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Teaching and research activities at Hochschule Fresenius

Since 2007, I am full professor (part-time) at Fresenius University of Applied Sciences Cologne, Psychology School, teaching students of our practically oriented bachelor and master programs (e.g. in Social Psychology, Management of Group Processes, Methods of Professional Counselling, Systemic Psychotherapy, General Psychology or Research Methodology), and supervising empirical research projects and theses.

Please find here an overview of my scientific publications, and an overview of conference contributions and invited talks. My current research interests include:

  • Stress and stress management, presenteeism, psychological strain in different branches and contexts (currently in particular in the music and event industry in cooperation with YOUrope)
  • Applied social and communication psychology (e.g., social identity and team-building, context-sensitivity of self-concept and person perception, solution-oriented communication, prejudice and discriminatory behaviour, diversity)
  • Enhancement of social skills, flow, self-efficacy, innovation and creativity

Since a couple of years, I provide neutral and confidential counselling for our student project teams and their mentors (all faculties) on teambuilding, good internal and external communication, and successful self- and conflict-management based on the principles of the solution- and resource-oriented systemic approach.

I am member of several professional associations (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Psychologie DGPs Fachgruppe Sozialpsychologie, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Positiv-Psychologische Forschung DGPPF, European Association of Social Psychology EASP, Gesellschaft für angewandte Wirtschaftspsychologie GWPs, scientific advisory board of Institut für Diversity- und Antidiskriminierungsforschung IDA), and provide peer review for several scientific journals.