Curriculum Vitae

Professional Positions
Since 10 / 2021
Research Associate and Doctoral Student
University of Münster, Department of Psychology
Section: Psychological Assessment and Personality Psychology
Thesis Title: Psychological and social consequences of right-wing authoritarianism – Exploring individual- and context-level moderators
Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Mitja Back, Prof. Dr. Bernd Schlipphak

Associated Doctoral Member
University of Münster, Cluster of Excellence Religion and Politics
Section: Graduate School
Mentor: Prof. Dr. Christel Gärtner  

11 / 2019 – 09 / 2021
Research Associate and Doctoral Student
Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Department of Communication Science
Section: Communication and Media Psychology
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Tobias Rothmund

01 / 2018 – 10 / 2019
Research Assistant
GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences, Mannheim
Section: Survey Design and Methodology
Supervisors: Dr. Clemens Lechner, Dr. Désirée Nießen

08 / 2018 – 12 / 2018
Research Assistant
Mannheim Centre for European Social Research (MZES)
Section: The European Political Systems and their Integration
Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Rüdiger Schmitt-Beck, Dr. Christiane Grill

07 / 2017 – 12 / 2017
Research Intern
GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences, Mannheim
Section: Survey Design and Methodology
Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Daniel Danner, Dr. Désirée Nießen

03 / 2017 – 08 / 2017
Research Assistant
Federal Institute for Population Research, Wiesbaden
Section: Migration and Mobility
Supervisor: PD Dr. Heiko Rüger

09 / 2015 – 10 / 2019
M.Sc. Psychology, University of Mannheim
Master Thesis: A Comparison of Measurement Approaches of Politically Motivated Selective Exposure in Political Everyday Conversations

09 / 2016 –  01 / 2017
Semester abroad, Queen's University Belfast

09 / 2017 – 01 / 2019
M.A. Political Science, University of Mannheim

10 / 2011 – 09 / 2015
B.Sc. Psychology, University of Koblenz-Landau

09 / 2014 –  01 / 2015
Semester abroad, Autonomus University of Madrid

Azevedo, F., Pavlović, T., Rêgo, G. G., Ay, F. C.; Gjoneska, B.; Etienne, T.; ... Farkhari, F.; … Sampaio, W. M. (2023). Social and Moral Psychology of COVID-19 Across 69 Countries. Scientific Data, 10, Article 272.

Farkhari, F., Schlipphak, B., & Back, M. D. (2022). Individual-level predictors of conspiracy mentality in Germany and Poland. Politics & Governance, 10(4), 203-215.

Pavlović, T.; Azevedo, F.; De, K., Riaño-Moreno; J. C., Maglić, M.; Gkinopoulos, T.; ... Farkhari, F.; ... Keudel, O. (2022). Predicting attitudinal and behavioral responses to COVID-19 pandemic using machine learning. PNAS Nexus, 1(3), Article pgac093.

Rothmund, T., Farkhari, F., Ziemer, C. T., & Azevedo, F. (2022). Psychological underpinnings of pandemic denial-patterns of disagreement with scientific experts in the German public during the COVID-19 pandemic. Public Understanding of Science, 31(4), 437-457.

Van Bavel, J. J.; Cichocka, A.; Capraro, V.; Sjåstad, H.; Nezlek, J. B.; Pavlović, T.; ... Farkhari, F.; … Boggio, P. S. (2022). National identity predicts public health support during a global pandemic. Nature Communications, 13, Article 15. 27668-9

Ziemer, C., Farkhari, F., & Rothmund, T. (2021). Was zeichnet Pandemieleugner*innen aus? – Eine Analyse politischer Einstellungen, kognitiver Stile und Mediennutzung [What characterizes pandemic deniers? – An Analysis of Political Attitudes, Cognitive Styles, and Media Use]. In Institut für Demokratie und Zivilgesellschaft (Ed.), Wissen schafft Demokratie. Schwerpunkt Demokratiegefährdungen in der Coronakrise (Vol. 2, pp. 28-41). https://www.idz-

Funding and Awards

DAAD conference scholarship for the 8th Biennial Conference of the Association for Research in Personality, Evanston (USA) and the Annual Meeting of the International Society of Political Psychology, Montréal (Canada)

Nomination for the “Teaching in a Time of Pandemic Award” by the Student Representatives of Communication Science, FSU Jena

Winner of the Three Minute Thesis Competition, FSU Jena

01/2013 – 07/2018
Scholarship of the Friedrich Ebert Foundation

Teaching & Supervision

Undergraduate courses in Personality and Ability Assessment (2023; 2022), Goal-Oriented Diagnostic Interviewing (2023; 2022; 2021), Aspects of Integral Counselling (2023; 2022), Causes and Forms of Deviant Behavior (2023), Intergroup Communication (2021; 2022), and Differential Communication Psychology (2021; 2022) at the following institutions: University of Münster, FH Münster University of Applied Sciences, University of Applied Sciences for Police and Public Administration in North Rhine-Westphalia, and Friedrich Schiller University Jena

Academic Memberships

German Psychological Association (DGPs; Section Differential Psychology and Psychological Assessment; Section Social Psychology); International Society of Political Psychology (ISPP); Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP)