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René Proyer

Prof. Dr. René Proyer

Prof. Dr. René Proyer

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Institut für Psychologie

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Emil-Abderhalden-Straße/26-27
06108 Halle, Germany

Telefon: +49 345 55 24362
Telefax: +49 345 5527218

Twitter: @ReneProyer
ResearchGate: researchgate.net/profile/Rene_Proyer
ORCID ID: orcid.org/0000-0001-7426-4939
Publons: publons.com/a/1302068/

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

Prof. Dr. René Proyer

Sprechzeit: nach Vereinbarung (Email)

Forschungsinteressen

Positive Psychologie (Wohlbefinden/Lebenszufriedenheit, Interventionen)

Verspieltheit im Jugend- und Erwachsenenalter (Modellentwicklung, Entwicklung von Messinstrumenten für Kinder, Jugendliche und Erwachsene)

Dispositionen zum Lachen und Ausgelachtwerden (aktuell: Studien zur Rolle in der Schule)

Berufsinteressen bei Jugendlichen; Fragen der Karriere- und Laufbahnberatung

Vita (kurz)

2002 Diplom in Psychologie (Universität Wien; Mag. rer. nat.)

2005 Lizenz für berufsbezogene Eignungsbeurteilungen nach DIN33430

2006 Promotion (Universität Zürich; Dr. phil.)

2014 Habilitation (Universität Zürich)

2015 Vertretung der Professur für Differentielle Psychologie und Psychologische Diagnostik

2018 Ernennung zum Professor für Psychologische Diagnostik und Differentielle Psychologie

Funktionen

Intern

Vorsitzender des Prüfungsausschusses des Psychologischen Instituts

Extern

Mitglied des Executive Committees der European Association of Psychological Assessment (EAPA   )

Associate Editor European Journal of Psychological Assessment (2015- )

Associate Editor Journal of Well-Being Assessment (2017- )

Editorial Board Current Psychology (2014- )

Editorial Board International Journal of Applied Positive Psychology (2015- )

Consulting Editor Rivista Italiana di Studi sull’Umorismo (RISU) (2017 - )

International Advisory Board The European Journal of Humor Research (2012- )

Guest Editor für ein Special Issue im International Journal of Play mit dem Arbeitstitel: A multidisciplinary perspective on play and playfulness in adults    (2017)

Guest Editor for ein Special Issue bei Frontiers in Psychology: Personality and Social Psychology mit dem Titel Humor and Laughter, Playfulness and Cheerfulness: Upsides and Downsides to a Life of Lightness    (gem. mit Willibald Ruch, Universität Zürich; Tracey Platt, University of Wolverhampton und Hsueh-Chih Chen, National Taiwan Normal University)

Editor in Chief HUMOR: International Journal of Humor Research (2014-2015)

Guest Editor für ein Special Issue (2010-1, 2010-2) von Psychological Test and Assessment Modeling

Associate Editor Frontiers in Psychology: Quantitative Psychology and Measurement (2015-2016)

Associate Editor BMC Psychology: Personality and individual differences (2015- 2017)

Aktuelle Publikationen

Dursun, P., Dalgar, I., Brauer, K., Yerlikaya, E., & Proyer, R. T. (in press). Assessing dispositions towards ridicule and being laughed at: Development and initial validation of the Turkish PhoPhiKat-45. Current Psychology. doi:10.1007/s12144-017-9725-2   

Gander, F., Hofmann, J., Proyer, R. T., & Ruch, W. (in press). Character strengths – Stability, change, and relationships with well-being changes. Applied Research in Quality of Life.

Ortner, T. M., & Proyer, R. T. (in press). Behavioral and performance measures of personality. In V. Zeigler-Hill & T. K. Shackelford (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Personality and Individual Differences. Springer. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-28099-8_1281-1

Platt, T., Hofmann, J., Ruch, W., & Proyer, R. T. (in press). Duchenne display responses towards sixteen enjoyable emotions: Individual differences between no and high fear of being laughed at. In P. Ekman, & E. L. Rosenberg (Eds.), What the face reveals: Basic and applied studies of spontaneous expression using the Facial Action Coding System (pp. xxx-xxx). Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press. (Reprint MOEM)

Proyer, R. T. (in press). Positive psychology. In V. Zeigler-Hill & T. K. Shackelford (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Personality and Individual Differences. Springer. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-28099-8_1496-1   

Proyer, R. T., Gander, F., Tschirpke, V., & Brauer, K. (in Druck). Prävention psychischer Störungen im Kontext der Positiven Psychologie. In B. Röhrle, J. Anding, & H. Christiansen (Hrsg.), Prävention und Gesundheitsförderung (Bd. VI. Zur Verbesserung der Wirksamkeit). Tübingen: DGVT.

