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Müller, Swantje

Swantje Müller

Dr. rer. nat.
Educational Measurement


phone +49-(0)431-880-1315
address Olshausenstraße 62, D-24118 Kiel


2018 Doctorate in Psychology, Humboldt University of Berlin
2014 Master of Science in Psychology of Individual Differences, University of Edinburgh
2013 Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Dresden University of Technology
2010 - 2014 Studies in Psychology at Dresden University of Technology and the University of Edinburgh

Professional Activity

since 2017 Research Scientist, IPN – Leibniz Institute for Science and Mathematics Education
2014 - 2017 Doctoral Fellow, International Max Planck Research School on the Life Course and Humboldt University of Berlin

Research Interests

Causes, Consequences, and Processes of Personality Development Across the Lifespan

Selected Publications

Mueller, S., Wagner, J., Wagner, G. G., Ram, N., & Gerstorf, D. (in press). How far reaches the power of personality? Personality predictors of terminal decline in well-being. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.
Mueller, S., Wagner, J., Voelkle, M. C., Smith, J., & Gerstorf, D. (in press). The interplay of personality and functional health in old and very old age: Dynamic within-person interrelations across up to 13 years. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.
Wagner, J. & Mueller, S. (in press). Personality development in late adulthood. In V. Zeigler-Hill & T. K. Shackelford (Eds.), Encyclopedia of personality and individual differences. New York: Springer International Publishing.
Mueller, S., Wagner, J., & Gerstorf, D. (2017). On the role of personality in late life. In J. Specht (Ed.), Personality development across the lifespan (pp. 69-84). San Diego, CA: Elsevier.
Mueller, S., Wagner, J., Drewelies, J., Duezel, S., Eibich, P., Specht, J., … Gerstorf, D. (2016). Personality development in old age relates to physical health and cognitive performance: Evidence from the Berlin Aging Study II. Journal of Research in Personality, 65, 94–108.