Prof. Dr. Franz J. Neyer

Professor of Personality Psychology and Psychological Assessment​
Prof. Dr. Franz J. Neyer
Prof. Dr. Franz J. Neyer
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Department of Personality Psychology and Psychological Assessment
Humboldtstraße 11
07743 Jena

Room 118

Consulting hours:
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Telephone: +49 3641 9-45161
Telefax: +49 3641 9-45162


  • Curriculum Vitae

    Education & Awards

    • 2005
      William-Stern-Award for excellent and innovative contributions to Personality Psychology1994   Ph.D. - Ludwig-Maximilians University Munich

    • 2002
      Habilitation - Humboldt University Berlin

    • 1994
      Ph.D. - Ludwig-Maximilians University Munich

    • 1989
      Diploma in Psychology - LMU Munich


    • since 2009    
      Professor of Personality Psychology and Psychological Assessment at the Department of Psychology University of Jena

    • 2014 - 2017  
      2020 - 2023  

      Head of Department, Institute of Psychology Friedrich Schiller University, Jena

    • 2007 - 2009    
      Professor of Personality Psychology at the Department of Psychology University of Potsdam

    • 2006 - 2007    
      Professor of Developmental Psychology (Focus Middle and Old Age) University of Vechta

    • 2002 - 2006    
      Associate Professor at Humboldt University Berlin

    • 1997 - 2002    
      Assistant Professor at Humboldt University Berlin - Department of Personality Psychology (Prof. J. Asendorpf)

    • 1994-1997    
      Senior Researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Psychological Research in Munich - Department Behavioral and Cognitive Development (Prof. F. E. Weinert) - Lecturer at the University of Munich (Prof. K. A. Schneewind)

    • 1989 - 1994    
      Researcher at the Deutsches Jugendinstitut in Munich

    • 1986 - 1989    
      Student assistant at the MPI for Psychological Research (Prof. H. Heckhausen, Prof. J. Beckmann) Study of Psychology at LMU Munich

    • 1983 - 1989
      Study of Psychology at LMU Munich

    Associate Editor

    Editorial Board

  • Reviewer


    • Aging and Mental Health
    • Basic and Applied Social Psychology
    • Behavior & Information Technology
    • Developmental Psychology
    • Diagnostica
    • European Journal of Personality
    • European Journal of Psychological Assessment
    • European Journal of Social Psychology
    • European Psychologist
    • Evolutionary Psychology
    • International Journal of Behavioral Development
    • International Journal of Psychology
    • Journal of Adolescence
    • Journal of Applied Psychology
    • Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology
    • Journal of Individual Differences
    • Journal of Personality
    • Journal of Personality and Social Psychology
    • Journal of Research in Personality
    • Journal of Social and Personal Relationships
    • Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie
    • Methodology
    • Motivation and Emotion
    • Personal Relationships
    • Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin
    • Personality and Social Psychology Review
    • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS)
    • Psychological Science
    • Psychologische Rundschau
    • Psychology and Aging
    • Social Psychological & Personality Science
    • Zeitschrift für Differentielle und Diagnostische Psychologie
    • Zeitschrift für Entwicklungspsychologie und Pädagogische Psychologie
    • Zeitschrift für Gerontologie und Geriatrie
    • Zeitschrift für Psychologie
    • Zeitschrift für Soziologie der Erziehung und Sozialisation

    Research Organisations


  • Memberships
  • Publications

    In press 

    Gonzalez Avilés, T., Bühler, J. L. , Brandt, N. D., & Neyer F. J. (in press). Today's Adolescents Are More Satisfied With Being Single: Findings from a German Cohort-Sequential Study Among 14- to 40-Year-Olds. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. link

    Hank, K., Gummer, T. , Bujard, M.,  Neyer, F. J. , Pollak, R.,  Spieß, K., Wolf, C., Christmann, P.,  Kunz, T., Lück, D., Naderi, R., Nutz, T., Schmid, L., & Thönnissen, C. (in press).  A new data infrastructure for family research and demographic analysis: the German Family Demography Panel Study (FReDA), European Sociological Review. doi: link

    Neyer, F. J., Borschel, E., & Lehnart, J. (im Druck). Geschwisterbeziehungen aus entwicklungs- und persönlichkeitspsychologischer Sicht. In M. Watzlawik & H. von der Lippe (Eds.), Geschwisterbeziehungen. Herausforderung und Ressource für die Entwicklung über die Lebensspanne. Stuttgart: Kohlhammer.

