Foto: Christian Hüller
Foto: Christian Hüller

Short Profile

Johannes Lautenbacher is a research associate at the Institute of Psychology, Department of Social Psychology. He is doing his PhD at the University of Leipzig on (group-based) reactions and strategies in dealing with (control) threats. In his current research, he is investigating whether threats to individual control lead to increased acceptance of in-group hierarchies and authorities in order to strengthen the in-group's agency.

Work Experience

  • 10/2018 - 03/2020
    Research assistant, Department of Educational Psychology (Prof. Peter Noack), Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
  • 09/2019 - 02/2020
    Research assistant, Department of Communication- and Mediapsychology (Prof. Tobias Rothmund), Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
  • since 04/2020
    Research associate (phD) in the DFG-funded project “Collective Spirit or False Consciousness under Conditions of Economic Threat? Testing an Integrated Stage Model of Extended and Secondary Control” at the Department of Social Psychology (Prof. Immo Fritsche), Leipzig University


  • 10/2013 - 09/2107
    Studies in psychology (B.Sc.) at Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
  • 10/2014 - 06/2105
    Research internship on Literature & Emotions, Department of Neurocognitive Psychology (Prof. Arthur Jacobs), Freie Universität Berlin
  • 10/2017 - 03/2020
    Studies in psychology (M.Sc., module Work, Education & Society), at Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
  • Threat to control and restauration strategies
  • System Justification and (group-based) authoritarianism
  • Correlates of social justice and Justice Sensitivity


  • Lautenbacher, J., Jahnke, S., Speer, D., & Beelmann, A. (2021). Evaluation des webbasierten Trainings „OHA–Online Hass Abbauen “–Teilmodul Straftaten und Gewalt. Forensische Psychiatrie, Psychologie, Kriminologie15(2), 134-142.
  • Evaluation der Intervention OHA Online Hass Abbauen. Präsentation bei der 18. Rechtspsychologietagung in Hildesheim