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Jutta Mata

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zuklappen Education and Positions

2015 - today Full professor of Health Psychology, Department of Social Sciences, University of Mannheim, Germany

2014-2015 Assistant professor of Health Psychology, Department of Psychology, University of Basel, Switzerland

2012-2014 Researcher - Center for Adaptive Rationality, Max Planck Institute for Human Development; Berlin, Germany

2010-2012 Research Scientist - Department of Psychology, University of Basel; Basel, Switzerland

2008-2010 Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Department of Psychology, Stanford University; Stanford, USA

2008 Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Department of Human Kinetics, Technical University Lisbon; Lisbon, Portugal

2008 Dr. rer nat. (equiv. to a PhD)- Humboldt University Berlin; Berlin, Germany

2004-2007 PhD Fellow - International Max Planck Research School LIFE, working at the Center for Adaptive Behavior and Cognition, Max Planck Institute for Human Development; Berlin, Germany

01/2007-03/2007 Visiting PhD Fellow - Department of Psychology, University of Michigan; Ann Arbor, USA

10/2006-12/2006 Visiting PhD Fellow - Department of Psychology and Cognitive Science, Indiana University; Bloomington, USA

2004 Diplom in Psychology (Master's equivalent) - Humboldt University Berlin; Berlin, Germany

zuklappen Awards, Grants and Scholarships

2012-2015 Research Project: Health behaviors, affect, and academic performance: A longitudinal study across times of high stress; Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF)

2012-2013 Research Project: Der Zusammenhang zwischen Gesundheitsverhaltensweisen, Stresserleben und akademischer Leistung von Studierenden im ersten Studienjahr an der Universität Basel [The relation between health behaviors, experienced stress, and academic performance during the freshman year at the University of Basel]; Freiwillige Akademische Gesellschaft Basel, Switzerland

2011-2014 Research Project: Open-access repository of self-regulation measures for exercise, eating, and weight control; Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (Portuguese Foundation of Science and Technology)

2010-2013 Research Project: Physical activity and the self-regulation of eating behavior and body weight; Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (Portuguese Foundation of Science and Technology)

2009-2010 Post-doctoral stipend; German Science Foundation

2008-2009 Post-doctoral stipend; Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology

2004-2007 PhD Scholarship; International Max Planck Research School LIFE

2004 Springer Award for the best Diploma Thesis 2004 (equiv. to a Master’s Thesis); Institute of Psychology, Humboldt University Berlin, Germany

2002-2010 Travel grants for conference participation by: German Science Foundation; German Academic Exchange Service; British Feeding and Drinking Society; Institute of Psychology at Humboldt University Berlin

2000-2001 Erasmus Scholarship to study at the University of Lisbon; Lisbon, Portugal

zuklappen Professional Activities

 

2014-2017 Full member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Bundesinstitut fuer Risikobewertung (Federal Institute for Risk Assessment); BfR-Commission on Risk Research and Risk Perception

2012 Mentor in Dissplus-Program, University of Basel; Basel, Switzerland

2012 Mentor in „Step“-Program, University of Basel; Basel, Switzerland

2011 Member of IT User Committee of the Scientific Staff, University of Basel; Basel, Switzerland

2011-2012 Guest Editor Special Issue „Self-regulation, motivation, and psychosocial factors in weight management“, Journal of Obesity

01/2010 Discussant of the PhD commitee of Rui Carvalho, University of Lisbon; Lisbon, Portugal

02/2008 Invited expert for „Fachgespräch Nährwertkennzeichnung“. [Expert talk on nutrition labeling]. Presentation to the committee on nutrition, agriculture and consumer protection of the social democratic party of the German Bundestag (German Parliament); Berlin, Germany

10/2007 Invited expert of the „Bundesverband Verbraucherzentrale“ [Federation of German Consumer Organisations] press conference panel on nutrition labeling; Berlin, Germany

zuklappen Publications

in press

Flückiger, L., Dallacker, M., Lieb, R., & Mata, J. (in press). Beeinflussen Bewegung, Essen und Schlaf den Erfolg in der Uni? The In-Mind.

