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Prof. Dr. Marcus Hasselhorn

  Hasselhorn Geschäftsführender Direktor des DIPF

Executive Director of DIPF

Education and Human Development

Department of Education and Human Development

Schloßstraße 29
60486 Frankfurt am Main

+49 (0)69-24708-214



Curriculum Vitae

Current and key activities, research

Ontogenesis of individual conditions of successful learning

  • Göttingen developmental study on language, working memory and theory of Mind (GESAgT)
  • Differential development of memory strategies of children aged eight to twelve

Optimising individual competencies in accordance with development, the mature school child

  • Learning disabilities and learning disorders
  • Standardisation and validation of a working memory test battery for children aged five to twelve years (AGTB)
  • German spelling test for grades 5 and 6 (DERET)

Plasticity late in life
Posssibilities of changing and influencing cognitive learning conditions

  • Working memory
  • Attention
  • Neuronal: modelling, EEG data (Bernstein-Center)
  • Behavioural: Negative priming experiments


  • GRK 1195 ("Passungsverhältnisse schulischen Lernens: Verstehen und Optimieren")
  • Competencies of assessment (in the priority programme for the diagnosis of competencies)
  • Participation in FG initiative working memory/ executive control throughout the lifespan

LOEWE initiative:“Research Center for Individual Development and Adaptive Education
(in co-operation with other DIPF centers and with colleagues from three different faculties of Frankfurt University)

Acts as a responsible contributor to external expert groups

  • Member of the WilhelmWundt society; Germany: since 2005
  • Member of the science academy, Göttingen –Mathematical-physical class; Germany: since 2005
  • Steering group member of the federal state of Baden-Wuerttemberg for the project “Schulreifes Kind“ (school readiness); Germany : since 2009
  • Membership in the scientific advisory board at the Institute for Science Media; Tübingen; Germany: since 2010
  • Membership in the higher education council, Kassel university; Germany: since 2010
  • Member of the curatorship, Psychological university Berlin; Germany: since 2010

Fulfils functions regarding scientific journals and series

  • Standards der Psychologie (Standards in Psychology, co-editor): Kohlhammer-Verlag, Germany: since 2008
  • Tests & Trends; Jahrbuch der pädagogisch-psychologischen Diagnostik (Yearbook of pedagogical-psychological diagnostics, co-editor): Hogrefe-Verlag, Germany, since 2000


last modified Mar 24, 2017
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