Dr. Marion Spengler

Marion Spengler ist Senior Researcher und Nachwuchsgruppenleiterin am Hector-Institut für Empirische Bildungsforschung. Ihre Forschungsinteressen liegen an der Schnittstelle von Persönlichkeitspsychologie und empirischer Bildungsforschung. Im Besonderen untersucht sie den Einfluss von Persönlichkeit auf kurz- und langfristige Bildungsoutcomes (z.B. akademischer Erfolg, Berufserfolg, Gesundheit, Langlebigkeit). Darüber hinaus beschäftigt sie sich mit Persönlichkeitsentwicklung im Bildungskontext.

Curriculum Vitae

Seit 2016
Mitglied im „Magarete von Wrangell-Habilitationsprogramm“

Seit 2016
Nachwuchsgruppenleiterin

Hector-Institut für Empirische Bildungsforschung, Universität Tübingen

Seit 2015
Postdoktorandin

Hector-Institut für Empirische Bildungsforschung, Universität Tübingen

2013/2014
Forschungsaufenthalt

Department of Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, USA

2012 - 2015
Postdoktorandin in der Forschungsgruppe “Education, Culture, Cognition and Society”

University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg, Luxembourg

2009 - 2010
Forschungsaufenthalt

Department of Psychology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA

2006 - 2010
Promotion in Psychologie (Dr. phil.)

Universität des Saarlandes, Saarbrücken

2006 - 2012
Wissenschaftliche Hilfskraft in der Abteilung Psychologie

Universität des Saarlandes, Saarbrücken

Scholarship and Grants

2017 - 2018

„Erfolgreich in die Berufsausbildung: Die Rolle der Persönlichkeit und Persönlichkeitsveränderung für den Übergang in Ausbildung und Studium“, Grant by the Educational Research Network of the Baden-Württemberg Foundation (granted money („bewilligte Förderzusage“): € 61.000)

2016 - 2021 Margarete von Wrangell-Fellowship by the European Social Fund and the Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts of Baden-Württemberg (granted money („bewilligte Förderzusage“): 5 years full-time post doc position (E-13); € 324.000)
2009 - 2012 Program for excellent female researchers at Saarland University, Germany
2009 - 2010 Scholarship holder of the DAAD (Post-Doc scholarship for a research visit to the University of Minnesota)

