Dr. Christine Finn

Associated Scientist
Christine Finn
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Curriculum Vitae

  • Since 2020
    Research assistant in "Organisationsberatungsinstitut Thüringen - ORBITExternal link"

  • 2014 - 2020
    Research assistant in pairfam (Panel Analysis of Intimate Relationships and Family Dynamics)

  • 2014
    Dissertation Award (Gesellschaft der Freunde und Förderer der Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena)

  • 2013
    PhD in Psychology (Thesis: "The Impact of Biased Relationship-specific Interpretations on Partnership and Personality Development"; summa cum laude)

  • 2009 - 2020
    Research Associate at the Department of Differential and Personality Psychology and Psychological Diagnostic

  • 2009
    Diploma in Psychology, FSU Jena, Germany

  • 2005 - 2009
    Student Research Assistent and Tutor at the Department of Differential and Personality Psychology and Psychological Diagnostic

  • 2005 - 2009
    Tutor in assignment Study Techniques

  • 2003 - 2009
    Studies of Psychology at the FSU Jena, Germany and the Universidad de Sevilla, Spain


In Press

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.


Johnson, M. D., Neyer, F. J., & Finn, C. (2021). Subjective well-being across partnerships. Journal of Family Psychology, 35, 546-551http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/fam0000793External 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, 550-562https://doi.org/10.1007/s10964-020-01350-7External 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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/dev0000897External 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


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


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


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

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.)

Reese, G., Proch, J., & Finn, C. (2015). Identification with all humanity: The role of self-definition and self-investment. European Journal of Social Psychology, 45, 426-440.


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