Professional Experience & Educational History

Professional Experience


since 2008

Professor of Personality & Social Psychology, Institute of Psy­chology, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Ot­to-von-Gue­ri­cke Uni­versity, Magde­burg, Germany

2000 - 2008

Associate professor of Social & Environmental Psychology, Department of Human-Tech­no­lo­gy In­ter­action, Eindhoven Uni­versity of Tech­nology, Eind­ho­ven, The Ne­therlands

1998 - 2000

Assistant professor of People-Environment Interaction at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), De­part­ment of En­vi­ron­men­tal Sciences, Zürich, Switzerland

1997 - 1998

Postdoctoral assistant at the University of Fribourg, Institute of Edu­ca­tion, Fribourg, Switzerland

1996 - 1997

Postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Trier, De­part­ment of Psychology, Trier, Germany (Swiss Natio­nal Science Foun­da­tion Re­search Fellowship #8210-40207)

1994 - 1996

Postdoctoral research fellow at the University of California, School of Education, Berkeley, California, USA (Swiss Natio­nal Science Foun­dation Re­search Fellowship #8210-40207)

1993 - 1994

Postdoctoral research assistant at the University of Bern, Institute of Psy­chology, De­part­ment of Social and En­vi­ron­men­tal Psy­cho­lo­gy, Bern, Swit­zer­land (Swiss National Sci­ence Founda­tion Re­search Grant #5001-35271) Postdoctoral research assistant at the University of Bern, Institute of Me­di­cal Education, Bern, Switzerland (Swiss National Sci­ence Foun­dation Re­search Grant #32-33822)

1987 - 1992

Research assistant at the University of Bern, Institute of Psy­cho­lo­gy, De­part­ments of Social and Environmental, and De­velop­men­tal Psychology, Bern, Swit­zerland (Swiss Natio­nal Science Foun­dation Re­search Grants #1.485-0.86 and #4025-027317)

1986 -1987

Research assistant at the University of Zürich, Social Psychiatry Ser­vi­ces and Research Depart­ment of the Cli­ni­cal Hospital of Psychiatry, Zü­rich, Switzerland (Swiss Na­tio­nal Science Foun­da­tion Re­search Grant #3.948-0.85)



Educational History


1999 - 2009

Senior lecturer (Privatdozent): University of Zürich, Zürich, Swi­tzer­land: venia le­gen­di in Psychology; publication-based


Ph.D. (Dr. phil.) in Psy­cho­lo­gy: University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland; Thesis: "Mobility as a dwelling problem - Place at­tach­ment as emo­tional regulation"


M.A. (Licentiate) in Psy­cho­lo­gy: University of Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland; Thesis: "Personality and sleeping behavior"

1980 - 1986

Clinical Psychology, Bio­logi­cal-Mathe­matical Psychology, An­thro­po­logical Psychology, and Psycho­pathology, Uni­ver­si­ty of Zürich, Zürich, Swit­zerland

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