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URPP Dynamics of Healthy Aging


Andrea Horn, Dr.

  • Leitung Forschungsgruppe / Head Research Group
+41 44 635 34 83
Stampfenbachstrasse 73, CH-8006 Zürich

Research Interests

  • intra- and interpersonal emotion regulation and mental and physical health over the life-span
  • trauma and stress-related disorders
  • depression
  • close relationships
  • dyadic ambulatory assessment
  • language use

Research Group and Current Research Projects

CoupleSense: HIER - Health and Interpersonal Emotion Regulation

Curriculum Vitae & Publications


  • Since 2016 in training to become a licensed supervisor (to be finished in 2017)
  • 2010 licenced health psychologist (Switzerland, FSP Fachtitel Gesundheitspsychologie)
  • 2005 licenced psychotherapist (CBT) (Approbation als Psychologische Psychtherapeutin, Tübinger Akademie für Verhaltenstherapie) / 2009 licenced child and adolescent psychotherapist
  • 2004 Dr. rer. nat, “Depression prevention through fostering emotion regulation: Expressive writing with adolescents”, Karl Eberhards-University Tübingen, Germany (supervisor Prof. Dr. Martin Hautzinger)
  • 1999 Diploma in Psychology, “The influence of emotional states on basal cognitive processes: A psychophysiological study”. Johannes Gutenberg-University of Mainz, Germany

Professional activities

  • 2010 – 2016 Oberassistenz (senior researcher and lecturer)/ psychotherapist at the psychotherapy center, Psychopathology and Clinical Intervention (chair: Andreas Maercker)Psychology Department, University of Zürich 
  • 2005-2009 senior researcher, coordinator of NCCR Project “Individual and social regulation of emotions in the family”, psychotherapist at the out-clinic, Clinical Psychology (chair: Meinrad Perrez), University of Fribourg
  • 2003 – 2005 researcher and lecturer, Health Psychology Section (chair: Harald Traue)/ psychotherapist, Clinic of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, University of Ulm; research on expressive writing, language use, e-learning in medical education, teaching (medical psychology, psychological pain therapy)
  • 2003 psychotherapeutical internship, Psychiatry III, University of Ulm 
  • 2002 academic stay at the University of Texas at Austin, Dep. of Personality and Social Psychology (chair; James W. Pennebaker)
  • 2001 invited scholar at the Psychology Dep. Universidad de Antioquia, Medellin, Colombia; prevention in adolescence, Yvonne Gomez
  • 2000-2002 PhD-scholarship at DFG graduate school „Life styles, social inequalities, and health promotion“, Clinical Psychology (chair: Martin Hautzinger), Karl Eberhards-University, Tübingen, Germany
  • 1999 research assistant at the German Centre for Research of Ageing, University of Heidelberg, Germany
  • 1997 academic stay at the Psychology Dep., Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México City, involvement in research projects on stress and emotion disclosure (B. Dominguez, J.J. Sanchez Sosa)
  • 1996-1999 student research assistant, Dep. of Experimental Psychology, Psychophysiology Section, Johannes Gutenberg-University, Mainz, Germany

Further current activities


  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Psychologie (Fachgruppen Klinische und Gesundheitspsychologie)
  • Föderation Schweizer Psychologen
  • Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Gesundheitspsychologie
  • European Health Psychology Society
  • International Association for Relationship Research (2014/2016 member of the membership comitee/2016 – member of international comitee)
  • Association for Psychological Science


Publications on Research Gate

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