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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 


Trauernicht, M., Anders, Y., Oppermann, E., & Klusmann, U. (2020, July 9 – August 23). Emotional exhaustion in German preschool teachers: The role of personal, structural, and social conditions at the workplace [Asynchronous online conference presentation]. EARLI SIG 5 Conference, Tel Aviv, Israel.



Ereky-Stevens, K., Trauernicht, M., Schünke, M., Sidiropulu Janků, K., Sarcinelli, A.S., & Pastori, G. (2019, November 28–29). ICT-facilitated parent interventions  to support families with young children in linguistically diverse contexts [Conference presentation]. Equality and Inclusion Conference, Utrecht, Netherlands.


Trauernicht, M., Oppermann, E., Klusmann, U., & Anders Y. (2019, September 09–12). The role of individual- and center-related working conditions in the development of preschool teachers’ emotional exhaustion in Germany [Conference presentation]. paEpsy Conference of the Commission for Developmental and Pedagogical Psychology, Leipzig, Deutschland.


Trauernicht, M., Oppermann, E., Klusmann, U., & Anders Y. (2019, August 10-11). The influence of burnout symptoms on cognitive and affective empathy [Conference presentation]. JURE Conference of the European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI), Aachen, Deutschland.


Cohen, F., Trauernicht, M.,Francot, R., Broekhuizen, M., & Anders Y. (2019, August 20-23). Professional competencies of staff members in family support [Conference presentation]. European Early Childhood Education Research Association (EECERA) Conference, Thessaloniki, Griechenland.


Trauernicht, M. (2019, März 19-20). Burnout und Empathie: Der Einfluss von Burnout auf kognitive und affektive Empathie [Conference presentation]. IZBF Nachwuchstagung BBB 2019: Berlin-Brandenburger Beiträge zur Bildungsforschung, Berlin, Deutschland.



Trauernicht, M., Cohen, F., & Anders, Y. (2018, September 5-8). Tackling inequalities in 4 European countries: Analysis of promising parenting support programs [Conference presentation]. 9th Congress of the European Society on Family Relations (ESFR), Porto, Portugal.