Matthias Bluemke

Dr. Matthias Bluemke is an assistant professor of social psychology at the Psychological Institute, University of Heidelberg, D-69117 Heidelberg, Germany. After completing his undergraduate studies at the University of Trier, he obtained his diploma in psychology and his doctorate in psychology at the University of Heidelberg. As a member of the social psychology department, his interests lie in group dynamics and cognitive factors of social phenomena with a focus on methods and psychometrics of explicit and implicit measures. He contributed several book chapters and conference papers. He also has published articles in journals of interest to social psychologists and researchers on interindividual differences, among them Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, European Review of Social Psychology, Memory and Cognition, Cognition and Emotion, Aggressive Behavior, and other journals. He served as a peer reviewer to most of these journals. In 2003 he received the Best German Diploma Thesis Award in Social Psychology (in collaboration with Malte Friese) by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Psychologie (DGPs). Later he received the prestigious Hengstberger Award to hold a fruitful and stimulating conference on the future of implicit measures at the University of Heidelberg, and two Postdoctoral Fellowships by the German Research Foundation for further research on the validity of implicit measures at the University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand.