Prof. Dr. Steffen Nestler

© S. Nestler
Position            Head of the Working Unit
E-Mail   steffen.nestler[at]uni-muenster.de
Telephone    +49 (2 51) 83 - 39 49 8
Consultation Hour    Tuesday, 16 to 17 o'clock
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  • 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

    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., Dufner M., Schönbrodt, F. D., Geukes, K., Hutteman, R., Van Zalk, M., Denissen, J. J. A., Nestler, S., & Back M. D. (in press). The true role that suppressor effects play in condition-based regression analysis: None. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.

    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.

    Meuer, M., Nestler, S., & Oeberst, A. (in press). What determines hindsight bias in written work? One field and three experimental studies in the context of Wikipedia. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied.

    Mota, S., Mielke, I., Kroencke, L., Geukes, K., Nestler, S., & Back, M. D. (in press). Daily dynamics of grandiose narcissism: Distribution, stability, and trait relations of admiration and rivalry states and state contingencies. European Journal of Personality.

    Nestler, S. (in press). Regularized 2SLS estimation of structural equation model parameters. Structural Equation Modeling: A Multidisciplinary Journal.

    Schauf, T., Dufner, M., Nestler, S., & Rau, R. (in press). Do agency and communion explain the relationship between perceiver and target effects in interpersonal perception? A meta-analysis on generalized reciprocity. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin.

    2022

    Blöchl, M., & Nestler, S. (2022). Long-term changes in depressive symptoms before and after stroke. Neurology, 99, e720-e729.

    Blöchl, M., Schaare, H. L., Kunzmann, U., & Nestler, S. (2022).  The age-dependent association between vascular risk factors and depressed mood. Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences, 77, 284-294.

    Breil, S. M.*, Schweppe, P. C.*, Geukes, K., Biesanz, J. C., Quintus, M., Wagner, J., Wrzus, C., Nestler, S., & Back, M. D. (2022). The incremental validity of average states: A replication and extension of Finnigan and Vazire (2018). Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 123, e23–e37. (*shared first autorship)

    Katzorreck, M., Nestler, S., Wrosch, C. & Kunzmann, U. (2022). Age differences in sadness reactivity and variability. Psychology and Aging, 37, 163-174.

    Nestler, S. (2022). An extension of the mixed-effects growth model that considers between-person differences in the within-subject variance and the autocorrelation. Statistics in Medicine, 41, 471-482.

    Nestler, S. & Humberg, S. (2022). A Lasso and a regression tree mixed-effect model with random effects for the level, the residual variance, and the autocorrelation. Psychometrika, 87, 506-532.

    Nestler, S., Luedtke, O., & Robitzsch, A. (2022). Analyzing longitudinal social relations model data using the social relations structural equation model. Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics, 47, 231-260.

    Rau, R., Carlson, E. N., Dufner, M., Geukes, K., Kraft, L., Krause, S., Nikoleizig, L., Nestler, S., & Back, M. D. (2022). Positivity in peer perceptions over time: Personality explains variation at zero-acquaintance, popularity explains differential change. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 123, 423-443.

    Rau, R., Lawless DesJardins, N., Niemeyer, L., Back, M. D., Srivastava, S., & Nestler, S. (2022). Perceiver effects in first impressions reflect generalized stereotypes: Evidence of consistency across time, groups, and contexts. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 13, 1138-1150.

    Schönbrodt, F. D., Zygar-Hoffmann, C., Nestler, S., Pusch, S., & Hagemeyer, B. (2022). Measuring motivational relationship processes in experience sampling: A reliability model for moments, days, and persons nested in couples. Behavior Research Methods, 54, 1869-1888.

    Ulitzsch, E. & Nestler, S. (2022). Evaluating Stan's Variational Bayes algorithm for estimating multidimensional IRT models. Psych, 4, 73-88.

    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., Geukes, K., Zaun, T., & Eckes, T. (2021). On the role of response styles in the study of intraindividual variability. Collabra: Psychology, 7, 29929.

    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.

    Selected earlier publications (before 2021; 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.

    Mund, M., & Nestler, S. (2019). Beyond the cross-lagged panel model: Next-generation statistical tools for analyzing interdependencies across the life course. Advances in Life Course Research, 41, 100249.

    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.

    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)