Short CV/Education and training

  • 1974 – 1981
    Studied psychology and journalism at Mainz University, Germany

  • 1982 – 1994
    Lecturer and academic councillor in the Department of Psychology, University of Bamberg, Germany

  • Since 1994
    Holder of the professor's chair in differential and personality psychology / diagnostic psychology at the University of Greifswald, Germany

  • Since 2013
    President at the University of Greifswald, Germany

Selected publications

  • Riediger, M., Studtmann, M., Westphal, A., Rauers, A. & Weber, H.: No smile like another: Adult age differences in identifying emotions that accompany smiles. Frontiers in Psychology, 5, 2014, 480. DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2014.00480

  • Weber, H., Loureiro de Assuncao, V., Martin, C., Westmeyer, H. & Geisler, F.C.M.: Reappraisal inventiveness: The ability to create different reappraisals of critical situations. Cognition & Emotion, 28, 2014, S. 345-360.

  • Geisler, F.C.M., Kubiak, T., Siewert, K. & Weber, H.: Cardiac vagal tone is associated with social engagement and self-regulation. In: Biological Psychology, 93, 2013, S. 279-286.

  • Kubiak, T., Wiedig-Allision, M., Zgoriecki, S. & Weber, H.: Habitual goals and strategies in anger regulation: Psychometric evaluation of the anger-related reactions and goals inventory (ARGI). In: Journal of Individual Differences, 32, 2011, S. 1-13.

  • Geisler, F.C.M. Vennewald, N., Kubiak, T. & Weber, H.: The impact of heart rate variability on subjective well-being is mediated by executive emotion regulation. In: Personality and Individual Differences, 49, 2010, 723-728.

  • Vögele, C., Sorg, S., Studtmann, M. & Weber, H.: Cardiac autonomic regulation and anger coping in adosescents. In: Biological Psychology, 85, 2010, S. 465-471.

  • Geisler, F., Wiedig-Allison, M. & Weber, H.: What coping tells about personality. In: European Journal of Personality 23, 2009. S. 289-306.

    Weber, H., Vollmann, M. & Renner, B.: The spirited, the observant, and the disheartened: Social concepts of optimism, realism, and pessimism. In: Journal of Personality 75, 2007. S. 169-197.

  • Weber, H. & Wiedig-Allison, M.: Sex differences in anger-related behaviour: Comparing expectancies to actual behaviour. In: Cognition and Emotion 21, 2007. S. 1669-1698.

  • Weber, H.: Explorations in the social construction of anger. In: Motivation and Emotion 28. 2004, S. 197-219.


Selected projects

  • Anger-associated rumination processes in everyday life, together with Dr Thomas Kubiak; sponsored by the German Research Foundation (DFG), 2007 – 2009

  • Gender differences in reacting to an anger-triggering provocation: Normative expectations and actual behaviour, sponsored by the DFG, 2003 – 2005

  • Social reactions to optimistic, pessimistic and realistic behaviour, together with Dr Britta Renner; sponsored by the DFG, 2002 – 2004

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Vice president of the Department of University Medical Schools and Health Sciences at the German Rectors' Conference (HRK), since August 2014

  • Member of various organs of academic self-governance (faculty council, senate, senate committees)

  • Participation in women's mentoring programmes and in PhD-student training for German Psychological Society (DGPs) expert groups

  • Member and deputy spokesperson of the German Research Foundation (DFG) review board for psychology, since 2008

  • Spokesperson of the reviewer's programme in Life Sciences – Medicine, Life and Health Sciences at the Alfried Krupp Wissenschaftskolleg Greifswald, Germany – Institute for Advanced Study (sponsored by the Alfried Krupp von Bohlen and Halbach Foundation), 2005 – 2007

  • Member of the accreditation committee, Agency for Quality Assurance through the Accreditation of Study Courses (AQAS), 2004 – 2006

  • Vice president and president of the DGPs, 2002 – 2006

Additional qualifications

Reviewer for:

  • German Research Foundation (DFG)

  • Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF)

  • Max Planck Society

  • Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

  • German National Academic Foundation

  • Evaluation and accreditation agencies: the Central Evaluation and Accreditation Agency (ZEvA), the Evaluation Agency of Baden-Württemberg, Germany (evalag)


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