Publikationen Abteilung Entwicklungspsychologie

Chronologischer Überblick über die Publikationen der Mitglieder der Abteilung Entwicklungspsychologie (seit 2005):

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Busch, H. (submitted). Does generative behavior contribute to purpose/meaning in life? The answer depends on belief in the species.

Busch, H. (submitted). Parental generativity is associated with parent-child attitudinal similarity through parent- and student-reported authoritative parenting: A brief report on a replication.

Busch, H. (submitted). The indirect effect of generativity on fear of death through ego-integrity holds when controlling for spirituality.

Busch, H., & Kranz, D. (submitted). Received gay generativity increases the likelihood of gay generativity by fostering gay identity affirmation.

Hofer, J., Kerpen, E., Busch, H., Lehmann, M., & Menon, A. (submitted). Successful realization of power goals: Longitudinal effects of power values, power goal commitment, and the implicit power motive among German and Zambian adolescents.

Hofer, J., Kerpen, E., Busch, H., Lehmann, M., & Menon, A. (submitted). The implicit affiliation motive, evaluations of social life events, and life satisfaction: Findings from a cross-cultural study with German and Zambian adolescents. Journal of Happiness Studies.

Lehmann, M., Hofer, J., Busch, H., & Menon, J.A. (submitted). Identity formation from a cross-cultural perspective: Identity statuses and profiles among German and Zambian adolescents.

Thomas, N. M., Hofer, J., & Kranz, D. (submitted). Passing on life-stories: Generative behavior of older adults in an intergenerational encounter program.

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Busch, H. (in press). Evidence of an indirect effect of generativity on fear of death through ego-integrity considering social desirability. OMEGA - Journal of Death and Dying.


Hofer, J., Kranz, D., & Thomas, N.M. (2022a). Das Begegnungsprogramm Lebensgeschichten. Universität Trier.

Hofer, J., Kranz, D., & Thomas, N. M. (2022b). Willingness of nursing home residents and students to participate in an intergenerational program: Effects of traits and pressing developmental tasks. Journal of Intergenerational Relationships.

Kranz, D. (2022a). On the attribution of parental competence: Parents’ behavior matters, not their sexual orientation. Journal of Child and Family Studies

Kranz, D. (2022b). The attribution of parental competence to lesbian, gay, and heterosexual couples: Experimental and correlational results. Journal of Homosexuality, 68(7). 1252–1274.

Kranz, D., Thomas, N.M. & Hofer, J. (2022). „Lebensgeschichten“: Ein entwicklungspsychologisch fundiertes Begegnungsprogramm für Jung und Alt. In R. Schramek, J. Steinfort-Diedenhofen & C. Kricheldorff (Hrsg.), Alternsbildung vielfältig und bunt (S. 64-75). Kohlhammer.

Maldei-Gohring, T., Opdensteinen, K. D., Hellbach, C., Nowakowski, N., Graßmann, T., Hofer, J., Walther, E., & Hechler, T. (2022). Ein halbes Leben lang Corona: Auswirkungen der Covid-19 Pandemie auf die psychische Gesundheit von Vorschulkindern und ihren Bezugspersonen. Kindheit und Entwicklung.

Thomas, N. M., Hofer, J., & Kranz, D. (2022). Effects of an intergenerational program on adolescent self-concept clarity: A pilot study. Journal of Personality, 90, 476–489.


Busch, H., & Hofer, J. (2021). Recalled positive influences within life-story interviews and self-reported generative concern in German older adults: The moderating role of extraversion. Journal of Adult Development.

Chasiotis, A., Hofer, J., & Bender, M. (2021). Culture is more than self-reported motives, beliefs, and values - Methodological advancements of measuring implicit motives across cultural contexts. In M. Bender & B.G. Adams (Eds.), Methods and assessment in culture and psychology (pp. 170-197). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Filip, M., Poláčková Šolcová, I., Kovářová, M., Lukavská, K., Čermák, I., & Hofer, J. (2021). Dialogical integration of life experiences and successful aging. The International Journal of Aging and Human Development, 92, 492-520.

