Universität Bielefeld

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Dr. Veit Kubik

Postanschrift /
Postal address:
Universität Bielefeld
Fakultät für Psychologie und Sportwissenschaft
Abteilung für Psychologie
Postfach 10 01 31
D-33501 Bielefeld
Arbeitseinheit: 13: Bildungspsychologie (Educational Psychology)
Raum / Room : U4-224
Telefon / Phone: (0521) 106 - 3100
Homepage: AE 13 - Bildungspsychologie
Lehrangebot: courses

research interests

  • Applied and basic research on self-regulated learning, memory, metacognition and multitasking
  • Experimental design, individual differences, e-learning and online testing, open reproducible science

Research experience

2020- Lecturer and Research Associate (“Akademischer Rat”)
University of Bielefeld, Germany; Institute of Psychology, Department of Psychology (Prof. Kirsten Berthold); summer term
2019–2020 Guest Professor
Hagen University, Germany; Institute of Psychology, Department of General Psychology (Prof. Robert Gaschler); winter term
2018–2019 Lecturer and Research Associate
Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany; Institute of Psychology, Department of General Psychology (Prof. Torsten Schubert)
2016–2018 Postdoctoral researcher (PI)
Stockholm University, Sweden; Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany; Institute of Psychology
2015 Lecturer and postdoctoral researcher
Stockholm University, Sweden
2015 Ph.D., Psychology
Stockholm University, Sweden; Institute of Psychology
2011 Intermediate Magister (“Magisterzwischenprüfung”) in Philosophy
Goethe University, Frankfurt a. M., Germany (with distinction, 1.0)
2008 Diploma in Psychology
Goethe University, Frankfurt a. M., Germany (with distinction, 1.1)

Science management

2019–2021 Deputy of Junior Scientists in the Special Group “Educational Psychology” (DGPs)

Honors and awards

2019 Best Poster Prize: Hahne, F., Mailach, A., Heinrich, N., & Kubik, V.
(September). The forward effect of testing in middle and old age: Retrieval practice versus semantic elaboration. Tagung der Fachgruppen Entwicklungspsychologie Pädagogische Psychologie (paEpsy). Leipzig, Germany.
2018 Nomination to the Annual Award of Outstanding Young Researchers in Psychology
Swedish National Committee for Psychological Sciences at the Royal Academy of Science
2016–2019 Postdoctoral fellow
Berlin School of Mind and Brain
2010–2013 Scholarship recipient for doctoral studies
Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes
2003–2009 Scholarship recipient of undergraduate studies in psychology
Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes


2016–2019 “Offloading multiple deadlines: Individual differences in multitasking at the behavioral and neural level,” Swedish Research Council, international grant for postdoctoral studies, 345,000 € (principal investigator)
2015 Grant for the ICPSR Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research, Ann Arbor, USA, Swedish National Data Service, 2200€
2009–2013 3 individual grants for experimental research ∑ = 1385€
2009–2012 10 individual travel grants ∑ = 6463€


