Karolin Schmidt

Karolin Schmidt 


ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7634-4139

   
    Senior Researcher


    Otto-von-Guericke University

    Institute of Psychology
    Bldg. 24, R 311
    P.O. Box 4120
    39106 Magdeburg

    Tel: +49 391 67 51917
    Fax: +49 391 67 41963
    E-Mail: karolin.schmidt@ovgu.de

Professional experience


Since October 2015 Karolin Schmidt has been research assistant in the division of Environmental Psychology at the Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg. In her research, she focuses on the different types, relevant determinants and appropriate intervention approaches for the promotion of sustainable food consumption. In her doctoral thesis she investigated overconsumption of food and food waste in private households (February 2020). Additionally, she also examines determinants and psychological interventions within her work in several third-party funded research projects with reagrd to other types of sustainable consumption (e.g., with regard to rebound-reducing effects in consumers' heating behavior or with regard to the promotion of sustainable daily mobility and long-distance journeys within the COVID-19-pandemic).

Karolin Schmidt studied her Bachelor’s and Master’s program in psychology (with a focus on environmental psychology) at the OvGU. In her master thesis “Keep calm and cook on! An intervention study about food waste in private households“, she investigated relevant determinants for the development of food waste in households and the effect of tailored action information to reduce it.

Since 2012 she was working as student / graduate assistant in the Environmental Psychology Division of the OvGU. Thereby she was involved in several energy saving projects.

 

Publications

 

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. https://doi.org/10.3390/su16041477

Wallis, H., Holzen, V., Sieverding, T., Matthies, E., & Schmidt, K. (2023). How do appraisal as threat or challenge, efficacy, and environmental quality affect wellbeing in the COVID-19 pandemic?. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 13, 1009977. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyt.2022.1009977
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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvp.2022.101898
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. https://doi.org/10.3390/su14074267

Schmidt, K., Kösling, P., Bamberg, S., & Blöbaum, A. (2022). A Prospect Theory-based experimental vignette methodology for exploring rebound effects and rebound-damping interventions. Ecological Economics, 193, 107302. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolecon.2021.107302

Kastner, K., Schmidt, K. & Matthies, M. (2022) Ernährungsstile und Nachhaltigkeit - eine psychologische Perspektive. Einführung in das Schwerpunktthema. Umweltpsychologie, 25(2), 3-11. 

Schmidt, K. & Chmielewski, L. (2022) Was passiert, wenn wir der Wahrheit wirklich ins Auge sehen? Evaluation der vielfältigen Wirkungen bildlicher Hinweise auf Produktverpackungen für die Förderung eines nachhaltigen Fleischkonsums in Deutschland. Umweltpsychologie, 25(2), 32-62.

Wallis, H., Holzen, V., Sieverding, T., Matthies, E., & Schmidt, K. (2023) How do appraisal as threat or challenge, efficacy, and environmental quality affect well-being in the COVID-19 pandemic? Frontiers in Psychiatry, 13,2891. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyt.2022.1009977

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.https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvp.2022.101898

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. https://doi.org/10.3390/su14074267.

Schmidt, K., Kösling, P., Bamberg, S. & Blöbaum, A. (2022). A Prospect Theory-based experimental vignette methodology for exploring rebound effects and rebound-damping interventions. Ecological Economics, 193, 107302. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolecon.2021.107302

 Schmidt, K. (2021). When less is more – Effects of providing simple vs. refined action-knowledge interventions to promote climate-friendly food consumption in German consumers. Food Quality and Preference, 94, 104333. doi: 10.1016/j.foodqual.2021.104333

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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.trip.2021.100374

Schmidt, K., Arndt, J., Grote, U. & Matthies, E. (2021). Gärtnern aus der Ferne - Eine Fallstudie zur Untersuchung des Verbreitungspotenzials und der umweltschutzrelevanten Wirkungen digitalen Gärtnerns. Umweltpsychologie, 25(1), 43-72.

Matthies E. & Schmidt K. (2020).  Masterschwerpunkt Umweltpsychologie/Mensch-Technik-Interaktion. In: Haase, H. & Körner, F. (Hrsg.), Bildung für Nachhaltige Entwicklung in der universitären Lehre – Best Practice Beispiele der Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg (S. 100 - 106). Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg.

Schmidt, K. (2020). Behavioral effects of guideline-provision on climate-friendly food choices – A psychological perspective. Journal of Cleaner Production, 277,123284.

Schmidt, K. (2019). Predicting the consumption of expired food by an extended Theory of Planned Behavior. Food Quality and Preference, 78, 1-13.

Matthies, E. & Schmidt, K. (2019). Häusliche Lebensmittelverschwendung Häusliche Lebensmittelverschwendung im Fokus (umwelt-)psychologischer Interventionsforschung. Report Psychologie, 44(2), 7-9.

Schmidt, K. (2018). Häusliche Lebensmittelverschwendung im Fokus umweltpsychologischer Interventionsforschung - Eine Untersuchung zum individuellen Spontankaufverhalten privater Konsument*innen. Umweltpsychologie, 22(2), 119-152.

Schmidt, K. & Matthies, E. (2018). Where to start fighting the food waste problem? Identifying most promising entry points for intervention programs to reduce household food waste and overconsumption of food. Resources, Conservation and Recycling, 149, 1-14.

Schmidt, K. (2016). What a Waste! Developing the Food Waste-Preventing Behaviors Scale A Useful Tool to Promote Household Food Waste-Prevention. International Journal of Food and Nutritional Science, 3 (3), 1-14.

Schmidt, K. (2016). Explaining and promoting household food waste-prevention by an environmental psychological based intervention study. Resources, Conservation and Recycling, 111, 53-66.

Schmidt, K., Kastner, I. & Nachreiner, M. (2016). Bedeutung und Besonderheiten wahrgenommener Quellenglaubwürdigkeit bei umweltrelevanten Verhaltensentscheidungen [The importance and the special features of perceived source credibility in environmental behavior choices]. Umweltpsychologie, 20 (1), 105-124.

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