Dr. Birk Hagemeyer

Assistant Professor
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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 Expand entry
  • 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
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  • 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 Expand entry

In Press:

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


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.2020.104060

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/s13428-021-01701-7

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/10.1080/00223891.2020.1726936

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/10.1177/1073191119847767 
*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
* 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.2227

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.2873


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.2181


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.12338 *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.0198899

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.2135

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.2145


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.2128

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.2047

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: 10.1177/0963721416659458

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/pspp0000025

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/pspi0000031

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/pspp0000028

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.1984

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.2005


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.12016

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.1857


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/a0024822


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: 10.1177/0022022110375160