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Peter Borkenau, Ph.D.

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Institut für Psychologie

room 224
Brandbergweg 23c
06120 Halle, Germany

phone: +49 345 55 24362
fax: +49 345 5527217

Sprechzeit: Dienstags 13-14 Uhr

postal address:
Department of Psychology
Martin-Luther University Halle-Wittenberg
06099 Halle, Germany

Research Interests

Accuracy in Person Perception

Consistency of Personality

Personality Structure

Personality-Congruent Information Processing

Curriculum Vitae

1975    Diploma in Psychologie (University of Heidelberg, Germany)
1982    Ph.D. in Psychology (Universität Heidelberg, Germany)
1987    Habilitation in Psychology (Universität Bielefeld, Germany)
1995    Full Professor for Differential Psychology and Psychological Assessment

Major Publications

  • Borkenau, P. (1986). Toward an understanding of trait interrelations: Acts as instances for several traits. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 51, 371-381.
  • Borkenau, P. & Ostendorf, F. (1987). Retrospective estimates of act frequencies: How accurately do they reflect reality? Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 52, 626-638.
  • Borkenau, P. & Ostendorf, F. (1987). Fact and fiction in implicit personality theory. Journal of Personality, 55, 415-443.
  • Borkenau, P. (1988). The multiple classification of acts and the big five factors of personality. Journal of Research in Personality, 22, 337-352.
  • Borkenau, P. (1990). Traits as ideal-based and goal-derived social categories. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 58, 381-396.
  • Borkenau, P. & Ostendorf, F. (1990). Comparing exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis: A study of the five-factor model of personality. Personality and Individual Differences, 11, 515-524.
  • Borkenau, P. (1992). Implicit personality theory and the five-factor model. Journal of Personality, 60, 295-329.
  • Borkenau, P. & Liebler, A. (1992). Trait inferences: Sources of validity at zero acquaintance. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 62, 645-657.
  • Borkenau, P. (1993). Anlage und Umwelt: Eine Einführung in die Verhaltensgenetik [Nature and nature: an introduction to behavior genetics]. Goettingen: Hogrefe.
  • Borkenau, P. & Liebler, A. (1993). Convergence of stranger ratings of personality and intelligence with self-ratings, partner ratings, and measured intelligence. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 65, 546-553.
  • Borkenau, P. & Liebler, A. (1993). Consensus and self-other agreement for trait inferences from minimal information. Journal of Personality, 61, 477-496.
  • Borkenau, P. & Ostendorf, F. (1993). NEO-Fünf-Faktoren-Inventar (NEO-FFI) nach Costa und McCrae. Göttingen: Hogrefe.
  • Wojciszke, B., Brycz, H., & Borkenau, P. (1993). Effects of information content and evaluative extremity on positivity and negativity biases. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 64, 327-335.
  • Borkenau, P. & Liebler, A. (1995). Observable attributes as cues and manifestations of personality and intelligence. Journal of Personality, 63, 1-25.
  • Heinrich, C. U. & Borkenau, P. (1998). Deception and deception detection: The role of cross-modal inconsistency. Journal of Personality, 66, 687-712.
  • Borkenau, P. & Ostendorf, F. (1998). The Big Five as states: How useful is the Five-Factor Model to describe intraindividual variations over time? Journal of Research in Personality, 32, 202-221.
  • Riemann, R., Angleitner, A., Borkenau, P., & Eid, M. (1998). Genetic and environmental sources of consistency and variability in positive and negative mood. European Journal of Personality, 12, 345-364.
  • Borkenau, P., Riemann, R., Spinath, F. M. & Angleitner, A. (2000). Behavior genetics of personality: The case of observational studies. In S. E. Hampson (Ed.), Advances in Personality Psychology, Volume 1 (pp. 107-137). Hove (England): Psychology Press.
  • Neubauer, A. C., Spinath, F. M., Riemann, R., Borkenau, P., & Angleitner, A. (2000). Genetic and environmental influences on two measures of speed of information processing and their relation to psychometric intelligence: Evidence from the German Observational Study of Adult Twins. Intelligence, 28, 267-289.
  • Asendorpf, J. B., Borkenau, P., Ostendorf, F., & van Aken, M. A. G. (2001). Carving personality description at ist joints: Confirmation of three replicable personality prototypes for both children and adults. European Journal of Personality, 15, 169-198.
  • Borkenau, P., Riemann, R., Angleitner, A., & Spinath, F. M. (2001). Genetic and environmental influences on observed personality: Evidence from the German Observational Study of Adult Twins. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 80, 655-668.
  • Ullrich, S., Borkenau, P., & Marneros, A. (2001). Personality disorders in offenders: Categorical versus dimensional approaches. Journal of Personality Disorders, 15, 442-449.
  • Borkenau, P., Riemann, R., Angleitner, A., & Spinath, F. M. (2002). Similarity of childhood experiences and personality resemblance in monozygotic and dizygotic twins: A test of the equal environments assumption. Personality and Individual Differences, 33, 261-269.
