Prof. Dr. Steffen Nestler

Position Head of the work unit
Prof. Dr.  Steffen Nestler  

Contact

E-Mail steffen.nestler[at]uni-muenster.de
Room 244
Phone +49 (2 51) 83 - 3 94 99
Consultation Hours Tuesday, 17 to 18 o'clock
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CV English

  • Research Interests

    • Estimation of structural equation models
    • Social relations model and social network models
    • Modelling intra-individual variability
    • Judgmental accuracy and judgmental biases
  • Publications

    Journal articles (peer-reviewed)

    in press

    Blöchl, M., Schaare, H. L., Kunzmann, U., & Nestler, S. (in press).  The age-dependent association between vascular risk factors and depressed mood. Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences.

    Breil, S. M.*, Schweppe, P. C.*, Geukes, K., Biesanz, J. C., Quintus, M., Wagner, J., Wrzus, C., Nestler, S., & Back, M. D. (in press). The incremental validity of average states: A replication and extension of Finnigan and Vazire (2018). Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. (*shared first autorship)

    Exner, C.*, Doering, B.*, Conrad, N., Kuenemund, A., Zwick, S., Kühl, K., Nestler, S. & Rief, W. (in press). Integrated neuropsychological and cognitive behavioral therapy after acquired brain injury: A pragmatic randomized clinical trial. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation. (*shared first autorship)

    Humberg, S., Schönbrodt, F. D., Back, M. D., & Nestler, S. (in press). Cubic response surface analysis: Investigating asymmetric and level-dependent congruence effects with third-order polynomial models. Psychological Methods.

    Katzorreck, M., Nestler, S., Wrosch, C. & Kunzmann, U. (in press). Age differences in sadness reactivity and variability. Psychology and Aging.

    Nestler, S. (in press). An extension of the mixed-effects growth model that consid-ers between-person differences in the within-subject variance and the autocorrelation. Statistics in Medicine.

    Nestler, S., Geukes, K., Zaun, T., & Eckes, T. (in press). On the role of response styles in the study of intraindividual variability. Collabra: Psychology.

    Nestler, S. & Humberg, S. (in press). A Lasso and a regression tree mixed-effect model with random effects for the level, the residual variance, and the autocorrelation. Psychometrika.

    Nestler, S., Luedtke, O., & Robitzsch, A. (in press). Analyzing longitudinal social relations model data using the social relations structural equation model. Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics.

    Rau, R., Carlson, E. N., Dufner, M., Geukes, K., Kraft, L., Krause, S., Nikoleizig, L., Nestler, S., & Back, M. D. (in press). Positivity in peer perceptions over time: Personality explains variation at zero-acquaintance, popularity explains differential change. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.

    Rau, R., Lawless DesJardins, N., Niemeyer, L., Back, M. D., Srivastava, S., & Nestler, S. (in press). Perceiver effects in first impressions reflect generalized stereotypes: Evidence of consistency across time, groups, and contexts. Social Psychological and Personality Science.

    Schönbrodt, F. D., Zygar-Hoffmann, C., Nestler, S., Pusch, S., & Hagemeyer, B. (in press). Measuring motivational relationship processes in experience sampling: A reliability model for moments, days, and persons nested in couples. Behavior Research Methods.

    2021

    Bhowmik, C. V., Nestler, S., Schrader, F.-W., Praetorius, A.-K., Biesanz, J. C., & Back, M. D. (2021). Teacher judgments at zero-acquaintance: A social accuracy analysis. Contemporary Educational Psychology, 65:101965.

    Blöchl, M., Nestler, S., & Weiss, D. (2021). A limit of the subjective age bias: Feeling younger to a certain degree, but no more, is beneficial for life satisfaction. Psychology and Aging, 36, 360-372.

    Meurer, M., von der Beck, I., Nestler, S., & Oeberst, A. (2021). What drives increases in hindsight impressions after the reception of biased media content? Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, 27, 461–472.

    Meurer, M., Nestler, S., & Oeberst, A. (2021). Debiasing media articles - Reducing hindsight bias in the production of written work. Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition, 10, 435-443.

    Mund, M., Johnson, M. D., & Nestler, S. (2021). Changes in size and interpretation of parameter estimates in within-person models in the presence of time-invariant and time-varying covariates. Frontiers in Psychology, 12: 3663.

    Nestler, S. (2021). Modeling intraindividual variability in growth with measurement burst designs. Structural Equation Modeling: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 28, 28-39.

    Nestler, S., & Humberg, S. (2021). GIMME's ability to recover group-level path coefficients and individual-level path coefficients. Methodology, 17, 58-91.

