Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg
  Dr. Celina Kacperski
Raum: F 115
Tel: +49 (0) 6221-54-7380
Fax: +49 (0) 6221-54-7745
Sprechstunde: nach Vereinbarung, Montag 13.30-14.30



2016 – 2019     PostDoc at Universität Heidelberg, with reserach topics on moral licensing, social influence and norms

2016 – 2019     PostDoc at Universität Mannheim, in ELECTRIFIC: Enabling seamless electromobility through smart vehicle-grid integration (Horizon 2020)

2012 – 2016     PhD in Sport & Exercise Psychology, University of Western Ontario, Canada

2006 – 2011      Diplom (combined BSc & MSc) in Psychology, Universität Heidelberg, Germany



Kacperski, C., & Hall, C. (2016). Do construal levels affect athletes’ imagery and performance outcomes? It depends on the task! Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 1–15. doi:10.1080/10413200.2016.1220992

Kacperski, C., Ulloa, R., & Hall, C. (2016). Do athletes imagine being the best, or crossing the finish line first? A mixed methods analysis of construal levels in elite athletes’ spontaneous imagery. Journal of Mixed Methods Research, 1–26. doi:10.1177/1558689816674563

Kacperski, C., & Kutzner, F. L. (2016). Adherence to tactical choices mediates regulatory fit effects in table tennis. International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 1–9. doi:10.1080/1612197X.2016.1199581

Ulloa, R., Kacperski, C., & Sancho, F. (2016). Institutions and cultural diversity: Effects of democratic and propaganda processes on local convergence and global diversity. PLOS ONE, 11(4), 1–26. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0153334


Journal papers in preparation

Kutzner, F., Kacperski, C., Read, D., & Chater, N. (2016). Informativeness versus Relevance: On the Rationality of Contingency Judgments.

Kacperski, C., & Ulloa, R. (2016). A new approach to mixed methods analysis: Integrating co-occuring codes and quantization.

Ulloa, R., & Kacperski, C. (2016). The resilience of diversity in the face of devastating events: Simulation of three Maya case studies.

with Law, B. & Hall, C. (2016). Imagine that! A description of children’s imagery use in physical education.


Book publication

Kohn, R., Reich, P., Kacperski, C. (2011). Looking After Sexual Health: Dokumentation und Evaluation. Ein Projekt für die sexuelle Gesundheit schwuler Jugendlicher und junger Erwachsener. Ludwigshafen: BB Druck & Service. (A project for the sexual health of gay youth and young adults).


Peer-reviewed conference presentations

Kacperski, C., Tobin, D., Hall, C.R., & Law, B. (2016). How to succeed in PE class: The when, what and why of children's use of imagery. North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity Conference. Montreal, Canada. (poster)

Kacperski, C. & Hall, C.R. (2014). Framing high or low mental construal level improves performance in various sport tasks. Canadian Society for Psychomotor Learning and Sport Psychology Conference. London, Canada. (talk)

Kacperski, C. & Hall, C.R. (2014) Effects of construal level on sport performance. 7th ASPASP International Congress. Tokyo, Japan. (talk)

Kacperski, C., Ulloa, R. & Hall, C. R. (2014). A qualitative analysis of construal level in sport imagery. Performing under Pressure from 29.-31. May in Munich. Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Sportpsychologie (asp). Munich, Germany. (talk)

Kacperski, C., & Hall, C. R. (2013). A qualitative analysis of goal construal level in sport performance. Canadian Society for Psychomotor Learning and Sport Psychology Conference. Kelowna, Canada. (talk)

Kacperski, C., Freytag, K., Schott, M., Goldenberg, L. (2013). Substituting Newspapers with Newsfeeds: the effects of online communication on knowledge formation. EASP Small Group Meeting on Motivational, Affective, and Cognitive Sources of Knowledge Formation. Krakow, Poland. (talk)

Kacperski, C., & Kutzner, F.L. (2013). Effects of regulatory fit on tactics and the performance of table tennis players. The Fourteenth Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology Program. New York, NY: Guilford. (poster)



Grants, Awards & Financial Benefits

Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship 2013 – 2016

Research Western Financial Grant 2013 – 2016

Western Graduate Research Scholarship 2012 – 2016

Western Teaching Award 2015 (6.0 or higher in teaching ratings)

Mitacs Globalink Research Award 2015

Kinesiology Travel Award 2013, 2015

Health Sciences Graduate Student Travel Award, 2014, 2015

Franz-Weinert Prize, 2011 (award for best MSc thesis of class 2011, Heidelberg)


Teaching & Supervising Experience

Lecturer, University Heidelberg, Germany  

2017 SoSe - BSc Level: Forschungsorientierte Vertiefung, Social influence across domains

Lecturer, SRH Heidelberg, Germany  

2017 Spring - BSc Level: 6176 1602 Grundlagen der Psychologie

2017 Spring - BSc Level: 6176 1603 Grundlagen der Psychologie

Lecturer, Western University, Canada

2015 - BSc Level:   Kin3474B. Psychological interventions in sport, exercise and injury rehabilitation (Teaching Award)

2014 - BSc Level:   Kin2276F. Introduction to exercise psychology

2012 - BSc Level:   Kin3388. Psychology of sport. Teaching assistant for Prof. B. Carron, Western University, Canada

Lecturer, Mannheim University, Germany

2012 - MSc Level:  WG2-1. Specific problems of consumer psychology

2012 - MSc Level:  WG2-2. Specific problems of consumer psychology


2016/7 - MSc Thesis - Understanding of paceometer information

2016/7 - BSc Thesis - Moral licensing effects

2016/7 - MSc Thesis - Impact of social norms on moral licensing

2015/6 - BSc level - independent study: Body language and power posing in soccer.

2014/5 - BSc level - independent study: Construal level effects on imagery use in soccer.

2013/4 - BSc level - independent study: Construal level effects on imagery use in hockey.