The Hector Research Institute of Education Sciences and Psychology focuses on the individual, social and institutional determinants of learning processes. 




03.07.2018 - Congratulations to Brigitte Brisson and Jan-Erik Schmidt on their successful defences. In her dissertation, Brigitte Brisson dealt with the promotion of motivation in mathematics, while Jan-Erik Schmidt did his doctorate on the effects of feedback on the health of teachers.

25.06.2018 - From July 9-13, 2018, the Hector Research Institute of Education Sciences and Psychology and LEAD will host the 6th Tübingen Summer Series on Personality Psychology. Guest speakers include Brent Roberts, Bart Wille, Arthur Poropat, Jordan P. Davis, Lex Borghans, Trudie Schils, Patrick Hill, and Mathias Allemand.  More information...

19.06.2018 - New Open Access Publication: Aldrup, K., Klusmann, U., Lüdtke, O., Göllner, R., & Trautwein, U. (2018). Student misbehavior and teacher well-being: Testing the mediating role of the teacher-student relationship. Learning and Instruction, 58, 126-136. doi:10.1016/j.learninstruc.2018.05.006

08.05.2018 - Press release: Offering the best possible support to young teachers. Studies conducted by the Universities of Tübingen and Freiburg examine the professional development of beginning teachers.

11.04.2018 - Ulrich Trautwein, Waltraud Schreiber (University of Eichstätt) and Clemens Hillenbrand (University of Oldenburg) have raised funds from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research. The project "inKLUsiv Geschichte lehren: Ein blended-learning-Konzept für die Lehrkräftefortbildung (KLUG)" [Teaching History inclusively: A blended learning concept for teacher training] will receive around 160,000 € (Tübingen share) until March 2021.


05.04.2018 - Brent Roberts, a personality researcher at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has been a Distinguished International Professor at the Hector Research Institute since early 2018. Previously, he had the same function primarily at the LEAD Graduate School & Research Network, financed by the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Science.


Prof. Dr. Ulrich Trautwein






LEAD Summer School in L2 Acquisition

July 23-27, 2018 in Tübingen 


Doktorandentage 2019



LEAD Graduate School & Research Network