Moritz Pischel

Ph.D. Student
K Building, Room 2.12
Office hours: by appointment
+49 6341 280 34 212

Research interests      Publications & conference contributions      Teaching      Vita

Research interests

  • Personality traits
    • Dark Factor of Personality
    • Aversive traits
  • Methods
    • Structural equation modelling (SEM)
    • Invariance and heterogeneity
  • Psychotherapy research
    • New approaches in psychotherapy
    • Nature-based interventions


Courses taught

  • Summer 2024: The Dark Factor of Personality
    (lab-tutorial & methods course; level: B.Sc.; language: German; together with Dr. Luisa Horsten)
  • Summer 2023: Clinical psychology
    (lecture; level: B.A.; language: German; together with Prof. Dr. Thorsten Burger, Catholic University of Applied Sciences, Freiburg)
  • Summer 2022: Scientific thinking and acting
    (tutorial; level: B.Sc.; language: German; University of Freiburg)


Education / Degrees

  • 2021-2023: M.Sc. Clinical Psychology and Neurosciences, University of Basel (advisors: Prof. Dr. Eric Pfeifer, Prof. Dr. Jens Gaab)
  • 2018-2021: B.Sc. Psychology, University of Basel (advisor: Prof. Dr. Rui Mata)
  • 2015-2020: B.A. Liberal Arts and Sciences, major: Culture and History, University of Freiburg (advisors: Prof. Dr. Veronika Lipphardt, Dr. Ryan Plumly)

Research and academic experience

  • Since 2024: Research & teaching assistant at the Experimental Psychology & Personality Lab (RPTU Kaiserslautern-Landau)
  • Since 2023: Ph.D. Student at the Research Traning Group “Statistical Modeling in Psychology” (advisors: Prof. Benjamin Hilbig Ph.D., Prof. Dr. Tanja Lischetzke, Prof. Dr. Thorsten Meiser)
  • Since 2023: Guest researcher at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Crime, Security, and Law, Freiburg
  • 2022-2023: Research assistant in the research group Personality, Identity, and Crime (Max Planck Institute for the Study of Crime, Security, and Law, Freiburg)
  • Since 2021: Guest researcher at the University Medical Center, Freiburg
  • 2021-2022: Research assistant at the Catholic University of Applied Sciences, Freiburg