Education and Degree Awarded
Doctoral Degree: Dr. phil., University of Erfurt, Germany, Psychology, Date of Defense: 14th February 2014, Graded with ‘summa cum laude’. Dissertation topic: ‘Passion as a construct of motivational psychology’ LINK to PDF
Diplom (= German Masters equivalent): Dipl.-Psych., Freie Universität Berlin, Germany, Psychology. Date of Graduation: 23rd September 2008, Graded with ‘very good.
Topic of diploma thesis: „Symptom Validity Assessment in the case of crime-related amnesia using event-related potentials“.
Other Education and Training, Qualifications and Skills
2010-2014: Doctoral student at the chair for Pedagogical-Psychological Diagnostic and Differential Psychology (Prof. Dr. Ernst Hany), University of Erfurt (Germany).
2010 – 2014: Fellow in the Center for Empirical Research in Economics and Behavioral Sciences (CEREB), University of Erfurt (a version of a graduate school with weekly colloquia and mentoring)
2003 – 2008: Studies of Psychology at the Free University Berlin (Germany). Degree: Dipl.-Psych. (this is an equivalent of a combined master and bachelor course).
2006 – 2007: ERASMUS-Exchange semester at the University of Barcelona, Spain.
2006: Internship (700 h) at the University Clinic Charité Berlin, Clinic for Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Psychosomatic for childhood and adolescence. Main tasks: Psychological test assessments.
2003: Abitur (university entrance exam)
Awards, Prizes, and Honors
Since September 2013: Postdoctoral fellow grant in the researcher network ‘Pathways to Adulthood’, funded by the Jacobs Foundation. In the Pathways network I get intensive mentoring from highly decorated motivation and development researchers and the possibility to collaborate closely with likeminded post-doc researchers.
August 2011: Scholarship of the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) for a research visit at the University of Michigan, USA (invited by Professor Jacquelynne Eccles)
In 2010 I was granted with a doctoral scholarship from the Center for Empirical Research in Economics and Behavioral Sciences (CEREB), University of Erfurt, but did not accept because I decided in favor of a contract as research & teaching staff, see above.
From 2006 to 2008 I received a student scholarship for high achieving and social-volunteering students from the foundation Hans-Böckler-Stiftung (Germany).