Dr. Birte Schiffhauer

CITEC Center of Excellence Cognitive Interaction Technology
Research building
Inspiration 1 / Zehlendorfer Damm 199
33619 Bielefeld

 

Room: 2.220
Phone: +49 (0)521 106-12042
Email: birte.schiffhauer'at'uni-bielefeld.de
Office hours: on appointment (via Email)

 

About me
 
Since January 2015, I am a post-doctoral researcher at the Center of Excellence in Cognitive Interaction Technology (CITEC) in Bielefeld. I earned my Bachelor degree in ‘Social Science’ (major) and ‘Psychology’ (minor) in September 2009 from Bielefeld University, where I also graduated from my Master ‘Systems Biology of Brain and Behavior’ in December 2011. In March 2015 I completed my PhD in Social Psychology and Intelligent Systems (doctoral programme) at University Bielefeld.
 
Research interests

My research focuses on identifying characteristics of the acceptance of intelligent technology to improve Human Machine Interaction. My main research interests are:

  • technology acceptance
  • testing of user expectations and needs
  • evaluation of usability of intelligent technology
  • anthropomorphism and dehumanization

 

Publications
 

Dissertation

Schiffhauer, B. (2015). Determinanten von Anthropomorphismus und ihre Bedeutung für Dehumanisierung: Zuschreibung und Absprechen von Menschlichkeit gegenüber Menschen und nicht-menschlichen Entitäten. Bielefeld: Universitätsbibliothek.

 

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Bernotat, J., Schiffhauer, B., Eyssel, F., Holthaus, P., Leichsenring, C., Richter, V., …, & Wrede, S. (2016). Welcome to the future – How naïve users intuitively address an intelligent robotics apartment. Proceedings of the 8^th International Conference on Social Robotics (ICSR 2016), 982-993.

Schiffhauer, B., Bernotat, J., Eyssel, F., Bröhl, R., & Adriaans, J. (2016). Let the user decide! User preferences regarding functions, apps, and control modalities of a smart apartment and a service robot. Proceedings of the 8^th International Conference on Social Robotics (ICSR 2016), 971-982.

Yang, X.-F., Bossmann, J., Schiffhauer, B., Jordan, M. & Immordino-Yang, M. H. (2013, April). Intrinsic Default Mode Network Connectivity Predicts Spontaneous Verbal Descriptions of Autobiographical Memories during Social Processing. Poster, 20th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive-Neuroscience-Society, San Francisco.

 

Book chapters

Ruploh*, T., Schiffhauer*,B., Bischof, H. J. (2012). Social Place Avoidance Learning in Zebra Finches. In: Watanabe, S. (Ed.), Logic and Sensibility. Centre for Advanced Research on Logic and Sensibility, Keiro.
*equal contributions

 

Scientific Presentations
 

Schiffhauer, B. & Eyssel, F. (2015). Motivationale und kognitive Faktoren von Dehumanisierung und Anthropomorphisierung. Vortrag, 15. Tagung der Fachgruppe Sozialpsychologie, Potsdam

Schiffhauer, B. & Eyssel, F. (2014). Psychological mechanisms underlying anthropomorphism and dehumanization. Poster, International Workshop on Cognitive Neuroscience Robotics, Osaka.

Schiffhauer, B., Kuchenbrandt, D., Eyssel, F. &  Fasoli, F. (2014, September). Zum Zusammenhang von Dehumanisierung und Anthropomorphisierung. Poster, 49. Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Psychologie, Bochum.

Eyssel, F., Kuchenbrandt, D., Schiffhauer, B. & Fasoli, F. (2014, July). Effectance Motivation: How to affect humanity perceptions of robots and humans.  Poster, 17th EASP General Meeting, Amsterdam.

Schiffhauer, B., Kuchenbrandt, D., Fasoli, F. & Eyssel, F. (2014, July). Reduce dehumanization by anticipating an interaction with an out-grouper, but do not predict his behavior. Poster, 17th EASP General Meeting, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Wullenkord, R.*, Schiffhauer, B.* & Eyssel, F. (2014, February). Facilitating Co-existence - with humans and robots. Poster, Going Beyond the Laboratory — Ethical and Societal Challenges for Robotics, Delmenhorst.
*equal contributions.

Schiffhauer, B. & Eyssel, F. (2013, September). Einsam? Gut! Zur Reduktion von Dehumanisierung durch Priming von Einsamkeit. Poster, 14. Tagung der Fachgruppe Sozialpsychologie, Hagen.

Kuchenbrandt, D., Eyssel, F., Schiffhauer, B., Fasoli, F., Janocha, M. (2013, September). Anthropomorphisierung und Dehumanisierung: Zwei Seiten einer Medaille? Vortrag, 14. Tagung der Fachgruppe Sozialpsychologie, Hagen.

Schiffhauer, B. & Eyssel, F. (2013, August): " Humanizing (Non)Humans. The Denial and Attribution of Humanity to Humans and Non-Human Entities". Poster, International Summer School on Social Human-Robot Interaction, Cambridge (U.K.).

Eyssel, F., Kuchenbrandt, D., Schiffhauer, B. & Fasoli, F. (2013, April). Anthropomorphism and dehumanization – integrating two perspectives. Vortrag, Annual Meeting of the Society of Australasian Social Psychology, Cairns.

Yang, X.-F., Bossmann, J., Schiffhauer, B., Jordan, M. & Immordino-Yang, M. H. (2013). Intrinsic Default Mode Network Connectivity Predicts Spontaneous Verbal Descriptions of Autobiographical Memories during Social Processing. Poster, 20th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive-Neuroscience-Society, San Francisco.

Schiffhauer, B. & Eyssel, F. (2012, Juni): Determinants of Anthropomorphism and their importance for Dehumanization. Vortrag, Doktorandenworkshop SoDoc 2012 der Fachgruppe Sozialpsychologie, Würzburg.

 

Teaching

Winter semester 2014/ 2015

  • Sozialpsychologie + X = Interdisziplinarität (Seminar)

Summer semester 2014

  • Roboter = Menschen & Menschen = Ungeziefer? Über das Verhältnis von Anthropomorphisierung und Dehumanisierung (Seminar)

Winter semester 2013/2014

  • Interdisziplinäre Forschung am Beispiel der Verknüpfung der Sozialpsychologie mit den Neurowissenschaften (Seminar)

Summer semester 2013

  • Mensch-Roboter Interaktion aus psychologischer Sicht (Seminar)