In 2017, we had the privilege to announce that the student Eva Smrekar has scored in the 97th percentile of the Major Field test. This year, it's Matthew White's turn! He is also a psychology student and scored in the 96th percentile.
Can Evaluative Conditioning Change Well-Established Attitudes Towards Popular Brands? Your Brain Says Yes Even Though Your Mouth Says No
Shannon Bosshard¸ School of Psychology, University of Newcastle, Monika Koller, Vienna University of Economics and Business and Peter Walla, CanBeLab, Department of Psychology, Webster Vienna Private University are the authors of the study addressing the issue of whether strongly developed relationships towards brands could be modified through the use of evaluative conditioning.
Dr. Peter Walla gave a keynote speech at the Vienna Symposium “Life is Motion is Music” on neurobiological and psychological perspectives on the brain’s function of movement production with a focus on affective and cognitive processing.
A recent Webster Vienna graduate, Eva Smrekar, has scored in the 97th percentile which means she scored higher than 97% of the recent test takers worldwide. We sat down for a short informal interview with Eva to talk about this very important achievement
Professors: Dr. Marc Mehu, Dr. Peter Walla, Dr. Kathleen Hodkinson, staff member: Nataly Loumba, alumna: Kathleen Burns, student: Nikola Gojcai all took part in this year's International Convention of Psychological Science (ICPS) at the Austria Center Vienna.
The Psychology department will be dominantly participating in next years International Convention of Psychological Sciences conference.
We are very proud that Ass.Prof. Marc Mehu got an entire symposium accepted with himself and other well known experts speaking about "Emotion, Communication, and Social Interaction: A Multi-Level Approach".
Together with further 3 abstract and poster presentations (authored by faculty and students) that got accepted too Webster Vienna Private University will be well represented.
Brexit! When, How? All important questions concerning Brexit are still unclear.
Which Brexit variant is the most likely from a current perspective?
Check and comment the discussion held at the Ö1 radio talk show with Prof. Dr. Johannes Pollak, director of the Webster Vienna Private University, as well as Cornelia Primosch, ORF London; Dieter Reinisch, Experta at the University of Vienna, and Gregor Schusterschitz, Ambassador - Austrian delegation to the Brexit negotiations.
Dr. Franco Algieri, WVPU International Relations Department Head, has recently been interviewed by Austrian military magazine “Militär Aktuell.” The China expert talked about the economic and political background of China’s “Belt and Road Initiative” (BRI) and their new military assuredness.
In his article „Eine europäische Armee – mehr als Zukunftsmusik?“, in the Austrian newspaper Die Presse (Saturday 24 November 2018), Franco Algieri analyzes the recent calls for a true European army by French president Emmanuel Macron and German chancellor Angela Merkel.
Dr. Gernot Gerger from the Psychology department at Webster Vienna Private University was recently featured in a TV special which focused on what makes someone attractive and the science behind this phenomenon.