    Rau, R., Carlson, E. N., Back, M. D., Barranti, M., Gebauer, J. E., Human, L. J., . . . Nestler, S. (2021). What is the structure of perceiver effects? On the importance of global positivity and trait-specificity across personality domains and judgment contexts. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 120, 745–764. DOI pdf osf

    Rau, R., Nestler, W., Dufner M., & Nestler, S. (2021). Seeing the best or worst in others: A measure of generalized other-perceptions. Assessment, 28, 1897-1914.

    Salazar-Kämpf, M., Nestler, S., Hansmeier, J., Glombiewski, J., & Exner, C. (2021). Mimicry in psychotherapy - an actor partner model of therapists’ and pa-tients’ non-verbal behavior and its effects on the working alliance. Psychotherapy Research, 31, 752-764.

    Scharf, F.*, Pförtner, J.*, & Nestler, S. (2021). Can ridge and elastic net structural equation modeling be used to stabilize parameter estimates when latent factors are correlated? Structural Equation Modeling: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 28, 928-940. (*shared first autorship)

    Schulte, J., Dietel, F. A., Wilhelm, S., Nestler, S., & Buhlmann, U. (2021). Temporal dynamics of insight in body dysmorphic disorder. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 130, 365-376.

    Stecker, J., Bürkner, P. C., Hellmann, J. H., Nestler, S., & Back, M. D. (2021). First impressions of refugees are more strongly influenced by target cues and perceiver attitudes than by sheer group affiliation. Collabra: Psychology, 7, 22160.

    2020

    Hannuschke, M., Gollwitzer, M., Geukes, K., Nestler, S., Back, M. D. (2020). Neuroticism and interpersonal perception: Evidence for positive, but not negative, biases. Journal of Personality, 88, 217-236.

    Human, L. J., Carlson, E. N., Geukes, K., Nestler, S., & Back, M. D. (2020). Do accurate personality impressions benefit early relationship development? The bidirectional associations between accuracy and liking. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 118, 199-212.

    Leckelt, M., Geukes, K., Küfner, A. C. P., Niemeyer, L. M., Hutteman, R., Oster-holz, S., Egloff, B., Nestler, S., & Back, M. D. (2020). A longitudinal field inves-tigation of narcissism and popularity over time: How agentic and antagonistic as-pects of narcissism shape the development of peer relationships. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 46, 643-659.

    Nestler, S. (2020). Modeling interindividual differences in latent within-person variation: The confirmatory factor level variability model. British Journal of Mathematical and Statistical Psychology, 73, 452-473.

    Nestler, S., Luedtke, O., & Robitzsch, A. (2020). Maximum likelihood estimation of a social relations structural equation model. Psychometrika, 85, 870-889.

    Oeberst, A., von der Beck, I., Cress, U., & Nestler, S. (2020). Wikipedia outperforms individuals when it comes to hindsight bias. Psychological Research, 84, 1517–1527.

    Rau, R., Thielmann, I., Breil, S. M., Geukes, K., Krause, S., Nikoleizig, L., . . . Nestler, S. (2020). Do perceiver effects in interpersonal perception predict cooperation in social dilemmas? Collabra: Psychology, 6(1), 35. pdf

    van Zalk, M. H. W., Nestler, S., Geukes, K., Hutteman, R., & Back, M. D. (2020). The Co-Development of extraversion and friendships: Bonding and behavioral mechanisms in friendship networks. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 118, 1269-1290.

    Selected earlier publications (before 2020; see CV for a list of all publications)

    Geukes, K., Nestler, S., Hutteman, R., Dufner, M., Küfner, A. C. P., Egloff, B., Denissen, J. J. A., & Back, M. D. (2017). Puffed up but shaky selves: State self-esteem level and variability in narcissists. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 112, 769-786.

    Humberg, S., Nestler, S., & Back, M. D. (2019). Response Surface Analysis in personality and social psychology: Checklist and clarifications for the case of congruence hypotheses. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 10, 409-419.

    Humberg, S., Dufner M., Schönbrodt, F., Geukes, K., Hutteman, R., Küfner, A. C. P., van Zalk, M., Denissen, J. J. A., Nestler, S., & Back M. D. (2019). Is accurate, positive, or inflated self-perception most advantageous for psychological adjustment? A competitive test of key hypotheses. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 116, 835-859.

    Humberg, S. C., Dufner M., Schönbrodt, F., Geukes, K., Hutteman, R., Van Zalk, M., Denissen, J. J. A., Nestler, S., & Back M. D. (2018). Enhanced versus simply positive: A new condition-based regression analysis to disentangle effects of self-enhancement from effects of positivity of self-view. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 114, 303-322.