    Neyer, F. J. & Asendorpf, J. B. (in press). Psychologie der Persönlichkeit (7. Aufl.).  Berlin: Springer.

    Gonzalez Avilés, T., Borschel, E., Pusch, S., & Neyer, F. J. (in press). Not all Flowers Bloom in April: Self-Esteem Development Surrounding the First Romantic Relationship During Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood. European Journal of Personality. link

    Pusch, S., Neyer, F. J., & Hagemeyer, B. (in press). Closeness Discrepancies in Couple Relationships: A Dyadic Response Surface Analysis. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. link

    Finn, C. & Neyer, F. J. (in press). Love changes everything: How a cognitive account opens a window to our understanding of personality effects in romantic relationships. In S. Walper, E. V. Wendt, & F. Schmahl (Eds.), Partner relationships in adolescence and adulthood. Psychological and sociological perspectives. Berlin: Springer.


    Neyer, F. J., & Gonzalez Avilés, T. (2024). Why people change and yet remain who they are. European Journal of Personality, 38, 581-582. link

    Kunde, W., Dal Molin, J., Engel, J., Koch, S., Kollei, T., Ditzen, B., Ehring, T., Heinrichs, N., Kiesel, A., Kirsch, P., Krahé, B., Meiser, T., Mojzisch, A., Neyer, F. J., Pauen, S., Scheiter, K., Thiel, C., & Wolf, O. T. (2024). Bericht des Fachkollegiums Psychologie in der Deutschen Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG). Psychologische Rundschau. link

    Kersten, P., Mund, M., & Neyer, F. J. (2024). Does living alone mean being alone? Personal networks of solo-living adults in midlife. International Journal of Behavioral Development48(1), 12-24. link

    Bühler, J. L., Mund, M., Neyer, F. J., & Wrzus, C. (2024). A developmental perspective on personality–relationship transactions: Evidence from three nationally representative samples. Journal of Personality, 92, 202–221. link


    Kersten, P., Borschel, E., Neyer, F. J., & Mund, M. (2023). The social side of personality: Do affiliation and intimacy motives moderate associations of personal relationships with well-being?. Journal of Personality91, 992-1011. link

    Hank, K., Neyer, F. J. & Thönnissen, C. (2023) Disparities in subjective well-being by sexual orientation: Comparing cohorts from pairfam’s (2008-09) and FReDA’s (2021) baseline waves. Comparative Population Studies. link


    Johnson, M. D., Lavner, J. A., Muise, A., Mund, M., Neyer, F. J., Park, Y., Harasymchuk, C., & Impett, E. A. (in press). Women and men are the barometers of relationships: Testing the predictive power of women’s and men’s relationship satisfaction. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. link

    Johnson, M. D., Lavner, J. A., Mund, M., Zemp, M., Stanley, S. M., Neyer, F. J., Impett, E. A., Rhoades, G. K., Bodenmann, G, Weidmann, R., Bühler, J. L., Burriss, R. P., Wünsche, J., & Grob, A. (2022).  Within-couple associations between communication and relationship satisfaction over time. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 48,534-549,  DOI: 10.1177/01461672211016920External link


    Johnson, M. D., Neyer, F. J., & Finn, C. (2021). Subjective well-being across partnerships. Journal of Family Psychology, 35, 546-551 link

    Zimmermann, J., Greischel, H., Jonkmann, K., & Neyer, F.J. (2021). Growth all along the road? Personality development and international contacts of (in)experienced sojourners. European Journal of Personality, 35, 581-597 link

    Richter, J., Zimmermann, J., Neyer, F. J., & Kandler C. (2021). Do sojourn effects on personality trait changes last? A five-year longitudinal study. European Journal of Personality, 35, 358-382 link

    Schneider, N., Bujard, M., Wolf, C., Gummer, T., Hank, K. & Neyer, F.J. (2021). Family Research and Demographic Analysis (FReDA): Evolution, Framework, Objectives, and Design of “The German Family-Demographic Panel Study. Comparative Population Studies, 46, 49-186. DOI: link

    Gonzalez-Avilés, T., Finn, C., & Neyer, F. J. (2021). Patterns of Romantic Relationship Experiences and Psychosocial Adjustment From Adolescence to Young Adulthood. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 50, 550-562 link

    Mund, M. & Neyer, F. J. (2021). Wild horses dressed like unicorns: Relationship effects on personality. In J. F. Rauthmann (Ed.), The handbook of personality dynamics and processes (pp. 227--246). Elsevier. link


    Deffner, T., Schönle, J., Neyer, F. J. & Schulze, J. (2020). Erfassung des psychischen Befindens von Patienten auf der Intensivstation: Vorschlag für eine deutsche Version des Intensive Care Psychological Assessment Tool. Medizinische Klinik - Intensivmedizin und Notfallmedizin, 115(2), 140-147. link

    Finn, C., Johnson, M. D., & Neyer, F. J. (2020). Happily (n)ever after? Codevelopment of romantic partners in continuing and dissolving unions. Developmental Psychology, 56(5), 1022-1028. link

    Gummer, T., Schmiedeberg, C., Bujard, M. Christmann, P., Hank, K. Kunz, T., Lück, D., & Neyer, F. J. (2020). The impact of COVID-19 on fieldwork efforts and planning in pairfam and FReDA-GGS. Survey Research Methods, 14(2), 223-227. link

    Hagemeyer, B.*, Salomo, S.*, Engelhardt, C., Neyer, F. J., & Rupprecht, S. (2020). Assessing individual differences in the affective experience of dreams: The Jena Dream Inventory - Affect scales (JeDI-A). Assessment, 27, 1946–1959. link
    * Both authors made equal contributions to this work

    Mund, M., Freuding, M. M., Möbius, K., Horn, N., & Neyer, F. J. (2020). The stability and change of loneliness across the life span: A meta-analysis of longitudinal studies. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 24(1), 24-52. link [PDF]External link

    Mund, M., Lüdtke, O., & Neyer, F. J. (2020). Owner of a lonely heart: The stability of loneliness across the lifespan. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 119(2), 497-516. doi:10.1037/pspp0000262External link [PDF]External link

    Neyer, F. J. & Wrzus, C. (2020). Psychologie der Freundschaft. Blickpunkt EFL-Beratung, 44, 48-58.


    Borschel, E., Zimmermann, J., Crocetti, E., Meeus, W. H. J., Noack, P. & Neyer, F. J. (2019). Me and you in a mobile world: The development of regional identity and personal relationships in young adulthood. Developmental Psychology, 55, 1072-1087. doi: 10.1037/dev0000677External link

    Greischel, H., Noack P., & Neyer, F. J. (2019). Finding myself abroad: Adolescent identity processes and sociocultural adaptation during intercultural transitions. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 50, 594-614. doi:10.1177/0022022119831785External link

    Johnson, M. D., Horne, R. M. & Neyer, F. J. (2019). The development of willingness to sacrifice and unmitigated communion in intimate partnerships. Journal of Marriage and Family, 81, 264-279. doi: 10.1111/jomf.12544External link

    Johnson, M. D., & Neyer, F. J. (2019). (Eventual) stability and change across partnerships. Journal of Family Psychology, 33, 711-721. doi:10.1037/fam0000523External link

    Johnson, M. D., Neyer, F. J., & Anderson, J. R. (2019). Development of Immigrant Couple Relations in Germany. Journal of Marriage and Family, 81, 1237-1252. doi: 10.1111/jomf.12580External link

    Mund, M. & Neyer, F. J. (2019). Loneliness effects on personality. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 43, 136-146. doi:10.1177/0165025418800224External link.[Preprint]External link

    Neyer, F. J. & Wrzus, C. (2019). Freundschaft in kurzlebigen Zeiten. Psychoscope, 6, 22-24.

    Zimmermann, J. & Neyer, F. J. (2019). Entwicklung und Mobilität im jungen Erwachsenenalter. In B. Kracke & P. Noack (Eds.), Handbuch Entwicklungs- und Erziehungspsychologie (S.441-457). Berlin: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-3-642-53968-8_21External link


    Greischel, H., Noack, P., & Neyer, F. J. (2018). Oh, the places you'll go! How international mobility challenges identity development in adolescence. Developmental Psychology, 54, 2152-2165. doi: 10.1037/dev0000595External link

    Kornadt, A. E., Hagemeyer, B., Neyer, F. J., & Kandler, C. (2018). Sound body, sound mind? The interrelation between health change and personality change in old age. European Journal of Personality, 32, 30-45. doi: 10.1002/per.2135External link

    Mund, M., Jeronimus, B. F. & Neyer, F. J. (2018). Personality and social relationships: As thick as thieves. In C. Johansen (Ed.), Your personality makes you ill: Scientific proof or wishful thinking? (pp. 153-183). London: Elsevier.

