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Jun.-Prof. Dr. Aleksandra Kaurin
Jun.-Prof. Dr.

Aleksandra Kaurin

Fakultät für Gesundheit (Department für Psychologie und Psychotherapie)
Juniorprofessur für Klinische Kinder- und Jugendpsychologie

+49 (0)2302 / 926-7903
Alfred-Herrhausen-Straße 50
58448 Witten

Seit 04/2021

Juniorprofessorin für Klinische Kinder- und Jugendpsychologie, Universität Witten/Herdecke

08/2019 – 12/2020

Post-Doc an der University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA (Prof. Dr. Aidan Wright)


Zusatzqualifikation zur Kinder- und Jugendlichenpsychotherapeutin (VT), Zentrum für Psychologische Psychotherapie Mannheim am Zentralinstitut für Seelische Gesundheit


wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin am Leibniz-Institut für Resilienzforschung, Arbeitsgruppe „Kognitive und Verhaltensmechanismen der Resilienz“


Approbation zur Psychologischen Psychotherapeutin (Verhaltenstherapie), Poliklinische Institutsambulanz der Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz


Promotion in der Psychologie an der Johannes Gutenberg Universität (Dr. phil.)
Note: summa cum laude


wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin in der Abteilung für Klinische Psychologie und Neuropsychologie, Psychologisches Institut (Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz)


Forschungsaufenthalt am National Intitute of Mental Health, Bethesda, Maryland, Mood Brain & Development Unit (Argyris Stringaris)


Forschungsaufenthalt an der University of California Riverside, Department of Psychology (David Funder, Kalina Michalska)

04/2015 – 02/2019

Doktorandin in der Abteilung für Klinische Psychologie und Neuropsychologie, Psychologisches Institut, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz

09/2014 – 03/2015

Forschungsaufenthalt am King’s College London, Institute of Psychiatry, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Mood and Development Lab (Argyris Stringaris)

04/2013 – 03/2015

M. Sc. in Klinischer Psychologie, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz

10/2009 – 06/2012

B. Sc. in Psychologie, Universität Trier



Kaurin, A., Do, Q., Ladouceur, C. D., Silk, J. S., & Wright, A. G. (2022, April 25). Daily Interpersonal and Affective Manifestations of Maladaptive Personality in Adolescent Girls.

Kaurin, A., King, K. M., & Wright, A. G. (accepted pending minor revisions). Studying Personality Pathology with Ecological Momentary Assessment: Harmonizing Theory and Method. Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment

Kaurin, A., In-Albon, T., Asbrand, J., Calvano, C., Christiansen, H., Gutzweiler, R., … Zemp, M. (2022, April 19). Expression of Concern: Sallin et al. (2021), “Separation and not residency permit restores function in resignation syndrome: a retrospective cohort study”, European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 1-12.

Vize, C.E., Kaurin, A., & Wright, A.G.C. (2021, June 13). Personality Pathology and Momentary Stress Processes.
Preregistration Protocol:

Kaurin, A., Dombrovski, A., Hallquist, M., & Wright, A. G. (2020, July 22). Daily Suicidal Surge and Attempted Suicide in Borderline Personality Disorder.


Ringwald, W. R., Kaurin, A., Lawson, K. M., Wright, A. G. C., Robins, R. (2022, April). Developmental associations between temperament and personality from childhood to young adulthood.

Ringwald, W. R., Kaurin, A., Lawson, K. M., Wright, A. G. C., Robins, R. (2022, April). Developmental trajectories of personality from facets to meta-traits across adolescence and young adulthood.


Kaurin, A., Wright, A. G., & Pilkonis, P. A. (in press). Attachment Manifestations in Daily Interpersonal Interactions. Affective Science

Ringwald, W. R., Kaurin, A., DuPont, C. M., Gianaros, P. J., Marsland, A., Muldoon, M., … Manuck, S. N. (in press). The Personality Meta-trait of Stability and Carotid Artery Atherosclerosis. Journal of Personality.

Kaurin, A., S. L. Sequeira, S., Ladouceur, C.D., McKone, K.M.P., Rosen, D., Jones, N., Wright, A.G.C., & Jennifer S. Silk. (in press). Modeling Sensitivity to Social Threat in Adolescent Girls: A Psychoneurometric Approach. Journal of Psychopathology and Clinical Science. Preprint:

Kaurin, A., & Kolar, D. R. (in press). Ambulantes Assessment in der Klinischen Kinder- und Jugendpsychologie. Psychotherapie. Preprint:

Kolar, D. R., Kaurin, A.*, Meule, A., Schlegl, S., Dittmer, N., & Voderholzer, U. (2022). Interpersonal, Affective and Compulsive Features of Driven Exercise in Anorexia Nervosa. Journal of Affective Disorders.
*shared first authorship

