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Dr. Katarina Krkovic

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Dr. Katarina Krkovic

Lehrstuhlvertretung Kinder- und Jugendpsychologie und Psychotherapie


Campus Golm
Department Linguistics
Karl-Liebknecht-Straße 24-25
14476 Potsdam


consulting hours
Mo/Di/Do - nach Voranmeldung per E-Mail über

Research Interest

The main aim of my research is to understand if and how stress reactivity influences the emergence and exacerbation of paranoia in individuals experiencing psychosis. My research involves both experimental and experience sampling method studies. My research methods include psychophysiological measures of stress reactivity such as salivary cortisol and heart rate (variability). In future I intend to put more focus on investigating interventions based on experience sampling method (ecological momentary interventions – EMI).

Lehre am Department Psychologie im SoSe 2024

  • Vorlesung: Spezielle Krankheits- und Verfahrenslehre Kinder und Jugendliche
  • Vertiefungsseminar: Spezielle Krankheits- und Verfahrenslehre - Seminar 1
  • Vertiefungsseminar: Spezielle Krankheits- und Verfahrenslehre - Seminar 2
  • Praxisseminar der Psychotherapie im Kindes- und Jugendalter und wissenschaftlich geprüfte Methoden I


Wittkamp, M.F., Krkovic, K. & Lincoln, T.M. (in press). An Analysis of the Pattern of Adaptive Emotion Regulation Associated with Low Paranoid Ideation in Healthy and Clinical Samples. Cognitive Therapy and Research.

Wittkamp, M., Krkovic, K. & Lincoln, T.M. (2023). Effectiveness of a transdiagnostic emotion regulation training in an at‐risk sample: a randomized‐controlled trial of group‐based training versus self‐help bibliotherapy. British Journal of Clinical Psychology, 62(2), 411-430. doi: 10.1111/bjc.12415.

Krkovic, K., Clamor, A., Schlier, B., & Lincoln, T. M. (2020). Emotions and paranoia in daily life. On the trail of the “chicken and egg” problem. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 129, 215-223.

Bahlinger, K., Lincoln, T.M., Krkovic, K., & Clamor, A. (2020). Linking psychophysiological adaptation, emotion regulation, and subjective stress to the occurrence of paranoia in daily life. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 130, 152-159.

Ludwig, L., Mehl, S., Krkovic, K., & Lincoln, T. M. (2020). Effectiveness of emotion regulation in daily life in individuals with psychosis and nonclinical controls - An experience-sampling study. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 129, 408–421.

Ludwig, L., Mehl, S., Schlier, B., Krkovic, K., & Lincoln, T.M. (2020) Awareness and rumination moderate the affective pathway to paranoia in daily life. Schizophrenia research, 216, 161-167.

Schlier, B., Krkovic, K., & Lincoln, T. (2019). Autonomic arousal predicts psychotic spectrum experiences: results from a high resolution ambulatory assessment study of arousal over the course of symptom on- and offset. Schizophrenia research, 212, 163-170.

Pillny, M., Krkovic, K., & Lincoln, T. (2019). Development and initial validation of the Dysfunctional Belief Scale: A new scale to assess dysfunctional beliefs related to amotivation. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 42, 867-877.

Krkovic, K., Schlier, B., & Lincoln, T. M. (2018). An experience sampling study on the nature of the interaction between traumatic experiences, negative affect in everyday life, and threat beliefs. Schizophrenia research, 201, 381-387.

Krkovic, K., Clamor, A., & Lincoln, T. M. (2018). Emotion regulation as a predictor of the endocrine, autonomic, affective, and symptomatic stress response and recovery. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 94, 112-120.

Krkovic, K., Krink, S., Lincoln, T. M. (2018). Emotion regulation as a moderator of the interplay between self-reported and physiological stress and paranoia. European Psychiatry, 49, 43-49.

Clamor, A. & Krkovic, K. (2018). Paranoid delusions as an adaptive response to social evaluative stress? Zeitschrift für Psychologie, 226, 191-196.

Krkovic, K., Moritz, S., & Lincoln, T. M. (2017). Neurocognitive deficits or stress overload: Why do individuals with schizophrenia show poor performance in neurocognitive tests? Schizophrenia Research, 183, 151-156.

Hennig, T., Krkovic, K., & Lincoln, T. (2017). What predicts self-reported inattention in adolescents? An experience-sampling study comparing chronotype, subjective and objective sleep parameters. Sleep Medicine, 38, 58-63.

Greiff, S., Krkovic, K., & Hautamäki, J. (2016). The prediction of problem-solving assessed via microworlds: A study on the relative relevance of fluid reasoning and working memory. European Journal of Psychological Assessment, 32, 298-306.

Krkovic, K., Wüstenberg, S., & Greiff, S. (2016). Assessing collaborative behaviour in students: An experiment-based assessment approach. European Journal of Psychological Assessment, 32, 52-60.

Krkovic, K., Greiff, S., Kupiainen, S., Vainikainen, M.-P., & Hautamäki, J. (2014). Teacher evaluation of student ability: what roles do teacher gender, student gender, and their interaction play? Educational Research, 56, 243-256.

Greiff, S., Krkovic, K., & Nagy, G. (2014). Systematic variation of task characteristics facilitates understanding of task difficulty. A Cognitive Diagnostic Modeling approach towards Complex Problem Solving. Psychological Test and Assessment Modeling, 56, 83-103.

Ras, E., Krkovic, K., Greiff, S., Tobias, E., & Maquil, V. (2014). Moving towards the assessment of collaborative problem solving skills with a tangible user interface. The Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology, 13, 95-104.

Krkovic, K., Pásztor-Kovács, Molnár, G., & Greiff, S. (2013). New technologies in psychological assessment: The example of computer-based collaborative problem solving assessment. Special Issue of the International Journal of e-Assessment, 1, 1-13.