Psychological Methods 

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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.



New paper by Kunzmann, U., Nowak, J., Thomas, S., and Nestler, S. is now in press in The Journals of Gerontology, Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences: Value relativism and perspective taking: Two distinct facets of wisdom-related knowledge.


New paper by Nestler, S. is now in press in the Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics: Likelihood estimation of the multivariate social relations model.


New paper by Salazar Kämpf, M., Lieberman, H., Kerschreiter, R., Krause, S., Nestler, S., & Schmukle, S. C. is now in press in Psychological Science: Disentangling the sources of mimicry: Social relations analyses of the mimicry-liking link. 


Steffen Nestler is supported by a grant of the German Research Foundation (DFG) for the project „Reception and production of scientific information in Wikipedia: The case of hindsight bias”. The funded project is a cooperation project with Aileen Oeberst working at the University in Mainz, Germany.


New paper by I. von der Beck, U. Cress, A. Oeberst, and S. Nestler is now in press in the journal Applied Cognitive Psychology: Cultural interpretations of global information? Hindsight bias after reading Wikipedia articles across cultures.

letzte Änderung: 19.10.2017 


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