Prof. Dr. Harald Schupp


Harald T. Schupp is a professor of General and Biological Psychology at the University of Konstanz since 2004. He completed his diploma and Ph.D. in psychology at the University of Tübingen. Before joining the University of Konstanz, Dr. Schupp did his post-doc at the NIMH Center for the study of attention and emotion and was associate professor at the University of Greifswald. Dr. Schupp has been actively involved in psychophysiological and affective neuroscience research for more than 30 years and is associate editor for Affective Cognitive and Social Neuroscience. He has also a long-standing research focus on health behavior with a focus on eating and the development of mobile interventions for behavior change. He has been co-speaker for several joint projects funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the EU (DEDIPAC; SMARTACT; EATMOTIVE). As part of the Cluster of Excellence EXC 2117 "Collective Behaviour", he is principal investigator in projects on brain synchronization and decision making as well as eating and collective appetite.

Research-related publications

  • Villinger K, Wahl DR, Debbeler LJ, Koller JE, Brünecke I, Lages NC, Schupp HT, Renner, B. (2022). Using Ecological Momentary Assessment to study variations in daily experiences and behaviors during the COVID-19 pandemic. European Health Psychologist 22 (4), 816 – 833.
  • Schupp, H. T., Flösch, K. P., Kirmse, U. (2022). Case-by-case: Neural markers of emotion and task stimulus significance. Cerebral Cortex.
  • Schupp, H. T., Kirmse, U. (2022). Neural correlates of affective stimulus evaluation: A case-by-case analysis. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 17 (3), 300-310.
  • Schubring, D., Schupp, H. T. (2021). Emotion and brain oscillations: High arousal is associated with decreases in alpha-and lower beta-band power. Cerebral Cortex, 31 (3), 1597-1608.
  • Schupp, H. T., Kirmse, U. M. (2021). Case‐by‐case: Emotional stimulus significance and the modulation of the EPN and LPP. Psychophysiology, 58 (4), e13766.
  • Debbeler LJ, Schupp HT, Renner B. (2021). Pessimistic health and optimistic wealth distributions perceptions in Germany and the UK: Evidence from an online-survey. BMC Public Health, 21 (1), 1306.
  • Giese H, Gamp M, Stok FM, Gaissmaier W, Schupp HT, Renner B. (2021). Contagious health risk and precautionary social distancing. Frontiers in Psychology, 12, 685134.
  • Schubring, D., Kraus, M., Stolz, C., Weiler, N., Keim, D. A., Schupp, H. (2020). Virtual reality potentiates emotion and task effects of alpha/beta brain oscillations. Brain Sciences, 10(8), 537.
  • Villinger K*, Wahl DR*, Boeing H, Schupp HT, Renner B. (2019). The effectiveness of app-based mobile interventions on nutrition behaviours and nutrition-related health outcomes: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Obes Rev, 1-20. *both authors contributed equally
  • Schubring, D., Schupp, H. T. (2019). Affective picture processing: Alpha‐and lower beta‐band desynchronization reflects emotional arousal. Psychophysiology, 56 (8), e13386.
  • Wahl D, Villinger K, König L, Ziesmer K, Schupp H, Renner B. (2017). Healthy food choices are happy food choices: Evidence from a real life sample using smartphone based assessments. Sci Rep 7, 17069.
  • Sproesser G, Schupp HT, Renner B. (2014). The bright side of stress induced eating: Eating more when stressed but less when pleased. Psychol Sci 25, 58-65.
  • Renner B, Sproesser G, Strohbach S, Schupp HT. (2012). Why we eat what we eat: The Eating Motivation Survey (TEMS). Appetite 59, 117-128.