Sozialpsychologie und Soziale Neurowissenschaft

Team Prof. Dr. Daria Knoch (Ordinaria, chair)

M. Sc. Benedikt Langenbach

+41 31 631 4028
A 335
Universität Bern
Institut für Psychologie
Abteilung Sozialpsychologie und Soziale Neurowissenschaft
Fabrikstrasse 8
3012 Bern / Schweiz

My main research interests lie within the psychology and neuroscience of sustainability, altruism, and group processes.
Specifically, I’m interested in which processes enable humans to act sustainable or altruistic, and why they sometimes fail to act in accordance with their intentions (e.g. why they use their car even though they wanted to go by bike or public transport). In my research, I will use neuroscientific methods to investigate neural substrates of sustainable behaviour, but will also study social factors that influence sustainability.

Since 2016: PhD-student (supervisor: Prof Dr Daria Knoch), University of Bern, Switzerland
2015 – 2016: M.Sc. (with distinction) in Human Cognitive Neuropsychology, University of Edinburgh, UK
2014: Clinical research internship at the Brain and Mind Research Institute (lab of Prof A. Guastella), University of Sydney, Australia
2014: Research internship at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics (lab of Prof A. Meyer), Nijmegen, Netherlands
2011 – 2015: B.Sc. in Psychology, Dresden University of Technology, Germany
Langenbach, B.P., Berger, S., Baumgartner, T. & Knoch, D. (2019). Cognitive resources moderate the relationship between pro-environmental attitudes and green behavior. Environment and Behavior. Link to article
Baumgartner, T.*, Langenbach, B.P.*, Gianotti, L.R.R., Müri, R.M. & Knoch, D. (2019). Frequency of everyday proenvironmental behaviour is explained by baseline activation in lateral prefrontal cortex. Scientific reports. (*shared first co-authorship). Link to article

Seminar : Gender and sex from a social neuroscience perspective (Link to seminar)

(seminar for master students)