Picture: Christian Hüller
Picture: Christian Hüller

Short Profile

Fabian M. Heß is a research associate at the Institute of Psychology, Department of Social Psychology. He is doing his PhD at the University of Leipzig on the intergroup conflict between radical Islam and radical anti-Islam. In his current research, he is investigating the motivational basics and relevant boundary conditions of radicalization processes.

Working Experience

  • since 12/2020
    Research associate and Ph.D. student in the BMBF joint project "Radical Islam versus radical anti-Islam (RIRA)", subproject: "Threat perceptions as factors of anti-Islamic radicalization and their pedagogical treatment" in the Department of Social Psychology, University of Leipzig
  • 06/2017 - 07/2018
    Research assistant in the Department of Biological Psychology, University of Koblenz-Landau
  • 12/2016 - 08/2018
    Research assistant in the Department of Social, Environmental, and Occupational Psychology, University of Koblenz-Landau


  • since 10/2020
    Studies in philosophy in the European context (M. A.) at FernUniversität in Hagen
  • 10/2018 - 11/2020
    Studies in psychology (M. Sc.) at the University of Leipzig
  • 10/2015 - 09/2018
    Studies in psychology (B. Sc.) at the University of Koblenz-Landau
  • 10/2012 - 09/2015
    Studies in philosophy and educational science (B. A.) at Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg
  • reactions to existential, significance, and control threats
  • motivational, cognitive, and behavioral processes of radicalization
  • Islamic extremism and right-wing extremism