    Mund, M., Zimmermann, J. & Neyer, F. J. (2018). Personality development in adulthood. In V. Zeigler-Hill & T. K. Shackelford (Eds.), The SAGE handbook of personality and individual differences (Volume 1: Origins of personality and individual differences, pp. 260-277). Los Angeles: SAGE.

    Neyer, F. J. & Asendorpf, J. B. (2018). Psychologie der Persönlichkeit (6. Aufl.). Berlin: Springer.

    Neyer, F. J. & Wrzus, C. (2018). Psychologie der Freundschaft. Report Psychologie, 43, 200-207.


    Asendorpf, J. B., Banse, R. & Neyer F. J. (2017). Psychologie der Beziehung (2. Aufl.). Göttingen: Hogrefe.

    Finn, C., Zimmermann, J. & Neyer, F. J. (2017). Personality development in close relationships. In J. Specht (Ed.), Personality development across the lifespan (pp. 357-370). Amsterdam: Elsevier.

    Johnson, M. D., Galambos, N. L., Finn, C., Neyer, F. J. & Horne, R. M. (2017). Pathways between self-esteem and depression in couples. Developmental Psychology, 53, 787-799. doi: 10.1037/dev0000276External link

    Lang, F. R. & Neyer, F. J. (2017). Kin relationships. In V. Zeigler-Hill & T. K. Shackelford (Eds.), Encylopedia of Personality and Individual Differences. New York: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-28099-8_1540-2External link

    Mund, M., Hagemeyer, B. & Neyer, F. J. (2017). Get out of the closet-but mind the gap. European Journal of Personality, 31, 558-559. doi: 10.1002/per.2128External link

    Schmitt, D. P.,..., Neyer, F. J, ,... Zupancic, A. (2017). Narcissism and the strategic pursuit of short-term mating: Universal links across 11 world regions of the International Sexuality Description Project-2. Psychological Topics, 26, 89-137.

    Schubach, E., Zimmermann, J., Noack, P. & Neyer, F. J. (2017). Short forms of the Utrecht-Management of Identity Commitments Scale (U-MICS) with the domains of job, romantic relationship, and region. Journal of Adolescence, 54, 104-109. doi: 10.1016/j.adolescence.2016.11.012External link


    Greischel, H., Noack, P. & Neyer, F. J. (2016). Sailing uncharted waters: Adolescent personality development and social relationship experiences during a year abroad. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 45, 2307-2320. doi: 10.1007/s10964-016-0479-1External link

    Hechler, S., Neyer, F. J. & Kessler, T. (2016). The infamous among us: Enhanced reputational memory for uncooperative ingroup members. Cognition, 157, 1-13. doi: 10.1016/j.cognition.2016.08.001External link

    Mund, M., Finn, C., Hagemeyer, B. & Neyer, F. J. (2016). Understanding dynamic transactions between personality traits and partner relationships. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 25 , 411-416. doi: 10.1177/0963721416659458External link

    Mund, M. & Neyer, F. J. (2016). The winding paths of the lonesome cowboy: Evidence for mutual influences between personality, subjective health, and loneliness. Journal of Personality, 84, 646-657. doi: 10.1111/jopy.12188External link

    Mund, M. & Neyer, F. J. (2016). Rising high or falling deep? Pathways of self-esteem in a representative German sample. European Journal of Personality, 30, 341-357. doi: 10.1002/per.2063External link

    Schubach, E., Zimmermann, J., Noack, P. & Neyer, F. J. (2016). Me, myself, and mobility: The relevance of region for young adults' identity development. European Journal of Personality, 30, 189-200. doi: 10.1002/per.2048External link

    Wrzus, C. & Neyer, F. J. (2016). Co-development of personality and friendships across the lifespan: An empirical review on selection and socialization. European Psychologist, 21, 254-273. doi: 10.1027/1016-9040/a000277External link

    Wrzus, C., Zimmermann, J., Mund, M. & Neyer, F. J. (2016). Friendships in young and middle adulthood: Normative patterns and personality differences. In M. Hojjat & A. Moyer (Eds.), The psychology of friendship (pp. 21-38). New York: Oxford University Press.


