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Xenia Grote





Contact Information 

Administrative and Commercial Manager, PhD Candidate
(On parental leave – please address administrative matters to the institute's secretary, Ms. Angela Bernal Lopez)

Center for Economics and Neuroscience
Zentrale wissenschaftliche Einrichtung der Universität Bonn
Am Hofgarten 8
D-53113 Bonn, Germany

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Research Fellow

Institute of Experimental Epileptology and
Cognition Research (IEECR)
NeuroCognition | Imaging
Life&Brain Center | Building 76
Venusberg-Campus 1
D-53127 Bonn, Germany


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Main Research Interests

  • Psychology: Regulation of emotions and generalized negative reciprocity
  • Psychology: Individual determinants of nutrition in children and adults
  • Economics & Psychology: Influence of emotions on food choices
  • Cognitive Neuroscience: Neural correlates of the influence of emotions on food choices


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Curriculum Vitae

2020-present Parental leave
2016-present Science Manager at the Center for Economics and Neuroscience, University of Bonn
2015-present PhD Student in Psychology at the Center for Economics and Neuroscience, University of Bonn
2013-2015 M.Sc. in Market Research, Technical University of Cologne
2012-2015 Student Research Assistant at the Center for Economics and Neuroscience, University of Bonn
2010-2011 Head of Administration's Secretary's Office at the CRC 611, University of Bonn
2009-2013 B.Sc. in Business Administration, Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences
2005-2008 Education as State-Certified Nursery School Teacher, Primatial Marienhaus College, Neuss


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  • Rramani, Q., Gerhardt, H.*, Grote, X.*, Zhao, W., Schultz, J. & Weber, B. (2020). Do Disadvantageous Social Contexts Influence Food Choice? Evidence From Three Laboratory Experiments. Frontiers in Psychology, 11:575170. DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2020.575170
  • Strang, S., Grote, X., Kuss, K., Park, S.Q., & Weber, B. (2016). Generalized Negative Reciprocity in the Dictator Game – How to Interrupt the Chain of Unfairness. Scientific Reports, 6, 22316. pdf

  * These authors contributed equally to the respective work.

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Other Articles

  • Grote, X. & Weber, B. (2016). Von der Seele schreiben – neue Erkenntnisse zum Umgang mit negativen Emotionen im Berufsalltag. Forschung & Lehre, 23(11), 1006-1007. pdf
  • Weber, B. & Grote, X. (2015). Essensentscheidungen: mehr als nur Hunger? Kinder- und Jugendmedizin, 15(1), 22–26.
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