Dr. Martin Schmidt-Daffy

Martin Schmidt-Daffy

Division of School and Teaching Research

Researcher

Address
Habelschwerdter Allee 45
Room JK 24/222 f
14195 Berlin
Fax
(030) 838-462825
Email
martin.schmidt-daffy'at'fu-berlin.de

Personal Information

  • Married, 3 children

Curriculum Vitae

Since 2013

  • Instructor (special tasks)

Freie Universität Berlin, Department of Education and Psychology, Division of School and Teaching Research

2000 – 2012

  • Research Associate

Technische Universität Berlin, Department of Psychology and Ergonomics, Chair of Biopsychology and Neuroergonomics

2006

  • Doctorate (Dr. phil.) in psychology

Technische Universität Berlin

First advisor: Prof. Gisela Erdmann; second advisor: Prof. Manfred Thüring

Title: Das schnelle Entdecken von Bedrohung: Neukonzeption der Gesicht-in-der-Menge-Aufgabe und Validierung im Kontext von Zustandsangst

1999

  • Degree of Diplom in psychology

Technische Universität Berlin

1990

  • Certificate of general higher education entrance qualification

Gymnasium Hohenschwangau secondary school (Bavaria)

1969

  • Born in Gmunden, Austria

University Duties and Offices

2009 – 2013

  • Member of the ethics commission of the Department of Psychology and Ergonomics

2007 – 2011

  • Member of the Human Factors board of examiners

2007 – 2009

  • Academic advisor in the Human Factors master’s degree program

Conference Organizing Activities

2009

  • Participation in the program committee for the first Berlin professional conference titled “Biophysiologische Interfaces in der Mensch-Maschine-Interaktion” (Biophysiological Interfaces in Human-Machine Interaction)

Co-Editor

2006 – 2008

  • Experimentelle Emotionspsychologie. Methodische Ansätze, Probleme, Ergebnisse, 47 articles, 993 pages (jointly with Prof. Wilhelm Janke† and Prof. Günter Debus)

Continuing and Professional Education

  • Introduction to Programming with Matlab (2011) 
  • Media Training for Scholars and Scientists, Klaus Tschira Stiftung, Heidelberg (2008)
  • Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging Spring School, B.I.O.N., Giessen (2004)  
  • DGPA Spring Academy on Hormones and Behavior, Düsseldorf (2003)
  • Training as a course instructor for “Lebensrettende Sofortmaßnahmen am Unfallort” (Lifesaving Emergency Response Measures for Accident Sites), Deutsche Unfallhilfe Bochum (1996)
  • Training as an emergency response assistant, Bavarian Red Cross (1991)

Memberships

  • German Psychological Society (DGPs)
  • Psychobiology and Neuropsychology Section
  • Traffic psychology section

Peer Reviewer for Academic Journals

  • Accident Analysis and Prevention
  • Behaviour & Information Technology

  • Drug and Alcohol Dependence

  • European Review of Applied Psychology / Revue Européenne de Psychologie Appliquée

  • Transportation Research Part B

Courses

WS 2016/17

Seminar: “Promoting learning and teaching motivation“ (2x) M.A. teacher training, educational sciences

Seminar: “Pedagogical diagnostics” (4x) M.A. teacher training, educational sciences

Course: Teaching Research Project (1x)

WS 2015/16

Seminar: “Promoting learning and teaching motivation“ (4x) M.A. teacher training, educational sciences

Seminar: “Pedagogical diagnostics” (4x) M.A. teacher training, educational sciences

SS 2015              

Seminar: “Teaching, arranging goup processes, learning support, media and giving lessons“ (4x) B.A. teacher training, educational sciences

Seminar: “Diagnostics, feedback and evaluation” (2x) M.A. teacher training, educational sciences

WiSe 2014/15

seminar: Teaching Motivation and Counseling (6x) master of education

seminar: Diagnostic, Feedback, and Evaluation (2x) master of education

SoSe 2014

seminar: Education, Arranging Group Processes, Learning Enhancement, Media, and School (6x)

seminar: Diagnostic, Feedback, and Evaluation (2x) master of education

WiSe 2013/14

seminar: Teaching Motivation and Counseling (6x) master of education

seminar: Diagnostic, Feedback, and Evaluation (2x) master of education

WiSe 2011/12

lecture: Biological Psychology for engineers (basic knowledge for engineers in the master's programm human factors)

colloquium for students in master's and diploma programms of neuropsychology and neuroergonomics

SoSe 2011

exercise for the lecture: bio-psychological concepts and methods in ergonomics (basic knowledge for engineers in the master's programm human factors)

WiSe 2010/11

seminar (neuroergonomics): driving behaviour at risk: models of the drivers motivation, emotion and cognition (master's programm human factors)

Current Research Interests

Mental functions, Physiological Responses and Behavior related to Driving

Bounded rationality of drivers’ decision making – especially speed choice. Influence of task demands, motivational incentives, psychoactive substances, and personality traits on drivers’ emotional experience, behavior, and physiological responses.

Impact of Appeals on Risk Behavior

Capability of messages to induce fear or anxiety. Short-term and long-term effects on behavior that poses a risk to health, especially risky driving and drug consumption.

