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Turn that frown upside down…

Turn that frown upside down…
Typ:Bachelorarbeit, Masterarbeit
Betreuer:Michael Knierim

… or to be more precise: turn that stress into flow. Flow is the experience of total involvement in a task in which you feel highly cognitive efficient, lose track of time and ignore self-conscious thoughts. This is often the case in knowledge-related and IT-supported activities like programming, designing or research. Unfortunately, not everyone is able to experience this state with ease. Faced with a challenging task, some experience high levels of anxiety or stress while others feel enjoyment and flow. Due to novel findings on the psychophysiology of flow experiences, the utilization of biofeedback might therefore help users of IT systems to regulate their mental states to more often and more easily experience flow.

In this thesis, you would be working with us on either conceptualizing feedback interventions or designing an experiment to investigate intervention effects on flow experience in IT-system use.

What we expect from you

  • Good English skills, as most of the relevant literature will be in English
  • Interest in psychological phenomena, psychophysiological interventions, and experimental research
What you can expect from us
  • You will work on a defined research project and contribute to a promising experiment in the field of NeuroIS
  • Ideally, results will be published to be discussed at a conference with other scientists

Further reading

If you are interested, please send a motivation letter, your transcript of records and a CV to michael.knierim@kit.edu.