...to the working unit Statistics and Psychological Methods at the University of Münster (AE Nestler). The members of our lab are interested in the advancement of statistical methods for the analysis of complex psychological data. Latest research projects cover topics such as combining the social relations model with structural equation models, advancing models to examine intra-individual variability or combining standard statistical approaches such as multilevel or structural equation models with machine learning methods (e.g., trees, boosting, ...). We are also authors or contributors to different R packages. In teaching, we provide a comprehensive B.Sc.- and M.Sc.-program in psychological methods, including lectures and courses on basic and advanced statistics.

If you are interested in writing a thesis in our lab, you can find further information here. We offer supervision of both bachelor and master theses covering both substantive and methodological research questions.

Latest News


New paper in press by T. Eckes, M. Salditt, & S. Nestler in Psychological Assessment: Living up to expectations? A simulation study evaluating methods used to detect sudden gains and sudden losses.


New paper in press by B. Goecke, P. V. DiStefano, W. Aschauer, K. Haim, R. E. Beaty, & B. Forthmann in The Journal of Creative Behavior: Automated Scoring of Creativity in German.


New paper in press by M. Mund, Y. Park, & S. Nestler in Journal of Marriage and Family: Disentangling between- and within-person variation in relationship science.


New paper in press by S. Humberg, ... & S. Nestler in Psychological Methods: Investigating the effects of congruence between within-person associations: A comparison of two extensions of response surface analysis.


Marie Salditt successfully defended her dissertation. Congratulations Marie!