Hofer, J., & Lehmann, M. (2021). Motive-driven interpersonal identity development: Moderating effects of perceived parenting quality and sense of self-determination. The Journal of Psychology, 155, 186-209.

Hofer, J., Lehmann, M., Busch, H., & Menon, A. (2021). Associations between the implicit needs for affiliation and power and identity development in a sample of Zambian adolescents. Self and Identity.

Kranz, D. (2021). Associations between fathers’ masculinity orientation and anticipated reaction to their child’s coming out. Frontiers in Psychology, 12, 711988.

Kranz, D., Thomas, N.M., & Hofer, J. (2021a). Changes in age stereotypes in adolescent and elderly participants of an intergenerational encounter program. Frontiers in Psychology, 12: 658797.

Kranz, D., Thomas, N.M., & Hofer, J. (2021b). Wenn Jung und Alt einander begegnen und gemeinsam über grundlegende Fragen des Lebens nachdenken: Ein intergenerationelles Begegnungsprogramm. Report Psychologie, 46, 1–5.

Lehmann, M., Hofer, J., Busch, H., &  Menon, J. A. (2021). In the eye of the beholder: Effects of parent-reported parenting and adolescent-reported parenting on identity among German and Zambian adolescents. Identity, 21, 144-158.

Schultheiss, O.C., Köllner, M.G., Busch, H., & Hofer, J. (2021). Evidence for a robust, estradiol-associated sex difference in narrative-writing fluency. Neuropsychology, 35, 323-333.


Au, A., Lai, S., Wu, W., Hofer, J., Busch, H., Poláčková Šolcová, I., Tavel, P., & Cheng, S.-T. (2020). Generativity and positive emotion in older adults: Mediation of achievement and altruism goal attainment across three cultures. Journal of Happiness Studies, 21, 677-692.

Busch, H. (2020). Einstellungen zu Sterben und Tod. In H. Wittwer, A. Frewer & D. Schäfer (Hrsg.): Sterben und Tod: Ein interdisziplinäres Handbuch (2. Aufl., S. 233-240). Stuttgart: Metzler.

Hofer, J., Busch, H., Au, A., Poláčková Šolcová, I., Tavel, P., & Tsien. T. (2020). Reminiscing to teach others and prepare for death is associated with meaning in life through generative behavior in elderlies from four cultures. Aging and Mental Health, 24, 811-819.

Hofer, J., & Spengler, B. (2020). How negative parenting might hamper identity development: Spontaneous aggressiveness and personal belief in a just world. Self and Identity, 19, 117-139.

Kranz, D. (2020). LSBTIQ* und Alter(n) aus psychologischer Sicht. In T.-L. Zeyen, R. Lottmann, R. Brunnett, & M. Kiegelmann (Eds.), LSBTIQ* und Alter(n) (S. 17-22). Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht.

Kranz, D. (2020). The impact of sexual and gender role orientation on heterosexuals’ judgments of parental competence and adoption suitability. Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity, 7, 353–365.

Kranz, D., & Goedderz, A. (2020). Coming home from a stay abroad: Associations between young people’s reentry problems and their cultural identity formation. International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 74, 115–126.

Kranz, D., Niepel, C., Botes, E., & Greiff, S. (2020). Religiosity predicts unreasonable coping with COVID-19. Psychology of Religion and Spirituality. Advance online publication.

Niepel, C., Kranz, D., Borgonovi, F., Emslander, V., & Greiff, S. (2020). The coronavirus (COVID‐19) fatality risk perception of US adult residents in March and April 2020. British Journal of Health Psychology, 25, 883-888.

Šolcová, I., Děchtěrenko, F., Poláčková Šolcová, I., Hofer, J., Busch, H., & Au, A. (2020). Cross-cultural examination of university education and ego integrity in late adulthood: Implications for policy and practice. Journal of Aging and Social Policy.

Spengler, B., Hofer, J., & Busch, H. (2020a). A video game-based investigation of power stress moderators in children. Motivation and Emotion, 44, 345-355.

