Publications and CV

Peer-reviewed journal articles

Welsch, R., Wessels, M., Bernhard, C., Thoenes, S., Castell, C.(submitted). Physical distancing and the perception of interpersonal distance in the COVID-19 crisis. https://doi.org/10.31234/osf.io/95n3p

Welsch, R., Hecht, H., Chuang, L., & von Castell, C. (2020). Interpersonal Distance in the SARS-CoV-2 Crisis. Human Factors, 62(7), 1095–1101.

Gregório Hertz, P., Rettenberger, M., Welsch, R., & Turner, D. (2020). Die klinisch-forensische Bedeutung des Selbstregulationsmodells sexueller Delinquenz und Rückfälligkeit bei pädosexuellen Straftaten. Forens Psychiatr Psychol Kriminol 14, 336–343 (2020).

Welsch, R., von Castell, C., Rettenberger, M., Turner, D., Hecht, H., & Fromberger, P. (2020). Sexual attraction modulates interpersonal distance and approach-avoidance movements towards virtual agents in males. PLoS One. PLOS ONE 15(4): e0231539.

Welsch, R., Hecht, H., & von Castell, C. (2020). Interpersonal distance regulation and approach-avoidance reactions are altered in psychopathy. Clinical Psychological Science. 8(2). 211–225.

Welsch, R., Schmidt A.F., Turner, D., & Rettenberger M. (2020). Mean temporal stability and retest reliability of the explicit and implicit sexual interest profile (EISIP). Sexual Abuse, Online First.

Welsch, R., Kolar, D., Witthöft, M., Hecht, H., & Legenbauer, T. (2020). Body image avoidance affects interpersonal distance perception: A virtual environment experiment. European Eating Disorder Review, 28(3), 282–295.

Welsch R., von Castell C., Hecht H. (2019). The anisotropy of personal space. PLoS One. 14(6): e0217587.

Hecht, H., Welsch, R., Viehoff, J., & Longo, M. (2019). The shape of personal space. Acta Psychologica, 193, 113-122.

Turner, D., Laier, C., Brand, M., Bockshammer, T., Welsch, R., & Rettenberger, M. (2018). Response inhibition and impulsive decision-making in sexual offenders against children. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 127(5), 471-481.

Welsch, R., Hecht, H., & von Castell, C. (2018). Psychopathy and the regulation of interpersonal distance. Clinical Psychological Science, 6(6), 835-847.

von Castell, C., Stelzmann, D., Oberfeld, D., Welsch, R., & Hecht, H. (2017). Cognitive performance and emotion are indifferent to ambient color. Color Research and Application, 43, 65-74.

Journal articles without peer-review

Egg R., Rettenberger M., & Welsch, R. (2017) Die Kölner Silvesternacht 2015/2016: Eine Analyse der Strafanzeigen. Deutsche Richterzeitung, 2/2017.

Proceedings

Hirsch, L., Schneegas, C., Welsch, R., & Butz, A. (accepted). To See or Not to See: Exploring Inattentional Blindness for the Design of Unobtrusive Interfaces in Shared Public Places. In Proceedings of the ACM on Interactive, Mobile, Wearable and Ubiquitous Technologies,1-23.

Balestrucci, P., Angerbauer, K. Morariu, C., Welsch, R., Chuang, L., Weiskopf, D., Ernst, M.& Sedlmaier, M. (in press).Pipelines Bent, Pipelines Broken: Interdisciplinary Self-Reflection on the Impact of COVID-19 on Current and Future Research. In Proceedings of the 2020 Workshop Evaluation and Beyond: From a Distance: Research practices during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.

Posters and Talks

Welsch, R.(2019). Psychological perspective on proxemics, navigation, mental models and socialcognition.International Conference of Social Robotics 2019, Madrid.

Meinhardt-Injac, B., von Castell, C.Welsch, R.(2019). Social Cognition and Social Behaviour inYounger and Later Adulthood: A Virtual Reality Study.paEpsy Conference, Leipzig, Germany.

Welsch, R., von Castell, C., Hecht, H, Turner, D., Rettenberger M, Fromberger, P. (2019). Sexuelle Attraktivität verändert die interpersonale Distanz und das Annäherungs- undVermeidungsverhalten zu virtuellen Personen. Talk,EFPPP, Mainz, Germany.

Welsch, R., von Castell, C., Hecht, H. (2018). Interpersonal distance regulation andapproach-avoidance reactions are altered in psychopathy. Poster,51. Kongress der DeutschenGesellschaft für Psychologie, Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

Welsch, R., von Castell, C., Hecht, H. (2018). Interpersonal Distance in field-theoretical terms. Poster,41. European Conference on Visual Perception (ECVP), Trieste, Italy.

von Castell, C., Stelzmann, D., Oberfeld, D.,Welsch, R., Hecht, H. (2017). Cognitive performanceand emotion are indifferent to ambient color. Poster,6. Doktoranden-Workshop AllgemeinePsychologie (A-Dok), Ulm, Germany.

Welsch, R., von Castell, C., Hecht, H. (2018). Should interpersonal distance be thought of infield-theoretical terms? Talk,60. Tagung experimentell arbeitender Pychologen (TeaP), Marburg,Germany.

Welsch, R., von Castell, C., Hecht, H. (2017). Why psychopaths do not stand back; Understanding personal space violations. Talk. DokotrandInnen Workshop Allgemeine Psychologie, UniversitätUlm, Germany.

Welsch, R., von Castell, C., Hecht, H. (2017). Why psychopaths do not stand back: understandingpersonal space violations. Poster,40. European Conference on Visual Perception (ECVP), Berlin,Germany.

von Castell, C.,Welsch, R., Hecht, H., Oberfeld, D. (2015). Light ceilings don’t just seem higher –they look it. Poster,57. Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psychologen (TeaP), Hildesheim,Germany.

Invited Talks

Welsch, R.(2019). Psychological perspective on proxemics, navigation, mental models and socialcognition.Journal Club TU Eindhoven, Eindhoven, Netherlands.

Welsch, R.(2018). Soziale Annäherungs- und Vermeidungstendenzen in virtueller Realität- der Einflussvon Psychopathie. Journal Club der Universitätsklinik Hamm, Germany.

Work in progress

Welsch, R., Kosch, T., Chuang, L., & Schmidt, A. (in prep.) The Placebo Effect in Human-Computer Interaction: User Expectations of Interactive Systems Impact Task Performance. Acess the preprint here: https://osf.io/59jym/?view_only=40f1685e66e4410b9bf2ec8f124381ad

Welsch, R.Stins, J.(in prep.). Quantifiying the avoidance response from whole-body movements.

Welsch, R.et al.(in prep.). New Year’s Eve 2015 in cologne: A Text-mining analysis of the offensereports.

Welsch, R., von Castell, C. Meinhardt-Injac, B.(in prep.). The Effect of Facial Expression on theInterpersonal Distance of Older Adults in Virtual Reality.