New junior research group leader at the MZES: Dr. Jochen Gebauer

Since October 2014 Dr. Jochen Gebauer is Head of an Emmy Noether Junior Research group at the MZES. The junior research group develops and tests a new theory on the interplay between the self-concept and societal norms ─ namely, the "Sociocultural Motives Perspective on Self & Personality."

Jochen Gebauer received his PhD from the School of Psychology at Cardiff University in 2009 (title of the thesis: "The Relationship between Self-Esteem and Psychological Health"). After that, he was a PostDoc at the Centre for Research on Self and Identity at the University of Southampton and a lecturer at the Department of Psychology at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Dr. Gebauer completed his habilitation at the Humboldt-Universität in 2014 (title of the thesis: "On a Unifying Duality in Personality and Social Psychology: Agency and Communion"). His main research interest concerns the self-concept and specifically the two global content dimensions of the self-concept (Agency and Communion) as well as the valence of the self-concept (self-esteem).

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