Selected Publications

Publikationen

Zeitschriftenartikel

  • Golle, J., Rose, N., Göllner, R., Spengler, M., Stoll, G., Hübner, N., Rieger, S., Trautwein, U., Roberts, B. W., & Nagengast, B. (in press). School or Work? The Choice may Change Your Personality. Psychological Science.
  • Spengler, M., Damian, R.I., & Roberts, B.W. (2017). How you Behave in School Predicts Life Success above and beyond Family Background, Broad Traits, and Cognitive Ability. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, in press.
  • Karbach, J., Konen, T., & Spengler, M. (2017). Individual differences in the transfer of task-switching training in younger and older adults, Journal of Cognitive Enhancement, in press. Doi: doi.org/10.1007/s41465-017-0054-z
  • Grosz, M., Göllner, R., Rose, N., Spengler, M., Trautwein, U., Rauthmann, J.F., Wetzel, E., & Roberts, B.W. (2017). The development of narcissistic admiration and Machiavellianism in early adulthood. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, in press.
  • Damian, R.I., Spengler, M., & Roberts, B.W. (2017). Whose job will be taken over by a computer? The role of personality in predicting job computerizability over the lifespan, European Journal of Personality, 31(3), 291-310. Doi: 10.1002/per.2103
  • Göllner, R., Damian, R.I., Spengler, M., Trautwein,. U., & Roberts, B. (2017). Is doing your homework associated with becoming more conscientious? Journal of Research in Personality, 71, 1-12. Doi: doi.org/10.1016/j.jrp.2017.08.007
  • Rieger, S., Göllner, R., Spengler, M., Trautwein, U., Nagengast, B., & Roberts, B.W. (2017). Social cognitive constructs are just as stable as the Big Five Between Grades 5 and 8. AERA Open, 3(3), 1-9. Doi: 10.1177/2332858417717691
  • Spengler, M., Brunner, M., Martin, R., & Lüdtke, O. (2016). The role of personality (for stability and change) in academic success across four years. European Journal of Psychological Assessment, 32(1), 95-103. Doi: 10.1027/1015-5759/a000330
  • Spengler, M., Roberts, B.W., Lüdtke, O., Martin, R., & Brunner, M. (2016a). Student characteristics and behaviors in childhood predict self‐reported health in middle adulthood. European Journal of Personality, 30(5), 456-466. Doi: 10.1002/per.2049
  • Spengler, M., Roberts, B.W., Lüdtke, O., Martin, R., & Brunner, M. (2016b). The kind of student you were in elementary school predicts mortality. Journal of Personality84(4), 547–553. Doi: 10.1111/jopy.12180.
  • Hahn, E., Gottschling, J., Bleidorn, W., Kandler, C., Spengler, M., Kornadt, A. E., ... & Lang, V. (2016). What drives the development of social inequality over the life course? The German TwinLife study. Twin Research and Human Genetics, 1-14. DOI: doi.org/10.1017/thg.2016.76
  • Spengler, M., Brunner, M., Damian, R.I., Lüdtke, O. Martin, R., & Roberts, B.W. (2015). Student characteristics and behaviors at age 12 predict occupational success 40 years later over and above childhood IQ and parental SES. Developmental Psychology, 51 (9), 1329-1340. Doi: 10.1037/dev0000025
  • Wach, F.S., Spengler, M., Gottschling, J., & Spinath, F.M. (2015). Gender differences in the prediction of school achievement: Roles of Intelligence, ability self-perceptions, and personality. Learning and Instruction, 36, 104-112.
  • Spengler, M., Lüdtke, O., Martin, R., & Brunner, M. (2013). Personality is related to educational outcomes in late adolescence: Evidence from two large-scale achievement studies. Journal of Research in Personality, 47, 613-625. Doi: 10.1016/j.jrp.2013.05.008
  • Karbach, J., Gottschling, J., Spengler, M., Hegewald, K., & Spinath, F.M. (2013). Parental involvement and general cognitive ability as predictors for domain-specific academic achievement in early adolescence. Learning & Instruction, 23, 43-51. Doi: doi.org/10.1016/j.learninstruc.2012.09.004
  • Schalke, D., Brunner, M., Geiser, C., Preckel, F., Keller, U., Spengler, M., & Martin, R. (2013). Stability and change in intelligence from age 12 to age 52: Results from the Luxembourg MAGRIP study. Developmental Psychology, 49, 1529-1543. Doi: 10.1037/a0030623
  • Spengler, M., Gottschling, J., & Spinath, F.M. (2012). Personality in childhood – A longitudinal behavior genetic approach. Personality and Individual Differences, 53, 411–416. Doi: doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2012.01.019
  • Gottschling, J., Spengler, M., Spinath, B., & Spinath, F.M. (2012). The prediction of school achievement from a behavior genetic perspective: Results from the German twin study on Cognitive Ability, Self-Reported Motivation, and School Achievement (CoSMoS). Personality and Individual Differences, 53, 381-386. Doi: doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2012.01.020
  • Spinath, F.M., Toussaint, A., Spengler, M., & Spinath, B. (2008). Motivation als Element schulbezogener Selbstregulation: Die Rolle genetischer Einflüsse. Unterrichtswissenschaft, 36, 3-16.

Eingereichte Manuskripte

  • Spengler, M., Gottschling, J., Hahn, E., Tucker-Drob, E., & Spinath, F.M. (2017). Testing gene × parental education interaction on cognitive abilities in a German adolescent twin sample. Revise & resubmit, PLOS One.
  • Spengler, M., & Steinmayr, R. (2017). Personality Facets Predict School Achievement Over and Beyond General Cognitive Ability. Manuscript under revision.
  • Rieger, S., Göllner, R., Spengler, M., Trautwein, U., Nagengast, B., & Roberts, B.W. (2017). The Development of Students’ Academic Effort: Unique and Joint Effects of Conscientiousness and Individual Interest. Manuscript under revision.
  • Rieger, S., Göllner, R., Spengler, M., Trautwein, U., Nagengast, B., Harring, J.R., & Roberts, B.W. The Effects of Getting a New Teacher on the Consistency of Personality. Manuscript under revision.
  • Damian, R.I., Spengler, M., Sutu, A., Roberts, B. (2017). Sixteen Going on Sixty-Six: A Longitudinal Study of Personality Stability and Change across 50 Years. Manuscript under revision.
  • Golle, J., Rose, N., Göllner, R., Spengler, M., Stoll, G., Hübner, N., Rieger, S., Trautwein, U., Lüdtke, O., & Roberts, B. (2017). School or work? The path you choose may change your personality. Revise & resubmit, Psychological Science.

