use, e-learning in medical education, teaching (medical psychology, psychological pain therapy).

2003 Psychotherapeutical internship at Psychiatry III, University of Ulm

2002 academic stay at the University of Texas at Austin, Dep. of Personality and Social Psychology, James W. Pennebaker

2001 invited scholar at the Psychology Dep. Universidad de Antioquia, Medellin, Colombia; prevention in adolescence, Yvonne Gomez

2000-2002 scholarship at DFG project „Life styles, social inequalities, and health promotion“, Karl Eberhards-University, Germany

1999 research assistant at the German Centre for Research of Ageing

1997 academic stay at the Psychology Dep., Universidad Nacional Autonoma de México, México City, involvement in research projects on stress and emotion disclosure (B. Dominguez, J.J. Sanchez Sosa)

1996-1999 student research assistant, Dep. of Experimental Psychology, Psychophysiology Section, Johannes Gutenberg-University, Mainz, Germany