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Dr. Johannes Bohn


Clinical Psychological Intervention

Research Assistant & Internship Coordinator

Habelschwerdter Allee 45
Room J 26/24
14195 Berlin
  • 2021: PhD at Freie Universität Berlin

      • On the Consistency and Specificity of Patterns of Attachment in Emerging Adulthood

  • 2014: Master of Science in Social, Occupational and Organizational Psychology at Freie Universität Berlin

      • Master thesis: „On the Differences between Bayesian and Maximum Likelihood Estimation on Multiple Indicator CTC(M-1)-Models – A Simulation Study“

  • 2011: Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy und History at Freie Universität Berlin

  • 2010: Bachelor of Science in Psychology at Freie Universität Berlin

      • Bachelor thesis: „Der Einfluss von Persönlichkeitseigenschaften auf das Erleben von induziertem Ärger in einer Theatersituation“

Universitary Committees

  • Since 2021: Representative member of the Advisory Board for Quality Assurance in Education
  • Since 2020: Representative member of the departmental council
  • 2019 - 2021: Member of the WG Direct Studies for the revision of the Bachelor's program in Psychology and the introduction of the Master's program in Psychology with a focus on Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy

  • 2015 - 2019: Member of the teaching committee of the Department of Education and Psychology at the FU Berlin

  • 2015 - 2019: Member of the examination board of the bachelor's program in psychology at the FU Berlin

  • 2009 - 2011: Participation in the student working group for the revision of the bachelor's degree programme

Academic Career

Since March 2022: Internship coordinator

Freie Universität Berlin, Internship coordinator for the master's programme Psychology with focus on Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy

2017 - 2022: Research Assistant

Freie Universität Berlin, Division of Clinical Psychological Intervention, Project "Onlinetherapie bei Depression"

2015 - 2021: Doctorate

on the subject „On the stability and specificity of patterns of attachment in emerging adulthood“ (Supervisor: Prof. Michael Eid)

2014 - 2017: Research Assistant

Freie Universität Berlin, Department of Education and Psychology, Methods and Evaluation Division,

DFG-Project „Weiterentwicklung von Modellen der multimethodalen Veränderungsmessung und deren Anwendung in der Wohlbefindensforschung

2010 - 2013: Employment as Student Assistant

Freie Universität Berlin, Project „Ästhetische Modulation affektiver Valenz“ as well as the project „Being Moved“ of the Division „Languages of Emotion“

Current courses can be found in the course catalogue.

Internship coordinator for the modules "Berufsqualifizierende Tätigkeit III – ambulanter Teil" and "Berufsqualifizierende Tätigkeit III – stationärer Teil" in the Master's program in Psychology with focus on Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy

SoSe 2023

125228 Allgemeine Verfahrenslehre der Psychotherapie: Psychotherapie mit Kindern, Jugendlichen und Familien

126256 Lehrforschungsprojekt: Strukturgleichungsmodelle

126226 Angewandte Psychotherapie und Selbstreflexion - Seminar II: Rechtliche Rahmenbedingungen

WiSe 2022/23

126225: Rechtliche Rahmenbedingungen von Psychotherapie

126253: Lehrforschungsprojekt: Strukturgleichungsmodelle

126021: Vertiefte Psychologische Diagnostik und Begutachtung – Praxisseminar I

SoSe 2022

126140 - 126145 Practical Exercise in Clinical Psychology C: Lecturer Carousel Children and Adolescents

WiSe 2021/22

125212 Klinische Psychologie - Störungslehre: Psychische Störungen des Kindes- und Jugendalters

WiSe 2019/20

125072 Wissenschaftstheorie und Geschichte der Psychologie

125074 Wissenschaftstheorie und Geschichte der Psychologie

SoSe 2019

‚New Media‘ in Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy (course at the universities of  Thessaloniki and Crete)


125074 Wissenschaftstheorie

SoSe 2018

125075 Wissenschaftstheorie II


12502 Wissenschaftstheorie

12505 Wissenschaftstheorie

WiSe 2016/17

12506 Wissenschaftstheorie

SoSe 2016

12524 Wissenschaftstheorie

WiS e2015/16

12503 Erkenntnis- und Wissenschaftstheorie (Ü)

12506 Erkenntnis- und Wissenschaftstheorie (Ü)

WiSe 2014/15

12503 Wissenschaftstheorie

12506 Wissenschaftstheorie

WiSe 2013/14

12503 Wissenschaftstheorie

12506 Wissenschaftstheorie

SoSe 2013

12508 Wissenschaftstheorie

12509 Wissenschaftstheorie


  • Application of structural equation models for multitrait multi-method data, also for multiple measurement times
  • Binding in young adulthood
  • Online therapy
  • Defense

Peer-reviewed articles


Brose, A.*, Koval, P.*, Heinrich, M., Zagorscak, P., Bohn, J., & Knaevelsrud, C. (in press). Location-scale modeling as an integrative approach to symptom dynamics during psychotherapy: An illustration with depressive symptoms. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology.

