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Kerstin Brinkmann

Office 5157, Uni-Mail

Phone: +41 (0)22 379 9233
Fax: +41 (0)22 3799219
University of Geneva
40, Bd. du Pont d'Arve
CH-1211 Geneva 4
Switzerland

Research Interests

Responsiveness to reward and punishment in depression and dysphoria
Determinants of effort mobilization in depression and dysphoria
Role of mood states in motivation and effort mobilization
Impact of task characteristics and incentives on cardiovascular reactivity / motivational intensity
Influence of performance feedback on physiological response in depression and dysphoria
Impact of implicit and explicit motives on the motivation process


Vita

Link to the complete cv

Education

July 2003 Diploma Diploma in Psychology, University of Erlangen, Germany
Thesis: Validation of a new computer-aided attention test in an epileptic sample.
Advisors: E. Pauli, A. Abele-Brehm
February 2008 Ph.D. from the University of Geneva, Switzerland
Thesis: Depression and Motivation: The Influence of Dysphoria and Task Characteristics on Cardiovascular Measures of Motivational Intensity.
Advisors: Guido H.E. Gendolla, Rex A. Wright, Martial Van der Linden

Professional experience

October 2003 - August 2009 Research and Teaching Assistant, University of Geneva, Switzerland
September 2009 - June 2016 Senior Research and Teaching Assistant, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Since July 2016 Senior Research Associate, University of Geneva, Switzerland

Publications

Books

Brinkmann, K. (2008). Depression and motivation: The influence of dysphoria and task characteristics on cardiovascular measures of motivational intensity. University of Geneva: http://www.unige.ch/cyberdocuments/theses2008/BrinkmannK/these.pdf

Journal articles

Brinkmann, K., & Gendolla, G. H. E. (in press). When should I stop? Dysphoria leads to impaired task persistence via negative mood. Swiss Journal of Psychology.

Franzen, J., Brinkmann, K., Gendolla, G. H. E., & Sentissi, O. (2018). Major depression impairs incentive processing: Evidence from the heart and the face. Psychological Medicine. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1017/S0033291718001526

Brinkmann, K., & Franzen, J. (2017). Blunted cardiovascular reactivity during social reward anticipation in subclinical depression. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 119, 119-126. doi: 10.1016/j.ijpsycho.2017.01.010

Franzen, J., & Brinkmann, K. (2016). Wanting and liking in dysphoria: Cardiovascular and facial EMG responses during incentive processing. Biological Psychology, 121, 19-29. doi:10.1016/j.biopsycho.2016.07.018

Franzen, J., & Brinkmann, K. (2016). Anhedonic symptoms of depression are linked to reduced motivation to obtain a reward. Motivation and Emotion, 40, 300-308. doi:10.1007/s11031-015-9529-3

Franzen, J., & Brinkmann, K. (2015). Blunted cardiovascular reactivity in dysphoria during reward and punishment anticipation. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 95, 270-277. doi:10.1016/j.ijpsycho.2014.11.007

Brinkmann, K., Franzen, J., Rossier, C., & Gendolla (2014). I don't care about others' approval: Dysphoric individuals show reduced effort mobilization for obtaining a social reward. Motivation and Emotion, 38, 790-801. doi:10.1007/s11031-014-9437-y

Brinkmann, K., & Franzen, J. (2013). Not everyone’s heart contracts to reward: Insensitivity to varying levels of reward in dysphoria. Biological Psychology, 94, 263-271. doi: 10.1016/j.biopsycho.2013.07.003

Richter, M., Wright, R. A., Brinkmann, K., & Gendolla, G. H. E. (2013). Motivation. Oxford Bibliographies Online: Psychology. doi:10.1093/obo/9780199828340-0039

Brinkmann, K., Grept, J., & Gendolla, G. H. E. (2012). Dysphorics can control depressive mood's informational impact on effort mobilization. Motivation and Emotion, 36, 232-241. doi:10.1007/s11031-011-9236-7.

Brinkmann, K., Schüpbach, L., Ancel Joye, I., & Gendolla, G.H.E. (2009). Anhedonia and effort mobilization in dysphoria: Reduced cardiovascular response to reward and punishment. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 74, 250-258.

