Research interests

  • Individual differences in socio-emotional abilities (face cognition, facial emotion recognition, facial expressivity)
  • Individual differences in working memory and fluid intelligence
  • Person perception
  • Biological bases of cognitive abilities, including socio-emotional abilities
  • Age-related cognitive differentiation and dedifferentiation
  • Individual differences in pareidolia
  • Construction and evaluation of ability tests
  • Multivariate Methods, Structural Equation Modeling


11/2013-08/2018 – Juniorprofessor for Psychological Assessment and Personality Psychology, Department of Psychology, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität Greifswald, Germany
11/2010-11/2013 – Research Scientist, Psychological Methods, Department of Psychology, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany
04/2010-03/2011 – Research Scientist, Educational and Psychological Assessment, Department of Psychology, Universität Duisburg-Essen, Germany
07/2010 – Doctoral Degree (Dissertation: "Individual and Age-Related Differences in Face Cognition“)
12/2007-03/2010 – Research Scientist, Institute for Educational Progress, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany
09/2007 – Dipl.-Psych., Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin 
11/2005-09/2007 – Student Assistant, Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin