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Dr. Moritz Dechamps

Prof. Dr. Moritz Dechamps


Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Leopoldstraße 13
D-80802 München

Room: 3218
Phone: +49 89 2180 5217


Further Information


„Vertiefung in Allgemeine Psychologie II“
„Vertiefung in Sozialpsychologie: Aggression und Antisoziales Verhalten“
„Vertiefung in Differentieller und Persönlichkeitspsychologie“
„Emotions- und lernpsychologische Grundlagen klinisch-psychologischer Störungsbilder“
„Empirisch-psychologisches Praktikum“
„Soziale Kompetenzen“


Research Interests



Curriculum Vitae


Deputy Professor for Personality and Educational Psychology, LMU Munich


Research Assistant, Motivation and Emotion (Allgemeine Psychologie II), LMU Munich


Dr. phil., LMU Munich

Dissertation: Mind-Matter Interactions and Their Reproducibility


M. Sc. Clinical Psychology and Cognitive Neurosciences, LMU Munich

Thesis: A glimpse into the future: Retro-causal influence on avoidance behavior in a quantum mechanical model of consciousness


B. Sc. Psychology, LMU Munich

Thesis: An examination of the use of frontal lobe deficits and anger as possible violence risk markers in mentally disordered offenders



Maier, M. A., Dechamps, M. C., & Schiepek, G. K. (2021). Reply to Grote H. (2018). Commentary: Intentional Observer Effects on Quantum Randomness: A Bayesian Analysis Reveals Evidence Against Micro-Psychokinesis. Frontiers in Psychology 9:1350. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2018.01350. Journal of Scientific Exploration, 35(2), 383-388. https://doi.org/10.31275/20211535 [Article]

Jakob, M-J., Dechamps, M. C., and Maier, M. A. (2020). You Attract what You Are:
The Effect of Unconscious Needs on Micro-Psychokinesis. Journal of Parapsychology, 84, 227-253. http://doi.org/10.30891/jopar.2020.02.06 [Open Data]
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Maier M.A., Buechner V.L., Dechamps M.C., Pflitsch M., Kurzrock W., et al. (2020) A preregistered multi-lab replication of Maier et al. (2014, Exp. 4) testing retroactive avoidance. PLOS ONE 15(8): e0238373. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0238373 [Article] [Open Data]
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Dechamps, M.C., & Maier, M.A. (2019). How Smokers Change Their World and How the World Responds: Testing the Oscillatory Nature of Micro-Psychokinetic Observer Effects on Addiction-Related Stimuli. Journal of Scientific Exploration, 33(3). doi:10.31275/2019/1513 [Article] [Open Data]
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Maier, M.A., Dechamps, M.C., & Pflitsch, M. (2018). Intentional Observer Effects on Quantum Randomness: A Bayesian Analysis Reveals Evidence Against Micro-Psychokinesis. Frontiers in Psychology, 9. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2018.00379 [Article] [Open Data]
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Maier, M.A.*, & Dechamps, M.C.* (2018). Observer effects on quantum randomness: Testing Micro-psychokinetic effects of smokers on addiction-related stimuli. Journal of Scientific Exploration, 32(2). doi:10.31275/2018.1250 *Contributed equally [Article] [Open Data]
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Maier, M. A., Schweizer, M., & Dechamps, M. C. (2019). Formt das Unbewusste Realität? Psychologie trifft Quantenphysik. ISMZ-Workshop, Zurich, Switzerland.

Dechamps (2019). How Smokers Change Their World and How the World Responds - Testing Declining Micro-PK Effects. Presentation on the 62nd Convention of the Parapsychological Association, Paris, France.

Maier, M. A., & Dechamps, M. C. (2019). Effect Developments Over Time in Micro-psychokinesis Research. Presentation at the 35th WGFP-Workshop, Offenburg, Germany.

Dechamps (2018). Observer Effects on Quantum Randomness - On the Oscillatory Nature of Micro-psychokinetic Effects. Presentation on the 2018 SSE & IRVA Joint Conference, Las Vegas, USA.