Our basic research is situated at the intersection of personality and social psychology. Our primary interests are the individual’s social relations and interactions. We particularly focus on self-concept, self-esteem and emotional intelligence as individual traits. Drawing on video analyses, we examine discrepancies in self and other perception as well as individual differences in social interaction.

Our methodological and applied perspective focuses on constructing tests and questionnaires according to classical test theory and item-response-theory as well as conceptualising Assessment Centers and developing gradual procedures for staff recruitment. We are specifically concerned with problems of faking of questionnaires and the development of alternative instruments based on reaction time.