Spengler, B., Hofer, J., & Busch, H. (2020b). Somebody hit the button! The implicit power motive and the frequency of verbal persuasion behavior in children. Motivation and Emotion, 44, 695-703.

Spengler, B., Hofer, J., Busch, H., Dzionsko, I., & Emslander, V. (2020). Implicit motives and children's salivary cortisol reactivity to an adapted version of the Trier Social Stress Test for Children (TSST-C). Personality and Individual Differences, 162, Article 110010.


Busch, H., & Hofer,  J. (2019). Generativity and adult development. In D. Gu & M. Dupre (Eds.), Encyclopedia of gerontology and population aging (Psychogerontology general 1). Cham: Springer. Advance online publication:

Hofer, J., & Busch, H. (2019). Women in power-themed tasks: Need for power predicts task enjoyment and power stress. Motivation and Emotion, 43, 740-757.

Kranz, D., Nadarevic, L., Erdfelder, E. (2019). Bald and bad? Experimental evidence for a dual-process account of baldness stereotyping. Experimental Psychology, 66, 331–345.

Niepel, C., Greiff, S., Mohr, J. J., Fischer, J.-A., & Kranz, D. (2018). The English and German versions of the Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Identity Scale: Establishing measurement invariance across nationality and gender groups. Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity, 6,160-174.

Raihala, C., & Kranz, D. (2019). Choose it or lose it: The implicit power motive in children and their resource control behavior. Motivation Science, 5, 86-91.

Runge, J. M., Lang, J.W.B., Chasiotis, A., & Hofer, J. (2019). Improving the assessment of implicit motives using IRT: Cultural differences and differential item functioning. Journal of Personality Assessment,101, 414-424.


Busch, H. (2018). Machtmotivation. In J. Heckhausen & H. Heckhausen (Hrsg.), Motivation und Handeln (5. Aufl., S. 245-268). Berlin: Springer.

Busch, H. (2018). Power motivation. In J. Heckhausen & H. Heckhausen (Eds.), Motivation and Action (3rd. ed., pp. 335-368). Cham, CHE: Springer.

Busch, H., Hofer, J., Poláčková Šolcová, I., & Tavel, P. (2018). Generativity affects fear of death through ego integrity in German, Czech, and Cameroonian older adults. Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics, 77, 89-95.

Chasiotis, A., & Hofer, J. (2018). Implicit prosocial power motivation: Views from evolutionary and developmental cross-cultural psychology. In N. Baumann, M. Kazén, M. Quirin, & S.L. Koole (Eds.), Why do people do the things they do: Building on Julius Kuhl's contributions to the psychology of motivation and volition (pp. 73-86). Göttingen: Hogrefe.

Hofer, J. (2018). Generativity. In M. H. Bornstein (Ed.), The Sage encyclopedia of lifespan human development (pp. 942-943). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Hofer, J. & Hagemeyer, B. (2018). Soziale Anschlussmotivation: Affiliation und Intimität. In J. Heckhausen & H. Heckhausen (Hrsg.), Motivation und Handeln (5. Aufl., S. 223-243). Berlin: Springer.

Hofer, J., & Hagemeyer, B. (2018). Social bonding: Affiliation motivation and intimacy motivation. In J. Heckhausen & H. Heckhausen (Eds.), Motivation and Action (3rd ed., pp. 305-334). Berlin: Springer.

Kranz, D., Busch, H., & Niepel, C. (2018). Desires and intentions for fatherhood: A comparison of childless gay and heterosexual men in Germany. Journal of Family Psychology, 32, 995-1004.

Kranz, D., & Pierrard, M. (2018). Beyond coming out: Relations between lesbian and gay identity formation and psychosocial well-being in young and middle adulthood. Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity, 5, 283–293.

Raihala, C., & Hansen, G. (2018). Power stress in primary school children. Motivation and Emotion, Advance online publication,


Hofer, J., & Busch, H. (2017). Why Citizen Kane was unhappy: Motive-goal incongruence. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 11 (8), e12330.

Hofer, J., Busch, H., Poláčková Šolcová, I., & Tavel, P. (2017). Relationship between subjectively evaluated health and fear of death among elderly in three cultural contexts: Effects of internal and external resources. International Journal of Aging and Human Development, 84, 343-365.

