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Current research topics are discussed in the departmental colloquium.

Research foci of our employees are listed on the respective employee profiles.

Research Interests

  • Attachment in Adolescence
  • Development of Short Form Questionnaires
  • Item-Response-Theory
  • Measurement of Change
  • Multilevel Structural Equation Modeling
  • Multitrait-Multimethod-Analysis
  • Positive Psychology
  • Posttraumatic Growth
  • Response Styles/ Scale Usage
  • Structural Equation Modeling

Research Projects

Further development of models of multimethod change measurement and their application in the field of well-being research.

Project leader: Michael Eid.

Funded by: German Research Foundation. Duration: 01.01.2014 - 31.12.2016.

Professionalization of early childhood education studies: convergent, discriminant and prognostic validation of KomMa models and instruments.

Project leaders: Michael Eid, Katja Eilerts.

Sponsor: German Federal Ministry of Education and Research. Duration: 01.01.2016 - 31.12.2018.

Modeling temporal characteristics of affect and self-esteem using mixed distribution latent state trait models using borderline personality disorder as an example.

Project leader: Michael Eid in cooperation with Ulrich Ebner-Priemer.

Funded by: German Research Foundation. Duration: 01/01/2017 - 12/31/2019.

The impact of unemployment on various indicators of well-being. An interdisciplinary investigation of time-varying effects, adaptation and coping strategies based on real-time data.

Project leaders: Ronnie Schöb, Michael Eid, Gesine Stephan.

Funded by: German Research Foundation. Duration: 01.01.2018 - 31.05.2021.

The project has been extended by the German Research Foundation for two additional years until mid-2023 to investigate, among other things, the impact of the Corona pandemic on the well-being of job seekers.