Mata, J., Dallacker, M., Vogel, T., & Hertwig, R. (in press). The role of attitudes in diet, eating, and body weight. In D. Albarracín & B. T. Johnson (Eds.), The handbook of attitudes, Vol. 2: Applications. New York: Psychology Press.

Mata, J., & Hertwig, R. (in press). Public beliefs about obesity relative to other major health risks: Representative cross-sectional surveys in the USA, the UK, and Germany. Annals of Behavioral Medicine.

2017

Mata, J., Dallacker, M., & Hertwig, R. (2017). Social nature of eating could explain missing link between food insecurity and childhood obesity. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 40:e122. doi:10.1017/S0140525X16001473
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Thompson, R. J., Mata, J., Gershon, A., & Gotlib, I. H. (2017). Adaptive coping mediates the relation between mothers' and daughters' depressive symptoms: A moderated mediation study. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 36, 171-195. doi:10.1521/jscp.2017.36.3.171
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2016

Dallacker, M., Hertwig, R., Peters, E., & Mata, J. (2016). Lower parental numeracy is associated with children being under- and overweight. Social Science & Medicine, 161, 126-133. doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2016.06.006
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2015

Hogan, C. L., Catalino, L. I., Mata, J., & Fredrickson, B. L. (2015). Beyond emotional benefits: Physical activity and sedentary behavior affect psychosocial resources through emotions. Psychology & Health, 30, 354-369. doi:10.1080/08870446.2014.973410

Mata, J., Frank, R., & Hertwig, R. (2015). Higher body mass index, less exercise, but healthier eating in married adults: Nine representative surveys across Europe. Social Science & Medicine, 138, 119-127. doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2015.06.001
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Pe, M. L., Kircanski, K., Thompson, R. J., Bringmann, L. F., Tuerlinckx, F., Mestdagh, M., Mata, J., Jaeggi, S. M., Buschkuehl, M., Jonides, J., Kuppens, P., & Gotlib, I. H. (2015). Emotion-network density in Major Depressive Disorder. Clinical Psychological Science, 3, 292-300. doi:10.1177/2167702614540645
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Santos, I., Mata, J., Silva, M. N., Sardinha, L. B., & Teixeira, P. J. (2015). Predicting long-term weight loss maintenance in previously overweight women: A signal detection approach. Obesity, 23, 957-964. doi:10.1002/oby.21082
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Thompson, R. J., Kuppens, P., Mata, J., Jaeggi, S. M., Buschkuehl, M., Jonides, J., & Gotlib, I. H. (2015). Emotional clarity as a function of neuroticism and Major Depressive Disorder. Emotion, 15, 615-624. doi:10.1037/emo0000067
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2014

Flueckiger, L., Lieb, R., Meyer, A. H., & Mata, J. (2014). How health behaviors relate to academic performance via affect: An intensive longitudinal study. PLoS ONE, 9(10):e111080. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0111080
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Mata, J., Frank, R., & Gigerenzer, G. (2014). Symptom recognition of heart attack and stroke in nine European countries: A representative study. Health Expectations, 17, 376-387. doi:10.1111/j.1369-7625.2011.00764.x
(Reprinted in Transparent communication of health risks: Overcoming cultural differences, pp. 79-96, by R. Garcia-Retamero & M. Galesic, Eds., 2013, New York: Springer)
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2013

Dallacker, M., & Mata, J. (2013). Unwissen bei Herzinfarkt und Schlaganfall. Das österreichische Gesundheitswesen: ÖKZ, 54(12), 10-12.

Hogan, C. L., Mata, J., & Carstensen, L. L. (2013). Exercise holds immediate benefits for affect and cognition in younger and older adults. Psychology and Aging, 28, 587-594. doi:10.1037/a0032634
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Lieb, R., & Mata, J. (2013). Epidemiologie. In W. Rössler & W. Kawohl (Eds.), Soziale Psychiatrie: Das Handbuch für die psychosoziale Praxis: Vol. 1. Grundlagen (pp. 221-232). Stuttgart: Kohlhammer.

