Short CV/Education and training

  • 1963
    Abitur (A-levels)

  • 1968
    Completed undergraduate studies in psychology (Diplom degree) at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany

  • 1969
    Practical year at the German Federal Employment Agency (basic science, test development)

  • 1970
    PhD fellowship from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) at the University of Colorado at Boulder, USA

  • 1971 – 1978
    Lecturer at the University of Trier, Germany

  • 1978 – 1981
    Professor of developmental psychology at the University of Oldenburg, Germany

  • Since 1981
    Professor of applied developmental psychology at the University of Trier (retired in 2008)

Selected publications

  • Montada, L., Filipp, S.-H., Lerner, M.J. (Eds.): Life crises and experiences of loss in adulthood. Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum 1992.

  • Filipp, S.-H., Mayer. A.-K.: Bilder des Alters: Sltersstereotype und die Beziehungen zwischen den Generationen. Stuttgart: Kohlhammer 1999.

  • Filipp, S.-H., Aymanns, P.: Kritische Lebensereignisse und Lebenskrisen. Vom Umgang mit den Schattenseiten des Lebens. Stuttgart: Kohlhammer 2009.

  • Filipp, S.-H. et al.: The regulation of subjective well-being in cancer patients: An analysis of coping effectiveness. In: Psychology and Health 4, 1990. pp. 305-317.

  • Filipp, S.-H. et al.: Selbstbewertungen und selektive Präferenz für temporale vs. soziale Vergleichsinformation bei alten und sehr alten Menschen. In: Zeitschrift für Sozialpsychologie 28, 1997. pp. 30-43.

  • Filipp, S.-H., Ferring, D.: Befindlichkeitsregulation durch soziale und temporale Vergleichsprozesse im Alter? In: Zeitschrift für Klinische Psychologie 27, 1998. pp. 93-97.

  • Klauer, T., Ferring, D., Filipp, S.-H.: "Still stable after all this ...?" Temporal comparisons in coping with severe and chronic disease. In: International Journal of Behavioral Development 22, 1998. pp. 339-355.

  • Filipp, S.-H., Winkeler, M., Aymanns, P.: Die Bedeutung der Altersinformation in einer unterstützungsthematischen Situation: Eine quasi-experimentelle Studie. In: Zeitschrift für Sozialpsychologie 33(2), 2002. pp. 83-99.

  • Boll, T., Filipp, S.-H.: Vorhersage elternbezogener Schuldgefühle bei Kindern im mittleren Erwachsenenalter. In: Zeitschrift für Entwicklungspsychologie und Pädagogische Psychologie 34(2), 2002. pp. 95-105.

  • Aymanns, P., Winkeler, M., Filipp, S.-H.: Age differences in supportive reactions toward a person in need: A quasi-experimental study. In: International Journal of Behavioral Development 27(3), 2003. pp. 232-242.

  • Boll, T., Ferring, D., Filipp, S.-H.: Perceived parental differential treatment in middle adulthood: Curvilinear relations with individuals' experienced relationship quality to sibling and parents. In: Journal of Family Psychology 17(4), 2003. pp. 472-487.

  • Winkeler, M., Filipp, S.-H., Aymanns, P.: Direct and indirect strategies of mobilization as determinants of social support provided for cancer patients. In: Journal of Applied Social Psychology 36, 2006. pp. 248-267.

  • Filipp, S.-H.: A three-stage model of coping with loss and trauma: Lessons from patients suffering from severe and chronic disease. In: A. Maercker, M. Schützwohl, Z. Solomon (Eds.), Post traumatic stress disorder: A life-span developmental view. Seattle, WA: Hogrefe & Huber 1999, pp. 43-78.


Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Senior fellow, Max Planck research network on aging

  • Board of trustees, German Centre for Research on Aging, Heidelberg, Germany

  • German Research Foundation (DFG) expert review board for psychology

  • Scientific advisor on family matters to the German Federal Ministry for Families, Women, Seniors and Youth; chairperson 2001 – 2007

Additional qualifications

  • Latin (extended course)


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