Prof. Dr. Guido Hertel

Organisational & Business Psychology

Westfaelische Wilhelms-University
Fliednerstr. 21/ 48149 Muenster
Phone: +49 251 83-34161
Fax: +49 251 83-34190



About us

Prof. Dr. Guido Hertel
Prof. Dr. Guido Hertel
Executive Director of the Institute of Psychology
Room: 73
Phone: + 49 (0) 251 833 41 61
Fax: + 49 (0) 251 833 41 90

Office hour:
Due to a research sabbatical in summer 2017 by appointment only



Research Focus

  • Managing virtual teams 
  • Motivation gains in groups
  • Electronic Human Resource Management 
  • Voluntary engagement in Open Source (e.g. Linux) and Open Content (e.g. Wikipedia) projects
  • Work motivation and job satisfaction across the lifespan
  • Cooperation in social conflicts (social dilemma) 
  • Affect and social behavior in organizations 
  • Priming effects on social behavior 


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Editorial Activities

- Associate Editor of Group and Organization Management (GOM), Sage Publ.

- Counsulting Editor and Member of Founding Editorial Board of Work, Aging, and Retirement (WAR), Oxford University Press

- Editorial Board Member of Organizational Psychology Review (OPR), Sage Publ.

- Editorial Board Member of Small Group Research (SGR), Sage Publ.

- Associate Editor (2006-2009) and Consulting Editor of Social Psychology, Hogrefe Publ. (former Zeitschrift fuer Sozialpsychologie)

- Editorial Board Member of Journal of Managerial Psychology (JMP), Emerald Group Publ., 2008-2014

- Editorial Panel Member of International Journal of Internet Science, Open Access Journal

- Scientific Board of Diagnostica, Hogrefe Publ.

Short CV

 Apr 2008 - today
 Professor of organisational and business psychology at the University of Münster 

Apr 2004 - Mar 2008
Professor of work and organisational psychology at the University of Würzburg

Jun 2002
Habilitation at the University of Kiel

Sep 1998 - Mar 2004
Assistant professor at the University of Kiel

Apr 1997 - Aug 1998
Visiting assistant professor at the Michigan State University 

Jun 1995 - Mar 1997
Research associate at the University of Giessen

Ph.D. at the University of Heidelberg 

Diploma in psychology at the University of Giessen 

Membership in Professional Organisations

  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Psychologie e.V. (DGPs)
  • Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP)
  • Society of Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP)
  • Academy of Management (AOM)
  • European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology (EAWOP)
  • European Association of Experimental Social Psychology (EAESP)