Prof. Dr. Stephan Dutke
Prof. Dr. Stephan Dutke
Chair of the Research Group
Psychology of Learning in Education and Instruction
Room P/20
T: + 49 (0) 251 83-343 01
F: + 49 (0) 251 83-343 03
Consultation hours: Fr 11 - 12
  • Curriculum Vitae


    • 1978 - Abitur (German university entrance qualification)
    • 1984 - Diploma in psychology (Dipl.-Psychologe), Freie Universität Berlin
    • 1987 - Dr. phil., Freie Universität Berlin
    • 1996 - Habilitation (postdoctoral lecturer qualification), Freie Universität Berlin


    • 1984-1987 - PhD scholarship, Siemens AG, Erlangen, Germany

    Visiting Positions

    • 1993-1995 - Visiting lecturer, Institute for Psychology, University of Potsdam
    • 1995 - Visiting scientist, Science Centre North Rhine-Westfalia (Institute for Work and Technology)

    Previous Positions

    • 1987-1990 - Research associate, research project Psychological Evaluation of Dialogue Structures in Human-Computer Interaction (Siemens AG, Erlangen and Freie Universität Berlin)
    • 1990-1994 - Research associate, Institute for Psychology, Freie Universität Berlin (General and Biological Psychology, Prof. Dr. W. Schönpflug)
    • 1995-1999 - Assistant professor, Institute for Developmental Psychology, Social Psychology and Methods of Psychology, Freie Universität Berlin (Psychology of Individual Differences, Prof. Dr. H. Westmeyer)
    • 1999-2006 - Full professor (psychology), University of Kaiserslautern, Department of Social Sciences

    Current Position

    • since 2006 - Full professor (psychology of learning and cognition), University of Münster, Institute for Psychology in Education

    Academic Services (Selection)

    • 2018-2022 - Member of the Teaching Council of the Rectorate of the University of Münster
    • 2018-2022 - Member of the Council of the Centre for Teacher-Education of the University of Münster
    • 2016-2018 - Dean of the Faculty of Psychology and Sport Science of the University of Münster
    • since 2015 - Member of the DGPs working group “Psychology in Teacher Education“
    • 2013-2024 - Chair of the National Awarding Committee for the European Certificate in Psychology, EuroPsy (Federation of German Psychologists’ Associations)
    • 2012-2017 - Convenor of the Board of Educational Affairs (European Federation of Psychologists’ Associations, EFPA)
    • since 2012 - Member of the Board of Educational Affairs (European Federation of Psychologists’ Associations, EFPA)
    • 2011-2024 - Member of the National Awarding Committee for the European Certificate in Psychology, EuroPsy (Federation of German Psychologists’ Associations)
    • 2005-2006 - Head of the Centre for Teacher Education (University of Kaiserslautern)
    • 2005-2006 - Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences (University of Kaiserslautern)
    • 2005-2006 - Senator of the University of Kaiserslautern
    • 2005-2006 - Scientific Consultant of the Institute for Experimental Software Engineering (Fraunhofer Gesellschaft)

    Membership of Scientific Associations

    • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Psychologie (DGPs)
    • Berufsverband Deutscher Psychologinnen und Psychologen (BDP)
    • European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI)
    • European Society for Cognitive Psychology (ESCOP)
    • Deutscher Hochschulverband (DHV)
    • Gesellschaft für Informatik (GI)



  • Teaching Experience

    • General and educational psychology (learning, memory, thinking, instruction, motivation)
    • Personality (individual differences, trait theories)
    • Developmental psychology (introductions, research methods)
    • Work and organizational psychology (introductions)


  • Research

    Research Interests

    • Text comprehension
    • Working memory
    • Physical activity and cognitive functioning
    • Human-computer-interaction
    • Processing of temporal information
    • Teacher education
    • Teaching of psychology
  • Publications



  • Editorial and Reviewer Activities

    Advisory Board

    • Book Series „Psychologie in Bildung und Erziehung – vom Wissen zum Handeln“ (Psychology in Education - from Knowledge to Action)

    Editorial Board

    • Educational Research Review (since 2020)
    • Pedagogika (since 2015)
    • Psychology Learning & Teaching (since 2013)
    • Educational Research Review (2006-2010)

    Guest Editor

    • Zeitschrift für Experimentelle Psychologie
    • Psychology Learning and Teaching

    Reviews for ...