  • Kubik, V., Marksteiner, T. & Richter, T. (2021). Qualitätssicherung schriftlicher Prüfungen in der Psychologie: Ein wichtiges Thema und einige offene Fragen [Quality assurance of written examinations in psychology: An important topic with some open questions]. Psychologische Rundschau, 72 (2), 1-3. [preprint]
  • Kubik, V., Gaschler, R., & Hausman, H. (2021). PLAT 20(1) 2021: Enhancing student learning in research and educational practice: The power of retrieval practice and feedback. Psychology Learning & Teaching, 20(1), 1–20. https://doi.org/10.1177/1475725720976462
  • Enders, N., Gaschler, R., & Kubik, V. (2021). Online quizzes with closed questions in formal assessment: How elaborate feedback can promote learning Psychology Learning & Teaching, 20(1), 91–106. https://doi.org/10.1177/1475725720971205
  • Yoshimura, N., Morimoto, K., Murai, M., Kihara, Y., Marmolejo-Ramos, F., Kubik, V., & Yamada, Y. (2021). Age of smile: a cross-cultural replication report of Ganel and Goodale (2018). Journal of Cultural Cognitive Science. https://doi.org/10.1007/s41809-020-00072-3
  • 2020
  • Enders, N., Gaschler, R., & Kubik, V. (2020). Online quizzes with closed questions in formal assessment: How elaborate feedback can promote learning. Psychology Learning & Teaching. https://doi.org/10.1177/1475725720971205
  • Kubik, V., Del Missier, F., & Mäntylä, T. (2020). Spatial ability contributes memory for delayed intentions. Cognitive Research: Principles & Implications, 5 (36).https://doi.org/10.1186/s41235-020-00229-2
  • Kubik, V., Jönsson, F. U., de Jonge, M., & Arshamian, A. (2020). Putting testing into action. Enacted retrieval practice benefits long-term retention more than covert retrieval retention. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 73 (12), 2093–2105. https://doi.org/10.1177/1747021820945560
  • 2019
  • Zimmermann, M., Kubik, V., Persson, J., & Mäntylä, T. (2019). Proactive temporal coordination of temporally overlapping tasks relies on spatial processing in posterior parietal cortex. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 31 (10), 1468–1483. https://doi.org/10.1162/jocn_a_01435
  • Riemer, M., Kubik, V., & Wolbers, T. (2019). The effect of feedback on temporal error monitoring and timing behavior. Behavioral Brain Research, 2 (369),111929. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bbr.2019.111929
  • 2018
  • Kubik, V., Jönsson, F. U., Knopf, M., & Mack, W. (2018). The direct testing effect is pervasive in action memory: Analyses of recall accuracy and recall speed. Frontiers in Psychology. 9:1632. https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpsyg.2018.01632/full
  • Todorov, I., Kubik, V., Carelli, M. G., Del Missier, F., & Mäntylä, T. (2018). Spatial offloading in multiple task monitoring. Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 0, 1–12. https://doi.org/10.1080/20445911.2018.1436551
  • 2017
  • Jemstedt, A., Kubik, V., & Jönsson, F. (2017). What moderates the accuracy of ease of learning judgments? Metacognition and Learning, 3, 337–355. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11409-017-9172-3
  • Mäntylä, T., Coni, V., Kubik, V., Todorov, I., & Del Missier, F. (2017). Times takes space: Selective effects of multitasking on concurrent spatial processing. Cognitive Processing, 1–7. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10339-017-0799-4
  • Obermeyer, S., Kubik, V., Schaich, A., Kolling, T., & Knopf, M. (2017 ). Learning to recognize younger faces at an older age. Aging Clinical and Experimental Research, 29 (2), 191–196. s40520-016-0537-2-2
  • Tempel, T., & Kubik, V. (2017). Test-potentiated learning of motor sequences. Memory, 25 (3), 326–334. https://doi.org/10.1080/09658211.2016.1171880
  • 2016
  • Kubik, V., Olofsson, J. K., Nilsson, L.-G., & Jönsson, F. U. (2016). Putting action memory to the test: Testing affects subsequent restudy but not long-term forgetting of action events. Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 28(2), 209–219. https://doi.org/10.1080/20445911.2015.1111378
  • 2015
  • Kubik, V., Nilsson, L.-G., Olofsson, J. K., & Jönsson, F. U. (2015). Testing effects on subsequent restudy and forgetting of action phrases. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, 56 (5), 475–481. https://doi.org/10.1111/
  • 2014
  • Kubik, V., Söderlund, H., Nilsson, L.-G., & Jönsson, F. U. (2014). Individual and combined effects of enactment and testing on memory for action phrases. Experimental Psychology, 61 (5), 347–355. https://doi.org/10.1027/1618-3169/a000254
  • Kubik, V., Obermeyer, S., Meier, J., & Knopf, M. (2014). The enactment effect in a multi-trial free-recall paradigm. Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 26 (7), 781–787. https://doi.org/10.1080/20445911.2014.959018
  • Jönsson, F. U., Kubik, V., Larsson Sundqvist, M., Todorov, I., & Jonsson, B. (2014). How crucial is the response format for the testing effect? Psychological Research, 78, 623–633. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00426-013-0522-8
  • 2012
  • Larsson Sundqvist, M., Todorov, I., Kubik, V., & Jönsson, F. U. (2012). Study for now, but judge for later: Delayed judgments of learning promote long-term retention. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, 53 (6), 450–454. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9450.2012.00968.x
  • 2011
  • Schatz, T. R., Spranger, T., Kubik, V., & Knopf, M. (2011). Exploring the enactment effect from an information processing view: What can we learn from serial position analyses? Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, 52 (6), 509–515. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9450.2011.00893.x

  • Books/Book chapters

  • Kubik, V., Katsarava, M., & Gaschler, R. (2021). General psychology sensation and perception. In: International Handbook of Psychology Learning and Teaching. Springer International Handbooks of Education. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-26248-8_6-1
  • Kubik, V., & Knopf, M. (2021). Plastizität. In J. Pantel, C. Bollheimer, C. Sieber, & A. Kruse (Eds.), Praxishandbuch der Altersmedizin. Geriatrie Gerontopsychiatrie Gerontologie (pp. xxx–xxx). Stuttgart: Kohlhammer.
  • 2014
  • Kubik, V., & Knopf, M. (2014). Plastizität. In J. Pantel, C. Bollheimer, C. Sieber, & A. Kruse (Eds.), Praxishandbuch der Altersmedizin. Geriatrie Gerontopsychiatrie Gerontologie (pp. 111–120). Stuttgart: Kohlhammer.
  • Kubik, V. (2014). Effects of testing and enactment on memory (Doctoral dissertation). Stockholm University, Stockholm. ISBN 978-91-7447-993-5.