Buchkapitel

  • Spengler, M. (2017). Life outcome assessment of personality and individual differences. In V. Zeigler-Hill, T.K. Shackelford (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Personality and Individual Differences, in press.
  • Spengler, M., Fischbach, A., & Brunner, M. (2013). Gewissenhaftigkeit und schulische Leistung. In SCRIPT & EMACS (Eds.), PISA 2012. Nationaler Bericht Luxemburg (pp. 114-120). Luxembourg: MENFP.
  • Spinath, F.M., & Spengler, M. (2011). EAS: Emotionalitäts-Aktivitäts-Soziabilitäts-Temperamentinventar. In C. Barkmann, M. Schulte-Markwort, & E. Brähler (Eds.), Ratingskalen zur Diagnostik klinisch-psychiatrischer Syndrome des Kindes- und Jugendalters in Forschung und Praxis (pp.190-195). Göttingen: Hogrefe.
  • Spinath, F.M., & Spengler, M. (2010). Genetics and general intelligence, In W.E. Craighead, & C. Nemeroff (Eds). The Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology and Behavioral Science (4th Edition, Volume 2; pp. 706-709). Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons.

Monographien

  • Spengler, M. (2009). Differentielle Ätiologie der allgemeinen kognitiven Fähigkeit (g-Faktor). Vergleich einer deutschen und einer englischen Zwillingsstichprobe. Dissertation in der Fachrichtung Psychologie, Universität des Saarlandes. URL: http://scidok.sulb.uni-saarland.de/volltexte/2009/2631/
  • Spengler, M. (2006). SYMLOG Feldtheorie und soziale Interaktion – eine experimentelle Untersuchung zur Lokomotion im Raum. Diplomarbeit in der Fachrichtung Psychologie, Universität des Saarlandes.

Eingeladene Vorträge

  • Spengler, M. (2017). Lohnt es sich ein fleißiger Schüler zu sein? Die Rolle von Schülereigenschaften und Persönlichkeit über die Lebensspanne [Is it worth to be a responsible student? The role of student characteristics and personality across the life-span]. Talk at the Psychology Department at the University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany, June, 21.
  • Spengler, M., Damian, R., & Roberts, B.W. (2017). What is it about student characteristics? – Their role for real-life outcomes across the lifespan. Talk at the International Convention of Psychological Science (ICPS), Vienna, Austria, March, 24.
  • Spengler, M. (2016). Personality across the lifespan. Talk at the College of Education, University of Maryland, USA, April, 06.
  • Spengler, M. (2016). What do personality traits predict best? A longitudinal study of the link between personality traits and key life outcomes. Talk at the colloquium of the Social and Personality Division, University of Houston, Texas, USA, January, 22.
  • Spengler, M. (2012). Welche Rolle spielt die Persönlichkeit bei der Vorhersage von Leistungstests und Noten? - Die Erfassung von Persönlichkeit im Rahmen von large-scale Studien [What role does personality play in predicting test scores and grades? – The assessment of personality in large-scale studies]. Talk at the Colloquium of the “Empirische Bildungswissenschaften”, Saarland University, December, 11.
  • Spengler, M. (2012). (Wie) kann man Berufserfolg vorhersagen? – Welche Rolle spielt die Bildung dabei? [(How) Can we predict career success? – What is the role of education?]. Talk at the 34. Marketing-Forum Saar, Saarbrücken, October, 18.
  • Spengler, M. (2010). Die Erblichkeit der allgemeinen kognitiven Fähigkeit im Kindesalter - Welche Rolle spielt dabei die Bildung der Eltern? [Heritability of general cognitive ability in childhood. What is the role of parental education?] Talk at the „Psychology Colloquium“, Kaiserslautern, November, 04.
  • Spengler, M. (2008). Warum unterscheiden sich (Grundschul-)Kinder im Merkmal Intelligenz – Ein verhaltensgenetischer Ansatz [Why do (elementary) school children differ in intelligence – A behavior genetic approach.]. Talk at the „Forschungsseminar Persönlichkeitspsychologie und Diagnostik“, Berlin, November, 18.

