The DFG Research
Training Group “Statistical Modeling in Psychology” (SMiP) offers the following
2 scholarships (65% TV-L E13, 3 years) for its PhD program starting in October 2020:
The Universities of Freiburg, Heidelberg, Koblenz-Landau, Mannheim, and Tübingen seek to increase the percentage of female scientists. Thus, qualified women are especially encouraged to apply.
In reaction to the ongoing corona containment measures and the resulting cancellations of on-campus meetings, the SMiP PIs Arndt Bröder, Edgar Erdfelder, and Beatrice Kuhlmann (together with Meike Kroneisen) organized the One World Cognitive Psychology Seminar - a weekly online seminar in Zoom featuring a presentation by a stellar cognitive psychologist followed by discussion open to anyone around the world. The seminar time is Tuesdays 17:15 – 18:45 Central European Summer Time (CEST). Please visit this website for further information: https://www.sowi.uni-mannheim.de/en/erdfelder/research/one-world-cps/
On May, 5, Jeffrey Rouder will present a talk titled "ANOVA Lies…Sort Of", and
on May, 19, Jeffrey Starns will give his talk "Using response time (RT) data to distinguish high and low thresholds in recognition memory".
The two of them will also give remote workshops in the current spring summer semester at the Research Training Group SMiP (see our qualification program for further information).
Considering the coronavirus containment measures, the Research Training Group SMiP will offer NO ON-CAMPUS teaching events in the current semester (i.e. until September 2020). You can find the updated qualification program here.
With some regret the Research Training Group SMiP and IOPS agreed to call off the SMiP IOPS conference in Mannheim this summer in reaction to the ongoing corona containment policies of our countries.
Information concerning the coronavirus
The University of Mannheim announced that "all teaching operations with student attendance at the University of Mannheim will be suspended until the end of 19 April. No lectures, seminars, tutorials, exercise courses or other classes with attendance will be held on campus until this date." (see also https://www.uni-mannheim.de/en/about/map-and-directions/safety-on-campus/coronavirus-current-measures-and-recommendations/). For the SMiP courses during this time period, we will try to find web-based alternatives to offer a (reduced) qualification program.
Please follow the updated qualification program here.
Call for applications:
The DFG Research Training Group “Statistical Modeling in Psychology” (SMiP) offers 8 scholarships (65% TV-L E13, 3 years) for its PhD program starting in October 2020. The closing date for applications is midnight April 15th 2020.
For more information click here.
We are very much looking forward to your application!!!
Theresa Koch will join the SMiP group in March 2020. Theresa will be a member of our third cohort of PhD Candidates. Welcome!!!
More information on the SMiP IOPS Conference 2020 is available online now. Just click here.
Lesa Hoffman (University of Iowa, see her personal website for more information) just agreed to vist the RTG SMiP in June 2020! She will give a preconference workshop on June 17 and be our guest for the SMiP IOPS conference in Mannheim. We are very much looking to welcoming Lesa Hoffman!
In 2020, the RTG SMiP will again invite a new cohort of PhD Candidates to join us from October 2020 on. The call for applications will be posted by the end of February 2020 and will be open until 15 April 2020. We are very much looking forward to the getting to know the interested candidates.
The qualification program for the spring summer semester 2020 is online! Click here for more information.
Congratulations, Martin! And good luck for the defense on 26 February 2020!
The selection process for the SMiP Post Doc position came to a successful end: Martin Schnuerch will fill the position from March 2020 on. We are very much looking forward to having Martin as our new Post Doc!
The Research Training Group Statistical Modeling in Psychology wishes a merry Christmas!
We had a great year 2019 and are very much looking forward to 2020. In 2020, we will host our first international SMiP-IOPS conference at the University of Mannheim (17 - 19 June 2020) and welcome distinguished external guests like
Paul Bliese (Darla Moore School of Business, USA),
Klaus Oberauer (University of Zurich, Switzerland),
Kristopher Preacher (Vanderbilt University, USA),
Jeffrey Starns (University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA),
Our fall retreat is scheduled for 23 - 24 October 2020.
