Honors & Awards


  • Stanford Graduate Fellowship in Science and Engineering, Stanford University (09/2019 - present)
  • Student Fellowship, German Academic Scholarship Foundation (01/2014 - 06/2019)

Professional Affiliations and Activities


  • Member, Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) (2019 - Present)

Stanford Advisors


Current Research and Scholarly Interests


Appel is interested in the intersection of Behavioral Science and Computer Science, with the aim of leveraging psychological targeting ethically and for the common good. She is particularly passionate about encouraging prosocial behavior and political participation and promoting wellbeing and mental health.

Lab Affiliations


Work Experience


  • Associate in Research in the Health Division, Duke University, Center for Advanced Hindsight (2/2019 - 6/2019)

    Location

    Durham, NC, USA

  • Intern in the Strategy Department, Telekom Deutschland GmbH (4/2017 - 6/2017)

    Location

    Bonn, Germany

  • Intern in the Fifth Committee Section, Delegation of the European Union to the United Nations (9/2016 - 12/2016)

    Location

    New York, NY, USA

All Publications


  • Privacy in the age of psychological targeting Current Opinion in Psychology Matz, S. C., Appel, R. E., Kosinski, M. 2020; 31: 116–121