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Jochen Gebauer, a first generation academic, is a brilliant researcher with a longstanding genuine interest in the intersection of social and personality psychology. He has substantially contributed to the advancement of both disciplines, by investigating phenomena such as self-esteem, religiosity, and agency and communion. His research is highly original and builds novel theory, repeatedly challenging the status quo. He has proposed influential theoretical developments focusing on the mechanisms of how personality, social, and cultural factors interact and are inherently intertwined. In his research, he combines a broad array of methodological approaches, including cross-sectional, longitudinal, and experimental designs, self-report, informant-report, and behavioral assessment, individual-, group- and big-data, as well as the application of advanced statistical solutions. Also, he has targeted samples from diverse populations, regarding for instance geography and culture.


Jochen Gebauer
University of Mannheim, Germany



Anna Baumert
Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods, Germany