Katharina Zimmermann

LIFE Zurich

LIFE Fellow since 2024, University of Zurich

I am a doctoral student at the chair of Developmental Psychology: Metacognitive Development during Childhood and Adolescence at the University of Zurich, under the guidance of Prof. Dr. Mariëtte van Loon. I completed both my Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Psychology at the University of Innsbruck, Austria. My research interests primarily lie in the realms of cognitive and developmental psychology. For my PhD thesis, I am investigating short-term fluctuations in, and long-term development of adolescents’ metacognitive control. This is particularly interesting for identifying
children and adolescents whose metacognitive development is at risk, and subsequently developing effective learning strategies to improve their metacognitive skills. Additionally, I am passionate about
enhancing my methodological skills and expertise in data analysis, as I believe that a comprehensive skill set is essential for conducting rigorous and insightful research, leading to meaningful scientific contributions.

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