    Dufner, M., Egloff, B., Hausmann, C. M., Wendland, L.-M., Neyer, F. J. & Back, M. D. (2015). Narcissistic tendencies among actors: Craving for admiration, but not at the cost of others. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 6, 447-454. doi: 10.1177/1948550614564224External link

    Finn, C., Mitte, K. & Neyer, F. J. (2015). Recent decreases in specific interpretation biases predict decreases in neuroticism: Evidence from a longitudinal study with young adult couples, Journal of Personality, 83, 274-286. doi: 10.1111/jopy.12102External link

    Hagemeyer, B., Schönbrodt, F. D., Neyer, F. J., Neberich, W. & Asendorpf, J. B. (2015). When "together" means "too close": Agency motives and relationship functioning in coresident and living-apart-together couples. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology109, 813-835. doi: 10.1037/pspi0000031External link

    Kandler, C., Kornadt, A. E., Hagemeyer, B. & Neyer, F. J. (2015). Patterns and sources of personality development in old age. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 109, 175-191. doi: 10.1037/pspp0000028External link

    Mund, M.*, Finn, C.*, Hagemeyer, B., Zimmermann, J. & Neyer, F. J. (2015). The dynamics of self-esteem in partner relationships. European Journal of Personality, 29, 235-249. doi: 10.1002/per.1984External link (*Marcus Mund and Christine Finn contributed equally to this work.)

    Neyer, F. J. & Lehnart, J. (2015). Das dynamisch-interaktionistische Modell. In K. Hurrelmann, U. Bauer, M. Grundmann & S. Walper (Hrsg.), Handbuch Sozialisationsforschung (8. Aufl.) (pp. 180-195). Weinheim: Julius Beltz Verlag.

    Neyer, F. J., Mund, M. & Zimmermann, J. (2015). The person makes the situation matter. European Journal of Personality, 29, 403-404. doi: 10.1002/per.2005External link

    Schweinberger, S., Edwards, M. G. & Neyer, F. J. (2015). Reflections on impact issues. British Journal of Psychology, 106, 183-185. doi: 10.1111/bjop.1212External link

    Wagner, J., Wrzus, C., Neyer, F. J. & Lang, F. R. (2015). Social network characteristics of early midlife voluntarily and involuntarily childless couples. Journal of Family Issues, 36, 87-110. doi: 10.1177/0192513X13490931External link

    Zimmermann, J., Hutteman, R., Nestler, S., Neyer, F. J. & Back, M. (2015). Und wenn sie zurückkommen, sind sie plötzlich erwachsen? Auslandserfahrungen als Kontext der Persönlichkeitsentwicklung. In Fachstelle für Internationale Jugendarbeit der Bundesrepublik Deutschland e.V. (Ed.), Forum Jugendarbeit International 2013-2015. Bonn: DCM.


    Haux, R., Hein, A., Kolb, G., Künemund, H., Eichelberg, M., Appell, J. E., …, DerLann, M. (2014). Information and communication technologies for promoting and sustaining quality of life, health and self-sufficiency in ageing societies outcomes of the Lower Saxony research network design of environments for ageing (GAL). Informatics For Health & Social Care, 39, 166-187. doi: 10.3109/17538157.2014.931849External link

    Mund, M. & Neyer, F. J. (2014). Treating personality-relationship transactions with respect: Narrow facets, advanced models, and extended time frames. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 107, 352-368. doi: 10.1037/a0036719External link

    Neyer, F. J. (2014). Soziale Netzwerke und Persönlichkeit. Physikalische Medizin, Rehabilitationsmedizin, Kurortmedizin, 24, 233-239.

    Neyer, F. J., Mund, M., Zimmermann, J. & Wrzus, C. (2014). Personality-relationship transactions revisited. Journal of Personality, 82, 539-550. doi: 10.1111/jopy.12063External link

    Reitz, A*., Zimmermann, J*., Hutteman, R., Specht, J. & Neyer, F. J. (2014). How peers make a difference: The role of peer groups and peer relationships in personality development. European Journal of Personality, 28, 279-288. doi: 10.1002/per.1965External link (*Anne Reitz and Julia Zimmermann contributed equally to this work)

    van de Schoot, R., Kaplan, D., Denissen, J. J. A., Asendorpf, J. B., Neyer, F. J. & van Aken, M. A. G. (2014). A gentle introduction to Bayesian analysis: Applications to developmental research. Child Development, 85, 842-860. doi: 10.1111/cdev.12169External link

    Wagner, J., Lang, F. R., Neyer, F. J. & Wagner, G. G. (2014). Self-esteem across adulthood: The role of resources. European Journal of Ageing, 11, 109-119. doi: 10.1007/s10433-013-0299-zExternal link

    Zimmermann, J. & Neyer, F. J. (2014). Places and traces of personality [Special Issue: Socio-Ecological Approaches to Psychological Science, edited by Shigehiro Oishi]. Psychologia, 57, 115-132.


