Sascha Zuber

Postdoctoral research fellow

Leader of the research group Clinical Neuropsychology and Lifespan Development

 

Portrait Sascha Zuber small 1.jpg

Contact Details

 

University of Geneva
Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Gerontology and Vulnerabilities (CIGEV)
Boulevard du Pont d'Arve 28
CH - 1205 Genève 
Office 103
Phone : +41 22 379 83 81
Sascha.Zuber(at)unige.ch

 

 

 

Research Topics

  • 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

Education

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

Professional Experience

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
since 2018

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

Selected publications

For a complete list of publications, click here.

  1. 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 link.png ResearchGate   link.png full-text view-only version  PDFs.png PDF of pre-print

  2. Zuber, S., & Kliegel, M. (2020). Prospective memory development across the lifespan: An integrative framework. European Psychologist, 25, 162-173 doi: 10.1027/1016-9040/a000380 link.png ResearchGate PDFs.png PDF

  3. Haas, M., Zuber, S., Kliegel, M., & Ballhausen, N. (2020). Prospective Memory Errors in Everyday Life: Does Instruction Matter? Memory, 28(2), 196-203. doi: 10.1080/09658211.2019.1707227 PDFs.png PDF

  4. Zhang, X., & Zuber, S. (2020). The effects of semantic level and language type on enactment effect of action memory. Frontiers in Psychology. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2020.00515

  5. 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  link.pngResearchGate  

  6. 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 link.pngResearchGate  PDFs.png PDF

  7. 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 link.pngResearchGate PDFs.png PDF
  8. 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   link.pngResearchGate   PDFs.png PDF

  9. 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    link.png ResearchGate   PDFs.png PDF
  10. 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    link.png ResearchGate   PDFs.png PDF

Book chapters

  1. 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.pngLink

Selected conference contributions

  1. 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).

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Zuber, S., Ihle, A., Loaiza, V. M., Schnitzspahn, K. M., Stahl, C., Phillips, L. H., Kaller, C. P., & Kliegel, M. (2018, June). Explaining age effects in working memory capacity: The role of updating, inhibition, and shifting. Presented at the 11th Swiss Society for Gerontology (SGG) National Conference on “Aging Diversity”, Montreux, Switzerland.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.
  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. Zuber, S., Mahy, C.E.V., & Kliegel, M. (2015, September). Training executive functions and the development of intentional behavior in children. Presented at the 14th biannual congress of the Swiss Psychological Society SSP/SGP 2015, Geneva, Switzerland.

top