Dennis Rünger, Ph.D.

Dennis Rünger, Ph.D.
Dennis Rünger, Ph.D.
Assistant Research Scientist

Ph.D., Psychology, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany
Phone: 323-463-1601
Fax: 323-463-0126
Brief Biography

Dennis Rünger received a doctorate summa cum laude in psychology from Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany, for his experimental research on the generation of conscious awareness in incidental learning situations. He then carried out postdoctoral research on the neurocognitive mechanisms of sequence learning at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and on habit learning and performance at the University of Southern California. Before he joined Friends Research Institute, Dennis explored the use of social networking technologies as a tool for HIV prevention at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Selected Publications
Reback CJ, Rünger D, Fletcher JB (2017). Physical and/or Sexual Abuse Are Associated with Negative Health Outcomes among Transgender Women of Color Living with HIV. Violence and Gender. 4(4): 130-136. DOI: 10.1089/vio.2017.0042.
Wood W, and Rünger D (2016). Psychology of habit. Annual Review of Psychology. 67, 289-314. doi:10.1146/annurev-psych-122414-033417.
Rünger D (2012). How sequence learning creates explicit knowledge: The role of response-stimulus interval. Psychological Research. 76, 579-590. doi:10.1007/s00426-011-0367-y.
Rünger D, and Frensch PA (2008). How incidental sequence learning creates reportable knowledge: The role of unexpected events. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition. 34, 1011-1026.