Brinkmann, K., & Gendolla, G.H.E. (2008). Does depression interfere with effort mobilization? Effects of dysphoria and task difficulty on cardiovascular response. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 94, 147-157.

Gendolla, G.H.E., Brinkmann, K., & Scheder, D. (2008). Ego involvement moderates the assimilation effect of affective expectations. Motivation and Emotion, 32, 313-320.

Brinkmann, K., & Gendolla, G.H.E. (2007). Dysphoria and mobilization of mental effort: Effects on cardiovascular reactivity. Motivation and Emotion, 31, 71-82.

Gendolla, G.H.E., & Brinkmann, K. (2005). The role of mood states in self-regulation: Effects on action preferences and resource mobilization. European Psychologist, 10, 187-198.

Chapters in edited Books and series:

Franzen, J., Brinkmann, K., & Gendolla, G. H. E. (2016). L’influence de l’humeur sur la motivation. In E. Laurent & P. Vandel (Eds.), De l’humeur quotidienne à la dépression en psychologie cognitive, neurosciences et psychiatrie (pp. 53-67). Paris, France: DeBoeck Supérieur.

Brinkmann, K., & Franzen, J. (2015). Depression and self-regulation: A motivational analysis and insights from effort-related cardiovascular reactivity. In. G. H. E. Gendolla, M. Tops, & S. Koole (Eds.), Handbook of biobehavioral foundations of self-regulation (pp. 333-347). New York, NY: Springer.

Brinkmann, K., Richter, M., & Gendolla, G. H. E. (2013). Active-Coping-Ansatz [active coping]. In M. A. Wirtz & J. Strohmer (Eds.), Dorsch. Lexikon der Psychologie [Dorsch. Encyclopedia of Psychology] (16th ed., pp. 95–96). Bern, Switzerland: Huber.

Gendolla, G. H. E., Brinkmann, K., & Richter, M. (2013). Selbstinvolvierung [self-involvement]. In M. A. Wirtz & J. Strohmer (Eds.), Dorsch. Lexikon der Psychologie [Dorsch. Encyclopedia of Psychology] (16th ed., p. 1396). Bern, Switzerland: Huber.

Gendolla, G. H. E., Brinkmann, K., & Richter, M. (2013). Stimmungs-Verhaltens-Modell [mood-behavior-model]. In M. A. Wirtz & J. Strohmer (Eds.), Dorsch. Lexikon der Psychologie [Dorsch. Encyclopedia of Psychology] (16th ed., p. 1496). Bern, Switzerland: Huber.

Richter, M., Gendolla, G. H. E., & Brinkmann, K. (2013). Anstrengung [effort]. In M. A. Wirtz & J. Strohmer (Eds.), Dorsch. Lexikon der Psychologie [Dorsch. Encyclopedia of Psychology] (16th ed., pp. 159–160). Bern, Switzerland: Huber.

Richter, M., Gendolla, G. H. E., & Brinkmann, K. (2013). Theorie der Motivationsintensität [motivational intensity theory]. In M. A. Wirtz & J. Strohmer (Eds.), Dorsch. Lexikon der Psychologie [Dorsch. Encyclopedia of Psychology] (16th ed., p. 1552). Bern, Switzerland: Huber.

Gendolla, G.H.E., Brinkmann, K., & Silvestrini, N. (2012). Gloomy and lazy? On the impact of mood and depressive symptoms on effort-related cardiovascular response. In R.A. Wright & G.H.E. Gendolla (Eds.), How motivation affects cardiovascular response: Mechanisms and applications (pp. 139-155). Washington DC: APA Press.

Gendolla, G.H.E., & Brinkmann, K. (2009). Reward. In D. Sander & K.R. Scherer (Eds.), The Oxford companion to emotion and the affective sciences (pp. 344-346). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Gendolla, G.H.E., Richter, M., & Brinkmann, K. (2009). The role of self-involvement in the development of cardiovascular disease: A motivational analysis. In L. Sher (Ed.), Psychological factors and cardiovascular disorders: The role of stress and psychosocial influences (pp. 181-193). New York: Nova Science Publishers.