Completed Projects and Work on Research Questions

2012: Development of a decision-making model for drivers’ speed choice

Own research project, supported by internal research funding from TU Berlin (own position, six months)

2011 – 2012:Conflicts of action goals as an approach for preventing interpersonal conflicts on the road

Own research project, supported by the Wolfgang Köhler Center for Conflict Research with a student assistantship; supervising multiple thesis projects from the study programs in Psychology, Transportation Studies, and Human Factors.

2011: Velocity or safety? The importance of balance and strength of goal conflicts for drivers’ speed choice.

Joint project with the Chair of Cognitive Psychology and Cognitive Ergonomics, supported by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) with financing for a research assistant (Rise project)

2008 – 2011: Fear and anxiety while driving

Own studies in cooperation with students in the Human Factors master’s degree program; supervision of one master’s thesis

2009: Psychophysiological indicators of mental strain

Participation in a cooperative project among various chairs at the Department of Psychology and Ergonomics, supervision of one Diplom thesis in the study program in psychology

2008 – 2009: Finding Culturally (In)Dependent Levels of Self-Representation: The Case of Emotions

Participation in an interdisciplinary project financed by the Volkswagen Foundation within the scope of the European Platform for Life Sciences, Mind Sciences, and the Humanities.

2007 – 2009: Development of an experimental paradigm for studying driving related goal conflicts.

Own studies in cooperation with students in the Human Factors master’s degree program; supervision of multiple master’s and Diplom theses

2002 – 2009: Responses to threatening stimuli and the influence of emotional state (fear)

Own studies in cooperation with students and interns in the study program in psychology; supervision of multiple Diplom theses

2004 – 2008: Personality traits in stress research

Co-supervision of multiple Diplom theses in the study program in psychology, together with Prof. Gisela Erdmann

2001 – 2009:Detection and perception of threatening stimuli


journal articles

  • Bach, D. R., Schmidt-Daffy, M., Dolan, R. J. (2014). Facial expression influences face identity recognition during the attentional blink. Emotion, 14, 1007-1013.

  • Schmidt-Daffy, M. (2014). Prospect-Balancing-Theory: Bounded rationality of drivers’ speed choice. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 63, 49-64.

  • Schmidt-Daffy, M., Brandenburg, S. & Beliavski, A. (2013). Velocity, safety, or both? How do balance and strength of goal conflicts affect drivers' behaviour, feelings and physiological responses? Accident Analysis and Prevention, 55, 90-100.

  • Schmidt-Daffy, M. (2013). Fear and anxiety while driving: Differential impact of task demands, speed and motivation. Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, 16, 14-28.

  • Schmidt-Daffy, M. (2012). Velocity versus safety: Impact of goal conflict and task difficulty on drivers’ behaviour, feelings of anxiety, and electrodermal responses. Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, 15, 319–332.

  • Schmidt-Daffy, M. (2011). Modeling automatic threat detection: Development of a face-in-the-crowd task. Emotion, 11, 153-168.

  • Feldmann-Wüstefeld, T., Schmidt-Daffy, M. & Schubö, A. (2010). Neural evidence for the threat detection advantage: Differential attention allocation to angry and happy faces. Psychophysiology, 48, 697-707.

  • Schlicht, T., Springer, A., Volz, K., Vosgerau, G., Schmidt-Daffy, M., Simon, D. & Zinck, A. (2009). Self as cultural construct? An argument for levels of self-representations. Philosophical Psychology, 22, 687-709.

books, book chapters and edited work

  • Schmidt-Daffy, M. (2009). Ziele und Probleme der Erkennung emotionaler Nutzerzustände anhand peripherphysiologischer und sprachbezogener Daten. In S. Welke, H. Kolrep & M. Rötting (Hrsg.), Biophysiologische Interfaces in der Mensch-Maschine-Interaktion, 1. Berliner Fachtagung 11./12. Juni 2009 (S. 78-82). Düsseldorf: VDI-Verlag. (Fortschrittberichte VDI, Reihe 22, Mensch-Maschine-Systeme, Nr. 30).

  • Schmidt-Daffy, M. (2008). Furcht und Angst: Überlegungen zur Differenzierung und Integration mit Schlussfolgerungen für die Induktionsmethoden. In W. Janke, M. Schmidt-Daffy & G. Debus (Hrsg.), Experimentelle Emotionspsychologie. Methodische Ansätze, Probleme, Ergebnisse (S. 281-296). Lengerich: Pabst.

  • Schmidt-Daffy, M. (2008). Bedrohungsentdeckung: Neukonzeption und Überprüfung einer Gesicht-in-der-Menge-Aufgabe. In W. Janke, M. Schmidt-Daffy & G. Debus (Hrsg.), Experimentelle Emotionspsychologie. Methodische Ansätze, Probleme, Ergebnisse (S. 763-779). Lengerich: Pabst.

  • Janke, W., Schmidt-Daffy, M. & Debus, G. (Hrsg.) (2008). Experimentelle Emotionspsychologie. Methodische Ansätze, Probleme, Ergebnisse. Lengerich: Pabst.

