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Dipl.-Psych. Katharina Schmidt


Division Psychological Assessment, Differential and Personality Psychology

Research Associate

Habelschwerdter Allee 45
Room JK 25/121e
14195 Berlin

Office hours

  • while university is in session: thursdays from 9am to 10am
  • during semester break: on appointment (per email)



Internships (as part of the psychology classes)

General questions concerning obligatory internships for students of psychology are answered in the information sheets on the websites of the examination offices (called "Merkblatt").

If you have any question about your obligatory internship in an in-patient facility, please contact me.

  • Obligatory internships in out-patient facilities are supervised by Dr. Ulrike Zetsche.
  • PD Dr. Hans-Uwe Hohner is the coordinator for obligatory internships in the fields of work and organizational  psychology as well asvocation education and taining.
  • When you have any question concerning obligatory internships at university (research internship), please contact Dr. Stefan Petri.
  • Obligatory internships in the field of forensic psychology are supervised by  Prof. Dr. Klaus-Peter Dahle.




Curriculum Vitae

  • Since 1.9.2006
    Research associate at the Division Psychological Assessment and Differential and Personality Psychology of the Freie University, Berlin

  • 2004-2006
    Member of the staff at the Center of Neurogerontopsychology, Department of Psychiatry of the University Hospitals of Geneva (Switzerland)

  • 1997-2003
    Buildup and management of an information center for elderly people, their relatives, and caregivers in Trier
    (counselling, education, team supervision)

  • 1990-1996
    Collaboration in different research projects at the University of Trier (coping of cancer patients, quality of life in old age, evaluation of a federal pilot project „crisis intervention in old age“)

  • 1989
    Qualified psychologist (Dipl.-Psych., University of Trier)

  • 1983
    Voluntary service (retirement home, Unkel/Rh.)

  • 1982
    High School Diploma (Bad Driburg)

  • 1963
    born in Bad Driburg

Courses in 2014 (taught in German):



For an exam in  "diagnostics and intervention" (Diplom) you may find the rquirements here. Please don't forget to subscribe for the exam in the examination office (Mrs. Orlovic).


Research interests:

  • Clinical diagnostics and intervention
  • Gerontology


  • Eid, M. & Schmidt, K. (2014). Testtheorie und Testkonstruktion. Göttingen: Hogrefe.
  • Schmidt, K. (2014). Clinical Dementia Rating Scale. In A. C. Michalos (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Quality of Life and Well-Being Research (pp. 957-960). Dordrecht: Springer.
  • Schmidt, K. (2014). Dementia Quality of Life Instrument. In A. C. Michalos (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Quality of Life and Well-Being Research (pp. 1503-1507). Dordrecht: Springer.
  • Filipp, S.-H., Ferring, D., Mayer, A.-K. & Schmidt, K. (1997). Selbstbewertungen und selektive Präferenz für temporale vs. soziale Vergleichsinformation bei alten und sehr alten Menschen. Zeitschrift für Sozialpsychologie, 28(1-2), 30-43.
  • Ferring, D., Filipp, S.-H. & Schmidt, K. (1996). Die "Skala zur Lebensbewertung": Empirische Skalenkonstruktion und erste Befunde zu Reliabilität, Stabilität und Validität. Zeitschrift für Differentielle und Diagnostische Psychologie, 17(3), 141-153.
  • Filipp, S.-H. & Schmidt, K. (1995). Mittleres und höheres Erwachsenenalter. In R. Oerter & L. Montada (Hrsg.), Entwicklungspsychologie. Ein Lehrbuch (S. 439-486, 3. Aufl.). Weinheim: Psychologie Verlags Union.
  • Filipp, S.-H. & Schmidt, K. (1994). Die Rolle sozioökologischer Variablen in einem Bedingungsmodell der Lebenszufriedenheit alter Menschen - eine Übersicht. Zeitschrift für Entwicklungspsychologie und Pädagogische Psychologie, 26(3), 218-240.