Prof. Dr. Corinna Titze

Corinna Titze was appointed professor of applied psychology at Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences in 2019. She studied psychology at Heinrich-Heine-University in Düsseldorf and received her doctorate at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences on the influence of psychosocial and test-specific factors on the gender effect in the mental rotation performance of children, adolescents and adults.

Her current research interest refers to the concept of emotional labour with focus on pedagogical employees: in terms of social sustainability, how can we succeed in keeping professionals in the pedagogical field mentally healthy and ensure the quality of pedagogical work despite high (psychological) work demands, a shortage of skilled workers, and often insufficient pay? As a central mechanism of action with regard to their own well-being as well as the quality of their work, emotion regulation skills in relation to themselves as well as in relation to others will be investigated.

Corinna Titze's professional career outside of academia initially led her to work as a psychological expert. In family court proceedings, she provided expert opinions on issues of custody and access rights, threats to children's well-being, and parental parenting skills. Subsequently, she worked as a psychological therapist of an LVR clinic. Most recently, she worked in the school psychological counseling center of the district of Wesel.

Corinna Titze completed further and advanced training as a mediator and as a couple and family therapist. She is currently undergoing training as a child and adolescent psychotherapist.