Postdoctoral research fellow
Leader of the research group Clinical Neuropsychology and Lifespan Development
- Developmental psychology in a lifespan perspective (with a focus on prospective memory and executive functions)
- Cognitive training, plasticity, and interventions
- Reliable and valid assessment of different populations (e.g., older adults, job seekers) and the role of the testing environment (e.g., online vs laboratory, stereotype-threat)
- Studying the cognitive architecture in clinical populations (e.g., individuals with dementia or Parkinson’s disease) from a neuropsychological perspective
More information on my ResearchGate profile.
Brief Curriculum Vitae
|2014 - 2017||Ph.D. in Psychology, FPSE, University of Geneva, Switzerland|
|2012 - 2014||Diploma (M.Sc.) in Psychology, FPSE, University of Geneva, Switzerland|
|2009 - 2012||Diploma (B.Sc.) in Psychology, FPSE, University of Geneva, Switzerland|
|since 2019||Leader of the research group "Clinical Neuropsychology and Lifespan Development", Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Gerontology and Vulnerability (CIGEV), University of Geneva, Switzerland|
Postdoctoral research fellow and assistant, Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Gerontology and Vulnerability (CIGEV) and NCCR “LIVES - Overcoming vulnerability: Life course perspectives”, Universities of Geneva and Lausanne, Switzerland.
|2015 - 2019||Assessment and Recruitment Psychologist, Swiss Armed Forces|
|2014 - 2017||Doctoral student, Cognitive Aging Lab, University of Geneva, Switzerland|
|2011 - 2014||Student research assistant and LabManager, Cognitive Aging Lab, University of Geneva, Switzerland|
Awards and honors
- Vontobel Award for Research on Age(ing) 2016, Center of Gerontology, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Tinello, D., Kliegel, M., & Zuber, S. (in press). Does Heart Rate Variability Biofeedback Enhance Executive Functions Across the Lifespan? A Systematic Review. Journal of Cognitive Enhancement.
Maeder, J., Zuber, S., Schneider, M., Kliegel, M. & Eliez, S. (2021). Age-related improvements in executive functions and focal attention in 22q11.2 deletion syndrome vary across domain and task. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 1-14. doi: 10.1017/S135561772100059X
Zuber, S., Ballhausen, N., Haas, M., Cauvin, S., Da Silva Coelho, C., Daviet, A.-S., Ihle, A., & Kliegel, M. (2020). I could do it now, but I’d rather (forget to) do it later: Examining links between procrastination and prospective memory failures. Psychological Research. doi: 10.1007/s00426-020-01357-6 ResearchGate full-text view-only version PDF of pre-print
Zuber, S., Ihle, A., Blum, A., Desrichard, O., & Kliegel, M. (2019). The effect of stereotype threat on age differences in prospective memory performance: Differential effects on focal versus nonfocal tasks. Journals of Gerontology Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, 74(4), 625-632. doi: 10.1093/geronb/gbx097 ResearchGate
Zuber, S., Mahy, C.E.V., & Kliegel, M. (2019). How executive functions are associated with event-based and time-based prospective memory during childhood. Cognitive Development, 50, 66-79. doi: 10.1016/j.cogdev.2019.03.001 ResearchGate PDF of author's accepted manuscript
- Zuber, S., Ihle, A., Loaiza, V. M., Schnitzspahn, K. M., Stahl, C., Phillips, L. H., Kaller, C. P., & Kliegel, M. (2019). Explaining Age-Differences in Working Memory: The Role of Updating, Inhibition, and Shifting. Psychology & Neuroscience 12(2), 191-208. doi: 10.1037/pne0000151 ResearchGate PDF
