Ph.D., Social Psychology, University of Michigan, August 2001 Thesis: "Motivated racial cognition: Power and implicit goals to affirm or attenuate social hierarchy" Advisor: Prof. Eugene Burnstein

Participated in Culture and Cognition Program, Departments of Anthropology and Psychology, University of Michigan

M.A., Social Psychology, University of Michigan, 1997 Thesis: "Perceptual distortion in the Gulf crisis: The impact of social identities and roles" Advisors: Prof. David Winter, Prof. Eugene Burnstein

Exchange student, Research Center for Group Dynamics Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan; funded by the German Academic Exchange Service, 1994-1996

Diplom-Psychologe, University of Mannheim, 1994 (minor in philosophy of science) Thesis: "Differential effects of emotional moods on the comprehension of metaphors" Advisor: Prof. Klaus Fiedler

Additional Training

Statistics and Methodology

  • 2002 Advanced Training Institute in Social Psychology: Using the Internet to conduct Experiments (4 days). California State University Fullerton, sponsored by the National Science Foundation.
  • 2000 Methods in Cultural Psychology (1 week). Research Center for Group Dynamics, University of Michigan.
  • 1999 Hierarchical Linear Modeling, (4 weeks). Survey Research Center, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan
  • 1999 Generalized Linear Models, brief course (3 days), Center for Statistical Consulting and Research, University of Michigan
  • 1998 Meta-Analysis, brief course (1 week), ICPSR Summer Program, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan
  • 1993 Structural Equation Modeling with PRELIS 2 and LISREL, brief course (2 days). Center for Surveys, Methods, and Analyses, Mannheim.
  • 1992 Essex Summer School in Social Sciences Data Analysis and Collection, University of Essex, England (4 weeks). Training in regression theory, causal modeling, mathematics for social scientists, and artificial intelligence.
  • 1991-92 Internship at BASF AG, Ludwigshafen (a large chemical company), Computer Technology Division. Assistance with the development of an innovative software interface.
  • 1990-1991 Internship with Dr. Joachim Grabowski, Department of Psychology, University of Mannheim, "Flexibility of cognitive concepts in solving verbal puzzles."

Social Psychology/Social Sciences

  • 1994 Summer school of the European Association of Experimental Social Psychology, Serock, Poland (2 weeks). Seminar on "Stereotyping and categorization."
  • 1993 Summer Institute for Political Psychology, Ohio State University (4 weeks). Extensive training in the field of political psychology.









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