    • Anxiety, Stress and Coping
    • Applied Cognitive Psychology
    • Applied Psychology: An International Review
    • Arbeit
    • Behavior and Information Technology
    • Behavior Research Methods
    • Cognitive Science Quarterly
    • Computers and Education
    • Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Foundation)
    • Diagnostica
    • Educational Research Review
    • Erlbaum Ass.
    • European Journal of Cognitive Psychology
    • European Journal of Psychology of Education
    • Federal Office for Sports, Switzerland (Bundesamt für Sport, BASPO)
    • Interacting with Computers - The Interdisciplinary Journal of Human-Computer-Interaction
    • International Journal of Disability, Development and Education
    • Israel Science Foundation
    • Journal of Cognitive Education and Psychology
    • Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology
    • Journal of Research in Reading
    • Journal of Sports & Exercise Psychology
    • Kognitionswissenschaft
    • Learning and Instruction
    • Memory and Cognition
    • Metacognition and Learning
    • Österreichische Nationalbank (Anniversary Fund oft he Austrian National Bank)
    • Perceptual and Motor Skills
    • Psychological Reports
    • Psychologische Rundschau
    • Psychology Learning and Teaching Journal
    • Psychonomic Bulletin and Review
    • Schweizerische Zeitschrift für Bildungswissenschaften
    • Scientific Studies of Reading
    • Spatial Cognition and Computation
    • Unterrichtswissenschaft
    • Zeitschrift für Arbeits- und Organisationspsychologie
    • Zeitschrift für Experimentelle Psychologie
    • Zeitschrift für Pädagogische Psychologie
    • Zeitschrift für Psychologie
  • Other Activities

    (Co-)Organization of Conferences

    • 14th Conference on Teaching Psychology and Evaluation, 2022 in Münster (14. Fachtagung Psychologiedidaktik und Evaluation)
    • European Psychology Learning and Teaching Conference, 2017 in Salzburg (with J. Zumbach, C. Neuner, I. Deibl. V. Geiger, Paris-Lodron-University Salzburg; Birgit Spinath, Heidelberg University; J. Taylor, Bournemouth University)
    • Conference oft he Special Interest Groups Developmental Psychology and Educational Psychology , 2017 in Münster (with R. Bromme, M. Holodynski, R. Jucks, J. Kärtner, E. Souvignier, University of Münster; S Pieschl, University of Newcastle; M. Stadtler, University of Bochum)
    • 9th Conference on Teaching Psychology and Evaluation, 2012 in Münster (9. Fachtagung Psychologiedidaktik und Evaluation)
    • 4th Biennial Meeting of the EARLI Special Interest Group 16, Metacognition, 2010 in Münster (with S. Pieschl, R. Bromme, M. Holodynski, E. Souvignier, University of Münster; J. Wirth, University of Bochum)
    • International Conference on Processes of Generative Mental Representation and Psychological Adaptation: The Role of Limited Cognitive Resources, 1997 in Berlin (with U. v. Hecker, University of Cardiff; R. Kliegl, Universi¬ty of Potsdam; G. Sedek, Warsaw School of Advanced Social Psychology; M. L. Hummert, University of Kansas)
    • 12th Workshop on Human-Computer-Interaction 1992 in Berlin (12. Arbeitstagung Mensch-Maschine-Kommunikation)

    Grant Review Committees

    • German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG)
    • Israel Science Foundation (ISF)
    • German Academic Exchange Service (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst, DAAD)
    • German National Academic Foundation (Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes)
    • Federal Office for Sports, Switzerland (Bundesamt für Sport, BASPO)
    • Austrian National Bank (Österreichische Nationalbank Jubiläumsfond)

    Study Program Accreditation

    Reviewer for the German accreditation agency AQAS (Agentur für Qualitätssicherung durch Akkreditierung von Studiengängen)