Scientific employee

Department of General Psychology: Cognition
Department of Human-Centered Computing and Cognitive Science
Faculty for Computer Science

University of Duisburg-Essen
Forsthausweg 2
47057 Duisburg


Office hours: by appointment
Room: LE 221

Research focus

Affective and cognitive mechanismen of gaming addiction and problematic pornography use

Scientific Degrees

2020 - 2022

M.Sc. in Psychology (Focus: Clinical Psychology), Ruhr University Bochum
2017 - 2020

B.A. in Psychology, Ruhr University Bochum

Professional Career

Seit 04/2023

Research Assistant
DFG-funded research project "Explaining and predicting moments of impaired control in individuals with the aim to regulate their gaming behavior or pornography use", Chair of "General Psychology: Cognition" (Prof. Matthias Brand), University of Duisburg-Essen

04/2022 - 03/2023

Research Assistant
Department of Psychological Methodology, Faculty of Psychology, Ruhr-University Bochum

10/2018 - 03/2023

Student Assistant
Center for Medical Teaching, Ruhr-University Bochum

Selected Teaching Experiences


Seminar "Evolution & Emotion", Department of Biopsychology, Faculty of Psychology, Ruhr-Universität Bochum
2021 - 2022

Seminar "Data literacy in the health sector using the practical example of selected health apps", Section for Social Policy and Social Economics, Faculty of Social Sciences, Ruhr University Bochum

2019 - 2022

Tutorial "Statistics and Applied Data Analysis III", Department of Psychological Methods, Faculty of Psychology, Ruhr-University Bochum


Forkmann, T., Knorr, A., Gerdes, C., Vüst, B., Hamacher, D., & Teismann, T. (2023). Metacognitions about suicidal thoughts. Journal of psychiatric research161, 199-205.