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Dr. Mario Lawes


Methods and Evaluation


Habelschwerdter Allee 45
Room JK 27/211
14195 Berlin

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Curriculum Vitae


Dr. phil. in psychology (Division of Methods and Evaluation, Freie Universität Berlin)

04/2018 – 10/2022

Pre-doctoral fellow at the International Max Planck Research School on the Life Course (LIFE)

since 10/2017

Research associate at the Division of Methods and Evaluation, Freie Universität Berlin


Master of Science in clinical and health psychology (Freie Universität Berlin)


Bachelor of Science in psychology (Freie Universität Berlin)

09/2013 – 05/2014

Study abroad at the University of Minnesota, USA (through a scholarship of Freie Universität Berlin)

Courses during summer semester 2024:

126012 - 126015 Evaluation Research - PC Seminars

Courses during winter semester 2023/24:

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Courses during winter semester 2022/23:

Courses during summer semester 2022:

Courses during winter semester 2021/22:

Courses during summer semester 2021:

Courses during winter semester 2020/21:

Courses during winter semester 2018/19:

Courses during summer semester 2013:

Courses during winter semester 2012/13:

Journal articles (peer reviewed)

Lawes, M., Hetschko, C., Sakshaug, J. W., & Eid, M. (in press). Collecting hair samples in online panel surveys: Participation rates, selective participation, and effects on attrition. Survey Research Methods.

Lawes, M., Hetschko, C., Schöb, R., Stephan, G., & Eid, M. (2024). Examining interindividual differences in unemployment-related changes in subjective well-being: The role of psychological well-being and re-employment expectations. European Journal Of Personality. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1177/08902070241231315

Schmidtke, J., Hetschko, C., Schöb, R., Stephan, G., Eid, M., & Lawes, M. (2023). Does worker well‐being adapt to a pandemic? An event study based on high‐frequency panel data. Review of Income and Wealth. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1111/roiw.12668

Lawes, M., Hetschko, C., Schöb, R., Stephan, G., & Eid, M. (2023). The impact of unemployment on cognitive, affective, and eudaimonic well-being facets: Investigating immediate effects and short-term adaptation. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 124(3), 659–681. https://doi.org/10.1037/pspp0000417

Lawes, M., & Eid, M. (2023). Factor score estimation in multimethod measurement designs with planned missing data. Psychological Methods28(6), 1321–1334.https://doi.org/10.1037/met0000483

Lawes, M., Hetschko, C., Schöb, R., Stephan, G., & Eid, M. (2022). Unemployment and hair cortisol as a biomarker of chronic stress. Scientific Reports12(21573). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-022-25775-1

Lawes, M., Hetschko, C., Sakshaug, J. W., & Grießemer, S. (2022). Contact modes and participation in app-based smartphone surveys: Evidence from a large-scale experiment. Social Science Computer Review, 40(5), 1076–1092. https://doi.org/10.1177/0894439321993832

Lawes, M., Schultze, M., & Eid, M. (2020). Making the most of your research budget: Efficiency of a three-method measurement design with planned missing data. Assessment27(5), 903-920. https://doi.org/10.1177/1073191118798050


Further publications

Stephan, G., Hetschko, C., Schmidtke, J., Lawes, M., Eid, M., & Schöb, R. (2023). Das „German Job Search Panel“: Die Effekte von Arbeitslosigkeit und Covid19 auf das Wohlbefinden (IAB-Forschungsbericht, 19|2023). https://iab.de/publikationen/publikation/?id=1607252

Schmidtke, J., Hetschko, C., Eid, M., Lawes, M., Schöb, R., & Stephan, G. (2023). The German Job Search Panel 2.0: The Pandemic Cohort. OSF Preprint. https://doi.org/10.31219/osf.io/szjrx

Hetschko, C., Schmidtke, J., Eid, M., Lawes, M., Schöb, R., & Stephan, G. (2022). The German Job Search Panel. OSF Preprint. https://doi.org/10.31219/osf.io/7jazr



Science communication

Lawes, M. (2024, February 26). Arbeitslosigkeit und chronischer Stress: Was können wir aus Haarproben lernen? In-Mind Blog. https://de.in-mind.org/blog/post/arbeitslosigkeit-und-chronischer-stress-was-koennen-wir-aus-haarproben-lernen

Lawes, M., & Schmidtke, J. (2023, December 15). Cortisolmessungen zeigen: Nicht unbedingt Arbeitslosigkeit, sondern vor allem berufliche Unsicherheit führt zu erhöhtem chronischem Stress (C. Keitel, Interviewer) [Online]. https://www.iab-forum.de/nicht-unbedingt-arbeitslosigkeit-fuehrt-zu-erhoehtem-chronischem-stress/