Symposien und Arbeitsgruppen

  • Wagner, J. & Spengler, M. (2017, September). Persönlichkeitsentwicklung im Schul- und Ausbildungskontext. Symposium at the 14th conference of the „Fachgruppe für Differentielle Psychologie, Persönlichkeitspsychologie und Psychologische Diagnostik“ (DPPD), Munich, Germany.
  • Spengler, M. & Wagner, J. (2017, June). Personality development in childhood and adolescence: Understanding effects of educational and academic outcomes. Symposium at the conference of the Association for Research in Personality (ARP), Sacramento, USA.
  • Wagner, J. & Spengler, M. (2017, May). Personality development in childhood and adolescence: Understanding effects of educational and academic outcomes. Symposium at the 29th conference of the Association for Psychological Science (APS), Boston, USA.
  • Spengler, M., & Wagner, J. (2017, March). Persönlichkeit(-sentwicklung) und Übergänge im Bildungssystem. [Personality (development) and transitions in educational systems]. Symposium at the fifth conference of the „Gesellschaft für Empirische Bildungsforschung (GEBF)“, Heidelberg, Germany.
  • Spengler, M., & Göllner, R. (2016, July). How does personality develop across adolescence? – And what are the driving forces? Symposium at the 18th European Conference on Personality (ECP), Timisoara, Romania.
  • Spengler, M., & Wagner, J. (2016, March). Persönlichkeit und Persönlichkeitsentwicklung als Prädiktor und Outcome von Bildungserfolg. [Personality and personality development as predictor and outcome of educational success] Symposium at the fourth conference of the „Gesellschaft für Empirische Bildungsforschung (GEBF)“, Berlin, Germany.
  • Spengler, M., & Steinmayr, R. (2015, September). Zur zunehmenden Bedeutung von Persönlichkeit als Determinante schulischer Leistung. [On the increasing importance of personality as predictor of academic achievement]. Symposium at the 13th conference of the „Fachgruppe für Differentielle Psychologie, Persönlichkeitspsychologie und Psychologische Diagnostik“ (DPPD), Mainz, Germany.
  • Spengler, M., & Damian, R. (2015, February). Does deviance breed inspiration? The role of diversifying experiences and deviant personality on creativity. Symposium at the conference of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP), Long Beach, USA.
  • Spengler, M., & Damian, R. (2014, May). Understanding the role of personality on achievement outcomes, and the role of achievement on personality change. Symposium at the 26th conference of the Association for Psychological Science (APS), San Francisco, USA.
  • Spengler, M., & Kandler, C. (2011, September). Neuere Methoden und Inhalte der Verhaltensgenetik. [New methods and topics in behavior genetics]. Symposium at the 11th conference of the „Fachgruppe für Differentielle Psychologie, Persönlichkeitspsychologie und Psychologische Diagnostik“ (DPPD), Saarbrücken, Germany.

