Vanda Sieber

Vanda Sieber, Dr. phil.

Oberassistentin / Senior Research Assistant

Phone: +41 44 634 45 43

Address: Freiestrasse 36, 8032 Zürich

Room number: FRE-G-03

vanda.sieber@ife.uzh.ch

Current courses

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Research foci

  • Experience of autonomy during classes
  • Attention during classes
  • Implicit theories about willpower
  • The fit between implicit motives and environmental factors

Occupations

Since May 2018

Senior Research Assistant at the Chair for Research on Learning, Instruction and Didactics of the University of Zurich.

20172018

Postdoctoral Researcher at the Chair for Psychology of Motivation, Volition, and Emotion, Department of Psychology, University of Zurich.

20162017

Research Assistant in the self-regulation workgroup (Chair of Developmental Psychology: Adulthood), Department of Psychology, University of Zurich.

20142016

Research Assistant at the Institute of Sport Science in the work group for sport and health (Sport Science department I), University of Bern.

2015 

Research Assistant, Institute for Educational Science at the chair for pedagogical psychology , University of Bern.

Education

  • 2017: Conferment of the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) by the Faculty of Human Sciences at the University of Bern
  • 2014: Master of Science in Psychology, University of Zurich
  • 2011: Bachelor of Science in Psychology, University of Zurich

Publications

Peer-reviewed journal articles

 

  • Wolff, W., Sieber, V., Bieleke, M., & Englert, C. (2019). Task Duration and Task Order do not Matter: No Effect on Self-Control Performance. Psychological Research. doi: 10.1007/s00426-019-01230-1
  • Sieber, V., Flückiger, L., Mata, J., Bernecker, K., & Job, V. (2019). Autonomous Goal Striving Promotes a Nonlimited Theory About Willpower. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 1–13. doi:10.1177/0146167218820921
  • Job, V., Sieber, V., Rothermund, K., & Nikitin, J. (2018). Age differences in implicit theories about willpower: Why older people endorse a nonlimited theory. Psychology and aging, 33(6), 940. doi:10.1037/pag0000285
  • Schüler, J., Guidon, L., Hofstetter, D., Sieber, V., & Wegner, M. (2017). Affilation-related goal instructions – The secret of sporting success for affiliation motivated individuals. International Journal of Sport Psychology.
  • Sieber, V., Wegner, M., & Schüler, J. (2016). Autonomie als Prädiktor intrinsischer Motivation im Schulsport: Eine Person × Situation-Perspektive. Zeitschrift für Gesundheitspsychologie, 24(4), 162–168. doi:10.1026/0943-8149/a000166
  • Sieber, V., Schüler, J., & Wegner, M. (2016). The effects of autonomy support on salivary alpha-amylase: The role of individual differences. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 74, 173–178. doi:10.1016/j.psyneuen.2016.09.003
  • Sieber, V., & Mempel, G. (2015). Der prognostische Wert von impliziten Motiven für die Talentdiagnostik im Schwimmsport: Die moderierende Rolle unbewusster Impulskontrolle. Zeitschrift für Sportpsychologie, 22(1), 46–56. doi:10.1026/1612-5010/a000136

Monographs and publisher’s editions

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Book chapters and other publications (* peer-reviewed)

  • Wegner, M., Sieber, V., & Schüler, J. (2014). Implicit Motives of Elite Athletes, Sport Students, and Non-Sport Students: Power, Affiliation, and Achievement. In R. Morrisson (Ed.), Motivation: Psychology, Strategies and Impact on Performance (pp. 109–124). New York: Nova Publishers.
  • Süss, D., Waller, G., Häberli, R., Luchsinger, S., Sieber, V., Suppiger, I., & Willemse, I. (2008). Der Zugang Jugendlicher zur Filmkultur. Schweizer Jugendliche im Umgang mit Medien, mit einem besonderen Fokus auf Film und Kino. Zürich: ZHAW – Departement Angewandte Psychologie und ARF/ FDS.

Presentations

Poster (* peer-reviewed)

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Conference contributions (* peer-reviewed)

  • Sieber, V., Grob, U., & Praetorius, A.-K. (2019, Februar). Eine Untersuchung zum Verlauf von Aufmerksamkeit im Unterricht. Talk at the 7. Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft für empirische Bildungsforschung (GEBF), Cologne, Germany.
  • Sieber, V., Schüler, J., & Wegner, M. (2018, August). Differential effects of autonomy support on salivary alpha-amylase. Talk at the EARLI SIG 18 & 23 conference, the Netherlands.
  • Sieber, V.*, Flückiger, L., Mata, J., Bernecker, K., & Job, V. (2017). Autonomous goal striving promotes a nonlimited belief about willpower. Talk at the 15th Congress of the Swiss Psychological Society, 4th-5th September, University of Lausanne, Switzerland.
  • Sieber, V.*, Flückiger, L., Mata, J., Bernecker, K., & Job, V. (2017). Autonomous goal striving promotes a nonlimited belief about willpower. Talk at the 50th EASP general meeting, Granada, Spain.
  • Sieber, V.*& Englert, C. (2017). Are autonomous self-control affordances less depleting? Investigating the moderating role of the autonomy motive. Talk at the 49th ASP convention, Bern, Switzerland.
  • Schüler, J.*, Sieber, V., & Wegner, M. (2016, Mai). Autonomieunterstützende Sportumwelten sind gut – aber nicht für Alle: Die moderierende Rolle des Autonomiemotivs. Talk at the 48th ASP convention, Münster, Germany.
  • Sieber, V.*, Schüler, J., & Wegner, M. (2016, February). Individual differences in the need for autonomy moderate effects of autonomy support on salivary alpha amylase. Talk at the 8th SGS Conference, Bern, Switzerland.
  • Schüler, J., Sieber, V.*, & Wegner, M. (2015, September). Achievement, affiliation, and autonomy motives as moderators of basic need satisfaction effects on motivation and well-being in various sport contexts. Talk at the 14th Congress of the Swiss Psychological Society, 8th-9th September, University of Geneva, Switzerland.
  • Schüler, J.*, Sieber, V., & Wegner, M. (2015, July). Implicit motives and basic needs as predictors of motivation and well-being in various sport contexts. Talk at the 14th European Congress of Sport Psychology, Bern, Switzerland.
  • Sieber, V.* & Schüler, J. (2015, May). Autonomy Support in Sport – A Differential Perspective. Talk at the 8th Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study on Motivation, New York, USA.
  • Sieber, V.* & Schüler, J. (2015, May). Autonomy Support in Sport – A Differential Perspective. Talk at the 27th American Psychological Society (APS) convention, New York, USA.
  • Schüler, J.*, Sieber, V., & Wegner, M. (2015, May). The success of coaching instructions that fit: Motive-goal congruence as a predictor of well-being, motivation, and performance in sports. Talk at the 47th ASP convention, Freiburg (Breisgau), Germany.
  • Sieber, V.* & Schüler, J. (2015, February). Beneficial effects of autonomy support and autonomy need satisfaction in military sports. Talk at the 7th SGS Conference, Lausanne, Switzerland.
  • Sieber, V.*, Job, V., Bernecker, K., Rasch, B., Friese, M., & Keil, A. (2014, September). Anstrengung bei wiederholter Selbstkontrolle: Effekte impliziter Theorien der Willenskraft auf Herzratenvariabilität. Talk at the 49. Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Psychologie (DGPS), Bochum, Deutschland.

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