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Research in our lab deals with the determinants, processes and consequences as well as the assessment of individual differences (aka personality) and their interplay with social relationships. This is the right place to be if you are interested in (or even fascinated by) topics such as a) personality and first impressions; b) the accuracy of personality judgments; c) personality and the development of social status, friendships and romantic relationships; d) personality, social interactions, and well-being; e) narcissism, f) social skills, g) societal conflict and conspiracy mentality or h) the development of personality.
You can read more about what we do on our research pages. We conduct a variety of different kinds of studies, including online surveys, laboratory experiments, and experience-sampling studies. For the execution of these studies, our lab provides a rich research infrastructure (see Labs and Tools) including 1) software for questionnaire as well as reaction-time based online surveys; 2) a computer lab that allows for the assessment of a variety of reaction-time based tests and the assessment of standardized interpersonal perceptions for multiple participants; 3) interaction labs for the observation of dyadic and group interactions with high-quality video and audio recording units along with up-to date behavior observation software; and 4) latest tools and software for various experience sampling methods, including online diaries as well as event- and time-based smartphone assessments.