Psychological Methods 

Welcome ...

to the Chair of Psychological Methods at the University of Leipzig. The members of our lab are interested in the advancement of statistical methods for the analysis of complex psychological data and in applications of Brunswik’s lens model approach in psychological research. Latest research projects cover topics such as using cross-random effect model for the analysis of social relations models data or examining the processes underlying personality judgments. In teaching, we provide a comprehensive B.Sc.- and M.Sc.-program in psychological methods, including lectures and courses on basic and advanced statistics.

If you are interested in writing a thesis in our lab, you can find further information here. We offer supervision of both bachelor and master theses covering both substantial and methodological research questions.




Florian Scharf received the Best Presentation Prize for his talk "Orthogonal versus Oblique Rotation in Temporal EFA for Event-related Potentials" at this year's European Congress of Methodology in Jena.


New paper by F. Schönbrodt, S. Humberg, and S. Nestler in press in the European Journal of Personality:Testing similarity effects with dyadic response surface analysis.


New paper by S. Humberg, M. Dufner, F. Schönbrodt, K. Geukes, R. Hutteman,  M. van Zalk, J. Denissen, S. Nestler, S. and M. Back in press in Collabra: Psychology: Why Condition-Based Regression Analysis (CRA) is Indeed a Valid Test of Self-Enhancement Effects: A Response to Krueger et al. (2017).


New paper by S. Nestler, K. Geukes and M. Back in press in Methodology: Modeling intraindividual variability in three-level multilevel models.


New paper by L. Human, E. Carlson, K. Geukes, S. Nestler, and M. D. Back in press in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology: Do accurate personality impressions benefit early relationship development? The bidirectional associations between accuracy and liking

letzte Änderung: 31.07.2018 


Psychological Methods
University of Leipzig
Institute for Psychology
Neumarkt 9 - 19, Aufgang A
04109 Leipzig, Germany

Secretary: Angelika Klein
Tel.: +49 (0) 341 - 9735900
Fax: +49 (0) 341 - 9735909