Research Professor of Developmental Psychology, Director Center for Applied Developmental Science
Past-President of the International Union of Psychological Science
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Rainer K. Silbereisen
Rainer K. Silbereisen was Professor and Head of the Department of Developmental Psychology at the University of Jena (Germany), Adjunct Professor of Human Development and Family Studies at the Pennsylvania State University (USA), and is currently Research Professor of Developmental Psychology and Director of the Center for Applied Developmental Science (CADS). He is Fellow of the American Psychological Association and the Association for Psychological Science, and Member of the European Academy of Sciences (London). He was Editor of the International Journal of Behavioral Development and the European Psychologist, and since 2014 is Editor of the International Journal of Psychology. He was Chair of the Board of the German Social Science Infrastructure Services (GESIS), is a former President of the German Psychological Society and of the International Society for the Study of Behavioral Development (ISSBD). He was until recently President of the International Union of Psychological Science (IUPsyS) and is now Past-President. A psychologist by training, he has been involved in interdisciplinary large scale research on human development across the life-span, and in particular on the role of social change in positive and maladaptive human development, utilizing a cross-cultural and biopsychosocial format. With the help of private foundations, he has established training programs for young investigators from developing countries. He has edited over 30 books and published more than 350 scholarly articles. For details go to ResearchGate: Profile Rainer Silbereisen
The 5th International Workshop on Psychological Intervention after Disasters (PIAD), 14-17 November 2016 in Manila, Philippines.
The 31st International Congress of Psychology, July 24-29, 2016 in Yokohama, Japan
ICP 2016 Yokohama
In Yokohama: Clemens Lechner, Rainer K. Silbereisen, Claudia Haase, Martin Obschonka
Dr. Maria Pavlova and Rainer K. Silbereisen caught by a fotographer when discussing their recent publication on parenting and civic engagement (Link).
The 4th International Workshop on Psychological Intervention after Disasters (PIAD), 9-12 November 2015 in Taipei, Taiwan.
Professor Silbereisen received the Lifetime Award of the European Association for Research on Adolescence (EARA). The award ceremony was held at the 14th Biennal Conference of the Association in Izmir-Cesme (Turkey), in September 2014.
Professor Silbereisen is the editor for the International Journal of Psychology, effective January 2014 (more information).
Curriculum Vitae (PDF)
Silbereisen, R. K. (2016). Dealing with Challenges of Social and Economic Change: Role of Agency in Regional and International Comparison. Keynote Address at the 31st International Congress of Psychology 2016, Yokohama, Japan. Keynote Address (PDF)