Prof. Dr. Fridtjof Nußbeck

Postal address Bielefeld University
Faculty of Psychology and Sport Science Universitätsstraße 25
33615 Bielefeld
Room T4-241
Phone +49 (0)521 106-4521
+49 (0)521 106-154521
Consultation Thursday 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. upon appointment


Fridtjof W. Nussbeck received his diploma in Psychology from Trier University, Germany, in 2002. During his doctoral studies, he worked at the University of Koblenz Landau, Germany, the University of Geneva, Switzerland, and Freie Universität Berlin, Germany. In 2008, he received his Ph.D. from the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences at Freie Universität Berlin. From 2008 to 2012 he worked at the University of Zurich, Switzerland, as chief-assistant (Oberassistent) at the chair for Clinical Psychology with focus on child/adolescents and couples/families. Since 2012, he is Full Professor for Psychological Methods and Evaluation at Bielefeld University, Germany. His fields of research are psychometric model building and statistical modeling as well as the impact of stress on relationship functioning moderated by competencies and personality traits of both partners (co-regulation). Furthermore, he is interested in the optimization of teaching and learning statistics from a scientific as well as from an applied perspective. Fridtjof W. Nussbeck is member of the German Psychological Society (DGPs), the European Association for Methodology (EAM), and the Psychometric Society.

Statistics / Psychometrics

  • Multitrait-Multimethod (MTMM) analysis
  • longitudinal data analysis (Latent-State-Trait models, growth curve analysis)
  • mixture distribution models
  • rater agreement
  • scale validation
  • structural equation modeling (SEM)
  • dynamic observational data
  • experimental control in quasi-experiments

In Cooperation with the Life Perspectives Initiative at Bielefeld University

  • relationship research
  • interplay of stress, dyadic coping, emotion regulation, personality and the influence on relationship satisfaction and well-being in romantic relationships as well as the impact on children
  • cross-cultural comparisons
  • youth development
  • antecedents and resources for a sound child- and youth development
  • inequalities in the provision and utilization of extracurricular educational services for children at risk and their parents (link zur panelhomepage)

Teaching and Learning Statistics

  • development and evaluation of accompanying teaching activities in statistics for 1st year students
  • richtig einsteigen