  • Schmidt-Daffy, M. (2006). Das schnelle Entdecken von Bedrohung: Neukonzeption der Gesicht-in-der-Menge-Aufgabe und Validierung im Kontext von Zustandsangst. Berlin: dissertation.de

oral presentations and abstracts

  • Schmidt-Daffy, M. (2011, June). Achtung Wildtier! Modulation der Orientierungs-/Defensivreaktion durch Handlungszielkonflikte beim Autofahren. Talk held at the Annual Meeting of the German Society of Psychophysiology and its Applications (DGPA) – 37nd APM, Heidelberg.

  • Schmidt-Daffy, M. (2010, June). Handlungszielkonflikte beim Autofahren und Angst: Eine Mehrebenenerfassung. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the German Society of Psychophysiology and its Applications (DGPA) – 36nd APM, Greifswald.

  • Schmidt-Daffy, M. (2009). Handlungskonflikte in einer Fahrsimulation. In A. Eder, K. Rothermund, S. Schweinberger, M. Steffens & H. Wiese (Hrsg.), Beiträge zur 51. Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psychologen in Jena (S. 49). Lengerich: Pabst.

  • Antov, M., Schmidt-Daffy, M. & Erdmann, G. (2009). Antizipation Öffentlichen Sprechens und Alkohol: Wirkungen auf den Schreckreflex. In A. Eder, K. Rothermund, S. Schweinberger, M. Steffens & H. Wiese (Hrsg.), Beiträge zur 51. Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psychologen in Jena (S. 58). Lengerich: Pabst.

  • Schmidt-Daffy, M. (2008, July). Relevance of spatial frequencies for the attentional bias to threatening faces [Abstract]. Poster presented at the XXIX International Congress of Psychology (ICP), Berlin, Germany.

  • Schmidt-Daffy, M. (2007). Threat detection: Selective attention and startle reflex modulation. Abstracts of the Annual Meeting of the German Society of Psychophysiology and its Applications (DGPA) - 32nd APM. Journal of Psychophysiology.

  • Schmidt-Daffy, M. (2006). Das schnelle Entdecken von Bedrohung: Neukonzeption der Gesicht-in-der-Menge-Aufgabe und Validierung im Kontext von Zustandsangst [Abstract]. In F. Lösel & D. Bender (Hrsg.), 45. Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Psychologie in Nürnberg (S. 309). Lengerich: Pabst.

  • Bach, D. R., Herry, C., Lüthi, A., Esposito, F., Di Salle, F., Scheffler, K., Perrig, W., Schmidt-Daffy, M., Erdmann & G. & Seifritz, E. (2006). Amygdalaaktivierung und Verhaltenskonsequenzen von zeitlicher Unvorhersagbarkeit bei der Maus und beim Menschen [Abstract]. In F. Lösel & D. Bender (Hrsg.), 45. Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Psychologie in Berlin (S. 18). Lengerich: Pabst.

  • Schmidt-Daffy, M. (2005). Influence of spatial frequencies on the attentional bias to threat: Indirect evidence on a differential role of the amygdala in threat detection and recognition. Abstracts of the Annual Meeting of the German Society of Psychophysiology and its Applications (DGPA) - 31st APM. Journal of Psychophysiology, 19, 143.

  • Schmidt, M. (2005). Das schnelle Entdecken von Bedrohung: Einfluss von Zustandsangst auf den Gesicht-in-der-Menge-Effekt [Abstract]. In: K. W. Lange, K.-H. Bäuml, M. W. Greenlee, M. Hammerl & A. Zimmer (Hrsg.), Beiträge zur 47. Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psychologen (S. 181). Lengerich: Pabst.

  • Schmidt, M., Erdmann, G., Bayer, U. & Pink, D. (2004). Entdecken bedrohlicher Reize (Gesicht-in-der-Menge-Aufgabe) unter Zustandsangst [Abstract]. In D. Kerzel, V. Franz & K. Gegenfurtner (Hrsg.), Beiträge zur 46. Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psychologen (S. 229). Lengerich: Pabst.

  • Kuelzow, N., Erdmann, G. & Schmidt, M. (2004). The influence of experimentally induced anxiety on learning passive avoidance. In A. M. Oliveira, M. P. Teixeira, G. F. Borges & M. J. Ferro (eds.), Fechner Day 2004. Proceedings of the twentieth annual meeting of the International Society for Psychophysics (pp. 430-435). Coimbra, Portugal: International Society for Psychophysics.

  • Schmidt, M. & Erdmann, G. (2003). Development and test of a modified face-in-the-crowd task. Abstracts of the Annual Meeting of the German Society of Psychophysiology and its Applications (DGPA) - 29th APM. Journal of Psychophysiology, 17, 177.

  • Schmidt, M., Erdmann, G. & Trautmann, J. (2002). Das Entdecken bedrohlicher Gesichter unter experimentell induzierter Angst [Abstract]. In E. van der Meer, H. Hagendorf, R. Beyer, F. Krüger, A. Nuthmann & S. Schulz (Hrsg.), Bericht über den 43. Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Psychologie in Berlin 2002 (S. 121). Lengerich: Pabst.