Hector Research Institute of Education Sciences and Psychology

The Hector Research Institute of Education Sciences and Psychology focuses on the individual, social and institutional determinants of learning processes.

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Due to the protective measures that are currently in place to fend off the rising numbers of corona-infections, an increased number of our staff members are working from home and can’t be reliably reached by telephone. We therefore ask you to preferably contact them by email. Thank you for your understanding.  



New Humboldt Professorship in Education research

for LEAD's Distinguished International Professor Kou Murayama

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Successful habilitation

Hanna Gaspard habilitated in Empirical Educational Research and Educational Psychology

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New Open Access Publication

It Takes Two: Expectancy-Value Constructs and Vocational Interests Jointly Predict STEM Major...

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New Open Access Publication

Mining big data in education: Affordances and challenges

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Maja Flaig receives young researcher award

for her dissertation, in which she examined in three studies how prior knowledge, knowledge...

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Jacobs Foundation

Research Fellowship awarded to Kou Murayama

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Open Access

  • Fischer, C., Fishman, B., & Schoenebeck, S. (2019). New contexts for professional learning: Analyzing high school science teachers’ engagement on Twitter. AERA Open, 5(4), 1-20. doi: 10.1177/2332858419894252
  • Hübner, N., Wagner, W., Nagengast, B., & Trautwein, U. (2019).  Putting all students in one basket does not produce equality: Gender-specific effects of curricular intensification in upper secondary school on achievement and motivation. School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 30(3), 261-285. doi: 10.1080/09243453.2018.1504801