Dr. Ina Faßbender


Room: IB 4/175

E-Mail: ina.fassbender@rub.de
Phone: +49-234-32-24629

Research interest

Well-being in children and parents

Migration and cultural identity

Learning and culture

Memory (development) in infancy and childhood

Face perception in infancy

Adaptive behaviour

Life-events

Personality development

 

Teaching at Ruhr-University

Winter 2019/2020:
 ExPra Research Seminar 3rd
semester BSc Psychology.

Winter 2018/2019 - Summer 2019:
Developmental tasks in young adulthood. ExPra Research Seminar 3rd and 4
rd semester BSc Psychology.

Winter 2017/2018:
Developmental tasks in young adulthood. ExPra Research Seminar 3rd semester BSc Psychology,

Winter 2017/2018:
Cognitive development in early childhood, group 1. Seminar, 1st semester BSc Psychology.

Cognitive development in early childhood, group 2. Seminar, 1st semester BSc Psychology.

Lecture Developmental Psychology “Postnatal Development” on November 15th, 2017.

Summer 2017:
Beyond the mass: (Ab)normal development and resilience, group 1. Seminar, 2nd semester BSc Psychology.

Beyond the mass: (Ab)normal development and resilience, group 2. Seminar, 2nd semester BSc Psychology.
 

Winter 2016/2017:
Learning and development in infants and toddlers, group 1. Seminar, 1st semester BSc Psychology.

Learning and development in infants and toddlers, group 2. Seminar, 1st semester BSc Psychology.

Lecture Developmental Psychology “Postnatal Development” on November 9th, 2016.

Summer 2016:
The individual and her social relations from school age to early adulthood group 1. Seminar, 2nd semester BSc Psychology.

The individual and her social relations from school age to early adulthood group 2.
Seminar, 2nd semester BSc Psychology.

Winter 2015/2016:
Introduction into developmental psychology group 1. Seminar, 1st semester BSc Psychology.

Introduction into developmental psychology group 2. Seminar, 1st semester BSc Psychology.

 

First authored publications

Fassbender, I., & Lohaus, A. (2019). Fixations and Fixation Shifts in Own-Race and Other-Race Face Pairs at Three, Six and Nine Months. Infant Behavior and Development, 57, 101328, DOI: 10.1016/j.infbeh.2019.101328.

Fassbender, I. & Leyendecker, B. (2018). Socio-economic status and psychological well-being in a sample of Turkish immigrant mothers in Germany. Frontiers in Psychology. 9, 1586. DOI: 110.3389/fpsyg.2018.01586.

Fassbender, I., Teubert, M. & Lohaus, A. (2016). The Development of Preferences for Own-race vs. Other-race Faces in 3-, 6- and 9-Month-Old Caucasian Infants. European Journal of Developmental Psychology 13(1), 152-165, DOI: 10.1080/17405629.2015.1073585.

Fassbender, I., Lohaus, A., Thomas, H., Teubert, M., Vierhaus, M., Lamm, B., Freitag, C., Graf, F., Keller, H., Schwarzer, G. & Knopf, M. (2014). African vs. Caucasian Faces in a Visual Expectation Paradigm. A Longitudinal Study with German and Cameroonian infants. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 45(8):1273–1287, DOI: 10.1177/0022022114537555.

Fassbender, I., Lohaus, A., Thomas, H., Teubert, M., Vierhaus, M., Spangler, S. M., Kolling, T., Goertz, C., Graf, F., Lamm, B., Gudi, H., Freitag, C., Keller, H., Knopf, M. & Schwarzer, G. (2012). Association Learning with Own- and Other-race Faces in three- and six-month old infants – A longitudinal study. Infant and Child Development, 21(4), 325–337.

Fassbender, I. (2009). Zimmermann, T. & Heinrichs, N., Seite an Seite - Eine gynäkologische Krebserkrankung in der Partnerschaft gemeinsam bewältigen. Ein Ratgeber für Paare, Göttingen: Hogrefe, 2008. In: Zeitschrift für Gesundheitspsychologe, 17 (2009): 195-196, DOI 10.1026/0943-8149.17.4.195.

Academic CV

since 03/2018                        Research Associate, Psychological Methods, Ruhr-University Bochum (Prof. Dr. Maike Luhmann), Project “What are the ingredients of adversity?” Current study: What’s NEXT?  Your life in a new phase (www.whatsnext.rub.de).

10/2015 – 02/2018                Research Associate, Developmental Psychology, Ruhr-University Bochum (Prof. Dr. Birgit Leyendecker), SIMCUR project (Social Integration of Immigrant Children – Uncovering family and school factors promoting Resilience, http://www4.rz.ruhr-uni-bochum.de:8420/forschung/simcur.html.de)

10/2008 – 06/2014                Research Associate, Developmental Psychology, Bielefeld University (Prof. Dr. Arnold Lohaus), Projects LEGES (Lern- und Gedächtnisleistungen im Säuglingsalter) and LEGEK (Lern- und Gedächtnisleistungen im Kindergartenalter), maternity leaves 06/2012-07/2013 and 12/2013-01/2015

10/2007 – 12/2007                Internship, Childlab, Max-Planck-Institute für Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig (Prof. Dr. Michael Tomasello)

06/2007 & 09/2007 – 10/2007        Research Assistant, Babylab, Lincoln University, UK (Prof. Dr. Kerstin Meints), Project How do children develop trust?

01/2004 – 12/2005                Student Assistant and Research Assistant, International Office, Europa-University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder)

08/2002 – 06/2003                Student Assistant, Desciprive Linguistics and Interlingual Sociolinguistics Europa-University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder) (Prof. Dr. Harald Weydt)

 

 

Degrees

2015                                       PhD in Psychology, Bielefeld University. Dissertation: "Gesichter als Stimuli im Säuglingsalter. Zur Entwicklung kulturspezifischer Wahrnehmung im Altersbereich von drei bis neun Monaten (Faces as Stimuli in Infancy Research. On the Development of Culture-Specific Perception between Three an Nine Months of Age)“

2007                                       M.A. in Cultural Sciences, Europa-University Viadrina, Frankfurt (Oder), Master thesis: „Sprach- und Identitätsbewusstsein. Eine empirische Studie zu Sozialen Milieus in Frankfurt (Oder). (Conciousness on Langue Use an Identity. An Empirical Study on Social Milieus in Frankfurt (Oder).)“

2004                                       B.A. in Cultural Sciences, Europa-University Viadrina, Frankfurt (Oder), Bachelor thesis: „Sprachstil – Lebensstil. Sprachgebrauch und Soziales Milieu. (Speech Style – Life Style. Language Use and Social Milieu).“

2001                                       Abitur, Privates Franziskus-Gymnasium, Hürtgewald-Vossenack

 

Stipends

02/2015 – 07/2015                PhD Graduation Scholarship, Bielefeld University

07/2007 - 12/2007                 Internship Scholarhip, Parc Cientìfic der Universidad de Barcelona for an internship in the Cognitive Neuroscience Research Group.

02/1999 – 04/1999                Student Exchange Scholarship, North-Rhine Westphalia for attending Columba College, Dunedin (NZ)