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Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nicole Kronberger

Assistant Department Head

About the person

Nicole Kronberger has been working at the Institute of Psychology at the JKU since 2012, where she is an Associate Professor at the Department of Social Psychology, Human Resource Development and Adult Education, where she is responsible for the areas of social psychology, social competence and research methods. Prior to this, she spent time teaching and researching at the London School of Economics and Political Science (UK), the University of Cambridge (UK), the Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE, Portugal) and Kyoto University (Japan), among others. She received her doctorate from the University of Vienna, habilitated at the JKU and participated in numerous international research collaborations. In her projects, she addresses social challenges of modern societies from a socio-psychological perspective and often in interdisciplinary collaboration, on topics such as dealing with (technological) innovation, social and cultural aspects of human experience, stereotypes and discrimination, intergroup relations, and negotiation processes.

  • Teaching Award (FLI-program of the Province of Upper Austria)
  • Award for excellent publications at the Faculty of Social Sciences, Economics and Business at JKU
  • Misumi Best Paper Award of the Asian Journal of Social Psychology
  • Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship (Advanced Researcher)
  • JKU goes gender Habilitations-Stipendium
  • By Fellowship, Churchill College, Cambridge University, UK
  • Post-doc Fellowship by the Austrian bm:bwk
  • Scholarship by the 21st century Centre of Excellence Program of the Japanese MEXT program
  • Award for the PhD thesis granted by the Dr. Maria-Schaumayer-Stiftung

  • since 2017: Cross-cultural projects Happiness Meanders (since 2017), Good Development (since 2020) und Live Better (since 2022), coordinated by the Polish Academy of Sciences (Role: national partner)
  • 2016 – 2020: Self-control in everyday life: ethos, implicit theories and strategies for improvement (Jubilee Fund of the Austrian National Bank, Role: principal investigator).
  • 2017 – 2019: NIEL- Neuroenhancement in Everyday Life (LIT Co-Funding Project, Role: principal investigator).
  • 2013 – 2016: Neuro-Enhancement: Responsible Research and Innovation (NERRI) (EC FP7, Coordination and Support Action. Role: national partner).
  • 2013 – 2014: Evaluation of the health program “Independently healthy” (Role: WP leader)
  • 2010 – 2011: Monitoring Policy and Research Activities on Science in Society in Europe (MASIS) (EC FP7, DG Research, Role: national correspondent).
  • 2009 – 2011: The Landscape and Isobars of European Values (Value Isobars) (EC FP7, Role: researcher).
  • 2008 – 2011: Sensitive Technologies and European Public Ethics (STEPE) (EC FP7, Role: WP leader).
  • 2008 – 2010: Communicating Synthetic Biology (COSY). (GEN-AU, Role: researcher).
  • 2004 – 2006: Post-Genomics and Complexity: How does increasing complexity change the debate on genetics? (POCO) (GEN-AU, Role: researcher).
  • 2004 – 2006: Technology Gender Equality (TEquality), (Province of Upper Austria, Role: scientific coordinator).
  • 2003 – 2004: Educational Media (EduMedia) (German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Role: WP leader).
  • 1998 – 2003: Concerted Actions Biotechnology and the European Public (EUDEB) and Life Sciences in European Society (LSES), EC FP5 (Role: researcher).
  • 1998 – 2003: FWF-Projects Biotechnology in the Austrian Public Discourse and Austrian Debates on Biotechnology: The Dimensions of Public Concern (Role: researcher).
  • 1998 – 2000: Metaphors in foreign exchange trading (Jubilee Fund of the Austrian National Bank, Role: researcher).