Dr. Charlotte Diehl

CITEC Center of Excellence Cognitive Interaction TechnologyCharlotte Diehl
Research building
Inspiration 1 / Zehlendorfer Damm 199
33619 Bielefeld



Room: 2.220
Phone: +49 (0)521 106-12042
Email: charlotte.diehl@uni-bielefeld.de
Office hours: on appointment (via Email)


About me

Since October 2014, I am member of the research group 'Applied Social Psychology and Gender Research', working there in the BMBF-project 'KogniHome'. I finished my studies of psychology at the Bielefeld University in 2010 and did my PhD on “Ways of explaining sexual harassment: motivating, enabling and legitimizing processes” in social psychology in 2014.


My work in the project “KogniHome”

“KogniHome” is a BMBF funded project developing networked technology for a smart apartment to make daily life easier. I investigate ethical and social questions entailed by the development and use of intelligent technology in the domestic sphere. Different technical systems that can assist humans will enable individual interaction with the occupants through language and gestures. Especially the occupants’ needs are in the focus of my research and are addressed by acceptance- and usability studies. Findings are incorporated in the ongoing development of the assistive technologies. Furthermore, I evaluate the situated human-machine dialog, which is realized by a virtual dialog assistant.


Research interests

  • human-machine-interaction
  • attitudes towards assistive technologies and robots
  • sexual harassment and sexual objectification
  • gender stereotypes and ambivalent sexism
  • prejudice and discrimination
  • interpersonal power relations




Winter semester 2014/2015

  • Geschlechterunterschiede aus neurowissenschaftlicher und sozialpsychologischer Sicht (Seminar)

Winter semester 2013/2014

  • Konsequenzen von Vorurteilen und Diskriminierung für die Betroffenen (Seminar)

Summer semester 2013

  • Stereotype, Vorurteile und Diskriminierung (Seminar)

Winter semester 2011/2012

  • Empirisch-experimentelles Projektseminar: Sozialpsychologie zu den Themenbereichen sexuelle Diskriminierung und Belästigung (Praktikum)


Research Projects

Sexuelle Belästigung und Soziosexualität (Förderung durch DFG-Sachbeihilfe BO 1248/9-1)