On November 29 and 30 the fall / winter retreat 2019 took place at the University of Heidelberg:
We had a great time with interesting talks and inspiring meetings.
Also, we welcomed our newest cohort within the Research Training Group SMiP who started in October 2019:
(back: Theresa Koch, visiting PhD Candidate; Marie Wieschen; Annika Stump; Marcel Schreiner; Constantin Meyer-Grant / front: Nils Petras; Maren Mayer; Ruben Laukenmann)
The RTG SMiP announces the following invitation
to the talk of
Prof. Dr. Jeffrey Miller (Department of Psychology, University of Otago, New Zealand)
on "The replication ‘crisis’ in psychology, medicine, etc.: What should be done?"
Date and Time: Monday, November 25, 2019, 15:30 - 17:00 o'clock in Schloss, Room EO 242
Interested people are cordially welcome.
The RTG SMiP announces the following invitation
to the talk of and discussion with
Prof. Dr. Carolin Strobl (University of Zurich, Department of Psychology, Psychological Methods, Evaluation and Statistics)
on the topic "Equal Opportunities and Compatibility of Private Life and Academic Career".
Date and Time: Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 10:00-13:00 o‘clock in B6, 30-32, Room B 211
Interested people - especially early-career researchers - are cordially welcome.
Please register with Annette Förster (email@example.com).
The Workshop NHST reloaded: Recent developments instructed by Rolf Ulrich and Jeff Miller on 08. and 09.11.2019 in Tübingen was a success. A lot of the senior PhD Candidates attended and enjoyed this course:
Call for applications:
The DFG Research Training Group “Statistical Modeling in Psychology” (SMiP) offers
1 Post Doc Position (100% TV-L E13)
from January 2020 (or starting as soon as possible thereafter) until March 2022. Pending on the funding of the German Research Foundation (DFG), the position can be extended for another 4.5 years until September 2026.
submit your application by 13th
November 2019 via email! For more information, click here.
The SMiP fall winter semester 2019 / 2020 started!
And during the semester, we will again welcome some highly valued external guests:
Jeffrey Miller, who will give a joint workshop together with Rolf Ulrich in Tübingen (NHST reloaded: Recent developments) and will also be our guest and give a keynote talk at our retreat on November 29 -30 in Heidelberg,
Andreas Brandmaier, who will give a workshop in Mannheim (An Introduction to Machine Learning),
Klaus Fiedler, who will give a joint workshop together with Mandy Hütter in Heidelberg (The Role of Theorizing for strong Psychological Science), and
Paul Bürkner, who will give a workshop in Mannheim (Introduction to Stan: A Probabilistic Programming Language for Bayesian Inference).
SMiP post doc Daniel Heck will start his new position as Professor of Psychological Methods at the Philipps-Universität Marburg in October 2019!
The post doc position at our Research Training Group will thus be open for applications soon.
Our Mercator Fellow Jeff Rouder will visit us from June 11 to July 12, 2019. He will offer a 1-day course on "Transparent Open Science". Moreover, he will visit the different SMiP locations and offer individual consultations for our Ph.D. candidates.
We're very much looking forward to welcoming you here, Jeff!
The Research Training Group SMiP supports the 8th ADok Workshop (https://www.uni-mannheim.de/adok2019/) at the University of Mannheim.
The A-Dok is an annual workshop/conference for doctoral students in
cognitive and experimental psychology. Each year, the A-Dok is organized
by doctoral students of a different university, bringing together
doctoral students from all over Germany (and beyond) since 2012. In a
familiar atmosphere, the participants get to know each other, discuss
their dissertation projects, and build a network for future
collaborations. In addition, the A-Dok offers insightful keynotes by
inspiring personalities from inside and outside academia.
This year's workshop is organized by doctoral students of the Department for Cognitive Psychologie and Individual Differences (Prof. Dr. Edgar Erdfelder) and the Department for Experimental Psychology (Prof. Dr. Arndt Bröder).
Application period is open for the Ph.D. Cohort 2019 (starting October 2019). We are looking forward to your applications!!
