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Prof. a. D. Dr. Wolfgang Bilsky

Senior Professor - Cross-Cultural Research

Institute of Psychology
Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
Fliednerstrasse 21
48149 Münster
E-Mail: bilsky@uni-muenster.de

  • Curriculum Vitae

    Academic Education

    1966-1971 TU Braunschweig, Germany: Psychology
    1972-1976 PHN Braunschweig (Teacher Training College): Education


    1971 Dipl.-Psych.: TU Braunschweig
    1976 Teaching Qualification: PHN Braunschweig
    1979 Dr.rer.nat. (Psychology): TU Braunschweig
    1987 Habilitation, Dr. habil. (Psychology): University of Freiburg , Germany

    Present / Past Academic Associations

    • Senior Professor, University of Münster (WWU), Germany, 08/2012 - today
    • Professor of Differential Psychology and Personality Psychology, WWU Münster, 10/1993 - 07/2012
    • Senior Researcher and Project Manager, Criminological Research Institute of Lower Saxony (KFN), Hannover, Germany, 05/1987 - 10/1993; Lecturer (PD) in Psychology, University of Freiburg
    • Research Assistant/Assistant Professor; Personality and Differential Psychology, Research Methods; University of Freiburg, 10/1979 - 05/1987
    • Assistant Lecturer, Psychology, PHN Braunschweig, 09/1971 10/1979

    Administrative and Counselling Experience

    • Dean of the Faculty (FB 07), WWU Münster, 10/1999 - 10/2001
    • Executive Director, Psychological Institute IV, FB 07, WWU Münster, 04/1994 - 03/1995; 04/1998 - 09/1999; 10/2002 - 09/2003; 10/2007 - 03/2008
    • Chairman, Interdisciplinary Graduate School at the WWU Münster “Conflicts in the context of social and cultural diversity”, 10/1995 - 09/1998
    • Chairman, Psychology and Law Division of the German Psychological Association (DGPs), 09/1999 - 09/2003
    • Committee Member, Psychology and Law Division of the German Psychological Association (DGPs), 09/1997 - 09/1999

    Additional Teaching Experience

    • FernUniversität Hagen, Germany, Faculty of Law (Psychology and Law; 1997-2007)
    • University of Bern, Switzerland, Department of Social Psychology (1998/99)
    • Universidade Federal da Paraíba, CCHLA - Department of Psychology, João Pessoa, Brazil (Visiting Professor, 2002)
    • Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Department of Social Psychology, Spain (Erasmus Teaching Mobility, 2010)
    • Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie, CCSA, São Paulo, Brazil (Visiting Professor, 2011)

    Editorial and Consulting Responsibilities

    • Editorial Board: The International Journal of Conflict Management (since 1997); Revista de Administração Mackenzie (since 2009); Journal of Research in Personality (since 2009)
    • Occasional Reviewer: British Journal of Social Psychology, Diagnostica, Emotion, European Journal of Personality, European Journal of Psychological Assessment, European Journal of Social Psychology, International Journal of Behavioral Development, Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, Journal of Research in Personality, Peace and Conflict, Psychology Crime and Law, Social Justice Research, Swiss Journal of Psychology, The Spanish Journal of Psychology, Zeitschrift für Experimentelle Psychologie, Zeitschrift für Sozialpsychologie / Social Psychology
    • Crime Prevention Council of North Rhine-Westphalia (appointment by the NRW Minister of the Interior): Chairman of the task force “Evaluation”, 07/2002 - 06/2005

    Research Interests
    Conflict styles and conflict management, crime prevention, crisis negotiation, cross-cultural research, facet theory, fear of crime and criminal victimization, lay theories, organizational culture, motivation, prosocial behavior, individual and social values.