Dr. Carrie Kovacs

E-mail carrie.kovacs@jku.at Carrie_Kovacs “Science is the belief in the ignorance of experts.”
[Richard Feynman]
Phone +43 732 2468 – 7274
Fax +43 732 2468 – 7280
Room K 202A (Kepler Building, 2nd floor)
Address Johannes Kepler University Linz
Institute of Education and Psychology
Altenbergerstr. 69
4040 Linz
Austria

Office hours for students

by appointment

Research interests

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  • research methods and psychological assessment
  • social-cognitive judgment processes
  • selection and fairness in work and educational contexts
  • health communication

Teaching

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Courses at the JKU:

  • SE Organizational Psychology
  • SE Work Psychology
  • IK & UE Quantitative Research Methods
  • PR Interdisciplinary Project Internship

Publications

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  • Glock, S., Kovacs, C. & Unz, D. (in press). Implicit attitudes toward smoking: How the smell of cigarettes influences college-age smokers and non-smokers. Journal of Health Psychology
  • Kovacs, C. (2013). (How) Can formal modeling improve educational achievement judgments? Unpublished doctoral dissertation, University of Luxembourg.
  • Glock, S. & Kovacs, C. (2013). Educational psychology: Using insights from implicit attitudes measures. Educational Psychology Review, 25, 503-522.
  • Glock, S., Kneer, J. & Kovacs, C. (2013). Student teachers’ implicit attitudes toward students with and without immigration background: A pilot study. Studies in Educational Evaluation, 39, 204-210.
  • Unz, D., Glock, S. & Kovacs, C. (2013). „Bitte ein…“ – Der Einfluss von Alkoholwerbung auf Einstellungen und Verhalten. In Rossmann, C. & Hastall, M. R. (Hrsg.), Medien und Gesundheitskommunikation: Befunde, Entwicklungen, Herausforderungen (S. 81-96). Baden-Baden: Nomos.
  • Glock, S., Unz, D. & Kovacs, C. (2012). Beyond fear appeals: Contradicting positive smoking outcome expectancies to influence smokers’ implicit attitudes, perception, and behavior. Addictive Behaviors, 37, 548-551.
  • Benkö, E., Kovacs, C. & Kurz, R. (2011). Psychosozialer Stress und Coping – Stressbewältigung als Ziel der Rehabilitation. In Pensionsversicherungsanstalt (Hrsg.), REHA-Bericht 2011 (S. 5-9). Wien: Pensionsversicherungsanstalt.
  • Weber, M., Yanagida, T. & Kovacs, C. (2010). Common practice in analyzing paired rating scale data: A simulation study exploring the appropriateness of the Wilcoxon Matched Pairs Test. Biostatistics, Bioinformatics and Biomathematics, 1, 101-114.
  • Kovacs, C. & Strobl, S. (2008). Umfrage zur aktuellen Prüfungssituation an der Fakultät für Psychologie aus Sicht der Lehrenden. Unveröffentlichter Projektbericht, Universität Wien.
  • Kovacs, C. (2007). Zur Vorhersagekraft eines Auswahlverfahrens hinsichtlich des Studienerfolgs im ersten Studienjahr. Unveröffentlichte Diplomarbeit, Universität Wien.