Wagner, L., Gander, F., Proyer, R. T., & Ruch, W. (in press). Character strengths and PERMA: Investigating the relationships of character strengths with a multidimensional framework of well-being. Applied Research in Quality of Life.

Proyer, R. T., Tandler, N., & Brauer, K. (2019). Playfulness and creativity: A selective review. In S. R. Luria, J. Baer, & J. C. Kaufman (Eds.), Creativity and humor (pp. 43-56). San Diego, CA: Academic Press. doi:10.1016/B978-0-12-813802-1.00002-8   

Brauer, K., & Proyer, R. T. (2018). To love and laugh: Testing actor-, partner-, and similarity effects of dispositions towards ridicule and being laughed at on relationship satisfaction. Journal of Research in Personality, 76, 165-176. doi:10.1016/j.jrp.2018.08.008    (kostenfrier Abruf bis 18.10.18)

Gander, F., Proyer, R. T., & Ruch, W. (2018). A placebo-controlled onlinestudy on potential mediators of a pleasure-based positive psychology intervention: The role of emotional and cognitive components. Journal of Happiness Studies, 19, 2035-2048. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10902-017-9909-3   

Pang, D. & Proyer, R. T. (2018). An initial cross-cultural comparison of adult playfulness in mainland China and German-speaking countries. Frontiers in Psychology, 9: 421. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2018.00421   

Proyer, R. T. (2018). Playfulness and humor in psychology: An overview and update. HUMOR: International Journal of Humor Research, 31, 259-271. doi:10.1515/humor-2016-0080   

Proyer, R. T., & Brauer, K. (2018). Exploring adult playfulness: Examining the accuracy of personality judgments at zero-acquaintance and an LIWC analysis of textual information. Journal of Research in Personality, 73, 12-20. doi:10.1016/j.jrp.2017.10.002   

Proyer, R. T., Brauer, K., Wolf, A., & Chick, G. (2018). Beyond the ludic lover: Individual differences in playfulness and love styles in heterosexual relationships   . American Journal of Play, 10, 265-289.

Proyer, R. T., Gander, F., Bertenshaw, E., & Brauer, K. (2018). The positive relationships of playfulness with indicators of health, activity, and physical fitness. Frontiers in Psychology, 9. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2018.01440   

Ruch, W., Heintz, S., Platt, T., Wagner, L., & Proyer, R. T. (2018). Broadening humor: Comic styles differentially tap into temperament, character, and ability. Frontiers in Psychology, 9: 6. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2018.00006   

Wellenzohn, S., Proyer, R. T., & Ruch, W. (2018). Who benefits from humor-based positive psychology interventions? The moderating effects of personality traits and sense of humor. Frontiers in Psychology. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2018.00821   

Brauer, K., & Proyer, R. T. (2017). Are Impostors playful? Testing the association of adult playfulness with the Impostor Phenomenon. Personality and Individual Differences, 116, 57-62. doi:10.1016/j.paid.2017.04.029   

Gander, F., Proyer, R. T., & Ruch, W. (2017). The subjective assessment of accomplishment and positive relationships: Initial validation and correlative and experimental evidence for their association with well-being. Journal of Happiness Studies, 18, 743-764. doi:10.1007/s10902-016-9751-z

Hofmann, J., Ruch, W., Proyer, R. T., Platt, T., & Gander, F. (2017). Assessing dispositions towards ridicule and laughter in the workplace: Adapting and validating the PhoPhiKat-9 Questionnaire. Frontiers in Psychology, 8:714. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2017.00714   

Proyer, R. T. (2017). A multidisciplinary perspective on adult play and playfulness (Editorial). International Journal of Play, 6, 241-243. doi:\link{http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/21594937.2017.1384307?needAccess=true   }{10.1080/21594937.2017.1384307}

Proyer, R. T. (2017). A new structural model for the study of adult playfulness: Assessment and exploration of an understudied individual differences variable. Personality and Individual Differences, 108, 113-122. doi:10.1016/j.paid.2016.12.011   

