Curriculum Vitae

Klaus Opwis

Institut für Psychologie
Universität Basel
Missionsstr. 60/62
CH-4055 Basel

Tel.   ++41 - 61 - 267 3529
Email: Klaus.Opwis@unibas.ch

1991

Habilitation, venia legendi: Psychology, University of Freiburg
Title of thesis: Cognitive modeling: Use of knowledge-based systems in psychological theory building (published by Huber-Verlag, Bern, 1992).

1985

Doctoral Degree (Dr. phil.) in Psychology, by University of Freiburg
Title of thesis: Mental models of dynamical systems (in german)

1982

Diploma in Psychology , University of Heidelberg

since 10/97

Full Professor for Cognitive Psychology and Psychological Methodology, Department of Psychology, University of Basel

2/92 - 9/97

Scholarship of the German Research Foundation (Heisenbergstipendium)

4/87 - 2/92

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Freiburg

10/82 - 3/87

Postgraduate Research Scientist, Department of Psychology, University of Freiburg

2017

CHI Honorable Mention Award 2017: A good reason to die: How avatar death and high challenges enable positive experiences? by Serge Petralito, Florian Brühlmann, Glena Iten, Elisa D. Mekler and Klaus Opwis.

2016

CHI Honorable Mention Award 2016: Negative emotion, positive experience? by Julia A. Bopp, Elisa D. Mekler and Klaus Opwis.

2015

Best Paper Award CHI Play 2015: Increasing donating behavior through a game for Change: The role of interactivity and apreciation by Sharon Steinemann, Elisa D. Mekler and Klaus Opwis.

1994

Teaching award of Baden-Württemberg for the conception, application, and evaluation of innovative university lectures in the field of general psychology)

1990

Heinz-Maier-Leibnitz-Award (German minister of Science) in the field of cogni­tive psychology for the journal publication Self-referential knowledge-based systems (Selbstreferentielle wissensbasierte Systeme)

1986

Young Scientist Award of the German Society of Psychology for the dissertation thesis Mental models of dynamical systems (Mentale Modelle dynamischer Systeme)