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Dr. Jan Keil

M.A. Educational Science/​Sociology

Phone: + 49 341 - 97 24030
Fax:     + 49 341 - 97 24019


Research projects


Research interests

  • social behavior of children raised in a stressful vs. non- stressful environment
  • (psychological) game theory
  • cooperation
  • social competencies 
  • sequelae of childhood maltreatment

​Curriculum Vitae

​since 2019 Research Associate at the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, University of Leipzig, Germany


Ph.D. in Educational Science at the University of Konstanz

Title of Dissertation: The impact of maltreatment experiences on cooperative behavior of children and adolescents

​2017 - 2018 Research Associate at the German Youth Institute, Munich
​2016 - 2017Project Coordinator "Genderperspectives in Medicine (GPmed)", Medical Faculty, University of Leipzig
​2012 - 2015Doctoral student at the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, University of Leipzig, Germany
​​2005 - 2012Study of Educational Science and Sociology at the University of Leipzig



First and Last Authorships

  • Schlensog-Schuster, F.*, Keil, J.*, Klitzing, K. von, Gniewosz, G., Schulz, C. C., Schlesier-Michel, A., Mayer, S., Stadelmann, S., Döhnert, M., Klein, A. M., Sierau, S., Manly, J. T., Sheridan, M. A. & White, L. O. (2022). From Maltreatment to Psychiatric Disorders in Childhood and Adolescence: The Relevance of Emotional Maltreatment. Child Maltreatment, 10775595221134248.
  • White, L. O., Bracher, A., Weil, A. S., Schött, M., von Klitzing, K., & Keil, J. (2021). Erfassung von Misshandlung im Kindes-und Jugendalter. Praxis der Kinderpsychologie und Kinderpsychiatrie70(1), 24-39.
  • Keil, J., & Langmeyer, A.N. (2020). Vater-Kind Kontakt nach Trennung und Scheidung: Die Bedeutung struktureller sowie intrafamilialer Faktoren. Zeitschrift für Soziologie der Erziehung und Sozialisation. 40(1), 39 - 61.
  • Keil, J., Perren, S., Schlesier-Michel, A., Sticca, F., Sierau, S., Klein, A. M., Steinbeis, N., von Klitzing, K. & White, L.O. (2019). Getting less than their fair share: Maltreated youth are hyper-cooperative yet vulnerable to exploitation in a Public Goods Game. Developmental Science, 22 (3): e12765.
  • Keil, J., Brendler, V., Sachse, C., Zülke, A., Zeynalova, S., Engel, C., Loeffler, M., Riedel-Heller, S.G., König, H.-H., Stengler, K. (2019). Geschlechterspezifische Inanspruchnahme von Gesundheitsleistungen in einer urbanen Erwachsenenpopulation. Das Gesundheitswesen.
  • Keil, J., Michel, A., Sticca, F., Leipold, K., Klein, A. M., Sierau, S., von Klitzing, K., & White, L.O. (2017). The Pizzagame: A virtual public goods game to assess cooperative behavior in children and adolescents. Behavior Research Methods, 49(4): 1432-1443.

*Shared first Authorship


  • White, L. O., Sprengeler, M. K., Schulz, C., Keil, J., Sierau, S., Schlesier-Michel, A., ... & Schlensog-Schuster, F. (2023). Empirische Arbeit: Ich-Flexibilität als Schutzfaktor bei Misshandlung im AMIS-Projekt. Psychologie in Erziehung und Unterricht70(1), 21-34.
  • Ricci, C., Poulain, T., Keil, J., Rothenbacher, D., & Genuneit, J. (2022). Association of sleep quality, media use and book reading with behavioral problems in early childhood. The Ulm SPATZ Health Study. Sleep Advances3(1), 1-9.​
  • White, L. O., Schulz, C. C., Schoett, M. J., Kungl, M. T., Keil, J., Borelli, J. L., & Vrtička, P. (2020). Conceptual Analysis: A Social Neuroscience Approach to Interpersonal Interaction in the Context of Disruption and Disorganization of Attachment (NAMDA). Frontiers in Psychiatry, 11: 517372.​
  • Brennecke, G., Stoeber, F. S., Kettner, M., Keil, J., White, L., Vasilache, A., ... & Radeloff, D. (2020). Suicide among immigrants in Germany. Journal of Affective Disorders274, 435-443.
  • White, L. O., Ising, M., von Klitzing, K., Sierau, S., Michel, A., Klein, A.M., Andreas, A., Keil, J., Quintero, L., Müller-Myhsok, B., Uhr, M., Gausche, R, Manly, J.T., Crowley, M.J. Kirschbaum, C. & Stalder, C. (2017). Reduced hair cortisol after maltreatment mediates externalizing symptoms in middle childhood and adolescence. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 58(9): 998-1007.
  • Sierau, S., Brand, T., Manly, J. T., Schlesier-Michel, A., Klein, A. M., Andreas, A., Quintero Garzón, L.; Keil, J.; Binser, M. J.; von Klitzing, K., White, L. O. (2016). A Multisource Approach to Assessing Child Maltreatment from Records, Caregivers, and Children. Child Maltreatment. 22(1): 45-57.
  • White, L. O., Klein, A. M., Kirschbaum, C., Kurz-Adam, M., Uhr, M., Müller-Myhsok, B., Hoffmann, K., Sierau, S., Michel, A., Stalder, T., Horlich, J., Keil, J., Resch, L., Andreas, A., Binser, M., Costa, A., Neudecker, E., Giourges, E., Wolf, C., Scheuer, S., Ising, M., & von Klitzing, K. (2015). Analyzing pathways from childhood maltreatment to internalizing symptoms and disorders in children and adolescents (AMIS): A study protocol. BMC Psychiatry, 15, 126.
  • Michel, A., Keil, J., Andreas, A., White, L.O., Sierau, S., Costa, A., Kurz-Adam, M., Tsapos, N., & Klein, A. (2014). Folgen von Vernachlässigung im Kindes - und Jugendalter. Monatsschrift Kinderheilkunde, 162 (12), 1090-1096.
  • Lang, T., Hämmerling, A., Haunstein, S., Keil, J., Nadler, R., & Schmidt, A. (2014). Migrants' capacities and expectations: Empirical results concerning return migration. Return migration to Central and Eastern Europe—Transnational migrants' perspectives and local businesses' needs, 7-46.
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