Proyer, R. T., Gander, F., & Tandler, N. (2017). Strength-based interventions: Their importance in application to the gifted. Gifted Education International, 33, 118-130. doi:10.1177/0261429416640334   

Proyer, R. T., Gander, F., Wellenzohn, S., & Ruch, W. (2017). The Authentic Happiness Inventory revisited:  Addressing its psychometric properties, validity, and role in intervention studies. Journal of Well-Being Assessment, 1, 77-96. doi:10.1007/s41543-018-0006-0   

Proyer, R. T., & Laub, N. (2017). The German-language version of the Expressions of Spirituality Inventory-revised: Adaptation and initial validation. Current Psychology, 36, 1-13. doi:10.1007/s12144-015-9379-x   

Proyer, R. T., & Ortner, T. M. (2017). Praxis der Psychologischen Gutachtenerstellung: Schritte vom Deckblatt bis zum Anhang (2. Aufl.). Bern: Hogrefe.

Proyer, R. T., & Wolf, A. (2017). Humor and well-being. In J. Stein (Ed.), Reference Module in Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Psychology. doi:10.1016/B978-0-12-809324-5.05590-5   

Gander, F., Proyer, R. T., & Ruch, W. (2016). Positive psychology interventions addressing pleasure, engagement, meaning, positive relationships, and accomplishment increase well-being and ameliorate depressive symptoms: A randomized, placebo-controlled online study. Frontiers in Psychology, 7: 686. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2016.00686   

Ivanova, E. M., Makogon, I.K, Stefanenko, E.A., Enikolopov, S.N., Proyer, R. T., & Ruch, W. (2016). Русскоязычная адаптация опросника гелотофобии, гелотофилии и катагеластицизма PhoPhiKat [The Russian-language adaptation of the questionnaire for gelotophobia, gelotophilia and katagelasticism PhoPhiKat]. Voprosy Psikhologii, 2, 162-171.

Platt, T., Proyer, R. T., Hofmann, J., & Ventis, L. V. (2016). Gelotophobia in practice and the implications of ignoring it. European Journal of Humour Research, 4, 46-56.

Proyer, R. T., Gander, F., Wellenzohn, S., & Ruch, W. (2016). Addressing the role of personality, ability, and positive and negative affect in positive psychology interventions: Findings from a randomized intervention based on the Authentic Happiness theory and extensions. Journal of Positive Psychology, 11, 609-621. doi:10.1080/17439760.2015.1137622   

Proyer, R. T., Gander, F., Wellenzohn, S., & Ruch, W. (2016). Nine beautiful things: A self-administered online positive psychology intervention on the beauty in nature, arts, and behaviors increases happiness and ameliorates depressive symptoms. Personality and Individual Differences, 94, 189-193. doi:10.1016/j.paid.2016.01.028    (s. dazu auch Pressemitteilung und Beitrag in der Mitteldeutschen Zeitung   )

Ruch, W., & Proyer, R. T. (2017). Stärkenorientierte Ansätze. In R. Frank (Hrsg.), Therapiziel Wohlbefinden (S. 109-119; 2. Aufl.). Berlin: Springer. doi:1   0.1007/978-3-662-53471-7_8

Wellenzohn, S., Proyer, R. T., & Ruch, W. (2016). How do positive psychology interventions work? A short-term placebo-controlled humor-based study on the role of the time focus. Personality and Individual Differences, 96, 1-6. doi:10.1016/j.paid.2016.02.056   

Wellenzohn, S., Proyer, R. T., & Ruch, W. (2016). Humor-based online positive psychology interventions: A randomized placebo-controlled long-term trial. Journal of Positive Psychology, 11, 584-594. doi:10.1080/17439760.2015.1137624   

Hofmann, J., Platt, T., Ruch, W., & Proyer, R. T. (2015). Individual differences in gelotophobia predict responses to joy and contempt.    SAGE Open, 5(2):1-12. DOI: 10.1177/2158244015581191   

Ortner, T. M., & Proyer, R. T. (2015). Objective Personality Tests.    In T. M. Ortner, & F. J. R. van de Vijver (Eds.). Behavior-based assessment in psycholog: Going beyond self-report in the personality, affective, motivation, and social domains (pp. 133-152). Göttingen: Hogrefe. ISBN 978-0-88937-437-9.

