CURRICULUM VITAE (short version)

FB I - Psychologie
Universität Trier
D - 54286 Trier 


Phone +49 651 201 2052 

Telefax+49 651 201 2961

Professional Functions

Since 1972Full Professor for Psychology at the University of Trier
1973-76, 84-86Dean of the Faculty
1979-2003Director of the German Institute for Information and Documentation in Psychology (ZPID)
1994-2001Director of the Center for Justice Reearch at the University Potsdam
1997-2004Founding President of the International Society for Justice Research (ISJR)


1982-1985Chair of the Advisory Board to the Max-Planck-Institute for Human Development and Research in Education at Berlin (1983 -1996)
since 1992 Fellow of the Berlin Center for Advanced Studies
1993 Election as a member of the Europea Academy of Science
1994 Max Planck Award for Research about Justice
1995 Election as a member of the Berlin-Brandenburgische Academy of Science
1997-2002 President of the International Society for Justice Research
2000 Election as a member of the German Academy of Natural Sciences Leopoldina
2010Life Time Award  by the International Society for Justice Research (ISJR)

  • Research Fields
    1. The Psychology of Justice:
    ·    the justice motive
    ·    justice and self-interest
    ·    perceptions and experience of injustice
    ·    responses to observed victimization
    ·    social inequality,
    ·    theory of relative privilegation
    ·    theory of existential guilt
    ·    (in-)justice of employment policies
    ·    (in-)justice of environmental policies
    ·    justice issues in German reunification
    2. Mediation in social conflicts
    3. Pro-environmental commitments and attributions of responsibility
    4. Social and moral emotions and their regulation: hostility, indignation, 
        envy, jealousy, guilt etc.
    5. Responsibility, prosocial commitments, altruism in social systems
    6. Experiences of loss, perceptions of losses, and coping strategies
    7. Development and socialization
    8. Scientometric studies in Psychology

Short Vita