Rainer K. Silbereisen#

Rainer K. Silbereisen
Membership Number:1114
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:GERMANY

Present and Previous Positions
  • 2013 Research Professor of Developmental Psychology, Friedrich Schiller University, Jena
  • 2002 Director, Center for Applied Developmental Science, Friedrich Schiller University, Jena, Germany
  • 1995 - 2012 Adjunct Professor of Human Development, Pennsylvania State University, USA
  • 1994 - 2012 Full Professor and Chair of Developmental Psychology, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany
  • 1992 - 1994 Full Professor of Human Development and Family Studies, Pennsylvania State University, USA
  • 1986 - 1992 Full Professor of Developmental Psychology, Justus Liebig University Giessen, Germany
  • 1977 - 1986 Professor of Educational Psychology, University of Technology Berlin, Germany
  • 1975 - 1977 Postdoctoral Fellow, University of the Saarland Saarbruecken, Germany
  • 1975 Ph.D. (Dr. phil.) Psychology, University of Technology Berlin, Germany

Fields of Scholarship
  • Role of social change for human adaptation and development
  • Biological, psychological, and socio-cultural determinants of human development across the life span, including adjustment and maladjustment
  • Application of psychological research for social policies and programming
  • Cross-cultural comparisons, migration and acculturation
  • Entrepreneurship

Honours and Awards
  • Member European Academy of Science (Academia Europaea), London
  • Member Erfurt Academy of Sciences (Akademie gemeinnuetziger Wissenschaften zu Erfurt)
  • Fellow Award American Psychological Association (APA, Division 7, Developmental Psychology)
  • Fellow Association for Psychological Science (APS)
  • Franz-Emanuel-Weinert Award of the German Psychological Society (DGPs), for excellent research of societal relevance
  • International Society for the Study of Behavioral Development (ISSBD) 2012 Distinguished Scientific Award for the Applications of Behavioral Development Theory and Research
  • 2014 European Association for Research on Adolescence (EARA) Lifetime Award

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