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Prof. Dr. Mario Gollwitzer

Email: mario.gollwitzer[AT]
Phone: ++49(0)6421-28-23669
Office: 01.058

Department of Psychology
Psychological Methods
Gutenbergstrasse 18
D-35032 Marburg


Academic Education and Positions

  • 2000: Diploma in Psychology (University of Trier, Germany)
  • 2000-2005: Postgraduate research assistant, University of Trier, Department of Psychology (Social Psychology)
  • 2004: Ph.D. in Psychology (University of Trier, Germany)
  • 2005-2010: Associate Professor of Methodology and Evaluation, University of Koblenz-Landau; Department of Psychology, Co-Director of the "Center for Methods, Assessment, and Evaluation" at the University of Koblenz-Landau
  • 2009: Visiting Professor, Humboldt-University Berlin, Department of Psychology (Methodology and Statistics)
  • since April 2010: Full Professor of Psychological Methodology, Philipps University Marburg
  • 2012: Visiting Professor, Princeton University, Department of Psychology
  • since December 2012: Full Professor of Methodology and Social Psychology, Philipps University Marburg


Editorial Services

Memberships in Scientific Societies



  • Psychological Methods
  • Statistics
  • Evaluation Research
  • Social Psychology (Social Justice; Aggression and Violence)



  • Teaching Excellence Award 2005 of the Federate State of Rhineland-Palatine
  • Teaching Excellence Award 2008 of the Federate State of Rhineland-Palatine


 Research Interests

  • Social psychological research on retributive justice (including revenge and punishment)
  • Individual differences in "justice sensitivity" and their relation to moral reasoning and moral behavior
  • Science communication and (motivated) science reception
  • Measurement of change in the context of evaluating psychological interventions

Research Projects



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  • Eid, M., Gollwitzer, M., & Schmitt, M. (2016). Formelsammlung Statistik und Forschungsmethoden [Equations for Statistics and Research Methods]. Weinheim: Beltz.
  • Eid, M., Gollwitzer, M., & Schmitt, M. (2015). Statistik und Forschungsmethoden [Statistics and Research Methods] (4th ed.). Weinheim: Beltz.
  • Gollwitzer, M., & Jäger, R. S. (2014). Evaluation kompakt [Evaluation Compact] (2nd ed.). Weinheim: Beltz.
  • Gollwitzer, M., Lotz, S., Schlösser, T., & Streicher, B. (Eds.) (2013). Soziale Gerechtigkeit: Was unsere Gesellschaft aus den Erkenntnissen der Gerechtigkeitspsychologie lernen kann [Social Justice: What Society can Learn from a Psychology of Justice]. Göttingen: Hogrefe.
  • Gollwitzer, M., & Schmitt, M. (2009). Sozialpsychologie kompakt [Social Psychology Compact]. Weinheim: Beltz.
  • Gollwitzer, M., Pfetsch, J., Schneider, V., Schulz, A., Steffke, T., & Ulrich, C. (Eds.) (2007). Gewaltprävention bei Kindern und Jugendlichen [Violence Prevention for Children and Adolescents]. Göttingen: Hogrefe.
  • Steffgen, G., & Gollwitzer, M. (Eds.) (2007). Emotions and aggressive behavior. Göttingen: Hogrefe & Huber.


Selected peer-reviewed journal articles:


Selected book chapters:

  • Gollwitzer, M., & van Prooijen, J.-W. (2016). Psychology of justice. In C. Sabbagh & M. Schmitt (Eds.), Handbook of social justice theory and research (pp. 61-82). New York: Springer.
  • Gollwitzer, M., Keller, L., & Braun, J. (2012). Retributive punishment in a social context. In E. Kals & J. Maes (Eds.), Justice and conflicts: Theoretical and empirical contributions (pp. 169-196). Heidelberg: Springer.
  • Gollwitzer, M. (2011). Latent-Class-Analysis. In H. Moosbrugger & A. Kelava (Hrsg.), Testtheorie und Fragebogenkonstruktion (2. Aufl., S. 279-306). Heidelberg: Springer.
  • Gollwitzer, M. (2009). Justice and revenge. In M. E. Oswald, S. Bieneck & J. Hupfeld-Heinemann (Eds.), Social psychology of punishment of crime (pp. 137-156). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.
  • Gollwitzer, M. & Rothmund, T. (2009). When the need to trust results in unethical behavior: The Sensitivity to Mean Intentions (SeMI) model. In D. De Cremer (Ed.), Psychological perspectives on ethical behavior and decision making (pp. 135-152). Charlotte, NC: Information Age.

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