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Mareike Trauernicht M.Sc.


Department of Early Childhood Education


Habelschwerdter Allee 45
Room KL 23/219
14195 Berlin

Research Interests

  • burnout of early childhood professionals
  • development and promotion of social-emotional competencies
  • home learning environment
  • educational inequalities in early childhood

Curriculum Vitae

Mareike Trauernicht M.Sc

  • Since 2017 Research Associate at the Department of Early Childhood Education at Freie Universität Berlin, ISOTIS project

  • 2013-2016 Master of Science in Clinical and Health Psychology at Freie Universität Berlin

  • 2013-2016 Student Assistant at Max-Planck-Institute for Human Development

  • 2012-2013 Exchange year at Portland State University (Oregon)

  • 2009-2012 Bachelor of Science in Psychology at Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg


  • 2009-2016 Scholarship “Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes”

  • 2012-2013 Scholarship “German Academic Exchange Service“ (DAAD)

  • 2011-2012 Training in Mediation

  • Since 2019 Doctoral scholarship of the German Academic Scholarship Foundation

  • Since 2019 Fellow of the International Max Planck Research School on the Life Course (LIFE)

WiSe 2019/20
  • (S) Förderung sozial‐emotionaler Kompetenzen im Kindesalter


WiSe 2018/19
  • Förderung sozial-emotionaler Kompetenzen von Kindern (FU Berlin; Bachelorstudiengang Bildungs- und Erziehungswissenschaft)
SoSe 2018
  • Testentwicklung und Testdiagnostik (FU Berlin; Bachelorstudiengang Bildungs- und Erziehungswissenschaft)
WiSe 2017/18
  • Interventionen zur Förderung der familialen Anregungsqualität (FU Berlin; Bachelorstudiengang Bildungs- und Erziehungswissenschaft)


since 2017

ISOTIS "Inclusive Education and Social Support to Tackle Inequalities in Society“ (supported by the European Commission’s Horizon 2020) more information



Trauernicht, M., Oppermann, E., Klusmann, U., & Anders, Y. (2020). Burnout undermines empathising: do induced burnout symptoms impair cognitive and affective empathy?, Cognition and Emotion, DOI: 10.1080/02699931.2020.1806041

Cohen, F., Trauernicht, M., Francot, R., Broekhuizen, M., & Anders, Y. (2020). Professional competencies of practitioners in family and parenting support programmes. A German and Dutch case study. Children and Youth Services Review, 116. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2020.105202


Anders, Y., Cadima, J., Ereky-Stevens, K., Cohen, F., Trauernicht, M., & Schünke, J. (2019). Integrative Report on parent and family focused support to increase educational equality. Retrieved from https://staging-isotis-pw.framework.pt/site/assets/files/1605/d3_5_integrative_report.pdf


Cohen, F., Trauernicht, M., Cadima, J., Nata, G., Ereky-Stevens, K., Broekhuizen, M., Francot, R., Anders, Y. (2018). Case studies of promising parent- and family-focused support programmes: ISOTIS Final Report WP3.3.



Moussaïd, M., & Trauernicht, M. (2016). Patterns of cooperation during collective emergencies in the help-or-escape social dilemma. Scientific Reports, 6, 33417. doi.org/10.1038/srep33417

Townley, G., Pearson, L., Lehrwyn, J. M., Prophet, N. T., & Trauernicht, M. (2016). Utilizing participatory mapping and GIS to examine the activity spaces of homeless youth. American Journal of Community Psychology, 57, 404-414. doi:10.1002/ajcp.12060


Trauernicht, M. (2016). Cooperation in emergencies: Situational and personal factors influencing cooperation in a social dilemma game (Unveröffentlichte Masterarbeit). Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin.

Conference contributions 


07/2020: "Emotional exhaustion in German preschool teachers: The role of personal, structural, and social conditions at the workplace" (M. Trauernicht, Y. Anders, E. Oppermann, U. Klusmann). Asynchronous online presentation at the EARLI SIG 5 conference, Tel Aviv, Israel.



11/2019: "ICT-facilitated parent interventions  to support families with young children in linguistically diverse contexts" (K. Ereky-Stevens, M. Trauernicht, J. Schünke, K. Sidiropulu Janků, A. S. Sarcinelli & G. Pastori). Presentation at the Equality and Inclusion Conference, Utrecht, Netherlands.


09/2019: “The role of individual- and center-related working conditions in the development of preschool teachers’ emotional exhaustion in Germany” (M. Trauernicht, E. Oppermann, U. Klusmann, Y. Anders). Presentation at the paEpsy Conference of the Commission for Developmental and Pedagogical Psychology, Leipzig, Deutschland.


08/2019: “The influence of burnout symptoms on cognitive and affective empathy” (M. Trauernicht, E. Oppermann, U. Klusmann, Y. Anders). Poster presented at the JURE Conference of the European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI), Aachen, Deutschland.


08/2019: "Professional competencies of staff members in family support" (F. Cohen, M. Trauernicht, R. Francot, M. Broekhuizen, Y. Anders). Vortrag auf der Konferenz der European Early Childhood Education Research Association (EECERA), Thessaloniki, Griechenland.


03/2019: “Burnout und Empathie: Der Einfluss von Burnout auf kognitive und affektive Empathie” (M. Trauernicht). Presentation at the IZBF Nachwuchstagung BBB 2019: Berlin-Brandenburger Beiträge zur Bildungsforschung, Berlin, Deutschland.



09/2018: Case study from Germany: Chancenreich” (M. Trauernicht, F. Cohen, & Yvonne Anders) as part of the Invited Symposium “Tackling inequalities in 4 European countries: Analysis of promising parenting support programs”. Presentation at the 9th Congress of the European Society on Family Relations (ESFR), Porto, Portugal.