Prof. Dr. Anna Baumert

Prof. Dr. Anna Baumert

Head of Research Group Moral Courage

Research Focus

Psychology of justice and morality; personality and information processing; psychometric properties of economic games

Academic Career: 
  • since September 2017 Professor for Personality and Social Psychology at TUM School of Education
  • since 2017 Max Planck research group leader (associate professor)
  • since 2015 Adjunct lecturer at the School of Psychology, University of Western Australia
  • 2012-2017 Assistant Professor for Personality Psychology and Assessment, University of Koblenz-Landau
  • 2009 PhD in Psychology, University of Koblenz-Landau
  • 2005 Magister (Master degree) in Philosophy, University of Trier
  • 2003 Diplom (Master degree) in Psychology, University of Trier

Honors and Scholarships

  • 2017 William-Stern Prize for outstanding innovative research in personality psychology by the German Psychological Association
  • 2005-2007 Ph.D. scholarship of the German National Academic Foundation
  • 2008 Teaching Award of the federal state Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany (10 000 €) 

Selected Publications

Peer-reviewed Publications (selection)

Baumert, A., & Sasse, J. (in press). Personality as interpersonal dynamics: Understanding within-situation processes and their recurrence across situations and time. Invited commentary. European Journal of Personality.

Baumert, A., Schmitt, M., Perugini, M., Johnson, W., Blum, G., … & Wrzus, C. (2017). Integrating personality processes, personality structure, and personality development. European Journal of Personality.

Maltese, S. & Baumert, A. (2017). Linking longitudinal dynamics of justice sensitivity and moral disengagement. Personality and Individual Differences.

Baumert, A., Halmburger, A., Rothmund, T., & Schemer, C. (2016). Everyday dynamics in generalized social and political trust. Journal of Research in Personality. DOI: 10.1016/j.jrp.2016.04.006

Halmburger, A., Baumert, A., & Schmitt, M. (2015). Anger as driving factor of moral courage in comparison to guilt, and global mood: A multimethod approach. European Journal of Social Psychology, 45, 39-51.

Baumert, A., Beierlein, C., Schmitt, M., Kemper, C. J., Kovaleva, A., Liebig, S., & Rammstedt, B. (2014). Measuring four perspectives of justice sensitivity with two items each. Journal of Personality Assessment, 96, 380-390.

Baumert, A., Schlösser, T., & Schmitt, M. (2014). Economic games - Performance-based assessment of altruism and fairness. European Journal of Psychological Assessment, 30, 178-192.

Baumert, A., Halmburger, A., & Schmitt, M. (2013). Interventions against norm violations: Dispositional determinants of self-reported and real moral courage. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 39, 1053-1068.

Book Chapters (selection)

Blum, G. S., Baumert, A., & Schmitt, M. (in press). Personality processes– from description to explanation. In J. F. Rauthmann (Ed.). The handbook of personality dynamics and processes. Elsevier.

Halmburger, A., Rotmund, T., Baumert, A., & Maier, J. (in press). Trust in Politicians - Understanding and Measuring the Perceived Trustworthiness of Specific Politicians and Politicians in General as Multidimensional Constructs. In E. Bytzek, U. Rosar, & M. Steinbrecher (Eds.), Wahrnehmung - Persönlichkeit - Einstellungen. Psychologische Theorien und Methoden in der Wahl- und Einstellungsforschung. Wiesbaden: Springer VS.

Wrzus, C., Quintus, M. & Baumert, A. (2018). Measuring personality processes in the lab and in the field. In V. Zeigler-Hill & T. Shackelford (Eds.), SAGE Handbook of Personality and Individual Differences. (pp. 231-256). Sage.

Baumert, A. & Schmitt, M. (2016). Justice sensitivity. In M. Schmitt & C. Sabbagh (Eds.), Handbook of Social Justice Theory and Research. Springer.

Halmburger, A., Baumert, A., & Schmitt, M. (2016). Moral courage as everyday heroism. In S. T. Allison, G. R. Goethals, & R. M. Kramer (Eds.), Handbook of Heroism and Heroic Leadership: Frameworks for an Emerging Science.

Baumert, A., Rothmund, T., Thomas, N., Gollwitzer, M. & Schmitt, M. (2013). Justice as a moral motive. Belief in a just world and justice sensitivity as potential indicators of the justice motive. In K. Heinrichs, F. Oser & T. Lovat (Eds.), Handbook of Moral Motivation. Theories, Models, Applications (pp. 159-180). Rotterdam: Sense Publishers.

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