Dr. Marcus Mund

Research Associate
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Department of Personality Psychology and Psychological Assessment
Humboldtstraße 11
07743 Jena

Room 112

Consulting hours:
by agreement

E-Mail:    marcus.mund@uni-jena.de
Telephone: +49 3641 9-45165
Telefax: +49 3641 9-45162

Research Interests

  • Loneliness
  • (Moderators and Mechanisms of) Personality Development
  • Personality and Social Relationships
  • Application of structural equation modeling techniques for the analysis of intraindividual change

Current Projects

Curriculum Vitae Show content
  • since 2018    
    Member of the Center for Lifespan Developmental Science at the Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena (CELISE)

  • 2015  
    PhD in Psychology (summa cum laude)
    Thesis: "(Be)Come as You Are: Conditions and Consequences of Dynamics of Long-Term Personality Change"

  • 05/2013 - 06/2013   
    Visiting Scientist at Tilburg University (The Netherlands) (Prof. Dr. Jaap J. A. Denissen, Dr. Wiebke Bleidorn)

  • 04/2011
    Rainer-K.-Silbereisen-Award (award for the best diploma given by the Institute of Psychology of Friedrich Schiller University Jena)

  • since 10/2010    
    Research Associate at the Department of Personality Psychology and Psychological Assessment at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena

  • 2007 - 2010    
    Student Assistant at the Department of Personality Psychology and Psychological Assessment and at the Universitätsprojekt Lehrevaluation and also Tutor for the support of foreign students

  • 10/2007 - 09/2010   
    Student of Psychology at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena
    Diploma with distinction

  • 10/2005 - 09/2007
    Student of Psychology at the Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg
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Associate Editor

Editorial Board


  • Advances in Life Course Research
  • Archives of Medical Science
  • Assessment
  • BMC Psychology
  • Body Image
  • British Journal of Psychology
  • Cognition and Emotion
  • Diagnostica
  • Emerging Adulthood
  • European Journal of Developmental Psychology
  • European Journal of Personality
  • Frontiers in Psychology
    • Psychology for Clinical Settings
    • Quantitative Psychology and Measurement
  • Gerontology
  • GeroPsych
  • Health Psychology
  • International Journal of Behavioral Development
  • International Journal of Behavioral Medicine
  • International Journal of Developmental Science
  • International Journal of Mental Health Systems
  • International Journal of Psychology
  • Journal of Adolescence
  • Journal of Adult Development
  • Journal of Behavioral Medicine
  • Journal of Family Issues
  • Journal of Happiness Studies
  • Journal of Individual Differences
  • Journal of Personality
  • Journal of Personality and Social Psychology
  • Journal of Social and Personal Relationships
  • Journal of Traumatic Stress
  • Learning and Individual Differences
  • Personality and Individual Differences
  • Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin
  • Psychological Reports
  • Psychological Test Adaptation and Development
  • Psychology and Aging
  • Review of General Psychology
  • Social Cognition
  • Social Psychological and Personality Science
  • Social Sciences


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In press

Iliescu, D., Greiff, S., Proyer, R., Ziegler, M., Allen, M., Claes, L., Fokkema, M., Hasking, P., Hiemstra, A., Maes, M., Mund, M., Nye, C., Scherer, R., Wetzel, E., & Zeinoun, P. (in press). Supporting academic freedom and living societal responsibility: The role of authors, reviewers, and editors in the publication process at EJPA. European Journal of Psychological Assessment.

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. (in press). Within-couple associations between communication and relationship satisfaction over time. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin.

Mund, M., Weidmann, R., Wrzus, C., Johnson, M. D., Bühler, J. L., Burriss, R. P., Wünsche, J., & Grob, A. (in press). Loneliness is associated with the subjective evaluation of but not daily dynamics in partner relationships. International Journal of Behavioral Developmenthttps://doi.org/10.1177/0165025420951246 [PDF]


Mund, M. & Johnson, M. D. (2021). Lonely me, lonely you: Loneliness and the longitudinal course of relationship satisfaction. Journal of Happiness Studies, 22, 575-597. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10902-020-00241-9 [PDF]

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. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-813995-0.00009-1


Greiff, S., van der Westhuizen, L., Mund, M., Rauthmann, J. F., & Wetzel, E. (2020). Introducing new Open Science Practices at EJPA. European
Journal of Psychological Assessment, 36(5), 717-720. https://doi.org/10.1027/1015-5759/a000628 

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. https://doi.org/10.1177/1088868319850738 [PDF]

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. https://doi.org/10.1037/pspp0000262 [PDF]


Mund, M. & Nestler, S. (2019). Beyond the cross-lagged panel model: Next-generation statistical tools for analyzing interdependencies across the life course. Advances in Life Course Research, 41, 100249. doi:10.1016/j.alcr.2018.10.002 [Preprint]

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

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


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.


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


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

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.12188

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.2063

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.


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

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.2005


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/a0036719

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


Mund, M. & Mitte, K. (2012). The costs of repression: A meta-analysis on the relation between repressive coping and somatic diseases. Health Psychology, 31, 640-649. doi: 10.1037/a0026257

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