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David Scholz

K Building, Room 2.16
Office hours: by appointment
+49 6341 280 34 214

Research interests Publications & conference contributions Teaching Vita

Research interests

  • Models of Personality Structure
    • HEXACO
    • Dark Factor of Personality
  • Trust in Automation & Interpersonal Trust
    • Commonalities & Differences
    • Influences of states and traits
  • Methods
    • Structural equation modeling (SEM)
    • Mediation & Moderation analysis


Papers (peer reviewed)

  • Kraus, J., Scholz, D., & Baumann, M. (2020). What’s Driving Me? Exploration and Validation of a Hierarchical Personality Model for Trust in Automated Driving. Human factors.
  • Kraus, J., Scholz, D., Messner, E. M., Messner, M., & Baumann, M. (2020). Scared to Trust?–Predicting Trust in Highly Automated Driving by Depressiveness, Negative Self-Evaluations and State Anxiety. Frontiers in Psychology, 10, 2917.
  • Kraus, J., Scholz, D. , Stiegemeier, D., & Baumann, M. (2019).The more you know: trust dynamics and calibration in highly automated driving and the effects of take-overs, system malfunction, and system transparency. Human factors, 62(5), 718-736.

Conference Contributions

  • Kraus, J. M., Nothdurft, F., Hock, P., Scholz, D., Minker, W., & Baumann, M. (2016). Human After All: Effects of Mere Presence and Social Interaction of a Humanoid Robot as a Co-Driver in Automated Driving. Adjunct Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications, 129-134.


Courses taught

  • 2019: Statistic tutor for the lecture “Evaluation” by Morten Moshagen (University of Ulm)

Supervised theses

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Education / Degrees

  • 2017-2019: M.Sc. Psychology, University of Ulm (advisors: Martin Baumann, Morten Moshagen)
  • 2014-2017: B.Sc. Psychology, University of Ulm (advisor: Martin Baumann)

Research and academic experience

  • Since 2020: Ph.D. Student at the Research Training Group "Statistical Modeling in Psychology" (advisor: Benjamin E. Hilbig)
  • Since 2020: Research assistant at the Cognitive Psychology Lab (University of Koblenz-Landau)
  • 2018: Visiting Student at the Tokyo Institute of Technology supported by the PROMOS Scholarship Programme
  • 2016-2019: Student assistant at the department of Human Factors (University of Ulm)
  • 2015-2019: Student assistant at the department of Clinical and Health Psychology (University of Ulm)

Award, grants, and scholarships

  • 2018: PROMOS Scholarship for a master thesis, DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service), University of Ulm