Mata, J., Hogan, C. L., Joormann, J., Waugh, C. E., & Gotlib, I. H. (2013). Acute exercise attenuates negative affect following repeated sad mood inductions in persons who have recovered from depression. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 122, 45-50. doi:10.1037/a0029881
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Thompson, R. J., Mata, J., Jaeggi, S. M., Buschkuehl, M., Jonides, J., & Gotlib, I. H. (2013). The role of attention to emotion in recovery from Major Depressive Disorder. Depression Research and Treatment, 2013:540726. doi:10.1155/2013/540726
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Vieira, P. N., Silva, M. N., Mata, J., Coutinho, S. R., Santos, T. C., Sardinha, L. B., & Teixeira, P. J. (2013). Correlates of health-related quality of life, psychological well-being, and eating self-regulation after successful weight loss maintenance. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 36, 601-610. doi:10.1007/s10865-012-9454-9
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2012

Demiralp, E., Thompson, R. J., Mata, J., Jaeggi, S. M., Buschkuehl, M., Feldman Barrett, L., Ellsworth, P. C., Demiralp, M., Hernandez-Garcia, L., Deldin, P. J., Gotlib, I. H., & Jonides, J. (2012). Feeling blue or turquoise? Emotional differentiation in Major Depressive Disorder. Psychological Science, 23, 1410-1416. doi:10.1177/0956797612444903
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Mata, J., Thompson, R. J., Jaeggi, S. M., Buschkuehl, M., Jonides, J., & Gotlib, I. H. (2012). Walk on the bright side: Physical activity and affect in Major Depressive Disorder. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 121, 297-308. doi:10.1037/a0023533
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Teixeira, P. J., Mata, J., Williams, G. C., Gorin, A. A., & Lemieux, S. (2012). Self-regulation, motivation, and psychosocial factors in weight management. Journal of Obesity, 2012:582348. doi:10.1155/2012/582348
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Teixeira, P. J., Silva, M. N., Mata, J., Palmeira, A. L., & Markland, D. (2012). Motivation, self-determination, and long-term weight control. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 9:22. doi:10.1186/1479-5868-9-22
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Thompson, R. J., Mata, J., Jaeggi, S. M., Buschkuehl, M., Jonides, J., & Gotlib, I. H. (2012). The everyday emotional experience of adults with Major Depressive Disorder: Examining emotional instability, inertia, and reactivity. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 121, 819-829. doi:10.1037/a0027978
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Vieira, P. N., Palmeira, A. L., Mata, J., Kolotkin, R. L., Silva, M. N., Sardinha, L. B., & Teixeira, P. J. (2012). Usefulness of standard BMI cut-offs for quality of life and psychological well-being in women. Obesity Facts, 5, 795-805. doi:10.1159/000345778
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2011

Mata, J., & Gotlib, I. H. (2011). 5-HTTLPR moderates the relation between changes in depressive and bulimic symptoms in adolescent girls: A longitudinal study. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 44, 383-388. Full text

Mata, J., Lippke, S., Dieckmann, A., & Todd, P. M. (2011). Meat label information: Effects of separate versus conjoint presentation on product evaluation. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 41, 1947-1957. Full text

Mata, J., & Munsch, S. (2011). Adipositas von Kindern und Jugendlichen: Risiken, Ursachen und Therapie aus psychologischer Sicht. [Obesity in children and adolescents: Risks, causes, and therapy from a psychological perspective.] Bundesgesundheitsblatt, 54, 548-554. Full text

Scheibehenne, B., Mata, J., & Todd, P. M. (2011). Older but not wiser – Predicting a partner’s preferences gets worse with age. Journal of Consumer Psychology, 21, 184-191. Full text

Teixeira, P. J., Patrick, H., & Mata, J. (2011). Why we eat what we eat: The role of autonomous motivation in eating behaviour regulation. Nutrition Bulletin, 36, 102-107. Full text

Thompson, R. J., Mata, J., Jaeggi, S. M., Buschkuehl, M., Jonides, J., & Gotlib, I. H. (2011). Concurrent and prospective relations between attention to emotion and affect intensity: An experience sampling study. Emotion, 11, 1489-1494. Full text

