Psychological Methods 

Welcome ...

to the Chair of Psychological Methods at the University of Leipzig. The members of our lab are interested in the advancement of statistical methods for the analysis of complex psychological data and in applications of Brunswik’s lens model approach in psychological research. Latest research projects cover topics such as using cross-random effect model for the analysis of social relations models data or examining the processes underlying personality judgments. In teaching, we provide a comprehensive B.Sc.- and M.Sc.-program in psychological methods, including lectures and courses on basic and advanced statistics.

If you are interested in writing a thesis in our lab, you can find further information here. We offer supervision of both bachelor and master theses covering both substantial and methodological research questions.



New paper in press by F. Scharf and S. Nestler in Structural Equation Modeling: A Multidisciplinary Journal: Should regularization replace simple structure rotation in Exploratory Factor Analysis?


New paper in press by S. Mota, M. Leckelt, K. Geukes, S. Nestler, S. Humberg, M. Schröder-Abe, S. C. Schmukle, and M. D. Back in Collabra: A comprehensive examination of narcissists’ self-perceived and actual socioemotional cognition ability.


New paper by in press by F. Scharf and S. Nestler in Psychophysiology: Exploratory structural equation modeling for event-related potential data – an all-in-one approach?


Our team has returned from a three day retreat in the beautiful village of Seelitz-Döhlen where we worked individually on our research projects during the day and familiarized ourselves with recent trends in sports (e.g., shot-put) and social media (e.g., GIFs) in the evenings.



New paper in press by M. Mund and S. Nestler in Advances in Life Course Research: Beyond the cross-lagged panel model: Next-generation statistical tools for analyzing interdependencies across the life course.

letzte Änderung: 08.12.2018 


Psychological Methods
University of Leipzig
Institute for Psychology
Neumarkt 9 - 19, Aufgang A
04109 Leipzig, Germany

Secretary: Angelika Klein
Tel.: +49 (0) 341 - 9735900
Fax: +49 (0) 341 - 9735909