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Prof. Markus Maier

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Prof. Dr. Markus Maier

Markus A. Maier is a professor of psychology at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) and is head of the research unit General Psychology II (Emotion and Motivation). Furthermore, he is a Research Fellow at the International University of Catalonia (UIC, Barcelona/Spain). His research contributes to a better understanding of unconscious emotional and motivational processes and their impact on behavior planning and decision making. He is currently working on quantum-based models of consciousness and the relationship between mind, time, and matter. His research is mainly based on laboratory experiments.

Selected publications

  • Maier, M. A. & Buechner, V. L. (in press). Time and Consciousness. In: M. Nadin (Ed.): Anticipation Across Disciplines. Cognitive Systems Monograph. Springer Verlag, Berlin. [PDF, 215 KB]
  • Maier, M. A., Buechner, V. L., Kuhbandner, C., Pflitsch, M., Fernández-Capo, M., & Gámiz- Sanfeliu, M. (2014). Feeling the future again: Retroactive avoidance of negative stimuli. Journal of Consciousness Studies, 21, 121-152. [PDF, 536 KB]
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PD Dr. Felix Schönbrodt

Felix Schönbrodt obtained his PhD in Psychology in 2010 from the Humboldt-University Berlin and currently works at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany. His research interests include implicit and explicit motives, quantitative methods, data visualization, and issues revolving open science and the replicability of research. One special focus is to provide statistical packages in R and interactive statistical web apps which can be used for teaching and for an enhanced understanding and usage of quantitative methods.

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Selected publications

  • Schönbrodt, F., Wagenmakers, E.-J., Zehetleitner, M., & Perugini, M. (in press). Sequential hypothesis testing with Bayes factors: Efficiently testing mean differences. Psychological Methods. [PDF]
  • Hagemeyer, B., Schönbrodt, F. D., Neyer, F. J., Neberich, W., & Asendorpf, J. B. (in press). When “together“ means “too close“: Agency motives and relationship functioning in co-resident and living-apart-together couples. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. [PDF]
  • Schönbrodt, F. D., & Perugini, M. (2013). At what sample size do correlations stabilize? Journal of Research in Personality, 47, 609-612. doi:10.1016/j.jrp.2013.05.009
    This paper won the JRP Best Paper Award 2015 [PDF]
Dr. Vanessa Büchner

Dr. Vanessa Büchner

In 2013, Vanessa Büchner did her PhD at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU). She currently works as a PostDoc at the LMU and is a Research Fellow at the International University of Catalonia (UIC, Barcelona/Spain). Her research concentrates on social achievement emotions and their effects on cognition, attention, and motivation.

Selected publications

  • Buechner, V. L., Pekrun, R., & Lichtenfeld, S. (2015). The Achievement Pride Scales (APS). European Journal of Psychological Assessment.
  • Buechner, V. L., Maier, M. A., Lichtenfeld, S., & Schwarz, S. (2014). Red - Take a Closer Look. PLOS ONE, 9: e108111. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0108111. [PDF]