Short CV/Education and training

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    Studied psychology and also mathematics, linguistics and education at the University of Freiburg and at Ruhr University Bochum, Germany

  • 1985
    Diplom degree in psychology at Ruhr University Bochum (with distinction)

  • 1990
    Doctorate at Bielefeld University, Germany (with distinction)

  • 1995
    Visiting researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics in Nijmegen, Netherlands

  • 1998
    Habilitation (postdoctoral qualification) at Bielefeld University (venia legendi (authorisation to teach) in psychology; Habilitation thesis: "Language and Thought – An analysis of their correlations from the perspective of developmental psychology")

  • 1998 – 1999
    Acting professor of psychology at Bielefeld University

  • 1999 – 2000
    University lecturer in developmental psychology at the University of Münster, Germany

  • 2000 – 2001
    Professor of developmental and educational psychology at the University of Erfurt, Germany

  • Since 2002
    Held the chair 'Psychology I – Developmental psychology' at the University of Bamberg, Germany

  • Since 2003
    Head of the Bamberg Baby Institute (BamBI) for early childhood research at the University of Bamberg

  • Since 2011
    Managing Director of the Institute of Psychology at the University of Bamberg

Selected publications

Selected publications as editor

  • Redder, A. & Weinert, S. (eds.). (2013). Sprachförderung und Sprachdiagnostik – Interdisziplinäre Perspektiven. Münster: Waxmann.

  • Pfost, M., Artelt, C. & Weinert, S. (eds.). (2013). The development of reading literacy from early childhood to adolescence. Bamberg: University of Bamberg Press.

  • Roßbach, H.-G. & Weinert, S. (eds.) (2008). Kindliche Kompetenzen im Elementarbereich: Förderbarkeit, Bedeutung, Messung. Berlin: Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung. http://www.bmbf.de/pub/bildungsforschung_band_vierundzwanzig.pdf

Selected journal publications

  • Weinert, S. & Ebert, S. (2013). Spracherwerb im Vorschulalter: Soziale Disparitäten und Einflussvariablen auf den Grammatikerwerb. Zeitschrift für Erziehungswissenschaft, 16, 303-332.

  • Berendes, K., Weinert, S., Zimmermann, S. & Artelt, C. (2013). Assessing language indicators across the lifespan within the German National Educational Panel Study (NEPS). Journal for Educational Research Online, 5, 15-49.

  • Heydrich, J., Weinert, S., Nusser, L., Artelt, C. & Carstensen, C. (2013). Including students with special educational needs into large-scale assessments of competencies: Challenges and approaches with the German National Educational Panel Study (NEPS). Journal for Educational Research Online, 5, 217-240.

Selected chapters in books

  • Weinert, S. & Grimm, H. (2012). Sprachentwicklung. In W. Schneider & U. Lindenberger (eds.), Entwicklungspsychologie (pp. 433-456). Göttingen: Hogrefe.

  • Weinert, S. (2011). Die Anfänge der Sprache: Sprachentwicklung im Kleinkindalter. In H. Keller (ed.), Handbuch der Kleinkindforschung (pp. 610-642). Bern: Huber.

  • Weinert, S. (2010). Beziehungen zwischen Sprachentwicklung und Gedächtnisentwicklung. In H.-P. Trolldenier, W. Lenhard & P. Marx (eds.), Brennpunkte der Gedächtnisforschung: Entwicklungs- und pädagogisch-psychologische Perspektiven (pp. 147-170). Göttingen: Hogrefe.

  • Weinert, S. (2008). Wie Sprache das Denken, Lernen und Wissen von Kindern beeinflusst. In H. Rieder-Aigner (ed.), Zukunftshandbuch Kindertageseinrichtungen / Bildungsarbeit im Mittelpunkt (59. ed., Ch. 4/19, pp. 1-16). Regensburg: Walhalla Fachverlag.



Complete list of publications

Selected projects

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member of the senate committee and grants committee of the German Research Foundation (DFG) for the Research Training Groups, 2001 – 2007

  • Member of the university council at the University of Würzburg, 2007 – 2011

  • Member of various bodies and committees related to the internal administration of the University of Bamberg

  • Active on various committees of the German Psychological Society (DGPs)

  • Elected member of the network committee of the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories

  • Member of various professional societies, including the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD), Society for Longitudinal and Lifecourse Studies (SLLS); German Psychological Society (DGPs; subject area group: developmental psychology, educational psychology)

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