Zhang, X., Zuber, S., Liu, S., Kliegel, M., & Wang, L. (2017). The Effects of Task Instructor Status on Prospective Memory Performance in Preschoolers. European Journal of Developmental Psychology, 14(1), 102-117. doi: 10.1080/17405629.2016.1165660 ResearchGate PDF
- Zuber, S., Kliegel, M., & Ihle, A. (2016). An individual difference perspective on focal versus nonfocal prospective memory. Memory & Cognition, 44(8), 1192-1203. doi: 10.3758/s13421-016-0628-5 ResearchGate PDF
Kliegel, M., Ballhausen, N., Hering, A., Ihle, A., Schnitzspahn, K., & Zuber, S. (2016). Prospective memory in older adults: Where we are now, and what is next. Gerontology, 62(4), 459-466. doi: 10.1159/000443698 ResearchGate PDF
Kliegel, M., Hering, A., Ihle, A., & Zuber, S. (2017). Cognitive Training to Promote Executive Functions. In Wiebe, S., & Karbach, J. (Eds.), Executive Functions: Development Across the Life Span (pp. 200-213). New York: Taylor & Francis. Link
Selected conference contributions
Zuber, S., Haas, M., Framorando, D., Ballhausen, N., Gillioz, E., Künzi, M., & Kliegel, M. (2021). Assessing Prospective Memory Online Across the Adult Lifespan: Validation of the Geneva Space Cruiser. Presented at the 6th International Conference Aging & Cognition and the 4th Conference of the European Cognitive Aging Society (EUCAS), Leuven, Belgium.
Zuber, S., Hering, A., Kliegel, M., & Ballhausen, N. (2021). Development of prospective memory and underlying executive resources during childhood - First steps towards a meta-analysis. Presented at the Oxford Course on Systematic Reviews & Meta-Analyses, University of Oxford, UK.
Zuber, S., Haas, M., Framorando, D., El Khawli, E., Scheibe. S., & Kliegel, M. (2020). Assessment of Older Adults’ Cognitive Functioning: Can Online-Tools Be a Reliable Alternative to Laboratory Testing? Accepted for presentation at the Cognitive Aging Conference, Atlanta, GA (cancelled due to Covid-19).
Zuber, S., Haas, M., Framorando, D. & Kliegel, M. (2019, April). Can Older Adults’ Cognitive Functioning Reliably Be Assessed Via Online-Tools? Presented at the 5th International Conference of Aging & Cognition, Zürich, Switzerland.
Zuber, S., Mahy, C.E.V., & Kliegel, M. (2018, August). The Effect of an Executive Function Training on Children’s Prospective Memory. Presented at the Geneva Aging Series 7, Geneva, Switzerland.
Zuber, S., Mahy, C.E.V., & Kliegel, M. (2018, June). How the different facets of executive functioning contribute to focal, nonfocal, and time-based prospective memory during childhood. Presented at the 48th Annual Meeting of the Jean Piaget Society, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
- Zuber, S., Ihle, A., Blum, A., Desrichard, O., & Kliegel, M. (2017, July). How Stereotype-Threat Might Explain Stability and Deficits in Older Adults’ Prospective Memory. Presented at the 21st IAGG World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics, San Francisco, CA.
Zuber, S., Grob, E., Ihle, A., Ghisletta, P., Zimprich, D., & Kliegel, M. (2017, April). Inter-individual differences in intra-individual change of Prospective Memory performance in old age: Which cognitive processes predict the development of PM over time? Presented at the 4th International Conference of Aging & Cognition, Zürich, Switzerland.
Zuber, S., Mahy, C.E.V., & Kliegel, M. (2016, July). How the different facets of executive functioning contribute to focal, nonfocal & time-based PM during childhood. Presented at the Prospective Memory Workshop 2016, Saint-Légier, Switzerland.
Zuber, S., Grob, E., Ihle, A., Ghisletta, P., Zimprich, D., & Kliegel, M. (2016, April). Gains, Losses and Stability in Prospective Memory Functioning across Old Age: A longitudinal approach. Presented at the Cognitive Aging Conference, Atlanta, GA.