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Cornelia Betsch receives Thuringian Research Award

With the Thuringian Research Award, the Free State has been honouring top scientific achievements of Thuringian universities and non-university research institutions once a year since 1995. In 2022, the award in the category "Applied Research" goes…

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New team member: Sabine Best

Since April 1, 2022, Sabine Best has been supporting the chair of health communication and the department for media and communication science at the University of Erfurt as a research assistant. She brings with her enthusiasm for socially relevant…

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New team member: Dr. Mirjam Jenny

Dr. Mirjam Jenny joined the department of health communication at the University of Erfurt at the beginning of this year. Born in Switzerland, she is a psychologist, cognitive decision scientist, recognized expert for science communication and will…

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COSMO: New long-term study on vaccination behaviour started

Since the beginning of the Corona pandemic, a research team led by psychologist Professor Cornelia Betsch at the University of Erfurt has been dedicated to the topic of "Understanding and Changing Infection Protection Behaviour". The…

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New publication: Paper on misinformation published in Nature Reviews Psychology

Earlier this year the review article "The psychological drivers of misinformation belief and its resistance to correction" was published in the journal Nature Reviews Psychology.

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A plea for mandatory vaccination – now after all?

As part of the COVID-19 Snapshot Monitoring (COSMO), a joint project of the University of Erfurt, the Robert Koch Institute, the Federal Centre for Health Education (BZgA), the Leibniz Institute for Psychology (ZPID), the Science Media Center, the…

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New monitoring project "PHA²SE" started

With the "Planetary Health Action Acceptance Study Erfurt" (PHA²SE), a new project has now been starting at the University of Erfurt to investigate the German population's attitude towards climate protection. Under the direction of psychologist…

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German Psychology Award 2021 for Cornelia Betsch

Cornelia Betsch, Heisenberg Professor of Health Communication at the University of Erfurt, will be honoured with the German Psychology Award 2021. The award, endowed with 10,000 euros, will be presented on 25 November in Berlin.

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New guidebook: "Facts Check Vaccination"

A new guidebook on vaccination will be published by Gräfe und Unzer on 2 March. In it, authors Nicola Kuhrt, Jan Oude-Aost and Cornelia Betsch explore the pros and cons of vaccination.

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Cornelia Betsch appointed to DFG interdisciplinary commission for pandemic research

Against the background of the current corona virus pandemic, the German Research Foundation (DFG) is setting up an interdisciplinary commission for pandemic research. It has 18 members from all scientific fields, including Cornelia Betsch, Heisenberg…

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