Hofer, J., Busch, H., Poláčková Šolcová, I., & Tavel, P. (2017). When reminiscence is harmful: The relationship between self-negative reminiscence functions, need satisfaction, and depressive symptoms among elderly people from Cameroon, the Czech Republic, and Germany. Journal of Happiness Studies, 18, 389-407.

Hofer, J., Busch, H., Raihala, C., Poláčková Šolcová, I., & Tavel, P. (2017). The higher your implicit affiliation-intimacy motive, the more can loneliness turn you into a social cynic: A study on the implicit affiliation-intimacy motive in elderlies from Germany, the Czech Republic, and Cameroon. Journal of Personality, 85, 179-191.

Kranz, D. & Hofer, J. (2017). Selbst- und Identitätsentwicklung. In F. Petermann & S. Wiedebusch (Hrsg.), Praxishandbuch Kindergarten- Entwicklung von Kindern verstehen und fördern (S. 108-130). Göttingen: Hogrefe.

Kranz, D., Pröbstle, K., & Evidis, A. (2017). Are all the nice guys gay? The impact of sociability and competence on the social perception of male sexual orientiation. Psychology of Men & Masculinity, 18, 32-39.


Hofer, J. (2016). Intimacy motive. In V. Zeigler-Hill & T. Shakelford (Eds.), Encyclopedia of personality and individual differences. Cham: Springer.

Hofer, J., Busch, H., Au, A., Poláčková Šolcová, I., Tavel, P., & Tsien Wong, T. (2016). Generativity does not necessarily satisfy all your needs: Associations among cultural demand for generativity, generative concern, generative action, and need satisfaction in the elderly in four cultures. Developmental Psychology, 52, 509-519.

Krebs, A., & Kranz, D. (2016). Christentum und Homosexualität. Ein Rück- und Ausblick. Alt-Katholische und Ökumenische Theologie, 1, 19–20.


Au, A., Ng, E., Lai, S., Tsien, T., Busch, H., Hofer, J., Lam, C., & Wu, W. (2015). Goals and life satisfaction of Hong Kong Chinese older adults. Clinical Gerontologist, 38, 224-234.

Hofer, J., & Busch, H. (2015). Motivational development: Cross-cultural perspectives. In J. D. Wright (Ed-in-Chief.), International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences (2nd ed., Vol. 15, pp. 951-956). Oxford: Elsevier.

Hofer, J., Busch, H., & Schneider, C. (2015). The effect of motive-trait interaction on satisfaction of the implicit need for affiliation among German and Cameroonian adults. Journal of Personality, 83, 167-178.


Chasiotis, A., Bender, M., & Hofer, J. (2014). Childhood context explains cultural variance in implicit parenting motivation: Results from two studies with six samples from Cameroon, Costa Rica, Germany, and China. Evolutionary Psychology, 12, 295-317.

Hofer, J., Busch, H., Au, A., Poláčková Šolcová, I., Tavel, P., & Tsien Wong, T. (2014). For the benefit of others: Generativity and meaning in life in the elderly in four cultures. Psychology and Aging, 29, 764-775.

Kranz, D. & Krebs, A. (2014). Alt-katholische Identität: Eine empirische Annäherung. Internationale Kirchliche Zeitschrift, 104, 322 – 338.

Kranz, D. & Krebs, A. (2014). Religiosität in der Alt-Katholischen Kirche Deutschlands: Eine empirische Studie. Bern: Stämpfli.


Busch, H., Hofer, J., Chasiotis, A., & Campos, D. (2013). The achievement flow motive as an element of the autotelic personality: Predicting educational attainment in three cultures. European Journal of Psychology of Education, 28, 239-254.

Hofer, J., & Busch, H. (2013). Living in accordance with one's implicit motives: Cross-cultural evidence for beneficial effects of motive-goal congruence and motive satisfaction. In A. Efklides & D. Moraitou (Eds.), A positive psychology perspective on quality of life (pp. 51-66). New York: Springer.