    Finn, C., Mitte, K. & Neyer, F. J. (2013). The relationship-specific interpretation bias mediates the link between neuroticism and satisfaction in couples. European Journal of Personality, 27, 200-212. doi: 10.1002/per.1862External link

    Hagemeyer, B., Neberich, W., Asendorpf, J. B. & Neyer, F. J. (2013). (In)Congruence of implicit and explicit communal motives predicts the quality and stability of couple relationships. Journal of Personality, 81, 390-402. doi: 10.1111/jopy.12016External link

    Hagemeyer, B., Neyer, F. J., Neberich, W. & Asendorpf, J. B. (2013). The ABC of social desires: Affiliation, being alone, and closeness to partner. European Journal of Personality, 27, 442-457. doi: 10.1002/per.1857External link

    Lang, F. R., Wagner, J., Wrzus, C. & Neyer, F. J. (2013). Personal effort in social relationships across adulthood. Psychology and Aging, 28, 529-539. doi: 10.1037/a0032221External link

    Neyer, F. J. & Lang, F. R. (2013). Psychologie der Verwandtschaft. Psychologische Rundschau, 64, 142-152. doi: 10.1026/0033-3042/a000153External link

    Neyer, F. J. & Lang, F. R. (2013). Verwandt oder nicht verwandt ist hier die Frage: Eine Replik auf die Kommentare zur Psychologie der Verwandtschaft. Psychologische Rundschau, 64, 161-165. doi: 10.1026/0033-3042/a0001551External link

    Schweinberger, S. R., Edwards, M. G. & Neyer, F. J. (2013). Editorial. British Journal of Psychology, 104, 1-2. doi: 10.1111/bjop.12017External link

    Wrzus, C., Hänel, M., Wagner, J. & Neyer, F. J. (2013). Social network changes and life events across the lifespan: A meta-analysis. Psychological Bulletin, 139, 53-80. doi: 10.1037/a0028601External link

    Zimmermann, J. & Neyer, F. J. (2013). Do we become a different person when hitting the road? Personality development of sojourners. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 105, 515-530. doi: 10.1037/a0033019External link


    Asendorpf, J. B. & Neyer, F. J. (2012). Psychologie der Persönlichkeit (5. Aufl.). Berlin: Springer.

    Hagemeyer, B. & Neyer, F. J. (2012). Assessing implicit motivational orientations in couple relationships: The Partner-Related Agency and Communion Test (PACT). Psychological Assessment, 24, 114-128. doi: 10.1037/a0024822External link

    Mieg, H., Bedenk S. J., Braun, A. & Neyer, F. J. (2012). How emotional stability and openness to experience support invention: A study with German independent inventors. Creativity Research Journal, 24, 200-207.

    Neyer, F. J., Felber, J. & Gebhardt, C. (2012). Entwicklung und Validierung einer Kurzskala zur Erfassung von Technikbereitschaft (technology commitment). Diagnostica, 58, 87-99

    Wrzus, C., Wagner, J. & Neyer, F. J. (2012). Interdependence of horizontal family relationships and friendships relates to higher well-being. Personal Relationships, 19, 465-482. doi: 10.1111/j.1475-6811.2011.01373.xExternal link


    Fudickar, S., Schnor, B., Felber, J., Neyer, F. J., Lenz, M. & Stede, M. (2011). KopAL - An orientation system for patients with dementia. In B. Gottfried & H. Aghajan (Eds.), Behaviour Monitoring and Interpretation - BMI (pp. 83-104). Amsterdam: IOS Press.

    Neyer, F. J., Wrzus, C., Wagner, J. & Lang, F. R. (2011). Principles of relationship differentiation. European Psychologist, 16, 267-277.

    Wrzus, C., Wagner, J., Baumert, A., Neyer, F. J. & Lang, F. R. (2011). Adult parent-child relationships through the lens of social relations analyses: Prosocial personality and reciprocity of support. European Journal of Personality,  25, 133-145.


    Haux, R., Hein, A., Eichelberg, M., Appell, J. E., Appelrath, H., Bartsch, C., ..., DerLaan, M. (2010). The Lower Saxony research network design of environments for ageing: Towards interdisciplinary research on information and communication technologies in ageing societies. Informatics For Health & Social Care, 35, 92-103.

    Lehnart, J., Neyer, F. J. & Eccles, J. (2010). Long-term effects of social investment: The case of partnering in young adulthood. Journal of Personality, 78(2), 639-669.