  • Spinath, F. M., Wolf, H., Angleitner, A., Borkenau, P., & Riemann, R. (2002). Genetic and environmental influences on objectively assessed activity in adults. Personality and Individual Differences, 33, 633-645.
  • Spinath, F. M., Angleitner, A., Borkenau, P. Riemann, R. & Wolf, H. (2002). German Observational Study of Adult Twins (GOSAT): A multimodal investigation of personality, temperament and cognitive ability. Twin Research, 5, 372-375.
  • Eid, M., Riemann, R., Angleitner, A., & Borkenau, P. (2003). Sociability and positive emotionality: Genetic and environmental contributions to the covariation between different facets of extraversion. Journal of Personality, 71, 319-346.
  • Borkenau, P., Mauer, N., Riemann, R., Spinath, F. M. & Angleitner, A. (2004). Thin slices of behavior as cues of personality and intelligence. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 86, 599-614.
  • Rammstedt, B., Riemann, R., Angleitner, A. & Borkenau, P. (2004). Resilients, overcontrollers, and undercontrollers: The replicability of the three personality prototypes across informants. European Journal of Personality, 18, 1-14.
  • Wolf. H., Borkenau, P., Angleitner, A., Riemann, R., & Spinath, F. M. (2004). Multi-method assessment of personality: An observational study of adult twins. Behavior Genetics, 34, 665.
  • Borkenau, P., & Mauer,    N. (2006). Processing of pleasant, unpleasant, and neutral words in a lateralized Emotional Stroop Task. Cognition and Emotion, 20, 866-877.
  • Borkenau, P., Riemann, R., Spinath, F. M. & Angleitner, A. (2006). Genetic and environmental influences on Person x Situation profiles. Journal of Personality, 74, 1451-1479.
  • Borkenau, P. & Mauer, N. (2006). Personality, emotionality, and risk prediction. Journal of Individual Differences, 27, 127-135.
  • Borkenau, P. & Mauer, N. (2007). Well-Being and the accessibility of pleasant and unpleasant concepts. European Journal of Personality, 21, 169-189.
  • Mauer, N. & Borkenau, P. (2007). Temperament and early information processing: Temperament-related attentional bias in emotional Stroop tasks. Personality and Individual Differences, 43, 1063-1073.
  • Borkenau, P. & Zaltauskas, K. (2009). Effects of self-enhancement on agreement on personality profiles. European Journal of Personality,23, 107-123.
  • Borkenau, P., Zaltauskas, K. & Leising, D. (2009). More may be better but there may be too much: Optimal trait level and self-enhancement bias. Journal of Personality. 77, 825-858.
  • Borkenau, P., Brecke, S., Möttig, C. & Paelecke, M. (2009). Extraversion is accurately perceived after a 50-ms exposure to a face. Journal of Research in Personality, 43, 702-705.
  • Borkenau, P., Paeleke, M. & Yu, R. (2010). Personality and lexical decision times for evaluative words. European Journal of Personality, 24, 123-136.
  • Allik, J., Realo, A., Möttus, R., Borkenau, P., Kuppens, P., & Hřebíčková, M. (2010). How people see others is different from how people see themselves: A replicable pattern across cultures. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 99, 870-882.
  • Leising, D., & Borkenau, P. (2011). Person perception, dispositional inferences, and social judgment. In L. M. Horowitz & S. Strack (Eds.), Handbook of interpersonal psychology: Theory, research, assessment, and therapeutic interventions (pp. 157-170). Hoboken, N. J.: Wiley.
  • Back, M. D., Penke, L., Schmukle, S. C., Sachse, K., Borkenau, P. & Asendorpf, J. B. (2011). Why mate choices are not as reciprocal as we assume: The role of personality, flirting, and physical attractivenss. European Journal of Personality, 25, 120-132.
  • Allik, J., Realo, A., Möttus, R., Borkenau, P., Kuppens, P. & Hřebíčková, M. (2012). Person-fit to the five-factor model of personality. Swiss Journal of Psychology, 71, 35-45.
  • Borkenau, P., Hřebíčková, M., Kuppens, P., Realo, A. & Allik, J. (in press). Sex differences in variability in personality: A study in four samples. Journal of Personality.
  • Paelecke, M., Paelecke-Habermann, Y. & Borkenau, P. (in press). Temperament and attentional bias in vocal emotional Stroop tasks. European Journal of Personality.
  • Leising, D., Ostrovski, O. & Borkenau, P. (in press. Vocabulary for describing disliked persons is more differentiated than vocabulary for describing liked persons. Journal of Research in Personality.

Services

•    Editor, European Journal of Personality (1996–2000)

•    Associate Editor, Journal of Research in Personality (2009-2011).

•    Consultant Editor, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology: Personality Processes and Individual Differences (1998–2003; 2011-)

•    Consultant Editor, Journal of Personality (1994–1995)

•    Consultant Editor, Journal of Research in Personality (1994–2006, 2012-)

•    Consultant Editor, European Journal of Personality (1987–1995, 2001-)

•    Editorial Board, Journal of Individual Differences (2004 -)

•    Editorial Board, Measurement: Interdisciplinary Research and Perspectives (2003-)

•    Board of Directors, International Society for the Study of Individual Differences (2003 - 2009)

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