Curriculum Vitae

Here you can find my CV in pdf-format.


Education

  • Born December 18th, 1953, Göttingen, Germany.
  • Felix-Klein-Gymnasium (High School), Göttingen (1964-1972).
  • Alternative National Service (Community Service), Psychiatric Hospital, Göttingen (1972-1974).
  • Studies of Psychology, German Literature, Linguistics, and History, Georg-August-Universität, Göttingen (1974-1980).
  • Diploma (M.Sc.) in Psychology, Georg-August-Universität, Göttingen (1980).
  • Dr. rer. nat. (Ph.D.), Department of Psychology, University of Trier, Germany (1986).
  • Post-doctoral lecturer qualification in Psychology, School of Philosophy, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität, Bonn, Germany (2000).


Employment

  • Research Assistant and Instructor, Department of Psychology, Universität Trier, Germany (1981-1984).
  • Lecturer (1984-1987) and Senior Lecturer (1987-2001), Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität, Bonn, Germany.
  • Professor of Quantitative Psychology, Department of Psychology, Justus-Liebig-Universität, Gießen, Germany (2001-2002).
  • Professor of Psychology, Chair for Cognitive Psychology and Individual Differences (Psychology III), University of Mannheim, Germany (since April 2002).
  • Offer of the Chair of Experimental Psychology at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität, Bonn (2004, declined).
  • Offer of the Professorship of Applied Methods of Psychology at the University of Vienna, Austria (2007, declined).


Services and Offices in Professional Societies

  • Spokesperson of the Department of Psychology at the University of Mannheim, Germany (2004-2006).
  • Secretary of the Executive Committee of the "Deutsche Gesellschaft für Psychologie (DGPs)" (German Psychological Society) (2004-2006).
  • Member of the Executive Committee of the "Föderation Deutscher Psychologenvereinigungen" (2004-2006).
  • Dean of Education for the "Fakultät für Sozialwissenschaften" (School of Social Sciences) at the University of Mannheim (2004-2011).
  • Member of Curatorship of the "Zentrum für psychologische Information und Dokumentation (ZPID)" (2006-2013).
  • Member of the Review Panel Psychology of the "Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)" (2008-2016).
  • Spokesperson of the Review Panel Psychology of the "Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)" (2012-2016).
  • Academic Director of the Center of Doctoral Studies in Social and Behavioral Sciences (CDSS), University of Mannheim (since 2016).
  • Dean of the Graduate School of Economic and Social Sciences (GESS), University of Mannheim (since October 2016).
  • Spokesperson of the DFG Research Training Group "Statistical Modeling in Psychology" (SMiP) (since 2017).


Editorial Activities


Editorial Board Memberships


Ad-hoc Reviews

  • For Journals:
    American Statistician; Behavior Research Methods / Behavior Research Methods, Instruments, & Computers; Biological Rhythm Research; Brain and Cognition; British Journal of Mathematical and Statistical Psychology; British Journal of Psychology; Cognition; Cognition and Emotion; Cognitive Processing; Cognitive Science; Computers in Biology and Medicine; Diagnostica; E-Biomedicine; Empirische Pädagogik; European Journal of Cognitive Psychology; European Journal of Social Psychology; Experimental Psychology; Frontiers in Psychology, Section Cognitive Science; Frontiers in Psychology, Section Quantitative Psychology and Measurement; Human Movement Science; Information Sciences; Journal of Computational Science; Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics; Journal of Experimental Child Psychology; Journal of Experimental Psychology: General; Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition; Journal of Individual Differences; Journal of Mathematical Psychology; Journal of Psychosomatic Research; Judgment and Decision Making; Marine Pollution Bulletin; Memory; Memory & Cognition; Methodology; Methodika; Methods of Psychological Research - online; Multivariate Behavioral Research; Perspectives on Psychological Science; Psychiatry Research; Psychological Methods; Psychological Research; Psychological Review; Psychological Test and Assessment Modeling; Psychologische Beiträge; Psychologische Rundschau; Psychology Science/Psychology Science Quarterly; Psychometrika; Psychonomic Bulletin & Review; Report Psychologie; SAGE Open; Spanish Journal of Psychology; Sprache & Kognition; Swiss Journal of Psychology; The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology; Zeitschrift für Differentielle und Diagnostische Psychologie; Zeitschrift für Experimentelle Psychologie / Zeitschrift für experimentelle und angewandte Psychologie; Zeitschrift für Klinische Psychologie und Psychotherapie; Zeitschrift für Pädagogische Psychologie; Zeitschrift für Psychologie / Journal of Psychology; Zeitschrift für Sozialpsychologie
  • For Grant Agencies, Awards and Fellowships:
    Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation (Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung), Bonn, Germany; Austrian Science Fund (Fonds zur Förderung der wissenschaftlichen Forschung (FWF)), Vienna, Austria; Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), Bonn; Deutsche Gesellschaft für Psychologie e.V. (DGPs); European Institutes for Advanced Study (EURIAS), Paris, France; Fachgruppe Allgemeine Psychologie in der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Psychologie e.V. (DGPs); Fachgruppe Methoden & Evaluation in der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Psychologie e.V. (DGPs); Fonds National de la Recherche Luxembourg (FNR), Luxembourg; German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD); German National Academic Foundation (Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes), Bonn; German-Israeli Foundation for Scientific Research & Development (Deutsch-Israelische Stiftung für Wissenschaftliche Forschung und Entwicklung (GIF)), Jerusalem, Israel; Israel Science Foundation (ISF), Jerusalem, Israel; Mercator Research Center Ruhr (MERCUR); National Science Foundation (NSF), Washington D.C., USA; Swiss National Science Foundation (Schweizerischer Nationalfonds zur Förderung der wissenschaftlichen Forschung), Bern, Switzerland.


Awards and Prizes

  • Dissertation Award, University of Trier (1987).
  • Heinz Heckhausen Award, German Psychological Society (1988).
  • Young Psychologist Award, 25th International Congress of Psychology in Brussels, Belgium (1992).
  • Teaching Award (Best Lecture 2010/2011: “Allgemeine Psychologie 2: Lernen und Gedächtnis“), University of Mannheim (2011).
  • Teaching Award (Best Lecture 2013/2014: “Differentielle Psychologie und Persönlichkeitsforschung“), University of Mannheim (2014).
  • Teaching Award (Best Seminar 2013/2014: “Evolution und Kognition“), University of Mannheim (2014) .
  • Fellow of the Psychonomic Society (2014).
  • Memory & Cognition Best Paper Award 2015 (jointly with Monika Undorf) for:
    • Undorf, M., & Erdfelder, E. (2015). The relatedness effect on judgments of learning: A closer look at the contribution of processing fluency. Memory & Cognition, 43, 647–658. doi:10.3758/s13421-014-0479-x
  • Teaching Award of the University of Mannheim (2016).
  • Teaching Award (Best Lecture 2015/2016: “Allgemeine Psychologie 2: Lernen und Gedächtnis“), University of Mannheim (2016).
  • Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science (2016).
  • Member of the Wilhelm-Wundt-Gesellschaft (2017)