Vorträge und Poster

  • Spengler, M., Roberts, B., Göllner, R., Lüdtke, O., Nagengast, B., & Trautwein, U. (September, 2017). Schülerverhalten und Schulerfolg - Selbst- und Lehrereinschätzung als mögliche Prädiktoren. Talk at the 14th conference „Differentielle Psychologie, Persönlichkeitspsychologie und Psychologische Diagnostik (DPPD)“, Munich, Germany.
  • Braun, L., Göllner, R., Rieger, S., & Spengler, M. (September, 2017). Der Einfluss des Itemframings auf den prospektiven Zusammenhang von Selbstwert und Depression. Talk at the 14th conference „Differentielle Psychologie, Persönlichkeitspsychologie und Psychologische Diagnostik (DPPD)“, Munich, Germany.
  • Grosz, M.P., Göllner, R., Rose, N., Spengler, M., Trautwein, U., Rauthmann J.F., Wetzel, E. & Roberts, B.W. (September, 2017). The development of narcissism and Machiavellianism in early adulthood. Talk at the 14th conference „Differentielle Psychologie, Persönlichkeitspsychologie und Psychologische Diagnostik (DPPD)“, Munich, Germany.
  • Braun, L., Göllner, R., Roberts, B.W., Lüdtke, O., Nagengast, B., Trautwein, U., Spengler, M. (August, 2017). Self- and Teacher Ratings of Student Characteristics as Predictors of Educational Success. Talk at the European Conference on Developmental Psychology (ECDP), Utrecht, Netherlands.
  • Usslepp, N., Hübner, N., Stoll, G., Spengler, M., Su, R., Trautwein, U., & Nagengast, B. (August, 2017). Educational Attainment: Personality and Interests matter over and above background and achievement. Talk at the European Conference on Development Psychology (ECDP), Utrecht, Netherlands.
  • Spengler, M., Roberts, B.W., Wagner, J., & Trautwein, U. (June, 2017). Is personality trait change related to later life outcomes? – A 10 year longitudinal study. Talk at the conference of the Association for Research in Personality (ARP), Sacramento, USA.
  • Spengler, M. & Steinmayr, R. (June, 2017). Personality facets predict school achievement Over and Beyond General Cognitive Ability. Talk at the conference of the Association for Research in Personality (ARP), Sacramento, USA.
  • Spengler, M., Roberts, B.W., Wagner, J., & Trautwein, U. (May, 2017). Is personality trait change related to later life outcomes? – A 10 year longitudinal study. Talk at the 29th Conference of the Association for Psychological Science (APS), Boston, USA.
  • Spengler, M., Damian, R., Roberts, B.W., & Trautwein, U. (March, 2017). Spielt es später im Leben eine Rolle, wie fleißig ein Schüler in der Schule war? – Einfluss von nicht-kognitiven Faktoren für erfolgreiche Bildungs- und Lebenswege. [Is it important for later life to be a responsible student in school? – Influences of non-cognitive factors for successful educational and life paths]. Talk at the 5th conference of the „Gesellschaft für empirische Bildungsforschung (GEBF)“, Heidelberg, Germany.
  • Rieger, S., Göllner, R., Spengler, M., Nagengast, B., Trautwein, U., & Roberts, B.W. (March, 2017). Die Effekte von Interesse und Gewissenhaftigkeit auf die Entwicklung der schulischen Anstrengungsbereitschaft. [The effects of interest and conscientiousness on the development of effort]. Talk at the 5th conference of the „Gesellschaft für empirische Bildungsforschung (GEBF)“, Heidelberg, Germany.
  • Usslepp, N., Hübner, N., Stoll, G., Spengler, M., Su, R., Trautwein, U., & Nagengast, B. (March, 2017). Meine Herkunft, meine Persönlichkeit, meine Wahl – Ergebnisse zum Zusammenhang von Persönlichkeitsaspekten und sozialer Mobilität. [My social status, my personality, my choice – Relation of personality and social mobility]. Talk at the 5th conference of the „Gesellschaft für empirische Bildungsforschung (GEBF)“, Heidelberg, Germany.
  • Grosz, M.P., Göllner, R., Spengler, M., Rauthmann J.F., Wetzel, E. Rose, N., Trautwein, U., & Roberts, B.W. (September, 2016). The development of narcissism and Machiavellianism in early adulthood. Talk at the “50. Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Psychologie“, Leipzig, Germany.
  • Spengler, M., Wagner, J., Lüdtke, O., Roberts, B.W., & Trautwein, U. (July, 2016). What are important transitions in young adulthood? Longitudinal associations between personality development and life-events. Talk at the 18th European Conference on Personality (ECP) in Timisoara, Romania.
  • Göllner, R., Damian, R.I., Roberts, B.W., Spengler, M., & Trautwein, U. (July, 2016). What is more stable in adolescence, personality traits or motivational constructs? Talk at the 18th European Conference on Personality (ECP) in Timisoara, Romania.
