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Developmental Psychology - Nele Lensing

Nele Lensing

Nele Lensing

PhD Student and Academic Staff


Campus Golm
Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 24-25
14476 Potsdam
Bldg 14, Room 1.36


consulting hours
by appointment

Research interests:

  • Executive Functions and self-regulation in middle childhood
  • Self-regulation of eating behavior
  • Psychological predictors and correlates of overweight


Lensing, N., & Elsner, B. (in press). Development of hot and cool executive functions in middle childhood: Three-year growth curves of decision-making and working-memory updating. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 173, 187-204. doi: 10.1016/j.jecp.2018.04.002

Meixner, J. M., Warner, G.J., Lensing, N., Elsner, B., & Schiefele, U. (in press). The relation between executive functions and reading comprehension in primary-school students: a cross-lagged-panel analysis. Early Childhood Research Quarterly. Available online 18 May 2018. doi: 10.1016/j.ecresq.2018.04.010

Lensing, N., & Elsner, B. (2017). Overweight and Normal-Weight Children’s Decision-Making in a Child Variant of the Iowa Gambling Task. Child Development Research, vol. 2017, Article ID 1285320. doi:10.1155/2017/1285320

Warner, G. J., Lensing, N., & Fay, D. (2017). Personal initiative: Developmental predictors and positive outcomes from childhood to early adolescence. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 52, 114–125.

McCrickerd, K., Lensing, N., & Yeomans, M. R. (2015). The impact of food and beverage characteristics on expectations of satiation, satiety and thirst. Food Quality and Preference, 44, 130-138.

Conference contributions:

Lensing, N. & Elsner, B. (2017). Die Entwicklung heißer und kalter exekutiver Funktionen im Grundschulalter: Wachstumskurven-Analysen von Arbeitsgedächtnis und Entscheidungsverhalten. Talk at the Tagung der Fachgruppen Entwicklungspsychologie und Pädagogische Psychologie (PAEPSY), 11.09.-14.09.2017, Münster/Deutschland.

Lensing, N. & Elsner, B. (2016). Executive Functions and Self-Reported  Food Intake in Elementary-School Children. Poster at the Nachwuchstagung zu Exekutive Funktionen und Selbstregulation (NEFS), 20.07.-22.07.2016, Ulm/Deutschland.

Lensing, N. & Elsner, B. (2016). Impulsives Entscheidungsverhalten bei übergewichtigen Kindern im Grundschulalter. Talk at the Tagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Essstörungen, 07.04. 08.04.2016, Essen/Deutschland.

Lensing, N. & Elsner, B. (2016). Decision-Making in Overweight Primary-School Girls and Boys. Poster at the Meeting of the British Feeding and Drinking Group, 03.03.-05.03.2016, London/UK.

Lensing, N. & Elsner, B. (2015). Executive Function in middle childhood. Poster at the ISSBD Workshop on cognitive and socio-emotional development across the lifespan, 02.09.-05.09.2015, Genf/Schweiz.

Lensing, N. & Elsner, B. (2015). Exekutive Funktionen, Essverhalten und Gewichtsstatus in der mittleren Kindheit. Poster at the 22. Fachgruppentagung Entwicklungspsychologie der DGPs (EPSY), 31.08.-02.09.2015, Frankfurt (Main)/Germany.

Lensing, N., Wagner, V., Hanich, J., Menninghaus, W., Jacobsen, T., Bewegt-Sein, Gerührt-Sein, Ergriffen-Sein. Feinanalysen komplexer Gefühlsmodi. Talk at the 52. Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psychologen  (TEAP), 22.03.-24.93.2010, Saarbrücken/Deutschland.