Vieira, P. N., Mata, J., Silva, M. N., Coutinho, S. R., Santos, T. C., Minderico, C. S., Sardinha, L. B., & Teixeira, P. J. (2011). Predictors of psychological well-being during behavioral obesity treatment in women. Journal of Obesity, doi:10.1155/2011/936153. Full text

2010

Andrade, A. M., Coutinho, S. R., Silva, M. N., Carraça, E. V., Mata, J., Vieira, P. N., Melanson, K. J., Baptista, F., Sardinha, L. B., & Teixeira, P. J. (2010). The effect of physical activity on weight loss is mediated by eating self-regulation. Patient Education and Counseling, 79, 320-326. Full text

Gaschler, R., Mata, J., Störmer, V. S., Kühnel, A., & Bilalic, M. (2010). Change detection for new food labels. Food Quality and Preference, 21, 140-147. Full text

Gigerenzer, G., Mata, J., & Frank, R. (2010). Response to Brenner et al. Journal of the National Cancer Institute, 102, 356-357. Full text

Mata, J. (2010). „Zwei auf einen Streich“: Gesteigerte Motivation körperlich aktiv zu sein führt auch zu verbesserter Essensregulation bei Übergewicht. [Two birds with one stone: Increased motivation to be physically active also leads to improved eating regulation in obesity.] Adipositas, 1/2010, 43-48.

Mata, J., Thompson, R. J., & Gotlib, I. H. (2010). BDNF genotype moderates the relation between physical activity and depressive symptoms. Health Psychology, 29, 130-133. Full text

Mata, J., Todd, P. M., & Lippke, S. (2010). When weight management lasts. Lower perceived rule complexity increases adherence. Appetite, 54, 37-43. Full text

Teixeira, P. J., Silva, M. N., Coutinho, S. R., Palmeira, A. L., Mata, J., Vieira, P. N., Carraça, E. V., Santos, T. C., & Sardinha, L. B. (2010). Mediators of weight loss and weight loss maintenance in middle-aged women. Obesity, 18, 725-735. Full text

Thompson, R. J., Mata, J., Jaeggi, S. M., Buschkuehl, M., Jonides, J., & Gotlib, I. H. (2010). Maladaptive coping, adaptive coping, and depressive symptoms: Variations across age and depressive state. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 48, 459-466. Full text

2009

Gigerenzer, G., Mata, J., & Frank, R. (2009). Public knowledge of benefits of breast and prostate cancer screening in Europe. Journal of the National Cancer Institute, 101, 1216-1220. (Reprinted in: Transparent communication of health risks: Overcoming cultural differences, by R. Garcia-Retamero, & M. Galesic, Eds., in press, New York: Springer) Full text

Mata, J., Silva, M. N., Vieira, P. N., Carraça, E. V., Andrade, A. M., Coutinho, S. R., Sardinha, L. B. & Teixeira, P. J. (2009). Motivational “spill-over” during weight control: Increased self-determination and exercise intrinsic motivation predict eating self-regulation. Health Psychology, 28, 709-716. Full text

Gigerenzer, G., Mata, J., Frank, R., & Feufel, M. (2009). Wie informiert ist die Bevölkerung über den Nutzen der Krebsfrüherkennung? Europaweite Studie erfasst Kenntnisstand. [How well informed is the population about the benefits of early detection of cancer? European study assesses state of knowledge.] Onkologie heute, 05/2009. Full text

2008 and before

Gummerum, M., Keller, M., Takezawa, M., & Mata, J. (2008). To give or not to give: Children’s and adolescents’ sharing and moral negotiations in economic decision situations. Child Development, 79, 561-576. Full text

Mata, J., Dieckmann, A., & Gigerenzer, G. (2005). Verständliche Risikokommunikation, leicht gemacht – Oder: Wie man verwirrende Wahrscheinlichkeitsangaben vermeidet. [Risk communication made easy – or: how to avoid confusing probability statements.] Zeitschrift für Allgemeinmedizin, 81, 537-43. Full text

Mata, J., Scheibehenne, B., & Todd, P. M. (2008). Predicting children’s meal preferences: How much do parents know? Appetite, 50, 367-375. Full text