Dr. André Kretzschmar

André Kretzschmar is a research scientist at the Hector Research Institute of Education Sciences and Psychology. His area of research is differential psychology and empirical educational research. In particular, he examines the influence of cognitive abilities (e.g., intelligence, working memory, complex problem solving) on educational success. Furthermore, he is interested in the development of cognitive abilities and innovative psychological assessments (e.g., computer-based assessment, ambulatory assessment).

André Kretzschmar was awarded the PhD thesis award of the European Association of Psychological Assessment (EAPA).

Curriculum Vitae

Since 09/2016

Research scientist at the Hector Research Institute of Education Sciences and Psychology, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen (Germany)

02/2016- 04/2016Visiting researcher at the University of Western Australia (Australia)
11/2015Ph.D. in Psychology (summa cum laude) at the University of Luxembourg (Luxembourg)
Topic: Construct validity of complex problem solving with particular focus on modern assessment approaches (Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Samuel Greiff, Prof. Dr. Matthias Ziegler, Prof. Dr. Romain Martin)
10/2012- 10/2015Research assistant and doctoral candidate at the University of Luxembourg (Luxembourg), Department Education, Culture, Cognition and Society (Prof. Dr. Samuel Greiff)
02/2012- 09/2012      Research assistant at the University of Heidelberg, Department of Psychology, General and Theoretical Psychology (Prof. Dr. Joachim Funke)
05/2011- 01/2012Research assistant at the University of Magdeburg (Germany), Department of Methodology, Psychodiagnostics and Evaluating Research (Prof. Dr. Heinz-Martin Süß)
04/2011Diploma in Psychology (equivalent to M.A.; very good) at the University of Magdeburg
10/2005- 04/2011

Studies in Psychology and Economics at the Universities of Magdeburg (Germany), Dresden (Germany) und Sydney (Australia)


University of Tübingen

Hector Research Institute of Education Sciences and Psychology

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