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Ann-Kathrin Arend


Ph.D. student in the ERC-funded project “Transdiagnostic view on eating disorders and obesity and new approaches for treatment”; CCNS (Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience), Department of Psychology; Division of Clinical Psychology, Psychotherapy, and Health Psychology, Paris-Lodron University of Salzburg


  • BSc, Psychology, University of Salzburg
  • MSc, Clinical Psychology, University of Salzburg


Since my bachelor's studies, I am interested in eating behavior. For my master thesis, I researched the interactive influences of social and emotional context factors on eating behavior in every day life applying ecological momentary assessment (EMA). My research focus still lies on emotional eating and potential moderating factors of the emotion-eating relationship in healthy, obese and eating disordered individuals. I employ smartphone based technology (EMA, EMI, JITAI), experimental designs (emotion induction, picture rating), psychophysiological measures (EMG, EOG, ECG) and clinical diagnostic interviews (SCID, EDE).


Reichenberger, J., Pannicke, B., Arend, A.-K., Petrowski, K., & Blechert, J. (2020). Does stress eat away at you or make you eat? EMA measures of stress predict day to day food craving and perceived food intake as a function of trait stress-eating. Psychology & Health, 1-19.

Reichenberger, J., Schnepper, R., Arend, A.-K. & Blechert, J. (2020). Emotional eating in healthy individuals and patients with an eating disorder – Evidence from psychometric, experimental and naturalistic studies. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society1-10. doi:10.1017/S0029665120007004

Reichenberger, J., Schnepper, R., Arend, A.-K., Richard, A., Voderholzer, U., Naab, S., & Blechert, J. (2021). Emotional eating across different eating disorders and the role of body mass, restriction, and binge eating. International Journal of Eating Disorders.

Schnepper, R., Georgii, C., Eichin, K., Arend, A.-K., Wilhelm, F. H., Vögele, C., Lutz, A., Van Dyck, Z. & Blechert, J. (2020). Fight, flight, - or grab a bite! Trait emotional and restrained eating style predicts food cue responding under negative emotions. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 14:91. doi: 10.3389/fnbeh.2020.00091