Gendolla, G.H.E., Brinkmann, K., & Richter, M. (2007). Mood, motivation, and performance: An integrative theory, research, and application. In A.M. Lane (Ed.), Mood and human performance: Conceptual, measurem ents, and applied issues (pp. 35-62). Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers.

Published conference contributions:

Brinkmann, K., (2013). Attenuated effort-related cardiovascular reactivity during reward anticipation in sub-clinical depression. Psychophysiology, [Supplement], 50, S4-S5.

Brinkmann, K. (2012). Lohnt sich die Anstrengung? Belohnungs- und Bestrafungsinsensibilität bei Depression aus kardiovaskulärer Sicht. Faszination Forschung: 48. Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Psychologie. Lengerich, Germany: Pabst Science Publishers.

Brinkmann, K., Rossier, C., & Gendolla, G.H.E. (2012). Attenuated effort mobilization to a social reward in dysphoria: Evidence from cardiovascular response. Psychophysiology, [Supplement], 49, S70.

Franzen, J., & Brinkmann, K. (2012). Insensitivity to reward and punishment in depression: Evidence from cardiovascular response. Psychophysiology, [Supplement], 49, S28.

Brinkmann, K., & Gendolla, G.H.E. (2011). The joint effect of dysphoria and task framing on effort-related cardiovascular response. Psychophysiology, [Supplement], 48, S24-S25.

Brinkmann, K., & Kreibig, S. D. (2010). Goal engagement and disengagement in dysphoria: Evidence for a maladaptive physiological response to performance feedback. Psychophyisology [Supplement], 47, S92.

Brinkmann, K., & Gendolla, G.H.E. (2009). Dysphoria and effort mobilization: Reflecting on performance standards leads to reduced cardiovascular response. Psychophysiology [Supplement], 46, S72.

Brinkmann, K., Schüpbach, L., Ancel Joye, I., & Gendolla, G.H.E. (2008). Dysphoric individuals’ cardiovascular response to performance-related reward and punishment. Psychophysiology [Supplement], 45, S96.

Brinkmann, K., & Gendolla, G. H. E., & Ancel Joye, I. (2008). Dysphoria and reward insensitivity: Performance incentives do not lead to increased cardiovascular response. International Journal of Psychology, 43 (3/4), 46.

Brinkmann, K., & Gendolla, G. H. E., & Ancel Joye, I. (2007). Dysphoric individuals do notrespond to reward: Research on cardiovascular reactivity. Psychophysiology [Supplement], 44, S13.

Brinkmann, K., & Gendolla, G. H. E. (2007). Selbstregulation der Ressourcenmobilisierung: Effekte von Dysphorie und Aufgabenschwierigkeit. In Tagungsband zur 11. Tagung der Fachgruppe Sozialpsychologie der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Psychologie (S. 70-71).

Brinkmann, K., & Gendolla, G.H. E. (2006). Haben depressive Personen ein motivationales Defizit im Sinne anstrengungsbezogener kardiovaskulärer Reaktivität? In F. Lösel & D. Bender (Eds), 45. Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Psychologie (S. 46). Lengerich: Pabst Science Publishers.

Brinkmann, K., & Gendolla, G.H.E. (2006). Zum Einfluss von Depressivität und Aufgabenschwierigkeit auf anstrengungsbezogene kardiovaskuläre Reaktivität. In H. Hecht, S. Berti, G. Meinhardt & M. Gamer (Eds), Beiträge zur 48. Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psychologen (S. 221). Lengerich: Pabst Science Publishers.

Brinkmann, K., & Gendolla, G.H.E. (2005). Impact of vulnerability for depression on cardiovascular reactivity in active coping. Psychophysiology [Supplement],42, S39.

Brinkmann, K., & Gendolla, G.H.E. (2005). Zur Rolle von Depressivität bei der Mobilisierung mentaler Anstrengung. In K.W. Lange, K.-H. Bäuml, M.W. Greenlee, M. Hammerl & A. Zimmer (Eds.), Experimentelle Psychologie: Beiträge zur 47. Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psychologen (S. 27). Lengerich: Pabst Science Publishers.