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Luisa Horsten

Research Assistant and Ph. D. Student
Currently on leave
K Building, Room 2.22
Office hours: by appointment
+49 6341 280 34 227

Research interests Publications & conference contributions Teaching Vita

Research interests

  • Personality and individual differences
  • Models of Personality Structure
    • Dark Factor of Personality
    • HEXACO
  • Pro-environmental behavior
    • decision conflict between cooperation and pro-environmental behavior
    • personality variables related to prosocial and pro-environmental behavior
  • Vicarious Pride


  • Hilbig, B. E., Moshagen, M., Horsten, L. K., & Zettler, I. (in press). Agreeableness is dead. Long live Agreeableness? Reply to Vize and Lynam. Journal of Research in Personality.
  • Moshagen, M., Zettler, I., Horsten, L. K., & Hilbig, B. E. (2020). Agreeableness and the common core of dark traits are functionally different constructs. Journal of Research in Personality, 87.

Conference Contributions


  • Horsten, L., Henninger, F., & Hilbig, B. (2018). Beyond mean comparisons: a model based process-level comparison of online and laboratory based experimental data. Talk presented at the 60th Conference of Experimental Psychologists, March 11 th to 14 th in Marburg. Data and Material
  • Bacherle, P., Grosswardt, C., Horsten, L., Kraft, V., & Tiede, K. (2013). Watching television as an Emotional Episode? Application of the Peak-End-Rule to the Reception of TV-Shows. Talk presented at the Talk given at the 8th Conference of the Media Psychology Division, September 4 th to 6 th 2013 in Würzburg.


  • Horsten, L. The Dark Core of Personality: Dissociating D from Honesty-Humility. Poster presented at the 34th IOPS/SMiP Summer Conference, 13-14 June 2019, Utrecht, Netherlands.
  • Horsten, L., & Rasch, T. (2018). ‚I am proud of you.‘ Or should we say ‚I am proud for you‘? Poster presented at the 7 th CERE Conference April 4 th – 5 th 2018 in Glasgow, UK. Data and Material
  • Horsten, L., Henninger, F., Anton, S.-M., Drummer, M. Kraus, L. & Lischitzki, J. (2016). Open Sampling: The effect of arrangement of gamble outcomes on risky choices. Poster presented at the 58 th Conference of Experimental Psychologists, March 21 st to 23 rd , 2016 in Heidelberg. Data and Poster


  • Henninger, F., & Horsten, L. (2019). Building an Open Science Knowledge Base. Hackathon led at the 2019 SIPS Conference in Rotterdam, Netherlands.


Courses taught

  • Winter 2019/2020: The Dark Factor of Personality
    (lab-tutorial & methods course; level: B.Sc., language: German)
  • Winter 2020/2021: The Dark Factor of Personality
    (lab-tutorial & methods course; level: B.Sc., language: German)

Supervised Theses

  • D versus Honesty-Humility: Gemeinsamkeiten und Unterschiede im Bestrafungsverhalten im uncostly retaliation game
  • D-Faktor und Psychotizismus: Ein Vergleich in Bezug auf Risikobereitschaft
  • Dark Factor of Personality – Ein Moderator zwischen Framing und Entscheidungsverhalten?


Education / Degrees

  • 2018: Master of Science in Psychology at the University of Koblenz-Landau
  • 2015: Bachelor of Science in Psychology at the University of Koblenz-Landau

Research and academic experience

  • since 2021: Research Assistant in DFG funded project "Conflict of cooperation and pro-environmental behavior: Social and temporal determinants of choice behavior“, Research Center for Environmental Economics, University of Heidelberg
  • since 2018: Ph.D. Student at the Research Training Group "Statistical Modeling in Psychology" (Supervisor: Prof. Benjamin Hilbig, PhD)
  • 2018: Research Internship, Supervisor: Prof. Benjamin Hilbig, PhD, Cognitive Psychology Lab, University of Koblenz-Landau
  • 2015 – 2018: Student Research Assistant, Cognitive Psychology Lab, University of Koblenz-Landau
  • 2015 – 2018: Student Teaching Assistant, Research Methods of Cognitive Psychology, University of Koblenz-Landau
  • 2013 – 2015: Student Research Assistant, Institute for Communication Psychology and Media
  • 2013 – 2014: Student Teaching Assistant, Empirical Laboratory Course, University of Koblenz-Landau

Award, grants, and scholarships

  • 2019: co-recipient of a SIPS Commendation for the Open Science Knowledge Base
  • 2019: Open Science Award (Gold) of the Open Science Commission, Department of Psychology, University of Koblenz-Landau
  • 2019: Travel Grant for the Pre-SIPS Replicats Workshop (400 USD), University of Melbourne
  • 2014: PROMOS Scholarship for an internship in Tangier, Morocco, DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service), University of Koblenz-Landau