Dr. Birk Hagemeyer

Assistant Professor
Dr. Birk Hagemeyer
Dr. Birk Hagemeyer
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Department of Personality Psychology and Psychological Assessment​
Humboldtstraße 11
07743 Jena

Room 117

Consulting hours:
Wednesday 13:30-14:30
(during semester break on appointment)

E-Mail:    birk.hagemeyer@uni-jena.de
Telephone: +49 3641 9-45164
Telefax: +49 3641 9-45162

Research Interests

  • implicit and explicit motives
  • motivaitonal dispositions and processes in intimate relationships
  • agency and communion
  • direct and indirect methods of assessing motives
  • thematic content analysis
  • social emotions
  • personality development
  • individual differences in dreaming

Current Projects

  • Curriculum Vitae
    • since 06/2013
      Assistant Professor at the University of Jena; Personality Psychology

    • 11/2011- 05/2013
      Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Jena; Personality Psychology

    • 2011
      PhD in Psychology (summa cum laude; Thesis: "Agentic and Communal Motives in Couple Relationships")

    • 2009-2011    
      Predoctoral Researcher at the University of Jena; Personality Psychology

    • 2007-2009    
      Predoctoral Researcher in the DFG-project "Distance Regulation in Partner Relationships" directed by Prof. F. J. Neyer and Prof. J. B. Asendorpf (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin) University of Vechta (2007) and University of Potsdam (2007-2009)

    • 2007  
      Diploma in Psychology at University of Osnabrueck
  • Reviewer


    • Basic and Applied Social Psychology
    • Behavior Research Methods
    • British Journal of Psychology
    • Diagnostica
    • Emotion
    • European Journal of Personality
    • European Journal of Psychological Assessment
    • European Journal of Social Psychology
    • Frontiers in Psychology
    • Journal of Adolescence
    • Journal of Family Social Work
    • Journal of Individual Differences
    • Journal of Personality
    • Journal of Personality and Social Psychology
    • Journal of Personality Assessment
    • Journal of Social and Personal Relationships
    • Journal of Sport and Health Science
    • International Journal of Psychology
    • Learning and Individual Differences
    • Measurement Instruments for the Social Sciences
    • Motivation and Emotion
    • Motivation Science
    • Personality and Individual Differences
    • Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin
    • Personality Science
    • SAGE Open (Article Editor)
    • Stress

    Research Organisations

  • Publications


    in press

    Köhler, A., Heine, C., Hagemeyer, B., & Dufner, M. (in press).  How are provided and received social support related to relationship satisfaction and self-esteem? A comprehensive test of competing hypotheses. Social Psychological and Personality Science.

    Zygar-Hoffmann, C., Hagemeyer, B., & Schönbrodt, F. D. (in press). The reflection of motive dispositions in everyday agentic motivational states. Motivation Science.

    Salomo, S., Hackl, T., Hübner, J., & Hagemeyer, B. (in press). Normal 0 21 false false false DE X-NONE X-NONE Dreaming in cancer patients and their partners – An underestimated factor for quality of life?. Journal of Sleep Research.


    Dufner, M., Wieg, F., Kraft, L., Grapsas, S., & Hagemeyer, B. (2023). Motive-Specific Affective Contingencies and Their Relevance for Personality and Motivated Behavior. https://doi.org/10.1177/08902070231156842External link


    Pusch, S., Neyer, F. J., & Hagemeyer, B. (2022). Closeness Discrepancies in Couple Relationships: A Dyadic Response Surface Analysis. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletinhttps://doi.org/10.1177/01461672221113981External link

    Pusch, S., Schönbrodt, F. D., Zygar-Hoffmann, C., & Hagemeyer, B. (accepted for publication). Motivational Interdependence in Couple Relationships. Frontiers in Psychology.


    Pusch, S., Schönbrodt, F. D., Zygar-Hoffmann, C., & Hagemeyer, B. (2021). Perception of communal motives in couples: accuracy, bias, and their associations with relationship length. Journal of Research in Personality, 91, 104060. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jrp.2020.104060External link

    Schönbrodt, F. D., Zygar-Hoffmann, C., Nestler, S., Pusch, S., & Hagemeyer, B. (2021). Measuring motivational relationship processes in experience sampling: A reliability model for moments, days, and persons nested in couples. Behavior Research Methods, 1-20. https://doi.org/10.3758/s13428-021-01701-7External link

    Schönbrodt, F. D., Hagemeyer, B., Brandstätter, V., Czikmantori, T., Gröpel, P., Hennecke, M., Israel, L. S. F., Janson, K., Kemper, N., Köllner, M., Kopp, P. M., Mojzisch, A., Müller-Hotop, R., Prüfer, J., Quirin, M., Scheidemann, B., Schiestel, L., Schulz-Hardt, S., Sust, L., Zygar-Hoffmann, C., Schultheiss, O. C. (2021). Measuring Implicit Motives With the Picture Story Exercise (PSE): Databases of Expert-Coded German Stories, Pictures, and Updated Picture Norms. Journal of Personality Assessment, 103(3), 392–405. https://doi.org/10.1080/00223891.2020.1726936External link

    Perugini, M., Hagemeyer, B., Wrzus, C., & Back, M. D.  Dual process models of personality. In J. F. Rauthmann (Ed.), The handbook of personality dynamics and processes. San Diego: Elsevier.


