Project associate in the DFG project Health Games (Faculty of Philosophy)

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Universität Erfurt
Philosophische Fakultät | Seminar für Medien- und Kommunikationswissenschaft |
Nordhäuser Str. 63
99089 Erfurt

Member (Institute for Planetary Health Behaviour (IPB))

PhD Student (Faculty of Education)

Elisabeth Sievert


Elisabeth Sievert studied Psychology and Health Sciences in Hamburg and Maastricht. Her research focuses on medical decision-making, particularly on decisions with social externalities (e.g., vaccines and antibiotics). Her dissertation project deals with the role of (dis)confirmed expectations on subsequent decisions and the reduction of informational imbalances to enable adaptive decisions both from an individual and public good perspective. More broadly, her interests include a variety of topics on the intersection of health psychology, behavioral economics, and global health.

Curriculum Vitae

Academic career

  • 2022 – present         Doctoral Student in Psychology & Health Communication, University of Erfurt 
  • 2019 – 2022              Master of Health Sciences (M.H.Sc.), Hamburg University of Applied Sciences
  • 2020 – 2021              Master of Science. (M.Sc.) in Psychology, Maastricht University
  • 2015 – 2019              Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Psychology, University of Hamburg


  • 2022 – present         University of Erfurt, research associate: research project “Health Games”, funded by the German Research Foundation.
  • 2021 – 2022              Helmut Schmidt University, Hamburg, research associate
  • 2019 – 2021              Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf, student research assistant


  • Sievert, E. D. C., Korn, L., Gross, M., Santana, A. P., Böhm, R., & Betsch, C. (2024). Communicating diagnostic uncertainty reduces expectations of
    receiving antibiotics: Two online experiments with hypothetical patients. Applied Psychology: Health and Well-Being,1–20.
  • Elbing, U., Mayer, B., Büngener, K., Sievert, E.D.C., & Schäfer, I. (2022). Diagnostik und Therapie Posttraumatischer Belastungsstörungen bei Menschen mit intellektueller Beeinträchtigung. Trauma & Gewalt, 16(3), 232-248.
  • Ruggeri, K., Panin, A., Vdovic, M., Većkalov, B., Abdul-Salaam, N., Achterberg, J., … Sievert, E.D.C., ...& Toscano, F. (2022). The globalizability of temporal discounting. Nature Human Behaviour, 1-12.
  • Lazić, A., Kalinova, K. N., Packer, J., Pae, R., Petrović, M. B., Popović, D., Sievert, E. D. C. & Stafford‐Johnson, N. (2021). Social nudges for vaccination: How communicating herd behaviour influences vaccination intentions. British Journal of Health Psychology26(4), 1219-1237.
  • Santana, A. P., Korn, L., Betsch, C., Krockow, E. M., Sievert, E. D. C., Gross, M., Pepper, M., & Böhm, R. (2023). Understanding and reducing inappropriate antibiotic use in the context of delayed prescriptions. Health Psychology. Advance online publication.
  • Sievert, E. D. C., Schweizer, K., Barkmann, C., Fahrenkrug, S., & Becker-Hebly, I. (2021). Not social transition status, but peer relations and family functioning predict psychological functioning in a German clinical sample of children with Gender Dysphoria. Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry26(1), 79-95.
  • Sievert, E. D. C. (2023). The benefit of considering others in individual health decisions. Nature Reviews Psychology, 2, 457.
  • Sirota, M., Habersaat, K. B., Betsch, C., Bonga, D. L., Borek, A., Buckel, A., ... , Sievert, E. D. C. , Theodoropoulou, A., Thorpe, A., Wanat, M., & Böhm, R. (2023). We must harness the power of social and behavioural science against the growing pandemic of antimicrobial resistance. Nature Human Behaviour, 1-3.