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Andrea Michel, PhD

Psychologist  / visiting scientist

Research interests: acculturation of immigrants, adolescence, child development, stressful life events

Research project: AMIS


​Curriculum Vitae:

​1981​Birth in Munich
​2001 - 2007​Studies of Psychology at the Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena
Diploma thesis on second language use of adolescent ethnic German immigrants (Title: "Sprachgebrauch bei jugendlichen Aussiedlern")
​2005​Graduate studies of Human Development and Family Studies at the Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA (granted by the DAAD - German Academic Exchange Service)
​2008 - 2012​Research associate at the Department for Developmental Psychology & Center for Applied Developmental Science, University of Jena (Project: "Regulation of Developmental Transitions in Second Generation Immigrants in Germany and Israel")
​2009 - 2012​Doctoral Fellowship at the Jena Graduate School "Human Behavior in Social and Economic Change", Friedrich-Schiller-University, Jena
Dissertation thesis titled "Psychological Adaptation and Perceptions of Discrimination among Adolescent Aussiedler Immigrants"
​since 2012​Research associate at the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, University of Leipzig (Project: "Analyzing pathways from childhood maltreatment to internalizing symptoms & disorders in children and adolescents")



Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena

  • Peerbeziehungen über die Lebensspanne [Peer relations across the life span] (B.Sc. Psychology, Spring 2013)
  • Entwicklungsprobleme von Migranten und psychologische Interventionsansätze [Developmental challenges of migrants & possible psychological interventions] (M.Sc. Psychology, Fall 2012 / 2013)
  • Entwicklungsberatung [Developmental counseling] (B.Sc. Psychology, Fall 2011 / 2012)
  • "Birds of a feather flock together? Social relations among adolescent immigrants." (English-German study project Diplom psychology , Fall 2008 / 09 & Spring 2009)
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