  • Rieger, S., Göllner, R., Spengler, M., Roberts, B.W., Nagengast, B., & Trautwein, U. (July, 2016). What is more stable in adolescence, personality traits or motivational constructs? Talk at the 18th European Conference on Personality (ECP) in Timisoara, Romania.
  • Grosz, M.P., Göllner, R., Spengler, M., Rauthmann J.F., Wetzel, E. Rose, N., Trautwein, U., & Roberts, B.W. (July, 2016). The development of narcissism and Machiavellianism in early adulthood. Talk at the 18th European Conference on Personality (ECP) in Timisoara, Romania.
  • Spengler, M., Roberts, B.W., Göllner, R., Lüdtke, O., Nagengast, B., & Trautwein, U. (March, 2016). Persönlichkeitsentwicklung, Schülerverhalten und Schulerfolg - Selbst- und Lehrereinschätzung als mögliche Prädiktoren. Talk at the 4th conference of the „Gesellschaft für empirische Bildungsforschung (GEBF)“, Berlin, Germany.
  • Rieger, S., Göllner, R., Spengler, M., Roberts, B.W., Nagengast, B., & Trautwein, U. (March, 2016). Schätzung von trait-state Varianzkomponenten und Stabilitäten für Anstrengungsbereitschaft, Interesse und Gewissenhaftigkeit. Poster at the 4th conference of the „Gesellschaft für empirische Bildungsforschung (GEBF)“, Berlin, Germany.
  • Grosz, M., Roberts, B.W., Rauthmann, J.F., Göllner, R., Spengler, M., Nagengast, B., & Trautwein, U. (March, 2016). Die Bedeutung der Studienfachwahl für die Entwicklung von Narzissmus und Machiavellismus. Poster at the 4th conference of the „Gesellschaft für empirische Bildungsforschung (GEBF)“, Berlin, Germany.
  • Spengler, M., Stoll, G., Rieger, S., Roberts, B.W., Nagengast, B., & Trautwein, U. (January, 2016). What do personality traits predict best? A longitudinal study of the link between personality traits and key life outcomes. Talk at the conference of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP), San Diego, USA.
  • Spengler, M., & Brunner, M., Martin, R. & Lüdtke, O. (September, 2015). Die Rolle von Persönlichkeit für die Veränderung von schulischem Erfolg im Längsschnitt. Talk at the 13th conference „Differentielle Psychologie, Persönlichkeitspsychologie und Psychologische Diagnostik (DPPD)“, Mainz, Germany.
  • Steinmayr, R. & Spengler, M. (September, 2015). Persönlichkeitsfacetten prädizieren Schulerfolg unabhängig von Intelligenz. Talk at the 13th conference „Differentielle Psychologie, Persönlichkeitspsychologie und Psychologische Diagnostik (DPPD)“, Mainz, Germany.
  • Spengler, M., Brunner, M., Lüdtke, O., Martin, R., & Roberts, B.W. (June, 2015). Does it matter how you were as a student? – A longitudinal study on the relation of student characteristics, health outcomes and mortality. Talk as part of the symposium “On the impact of self-regulation: how and why self-regulation affects long-term social and mental health outcomes (Laceulle, O.)” at the conference of the Association for Research in Personality (ARP), St. Louis, USA.
  • Spengler, M., Brunner, M., & Martin, R. (April, 2015). The role of childhood life experiences and occupational demands for IQ development from early life to midlife. Talk as part of the symposium „Lifecourse exposures and the ageing brain (Gow, A.)“ at the conference Cognition & Aging, Dortmund, Germany.
  • Karbach, J., & Spengler, M. (March, 2015). Who benefits the most? Individual differences in the transfer of executive control training across the lifespan. Talk at the symposium “An integrative approach to understanding working memory training: Insights from typical and atypical development (Blakey, E.)” at the International Convention of Psychological Science (ICPS), Amsterdam, Netherlands.
  • Spengler, M., Brunner, M., Martin, R., & Lüdtke, O. (March, 2015). Der Einfluss von Persönlichkeit auf die Veränderung von schulischem Erfolg über vier Jahre. Talk at the third Conference of the „Gesellschaft für empirische Bildungsforschung (GEBF)“, Bochum, Germany.
  • Spengler, M., Damian, R.I., & Roberts, B.W. (February, 2015). Effects of school-related behavior on occupational creativity 50 years later. Talk at the conference of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP), Long Beach, USA.
  • Damian, R.I., Spengler, M., Brunner, M., & Roberts, B.W. (February, 2015). Effects of childhood diversifying experiences on creative outcomes 40 years later. Talk at the conference of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP), Long Beach, USA.
  • Gottschling, J., Hahn, E., Bartling, A., Spengler, M., & Spinath, F.M. (October, 2014). Nature via nurture – Ursachen interindividueller Unterschiede schulischen Erfolgs aus verhaltensgenetischer Perspektive. Talk at the 49th Conference of the „Deutsche Gesellschaft für Psychologie (DGPs)“, Bochum, Germany.
