Helge Giese

Research Scientist

Social Psychology and Decision Sciences
University of Konstanz, P.O. Box 43
D-78457 Konstanz

Office: D 508
Tel.:     +49 7531 88-3487
Fax:     +49 7531 88-5288
helge.giese [at] uni-konstanz.de

Research interests

  • social influence & affiliation processes
  • social perception of groups
  • social networks, & norms

Professional experience

since 2016 Research scientist, Social Psychology and Decision Sciences, University of Konstanz, Germany
Prof. Dr. Wofgang Gaissmaier
Projects involved: RiskDynamics (longitudinal social network and proliferation of risk information)
2012-2016 Research scientist, Psychological Assessment and Health Psychology, University of Konstanz, Germany
Prof. Dr. Britta Renner
Projects involved: SozNet (longitudinal social network assessment, health behavior, peer perception, social influence in networks), SmartAct (ambulatory assessment of eating, mobile interventions), TEMPEST (self regulation, eating behavior, adolescents, cross-cultural, large international survey), EatMotive (motives of normal eating, longitudinal regional studies)
2008–2012 Student assistant, Psychological Assessment and Health Psychology, University of Konstanz, Germany
Prof. Dr. Britta Renner


2007-2012 Diploma in psychology (Dipl.-Psych.; final mark: 1.1)
University of Konstanz, Germany
Thesis title: Implicit and explicit measures of weight-bias
Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Harald Schupp, Prof. Dr. Britta Renner

Awards and Achievements

09/2015 29th Conference of the European Health Psychology Society Poster Award



König, L. M., Giese, H., Schupp, H., & Renner, B. (2016). The Environment Makes a Difference: The Impact of Explicit and Implicit Attitudes as Precursors in Different Food Choice Tasks. Frontiers in Psychology, 7 (1301). doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2016.01301


Giese, H., Tăut, D., Ollila, H., Băban, A. S., Absetz, P., Schupp, H. T., & Renner, B. (2015). Children’s and adolescents’ snacking: Interplay between the individual and the school class. Frontiers in Psychology, 6 (September), 1–10


Tăut, D., Băban, A., Giese, H., de Matos, M. G., Schupp, H., & Renner, B. (2015).  Developmental trends in eating self-regulation and dietary intake in adolescents.  Applied Psychology: Health and Well-Being, 7 (1), 4–21.


Giese, H., König, L. M., Tăut, D., Ollila, H., Băban, A., Absetz, P., … Renner, B. (2015). Exploring the association between television advertising of healthy and unhealthy foods, selfcontrol, and food intake in three European countries. Applied Psychology: Health and Well-Being, 7 (1), 41-62.


Giese, H., Juhász, R., Schupp, H., & Renner, B. (2013). Kann man Popularität und Freundschaft essen? Der Zusammenhang zwischen wahrgenommener Ernährung populärer und sympathischer Kinder und dem eigenen Ernährungsverhalten von Kindern. [Can you eat popularity and friendship? The relationship between the perceived eating behavior of popular and likable children and the individual eating behavior of children] Zeitschrift Für Gesundheitspsychologie, 21 (2), 71–81


Gutiérrez-Doña, B., Renner, B., Reuter, T., Giese, H., & Schubring, D. (2012). Health behavior education, e-research and a (H1N1) influenza (swine flu): Bridging the gap between intentions and health behavior change. Procedia – Social and Behavioral Sciences, 46 (2012), 2782–2795