Dr. phil.

Sophia von Salm-Hoogstraeten

Scientific employee


Room 317 (Buildling 6010)

Jägerstr. 17-19

D-52056 Aachen


Phone: +49 241 80 96132
Fax Fax: +49 241 80 92140

Consultation Hour

on appointment

Research interests

  • Digital Competence & Technology Acceptance
  • HMI-Design as determinant for Data Privacy Decisions
  • Human Cognition in interaction with Robots
  • Spatial Acting with Avatars


current semester

  • "Angewandte Kognitionspsychologie und Ergonomie", Studiengang M.Sc. Psychologie

past semester

  • "Empirisches Praktikum", Studiengang B.Sc. Psychologie
  • "Arbeitspsychologie", Studiengang M.Sc. Psychologie
  • "Arbeitspsychologie - Arbeitsschutz und Arbeitsbedingungen", Studiengang M.Sc. Psychologie
  • "Angewandte Kognitionspsychologie und Ergonomie", Studiengang M.Sc. Psychologie
  • "Wahrnehmung und Aufmerksamkeit",Studiengang B.Sc. Psychologie


von Salm-Hoogstraeten, S. (2021). Human cognition when acting from the perspective of avatars and robots [Doctoral dissertation, RWTH]. ETDs: RWTH Publications. DOI: 10.18154/RWTH-2021-06709

von Salm-Hoogstraeten, S., & Müsseler, J. (2020). Human cognition in interaction with robots: Taking the robot’s perspective into account. Human Factors, online first. DOI: 10.1177/0018720820933764

von Salm-Hoogstraeten, S., & Müsseler, J. (2021). Perspective taking while interacting with a self-controlled or independently-acting avatar. Computers in Human Behavior, 118(8): 106698. DOI: 10.1016/j.chb.2021.106698

von Salm-Hoogstraeten, S., Bolzius, K., & Müsseler, J. (2020). Seeing the world through the eyes of an avatar? Comparing perspective taking and referential coding. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 46(3), 264–273.