    Vollrath, M. E., Neyer, F. J., Ystrøm, E. & Landolt, M. E. (2010). Dyadic personality effects on family functioning in parents of newly hospitalized children. Personal Relationships, 17, 27-40.


    Braun, A., Mieg, A. H. & Neyer, F. J. (2009).  Sind Erfinder anders als es die psychologische Forschung erwarten lässt? Wirtschaftspsychologie, 69-79.

    Lang, F. R., Wagner, J. & Neyer, F. J. (2009). Interpersonal functioning across the lifespan: Two principles of relationship regulation. Advances in Life Course Research, 14, 40-51.

    Neyer, F. J. & Wrzus C. (2009). Personality traits, effects on relationships. In H. T. Reis & S. K. Sprecher (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Human Relationships. Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications.


    Lang, F. R. & Neyer, F. J. (2008). Soziale Beziehungen als Anlage und Umwelt. In F. J. Neyer & F. M. Spinath (Hrsg.), Anlage und Umwelt. Neue Perspektiven für die Sozialwissenschaften (pp. 173-192). Stuttgart: Lucius & Lucius.

    Lehnart, J., Wrzus, C. & Neyer, F. J. (2008). Dynamische Transaktionen zwischen Persönlichkeit und Beziehungen. In F.J. Neyer & F. M. Spinath (Hrsg.), Anlage und Umwelt. Neue Perspektiven für die Sozialwissenschaften (pp. 149-171). Stuttgart: Lucius & Lucius.

    Neyer, F. J. & Lehnart, J. (2008). Persönlichkeit und Sozialisation. In K. Hurrelmann, M. Grundmann & S. Walper (Hrsg.), Handbuch der Sozialisationsforschung (7. Aufl.) (pp. 82-91). Weinheim: Julius Beltz Verlag.

    Neyer, F. J. & Spinath, F. M. (Eds.), (2008). Anlage und Umwelt. Neue Perspektiven der Verhaltensgenetik und Evolutionspsychologie. Stuttgart: Lucius & Lucius.


    Neyer, F. J. & Lang, F. R. (2007). Psychologie der Verwandtschaft und Kooperation. In J. F. K. Schmidt, M. Guichard, P. Schuster & F. Trillmich (Hrsg.), Verwandtschaft und Freundschaft: Zur Unterscheidung und Verflechtung zweier Beziehungssysteme (pp. 45-64). Konstanz: UVK Verlagsgesellschaft mbH.

    Neyer, F. J. & Lehnart, J. (2007). Relationships matter in personality development: Evidence from an 8-year longitudinal study across young adulthood. Journal of Personality, 75, 535-568.


    Lang, F. R., Reschke, F. S. & Neyer, F. J. (2006). Social relationships, transitions and personality development across the life span. In D. K. Mroczek & T. D. Little (Eds.), Handbook of Personality Development (pp. 445 - 466). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.

    Lehnart, J. & Neyer, F. J. (2006). Should I stay or should I go? Personality-attachment transaction in stable and instable romantic relationships. European Journal of Personality, 20, 475-495.

    Neyer, F. J. (Ed.). (2006). Personality change (Special edition). European Journal of Personality, 20, 419-524.

    Neyer, F. J. (2006). Editorial to a special edition on personality change. European Journal of Personality, 20, 419-420.

    Neyer, F. J. (2006). Informant assessment. In M. Eid & E. Diener (Eds.), Handbook of Multimethod Measurement in Psychology (pp. 43-59). Washington/DC: American Psychological Association.

    Neyer, F. J. (2006). Fremdbericht. In F. Petermann & M. Eid (Eds.), Handbuch der Psychologischen Diagnostik (pp. 143-150). Göttingen: Hogrefe.

    Neyer, F. J. & Lehnart, J. (2006). Personality, relationships, and health - a dynamic-transactional perspective. In M. Vollrath (Ed.), Handbook of Personality and Health (pp. 195-213). New York: Wiley.


    Lang, F. R., Neyer, F. J. & Asendorpf, J. B. (2005). Entwicklung und Gestaltung sozialer Beziehungen. In S.-H. Filipp & U. M. Staudinger (Hrsg.), Enzyklopädie der Psychologie. Band C/V/6. Entwicklungspsychologie des mittleren und höheren Erwachsenenalters (pp. 377-416). Göttingen: Hogrefe.

    Lang, F. R. & Neyer, F. J. (2005). Soziale Beziehungen als Anlage und Umwelt: Ein evolutionspsychologisches Rahmenmodell der Beziehungsregulation. Zeitschrift für Soziologie der Erziehung und Sozialisation, 25, 162-177.

