Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Lebenswissen­schaftliche Fakultät - Institut für Psychologie

Prof. Dr. Kai Tobias Horstmann

Prof. Dr. Kai Tobias Horstmann
kai.horstmann (at)

Humboldt-Universität → Präsidium → Lebenswissenschaftliche Fakultät → Institut für Psychologie → Psychological Assessment of Person-Situation-Dynamics (J)
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ORCID: 0000-0003-3224-1880

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Curriculum Vitae


2019 - now | Junior Professorship, Psychological Assessment of Person-Situation-Dynamics,  Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

2018 – 2019 | Post-Doc, Psychological Assessment, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

2018 – 2020 | Graduate Student Representative, Association for Research in Personality (ARP,

2017 – 2019 | Graduate Student Representative, Graduate Centre Life Sciences, Humboldt- Universität zu Berlin

2015 – 2018 | Doctoral Student, Psychological Assessment, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, supervised by Prof. Matthias Ziegler and Prof. John F. Rauthmann

2013 – 2015 | Master of Science, Psychology, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

2009 – 2012 | Bachelor of Science, Georg-August University Göttingen


| About


My research focuses on the interplay of personality, affect, situations, and behavior in daily life. More specifically, I investigate how personality states or momentary behavior can best be accounted for by situational factors and person-characteristics at the same time. If applicable, my research features open data, open materials, and is – if possible – pre-registered.

Together with my colleagues, we offer consultation for companies with regard to personnel selection, training, and test-development. We conduct seminars and workshops on psychological assessment as well as data analysis and visualization in R. Additionally, I work as a consultant for Philoneos (

If you have any questions, ideas, or are looking for a collaboration, please contact me.


| For Students


If you are seeking methodological consultation and are a member of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, please visit to make an appointment with me or one of my colleagues.

We are constantly seeking students for internships or Bachelor- and Mastertheses. If you are interested in writing a thesis in psychological assessment or in doing internship, please send me an e-mail. You can also suggest your own topics for a thesis or suggest a collaboration with other research groups.

All questions regarding current lectures or seminars should please be asked via moodle so that everyone can benefit.

| Dissertation


Horstmann, K.T. (2018). The Interplay of Personality, Situations, Affect, and Behavior.


| Presentations


You can find all slides from my presentations from national and international conferences here:

| Publications


If you cannot access a publication, please do not hesitate to contact me