Magdalena Wicher studied psychology at the Karl-Franzens-University Graz with a special focus on gender studies and environmental psychology. Her (research) interest lie within the following topics:
- Feminist and queer science and technology studies
- Gender aspects in science and technology
- Gender and technology in the media
- Environmental psychological questions on environmental behaviour and behavioural change, human – environment interaction (e.g. sustainable office buildings and user satisfaction)
Research on and diffusion of energy-efficient technology use
- Evaluations: Process and impact evaluation of gender equality and education measures
From 2008 to 2010 she was working as an auxiliary research assistant at the Institute of Psychology Graz within the department of social psychology. In 2014 she was a researcher at the Wegener Center for Climate and Global Change within a project on climate adaptation and voluntary work in disaster management.
Since 2008 she has been working in different projects at the IFZ and from 2014 on as a researcher leading the work package “communication” within the IEE project useITsmartly – Environmental peer-to-peer education for youths with focus on smart use of Information and Communication Technologies (funded by the European Commission) on energy-efficient IT use of young people.
Publications (for Queer-STS Publications click here)
Brudermann, Thomas; Kelz, Christina; Klettner, Silvia; Röderer, Kathrin; Seebauer, Sebastian & Wicher, Magdalena. (2015). Mensch und Umwelt: Umweltpsychologische Forschung in Österreich [Humans and Environment: Environmental Psychology Research in Austria]. Psychologie in Österreich 06/2015, 35(2), 116-125.
Thaler, Anita & Wicher, Magdalena (2015). Begleitstudie und Evaluation des Projektes Code Studio. Bericht. Graz: IFZ Eigenverlag. (1.10.2015)
Wicher, Magdalena (2014). Satisficing the Users – Zur Komplexität der Zufriedenheit von Nutzer*innen in grünen Bürogebäuden. Diplomarbeit, Institut für Psychologie, Universität Graz.
Fischer, Peter; Krueger, Joachim I; Greitemeyer, Tobias; Vogrincic, Claudia; Kastenmuller, Andreas; Frey, Dieter; Heene, Moritz; Wicher, Magdalena & Kainbacher, Martina. (2011). The bystander-effect: A meta-analytic review on bystander intervention in dangerous and non-dangerous emergencies. Psychological Bulletin, 137(4), 517-537.