Angelika Penner, M. Sc.

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


Room: 2.220
Phone: +49 (0)521 106-12042
Email: anpenner'at'
Office hours: on appointment (via Email)


About me

Since April 2019 I am a researcher and doctoral student at the 'Applied Social Psychology and Gender Research' Lab at CITEC. In 2019 I received my master's degree in psychology from Bielefeld University, where I worked as a research assistant in the DFG-funded project "Study of Personality Architecture and Dynamics", also called "SPeADy", since 2015. In 2016 I received my bachelor’s degree in psychology, also from Bielefeld University.

My PhD project

In my PhD project I examine the social psychological aspects of human-robot interaction. I am particularly interested in factors influencing the development and maintenance of relationships with social robots and its consequences.

Research Interests

  • Social Robotics
  • Robot Evaluation
  • Self-Disclosure in Human-Robot Interaction
  • Perceived moral agency of robots
  • Trust and psychological closeness in Human-Robot Interaction



Summer term 2019

  • Social relationships and interactions