About me

I am a senior researcher in the Department of Survey Design and Methodology at the GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences in Mannheim, Germany.

Prior to joining GESIS, I was a postdoctoral fellow in the international PATHWAYS TO ADULTHOOD program, working at the Center for Applied Developmental Science in Jena, Germany.

Research interests

As a developmental psychologist and sociologist by training, I am interested in the interplay of personality and contexts – from macro to micro – in shaping human development across the lifespan.

My research adopts an inclusive view of personality, covering not only the classic Big Five dimensions but also less frequently studied (yet equally important) personality characteristics such as values, goals, religiosity, and well-being.

In my current work at GESIS, my focus is on the effects of educational contexts on personality development. In addition, I am interested in methodological challenges in the assessment of personality via self-report questionnaires.

Further information

Curriculum Vitae
International Collaborators