Prof. Dr. Maike Luhmann

Prof. Dr. Maike Luhmann

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Subjective well-being

Life satisfaction


Life events



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Top Publications

Luhmann, M., & Hennecke, M. (2017). The motivational consequences of life satisfaction. Motivation Science, 3(1), 

Luhmann, M., & Hawkley, L. C. (2016). Age differences in loneliness from late adolescence to oldest old age.
Developmental Psychology, 50(6), 943-959.

Luhmann, M., Weiss, P., Hosoya, G., & Eid, M. (2014). Honey, I got fired! A longitudinal dyadic analysis of the effect of
           unemployment on life satisfaction in couples. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 107(1), 163-180.

Luhmann, M., Orth, U., Specht, J., Kandler, C., & Lucas, R. E. (2014). Studying changes in life circumstances and changes in personality: It’s about time. European Journal of Personality, 28(3), 256-266.

Luhmann, M., Hofmann, W., Eid, M., & Lucas, R. E. (2012). Subjective well-being and adaptation to life events: A meta-analysis. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 102(3), 592–615.

Luhmann, M., & Eid, M. (2009). Does it really feel the same? Changes in life satisfaction following repeated life events. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 97(2), 363-381.




Luhmann, M. (2015). R für Einsteiger [R for beginners] (4th ed.). Weinheim: Beltz.


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Editor and Reviewer Activities

since 07/2018: Associate Editor, Social Psychological and Personality Science (SPPS)

since 01/2017: Journal of Personality and Social Psychology: Personality Processes and Individual Differences

since 01/2017: Journal of Well-Being Assessment

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Academic positions

since 09/2016 Professor of Psychological Methods, Ruhr University Bochum
2014-2016 Assistant Professor of Methods in Personality Psychology, University of Cologne
2012-2013 Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago
2011-2012 Postdoc with Prof. Dr. John Cacioppo, University of Chicago
2007-2010 Research Associate with Prof. Dr. Michael Eid, Freie Universität Berlin



2010 Dr. phil., Freie Universität Berlin
2007 Dipl.-Psych. (equivalent to M.Sc. in Psychology), Universität Koblenz-Landau
2007 Certificate in Communicational Psychology and Media Education, Universität Koblenz-Landau