...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 M. Salditt, T. Eckes, & S. Nestler in Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research: A tutorial introduction to heterogeneous treatment effect estimation with meta-learners.


Katrin Jansen successfully defended her dissertation. Congratulations Katrin!


New paper in press by E. Bleckmann, S. Nestler & J. Wagner in Journal of Personality: Routes to momentary self-esteem in adolescence: Links with interpersonal perceptions of liking and personality metaperceptions within social interactions.


New paper in press by B. Forthmann, B. Goecke & R. E. Beaty in Creativity Research Journal: Planning missing data designs for human ratings in creativity research: A practical guide.


New paper in press by K. Jansen & H. Holling in Research Synthesis Methods: Rare events meta-analysis using the Bayesian beta-binomial model.