Angelika Kern M.Sc.

Applied Cognitive Psychology

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64289 Darmstadt

  • Presence, user experience and perception in virtual realities
  • multimodal perception in virtual realities
  • since 04/ 2017 Research Associate
    Applied Cognitive Psychology Unit, TU Darmstadt
    focus: perception of audio in virtual realities
  • 07/ 2016-08/2017 Research Associate
    Educational Psychology Unit, TU Darmstadt
    focus: webbased trainings for positive psychology
  • 10/2014 – 06/2016 Student M.Sc. Psychology
    TU Darmstadt
    focus: enigneering psychology, organziational psychology, connection of psychology and IT
  • 02/2013 – 07/2013 semester abroad
    Universidad de Salamanca (Salamanca, Spain)
  • 10/2010 – 09/2014 Student B. Sc. Psychology
    TU Darmstadt
    focus: interdisciplinary projects, psychology and technics

Winter 2016/17 Statistics III (exercise course)

Summer 2017 Cognitive Psychology (exercise course)

Winter 2017/18 practical course “Experimental research”

Summer 2018 Cognitive Psychology (exercise course)

Winter 2018/19 practical course “Experimental research”

Summer 2019 Human Factors (exercise course)

Winter 2019/20 practical course “Experimental research”

Winter 2020/21 practical course “Experimental research” (online)

  • Kern, A. C., & Ellermeier, W. (2020). Audio in VR: Effects of a Soundscape and Movement-Triggered Step Sounds on Presence. Frontiers in Robotics and AI. 7. http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/frobt.2020.00020
  • Kern, A. C., Ellermeier, W., Baum, S., Khodjaeva, A., & Özcan, H. K.: Are you really up there? The influence of ambient sound and simulated height on experienced ‘presence’ in VR exposure to high altitude. TEAP 2019, London.
  • Kern, A. & Ellermeier, W. (2018) Influence of hearing your steps and environmental sounds in VR while walking. IEEE 4th VR Workshop SIVE 2018.
  • Kern, A., Linten, J., Brockmeyer, M. & Rupp, C. (2017). Webbasierte Trainings für Lebenskunst. In Schmitz, B., Lang, J. & Linten, J. (Hrsg.), Psychologie der Lebenskunst: Positive Psychologie eines gelingenden Lebens – Forschungsstand und Praxishinweise. Berlin: Springer.
  • Kern, A., Stöver, A. & da Silva-Bettner, M. (2017). Wer sind Lebenskünstler/-innen? In Schmitz, B., Lang, J. & Linten, J. (Hrsg.), Psychologie der Lebenskunst: Positive Psychologie eines gelingenden Lebens – Forschungsstand und Praxishinweise. Berlin: Springer.
  • Kern, A., Haardt, S. & Berger, J. (2017). Wie zeigt sich Lebenskunst in der Kunst? In Schmitz, B., Lang, J. & Linten, J. (Hrsg.), Psychologie der Lebenskunst: Positive Psychologie eines gelingenden Lebens – Forschungsstand und Praxishinweise. Berlin: Springer.
  • Kern, A. & Schmitz, B. (2017) Assessing the Influence of Knowledge Background, Specific Instructions and Reflection-retrospection on Reflection and the Effectiveness of a Positive Psychology Web-based Training. Fifth World Congress on Positive Psychology, Montréal, Canada, 2017.
  • Kern, A., Ellermeier, W., Wojtusch, J. (2016). Noise-Cancelling, steps and soundscapes — The effect of auditory stimulation on presence in virtual realities while walking. ACM Virtual Reality Systems and Technologies 2016.
  • Kern, A. (2016). Stille, Schritte und Soundscapes – Variation der auditiven Umgebung und ihr Einfluss auf erlebte Presence in einer virtuellen Welt. Unveröffentlichte Masterthesis, Technische Universität Darmstadt.
  • Hardy, S., Kern, A., Dutz, T., Weber, C., Göbel, S., Steinmetz, R. (2014). What Makes Games Challenging? Considerations on How to Determine the “Challenge” Posed by an Exergame for Balance Training. ACM Multimedia 2014.
  • Ellermeier, W., Kern, A., Schlittenlacher, J. (2014). A method to uncover salient auditory features of gear unit sounds. Forum Acusticum 2014.
  • Schlittenlacher, J., Kern, A., Ellermeier, W. (2013). Extracting salient perceptual features of machinery noise using triadic comparisons. Fechner Day 2013.

2017 faculty award for especially innovative graduation projects (2400 €, restricted to research)

2017 award of the “Odenwald-academy” (2500 €)

2014/ 2015 “Deutschlandstipendium”-grant (300€ each for 12 months)

2014 “Frauenfördermittel” (gender equality grant) of 240€ for attending the „Forum Acusticum“ 2014 conference

2013 travel grant of the International Society for Psychophysics (ISP), 400 € (www.ispsychophysics.org/)

2013 Erasmus-grant for a semester abroad in Salamanca, Spain

2008 Sponsorship of the Rotary Club Erbach-Michelstadt, 5000 € (www.rotary-erbach-michelstadt.de/foe_2008_2.htm)

2006 competition “Youth and Future” of the Rotary Club Erbach-Michelstadt, 1000 €