Busch, H., & Hofer, J. (2012). A picture story exercise set in a German and a Cameroonian sample: Ipsative stability, retest reliability, and sample-level stability. EuropeanJournal of Psychological Assessment, 28, 125-131.

Busch, H., & Hofer, J. (2012). Self-regulation and milestones of adult development: Intimacy and generativity. Developmental Psychology, 48, 282-293.

Hofer, J., Schröder, L., & Keller, H. (2012). Motivational basis of body contact: A multicultural study of mothers and their three-month-old infants. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 43, 858-876.

Leung, K. and 22 co-authors (2012). Developing and evaluating the social axioms survey in eleven countries: Its relationship with the five-factor model of personality. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 43, 833-857.


Busch, H., & Hofer, J. (2011). Identity, prosocial behavior, and generative concern in German and Cameroonian Nso adolescents. Journal of Adolescence, 34, 629-638.

Hofer, J., & Busch, H. (2011). Interpersonal identity achievement accounts for the link between action control and self-informed realization of the implicit affiliation-intimacy motive. Identity: An International Journal of Theory and Research, 11, 231-246.

Hofer, J., & Busch, H. (2011). Satisfying one’s needs for competence and relatedness: Conse­qu,ent domain-specific well-being depends on strength of implicit motives. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 37, 1147-1158.

Hofer, J., & Busch, H. (2011). When the needs for affiliation and intimacy are frustrated: Envy and indirect aggression among German and Cameroonian adults. Journal of Research in Personality, 45, 219-228.

Hofer, J., Busch, H., & Kärtner, J. (2011). Self-regulation and well-being: The influence of identity and motives. European Journal of Personality, 25, 211-224.

Hofer, J., & Chasiotis, A. (2011). Implicit motives across cultures. Online readings of psychology and culture.

Kranz, D. (2011). Young men’s coping with androgenetic alopecia: Acceptance counts when hair gets thinner. Body Image, 14, 1021–1025.


Brandtstädter, J., Rothermund, K., Kranz, D. & Kühn, W. (2010). Final decentrations: Personal goals, rationality perspectives, and the awareness of life’s finitude. European Psychologist, 15, 152-163.

Busch, H. (2010). Einstellungen zu Sterben und Tod. In H. Wittwer, A. Frewer & D. Schäfer (Hrsg.), Sterben und Tod: Ein interdisziplinäres Handbuch (S. 186-192). Stuttgart: Metzler.

Chasiotis, A., Bender, M., Kießling, F., & Hofer, J. (2010). The emergence of the independent self: Autobiographical memory as a mediator of false belief understanding and socio-cultural motive orientation in Cameroonian and German preschoolers. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 41, 368-390.

Hofer, J. (2010). Research on implicit motives across cultures. In O. C. Schultheiss & J. C. Brunstein (Eds.), Implicit motives (pp. 433-467). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Hofer, J., Busch, H., Bender, M., Li, M., & Hagemeyer, B. (2010). Arousal of achievement motivation among student samples in three different cultural contexts: Self and social standards of evaluation. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 41, 758-775.

Hofer, J., Busch, H., Bond, M. H., Campos, D., Li, M., & Law, R. (2010). The implicit power motive and sociosexuality in men and women: Pancultural effects of responsibility. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 99, 380-394.

Hofer, J., Busch, H., Bond, M. H., Kärtner, K., Kiessling, F., & Law, R. (2010). Is self-determined functioning a universal prerequisite for motive-goal congruence? Examining the domain of achievement in three cultures. Journal of Personality, 78, 747-779.

Hofer, J., Busch, H., Bond, M. H., Li, M., & Law, R. (2010). Effects of motive-goal congruence on well-being in the power domain: Considering goals and values in a German and two Chinese samples. Journal of Research in Personality, 44, 610-620.

Kranz, D., Bollinger A., & Nilges P. (2010). Chronic pain acceptance and affective well-being: A coping perspective. European Journal of Pain, 14, 1021–1025.


