Wolfgang Prinz#

Wolfgang Prinz
Membership Number:1716
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:GERMANY

Present and Previous Positions

  • since 2010: Director emeritus at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig, Germany
  • since 2005: Honorary Professor for Psychology at the University of Leipzig, Germany
  • since 2004: Director at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig, Germany
  • 1997 - 2000: Head of the Humanities Section of the Max Planck Society
  • 1990 - 2004: Director at the Max Planck Institute for Psychological Research Munich, Germany
  • 1990 - 1998: Professor of Psychology and Philosophy (Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany)
  • 1982 - 1989: Research Director at the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research (University of Bielefeld, Germany)
  • 1976 - 1977: Dean of the Faculty of Pedagogy, Philosophy, and Psychology (University of Bielefeld, Germany)
  • 1975 - 1990: Professor of Experimental Psychology (University of Bielefeld, Germany)
  • 1974 - 1975: Interim Professor of Psychology of Learning (University of Essen, Germany)
  • 1970 - 1974: Senior Researcher at the Department of Psychology (Ruhr University Bochum, Germany)
  • 1970: Ph.D. at the School of Philosophy, Pedagogy, and Psychology (Ruhr University Bochum, Germany)

Fields of Scholarship
  • Experimental psychology of perception
  • Experimental psychology of action
  • Experimental psychology of attention
  • Experimental psychology of consciousness

Honours and Awards
  • 1993 Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Award of the German Research Foundation (DFG)
  • 2011 Oswald-Külpe Prize of the University of Würzburg
  • 2013 Fellow of the British Academy
  • Memberships:
    • Member of the Academia Europaea
    • German Academy of Natural Scientist Leopoldina, Halle (Saale), Germany
    • Scientific Advisory Board of the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research (ZiF), University of Bielefeld, Germany
    • Advisory Board of the Dean, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Jacobs University Bremen, Germany
    • Honorary Member of the European Society of Psychology (ESCoP)
    • Psychonomic Society
    • German Society of Psychology (DGPs)

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