Matthias Aulbach

Postdoctoral Researcher


2020 - PhD, Social Psychology, University of Helsinki

2014 - Diplom-Psychologe (Univ.), Universität Würzburg

Research Interests

After obtaining my degree in psychology, I worked in addiction counseling and therapy before starting my PhD in the Behavior Change and Well-being research group at the University of Helsinki, Finland. In my thesis, I examined how behavioral impulses towards unhealthy foods can be reduced with simple computer tasks, using a wide range of methods (meta-analysis, EEG, smartphone data from a field trial). Further, I have worked on other health-psychological topics like physical activity and sedentary behavior but have also ventured into the field of prejudice research. I am interested in all things impulse control and self-regulation.