Curriculum Vitae

Born 1988 in Dillenburg, Germany.


2012-2015: Ph. D. in Psychology at the Öffnet ein neues FensterCenter for Doctoral Studies in Social and Behavioral Sciences, University of Mannheim (advisor: Benjamin E. Hilbig)

2010-2012: M.Sc. Psychology (Social and Cognitive Psychology), University of Mannheim (advisors: Benjamin E. Hilbig, Inga Niedtfeld)

2007-2010: B.Sc. Psychology, University of Mannheim
(advisors: Edgar Erdfelder, Dagmar Stahlberg)


Research and Academic Experience

since 10/2014: Research and teaching assistant at the Cognitive Psychology Lab (University of Koblenz-Landau)

2018: Visiting scholar at the Amsterdam Cooperation Lab (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)

2014: Research assistant at the Judgment and Decision Making lab (University of Mannheim)

2012: Student research assistant at the Mannheim Institute of Public Health

2010-2012: Student research assistant at the Central Institute of Mental Health

2010: Student research assistant at the Cognitive and Individual Differences lab (University of Mannheim)


Awards, Grants, and Scholarships

2018: Micro-grant from the German Society for Online Research (DGOF) for the project "Dishonest behavior in online studies: An application of Benford's law" (together with Daniel W. Heck; 550€)

2018: Teaching award for the seminar "Web-based programming" (academic year 2017/2018)

2018: Teaching award for the seminar "Cognitive illusions" (academic year 2017)

2017: Research fellowship from the German Research Foundation for a half-year stay at the Amsterdam Cooperation Lab, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

2017: Travel grant from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) to the 17th International Conference on Social Dilemmas in Taormina, Sicily. 

2016: Teaching award for the lab-tutorial & methods course "Personality judgments: Assumed similarity and meta-perceptions" (academic year 2015/2016)

2016: Bojanovsky Award for Empirical Models of Social Processes, for the paper "Trust: An integrative review from a person-situation perspective"

2016: Travel grant from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) to the 2nd World Conference on Personality in Bùzios, Brazil

2015: Micro-grant from the Research Focus "Communication, Media and Politics", University of Koblenz-Landau (9k €)

2015: Teaching award for the lab-tutorial & methods course "Personality judgments at zero acquaintance" (academic year 2014/2015)

2012-2015: Ph.D. scholarship from the Öffnet ein neues FensterGraduate School of Economic and Social Sciences, University of Mannheim

2011: Elisabeth Altmann-Gottheiner Award for scientific work in the field of women and gender research (University of Mannheim)

2010: Otto-Selz Award for the best Bachelor's thesis in psychology (University of Mannheim)

2010-2012: Sports scholarship of the University of Mannheim


Invited Talks

21.09.2018: Personality traits and prosocial behavior in economic games: A meta-analysis. Talk held at the Social Psychology Colloquium at Tilburg University.

05.07.2017: The many faces of dishonesty. Talk held at the Colloquium "Diagnostics and Differential Psychology" at the University of Düsseldorf (Prof. Jochen Musch).

09.02.2016: A Personality Perspective on Prosocial Behavior in Economic Games. Talk held at the "Research Seminar in Economics" at the RWTH Aachen University.

10.11.2015: A Trait Perspective on Trust and Trustworthiness. Talk held in the Research Seminar "Current Research in Economic and Social Psychology" at the University of Cologne (Prof. Detlef Fetchenhauer & Prof. Erich Hölzl).

13.10.2015: Trust and Cooperation from the Perspective of the HEXACO Personality Model. Talk held in the Research Colloquium "Social Psychology and Social Neuroscience" at the University of Bern (Prof. Daria Knoch).


Ad-hoc Reviewer

Advances in Methods and Practices in Psychological Science

Asian Journal of Social Psychology



European Journal of Personality

European Journal of Personality Assessment

European Journal of Social Psychology

Evolution & Human Behavior

Experimental Psychology

Frontiers in Psychology


Group Processes & Intergroup Relations

Israel Science Foundation

Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics

Journal of Behavioral Decision Making

Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization

Journal of Economic Psychology

Journal of Experimental Social Psychology

Journal of Individual Differences

Journal of Personality Assessment

Journal of Personality and Social Psychology

Journal of Trust Research

Judgment and Decision Making

Nature Human Behavior

Personality and Individual Differences

Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin

Review of General Psychology


Sex Roles

The Social Science Journal

Transactions on Internet Technology

Zeitschrift für Psychologie - Journal of Psychology



Association for Psychological Science (APS)

European Association of Personality Psychology

German Psychological Society (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Psychologie, DGPs)



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