Carolin S. Altmann
+49 (0)3641 945 934
Research Unit Person Perception
Institute for Psychology
Friedrich Schiller University of Jena
Am Steiger 3, Haus 1
07743 Jena, Germany
2012 – now
M.Sc. Psych – Cognitive Psycology & Cognitive Neuroscience, Friedrich Schiller University of Jena, Germany
Thesis Topic: Uncommonly typical: Attractiveness biases recognition memory for faces irrespective of distinctivness – an ERP study.
B.Sc. Psychology (minor: Medicine) Friedrich Schiller University of Jena, Germany
Thesis Topic: About the influence of facial attractiveness on the perception of gaze – A study of the self-referential positivity bias.
2013 – now
2009 – 2012
2009 – 2012
2008 – 2009
Doctoral Researcher, Department of General Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience & DFG Research Unit Person Perception, Friedrich Schiller University of Jena, Germany
Research Intern under supervision of Prof. Dr. Mike Burton, School of Psychology, University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom (Determinants of intraindividual variations in attractiveness and their impact on the acquisition of facial representations)
Student and later academic research assistant, Department of General Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience, Friedrich Schiller University of Jena
Student and later academic research assistant – Student counselling, Institute of Psychology, Friedrich Schiller University of Jena
Student research assistant at the Thüringer Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek ThULB (Thuringian University and State Library); Department for Information Management and Systems, Friedrich Schiller University of Jena
Main research interests:
My research focuses on:
- Influences of facial attractiveness on face memory, perception and ERP modulations
- Differences in the acquisition of facial representations due to attractiveness and their implications for face matching abilities
- Image properties of attractive vs. unattractive facial photographs
- Biases in eye-gaze perception for attractiveness and emotional expression
Wiese H, Altmann C.S., Schweinberger SR (2014). Effects of attractiveness on face memory separated from distinctiveness: Evidence from event-related brain potentials. Neuropsychologia, 56, 26-36.
Papers in peer-reviewed journals:
Kloth, N., Altmann, C.S., & Schweinberger, S.R. (2011). Facial attractiveness biases the perception of eye contact. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 64(10), 1906-1918.
Altmann, C.S., Kloth, N., Schweinberger, S.R. (2011, March). Have you got the look? Über den Einfluss von Attraktivität auf die Wahrnehmung von Blickkontakt. Poster presentation at the 53rd Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psychologen (TeaP), Halle a.d Saale, Germany.
Kloth, N., Altmann, C.S., Schweinberger, S.R. (2010): All those beautiful people looking at me! Facial attractiveness biases the perception of eye contact. Poster presented at the PPRU Workshop II (October 14-16, 2010): “Person Perception 25 years after Bruce and Young (1986)”