October 2019

The SMiP fall winter semester 2019 / 2020 started!

First, we would like to welcome our newest cohort of PhD Candidates: Ruben Laukenmann, Maren Mayer, Nils Petras, Marcel Schreiner, Annika Stump, Marie Wieschen and Constantin Meyer-Grant.

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).

 

July 2019


The course program for fall / winter is now available online.


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Call for Applications:

The RTG SMiP offers a Post doc position (TVL E13, 100%) starting in October 2019.


For more information see Jobs.

 

April 2019

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!


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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).

 

February 2019

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.


 

December 2018


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.


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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 (secretariaat.iops@rug.nl)


 

November 2018

The qualification program for the spring summer semester 2019 is online!

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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.

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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.

 

October 2018

GESS Open Day October 26, 2018

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

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We cordially welcome the second cohort of Ph.D. Candidates at our Research Training Group SMiP
(unfortunately two are missing on this picture).


 

September 2018

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.


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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
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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"

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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)


 

July 2018

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:
•Leiden University
•University of Amsterdam (UvA)
•University of Groningen
•Twente University
•Tilburg University
•Utrecht University
•KU Leuven

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).

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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.

 

June 2018

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.

 

May 2018

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:

https://www.uni-mannheim.de/datenschutzerklaerung/

 

April 2018

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!

 

February 2018

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).


 

January 2018

    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).

     

    December 2017

      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.

         

        October 2017

            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.