Tsypes, A., Kaurin, A., Wright, A. G., Hallquist, M., & Dombrovski, A. (2022). Protective Effects of Reasons for Living Against Suicidal Ideation in Daily Life. Journal of Psychiatric Research

Kaurin, A., Dombrovski, A.Y., Hallquist, M., & Wright, A.G.C. (2022).Integrating a Functional View on Suicide Risk into Idiographic Statistical Models. Behavior Research and Therapy

Woody, M. L., Kaurin, A., McKone, K.M.P., Ladouceur, C.D. & Silk, J.S. (2021). Displays of Negative Facial Affect during Parent-Adolescent Conflict and the Bidirectional Transmission of Social Anxiety. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry

Kaurin, A., Dombrovski, A., Hallquist, M., & Wright, A.G.C. (2020). Momentary Interpersonal Processes of Suicidal Surges in Borderline Personality Disorder. Psychological Medicine.

Kaurin, A., Hisler, G., Dombrovski, A., Hallquist, M., & Wright, A. G. (2022). Sleep and Next-Day Negative Affect and Suicidal Ideation in Borderline Personality Disorder. Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment
Preregistration Protocol:

Jungmann, S. M., Wagner, L., Klein, M., & Kaurin, A. (in press). Functional Somatic Symptoms and Emotion Regulation in Children and Adolescents. Clinical Psychology in Europe.

Kaurin, A., Wright, A. G., & Kamarck, T. (2021). Daily Stress Reactivity: The Unique Roles of Personality and Social Context. Journal of Personality.;
Preregistration Protocol: 

Lois, G., Schneider E.E., Kaurin, A., & Wessa, M. (2020). Altered Neural Responses to Social Fairness in Bipolar Disorder. NeuroImage: Clinical28, 102487.

Michel-Kröhler, A., Kaurin, A., Heil, L., & Berti, S. (in press). Self-Distancing as a Strategy to Regulate Affect and Aggressive Behavior in Athletes: An Experimental Approach to Explore Emotion Regulation in the Laboratory. Frontiers.

Kaurin, A., Beeney, J. E., Stepp, S. D., Scott, L. N., Woods, W. C., Pilkonis, P. A., & Wright, A. G. (2020). Attachment and Borderline Personality Disorder: Differential Effects on Situational Socio-Affective Processes. Affective Science, 1(3), 117-127.

Wright, A. G., & Kaurin, A. (2020). Integrating Structure and Function in Conceptualizing and Assessing Pathological Traits. Psychopathology, 1-9. doi: 10.1159/000507590

Kaurin, A. & Funder, D. (2018). From situational construal to interpersonal dynamics. European Journal of Personality. 10.1002/per.2174

Kaurin, A., Heil, L., Wessa, M., Egloff, B., & Hirschmüller, S. (2018). Selfies reflect actual personality – just like portraits, full-body images and videos in standardized in-lab conditions. Journal of Research in Personality, 76, 154-164. doi: 10.1016/j.jrp.2018.08.007

Kaurin, A., Sauerberger, K., & Funder, D. (2018). Associations between Informant Ratings of Personality Disorder Traits, Self‐reports of Personality and Directly Observed Behavior. Journal of Personality86(6), 1078-1101. doi: 10.1111/jopy.12376

Kaurin, A., Schönfelder, S. & Wessa, M. (2018). Self-compassion buffers the link between self-criticism and depression in trauma-exposed firefighters. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 65(4), 453-462. doi: 10.1037/cou0000275

Kaurin, A., Egloff, B., Stringaris, A. & Wessa, M. (2016). Only complementary voices tell the truth: A reevaluation of validity in multi-informant approaches. Journal of Neural Transmission, 123, 981–990. doi: 10.1007/s00702-016-1543-4

Bossert, M., Kaurin, A., Preckel, F. & Frings, C. (2014). Response-compatibility effects in children. European Journal of Developmental Psychology, 11(1), 90-101. doi: 10.1080/17405629.2013.819286


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Auszeichnungen und Förderungen


Auszeichnung der Dissertation mit dem Forschungsförderpreis der Freunde der Universität Mainz e.v. (2500€)


Forschungsstipendium (Postdoc-Programm) für einen Aufenthalt an der University of Pittsburgh, Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) 


Rosenthal Nonverbal Preconference Poster Award, Convention of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology


Kongressreisestipendium - 19th Annual Meeting of The Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD)


Graduate Student Travel Award for the 18th Annual Meeting of The Society for Personality and Social Psychology 2017 in San Antonio, Texas, USA


Aufnahme in das Doktorandenprogramm der Fulbright Kommission (Visiting Researcher an der UC Riverside)


Juniormitglied der Gutenberg-Akademie


Studienstipendiatin der Heinrich Böll-Stiftung

Die Universität Witten/Herdecke ist durch das NRW-Wissenschaftsministerium unbefristet staatlich anerkannt und wird – sowohl als Institution wie auch für ihre einzelnen Studiengänge – regelmäßig akkreditiert durch: