Prof. Dr. Carmen Binnewies
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Prof. Dr. Carmen Binnewies
Head of Work Unit
Institute of Psychology
Work Psychology
Room 18c
Tel: +49 251 83-34266
Fax: +49 251 83-34201
  • Research Areas

    • Coping with work-related stress, recovery from work-related stress and work-life balance (Occupational Health Psychology)
    • Creativity, innovation and proactive behavior at work
    • Emotional labor in service workers and emotion regulation at work
    • Examining intraindividual processes with diary and longitudinal research designs
  • CV


    Dissertation, University of Konstanz
    Student of Psychology, Technical University of Braunschweig


    Professor of Work Psychology, Work Psychology Unit, Institute of Psychology,Westfälische Wilhelms-University of Münster
    Junior Professor of Occupational Health Psychology, Work and Organizational Psychology Unit, Institute of Psychology, Johannes Gutenberg-University of Mainz
    Reseach Associate, Work and Organizational Psychology Unit, Institute of Psychology, Johannes Gutenberg-University of Mainz
    Research Associate, Work and Organizational Psychology Unit, Department of Psychology, University of Konstanz


    Dissertation award of the Work and Organizational Psychology Division of the German Society of Psychology (1st prize) - Work and Organizational Psychology Division of the German Society of Psychology (DGPS)
    Südwestmetall-Award - Südwestmetall
  • Teaching





  • Projects

    • Führungskarrieren fördern ()
      Third-party funding : Stadtwerke Münster GmbH
    • EVIS - Project group: Evidence-based action in schools' multilevel system - Causes, processes and outcomes - Project B ( - )
      Third-party funding : Federal Ministry of Education and Research | Project Number: 01JG1303B
  • Publications


    Articles in Journals
    • Groening Christopher, Binnewies Carmen. (). “Achievement unlocked!” - The impact of digital achievements as a gamification element on motivation and performance. Computers in Human Behavior, 97, 151-166. doi: 10.1016/j.chb.2019.02.026.
    • Ott, Anna R. Haun Verena C., Binnewies, C. (). Negative work reflection, personal resources, and work engagement: The moderating role of perceived organizational support. European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, 2019(28), 110-123. doi: 10.1080/1359432X.2018.1550076.
    • Binnewies Carmen. (). Die Rolle von Führungskräften für die Work-Life-Balance ihrer Mitarbeiter. Personal Quarterly, 70, 32-37.
    • Brosch, Eva-Kristina, Binnewies, Carmen. (). Work demands and resources in the work-life interface mediated by positive affective states: A daily diary study. Management Revue, 29(1), 55-78. doi: 10.5771/0935-9915-2018-1-55.
    • Hildenbrand Kristin, Sacramento Claudia, Binnewies Carmen. (). Transformational leadership and burnout: The role of thriving and followers’ openness to experience. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 23(1), 31-43. doi: 10.1037/ocp0000051.
    • van Dreden Carina, Binnewies Carmen. (). Choose your lunch companion wisely: The relationships between lunch break companionship, psychological detachment, and daily vigour. European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, 26, 356-372. doi: 10.1037/t03569-000.
    • Koch Anna R., Binnewies, Carmen. (). Setting a good example. Supervisors as work-life friendly role-models within the context of boundary management. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 20(1), 82-92. doi:
    • Koch Anna R., Binnewies Carmen, Dormann Christian. (). Motivating innovation in schools. School principals’ work engagement as a motivator for schools’ innovation. European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, 24(4), 505-517. doi:
    • Hahn, Verena C., Binnewies, Carmen, Dormann, Christian. (). The role of partners and children for employees' daily recovery. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 85(1), 39-48. doi: 10.1016/j.jvb.2014.03.005.
    • Van Gelderen Benjamin R., Bakker Arnold B., Konijn Elly A., Binnewies Carmen. (). Daily deliberative dissonance acting among police officers. Journal of Managerial Psychology, 29(6), 884-900.
    • Koch Anna Rosa, Binnewies Carmen, Dormann Christian. (). Fostering teachers' trust in scientific evidence. Journal of International Scientific Publication: Educational Alternatives, 11(1), 26-38.
    • Sonnentag Sabine, Binnewies Carmen. (). Daily affect spillover from work to home: Detachment from work and sleep as moderators. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 83(2), 198–208. doi: 10.1016/j.jvb.2013.03.008.
    • van Ackeren Isabell, Binnewies Carmen, Clausen Marten, Demski, Denise, Dormann Christian, Koch Anna Rosa, Laier Bastian, Preisendörfer Peter, Preuße Daja, Rosenbusch Christoph, Schmidt Uwe, Stump Martin, Zlatkin-Troitschanskaia Olga. (). Welche Wissensbestände nutzen Schulen im Kontext von Schulentwicklung? Theoretische Konzepte und erste Befunde des EviS-Verbundprojektes im Überblick. Die Deutsche Schule, 12, 51-73.
    • van Ackeren Isabell, Zlatkin-Troitschanskaia Olga, Binnewies Carmen, Clausen Marten, Dormann Christian, Preisendörfer Peter, Rosenbusch Christoph, Schmidt Uwe. (). Evidenzbasierte Schulentwicklung. Ein Forschungsüberblick aus interdisziplinärer Perspektive. Die Deutsche Schule, 2013(12. Beiheft), 170-184.
    • Binnewies Carmen, Gromer Marco. (). Creativity and innovation at work: the role of work characteristics and personal initiative. Psicothema, 24(1), 100-5.
    • Hahn Verena C., Binnewies Carmen, Haun Sascha. (). The role of partners for employees' recovery during the weekend. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 80(2), 288–298. doi: 10.1016/j.jvb.2011.12.004.
    • Hahn Verena C., Frese Michael, Binnewies Carmen, Schmitt Antje. (). Happy and proactive? The role of hedonic and eudaimonic well-being in business owners’ personal initiative. Entrepreneurship: Theory & Practice, 36(1), 97-114. doi: 10.1111/j.1540-6520.2011.00490.x.
    • Ilies Remus, De Pater Irene E., Lim Sandy, Binnewies Carmen. (). Attributed causes for work-family conflict: Emotional and behavioral outcomes. Organizational Psychology Review, 2(4), 293–310. doi: 10.1177/2041386612452288.
    • Volmer Judith, Binnewies Carmen, Sonnentag Sabine, Niessen Cornelia. (). Do social conflicts with customers at work encroach upon our private lives? A diary study. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 17(3), 304-315. doi: 10.1037/a0028454.
    • Binnewies Carmen, Wörnlein Sarah C. (). What makes a creative day? A diary study on the interplay between affect, job stressors, and job control. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 32(4), 589-607. doi: 10.1002/job.731.
    • Hahn Verena C., Binnewies Carmen, Sonnentag Sabine, Mojza Eva J. (). Learning how to recover from job stress: Effects of a recovery training program on recovery experiences, recovery-related self-efficacy and well-being. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 16(2), 202-216. doi: 10.1037/a0022169.