  • Spengler, M., Roberts, B.W., Brunner, M., Lüdtke, O., & Martin, R. (July, 2014). Predicting mortality – Childhood personality outperforms intelligence. Talk at the 16th European Conference on Personality (ECP), Lausanne, Switzerland.
  • Spengler, M., Damian, R.I., Roberts, B.W., Lüdtke, O., Martin, R., & Brunner, M. (May, 2014). Childhood personality influences career success 40 years later and this link is mediated by educational attainment. Talk at the 26th Conference of the Association for Psychological Science (APS), San Francisco, USA.
  • Spengler, M., Schalke, D., Brunner, M., & Martin, R. (April, 2014). The differential effects of childhood intelligence, and educational attainment on intelligence in adulthood. Poster at the 14th Cognitive Aging Conference (CAC), Atlanta, USA.
  • Spengler, M., Brunner, M., Lüdtke, O., Damian, R., Martin, R., & Roberts, B.W. (March, 2014). Pessimismus oder Fleiß – was ist ausschlaggebend für einen erfolgreichen Bildungsweg bzw. beruflichen Erfolg? Talk at the second Conference of the „Gesellschaft für empirische Bildungsforschung (GEBF)“, Frankfurt, Germany.
  • Spengler, M., Lüdtke, O., Martin, R., & Brunner, M. (July, 2013). Childhood personality and teacher ratings of conscientiousness predict career success four decades later. Talk at the 16th Conference of the International Society for the Study of Individual Differences (ISSID), Barcelona, Spain.
  • Spinath, F.M., Gottschling, J., Hahn, E., & Spengler, M. (July, 2013). Evidence from Genetically Sensitive Studies with Relevance for the Study of Social Inequalities. Talk at the 16th Conference of the International Society for the Study of Individual Differences (ISSID), Barcelona, Spain.
  • Spengler, M., Lüdtke, O., Martin, R., & Brunner, M. (September, 2013). Persönlichkeit im Jugendalter sagt Berufserfolg 40 Jahre später vorher. Talk at the 12th conference „Differentielle Psychologie, Persönlichkeitspsychologie und Psychologische Diagnostik (DPPD)“, Greifswald, Germany.
  • Wach, F.-S., Gottschling, J., Spengler, M., & Spinath, F.M. (September, 2013). Schulerfolg von Mädchen und Jungen: Leisten Intelligenz, fachspezifisches Fähigkeitsselbstkonzept und Angst vor Misserfolg einen differentiellen Vorhersagebeitrag? Talk at the 12th conference „Differentielle Psychologie, Persönlichkeitspsychologie und Psychologische Diagnostik (DPPD)“, Greifswald, Germany.
  • Spengler, M., Lüdtke, O., Martin, R., & Brunner, M. (March, 2013). Gewissenhaft zum Schulerfolg - Zusammenhang von Persönlichkeit und akademischer Leistung. Talk at the first conference of the „Gesellschaft für empirische Bildungsforschung (GEBF)“, Kiel, Germany.
  • Spengler, M., & Karbach, J. (October, 2012). Transfer of executive control training revised – why do some individuals benefit more than others? Poster at the workshop „New directions in brain training - effectiveness, methodology, and application of cognitive interventions“, Berlin, Germany.
  • Spengler, M., Gottschling, J., Weber, H., & Spinath, F.M. (September, 2012). Schulerfolg? Welche Rolle spielt das Geschlecht beim Zusammenspiel von Motivation und Intelligenz?. Talk at the 48th conference of the „Deutschen Gesellschaft für Psychologie (DGPs)“, Bielefeld, Germany.
  • Karbach, J., & Spengler, M. (April, 2012). Who benefits the most? Individual differences in the transfer of executive control training in younger and older adults. Talk at the 14th Cognitive Aging Conference (CAC), Atlanta, USA.
  • Karbach, J., & Spengler, M. (April, 2012). Who benefits the most? Individual differences in the transfer of executive control training in younger and older adults. Talk at the 53th conference “Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psychologen”, Mannheim, Germany.
  • Spengler, M., Gottschling, J., & Spinath, F.M. (September, 2011). Intelligenz und Offenheit für Erfahrung – Was kann uns ein genetisches cross-lagged Design dazu sagen? Talk at the 11th conference „Differentielle Psychologie, Persönlichkeitspsychologie und Psychologische Diagnostik (DPPD)“, Saarbrücken, Germany.
  • Wach, F.-S., Gottschling, J., Spengler, M., & Spinath, F.M. (September, 2011). Geschlechtsdifferenzen in der Vorhersage von Schulerfolg – Welche Rolle spielen allgemeine Intelligenz, Motivation und Persönlichkeit? Talk at the 11th conference „Differentielle Psychologie, Persönlichkeitspsychologie und Psychologische Diagnostik (DPPD)“, Saarbrücken, Germany.
