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Prof. Dr. Cornelia Niessen

University of Erlangen-Nuremberg



Cornelia Niessen has been professor of Work and Organizational Psychology at the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg since 2011. She studied psychology at the Technical University of Berlin, and complemented her diploma in 1994. She received her doctoral degree in philosophy from the Technical University of Berlin, Institute of Cognitive Psychology, in 2002 and finsished her habilitation at the University of Konstanz, Department of Psychology, in 2009. From 1995 until 1997 she worked as research assistant at the Free University of Berlin, and from 1997 to 2001 at the Technical University of Berlin (Center for Human Machine Systems Studies). From 2001 to 2004 she was assistent professor at the Technical University of Braunschweig, Institute of Work-, Organizational-, and Social Psychology, and from 2004 to 2009 assistent professor at the University of Konstanz, Work and Organizational Psychology Unit. 2010 she was deputy pofessor at the University of Konstanz, Work and Organizational Psychology Unit.

Cornelia Niessen´s research interests revolve around the following domains of work and organizational psychology: Self-regulation at work, adaptive performance during organizational and occupational changes, recource management, and the work-home interface. The overarching objective cutting across the following research themes is the endeavor to identify complex psychological processes that underly different aspects of performance and enhance individuals´ well-being at work. Cornelia Niessen has published widely in Work and Organizational Psychology journals, and serves as a reviewer to several journals and institutitions.

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