What I Study
Political Psychology is the common thread running through my research projects, that is: I investigate political phenomena by using the psychologists‘ toolbox.
How I study it
Working with experimental and observational survey data, I value methodological rigoUr. I put emphasis on conceptual clarity and place importance on proper theorizing of individual-level processes. I am Open Science advocate (see MZES Open Social Science Conference 2019: Practicing New Standards in Transparency and Reproducibility). I believe that research practices must be transparent and reproducible (see Syntaxes and Data).
What I Do
I work for MZES (Mannheim Centre for European Social Research) and Gesis (Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences) in Mannheim. I am associated with the Chair for Political Psychology (Harald Schoen), one of the Principal Investigators for the German Longitudinal Election Study (GLES). In the run-up to the 2017 federal elections, I was responsible for programming and implementing the GLES online panel surveys. As of now, as Local GLES Coordinator, we in the process of handing over the German Election Study to GESIS, where it will have its new permanent institutional home.