Theresa de Paula Sieverding


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    Graduate Assistant (Master of Science)

    Otto-von-Guericke University

    Institute for Psychology
    Bldg. 24, R202
    P.O. Box 4120
    39106 Magdeburg

    Tel: +49 391 67 58473
    Fax: +49 391 67 41963

Professional experience

Since January 2021, Theresa de Paula Sieverding pursues her doctoral degree studying "Intergenerational solidarity in environmental crises" with a PhD-scholarship granted by the Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt (DBU). She also works as a research assistant in the department.

From June to December 2020, Theresa was working as a research assistant in the Department of Environmental Psychology. As part of the research projects "AuRa" and "Die Corona-Krise als 'Gamechanger' für die Transformation zur Nachhaltigkeit?", she studies sustainable intentions and behaviors, and the nexus corona-sustainability.

She obtained her master's degree in Psychology at the Otto-von-Guericke-Universität, Magdeburg, with a specialization in environmental psychology/ human-technology interaction. From 2017 to 2019, she worked as a student assistant in the Department of Environmental Psychology. In her master's thesis, she studied the influence of value orientations, the perceived intention of prior generations, and generational identity on sustainable intentions of young Hawai'ians.

She obtained her bachelor's degree in Psychology at the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, as well as the certificate Studium Oecologicum. In her bachelor's thesis, she investigated the role of statistics experience, numeracy and graph literacy for the detection of covariance and causality in time series.



de Paula Sieverding, T., Kulcar, V. & Schmidt, K. (2024). Act like There Is a Tomorrow—Contact and Affinity with Younger People and Legacy Motivation as Predictors of Climate Protection among Older People. Sustainability, 16(4), 1477.
de Paula Sieverding, T., Merten, M., & Kastner, K. (2023). Old for young: Cross-national examination of intergenerational political solidarity. Group Processes & Intergroup Relations, 13684302231201785.
Matthies, E., de Paula Sieverding, T., Engel, L., & Blöbaum, A. (2023). Simple and Smart: Investigating Two Heuristics That Guide the Intention to Engage in Different Climate-Change-Mitigation Behaviors. Sustainability, 15(9), 7156.
Sieverding, T., & Wallis, H. (2022). Young for Old-COVID-19 Related Intergenerational Prosocial Behavior. Journal of Intergenerational Relationships, 1-22.
Wallis, H., Holzen, V., Sieverding, T., Matthies, E., & Schmidt, K. (2022). How do appraisal as threat or challenge, efficacy, and environmental quality affect wellbeing in the COVID-19 pandemic?. Frontiers in Psychiatry13.

Matthies, E., Holzen, V., Schmidt, K., Wallis, H. & Sieverding, T. (2022). Die Coronakrise als "Gamechanger" für die Transformation zur Nachhaltigkeit. In C. Soetbeerg & M. G. Ophoff (Hrsg.): Corona und Nachhaltigkeit. Lernen aus der Krise für eine nachhaltige Entwicklung. DBU-Umweltkommunikation / Band 16 (S.87-94).  Oekom.

Wallis, H., Sieverding, T., Schmidt, K., & Matthies, E. (2022). # Fighteverycrisis: A psychological perspective on motivators of the support of mitigation measures in the climate crisis and the COVID-19 pandemic. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 84, 101898.

Schmidt, K., Wallis, H., Sieverding, T. & Matthies, E. (2022). Examining COVID-19-Related Changes toward More Climate-Friendly Food Consumption in Germany. Sustainability, 14 (7), 4267.

Schmidt, K., Sieverding, T., Wallis, H., & Matthies, E. (2021). COVID-19–A window of opportunity for the transition toward sustainable mobility?. Transportation Research Interdisciplinary Perspectives, 100374.

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