Short CV/Education and training

  • 1989 – 1995
    Studied psychology at Marburg University (Lahn), Germany, with a focus on industrial-organisational psychology, awarded the Diplom degree in psychology

  • 1990 – 1996
    Studied (for a second degree) economics at Marburg University, with a focus on personnel and organisation in business administration, awarded the Diplom degree in economics

  • 1997 – 2000
    Research associate in the Department of Psychology at Ludwig Maximilian University (LMU) Munich, Germany, under Prof. Dr. Dieter Frey, chair in social psychology

  • 2000
    Doctorate (Dr. phil.) at LMU Munich, reviewers: Prof. Dr. Dieter Frey, Prof. Dr. Lutz von Rosenstiel

  • 2000 – 2002
    Postdoctoral research at the University of Arizona, Tucson, USA, under Prof. Jeff Greenberg

  • 2004
    Habilitation (postdoctoral qualification) and venia legendi (authorisation to teach) in psychology

  • 2004 – 2005
    Assistant professor (Wissenschaftliche Oberassistentin--C2) in the Department of Psychology at LMU Munich

  • 2004 – 2005
    Assistant lecturer at Bielefeld University, Germany

  • 2005 – 2006
    Professor of economic psychology at the University of Duisburg-Essen

  • since 2006
    Professor of social psychology at the University of Salzburg, Austria

  • since 2013
    Head of the Department of Psychology at the University of Salzburg

  • since 2014
    Deputy reporter, Austrian Science Fund (FWF) executive board

Selected publications

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

Memberships in professional organisations:

  • German Psychological Society (DGPs)

  • Technical groups "Social psychology" and "Occupational, organisational, and economic psychology"

  • European Association of Social Psychology (EASP)

  • Austrian Psychological Society (ÖGP)

  • Salzburg Psychological Society (SGP)

  • Society of Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP)

International positions:

  • Associate Editor, Social Psychology, 2013 – 2015

  • Member of the Steering Committee of the European Social Cognition Network (ESCON 2) of the European Science Foundation, 2011- 2014

Academic governance (partial list):

  • Deputy reporter, Austrian Science Fund (FWF) executive board, since 2014

  • Head of the Department of Psychology at the University of Salzburg, since 2013

  • Scientific coordinator of the postgraduate continuing education programme in Supervision, Mediation and Coaching (together with Prof. Dr. Eva Traut-Mattausch), since 2012

  • Faculty member for the International PhD Programme "Imaging the Mind" at the University of Salzburg, since 2011

  • Member of the University of Salzburg Senate, 2009 – 2013


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