In my research, I am engaged in exploring how people assess the personality traits of their fellow human beings and how this impacts social dynamics. I investigate both methodological questions related to psychological assessment – such as how to measure whether people tend to see the good or the bad in others – and substantive questions related to social and personality psychology – such as the individual antecedents and social consequences of a good interpersonal intuition.

In our current most comprehensive research project, my team and I have developed a free quiz app for assessing one’s own interpersonal intuition. For more information, please visit the Who Knows project.

I am dedicated to the Open Science movement, regularly sharing research data, materials, and analysis scripts for my studies, which I also preregister whenever possible.

See my CV for details.

Interests

  • Interpersonal Perception
  • Psychometrics
  • Agency and Communion
  • Social Dynamics
  • Personality Pathology

Education

  • PhD (Dr. rer. nat.) in Psychology, 2019

    University of Münster

  • M.Sc. in Psychology, 2016

    University of Leipzig

  • B.Sc. in Psychology, 2012

    University of Freiburg

Teaching

Once I began my Ph.D., I regularly conducted seminars and workshops on implementing statistical procedures using SPSS and R at both the Bachelor’s and Master’s levels. Furthermore, I held lectures on Psychological Diagnostics at the Master’s level and led seminars on targeted diagnostic interviewing, personality and performance measurement, and personality and interpersonal perception at zero-acquaintance at the University of Münster. At HMU, my teaching focus also lies in the field of Psychological Diagnostics.

In the summer term (SS 2024) I teach the following course:

  • Seminar Quantitative Forschungsmethodik

See my CV for a detailed overview of courses I have taught.

Media

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