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Dr. Dipl.-Psych. Ulrike Zetsche

Ulli Protrait Uni

Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy


Habelschwerdter Allee 45
Room JK 26/225
14195 Berlin
(030) 838-455925

Key research areas

  • Regulation of emotions
  • Rumination
  • Affective Forecasting
  • Expectations
  • Depression
  • Experience sampling


  • Zetsche, U., Bürkner, P.-C., Bohländer, J., Renneberg, B., Roepke, S., & Schulze, L. (2023). Daily Emotion Regulation in Major Depression and Borderline Personality Disorder. Clinical Psychological Science. https://doi.org/10.1177/21677026231160709


  • Zetsche, U., Bürkner, P.-C., & Renneberg, B. (2019). Future expectations in clinical depression: Biased or realistic? Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 128(7), 678–688. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/abn0000452


  • Hansmeier J., Exner C., Zetsche U., & Jansen A. (2018). The Neural Correlates of Probabilistic Classification Learning in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: A Pilot Study. Front. Psychiatry 9:58. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyt.2018.00058
  • Schulze, L., Bürkner, P.-C., Bohländer, J., & Zetsche, U. (2018). Cognitive control and daily affect regulation in major depression and borderline personality disorder: protocol for an experimental ambulatory assessment study in Berlin, Germany. BMJ Open, 8(10). doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2018-022694
  • Zetsche, U., Bürkner, P.- C., & Schulze, L. (2018). Shedding light on the association between repetitive negative thinking and deficits in cognitive control – A meta-analysis. Clinical Psychology Review, 63, 56-65. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cpr.2018.06.001


  • Badra, M., Schulze, L. , Becker, E., Vrijsen, J., Renneberg, B. & Zetsche, U. (2017). The association between ruminative thinking and negative interpretation bias in social anxiety. Cognition & Emotion, 31(6), 1234-1242. https://doi.otg/10.1080/02699931.2016.1193477


  • Zetsche, U., Rief, W., & Exner, C. (2015). Individuals with OCD lack unrealistic optimism bias in threat estimation. Behavior Therapy, 46(4), 510-520.
  • Zetsche, U., Rief, W., Westermann, S., & Exner, C. (2015). Cognitive deficits are a matter of emotional context: Inflexible strategy use mediates context-specific learning impairments in OCD. Cognition and Emotion, 29(2), 360-371.


  • Exner, C., Zetsche, U., Lincoln, T. M., & Rief, W. (2014). Imminent danger? Probabilistic classification learning of threat-related information in obsessive-compulsive disorder. Behavior therapy, 45, 157-167. 


  • Exner, C., Zetsche, U., Martin, V., Rief, W., & Jansen, A. (2012). Regional gray matter changes in obsessive-compulsive disorder: Relationship to clinical characteristics. Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging, 202, 74-6.
  • Zetsche, U., D’Avanzato, C., & Joormann, J. (2012). Depression and Rumination: Relation to Components of Inhibition. Cognition and Emotion, 26, 758-67.
  • Zetsche, U., & Exner, C. (2012). Zwangsstörungen. In: M. Berking & W. Rief (Hrsg.). Klinische Psychologie und Psychotherapie für Bachelor. Berlin: Springer.


  • Ehring, T., Zetsche, U., Weidacker, K., Wahl, K., Schönfeld, S., & Ehlers, A. (2011). The Perseverative Thinking Questionnaire (PTQ): Development and Initial Validation of a Content-Independent Measure of Repetitive Negative Thinking. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 42, 225-232.
  • Zetsche, U. & Joormann, J. (2011). Components of Interference Control Predict Depressive Symptoms and Rumination Cross-sectionally and at Six Months Follow-up. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 42, 65-73


  • Zetsche, U., Ehring, T., & Ehlers, A. (2009). The effects of rumination on mood and intrusive memories after exposure to traumatic material: an experimental study. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 40, 499-514.


  • Joormann, J., Yoon, L., Zetsche, U. (2007). Cognitive inhibition in depression. Applied and Preventive Psychology, 12, 128-139.
  • Michael, T., Zetsche, U., & Margraf, J. (2007). Epidemiology of anxiety disorders. Psychiatry, 6, 136-142.