Short CV/Education and training

  • 1963 – 1968
    Studied psychology at the University of Bonn, Germany

  • 1968
    Diplom degree in psychology, University of Bonn

  • 1970
    Doctor of Natural Science (Dr rer. nat.) from Mainz University

  • 1974
    Habilitation (postdoctoral qualification), University of Münster, Germany, venia legendi (authorisation to teach) for the field of psychology

  • 1968 – 1972
    Lecturer at Mainz University

  • 1972 – 1975
    Lecturer at the University of Münster

  • 1975 – 1980
    Senior lecturer at the University of Münster

  • 1980 – 1996
    Professor of social psychology (C3) at the University of Münster

  • 1997 – 2012
    Chair in social psychology at the University of Jena, Germany

  • 2007 – 2012
    Vice-Rector of the graduate academy, University of Jena

Selected publications

  • Mummendey, A., Otten, S.: Positive-negative asymmetry in social discrimination. In: Stroebe, W., Hewstone, M. (eds.), European Review of Social Psychology 9, 1998. S. 107 – 143. Chichester: Wiley.

  • Mummendey, A., Wenzel, M.: Social discrimination and tolerance in intergroup relations: Reactions to intergroup difference. In: Personality and Social Psychology Review 3, 1999. S. 158 – 174.

  • Mummendey, A. et al.: Strategies to cope with negative social identity: Predictions by Social Identity Theory and Relative Deprivation Theory. In: Journal of Personality and Social Psychology 76, 1999. S. 229 – 245.

  • Mummendey, A., Klink, A., Brown, R.: Nationalism and patriotism: National identification and outgroup rejection. In: British Journal of Social Psychology 40, 2001. S. 159 – 172.

  • Kessler, T., Mummendey, A.: Sequential or parallel processes? A longitudinal field study concerning determinants of identity management strategies. In: Journal of Personality and Social Psychology 82, 2002. S. 75 – 88.

  • Mummendey, A., Waldzus, S.: National differences and European plurality: Discrimination or tolerance between European countries. In Herrmann, R. K., Risse, T., Brewer, M. B. (eds.), Transnational Identities. Becoming European in the EU. S. 59 – 72. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2004.

  • Wenzel, M., Mummendey, A., & Waldzus, S. (2007). Superordinate identities and intergroup conflict: The ingroup projection model. European Review of Social Psychology, 18, 331-372.

  • Mummendey, A., Kessler, T.: (2008). Akzeptanz oder Ablehnung von Andersartigkeit: Die Beziehung zwischen Zuwanderern und Einheimischen aus einer sozialpsychologischen Perspektive. In: Kalter, F. (ed.), Migration und Integration (Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie, Sonderheft 48, S. 513 – 528). Wiesbaden: VS-Verlag, 2008.

  • Mazziotta, A., Mummendey, A., Wright, S.C.(2011). Vicarious Intergroup Contact Effects: Applying Social-Cognitive Theory to Intergroup Contact Research (Special Issue). Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 14, 255-274.

  • Rakic, T., Steffens, M. C., & Mummendey, A. (2011). Blinded by the accent! The minor role of looks in ethnic categorization. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 100, 16-29. doi:10.1037/a0021522.

Selected projects

  • Social discrimination between groups in the area of socially negative behaviour

  • Coping strategies for "negative social identity". An accompanying observation study on the East/West German integration process

  • Difference and plurality, discrimination and tolerance in relations between groups

  • The motivational basis of positive/negative asymmetry in social discrimination: Valency conditions and their effects on social discrimination

  • "Immigration, racism, and acculturation. A three-nation study"

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Chair of the foundation council of the Einstein Foundation Berlin

  • Member of the university council at Friedrich Schiller University Jena

  • Member of the university council at the University of Münster

  • Germany's Academy of Sciences of Public Utility, Erfurt, Germany

  • Science Advisory Board of the European Science Foundation (ESF)

  • Advisory Board of the Kurt Lewin Institute (KLI), Graduate School in Social Psychology and its Applications, Netherlands

  • International Scientific Council of the European Summer Institute of Political Psychology, Warsaw, Poland

  • Chairperson of the review group, Norface Migration Programme

  • Scientific advisory board of the German Institute for Research Information and Quality Assurance (IFQ), since 2007

  • Evaluation committee of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, since 2006

  • German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, since 2001

  • Chairperson of the scientific committee, German Council of Science and Humanities, 2000 – 2002

  • German-American Academic Council, since 1999

  • Standing Committee for the Social Sciences (SCSS), European Science Foundation (ESF), 1999 – 2005

  • German Council of Science and Humanities, 1997 – 2002

  • Grants and review committee for German Research Foundation (DFG) research training groups 1996 – 2001

  • Review committee for Psychologische Forschung (Psychological Research), appointed by the VSNU and KNAW, Netherlands, 1993 and 1998


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