Dr. Anna Halmburger

Dr. Anna Halmburger
Sozial- und Konfliktpsychologie
Gebäude 161, Zimmer 0116
+49 089 6004 5123
anna.halmburger@unibw.de

Dr. Anna Halmburger

Research interests

Moral courage (interventions against moral transgressions despite personal risks)

Moral courage trainings

Moral emotions (anger, guilt)

Moral dispositions (justice sensitivity, moral foundations, anger proneness)

Political trust (conceptualization and assessment)

Immoral behavior of politicians

Employment

since 04/2019                         Senior researcher

                                                    University of the Federal Armed Forces, Social- and conflictpsychology

 

since 07/2018                         Therapist and social education consultant at a therapeutical tenant group

                                                    for  young adults with mental disorders

 

01/2017 – 01/2019                 Principal investigator of the research project “Moral courage“ of the 

                                                    Templeton World Charity Foundation (115.000 USD) University of Koblenz-Landau

 

10/2015 – 12/2016                  Substitute for the junior professorship for political psychology

                                                    University of Koblenz-Landau, Institute of communication and  mediapsychology

 

04/2011 – 10/2015                Research scientist University of Koblenz-Landau, Department of Psychology, Personality and Assessment Laboratory

 

07/2010 – 01/2011               Student research assistant Psychosomatische Fachklinik, Bad Dürkheim

05/2010 – 08/2010            Clinical internship Praktikum Psychosomatische Fachklinik, Bad Dürkheim

05/2006 – 08/2009          Student research assistant University of Koblenz-Landau, Department of Psychology, Personality and Assessment Laboratory

 

Education

03/2015 – 03/2018                Training as systemic consultant and therapist ISTN Ettlingen

04/2011 – 10/2015                 Ph.D. (Dr. phil.) in psychology (summa cum laude), Ph.D. thesis:

“Trustworthiness of Politicians - Understanding the Different Levels of Perceived Trustworthiness and their Interrelations”, Reviewers: Prof. Dr. Manfred Schmitt, Prof. Dr. Anna Baumert, Prof. Dr. Tobias Rothmund. University of Koblenz-Landau

10/2005 – 03/2011                Studies in psychology, Diploma thesis: “„Ein Prozessmodell der Zivilcourage Ungerechtigkeitssensibilität als Prädiktor zivilcouragierten Verhaltens vermittelt über subjektive Wahrnehmung eines Normbruchs und moralische Emotionen“. University of Koblenz-Landau

06/2005                                  Abitur (final grade: 1.7) Heisenberg Privatgymnasium, Karlsruhe

 

Awards

2018                                      Golden open science badge, University of Koblenz-Landau, Open Science Committee

2011-2014                            ph.D. scholarship, Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes

2011                                       Award for the best diploma thesis, University of Koblenz-Landau

2008-2011                           Study scholarship, Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes

 

Publications

Peer-reviewed journal articles

Halmburger, A., Baumert, A., & Rothmund, T. (2019). Seen one, seen ‘em all? Do reports about law violations of a single politician impair the perceived trustworthiness of politicians in general and of the political system? Journal of Social and Political Psychology, 7. doi:10.5964/jspp.v7i1.933

Baumert, A., Halmburger, A., Rothmund, T., & Schemer, C. (2016). Every-day dynamics in generalized social and political trust. Research in Personality. doi:10.1016/j.jrp.2016.04.006

Halmburger, A., Baumert, A., & Schmitt, M. (2015). Anger as Driving Factor of Moral Courage in Comparison to Guilt, and Global Mood: A Multimethod Approach. European Journal of Social Psychology, 45, 39-51. doi:10.1002/ejsp.2071

Baumert, A., Halmburger, A., & Schmitt, M. (2013). Intervention against norm violations: Dispositional determinants of self-reported and real moral courage. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 39, 1053-1068. doi:10.1177/0146167213490032

Halmburger, A., Rothmund, T., Schulte, M., & Baumert, A. (2012). Psychological reactions to political scandals: Effects on emotions, trust, and need for punishment. Journal of Political Psychology, 2(2), 30-51.

Book chapters

Halmburger, A., Rothmund, T., Baumert, A., & Maier, J. (2019). Trust in Politicians - Understanding and Measuring the Perceived Trustworthiness of Specific Politicians and Politicians in General as Multidimensional Constructs. In E. Bytzek, U. Rosar, & M. Steinbrecher (Eds.), Wahrnehmung - Persönlichkeit - Einstellungen. Psychologische Theorien und Methoden in der Wahl- und Einstellungsforschung. Wiesbaden: Springer VS.

Halmburger, A., Baumert, A., & Schmitt, M. (2016). Every day heroes - Determinants of moral courage. In S. T. Allison, G. R. Goethals, & R. M. Kramer (Hrsg.), Handbook of heroism and heroistic leadership (pp. 165-184). London: Routledge.

 

Presentations (only first authorship)

Halmburger, A. (2019). Zivilcourage - Forschung trifft Praxis [Moral courage – Science meets practice]. Presentation at the workskop of Zivilcourage für Alle e.V., 16. February, Munich, Germany.

