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Prof. Dr. Silke  Heuse

Prof. Dr. Silke Heuse

Programme Director for Business Psychology (B.Sc.), Campus Berlin | Programme Coordinator & Programme Director for Psychology (B.Sc.) , Campus Hamburg

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    Psychology Business Psychology

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Professor Heuse, head of the psychology program at UE in Hamburg, brings to the department expertise in health psychology, clinical psychology, and medical psychology for the prevention of mental and physical illness using behavioral therapy methods to educate about mental illness and its risk factors. It also supports and evaluates projects using data collection and analysis methods (quantitative and qualitative).



  • Health psychology services for the prevention of mental and physical illnesses

  • Education about mental illnesses and their risk factors
  • Workshops and scientific monitoring of projects
  • Psychological psychotherapist with focus on behavioral therapy


Publications (selection from the last five years)
Fodor, D. P., Pohrt, A., Gekeler, B. S., Knoll, N., & Heuse, S. (2020-epub). Intensity matters: The role of physical activity in the job demands-resources model. Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology. doi: 10.5093/jwop2020a21 (IF 1.565).

Heuse, S., Dietze, C., Fodor, D., & Voltmer, E. (2020-pre-press). Understanding stress experiences of health care students - a survey study on demands and resources in education. Journal of Medical Psychology, 1-7. doi: 10.3233/JMP-200024

Heuse, S., Gekeler, B., & Fodor, D. (2020-accepted). The Role of Physical Exercise as Personal Resource Against Job Stress. International Journal of Occupational Safety and Economics. doi: 10.1080/10803548.2020.1732648 (IF 1,377).

Hohl, D. H., Schultze, M., Keller, J., Heuse, S., Luszczynska, A., & Knoll, N. (2019). Inter-relations between partner-provided support and self-efficacy: A dyadic longitudinal analysis. Applied Psychology Health and Well-Being, 11, 522-542. doi: 10.1111/aphw.12166. (IF 1.946).

Hohl, D. H., Lüscher, J., Keller, J., Heuse, S., Scholz, U., Luszczynska, A., & Knoll, N. (2018). Inter-relations among negative social control, self-efficacy, and physical activity in healthy couples. British Journal of Health Psychology, 23, 580-596. doi: 10.1111/bjhp.12305 (IF 2.551).

Keller, J., Fleig, L., Hohl, D. H., Wiedemann, A. U., Burkert, S., Luszczynska, A., & Knoll, N. (2017). Which characteristics of planning matter? Individual and dyadic physical activity plans and their effects on plan enactment. Social Science and Medicine, 189, 53-62. doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2017.07.025 (IF 2,797).

Knoll, N., Hohl, D. H., Keller, J., Schuez, N., Luszczynska, A., & Burkert, S. (2017). Effects of dyadic planning on physical activity in couples: A randomized controlled trial. Health Psychology, 36, 8-20. doi: 10.1037/hea0000423 (IF 3,458).

Hagger, M., Luszczynska, A., de Wit, J., Benyamini, Y., Burkert, S., et al. (2016). Implementation intention and planning interventions in health psychology: recommendations from the Synergy expert group for research and practice. Psychology & Health, 31, 814-39. doi:10.1080/08870446.2016.1146719 (IF 1,983).


Peter Jacobi Prize of the German Society for Medical Psychology (research award).

Marie Schlei Prize, Department of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Free University of Berlin (doctoral award).

Poster awards at national and international congresses 2003, 2015 and 2019

UE is accredited by

LAND BRANDENBURG Ministerium für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kultur entr Akk Eval ZEVA luations- und erungsagentur Hannover AKKREDITIERE JAHRE WR 2014 WISSENSCHAFTSRAT Business Education AACSB Alliance Member of Europe University. for State accredited since 2006 Applied UE, Sciences

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