Conference contributions

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  • Kovacs, C., Glock, S., Krolak-Schwerdt, S. & Karbach, J. (2013, August). The role of explicit and implicit attitudes toward minorities in judgment and behavior. Talk presented at the 15th Biennial EARLI Conference for Research on Learning and Instruction, Munich, Germany.
  • Kovacs, C. (2013). Effects of student nationality on teachers’ judgments of writing performance. In U. Ansorge, E. Kirchler, C. Lamm & H. Leder, Abstracts of the 55th Conference of Experimental Psychologists (p. 156). Lengerich: Pabst.
  • Kovacs, C., Glock, S. & Unz, D. (2012, September). Nastrowje! Der Einfluss von Alkoholwerbung auf implizite und explizite Einstellungen und Alkoholkonsumverhalten. Vortrag auf dem 48. Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Psychologie, Bielefeld, Germany (23. – 27. Sept. 2012).
  • Kovacs, C., Glock, S. & Unz, D. (2012, August). ‘Smoking is childish’: How social and coping-related warning labels may help fight smoking. Talk presented at the 26th Conference of the European Health Psychology Society, Prague, Czech Republic.
  • Kovacs, C. (2011, August). Formally modeling multi-cue language proficiency judgments. Round Table discussion presented at the Junior Researchers of the European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (JURE) Conference, Exeter, England.
  • Kovacs, C. (2011, June). Social-cognitive determinants of educational achievement judgments. Talk presented at the SoDoc-Meeting 2011 – Doctoral Students Meeting of the Special Interest Group Social Psychology, Munich, Germany.
  • Kovacs, C. (2010, September). Formally modeling multi-cue language proficiency judgments. Poster presented at the 3rd International Bamberg Summer School in Empirical Education Research on Institutional and Contextual Determinants of Educational Judgement, Decision Making and Learning, Bamberg, Germany.
  • Kovacs, C., Litzenberger, M. & Jirasko, M. (2007, September). Zur Vorhersagekraft eines Auswahlverfahrens hinsichtlich des Studienerfolgs im ersten Studienjahr. Vortrag auf der 9. Arbeitstagung der Fachgruppe für Differentielle Psychologie, Persönlichkeitspsychologie und Psychologische Diagnostik, Vienna, Austria (24. – 26. Sept. 2007).
  • Benkö, E., Kovacs, C., Novy, B., Kargl, D., Beier, G., Kowatsch, S. & Kurz, R. (2007, Juni). Psychosocial Stress in an Outpatient Rehabilitation Clinic: Gender Differences. Poster presented at the 2nd International Congress of Gender Medicine, Vienna, Austria (2. – 3. Juni 2007).
  • Kovacs, C., Benkö, E., Mayerhofer, I. & Kurz, R. (2007, Mai). Erhebung der Stressbelastung kardiologischer PatientInnen. Poster präsentiert bei der 10. Fachtagung des Berufsverbandes Österreichischer Psychologinnen und Psychologen mit dem Arbeitskreis Kardiopsychologie der Fachsektion Klinische und Gesundheitspsychologie, Innsbruck, Austria (11. – 12. Mai 2007).
  • Kovacs, C. & Leidenfrost, B. (2007, März). The role of cooperative online tasks in strengthening social networks. Paper presented at the 10. International General Online Research Conference, Leipzig, Germany (26. – 28. März 2007).
  • Benkö, E., Kovacs, C. & Kurz R. (2005, September). Evaluierung eines Programms zur psychologischen Stressbewältigung im Rahmen der ambulanten Rehabilitation. Vortrag auf dem 7. Kongress für Gesundheitspsychologie der Fachgruppe Gesundheitspsychologie der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Psychologie, Freiburg, Germany (22. – 24. Sept. 2005).

Curriculum vitae

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Higher education
2010 – 2013 Doctoral degree in Psychology, University of Luxembourg
2002 – 2007 Diploma Programme Psychology, University of Vienna
1998 – 2002 Bachelor in Psychology, Brown University, Providence RI, USA

 

Work experience
2014 – present University assistant with doctorate, Department of Education and Psychology, Johannes Kepler University Linz
2010 – 2013 University assistant with diploma, Research Unit for Languages, Culture, Media and Identities (LCMI), University of Luxembourg
2008 – 2010 Project staff (Implementation Multiple Choice), Dean of the Faculty of Psychology, University of Vienna
2008 – 2010 External lecturer, Department of Developmental Psychology and Psychological Assessment, University of Vienna
2005 – 2008 Research assistant, Department of Developmental Psychology and Psychological Assessment, University of Vienna
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