During my undergraduate, graduate and PhD studies, I had the chance to
work and collaborate with experts and well-known people in various
fields. For example, I have been able to work with well-known research
experts in the field of social and personality psychology, such as Wilhelm Hofmann (expert on self-control and self-regulation), Peter M. Gollwitzer (expert on motivation and goal-striving), Hugo M. Kehr (expert on work motivation, leadership and self-management), Nicola Baumann (expert on holistic personality psychology and self-regulation) and Eva Walther (expert on evaluative conditioning and advertisement). Moreover, I had the opportunity to work with Uwe Böning and Brigitte Fritschle,
both experts in business coaching. I am truely grateful for
these intriguing and valuable experiences and for the
insights that I have learned from these experiences.
I studied psychology with a special focus on Industrial and
Organizational Psychology and reserach at the University of Trier.
Moreover, I studied one year abroad as a visiting scholar at the
Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina in the
I\O-psychology and HRM program. My studies abroad in the United States
were supported by the Fulbright scholarship. After returining to the
University of Trier, I finished my diploma thesis in psychology on the
topic of self-control and self-control depletion.
During my studies at the University of Trier and at the Appalachian
State University, I visisted seveal advanced trainings and workshops on
the topics of self-management, leadership and a 6-month advanced
training on Business Coaching. As a result, I received two leadership
certifications from the Appalachian State University (Keystone
leadership certificate & Leadership 101 graduate certificate).
These trainings not only equipped me with important knowlege, skills
and abilities but further faciliated my interest in human resources and
Advanced Business Trainings
After finishing my graduate studies in psychology, I started my PhD studies at the department of Social and Economic Cognition I at
the University of Cologne (Supervisor: Prof. Wilhelm Hofmann), ranging
from January 2014 to May 2017. My doctoral research focused on
the psychology of desire and self-control and investigated how desires
(or more general aspirations and motivations) emerge and how people
regard succumbing to temptations and therefore to be lenient towards
one's long-term goal strivings. On May 17th I succcessfully defended my
Having always been interested in the nature of human psychology and
having been grateful for the chance of studying psychology at the
University of Trier which was like a dream come true for me, I have
always been interested in giving something back in terms of voluntary
engagements. For example, I have been the founder and head of the first
psychology online forum for major and minor psychology students at
the University of Trier. Moreover, I have been the co-founder of the
MinD-Hochschulntzwerk group of the University of Trier in cooperation
with Felix-Nicolai Müller. In addition, I also served as a contact
person for international affairs and abroad studies (Europe & USA)
of psychology student association at the University of Trier.
For more detailed information regarding my academic development, please visit the CV section of my website.