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 S. Humberg, S. Nestler, and M. D. Back is now in press in Social Psychological and Personality Science: Response Surface Analysis in personality and social psychology: Checklist and clarifications for the case of congruence hypotheses.


Steffen Nestler received the first place in the students' teaching award of the Fachschaft Psychologie at the University of Leipzig.


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


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

letzte Änderung: 04.02.2018 


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