Bielefeld, May 11th, 2016
Our dear friend and colleague Alois Angleitner passed away yesterday. Our thoughts and deep sympathy are with his friends and family and especially with his wife and son.
Alois Angleitner, was born in November 1940 in Senftenberg (Austria). He began his academic career at the University of Vienna – a city he loved throughout his life – , where he studied ethnology and psychology. He received his Ph.D. and his habilitation in 1972 and 1977 respectively, working with Hans Thomae at the University of Bonn, Germany. In 1979 he was appointed the chair of differential and personality psychology at Bielefeld University. He retired in 2005. Alois Angleitner was one of the founding fathers of the European Association of Personality Psychology serving in the executive committee and as president of the EAPP. He was an active member of the International Society for the Study of individual Differences serving this society as member of the board of directors, secretary treasurer, and president elect.
Alois Angleitner’s scientific oeuvre is broad and internationally well known. Among other topics he published on personality and temperament assessment, personality structure based on the lexical approach, personality development, genetic and environmental sources of individual differences, cross-cultural personality research, and evolutionary personality psychology. We are grateful for the time we had with Alois and we will miss him.
For the personality group at Bielefeld University