Prof. Dr. Thorsten Meiser

Prof. Dr. Thorsten Meiser

Professorship for Research Methods and Psychological Assessment
University of Mannheim
School of Social Sciences
L 13, 15 – Room 520
68161 Mannheim
Consultation hour(s):
Fri 11 a.m. – 12 noon

Thorsten Meiser is the spokesperson of the Research Training Group.

  • Research Areas

    • Psychometrics
    • Experimental Methods
    • Statistical Modeling
    • Memory
  • Teaching (SMIP)

    • Foundations I (together with D. Heck)
    • Foundations II: „Current Advances in Linear and Probabilistic Test Models“ (together with T. Lischetzke)
    • Workshop „IRT Modeling – Theory and Applications in R“
  • Possible thesis topics

    Ph.D. students are very welcome to devise their own thesis topic. However, some possible thesis topics are listed here:

    1. Analysis of dynamic attentional processes in decision making and memory with generalized hierarchical models (Advisors: Meiser, Hilbig, Voss).
    2. IRT models for unravelling trait assessment from response styles and method effects (Advisors: Meiser, Lischetzke, Hilbig).
    3. The structure of cognitive speed (Advisors: Voss, Meiser).
    4. Memory-task response biases as cognitive traits and states (Advisors: Kuhlmann, Hütter, Meiser).
    5. Exhaustion and perceptions of job stressors: A latent state-trait approach (Advisors: Sonnentag, Lischetzke, Meiser).