Proyer, R. T. (2015). Zur multimethodischen Diagnostik beruflicher Interessen : vom Fragebogen zum Objektiven Test.    In C. Tarnai, &F. G. Hartmann (Hrsg.), Berufliche Interessen: Beiträge zur Theorie von J. L. Holland (S. 45-62). Münster: Waxmann . ISBN 978-3-8309-3148-5.

Proyer, R. T., Gander, F., Wellenzohn, S., & Ruch, W. (2015). Strengths-based positive psychology interventions: A randomized placebo controlled online trial on long-term effects for a signature strengths- vs. a lesser strengths-intervention. Frontiers in Psychology, 6, 456. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2015.00456   

Proyer, R. T., Wagner, L. (2015). Playfulness in adults revisited: The signal theory in German speakers.    American Journal of Play, 7, 201-227.

Proyer, R. T., Wellenzohn, S., Gander, F., & Ruch, W. (2015). Toward a better understanding of what makes positive interventions work: Predicting happiness and depression from the person × intervention-fit in a follow-up after 3.5 years. Applied Psychology: Health and Well-Being, 7, 108- 128. doi:10.1111/aphw.12039   

Ruch, W., & Proyer, R. T. (2015). Mapping strengths into virtues: The relation of the 24 VIA-strengths to six ubiquitous virtues. Frontiers in Psychology, 6, 460. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2015.00460   

Führ, M., Platt, T., & Proyer, R. T. (2015). Testing the relations of gelotophobia with humor as a coping strategy and self-ascribed loneliness, reflectivity, attractiveness, self-acceptance, and life expectations. European Journal of Humour Research, 3, 84-97.

Proyer, R. T. (2014). Perceived functions of playfulness in adults: Does it mobilize you at work, rest, and when being with others? European Review of Applied Psychology, 64, 241-250. doi:10.1016/j.erap.2014.06.001   

Proyer, R. T. (2014). To love and play: Testing the association of adult playfulness with the relationship personality and relationship satisfaction. Current Psychology, 33, 501-514. doi:10.1007/s12144-014-9225-6   

Proyer, R. T., Gander, F., Wellenzohn, S., & Ruch, W. (2014). Positive psychology interventions in people aged 50-79 years: Long-term effects of placebo-controlled online-interventions on wellbeing and depression. Aging and Mental Health, 18, 997-1005. doi:10.1080/13607863.2014.899978   

Proyer, R. T, Wagner-Menghin, M. M., & Grafinger, G. (2014). Screening reading comprehension in adults: Development and initial evaluation of a reading comprehension measure. Psychological Test and Assessment Modeling, 56, 368-381.

Ruch, W., Martínez-Martí, M. L., Proyer, R. T. & Harzer, C. (2014). The Character Strengths Rating Form (CSRF): Development and initial assessment of a 24-Item rating scale to assess character strengths. Personality and Individual Differences, 68, 53-58. doi:10.1016/j.paid.2014.03.042   

Ruch, W., Hofmann, J., Platt, T., & Proyer, R. T. (2014). The      state-of-the art in gelotophobia research: A review and some theoretical extensions. Humor: International Journal of Humor Research, 27, 23-45. doi:10.1515/humor-2013-0046   

Proyer, R. T., Gander, F., Wellenzohn, S., & Ruch, W. (2014). Positive psychology interventions in people aged 50-79 years: Long-term effects of placebo-controlled online-interventions on well-being and depression. Aging and Mental Health, 18, 997-1005. doi:10.1080/13607863.2014.899978   

Proyer, R. T. (2014). A psycho-linguistic approach for studying adult playfulness: A replication and extension toward relations with humor. Journal of Psychology: Interdisciplinary and Applied, 148, 717-735. doi:10.1080/00223980.2013.826165   

Kamble, S. V., Proyer, R. T. & Ruch, W. (2014). Gelotophobia in India: The assessment of the fear of being laughed at with the Kannada version of the GELOPH<15>. Psychological Studies, 59, 337-344. doi:10.1007/s12646-014-0254-x   

Mitgliedschaft in wissenschaftlichen Vereinigungen

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Psychologie (DGPs   ), Fachgruppe    Differentielle Psychologie, Persönlichkeitspsychologie und psychologische Diagnostik

European Association of Psychological Assessment (EAPA   )

International Positive Psychology Association (IPPA   )

International Society for Humor Studies (ISHS   )

Swiss Positive Psychology Association (SWIPPA   )

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