Prof. Dr. Marcus Hasselhorn



Development of Successful Learning

Education and Human Development

Rostocker Straße 6
60323 Frankfurt am Main

+49 (0)69-24708-214




Curriculum Vitae

08/2012 – 11/2019
Executive Director of DIPF
2008 – 2012
Deputy Executive Director of DIPF
Since 2008
Member of the Scientific Board of the IDeA Center
2008 – 2019
Speaker of the Hessian LOEWE Center IDeA (Center for Research on Individual Development and Adaptive Education of Children at Risk)
Since 2007
Professor of Psychology focusing on Education and Human Development, DIPF | Leibniz Institute for Research and Information in Education in Frankfurt/M.
1997 – 2007
Professor for Educational Psychology and Developmental Psychology, University Göttingen
1993 – 1997
Professor (C3) for Developmental Psychology at TU Dresden
Habilitation, Venia Legendi for Psychology, Göttingen University
Stand-in professor (C4 Developmental Psychology), Koblenz-Landau University
Graduation to Dr. phil., Heidelberg University
1985 – 1993
Scientific researcher, academic councillor, Institute for Psychology, Göttingen University
1983 – 1985
Doctoral scholarship at Max-Planck Institute for Psychological Research, Munich, in the department of Developmental Psychology (chair: Prof. Dr. F.E. Weinert)
Final diploma examination in Psychology, Heidelberg University
Intermediate diploma examination in Psychology, Göttingen University
Final examination in the professional training of industrial clerk, Chamber of Industry and Commerce, Hannover-Hildesheim

Research Interests

  • Ontogenesis of individual conditions of successful learning
  • Learning and achievement disorders
  • Pedagogical-psychological diagnostics
  • Posssibilities of changing and influencing cognitive learning conditions

Contributions to External Expert Groups

  • Chair of the Steering Group of the Leibniz Education Research Network (LERN), Germany: since 2013
  • Chairman of the Academic Advisory Council at the Mercator Institute for Literacy and Language Education at the University of Cologne, Germany: since 2013
  • Member of the Higher Education Council at the University of Kassel, Germany: since 2010
  • Member of the Scientific Board of the IDeA Center (Center for Research on Individual Development and Adaptive Education of Children at Risk), Germany: since 2008 (chairman: 2008-2019)
  • Member of the Wilhelm Wundt Society, Germany: since 2006 (chairman: 2011-2014)
  • President of the German Psychological Society (DGPs, the Society), Germany: 2006-2008
  • Member of the Göttingen Academy of Sciences and Humanities – Mathematical-Physical Class, Germany: since 2005

Roles Regarding Scientific Journals and Publication Series

  • Book series “Kohlhammer Standards Psychologie“ (Standards in Psychology, co-editor), Kohlhammer Publishing, Germany
  • Book series “Pädagogische Psychologie und Entwicklungspsychologie“ (Educational psychology and developmental psychology, advisory board), Waxmann Publishing, Germany
  • Book series “Psychologie im Schulalltag“ (Psychology in everyday life at school, co-editor), Hogrefe Publishing, Germany
  • Book series “Tests und Trends in der pädagogisch-psychologischen Diagnostik“ (Yearbook of pedagogical-psychological diagnostics, co-editor), Hogrefe Publishing, Germany
  • Hogrefe Schultests, Hogrefe Vorschultests, and Hogrefe Förderprogramme (Tests of school, preschool, and support programmes, co-editor), Hogrefe Publishing, Germany
  • Journal “Frühe Bildung“ (Early childhood education, co-editor, executive editor 2011-2017)
  • “Zeitschrift für Entwicklungspsychologie und Pädagogische Psychologie“ (Journal of developmental psychology and educational psychology, advisory board)
  • “Zeitschrift für Erziehungswissenschaft“ (Journal of educational science, executive editor since 2017)
  • Journal “Lernen und Lernstörungen“ (Learning and learning disorders, advisory board)
  • Journal “Psychologie in Erziehung und Unterricht“ (Psychology in education and school, advisory board)
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