Ingo Zettler

Ingo Zettler


Short Presentation:

I joined the Department of Psychology, Faculty of Social Sciences, at the University of Copenhagen in February 2014, where I am part of the research group "Psychological Cross-Disciplinary and Applied Research" (PCARE). Prior to that, I studied Psychology in Bonn (2001-2006) and worked at the RWTH Aachen University (2006-2010) and the University of Tübingen (2010-2014). 

My main research interests include the areas of Behavioral Economics, Educational Psychology, Personality Psychology, and Work and Organizational Psychology. I am particularly interested in research on counterproductive work behavior, giftedness, linking personality (traits) to various criteria, personality assessment, and the interplay between personality and situation in shaping behavior.  


University of Copenhagen (since 2014)
- Educational Psychology 
- Employees' personality, the psychosocial work environment, and organizational behaviours
- Personality Psychology 
- Sport Psychology
- Staffing decisions, work teams, and politics in organizations
- Writing, publishing, and disseminating articles
- Work and Organizational Psychology

University of Tübingen (2010-2014)
- Doing Research
- Psychological Diagnostics 
- Recent Issues in Educational Science  
- Teaching Psychology for Psychology Teachers: Cognition & Emotion
- Thesis Seminar

RWTH Aachen University (2007-2010)
- Group and Organization
- Individual and Social Environment
- Interview and Observation
- Organizational Development
- Personnel Selection and Development

University of Fribourg (2011)
- Data Collection and Quantitative Data Analyses

University of Trier (2007)
- Research Methods in Intercultural Studies

Selected publications

  1. Published

    Fostering elementary school children’s public speaking skills: A randomized controlled trial

    Herbein, E., Golle, J., Tibus, M., Schiefer, J., Trautwein, U. & Zettler, Ingo, Jun 2018, In : Learning and Instruction. 55, p. 158-168 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  2. Published

    Personality and Prosocial Behavior: Linking Basic Traits and Social Value Orientations

    Hilbig, B. E., Glöckner, A. & Zettler, Ingo, Sep 2014, In : Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. 107, 3, p. 529-539 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  3. Published

    Implicit Motives, Explicit Traits, and Task and Contextual Performance at Work

    Lang, J. W. B., Zettler, Ingo, Ewen, C. & Hülsheger, U. R., 1 Jan 2012, In : Journal of Applied Psychology. 97, 6, p. 1201-1217 17 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  4. Published

    Exploring reference group effects on teachers' nominations of gifted students

    Rothenbusch, S., Zettler, Ingo, Voss, T., Lösch, T. & Trautwein, U., 2016, In : Journal of Educational Psychology. 108, 6, p. 883-897

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  5. Published

    The Role of Interpersonal Influence in Counterbalancing Psychopathic Personality Trait Facets at Work

    Schütte, N., Blickle, G., Frieder, R. E., Wihler, A., Schnitzler, F., Heupel, J. & Zettler, Ingo, 1 Apr 2018, In : Journal of Management. 44, 4, p. 1338-1368 31 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  6. Published

    Dissociating indifferent, directional, and extreme responding in personality data: Applying the three-process model to self- and observer reports

    Zettler, Ingo, Lang, J. W. B., Hülsheger, U. R. & Hilbig, B. E., 12 Mar 2015, In : Journal of Personality. 84, 4, p. 461-472

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

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