Halmburger, A. (2018). Zivilcourage - Intervention gegen Verletzungen moralischer Normen [Moral courage – Intervention against violations of moral norms]. Invited presenation at the Ludwigs-Maximilian-University. 22. October. Munich, Germany.

Halmburger, A., Baumert, A., Schmidt, C., & Izydorczyk, D. (2018). Perception of and reactions to every-day violations of (moral) norms. Presentation at the Konferenz der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Psychologie (DGPS), 17.-20. September, Frankfurt a. M., Germany.

Halmburger, A. (2018). Zivilcourage - Verhalten auf der Spur [Moral courage – On the track of behavior]. Presentation at the Departmentcolloquium, 13. June, Landau, Germany.

Halmburger, A., Baumert, A., & Schmidt, C. (2017). Moral courage - How personality shapes our perception of daily norm violations. Vortrag auf der 14. Arbeitstagung der Fachgruppe Differentielle Psychologie, Persönlichkeitspsychologie und Psychologische Diagnostik, 04.-06. September in Munich, Germany.

Halmburger, A. & Baumert, A., Schmidt, C. (2017). Moral courage - Do moral dispositions predict bystander intervention against everyday norm violations? Poster presented at the Conference of the Association for Research in Personality (ARP), 08.-10. June, Sacramento, CA, USA.

Halmburger, A., Rothmund, T., & Baumert, A. (2017). Vertrauenswürdigkeit von PolitikerInnen als multidimensionales Konzept [Trustworthiness of politicians as multidimensional concept]. Presentation at the Workshops on Trust Assessment, 22.-23. June, Braunschweig, Germany.

Halmburger, A. & Baumert, A., Schmidt, C. (2017). Moral courage - Do moral dispositions predict bystander intervention against everyday norm violations? Poster presented at the Conference of the Association for Research in Personality (ARP), 08.-10. June, Sacramento, CA, USA.

Halmburger, A., Baumert, A., & Rothmund, T. (2016). Immoral, incompetent, and not benevolent: How information about a specific politician shape citizens’ trust in politics. Vortrag auf der Konferenz der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Psychologie (DGPS), 18.-22. September, Leipzig, Germany.

Halmburger, A., Rothmund, T., & Baumert, A. (2016). Trustworthiness of Politicians: Its conceptual understanding and impact on voting behavior. Presentation at the 39th Annual Scientific meeting of the International Society of Political Psychology (ISPP), 13.-16. July, Warshaw, Poland.

Halmburger, A., Rothmund, T., & Baumert, A. (2016). Vertrauen in PolitikerInnen verstehen und messen [Understanding and assessing trust in politicians]. Presentation at the 29th Annual Conference of the German Peace Psychology Association, 08.-10. July, Landau, Germany.

Halmburger, A., Baumert, A., & Stürmer, H. (2016). Moral courage - Why do people's intentions do not reflect their actual inclination to act against norm violations? Presentation at the 58. Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psychologen (TeaP), 21.-23. March, Heidelberg, Germany.

Halmburger, A., Baumert, A, & Rothmund, T. (2015). Threat or triteness? Is political trust at stake when politicians violate norms? Political Psychology, 03.-04. December, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Halmburger, A., Rothmund, T., & Baumert, A. (2015). Wem vertrauen wir und wen wählen wir? Vertrauen in PolitikerInnen als Prädiktor für Wahlverhalten [Whom do we trust and who do we vote for? Trust in politicians as predictor of voting behavior]. Vortrag auf der 13. Arbeitstagung der Fachgruppe Differentielle Psychologie, Persönlichkeitspsychologie und Psychologische Diagnostik, 21.-23. September in Mainz, Germany.

Halmburger, A., Baumert, A., & Rothmund, T. (2015). Wie stark leidet das Vertrauen in PolitikerInnen und das politische System, wenn einzelne PolitikerInnen Normen brechen? [How much is trust in politicians and the political system at stake when single politicians violate norms?] Presentation at the 15. Arbeitstagung der Fachgruppe Sozialpsychologie, 06.-09. September in Potsdam, Germany.

Halmburger, A., Rothmund, T., & Baumert, A. (2014). Generalized Trust in Politicians: Measurement and Determinants. Poster presented at the 17. European Conference on Personality, 15.-19.07. Lausanne, Switzerland.

Halmburger, A., Baumert, A., & Rothmund, T. (2013). Ärger und Wertebedrohung im Kontext politischer Skandale - Ungerechtigkeitssensibilität als Moderator gerechtigkeitsbezogener Reaktionen [Anger and value threat in the context of political scandals – Justice Sensitivity as moderator of justice-related reactions]. Presentation at the 12. Arbeitstagung der Fachgruppe Differentielle Psychologie, Persönlichkeitspsychologie und Psychologische Diagnostik, 23.-25. September in Greifswald, Germany.

Halmburger, A., Rothmund, T., & Baumert, A. (2013). Unerschütterliches Vertrauen? Wenn das Vertrauen in die Politik auch nach Skandalen nicht sinkt [Unshakeable trust? When trust in politics does not decrease after scandals]. Vortrag auf der 14. Arbeitstagung der Fachgruppe Sozialpsychologie, 01.-04. September in Hagen, Germany.

