Veronika Tief, BSc BA MSc

Applied Social Psychology and Consumer Research
Department of Psychology
University of Vienna
Universitätsstraße 7 (NIG)
A-1010 Vienna

Office: C0713


Appointments only by arrangement


Since October 2019, I am a doctoral student supported by a uni:docs fellowship. In my dissertation project, I investigate psychological interventions to enhance performance under pressure in the performing arts. Aiming to transfer the knowledge from sport psychology into the fields of music, dance, and acting, I focus on interventions that have previously been shown to be beneficial for athletes. Specifically, I am interested in methods to prevent choking under pressure, such as pre-performance routines or goal-setting, and their underlying mechanisms in regard to attentional focus, state anxiety and self-efficacy.

Current Position:

University Assistant (prae doc), University of Vienna, Austria


Since 2019     
Doctoral Studies, Psychology, University of Vienna, Austria 

2017 – 2019 
Master of Science, Psychology, University of Vienna, Austria

2012 – 2017 
Bachelor of Arts, Violin Performance, Anton Bruckner Private University, Linz, Austria

2012 – 2016 
Bachelor of Science, Psychology, University of Vienna, Austria