Chasiotis, A. & Hofer, J. (2009). Motivation in kulturvergleichender Perspektive. In V. Brand­stätter & J. H. Otto (Hrsg.), Handbuch der Allgemeinen Psychologie: Motivation und Emo­tion (S. 89-93). Göttingen: Hogrefe.

Fischer, R., Ferreira, M. C., Assmar, E., Redford, P., Harb, C., Glazer, S., Cheng, B.-S., Jiang, D.-Y., Wong, C. C., Kumar, N., Kärtner, J., Hofer, J., & Achoui, M. (2009). Individualism-collectivism as descriptive norms: Development of a subjective norm approach to culture measurement. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 40, 187-213.

McElvany, N. & Schneider, C. (2009). Förderung der Lesekompetenz. In W. Lenhard, & W. Schneider  (Hrsg.), Diagnose und Förderung des Leseverständnisses: Tests und Trends (S. 151–184). Göttingen: Hogrefe.

Van de Vijver, F. J. R., Hofer, J., & Chasiotis, A. (2009). Methodological aspects of cross-cultural developmental studies. In M. H. Bornstein (Ed.), Handbook of cross-cultural developmental science (pp. 21-37).Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.


Hofer, J., & Bond, M. H. (2008). Do implicit motives add to our understanding of psychological and behavioral outcomes within and across cultures? In R. M. Sorrentino & S. Yamaguchi (Eds.), The handbook of motivation and cognition within and across cultures (pp. 95-118). Amsterdam: Elsevier Academic Press.

Hofer, J., Busch, H., Chasiotis, A., Kärtner, J., & Campos, D. (2008). Concern for generativity and its relation to implicit pro-social power motivation, generative goals, and satisfaction with life: A cross-cultural investigation. Journal of Personality, 76, 1-30.

Hofer, J., Busch, H., & Kiessling, F. (2008). Individual pathways to life satisfaction: The significance of traits and motives. Journal of Happiness Studies, 9, 503-520.


Hofer, J., Kärtner, J., Chasiotis, A., Busch, H., & Kießling, F. (2007). Socio-cultural aspects of identity formation: The relationship between commitment and well-being in student samples from Cameroon and Germany. Identity: An International Journal of Theory and Research, 7, 265-288.


Chasiotis, A., Hofer, J., & Campos, D. (2006). When does liking children lead to parenthood? Younger siblings, implicit prosocial power motivation, and explicit love for children predict parenthood across cultures. Journal of Cultural and Evolutionary Psychology, 4, 95-123.

Chasiotis, A., Kießling, F., Hofer, J., & Campos, D. (2006). Theory of mind and inhibitory control in three cultures: Conflict inhibition predicts false belief understanding in Germany, Costa Rica, and Cameroon. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 30, 249-260

Chasiotis, A., Kießling, F., Winter, V., & Hofer, J. (2006). Sensory motor inhibition as a pre­requisite for theory of mind: A comparison of clinical and normal preschoolers differing in sensory motor abilities. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 30, 178-190.

Hofer, J., Busch, H., Chasiotis, A., & Kießling, F. (2006). Motive congruence and interpersonal identity status. Journal of Personality, 74, 511-541.

Hofer, J., Chasiotis, A., & Campos, D. (2006). Congruence between social values and implicit motives: Effects on life satisfaction across three cultures. European Journal of Personality, 20, 305-324.

Hofer, J., Chasiotis, A., Kießling, F., & Busch, H. (2006). Quality of familial relations in childhood and ego identity formation: The moderating influence of dispositions of action control. Identity: An International Journal of Theory and Research, 6, 117-140.


Hofer, J., Chasiotis, A., Friedlmeier, W., Busch, H., & Campos, D. (2005). The measurement of implicit motives in three cultures: Power and affiliation in Cameroon, Costa Rica, and Germany. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 36, 689-716.

Hofer, J., Israel, M., Schellong, J., Simmich, T., Joraschky, P., & Pöhlmann, K. (2005). Zusammenhang zwischen Schwere der Symptomatik und der Ausprägung der impliziten und expliziten Motive Affiliation, Leistung und Macht. PPMP – Psychotherapie, Psychosomatik, Medizinische Psychologie, 55, 133-134.