Conferences and Presentations
  • Decoding facial expressions: The role of empathy . Paper at the 12th European Conference on Facial Expressions, University of Geneva , July 28-31, 2008.
  • How does empathy influence emotion regulation skills? Paper at the XXIX International Congress of Psychology, University of Berlin , July 21-25, 2008 .
  • Emotion regulation: How can we code? Paper at the 12th European conference on facial expressions, University of Geneva , July 28-31, 2008.
  • Multimodal T-patterns in emotive communication . Paper at the 12th European conference on facial expressions, University of Geneva , July 28-31, 2008.
  • Power, Gender, and Emotion: Effects of gender typical emotions on evaluations of women and men in high and low power positions. Paper at the XXIX International Congress of Psychology, University of Berlin , July 21-25, 2008.
  • The Geneva Appraisal Dictionary: A new tool for the automated assessment of appraisal dimensions in spontaneous speech . Poster at the 2nd Biennial Symposium on Personality and Social Psychology: Personality, Emotion, and Cognition, Warsaw , September 18-21, 2008.
  • Non-verbal expression perception and mental state attribution in naturalistic data . Poster at the 12th European conference on facial expressions, University of Geneva , July 28-31, 2008.
  • Therapists' empathy and psychosomatic treatment. Paper at the 12th European conference on facial expressions, University of Geneva , July 28-31, 2008.
  • Emotionspsychologie in der Psychiatrie . Eingeladene Fortbildungsveranstaltung der Psychiatrische Dienste Aargau, 20. März 2008.
  • How does empathy influence emotion regulation skills? Paper at the XXIX International Congress of Psychology, University of Berlin , July 21-25, 2008.
  • Emotion regulation: How can we code? Paper at the 12th European conference on facial expressions, University of Geneva , July 28-31, 2008.
  • Multimodal T-patterns in emotive communication . Paper at the 12th European conference on facial expressions, University of Geneva , July 28-31, 2008.
  • The Geneva Appraisal Dictionary: A new tool for the automated assessment of appraisal dimensions in spontaneous speech . Poster at the 2nd Biennial Symposium on Personality and Social Psychology: Personality, Emotion, and Cognition, Warsaw , September 18-21, 2008.
  • Therapists' empathy and psychosomatic treatment. Paper at the 12th European conference on facial expressions, University of Geneva , July 28-31, 2008.
  • The role of smile and laughter in the interactions between Alzheimer's patients, volunteers and dogs during Animal Assisted Therapy . Paper at the 12th European conference on facial expressions, University of Geneva , July 28-31, 2008.
  • Facial expression of emotion in adults, including regulation and multi-modal integration in social interactions . Invited presentation at the Mini-Symposium: Emotion & Facial Expression, Nestlé Research Center November 12th, 2007.
  • When emotional contagion meets deficits in perspective taking: A pilot study on schizophrenic patients . Paper at the 10th Congress of the Swiss Society of Psychology, September 13-14, 2007, Zürich , Switzerland .
  • Emotion regulation and empathy in counselling . Poster at the 10th Congress of the Swiss Society of Psychology, September 13-14, 2007, Zürich , Switzerland .
  • Multimodal patterning of expressive channels during emotional communication . Poster at the 10th Congress of the Swiss Society of Psychology, September 13-14, 2007, Zürich , Switzerland .
  • The role of nonverbal communication in the interactions between Alzheimer's patients, volunteers and dogs during Animal Assisted Therapy . Poster at the 10th Congress of the Swiss Society of Psychology, September 13-14, 2007, Zürich , Switzerland .
  • Wie werden Emotionen definiert und welche Rolle spielen sie? Eingeladener Vortrag im Rahmen der Ringvorlesung der Volkshochschule des Kantons Zürich Zur Psychologie der Emotionen , Zürich, 10. Januar 2007.
  • Modeling the Expression of Emotion. Paper presented at the Humaine symposium Agent Construction and Emotions: Modeling the Cognitive Antecedents and Consequences of Emotion (ACE2006) at the 18th European Meeting on Cybernetics and Systems Research (EMCSR 2006), Vienna, Austria, April 18 – 21, 2006.
  • Modeling appraisal theory of emotion and facial expression. Paper presented at the 19th International Conference on Computer Animation and Social Agents (CASA 2006), July 2006, Geneva, Switzerland.
  • Alternatives to verbal report measures of appraisal and emotion: Facial and vocal expression. Symposium at the XIIIth Conference of the International Society for Research on Emotions, Bari, Italy, July 11-15, 2005.
  • SpaceMiners: The role of motivational factors in computer supported collaboration. Paper presented at the 9th Congress of the Swiss Society of Psychology, Geneva, September 29-30, 2005.
  • The role of motivational factors in collaboration: Achievement, affiliation and power. Poster presented at the XIIIth Conference of the International Society for Research on Emotions, Bari, Italy, July 11-15, 2005.
