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Visiting Professor, University of Warsaw, Poland (10/2012)



































Short track

professional short track:

I'm the head of the Department of General Psychology and Methodology at the University of Bamberg, Germany.

In winter term 2012 I was a short-termed Visiting Professor at the University of Warsaw, Poland and in summer term 2012 I was a Visiting Professor at the University of Pavia, Italy.

In 2008 I was a Visiting Professor in the Department of Product Innovation Management at the Delft University of Technology (Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering), The Netherlands

From 2005-2008 I worked at the Faculty of Psychology at the University of Vienna; 2005-2006: Assistant Professor; 2006-2008: Associate Professor (PD).

In 2004 I was a visting post-doc at the Department of Psychology at the University of Glasgow.

From 2001-2005 I worked as a research assistant at the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Science at the Freie Universität Berlin and the TU Dresden.

In 1999 I founded the management consultant company data-science, located in Berlin.

From 1994 till 1998 I have been working at the University of Trier, Germany as a research student in several projects of the Division of General and Cognitive Psychology (head: Prof. K.-F. Wender) and in a project for the development of computerized tutor systems (head: Prof G. Weber).


educational short track:

1998: Dipl-Psych. (diploma, which fulfills M.A.) degree in psychology at University of Trier.

1999: 2nd M.A. degree (in philosophy) at the University of Trier.

2003: PhD in psychology on early face processing.

2006: 2nd PhD thesis: Habilitation in psychology on processing of complex visual objects.


My research interests are in the field of perception, memory and ergonomics as well as in the advancement of methods in social sciences:

bullet design, aesthetics and innovation
bullet product innovation
bullet design evaluation
bullet adaptation
bullet research on innovation
bullet new human factors (aestethic design)
bullet market and product psychology
bullet trend setting
bullet processing of visual arts
bullet sublimity of natural beauty
bullet face recognition and processing
bullet face representation
bullet early face processing
bullet configural face processing
bullet 3D face processing
bullet face adaptation
bullet face blindness (prosopagnosia)
bullet facial attractiveness
bullet spatial cognition
bullet wayfinding
bullet route knowledge
bullet space perception
bullet representation of mental walls
bullet cognitive maps
bullet advancements of methods in social sciences
bullet multivariate methods
bullet data modelling and simulation
bullet advancements of scales
bullet visualisation of multidimensional data
bullet cognitive maps
bullet e-Learning
bullet (cascaded) blended mentoring
bullet e-Learning
bullet e-Tutoring
bullet Security and public freedom
bullet face identification
bullet emotional processing
bullet training of security forces
bullet training of recogniion skills
bullet training of vigilance and concentration
bullet complex problem solving
bullet environment and behavior
bullet visual, acoustic and olfactoric factors for triggering behavior
bullet stress and aggression prevention
bullet e-Mobility
bullet user characteristics
bullet user needs
bullet mileage limitation fears
bullet mobility assessment
bullet mobility switch strategies