Christin Kober

Postdoctoral Associate Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
Education: PhD in Psychology, Goethe University Frankfurt; Diplom (equals MSc) in Psychology, Goethe University Frankfurt; MDiv, Giessen School of Theology

Christin Köber, PhD, is a postdoctoral associate in NYUAD. She earned her doctorate in Developmental Psychology at Goethe University, Frankfurt under the guidance of Professor Tilmann Habermas in 2015. Throughout her PhD years, she served as junior lecturer in the American University Paris (AUP) and in the YMCA University of Applied Sciences, Kassel. In September 2016, she joined NYUAD to work with Professor Theodore E. A. Waters on the development of autobiographical memory and the life story, contributing to well-being, the sense of self-sameness, and identity.

Working in development psychology, she investigates the cognitive and narrative processes that people use to remember and share their past and to derive insights in their own personality and identity over the life course. Currently, she strive to better understand the interchange of personal identity and socio-cultural context, which also applies to both social and clinical fields of psychology.

Her research interests include autobiographical memory, self, identity, narrative, life stories, social, and cultural aspects of the self.

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