  • Studying facial expressions in emotional episodes. Invited talk at the Centre for the Study of Emotion, Department of Psychology, University of Portsmouth, March17-21, 2005.
  • Facial expression and emotion: Competing theoretical approaches . Invited talk at the 1st Autumn Academy in Affective Sciences, Geneva , June 17-19, 2005.
  • The role of smile and laughter in the interactions between Alzheimer's patients, volunteers and dogs during Animal Assisted Therapy . Poster at the 11 th European Conference on Facial Expression - Measurement and Meaning, September 13 – 16, 2005, University Of Durham, UK.
  • Joint consultations at the dental clinic: a psychologist and a dentist consult with patients suffering from the “Burning mouth syndrome” . Poster at the 11 th European Conference on Facial Expression - Measurement and Meaning, September 13 – 16, 2005, University Of Durham, UK.
  • Processing facial emotion and gaze after unilateral temporal lobectomy. Poster at the 1st Congress of the European Neuropsychological Societies, April 18 - 20, 2004, Modena, Italy.
  • Facial expressions as indicators of "functional" and "dysfunctional" emotional processes. Invited talk at the Centre for the Study of Emotion, Department of Psychology, University of Portsmouth, March 3-5, 2004.
  • An experimental study of coping strategies, using a microworld type methodology. Vortrag am 8. Kongress der Schweizerischen Gesellschaft für Psychologie, 14. - 15.Oktober 2003, Bern, Switzerland.
  • Perceived gaze direction modulates the intensity judgment of facial expression of emotion. Paper at the 10th European Conference on Facial Expression - Measurement and Meaning, September 18 - 20, 2003, Rimini, Italy.
  • Decoders' processing (top-down or bottum-up mechanism) of static and dynamic synthetic facial expressions. Poster at the 10th European Conference on Facial Expression - Measurement and Meaning, September 18 - 20, 2003, Rimini, Italy.
  • The analysis of interaction effects between gaze direction and emotional facial expression: A framework for the study of relevance detection. Paper at the XIII congress of the European Society for Cognitive Psychology, September 17 - 20, 2003,Granada, Spain.
  • Emotional problem solving and coping in human-computer interactions. Invited talk at the colloquium on "émotion et raisonnement", November 15-16, 2002, Besançon, France.
  • Emotion, stress, and coping in families with adolescents: Assessing personality factors and situational aspects in an experimental computer game. Poster à la Journée nationale du PP Demain la Suisse, 28 juin 2002, Berne.
  • Motivationales Handeln in experimentellen Computerspielinteraktionen: Wie spielen Kognition, Emotion, Motivation und Coping zusammen? Gastvortrag am Instituts für Familienforschung und -beratung der Universität Fribourg, 25. Juni 2002.
  • Motivationales Handeln. Gastvortrag an der Naturwissenschaftlichen Fakultät der Universität Innsbruck, 30. April 2002.
  • Facial expressions in social interactions. Invited keynote talk at the symposium on "Animating Expressive Characters for Social Interactions" within the AISB 2002 Convention, Imperial College, London, April 2-5, 2002.
  • Kognitive Situationsbewertung, handlungssteuernde Motive, subjektives Empfinden und Ausdruck. Gastvortrag an der Philosophischen Fakultät I der Universität Zürich, 10. Dezember 2001.
  • The Role of Facial Expression in Intra-individual and Inter-individual Emotion Regulation. Invited paper at the 2001 AAAI Fall Symposium Emotional and Intelligent II: The Tangled Knot of Social Cognition, North Falmouth, MA, November 2-4, 2001. View Abstract. View complete paper in PDF.
  • Analyzing subtle differences in emotional experiences and facial epxressions with an appraisal based approach. Paper presented at the 9th European Conference on Facial Expression - Measurement and Meaning, September 19 – 22, 2001, Innsbruck, Austria.
  • Kognitive Situationsbewertung, handlungssteuernde Motive und emotionales Empfinden in einem interaktiven Computerspiel. Vortrag am 21. Motivationspsychologischen Kolloquium (MPK), 14.-15. September 2001, Zürich, Switzerland.
  • Cognition-emotion research and its utility for psychotherapy. Symposium hold at the 7th International Congress on Constructivism in Psychotherapy (symposium chair), September 19 - 23, 2000, Geneva, Switzerland.
  • Facial expressions of emotion and schizophrenia: A pilot study. Paper presented at the the 7th International Congress on Constructivism in Psychotherapy, September 19 - 23, 2000, Geneva, Switzerland
  • Emotion and facial expression. Invited talk at the workshop on Affect interactions: Towards a new generation of interfaces, hold in conjunction with AC'99, Annual Conference of the EC I3 Programme „Community of the future: New visions of information technology products in everyday life“, October, 20 – 23, 1999, Siena, Italy.
  • Beyond basic emotions. Workshop hold at the 8th European Conference on Facial Expression - Measurement and Meaning, September 27 – 30, 1999, Saarbrücken.