    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(8), 1946-1959. https://doi.org/10.1177/1073191119847767External link 
    *Both authors made equal contributions to this work

    Lange, J.*, Hagemeyer, B.*, Lösch, T., & Rentzsch, K. (2020). Accuracy and bias in the social perception of envy. Emotion, 20(8), 1399–1410. https://doi.org/10.1037/emo0000652
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    * Both authors made equal contributions to this work.

    Pusch, S., Schönbrodt, F. D., Zygar-Hoffmann, C., & Hagemeyer, B. (2020). Truth and wishful thinking: How inter-individual differences in communal motives manifest in momentary partner perceptions. European Journal of Personality, 34, 115-134. doi:10.1002/per.2227External link

    Zygar-Hoffmann, C., Pusch, S., Hagemeyer, B., & Schönbrodt, F. D. (2020). Motivated behavior in intimate relationships: Comparing the predictive value of motivational variables. Social Psychological Bulletin, 15(2), 1-37. https://doi.org/10.32872/spb.2873External link


    Pusch, S., Mund, M., Hagemeyer, B. & Finn, C. (2019). Personality development in emerging and young adulthood: A study of age differences. European Journal of Personality, 33, 245-263. doi:10.1002/per.2181External link


    Czikmantori, T.*, Hagemeyer, B.*, & Engeser, S. (2018). A dyadic typology of social desires in couples. Journal of Personality, 86, 590-603. doi: 10.1111/jopy.12338External link *Both authors made equal contributions to this work.

    Engeser, S., Hagemeyer, B. & Aarts, H. (2018). The nonconscious cessation of affiliative motivation: A replication and extension study. PloS ONE, 13 (6), e0198899. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0198899External link

    Hofer, J. & Hagemeyer, B. (2018). Social bonding: Affiliation motivation and intimacy motivation. In J. Heckhausen & H. Heckhausen (Eds.), Motivation and action (3rd ed.). Berlin, Germany: Springer.

    Hofer, J. & Hagemeyer, B. (2018). Soziale Anschlussmotivation: Affiliation und Intimität. In J. Heckhausen & H. Heckhausen (Eds.), Motivation und Handeln (5th ed.). Berlin, Germany: Springer.

    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

    Zygar, C., Hagemeyer, B., Pusch, S., & Schönbrodt, F. D. (2018). From motive dispositions to states to outcomes: An intensive experience sampling study on communal motivational dynamics in couples. European Journal of Personality, 32, 306-324. DOI: 10.1002/per.2145External 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

    Zimmermann, J., Schubert, K., Bruder, M., & Hagemeyer, B. (2017). Why going the extra mile? A longitudinal study on sojourn goals and their impact on sojourners' adaptation. International Journal of Psychology, 52, 425-435.


    Hagemeyer, B., Dufner, M., & Denissen, J. J. A. (2016). Double dissociation between implicit and explicit affiliative motives: A closer look at socializing behavior in dyadic interactions. Journal of Research in Personality, 65, 89-93.

    Lange, J., Crusius, J., & Hagemeyer, B. (2016). The Evil Queen's dilemma: Linking narcissistic admiration and rivalry to benign and malicious envy. European Journal of Personality, 30, 168-188. doi: 10.1002/per.2047External 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

    Prestele, E., Gerstenberg, F. X. R., Hagemeyer, B., & Geisler, F. C. M. (2016). The effects of implicit and explicit affiliation motives on vagal activity in motive-relevant situations. Motivation and Emotion, 40, 862-877.


    Dufner, M., Arslan, R. C., Hagemeyer, B., Schönbrodt, F. D., & Denissen, J. J. A. (2015). Affective contingencies in the affiliative domain: Physiological assessment, associations with the affiliation motive, and prediction of behavior. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology109, 662-676. doi: 10.1037/pspp0000025External link

    Hagemeyer, B. (2015). ABC. Kurzskalen zur Erfassung sozialer Bedürfnisse in Partnerschaften. In D. Richter, E. Brähler, & J. Ernst (Hrsg.), Diagnostische Verfahren für Beratung und Therapie von Paaren und Familien (S. 24-27). Göttingen: Hogrefe.

    Hagemeyer, B. (2015). PACT. Partnerschaftsbezogener Agency- und Communion-Test. In D. Richter, E. Brähler, & J. Ernst (Hrsg.), Diagnostische Verfahren für Beratung und Therapie von Paaren und Familien (S. 271-276). Göttingen: Hogrefe.

    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 Psychology, 109, 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

    Schönbrodt, F. D. & Hagemeyer, B. (2015). The value of past and present cues: An evolutionary perspective. European Journal of Personality, 29, 411-413. doi: 10.1002/per.2005External link


    Hagemeyer, B. (2014). Persönlichkeitstheorien, motivationale Ansätze. In M. A. Wirtz (Hrsg.), Dorsch - Psychologisches Wörterbuch (S. 1253-1254). Berlin/Bern: Hogrefe/Huber.


    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


    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


    Hagemeyer, B. (2011). Agentic and communal motives in couple relationships. Dissertation. Friederich-Schiller-Universität Jena.


    Hofer, J., Busch, H., Bender, M., Li, M. & Hagemeyer, B. (2010). Arousal of achievement motivation among student samples in three different cultural contexts: Self and social standards of evaluation. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 41, 758-775. doi: 10.1177/0022022110375160External link