    Neyer, F. J. & Asendorpf, J. B. (2005). Einführung in den Themenschwerpunkt "Anlage und Umwelt - neue Perspektiven einer alten Debatte". Zeitschrift für Soziologie der Erziehung und Sozialisation, 25, 115-117.

    Neyer, F. J. & Asendorpf, J. B. (Hrsg.) (2005). Themenschwerpunkt "Anlage und Umwelt - Neue Perspektiven einer alten Debatte". Zeitschrift für Soziologie der Erziehung und Sozialisation.

    Neyer, F. J. & Lang, F. R. (2005). Wie dick ist Blut? Psychologie Heute Compact "Familienleben: Wie wir wurden, was wir sind" (pp. 44-50). Julius Beltz Verlag: Weinheim.

    Neyer, F. J. (2005). Persönlichkeit und soziale Netzwerke. In U. Otto & P. Bauer (Hrsg.), Mit Netzwerken professionell zusammenarbeiten. Soziale Unterstützung flankieren, moderieren, qualifizieren. Band I: Soziale Netzwerke in Lebenslauf- und Lebenslagenperspektive (pp. 65-83). DGVT-Verlag: Tübingen.


    Lang, F. R. & Neyer, F. J. (2004). Kooperationsnetzwerke und Karrieren an deutschen Hochschulen - Der Weg zur Professur am Beispiel des Faches Psychologie. Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie, 56, 520-538.

    Lang, F. R. & Neyer, F. J. (2004). Vielfach unterschätzt. Enge Kooperationsbeziehungen ebnen den Weg zur Professur. Forschung und Lehre, 11, 602-603.

    Neyer, F. J. & Lang, F. R. (2004). Relationship research in the new millennium. Invited commentary to a featuring article in the Relationship Research News (Official news journal of the International Association for Relationship Research). Relationship Research News, 2, 4-6.

    Neyer, F. J. & Lang, F. R. (2004). Die Bevorzugung von genetischen Verwandten im Lebenslauf: Längsschnittliche Befunde zur Plastizität und Stabilität der nepotistischen Orientierung bei jüngeren und älteren Erwachsenen. Zeitschrift für Sozialpsychologie, 35, 115-129.

    Neyer, F. J. & Voigt, D. (2004). Personality and social network effects on romantic relationships: A dyadic approach. European Journal of Personality, 18, 279-299.

    Neyer, F. J. (2004). Dyadic fits and transactions in personality and relationships. In F. R. Lang & K. L. Fingerman (Eds.), Growing together: Personal relationships across the lifespan (pp. 290-316). New York: Cambridge University Press.


    Neyer, F. J. & Lang, F. R. (2003). The origins of human nature. Evolutionary developmental psychology, by David R. Bjorklund & Anthony D. Pellegrini. Washington / DC: American Psychological Association, 2001, Evolution and Human Behaviour, 24, 144-147.

    Neyer, F. J. & Lang, F. R. (2003). Wie dick ist Blut? Psychologie Heute, 30(3), 34-38.

    Neyer, F. J. & Lang, F. R. (2003). Blood is thicker than water: Kinship orientation across adulthood. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 84, 310-321.

    Neyer, F. J. (2003). Persönlichkeit und Partnerschaft. In I. Grau & H. W. Bierhoff (Hrsg.), Sozialpsychologie der Partnerschaft (pp. 165-189). Berlin, Heidelberg, New York: Springer.


    Neyer, F. J. (2002). Exploring twins. Towards a social analysis of twinship, by Elizabeth A Stewart. Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire and London: McMillan Press, 2000, Contemporary Sociology, 31(2), 139-140.

    Neyer, F. J. (2002a). Twin relationships in old age: A developmental perspective. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 19, 155-178.

    Neyer, F. J. (2002b). The dyadic interdependence of attachment security and dependency: A conceptual replication across older twin pairs and younger couples. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 19, 483-503.

    Seise, J., Banse, R. & Neyer, F. J. (2002). Individuelle Unterschiede in impliziten und expliziten Einstellungen zur Homosexualität. Zeitschrift für Sexualforschung, 15, 21-42.


    Neyer, F. J. & Asendorpf, J. B. (2001). Personality relationship transaction in young adulthood. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 81, 1190-1204.

    Neyer, F. J. (2001). Individuum und Soziales Netz: Wie sich Persönlichkeit und Beziehungen wechselseitig beeinflussen. Verhaltenstherapie und Verhaltensmedizin, 22, 319-331.