  • Studying facial expressions in emotional episodes. Paper presented at the 8th European Conference on Facial Expression - Measurement and Meaning, September 27 – 30, 1999, Saarbrücken.
  • Possible links between appraisal and facial expression. Paper presented at the 8th European Conference on Facial Expression - Measurement and Meaning, September 27 – 30, 1999, Saarbrücken.
  • How can FACS be used for coding facial expressions in sign language. Invited talk at the Workshop on Mouthing and Mouth Gestures in Sign Language, organized by the ESF Network Intersign, Holland Institute of General Linguistics, Leiden University, December 10-12, 1998.
  • Die Rolle von Gesichtsausdrücken im Emotionsprozess: Eine kleine Einführung in die experimentelle Forschung. Gastvortrag an der Universität St. Gallen, 19. November 1998.
  • Wie können Modelle normaler Emotionen für die Diagnostik klinischer Affektstörungen nutzbar gemacht werden? 41. Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Psychologie, Dresden, 26. September - 1. Oktober 1998.
  • Computer-aided research in the domain of appraisal theory. Workshop held at the Geneva Emotion Week ‘97 on "Appraisal Theories of Emotion", April 19 - 23, 1997.
  • Measurement of appraisal profiles elicited by emotional GAME - situations. Poster presented at the Geneva Emotion Week ’97 on "Appraisal Theories of Emotion", April 19 - 23, 1997.
  • Situiertes emotionales Problemlösen in einem interaktiven Computerspiel. Gastvortrag im Institutskolloquium des Psychologischen Instituts der Universität Bern, 26. Juni 1997.
  • How to determine the meaning of a smile in its context. Workshop held at the 7th European Conference on Facial Expression - Measurement and Meaning, July 16 – 20, 1997, Salzburg.
  • Emotion eliciting situations, subjective feeling, and facial expression in an interactive computer game. Paper presented at the 7th European Conference on Facial Expression - Measurement and Meaning, July 16 – 20, 1997, Salzburg.
  • Studying the differentiation of smile types using synthetic animated faces. Paper presented at the 7th European Conference on Facial Expression - Measurement and Meaning, , July 16 – 20, 1997, Salzburg.
  • Appraisal profiles of positive and negative emotions elicited by a video-game. Poster presented at the 7th European Conference on Facial Expression - Measurement and Meaning, July 16 – 20, 1997, Salzburg.
  • Regulierung und mimischer Ausdruck affektiver Prozesse. Workshop am 5. Kongress der Schweizerischen Gesellschaft für Psychologie “Psychologie und Lebensqualität”, 18. - 20. September 1997, Basel.
  • Facial expression, subjective feeling, and appraisal processes in an interactive computer game. 5th Round Table Meeting of young European Researchers in Emotion, Consortium of European Research on Emotion (C.E.R.E.),  12. - 14. November 1997, Paris.
  • Neue Wege der Gesichtsausdrucksforschung: Computeranalyse und Computersynthese. 40. Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Psychologie, 22. - 26. September 1996, München.
  • FEAT, FACE, GATE, and AAME: Presentation of new tools for research in emotion psychology. 4th Round Table Meeting of young European Researchers in Emotion, Consortium of European Research on Emotion (C.E.R.E.), April 20 - 21, 1995, Paris.
  • Interactive simulation techniques and synthetic faces to explore and improve theories on emotion and facial expression. 6th European Conference on Facial Expression - Measurement and Meaning, June 22 - 25, 1995, Madrid, Spain.
  • Dynamic human-computer interactions as a research paradigm in emotion psychology. 3d Round Table Meeting of young European Researchers in Emotion, Consortium of European Research on Emotion (C.E.R.E.), October 20 - 23, 1993, Paris.
  • Automated coding of videotaped facial behavior in human-computer interactions. 5th European Conference Facial Expression - Measurement and Meaning, October 8 - 11, 1992, Bologna.
  • A method for automated coding of facial behavior in human-computer interactions with FACS. 4th European Conference Facial Expression - Measurement and Meaning, October 12 - 14, 1990, Berlin.
  • Möglichkeiten und Grenzen der automatischen Kodierung mimischen Verhaltens. (The automatic coding of facial behavior: Opportunities and limitations.) 31. Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psychologen, March 20 - 23, 1989, Bamberg.
  • Verfahren zur computergestützten Analyse von mimischen Ereignissen. (A method for the computerized analysis of facial behavior) Eberhard-Karls Universität Tübingen, Zentrum für Psychiatrie und Neurologie, January 25, 1988, Tübingen.
  • Auf dem Weg zu einer vollautomatischen Kodierung mimischen Verhaltens: Wie lässt sich der zeitliche Verlauf einer Bewegung rationell erfassen? (On the way to the automated coding of facial behavior: How to assess the timing of facial expressions in an effective manner?) 29. Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psychologen, April 12 - 16, 1987, Aachen.
  • Interactive Computer Games: An Instrument in Experimental Psychological Research. 7th International Congress of Cybernetics and Systems, September 7 - 11, 1987, London.