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Karla Spirandelli, M.Sc.
Academic Staff, Focus on Teaching

Am Kaiserkai 1
20457 Hamburg

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Karla Spirandelli completed her bachelor's degree in psychology with a focus on clinical psychology and pedagogical psychology at the University of Hamburg until 2016. She then moved to the Catholic University Eichstätt-Ingolstadt with specializations in clinical psychology and neuropsychology. From 2017 onwards she worked as a volunteer at the University of Hamburg Crisis Psychiatry for de-escalation of psychological and psychiatric emergencies.

Teaching Activities

During her studies in Hamburg, Karla Spirandelli conceived and guided seminars as a mentor for the Peership project, an integration aid for freshman students, whereby the mentoring took place in 2014. In addition, from 2015-2017 she worked as a learning therapist and tutor in various institutions and led a learning therapy with children and adolescents v.A. in the areas of learning coaching, anxiety and stress, LRS, dyscalculia & ADHD.

Research interests

The research focuses of Karla Spirandelli result from her theses and relate on the one hand, the influence of social psychological mechanisms on the development and maintenance of psychopathological disorders (in OCD & schizophrenia) and on the other general and personality psychological content in the field of emotions (in feelings of shame as well as individual values)


Moritz, S., Spirandelli, K., Happach, I., Lion, D., & Berna, F. (2018). Dysfunction by disclosure? Stereotype threat as a source of secondary neurocognitive malperformance in obsessive-compulsive disorder. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 24(6), 584-592.

Moritz, S., Happach, I., Spirandelli, K., Lincoln, T. M., & Berna, F. (2018). The Stereotype Threat Effect. Zeitschrift für Neuropsychologie.

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