Early Life and Educational Background
Matthias Ziegler was born on December 17, 1978 in Heiligenstadt in the former German Democratic Republic (East Germany). He attended school in Eisenach, Germany. During a high school exchange to Beloit, WI, USA, he took psychology classes which sparked his interest in psychology. After high school, Ziegler studied psychology at the Philipps-University Marburg (1999–2005), Germany. His minor was economics. He wrote his diploma thesis on faking achievement motivation tests under the supervision of Prof. Lothar Schmidt-Atzert and Prof. Markus Bühner. Moreover, he specialized in personality psychology under the supervision of Prof. Gerhard Stemmler. In 2007 Ziegler earned a doctoral degree in psychology at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) in Munich, Germany. The thesis had the title:“Situational demand and its impact on construct and criterion validity of a personality questionnaire: State and trait, a couple you just can't study separately!”....
- Hess, U., Arslan, R., Mauersberger, H., Blaison, C., Dufner, M., Denissen, J. J. A., & Ziegler, M. (2017). Reliability of surface facial electromyography. Psychophysiology, 54(1), 12–23.Google Scholar
- Rauthmann, J. F., Gallardo-Pujol, D., Guillaume, E. M., Todd, E., Nave, C. S., Sherman, R. A., Ziegler, M., et al. (2014). The situational eight DIAMONDS: A taxonomy of major dimensions of situation characteristics. Advance on: Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. doi:10.1037/a0037250.Google Scholar
- Ziegler, M., Danay, E., Schölmerich, F., & Bühner, M. (2010). Predicting academic success with the big 5 rated from different points of view: Self-rated, other rated and faked. European Journal of Personality, 24(4), 341–355. doi:10.1002/per.753.Google Scholar
- Ziegler, M., Dietl, E., Danay, E., Vogel, M., & Bühner, M. (2011a). Predicting training success with general mental ability, specific ability tests, and (un) structured interviews: A meta analysis with unique samples. International Journal of Selection and Assessment, 19(2), 170–182.CrossRefGoogle Scholar