Halmburger, A. & Maltese, S. (2013). Wem vertrauen wir und warum? Messung und Einflussfaktoren von Vertrauen in verschiedenen Kontexten [In whom do we trust and why? Assessment and influencing factors of trust across different contexts]. Symposium at the 14. Arbeitstagung der Fachgruppe Sozialpsychologie, 01.-04. September in Hagen, Germany.

Halmburger, A., Rothmund, T., Baumert, A., & Schmitt, M. (2012). How political scandals influence lay persons' justice evaluations. 14th Biennial Conference of the International Society of Justice Research. 10.-12. September in Tel Aviv, Israel.

Halmburger, A., Rothmund, T., Baumert, A., & Schmitt, M. (2012). Justice related reactions toward norm violations of politicians. PhD Workshop of the 14th Biennial Conference of the International Society of Justice Research. 09. September in Tel Aviv, Israel.

Halmburger, A., Baumert, A., & Schmitt, M. (2012). Emotional determinants of civil courage: Why some intervene, while others stand and watch. 35th Annual Meeting of the International Society of Political Psychology (ISPP). 05.-10. Juli in Chicago, Illinois.

Halmburger, A., Rothmund, T., Baumert, A., & Schmitt, M. (2012). On the impact of political scandals on lay persons' justice evaluations and trust. 35th Annual Meeting of the International Society of Political Psychology (ISPP). 05.-10. Juli in Chicago, Illinois.

Halmburger, A. (2012). Effekte politischer Normbrüche auf das politische Vertrauen [Effects of political norm violation on political trust]. Doktorandenworkshop der Fachgruppe Differentielle Psychologie, Persönlichkeitspsychologie und Psychologische Diagnostik. 02.-04. April in Landau, Germany.

Halmburger, A., Baumert, A. & Schmitt, M. (2011). Ein Prozessmodell der Zivilcourage: Moralische Emotionen als Mediatoren zwischen Situationsbewertung und Interventionsstärke [A process model of moral courage: Moral emotions as mediators between situation evaluation and intervention strength]. Presentation at the 13. Tagung der Fachgruppe Sozialpsychologie, 18.-21. September in Hamburg, Germany

Halmburger, A., Baumert, A., Thomas, N. & Schmitt, M. (2011). Personality determinants and civil courage: The role of personality on perception of norm violation, risk and difficulty of intervention. Poster präsentiert auf der Konferenz der International Society for the Study of Individual Differences, 25.-28. Juli in London, UK.

Halmburger, A., Baumert, A., Thomas, N. & Schmitt, M. (2010). Personality determinants of Civil Courage - Justice Sensitivity and mediating emotions. Vortrag gehalten auf der 13th conference of the International Society for Justice Research, 21.-24. August in Banff, Canada.

Halmburger, A., Baumert, A., Nazlic, T. & Schmitt, M. (2008). How can justice conflicts be deescalated? Evaluation of two intervention techniques. Poster presentat at the 29th International Congress of Psychology, 20.-25. July, Berlin, Germany.

Open data, open materials

Halmburger, A., Baumert, A., & Rothmund, T. (2019). Supplementary materials to “Seen one, seen ‘em all? Do reports about law violations of a single politician impair the perceived trustworthiness of politicians in general and of the political system?” http://dx.doi.org/10.23668/psycharchives.2467

Halmburger, A., Baumert, A., Sasse, J., Li, M., & Toribio-Flórez, D. (2018, March 23). Moral Courage. Retrieved from osf.io/c35rv

Interviews and transfer into practice

BR (2018). Zivilcourage. Retrieved from: https://www.br.de/mediathek/video/respekt-23092018-zivilcourage-hat-jeder-das-zeug-dazu-av:5b72f02e4906a5001834f071

Halmburger, A. & Baumert, A. (2017). Zivilcourage fördern - Praktische Anregungen für den Umgang mit Rassismus [Promoting moral courage: Practical inspirations for the handling of racism]. Fachnetz Flucht, 1. Retrieved from: http://www.fachnetzflucht.de/zivilcourage-foerdern-praktische-anregungen-fuer-den-umgang-mit-rassismus/

Neuland (2017). Hinein in den Alltag! Retrieved from: https://www.uni-koblenz-landau.de/de/uni/profil/publikationen/magazine-periodika/neuland/archiv/neuland-1-2017.pdf?redirection=True

Uniprisma Spezial (2015). Wenn Politiker Normen verletzen. Retrieved from: https://www.uni-koblenz-landau.de/de/uni/profil/publikationen/magazine-periodika/uniprisma-spezial/medien/uniprisma-spezial-juni-2015

Uniprisma Spezial (2015). Vom Stift zum Smartphone. Retrieved from: https://www.uni-koblenz-landau.de/de/uni/profil/publikationen/magazine-periodika/uniprisma-spezial/medien/uniprisma-spezial-juni-2015

Halmburger, A. & Maier, J. (2014). Ärger, Scham und Vertrauensverlust: Wie Bürgerinnen und Bürger auf politische Skandale reagieren und was sie fordern. Das In-Mind Magazin, 1.