    Nestler, S., Humberg, S., & Schönbrodt, F. D. (2019). Response surface analysis with multilevel data: Illustration for the case of congruence hypotheses. Psychological Methods, 24, 291-308. osf pdf

    Nestler, S., & Back, M. D. (2017). Using cross-classified structural equations models to examine the accuracy of personality judgments. Psychometrika, 82, 475–497. osf pdf

    Nestler, S., Geukes, K., Hutteman, R., & Back, M. D. (2017). Tackling longitudinal round-robin data: The Social Relations Growth Model. Psychometrika, 82, 1162-1181. osf pdf

    Nestler, S. (2018). Likelihood estimation of the multivariate social relations model. Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics, 43, 387-406.

    Nestler, S. (2016). Restricted maximum likelihood estimation for parameters of the social relations model. Psychometrika, 81, 1098-1117. osf pdf

    Nestler, S., Grimm, K. J., & Schönbrodt, F. D. (2015). The social consequences and mechanisms of personality: How to analyse longitudinal data from individual, dyadic, round-robin, and network designs. European Journal of Personality, 29, 272-295. osf pdf

    Nestler, S. (2014). How the 2SLS/IV Estimator can handle equality constraints in structural equation models: A system-of-equations approach. British Journal of Mathematical and Statistical Psychology, 67, 353-369. pdf

    Nestler, S. (2013). A Monte Carlo study comparing PIV, ULS, and DWLS in the estimation of dichotomous confirmatory factor analysis. British Journal of Mathematical and Statistical Psychology, 66, 127-143. pdf

    Nestler, S., Blank, H., & v. Collani, G. (2008). Hindsight bias and causal attribution: A causal model theory of creeping determinism. Social Psychology, 39, 182-188.

    Scharf, F., & Nestler, S. (2019). Should regularization replace simple structure rotation in Exploratory Factor Analysis? Structural Equation Modeling: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 26, 576-590. osf pdf

    Book chapters (selection)

    Back, M. D., & Nestler, S., (2016). Accuracy of Judging Personality. In J. A. Hall, M., Schmid Mast, & T. V., West (Eds.), The social psychology of perceiving others accurately (pp. 98-124). Cambridge University Press.

    Oeberst, A., Cress, U., Back, M. D., & Nestler, S. (2016). Individual versus collaborative information processing: The case of biases in Wikipedia. In U. Cress, H. Jeong, & J. Moskaliuk (Eds.), Mass collaboration and Education (pp. 165-185). Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing.

    von der Beck, I., Oeberst, A., Cress, U., Back, M. D., & Nestler, S. (2015). Hätte die Geschichte auch anders verlaufen können? Der Rückschaufehler zu Ereignissen in Wikipedia. In T. Wozniak, U. Rohwedder & J., Nemitz (Hrsg.), Wikipedia und Geschichtswissenschaft (S. 155-174). Oldenbourg: DeGruyter.

  • Funding

    since 08/2021

    Age differences in the context-sensitivity of emotion regulation strategies; supported by the German Research Foundation (DFG); 500.000 €; Kunzmann, Nestler, & Gerstorf (KU 1267/12-1, GE 1896/8-1, NE 1485/9-1)

    2018-2021

    Reception and production of scientifc information in Wikipedia: The influence of the hindsight bias; supported by the German Research Foundation (DFG); 120.000 €; Nestler (NE 1485/8-1)

    2017-2021

    Estimation of complex social relations model data with maximum likelihood and Bayesian methods; supported by the German Research Foundation (DFG); 175.000 €; Nestler & Luedtke (NE 1485/7-1)

    2015-2017

    Understanding and enhancing the accuracy of self- and meta-judgments of personality: An integrative lens model approach; supported by the German Research Foundation (DFG); 125.000 €; Nestler & Back (NE 1485/6-1; BA 3731/8-1)

    2013-2015

    Reception and production of scientific information in Wikipedia: The influence of hindsight bias and social categorization; supported by the German Research Foundation (DFG); 110.000 €; Nestler & Back (NE 1485/5-1) within the Special Priority Program "Science and the Public" http://wissenschaftundoeffentlichkeit.de/en/

    2011-2014

    The longitudinal course of narcissists’ reputations: A developmental social interaction approach; supported by the German Research Foundation (DFG); 250.000 €; Back, Nestler, & Egloff (BA 3731/6-1)

    2009 – 2012

    I’ve always known that you are lazy – Analyses on Personality Judgment Hindsight Bias; supported by the German Research Foundation (DFG); 100.000 €; Nestler, Back, & Egloff (NE 1485/2-1)

    2008 – 2010

    Inevitability, foresseability, and memory distortions: Experimental induced dissocuations between the hindsight components; supported by the German Research Foundation (DFG); 105.000 €; Nestler (NE 1485/1-1)