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AE 03: Developmental Psychology and Developmental Psychopathology

Chair:  Univ.-Prof. Dr. Sakari Lemola

Chair:  Univ.-Prof. Dr. Arnold Lohaus






In 2020 many families have already supported us by participating in subproject 1 and 2. We would like to take this opportunity to say THANK YOU and wish you a happy New Year!
Also in the new year 2021 we are still looking for biological families as well as foster and adoptive families to support us. You are welcome to register under empower-you.info!


EMPOWERYOU - Statement on the Corona Crisis

Regarding the current situation in times of the Corona virus, the EMPOWERYOU consortium issued a statement on the situation of foster and adoptive families, which you can find here.


EMPOWERYOU: Participants aged 8 to 21 years

In the EMPOWERYOU project, we want to investigate what protects
children and young people from stressful experiences of bullying and
violence and what helps them to cope with these experiences.
For this purpose we are looking for participants aged 8 to 21 years, who live with their biological, foster or adoptive parents, and their (foster/adoptive) parents. Young adults aged 11 to 21 years who do not live with their parents (e.g. in a residential group, in their own apartment) can also participate. If you are interested, please contact empoweryou@uni-bielefeld.de or call us at 0521-106 4500.


#teen.sleep.stress: Participants from the Bielefeld region aged 11 to 17

In the project #teen.sleep.stress, sleep of adolescents and how they experience stress is focused. Since August 2019, we have already been able to welcome more than 180 young people to our sleep laboratory. In the next months, further surveys will be conducted, so we are still looking for interested participants between 11 and 17 years of age, who are situated in the Bielefeld region. If you are interested please contact: teen.sleep.stress@uni-bielefeld.de


New Publications

Klein-Heßling, J. & Lohaus, A. (2021). Stresspräventionstraining für Kinder im Grundschulalter. Göttingen: Hogrefe (4. überarbeitete Auflage).

Kohlmann, C.-W., Eschenbeck, H., Jerusalem, M. & Lohaus, A. (2021). Diagnostik von Stress und Stressbewältigung. Göttingen: Hogrefe.

Heinrichs, N. & Lohaus, A. (2020). Klinische Entwicklungspsychologie kompakt: Psychische Störungen im Kindes- und Jugendalter. Weinheim: Beltz.

Job, A.-K., Ehrenberg, D., Hilpert, P., Reindl, V., Lohaus, A., Konrad, K. et al. (2020). Taking Care Triple P for foster parents with young children in foster care: Results of a 1-year randomized trial. Journal of Interpersonal Violence.

Lohaus, A. & Vierhaus, M. (2019). Entwicklungspsychologie des Kindes- und Jugendalters für Bachelor (Springer-Lehrbuch, 4. Aufl.). Berlin: Springer.

Lohaus, A., Rueth, J.-E. & Vierhaus, M. (2020). Cross-Informant Discrepancies and their Association with Maternal Depression, Maternal Parenting Stress, and Mother-Child Relationship. Journal of Child and Family Studies , 29, 867-879.

Eschenbeck, H., Heim-Dreger, U., Kerkhoff, D., Kohlmann, C.-W., Lohaus, A. & Vierhaus, M. (2019). The Coping Scales from the German Stress and Coping Questionnaire for Children and Adolescents. European Journal of Psychological Assessment.

Fassbender, I. & Lohaus, A. (2019). Fixations and Fixation Shifts in Own-Race and Other-Race Face Pairs at Three, Six and Nine Months. Infant Behavior and Development, 57 , 101328.

Rueth, J.-E., Lohaus, A. & Vierhaus, M. (2019). The German version of the Emotion Awareness Questionnaire for children and adolescents: Associations with emotion regulation and psychosocial adjustment. Journal of Personality Assessment, 101 , 434-445.

Chodura, S., Lohaus, A., Symanzik, T., Möller, C., Heinrichs, N. & Konrad, K. (2019). Demografische Eigenschaften von Pflegefamilien in Deutschland. Zeitschrift für Kinder- und Jugendpsychiatrie und Psychotherapie, 47 , 211-227.

Symanzik, T., Lohaus, A., Job, A.-K., Chodura, S., Konrad, K., Heinrichs, N. et al. (2019). Stability and change of attachment disorder symptoms and interpersonal problems in foster children. Mental Health & Prevention, 13 , 35-42.




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