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Julia Stapels, M.Sc.

Academic Co-Worker

Postal Address

CITEC Center for Cognitive Interaction Technology 
Research building
Inspiration 1 / Zehlendorfer Damm 199
33619 Bielefeld

About me

Since November 2018 I am a researcher and doctoral student at the 'Applied Social Psychology and Gender Research' Lab at CITEC. In 2018 I received my master's degree in psychology from the University of Cologne, where I worked as a research assistant at the 'Social and Economic Cognition I' group since 2016. In 2015 I received my bachelor’s degree in psychology, also from the University of Cologne.

Julia Stapels

+49 521 106-12042
Telephone secretary
+49 521 106-12134
Research Interests
  • Conflict and Ambivalence
  • Social Robotics
  • Robot Evaluation
  • Social Cognition
  • Sexism


Currently, I am part of the BMBF-funded project ' VIVA - Roboter für Assistenzfunktionen: Interaktionsstrategien, Teilvorhaben 'Vertrauen und Sympathie schaffender "lebendiger" sozialer Roboter'. The project focuses on developing a social robot that enriches the private household with socially appropriate close-to-life, and sympathetic interactions. Our group will oversee the ethical aspects of the social robot, as well as its accompanying evaluation.

My PhD project

In my PhD project I examine the social psychological aspects of human-robot interaction. I am particularly interested in the formation and resolution of internal conflict in human-robot interaction.

Journal Articles

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