On February 15 & 16 we met for our Winter Retreat in Ludwigshafen.
Dr. Heck receives grant from the Heidelberg Academy of Sciences and Humanities.
Dr. Daniel Heck along with geoinformatic researcher Franz-Benjamin Mocnik recieved a grant of 319.720€ for their three-year-long, interdisciplinarily project called "Heterogeneity and Convergence in Shared Data Sources: The Importance of Cognitive Coherence in Collective Decision Making" from the university of Heidelberg through the WIN-college of the Heidelberg Academy of Sciences and Humanities.
IOPS welcomes all the SMiP PhDs to join courses at the program for the spring/summer term 2019 - for more information please click here: http://www.iops.nl/smip/
Please register via dr. Laurien Hansma (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The qualification program for the spring summer semester 2019 is online!
Again we will cordially welcome our Mercator Fellow Jeffrey Rouder and have invited excellent external instructors: Francis Tuerlinckx (KU Leuven), Herbert Hoijtink (Universiteit Utrecht) and Daniel Bolt (UW-Madison School of Education), who will give workshops at our Research Training Group.
SMiP will have a Joint Conference with the Interuniversity of Sociometrics and Psychometrics (IOPS) in June 2019 in Utrecht where we will strenghten our cooperation due focusing on high-quality research.
We are delighted to invite all students who are interested in
business, economics or social sciences to our Open Day on October
26, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Mannheim.
Find out more about our doctoral programs and how studying with us
can benefit you. Visit the graduate school and its team, meet our
professors and current doctoral students.
For more information and registration please click here
We cordially welcome the second cohort of Ph.D. Candidates at our Research Training Group SMiP
(unfortunately two are missing on this picture).
Sabine Sonnentag recieves DGP prize as a tribute to her lifetime archievement.
Die Deutsche Gesellschaft für Psychologie (DGPs) würdigt Professorin Sabine Sonnentag von der Universität Mannheim für ihre vielfältigen Verdienste in der arbeits- und organisationspsychologischen Forschung. „Mit Sabine Sonnentag ehren wir in diesem Jahr eine der international einflussreichsten Arbeits- und Organisationspsychologinnen“, erklärt Conny Herbert Antoni, Präsident der DGPs. „Mit ihrem umfassenden Forschungsprogramm hat Sabine Sonnentag eine völlig neue ganzheitliche Perspektive auf die Schnittstelle zwischen Arbeit und Nicht-Arbeit eröffnet.“ Die Ehrung erfolgte am Montag, dem 17. September 2018 im Rahmen des 51. Kongresses der DGPs in Frankfurt am Main.
Benjamin Hilbig recieves Charlotte- und Karl-Bühler-Preis of the DGP.
Für sein international hoch beachtetes, integratives Forschungsprogramm wird der Landauer Psychologieprofessor Benjamin E. Hilbig von der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Psychologie mit dem Charlotte- und Karl-Bühler Preis gewürdigt. „Mit Benjamin Hilbig ehren wir einen exzellenten Wissenschaftler, dessen großer Verdienst darin besteht, in seiner Forschung immer wieder eine Brücke zwischen den Teildisziplinen der Psychologie zu schlagen“ sagt Conny Herbert Antoni, Präsident der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Psychologie. Die Preisverleihung fand am Montag, dem 17. September 2018 im Rahmen des Psycho-Slams auf dem 51. Kongress der DGPs in Frankfurt am Main statt.
Daniel Heck recieves Heinz-Heckhausen-Preis of the DGP.
