1997 – 2002:

Degree in Psychology (Diploma), University of Jena, Germany


Dr. Phil., Psychology, University of Jena, Germany


Habilitation (Professorial Dissertation), Psychology, University of Jena, Germany

Professional Positions

August 2002 – November 2007:

Research Associate; Department of Educational Psychology University of Jena, Germany

April 2006 – November 2007:

Assistant Professor; Department of Educational Psychology University of Jena, Germany

November 2002 – 2011:

Member of the DFG-Research Group „Discrimination and Tolerance in Intergroup Relations“ (FOR 481)

January 2006 – April 2006 & August 2007 – October 2007:

Visiting Scholar at the Institute for Research on Women and Gender & Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan (Jacquelynne S. Eccles‘ Lab)

November 2007 – March 2013:

Assistant Professor at the Chair for Empirical Educational Research, University of Würzburg, Germany

April 2013 – September 2016:

Visiting Professor for Educational Science / Adolescent Research, University of Munich, Germany

February 2015 – March 2015:

Visiting Researcher at the Monash University, Melbourne; The Psychology of Teachers and Students (PTS) Faculty Research Group

October 2016 – today:

Full Professor for Educational Science / Quantitative Research Methods at the Paris-Lodron-Universität Salzburg, Austria

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