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We are Tilburg University

Bio

  • 2016-2017: Postdoctoral Scientist at New York University & Columbia University, New York | Social Psychology | Fellowship of the German Research Foundation
  • 2014-2015: Postdoctoral Scientist at Columbia University, New York | Columbia Aging Center
  • 2010-2013 PhD Student at Humboldt University Berlin | Personality Psychology | Fellowship of the International Max Planck Research School

Expertise

I study the social contexts and processes of personality development across the lifespan. My main goal is to better understand the mechanisms underlying individual differences in personality change. My research approach integrates developmental, personality, and social perspectives and applies longitudinal methods including intensive longitudinal data to study dynamic person-context interactions. I apply this research approach to address social issues such as immigration and aging. 

Courses

Recent publications

  1. Self-esteem change during the transition from university to work

    Reitz, A., Shrout, P., Denissen, J., Dufner, M., & Bolger, N. (Accepted/In press). Self-esteem change during the transition from university to work. Journal of Personality.
  2. Is age more than a number? - The role of openness and (non)essentiali…

    Weiss, D., Reitz, A. K., & Stephan, Y. (2019). Is age more than a number? The role of openness and (non)essentialist beliefs about aging for how young or old people feel. Psychology and Aging, 34(5), 729-737.
  3. The role of peers in personality development

    Zimmermann, J., & Reitz, A. (2018). The role of peers in personality development. In V. Zeigler-Hill, & T. Shackelford (Eds.), The SAGE handbook of personality and individual differences (1 ed.). Sage Publishers.
  4. Getting older, getting better? Towards understanding positive persona…

    Reitz, A., & Staudinger, U. (2017). Getting older, getting better? Towards understanding positive personality development across adulthood. In J. Specht (Ed.), Personality development across the lifespan (pp. 219-241). Elsevier Ltd..
  5. Me, us, and them - Testing sociometer theory in a socially diverse re…

    Reitz, A. K., Motti-Stefanidi, F., & Asendorpf, J. B. (2016). Me, us, and them: Testing sociometer theory in a socially diverse real-life context. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 110(6), 908-920.

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