Chair of Differential Psychology and Psychological Assessment

Johanna Sophie Scherf

Position: PhD Student

Academic Degrees: M. Sc. (2018, Universität Potsdam) | B. Sc. (2014, Rijsuniversiteit Groningen, Netherlands)

Research Interests

  • Posttraumatic stress disorder and trauma-related cognitions
  • Secondary traumatization
  • Psychological long-term consequences of war trauma
  • Trauma and aging


Scientific Papers

  • Bachem, R.*, Scherf, J.*, Levin, Y., Schröder-Abé, M., & Solomon, Z. (in press). The role of parental negative world assumptions in the intergenerational transmission of war trauma. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology. * these authors contributed equally to this work
  • Bachem, R., Scherf, J.,  Levin, Y., & Solomon, Z. (2019). Double jeopardy: The effect of multiple secondary trauma exposure on subjective age. Journal of Loss and Trauma, 1-10. doi:10.1080/15325024.2018.1560663