  • Roth, B., Becker, N., Spengler, M., & Spinath, F.M. (September, 2011). Die Validität von Intelligenz bei der Vorhersage von Schulnoten - eine Metaanalyse. Talk at the 11th conference „Differentielle Psychologie, Persönlichkeitspsychologie und Psychologische Diagnostik (DPPD)“, Saarbrücken, Germany.
  • Spengler, M., Gottschling, J., & Spinath, F.M. (July, 2011). Personality traits and general cognitive ability – how do they relate in childhood? A cross-lagged genetic analysis. Talk at the 15th conference of the International Society for the Study of Individual Differences (ISSID), London, UK.
  • Gottschling, J., Spengler, M., Spinath, B., & Spinath, F.M. (July, 2011). The prediction of school achievement under a behavior genetic perspective: Results from the German twin study on Cognitive Ability, Self-Reported Motivation, and School Achievement (CoSMoS). Talk at the 15th Conference of the International Society for the Study of Individual Differences (ISSID), London, UK.
  • Spengler, M., Spinath, F.M., & Gottschling, J. (July, 2010). Self-reported personality in young children: What can we learn from twin studies. Talk at the 15th European Conference on Personality (ECP), Brno, Czech Republic.
  • Spengler, M., Spinath, F.M., & Gottschling, J. (June, 2010). The role of general cognitive ability in explaining the etiology of school achievement. A Gene-Environment interaction analysis. Talk at the 40th conference of the Behavior Genetics Association (BGA), Seoul, Korea.
  • Gottschling, J., Spinath, F.M., Spengler, M., & Spinath, B. (September, 2009). Ursachen von Stabilität und Veränderung motivationaler Variablen von der frühen zur mittleren Kindheit: eine Längsschnittanalyse im genetisch sensitiven Design. Talk at the 10th conference „Differentielle Psychologie, Persönlichkeitspsychologie und Psychologische Diagnostik (DPPD)“, Landau, Germany.
  • Spinath, F.M., Spengler, M., & Gottschling, J. (September, 2009). Zur Bedeutung kognitiver und nichtkognitiver Faktoren für die Erklärung von Schulerfolg. Talk at the 10th conference „Differentielle Psychologie, Persönlichkeitspsychologie und Psychologische Diagnostik (DPPD)“, Landau, Germany.
  • Spengler, M., Spinath, F.M., & Gottschling, J. (September, 2009). Interindividuelle Differenzen im Merkmal allgemeine kognitive Fähigkeiten: Ein Wechselspiel von Anlage und Umwelt. Talk at the 10th conference „Differentielle Psychologie, Persönlichkeitspsychologie und Psychologische Diagnostik (DPPD)“, Landau, Germany.
  • Gottschling, J., Spinath, F.M. Spengler, M., & Spinath, B. (July, 2009). Causes of stability of motivation from early to middle childhood: A longitudinal genetic analysis. Talk at the 14th conference of the International Society for the Study of Individual Differences (ISSID), Evanston, USA.
  • Spengler, M., Spinath, F.M., & Gottschling, J. (July, 2009). Gene-Environment interaction in general cognitive ability (g) – is socioeconomic status a moderator? Talk at the 14th conference of the International Society for the Study of Individual Differences (ISSID), Evanston, USA.
  • Spengler, M. (October, 2008). Ätiologie interindividueller Differenzen von Intelligenz im Kindesalter. Talk at the „Doktorandenworkshop der Fachgruppe Differentielle Psychologie, Persönlichkeitspsychologie und Psychologische Diagnostik“, Landau, Germany.
  • Spengler, M., Spinath, F.M., Spinath, B., & Wolf, H. (July, 2008). Etiology of motivation in elementary school children: Self-perceived ability and fear of failure. Talk at the XXIX International Congress of Psychology (ICP), Berlin, Germany.
  • Spengler, M., Spinath, F.M., & Spinath, B. (February, 2008). Wie Zwillingsstudien helfen, familiäre Einflussgrößen auf Schulerfolg zu untersuchen. Das Beispiel KoSMoS (I). Talk at the 5th Munich conference for Family Psychology, Munich, Germany.
  • Spengler, M., Spinath, F.M., Wolf, H., & Hellbrück, I. (July, 2007). The Role of “Fear of Failure” in predicting school achievement beyond g. Poster at the 13th Conference of the International Society for the Study of Individual Differences (ISSID), Giessen, Germany.
  • Spinath, F.M., Spinath, B., Wolf, H., Spengler, M., & Plomin, R. (July, 2007). Genetics of motivation: Validity and etiology of self-perceived ability in elementary school children. Talk at the 13th conference of the International Society for the Study of Individual Differences (ISSID), Giessen, Germany.
  • Spengler, M., Spinath, F.M., Spinath, B., & Wolf, H. (September, 2007). Zur Vorhersage von Schulerfolg – Welche Einflussgrößen gibt es jenseits der Intelligenz? Talk at the 9th conference „Differentielle Psychologie, Persönlichkeitspsychologie und Psychologische Diagnostik (DPPD)“, Vienna, Austria.