    • Binnewies Carmen, Sonnentag Sabine, Mojza Eva J. (). Recovery during the weekend and fluctuations in weekly job performance: A week-level study examining intra-individual relationships. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 83(2), 419-441. doi: 10.1348/096317909X418049.
    • Mojza Eva J., Lorenz Christian, Sonnentag Sabine, Binnewies Carmen. (). Daily recovery experiences: the role of volunteer work during leisure time. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 15(1), 60-74. doi: 10.1037/a0017983.
    • Niessen Cornelia, Binnewies Carmen, Rank Johannes. (). Disengagement in work-role transitions. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 83(3), 695-715. doi: 10.1348/096317909X470717.
    • Sonnentag Sabine, Binnewies Carmen, Mojza Eva J. (). Staying well and engaged when demands are high: the role of psychological detachment. Journal of Applied Psychology, 95(5), 965-76. doi: 10.1037/a0020032.
    • Binnewies Carmen, Sonnentag Sabine, Mojza Eva J. (). Feeling recovered and thinking about the good sides of one's work. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 14(3), 243-56. doi: 10.1037/a0014933.
    • Binnewies Carmen, Sonnentag Sabine, Mojza Eva J. (). Daily performance at work: Feeling recovered in the morning as a predictor of day-level job performance. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 30(1), 67–93. doi: 10.1002/job.541.
    • Binnewies Carmen, Ohly Sandra, Niessen Cornelia. (). Age and creativity at work: The interplay between job resources, age and idea creativity. Journal of Managerial Psychology, 23(4), 438-457. doi: 10.1108/02683940810869042.
    • Sonnentag Sabine, Binnewies Carmen, Mojza Eva J. (). "Did you have a nice evening?" A day-level study on recovery experiences, sleep, and affect. Journal of Applied Psychology, 93(3), 674-84. doi: 10.1037/0021-9010.93.3.674.
    • Sonnentag Sabine, Mojza Eva J., Binnewies Carmen, Scholl Annika. (). Being engaged at work and detached at home: A week-level study on work engagement, psychological detachment, and affect. Work and Stress, 22(3), 257-276.
    • Binnewies Carmen, Ohly Sandra, Sonnentag Sabine. (). Taking personal initiative and communicating about ideas: What is important for the creative process and for idea creativity? European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, 16(4), 432-455. doi: 10.1080/13594320701514728.
    Articles in Edited Books
    • Zlatkin-Troitschanskaia Olga, Zimmer Lena M., Mater Olga, Laier, Bastian, Koch Anna Rosa, Binnewies Carmen, Dormann Christian, van Ackeren, Isabell, Clausen Marten, Preisendörfer Peter, Schmidt Uwe, Demski Denise Preuße Daja & Stump Martin. (). Schulische und individuelle Einflussfaktoren auf das evidenzbasierte Handeln von Lehrkräften und Schulleitungen – eine mehrebenenanalytische Studie. In Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (Hrsg.), Steuerung im Bildungssystem : Implementation und Wirkung neuer Steuerungsinstrumente im Schulwesen. (S. 8 - 38). Berlin.
    • Binnewies Carmen, Sonnentag Sabine. (). The application of diary methods to examine workers' daily recovery during off-job time. In Bakker Arnold B., Daniels Kevin (Eds.), A Day in the Life of a Happy Worker (p. 72-84). East Sussex: Psychology Press.
    • Koch Anna Rosa, Hahn Verena C., Binnewies Carmen. (). Recovery from work stress as an opportunity to foster well-being and performance. In Burke J.R., Fox S., Cooper C.L. (Eds.), Human Frailties: Wrong Choices on the Drive to Success (p. 227-241). Farnham: Gower Publishing Limited.
    • Sonnentag Sabine, Binnewies Carmen, Ohly Sandra. (). Event-sampling methods in occupational health psychology. In Sinclair R.R, Wang M, Tetrick L.E (Eds.), Research Methods in Occupational Health Psychology (p. 208-228). New York: Routledge.
    • Binnewies Carmen, Fetzer Bettina. (). Affective states and affect regulation as antecedents of dynamic work engagement. In Albrecht Simon (Ed.), Handbook of Employee Engagement (p. 245-252). Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing.
    • Binnewies Carmen, Sonnentag Sabine. (). Recovery after work. Unwinding from daily job stress. In Burke R. & Cooper C.L. (Eds.), The Long Work Hours Culture - Causes, Consequences and Choices (p. 275-293). Bingley, UK: Emerald.
    • Binnewies Carmen, Sonnentag Sabine. (). Arbeitsbedingungen, Gesundheit und Arbeitsleistung. In Leidig S., Limbacher K., Zielke M. (Hrsg.), Arbeitsbedingungen und psychische Stressreaktionen: Betriebliche und Klinische Schnittstellen (S. 39-58). Lengerich: Pabst.
    Articles in Newspapers or non-scientific Media
    • Binnewies Carmen, Dormann Christian. (). Emotionen und Coaching. Coaching Magazin, 2010(2), 46-50.
    • Binnewies Carmen, Hahn Verena C. (). Arbeiten und ausruhen: Leistungsfähig durch Erholung in der Freizeit. Wirtschaftspsychologie aktuell, 17(2), 58-60.

    Edited Books

    • Binnewies Carmen (Ed.). (). Work-Life Balance (Special Issue of Journal of Psychology, 224 (1)).: Hogrefe.