Für seine Verdienste um die Anwendung und Weiterentwicklung der multinomialen Verarbeitungsbaummodelle zur Messung kognitiver Prozesse zeichnet die Deutsche Gesellschaft für Psychologie (DGPs) Daniel Heck von der Universität Mannheim mit dem Heinz-Heckhausen-Preis für Jungwissenschaftlerinnen und Jungwissenschaftler aus. „Die wissenschaftliche Exzellenz der Arbeiten von Daniel Heck, seine rigorose Anwendung und umfangreiche Weiterentwicklung methodischer Standards ist beeindruckend“, erklärt DGPs-Präsident Conny Herbert Antoni. „Seine Arbeiten ermöglichen es vielen empirisch arbeitenden Kolleginnen und Kollegen bereits jetzt, Daten auf einem hohen methodischen Niveau auszuwerten und Modellierungen vorzunehmen.“ Die Preisverleihung fand am Montag, dem 17. September 2018 im Rahmen 51. Kongresses der DGPs in Frankfurt am Main statt.
Dr. Lale Khorramdel,
from the Educational Testing Service Princeton, will give a lecture at the research colloquium at the Chair for Research Methods and Psychological Assessment (Prof. Dr. Thorsten Meiser)
on September 21, 2018
at 1.45 - 3.15 pm
in Schloss EO 242, University of Mannheim.
The lecture will be held in cooperation with the DFG-funded doctoral program "Statistical Modeling in Psychology" (SMiP).
Title: Increasing the comparability and validity of non-cognitive constructs in international large-scale assessments:
Accounting for response styles"
The Summer Retreat 2018 took place on September 7th / 8th. Nearly all members of the Research Training Group SMiP attended the meeting. As external guest we welcomed our Mercator Fellow Jeffrey Rouder (University of California, Irvine)
We are excited to cooperate with the Interuniversity Graduate School of Psychometrics and Sociometrics (IOPS). IOPS is an institute for the advanced dissertation training in psychometrics and sociometrics; it also coordinates the high-quality research in this area.
Participating universities are:
•University of Amsterdam (UvA)
•University of Groningen
Participating research institutes:
•CITO (National Institute of Educational Measurement)
•CBS (Statistics Netherlands)
IOPS will open courses for SMiP members to particpate in and SMiP will do so for IOPS members (for more information see here).
The new cohort of PhD Students is complete now. We will welcome the 12 new PhD Students in October 2018 in our Research Training Group and even sooner at our Summer Retreat.
Congratulations to all successful applicants!
You can find more information on the new cohort 2018 here.
The qualification program for the fall winter semester is online!
We will finally welcome our Mercator Fellow Jeffrey Rouder and have invited excellent external instructors: Trisha van Zandt (Ohio State University) and Henrik Singmann (University of Zurich), who will give workshops at our Research Training Group.
The new European Basic Data Protection Regulation entered into force on May 25, 2018.
For more information concerning data protection at the University of Mannheim please click here:
The second semester at the Research Training Group SMiP just started. During this semester, the principal researchers teach advanced core courses concerning different model families, different skill trainings are offered, and Daniel Heck as well as external guests offer interesting workshops.
The application phase for the October 2018 intake closes on April 30th. We are looking forward to welcoming the new cohort!
Application is open for the Ph.D. Cohort 2018 (starting October 2018). We are looking forward to your applications!!!
The Winter Retreat 2017 / 2018 took place on February 17th / 18th. All members of the Research Training Group SMiP attended the meeting. As external guest we welcomed Daniel Bernstein (Kwantlen Polytechnic University).
At January, the 12th, the last teaching activity for the fall / winter semester 2017 took place. Now we are looking forward to our winter retreat in February. Here, we will welcome Dan Bernstein (Kwantlen Polytechnic University) as external guest and Eunike Wetzel (University of Mannheim, Assistant Professor for Psychological Diagnostics with emphasis on Testing Theory).
The new program for the Spring/Summer Semester 2018 is now available online.
The SMiP Equal Opportunities Commission meets for the first time. The SMiP Research Training Group supports parents among the Ph.D. Candidates by furnishing a parent-child-office and providing a laptop for working from home.
At the SMiP Kickoff Meeting (Mannheim, 20.10.2017) the newly established Research Training Group meets for the first time. The Ph.D. Candidates introduce themselves and their research plans, but also the SMiP researchers talk about their favorite piece of research, their favorite research tool, and their motivation for SMiP. Now we are ready to start off!
The first cohort of Ph.D. Candidates starts at the newly established Research Training Group SMiP.