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Dr. Nathalie Hauk


Division Psychological Assessment, Differential and Personality Psychology

Research Associate/ PhD Student


Personality Psychology

Seminar with a specific focus on fear and anxiety as a personality trait. The goal of the seminar is to answer the following questions: How does fear evolve according to various psychological paradigms? Are there cultural differences? How does fear display itself in social interactions and specific situations? Are there positive consequences of being afraid? Where can we draw the line between normal and pathological anxiety?

Qualitative Assessment Methods

Seminar about interview methods and behavior observation techniques as important data collection procedures within the diagnostic process. Practical examples of various application areas are used to convey skills and knowledge on the execution and assessment of these procedures in accordance to scientific standards. Furthermore, basic knowledge of the occupational assessment standards DIN 33430 are introduced.

Basics of Psychological Assessment

This Seminar is accompanying the main lecture on Psychological Assessment. Practical examples are being worked on using the statistics program R. Topics: Item Response Theory, Classical Test Theory, Exploratory and Confirmatory Factor Analysis.

Peer-reviewed Journal Articles

Hauk, N., Hüffmeier, J. & Krumm, S. (2018). Ready to be a Silver Surfer? A Meta-analysis on the Relationship Between Chronological Age and Technology Acceptance. Computers in Human Behavior (accepted).

Felnhofer, A., Kothgassner, O.D., Hauk, N., Beutl, L., Hlavacs, H. & Kryspin-Exner, I. (2014). Physical and social presence in collaborative virtual environments: Exploring age and gender differences with respect to empathy. Computers in Human Behavior, 31, 272-279.

Kothgassner, O.D., Felnhofer, A., Hlavacs, H., Beutl, L., Gomm, J., Hauk, N., Kastenhofer, E. & Kryspin-Exner, I. (2013). Debunking differences between younger and older adults using a collaborative virtual environment. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 8215, 36-47.

Book Chapters

Hauk, N. (2011). Methodische Beschreibung einer wissenschaftlichen Studie. In B. U. Stetina, O. D. Kothgassner, I. Kryspin-Exner (Hrsg.), Wissenschaftliches Arbeiten in der klinischen Psychologie (S. 122 – 129). Wien: UTB facultas.wuv.

Stetina, B. U., Hauk, N. & Kothgassner, O. (2011). Interventionsforschung und Evaluation. In B. U. Stetina, O. D. Kothgassner, I. Kryspin-Exner (Hrsg.), Wissenschaftliches Arbeiten in der klinischen Psychologie (S. 167 – 175). Wien: UTB facultas.wuv.


Kothgassner, O.D., Felnhofer, A., Hauk, N., Kasthofer, E., Gomm, J. & Kryspin-Exner, I. (2012). TUI: Technology Usage Inventory Manual. Wien: FFG.

Conference Contributions

Oral Presentations

Hauk, N., Göritz, A. & Krumm, S. (2017). Altersabhängiger Umgang mit Technostress am Arbeitsplatz – eine Längsschnittstudie. 10. Tagung der Fachgruppe Arbeits-, Organisations- und Wirtschaftspsychologie der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Psychologie, Dresden, Deutschland, 15. Septemeber 2017.

Hauk, N., Göritz, A. & Krumm, S. (2017). Technostress at work – a longitudinal study of age-contingent coping strategies. European Associaton of Work and Organizational Psychogogly, Dublin, Ireland, 17th - 20th May 2017.

Hauk, N. & Krumm, S. (2016). The Correlation Between Chronological Age and Acceptance of (Learning) Technologies: A Meta-Analysis. Oral Presentation at the Annual Meeting 2016 of the American Educational Research Association, Washington, USA, 8-12 April 2016.

Hauk, N. & Krumm, S. (2015). Age and Technology Acceptance - A Meta-Analysis. Oral Presentation at European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology, Oslo, Norway, 20 - 23 May 2015.

Hauk, N., Felnhofer, A., Kothgassner, O. D., Kastenhofer, E. & Kryspin-Exner, I. (2011). Closing the Gap between IT developers and elderly end-users. Oral Presentation and Poster at the 3rd YR-RISE Workshop 2011 on Research for innovative solutions for the elderly, Lecce, Italy, September 26-28, 2011.

Proceedings (peer-reviewed):

Kothgassner, O.D., Felnhofer, A., Beutl, L., Heinzle, A.-K., Gomm, J., Kastenhofer, E., Hauk, N., Hlavacs, H. & Kryspin-Exner, I. (2013). Geschlechtsunterschiede in der Nutzung von kollaborativen virtuellen Umwelten bei gesunden Älteren: Der Einfluss von Sozialer Präsenz, Benutzerfreundlichkeit und Technikängstlichkeit. Proceedings of the Usability Day XI.

Hauk, N. & Kastenhofer, E. (2011). Track E4: Getting Older in Southern Europe. In I. Bierhoff, H. H. Nap, W. Rijnen & R. Wichert (eds.), Partnerships for Social Innovation in Europe. Proceedings of the AAL Forum 2011 Lecce (pp. 449 – 450). Eindhoven: Smart Homes 2012.