Elsa Gewehr

Research Assistant, Section: Psychological Assessment

Gewehr, Elsa
+49 561 804-3586
Holländische Str. 36-38
34127 Kassel

Consultation Hours

Meetings can currently only be requested by email and held via zoom.


2020Master of Science (M. Sc.) Forensic Psychology (postgradual), Psychologische Hochschule Berlin (PHB)
2017Master of Science (M. Sc.) Psychology, Focus on Clinical and Health Psychology, Freie Universität Berlin (FU)
2013Bachelor of Science (B. Sc.) Business Psychology, Leuphana Universität Lüneburg

Professional Experience


Research Assistant, Psychological Assessment, University of Kassel


Research Assistant, Project „ViContact: Leading conversations with children about suspicions of child sexual abuse. A training program for interviewers from different professions in virtual scenarios”, Psychologische Hochschule Berlin (PHB)


Psychological expert witness for credibility assessments in criminal court cases (Zentrum für Aussagepsychologie Berlin, ZAB)

Awards and Prizes

2019Best Master Thesis Award, Section Forensic Psychology, German Psychological Society (DGPs).
2018Best Poster Award, Conference of the European Association of Psychology and Law (EAPL)
  • Psychological assessment of the credibility of witness’ statements
  • Methods for Interviewing children in forensic and child protection contexts
  • Interindividual differences in the propensity for Confirmation Bias and suggestive questioning when interviewing children
  • Children’s disclosure patterns after experiences of sexual abuse
  • Police suspect interviews
  • Kerber, A., Gewehr, E., Zimmermann, J., Sachser, C., M. Fegert, J., Knaevelsrud, C., & Spitzer, C. (2023). Adverse childhood experiences and personality functioning interact substantially in predicting depression, anxiety, and somatization. Personality and Mental Health, 17(3), 246–258. https://doi.org/10.1002/pmh.1578​​​​​​​
  • Tamm, A., Gewehr, E., & Volbert, R. (2022). „Erzähl mal, was passiert ist!“. Gesprächsführung mit Kindern bei Verdacht auf Missbrauch und Misshandlung. Report Psychologie, 47(10), 16–22.
  • May, L., Raible, Y., Gewehr, E., Zimmermann, J., & Volbert, R. (2022). How Often and Why Do Guilty and Innocent Suspects Confess, Deny, or Remain Silent in Police Interviews? Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology, 1–12. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11896-022-09522-w
  • Gewehr, E.,  Hensel, B., Volbert, R. (2021). Predicting disclosure latency in substantiated cases of child sexual abuse. Child Abuse and Neglect, 122. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chiabu.2021.105346
  • Gewehr, E., Molz, G., & Schroeders, U. (2021). TBS-DTK Rezension zum Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale - Fourth Edition (WAIS-IV). Psychologische Rundschau46(9), 25–27.
  • May, L., Gewehr, E., Zimmermann, J., Raible, Y., & Volbert, R. (2021). How guilty and innocent suspects perceive the police and themselves: Suspect interviews in Germany. Legal and Criminological Psychology26(1), 42–61. https://doi.org/10.1111/lcrp.12184
  • Pülschen, S., Gewehr, E., & Merschhemke, M. (Hrsg.). (2021). „Erzähl doch mal“. Ein Leitfaden zur Gesprächsführung mit Kindern bei Verdacht auf sexuellen Missbrauch. Europa-Universität Flensburg.
  • Gewehr, E., Merschhemke, M., & Pülschen, S. (2019). Sexueller Kindesmissbrauch. Gespräche mit Kindern im Verdachtsfall. mensch & pferd international11(4), 162-169. http://dx.doi.org/10.2378/mup2019.art20d