PhD Student

Dieses Foto zeigt Martin Katzorreck.
Martin Katzorreck, Foto: Fotostudio Astrid Nerlich.


  • 10/2013
    M. Sc. in Psychology, Leipzig University
    Master thesis: „The Offspring-Buffer of Terror Management Theory as literal and symbolic Immortality“
  • 09/2010
    B. Sc. in Psychology, Leipzig Universtiy
    Bachelor thesis:  „On the Relation between Implicit Motives and Operant Behaviour in Group Discussions“

Academic Positions

  • since 06/2017
    Ph. D. Student, Leipzig University, Institute for Psychology, Lifespan Developmental Psychology Lab (Prof. Dr. Ute Kunzmann)
  • since 09/2020 – 09/2021
    Researcher, Humboldt-University Berlin, Developmental and Educational Psychology (Prof. Dr. Denis Gerstorf)
  • 06/2015 – 05/2017
    Scholarship by the Scholarship Programme of Saxony, Institute for Psychology, Lifespan Developmental Psychology Lab (Prof. Dr. Ute Kunzmann)
  • 11/2012 – 04/2013
    Research Intern, Institute for Psychology, Social Psychology Lab (Prof. Dr. Immo Fritsche)
  • 07/2008 – 09/2010
    Undergraduate Research Assistant, Leipzig University, Institute for Psychology, Cognitive Psychology Lab (Prof. Dr. Jörg Jescheniak)
  • Lifespan psychology
  • Emotional competencies (emotional reactivity, emotional variability, emotion regulation, empathy)
  • Dealing with death anxiety and the awareness of one’s own mortality

Kunzmann, U., Katzorreck, M., Wieck, C., Schilling, O. Lücke, A. J., & Gerstorf, D. (in press). Emotion Regulation in Old and Very Old Age. Emotion.

Lücke, A., Wrzus, C., Gerstorf, D., Kunzmann, U., Katzorreck, M., Schmiedek, F., Hoppmann, C., Schilling, O. (in press). Between-person and within-person associations of sleep and working-memory in the everyday lives of old and very old adults: initial level, learning, and variability. Sleep.

Katzorreck, M., Nestler, S., Wrosch, C., & Kunzmann, U. (in press). Age differences in sadness reactivity and variability. Psychology and Aging.

Schilling, O. K., Gerstorf, D., Lücke, A. J., Katzorreck, M., Wahl, H.-W., Diehl, M. K., & Kunzmann, U. (in press). Emotional reactivity to daily stressors: Does stressor pile-up within a day matter for young-old and very-old adults? Psychology and Aging.

Pauly, T., Drewelies, J., Kolodziejczak, K., Katzorreck, M., Lücke, A. J., Schilling, O. K., Kunzmann, U., Wahl, H.-W., Ditzen, B., Ram, N., Gerstorf, D., Hoppmann, C. A. (2021). Positive and negative affect are associated with salivary cortisol in the everyday life of older adults: A quantitative synthesis of four aging studies. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 133, Article 105403.

Kornadt, A. E., Weiss, D., Gerstorf, D., Kunzmann, U., Luecke, A., Schilling, O., Katzorreck, M., Siebert, J., & Wahl, H.W. (2021). “I Felt so Old This Morning.” Short-Term Variations in Subjective Age and the Role of Trait Subjective Age: Evidence from the ILSE/EMIL Ecological Momentary Assessment Data. Psychology and Aging. 36(3), 373–382.

Katzorreck, M., Wieck, C., & Kunzmann, U. (2020). Altersunterschiede in der Empathie: Theorien und empirische Evidenz. In M. Peters (Hrsg.) Psychotherapie im Alter- Theory of Mind, Empathie & Mentalisierung. 4/17. Jg. Tübingen: Psychosozial-Verlag.

Gerstorf, D., Drewelies, J., Duezel, S., Smith, J., Wahl, H.-W., Schilling, O., Kunzmann, U., Siebert, J., Katzorreck, M., Eibich, P., Demuth, I., Steinhagen-Thiessen, E., Wagner, G. G., Lindenberger, U., Heckhausen, J., & Ram, N. (2019). Cohort differences in adult-life trajectories of internal and external control beliefs: A tale of more and better maintained internal control and fewer external constraints. Psychology and Aging, 34, 1090-1108.

Kunzmann, U., Schilling, O., Wrosch, C., Siebert, J. S., Katzorreck, M., Wahl, H.-W., & Gerstorf, D. (2019). Negative emotions and chronic physical illness: A lifespan developmental perspective. Health Psychology, 38, 949-959.

Katzorreck, M. & Kunzmann, U. (2018). Greater empathic accuracy and emotional reactivity in old age: The sample case of death and dying. Psychology and Aging, 33, 1202-1214.

Katzorreck, M., Nestler, S., & Kunzmann, U. (2019). Age Differences in Emotional Variability: The Role of Context. Vortrag auf der 24. Tagung der Fachgruppe Entwicklungspsychologie der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Psychologie, Leipzig, 09. – 12. September.

Katzorreck, M., Nestler, S., & Kunzmann, U. (2018). Age differences in emotional variability: A within- and cross-context approach. Vortrag auf dem 51. Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Psychologie, Frankfurt am Main, 15. – 20. September.

Katzorreck, M. & Kunzmann, U. (2017). Altersunterschiede in emotionaler Reaktivität und Empathie beim Umgang mit Tod und Sterben. Vortrag auf der 23. Tagung der Fachgruppe Entwicklungspsychologie der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Psychologie, Münster, 11. – 14. September.

Katzorreck, M. & Kunzmann, U. (2016). Age Differences in Emotional Reactions to Death and Dying. Posterpräsentation auf dem 50. Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Psychologie, Leipzig, 18. – 22. September.

  • European Journal of Personality
  • Psychology and Aging
  • Zeitschrift für Gerontologie und Geriatrie