Vita

Degrees

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  • 2012-2015: Ph. D. in Psychology at the Center for Doctoral Studies in Social and Behavioral Sciences, University of Mannheim, Germany (supervisor: Benjamin E. Hilbig)
  • 2010-2012: M.Sc. Psychology (Social and Cognitive Psychology), University of Mannheim, Germany (supervisors: Benjamin E. Hilbig, Inga Niedtfeld)
  • 2007-2010: B.Sc. Psychology, University of Mannheim, Germany (supervisors: Edgar Erdfelder, Dagmar Stahlberg)

Positions

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  • since 02/2022: Research group leader (W2) of the independent research group Personality, Identity, and Crime (Max Planck Institute for the Study of Crime, Security and Law, Freiburg, Germany) 
  • 2014-2022: Researcher and lecturer at the Cognitive Psychology Lab (University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany)
  • 2019-2021: Acting assistant professor at the Cognitive Psychology Lab (University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany)
  • 2018: Postdoctoral fellow at the Amsterdam Cooperation Lab (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
  • 2014: Ph.D. student and researcher at the Judgment and Decision Making Lab (University of Mannheim, Germany)

Grants and Scholarships

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  • 2022: Research grant from the European Research Council (ERC Starting Grant) for the project "KNOW-THYSELF: Increasing self-knowledge to promote moral behavior" 
    (funding period: 5 years; ~ 1,500,000 €)
  • 2021: Research grant from the German Research Foundation (DFG) for the project "The core tendencies underlying individual differences in prosocial behavior" 
    (funding period: 3 years; ~ 300,000 €)
  • 2021: Micro-grant (co-PI) from the Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences Research Incentive Scheme, University of Melbourne (7,000 €)
  • 2021: Micro-grant from the Research Focus "Media, Democracy and Citizens ", University of Koblenz-Landau (10,000 €)
  • 2019: Travel grant from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) to the 18th International Conference on Social Dilemmas in Sedona, Arizona
  • 2018: Micro-grant from the German Society for Online Research (DGOF) for the project "Dishonest behavior in online studies: An application of Benford's law" (together with Daniel W. Heck; 550 €)
  • 2017: Research fellowship from the German Research Foundation for a half-year stay at the Amsterdam Cooperation Lab, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
  • 2017: Travel grant from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) to the 17th International Conference on Social Dilemmas in Taormina, Sicily
  • 2016: Travel grant from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) to the 2nd World Conference on Personality in Bùzios, Brazil
  • 2015: Micro-grant from the Research Focus "Communication, Media and Politics", University of Koblenz-Landau (9,000 €)
  • 2012-2015: Ph.D. scholarship from the Graduate School of Economic and Social Sciences, University of Mannheim
  • 2010-2012: Sports scholarship of the University of Mannheim

Awards

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Research

  • 2021: Open Science Award (Gold) of the Open Science Commission, Department of Psychology, University of Koblenz-Landau 
  • 2021: Commendation by the Society for the Improvement of Psychological Science for the paper "Ten steps toward a better personality science - How quality may be rewarded more in research evaluation" published in Personality Science
  • 2021: Rising Star Award by the Association for Psychological Science (APS)
  • 2021: Walter G. Klopfer Award for the best empirical paper published in the Journal of Personality Assessment in 2020 (for the paper "The HEXACO–100 across 16 languages: A large-scale test of measurement invariance")
  • 2020: Open Science Award (Gold) of the Open Science Commission, Department of Psychology, University of Koblenz-Landau
  • 2020: Early Achievement Award of the European Association of Personality Psychology (EAPP)
  • 2019: Open Science Award (Gold) of the Open Science Commission, Department of Psychology, University of Koblenz-Landau
  • 2018: Open Science Award (Gold) of the Open Science Commission, Department of Psychology, University of Koblenz-Landau
  • 2016: Bojanovsky Award for Empirical Models of Social Processes, for the paper "Trust: An integrative review from a person-situation perspective"
  • 2011: Elisabeth Altmann-Gottheiner Award for scientific work in the field of women and gender research (University of Mannheim)
  • 2010: Otto-Selz Award for the best Bachelor's thesis in psychology (University of Mannheim)

Teaching

  • 2021: Award for outstanding digital teaching for the project seminar "Web-based programming" (academic year 2020/2021)
  • 2021: Teaching award for the project seminar "Web-based programming" (academic year 2020/2021)
  • 2021: Teaching award for the lab-tutorial & methods course "Personality development & change goals" (academic year 2020/2021) 
  • 2019: Teaching award for the lab-tutorial & methods course "Assumed similarity in personality judgments" (academic year 2018/2019) 
  • 2018: Teaching award for the seminar "Web-based programming" (academic year 2017/2018)
  • 2018: Teaching award for the seminar "Cognitive illusions" (academic year 2017)
  • 2016: Teaching award for the lab-tutorial & methods course "Personality judgments: Assumed similarity and meta-perceptions" (academic year 2015/2016)  
  • 2015: Teaching award for the lab-tutorial & methods course "Personality judgments at zero acquaintance" (academic year 2014/2015) 

Editorial Work & Reviewing

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Editor



Ad-hoc Reviewer

Journals
Advances in Methods and Practices in Psychological Science; Applied Cognitive Psychology; Asian Journal of Social Psychology; Assessment; Basic and Applied Social Psychology; Borderline Personality Disorder and Emotion Dysregulation; Cognition; Current Psychology; Cyberpsychology; European Journal of Personality; European Journal of Personality Assessment; European Journal of Social Psychology; Evolution & Human Behavior; Experimental Psychology; Frontiers in Psychology; Games; Group Processes & Intergroup Relations; International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health; Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics; Journal of Behavioral Decision Making; Journal of Conflict Resolution; Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization; Journal of Economic Psychology; Journal of Experimental Psychology: General; Journal of Experimental Social Psychology; Journal of Individual Differences; Journal of Organizational Behavior; Journal of Personality; Journal of Personality Assessment; Journal of Personality and Social Psychology; Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency; Journal of Research in Personality; Journal of Trust Research; Judgment and Decision Making; Nature Human Behavior; Personality and Individual Differences; Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin; Personality and Social Psychology Review; Personality Science; Perspectives on Psychological Science; PLOS ONE; Psychological Bulletin; Psychological Research; Psychological Science; Psychological Test Adaptation and Development; Review of General Psychology; SAGE Open; Scandinavian Journal of Psychology; Scientific Reports; Sex Roles; Social Psychological and Personality Science; Social Psychology; Social Science Research; The Economic Journal; The Journal of Social Psychology; The Social Science Journal; Transactions on Internet Technology; Zeitschrift für Psychologie - Journal of Psychology

Funding Agencies
Czech Science Foundation;  Dutch Research Council; German Research Foundation; Israel Science Foundation;  Swiss National Science Foundation

Conferences
Association for Research in Personality (ARP) Conference; International Conference on Social Dilemmas; Congress of the German Psychological Society; Summer School of Personality Science