Kampe, L., Hörz-Sagstetter, S., Bohn, J., & Remmers, C. (2024).  How personality functioning relates to psychological distress and behavioral attitudes during the Covid-19 pandemic. European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00406-023-01722-7


Bohn, J., Holtmann, J., Luhmann, M., Koch, T., & Eid, M. (2023). Consistency and Specificity of Attachments to Parents, Friends, and Romantic Partners in Emerging Adulthood. Emerging Adulthood, 11(1), 58–73. https://doi.org/10.1177/21676968221081275

Brose, A.*, Heinrich, M.*, Bohn, J., Kampisiou, C., Zagorscak, P., & Knaevelsrud, C. (2023). Sequencing effects of behavioral activation and cognitive restructuring in an internet-based intervention for depressed adults are negligible: Results from a randomized controlled trial. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 91(3), 122–138. https://doi.org/10.1037/ccp0000789

Remmers, C., Bohn, J., Hörz-Sagstetter, S., & Kampe, L. (2023). Preliminary findings on the associations between defense mechanisms and implicit versus explicit negative affect. Psychoanalytic Psychology. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1037/pap0000451


Kuester, A., Schumacher, S., Niemeyer, H., Engel, S., Spies, J., Weiß, D., …, Burchert, S., …, Bohn, J., … & Knaevelsrud, C. (2022). Attentional bias in German Armed Forces veterans with and without posttraumatic stress symptoms–An eye-tracking investigation and group comparison. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 76, 101726. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbtep.2022.101726


Bohn, J., Holtmann, J., Ulitzsch, E., Koch, T., Luhmann, M., & Eid, M. (2021) Analyzing Stability and Change in Dyadic Attachment: The Multi-Rater Latent State-Trait Model With Autoregressive Effects. Frontiers in Psychology, 12, 604526. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2021.604526

Heinrich, M., Geiser, C., Zagorscak, P., Burns, G. L., Bohn, J., Becker, S. P., ... & Knaevelsrud, C. (2021). On the Meaning of the “P Factor” in Symmetrical Bifactor Models of Psychopathology: Recommendations for Future Research From the Bifactor-(S-1) Perspective. Assessment, online first, https://doi.org/10.1177/10731911211060298 [Corresponding Pre-Print: Heinrich, M., Geiser, C., Zagorscak, P., Burns, G. L., Bohn, J., Becker, S. P., Eid, M., Beauchaine, T. P., & Knaevelsrud, C. (2020). On the Meaning of the General Factor of Psychopathology (“P-Factor”) in Symmetrical Bifactor Models. Preprint: https://doi.org/10.31234/osf.io/syj9k]

Kampe, L., Bohn, J., Remmers, C., & Hörz-Sagstetter, S. (2021) It’s Not That Great Anymore: The Central Role of Defense Mechanisms in Grandiose and Vulnerable Narcissism. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 12, 661948. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyt.2021.661948


Bohn, J., Holtmann, J., Luhmann, M., Koch, T., & Eid, M. (2020). Attachment to Parents and Well-Being After High School Graduation: A Study Using Self- and Parent Ratings. Journal of Happiness Studies, 21(7), 2493-2525. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10902-019-00190-y

Holtmann, J., Koch, T., Bohn, J., & Eid, M. (2020). Multimethod Assessement of Time-Stable and Time-Variable Interindividual Differences: Introduction of a New Multitrait-Multimethod Latent State-Trait IRT Model.European Journal of Psychological Assessment, 36 (6), 1- 20.DOI: 10.1027/1015-5759/a000577


Zagorscak, P., Bohn, J., Heinrich, M., Kampisiou, C., & Knaevelsrud, C. (2019). Nur auf Einladung? Wie die Rekrutierungsstrategie beeinflusst, wer online behandelt wird. Verhaltenstherapie, 29(3), 196-204. https://doi.org/10.1159/000502018

Zagorscak, P., Heinrich, M., Bohn, J., Stein, J., & Knaevelsrud, C. (2019). How individuals change during internet-based interventions for depression: A randomized controlled trial comparing standardized and individualized feedback. Brain and Behavior, 10(1), e01484. https://doi.org/10.1002/brb3.1484


Koch, T., Holtmann, J., Bohn, J. & Eid, M. (2018). Explaining general and specific factors in longitudinal, multimethod, and bi-factor models: Some caveats and recommendations. Psychological Methods, 23(3), 505–523. https://doi.org/10.1037/met0000146


Holtmann, J., Koch, T., Bohn, J., & Eid, M. (2017). Bayesian analysis of longitudinal multitrait-multimethod data with ordinal response variables. British Journal of Mathematical and Statistical Psychology, 70(1)42-80. https://doi.org/10.1111/bmsp.12081


Luhmann, M., Bohn, J., Holtmann, J., Koch, T., & Eid, M. (2016). I'm lonely, can't you tell? Convergent validity of self- and informant ratings of loneliness. Journal of Research in Personality, 61, 50-60. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jrp.2016.02.002

Publications in books and monographs

Niemeyer, H., Bohn, J., Magraf, J. & Knaevelsrud, C. (2020). Does education affect mental health, wellbeing and perceived control? An explorative population-representative longitudinal study. In Brohm-Badry, M., Peifer, C., Greve, J., M., Berend, B. (Hrsg.), Zusammen wachsen - Förderung der positiv-psychologischen Entwicklung von Individuum, Organisation und Gesellschaft, Kap. III, S. 187-201. Lengerich: DGPPF.

Koch, T., Holtmann, J., Bohn, J., & Eid, M. (2017). Multitrait-multimethod-analysis. In V. Zeigler-Hill & T. Shakelford (Eds.), Encyclopedia of personality and individual differences. Springer.


Holtmann, J., Bohn, J., Koch, T., Luhmann, M., & Eid, M. (2023). Bindung, Einsamkeit und Wohlbefinden im jungen Erwachsenenalter: Primärdaten einer multimethodalen Längsschnittstudie [Files auf CD-ROM]. Trier: Psychologisches Datenarchiv PsychData des Leibniz-Institut für Psychologie ZPID. DOI:10.5160/psychdata.hnja15bi24_v100