Lars Penke

 

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Curriculum vitae

  • since 01/2015:
    Member of the Leibniz Research Campus "Primate Cognition", Göttingen, Germany
  • since 07/2013:
    Full professor for Biological Personality Psychology at the Georg August University of Göttingen, Germany
  • since 12/2008:
    Associate member of the Centre for Cognitive Ageing and Cognitive Epidemiology (CCACE, Director: Prof. Dr. Ian J. Deary) at the Department of Psychology of the University of Edinburgh, UK (funded by the BBSRC, EPSRC, ESRC und MRC)
  • 10/2015-01/2017:
    Fellow of Center for Interdisciplinary Research (ZiF) group "Genetic and Social Causes of Life Chances", University of Bielefeld, Germany
  • 2013-2014:
    Principle Investigator, Courant Research Centre "Evolution of Social Behaviour"
  • 07/2011:
    Habilitation in psychology at Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany
  • 01/2011-06/2013:
    Lecturer at the Department of Psychology of the University of Edinburgh, UK
  • 02/2008-12/2010:
    Post-doctoral research fellow in the Disconnected Mind project (PI: Prof. Dr. Ian J. Deary) at the Department of Psychology, University of Edinburgh, UK (funded by the Medical Research Council)
  • 02/2006-01/2008:
    Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter [researcher] in the DFG-funded project "Implicit and explicit sociosexuality in the context of Quickdating (speed-dating)" (PI: Prof. Dr. Jens B. Asendorpf) at the Institute of Psychology, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany
  • 10/2004-07/2007:
    External Fellow, International Max Planck Research School "The Life Course: Evolutionary and Ontogentic Dynamics" (LIFE)
  • 04/2004-07/2007:
    Graduate student of psychology at the Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany
  • 02/2004-01/2006:
    Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter [researcher] in the DFG-funded project "Evolved implicit representations and automatic behavioral tendencies: Sociosexuality and jealousy" (PI: Prof. Dr. Jens B. Asendorpf) at the Institute of Psychology, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany
  • 10/1999-11/2003:
    Study of psychology at the University of Bielefeld, Germany (diploma with distinction)
  • Born on 2 September 1978 in Detmold, Germany

Grants and awards

  • 2016:
    Seed funds from the Leibniz Research Campus "Primate Cognition" for the project "Hormonal reactivity, perceived dominance and nurturance, and mating success in men" (with Tobias Kordsmeyer and Julia Ostner), € 9,948.
  • 2015-2020: DFG Research Training Group 2070 "Understanding Social Relationships" (Co-PI, with Tanya Behne, Julia Fischer (Speaker), Nivedita Mani, Andreas Mojzisch, Julia Ostner, Lars Penke, Hannes Rakoczy, Annekathrin Schacht, Oliver Schülke, Stefan Schulz-Hardt, Thomas Schultze-Gerlach, Markus Steinbach and Dietmar Zinner), € 3,713,315 (own part € 314,432.98).
  • 2015:
    Seed funds from the Leibniz Research Campus "Primate Cognition" for the project "Online diary study testing estrus-like changes in female sexuality" (PI, with Julia Ostner), € 10,000.
  • 2015:
    Funding from "Forschungsorientiertes Lehren und Lernen" (FoLL) for the project "Wer ist beratungsresistent (und warum)? Persönlichkeits-Prädiktoren der Ratschlagssuche und –vermeidung im täglichen Leben" (Co-PI, with Tanja Gerlach and Ruben Arslan), € 4,790.40.
  • 2012:
    Early Achievement Award of the European Association of Personality Psychology (EAPP), € 1,000.
  • 2011-2014:
    Medical Research Council Research Grant "Brain white matter imaging and cognitive ageing in the Lothian Birth Cohort of 1936: II" (with Ian Deary (PI), Mark Bastin, John Starr and Joanna Wardlaw), £ 808,224.
  • 2011:
    PPLS Pilot Grant for the symmetry lab (PI), £ 1,658.
  • 2010:
    Infrastructur Grant for establishing a symmetry lab (PI, with Timothy Bates and  Ian Deary), £ 78,000.
  • 2009:
    British Academy Overseas Conference Grant part-funded attendance at ISSID 2009 (International Society for the Study of Individual Differences), in Evanston, USA, £ 500.
  • 2007:
    Award for the best publication in the European Journal of Personality based on a Ph.D. or Master/Diploma thesis for "The evolutionary genetics of personality", £ 250.
  • 2006:
    Travel grant from the Personality Psychology and Psychological Assessment section of the German Society for Psychology, funding attendance of the summer school "Hierarchical Linear Modeling" in Syros, Greece.

Memberships

  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Psychologie (German Society for Psychology DGPs)
    • Branch Personality Psychology and Psychological Assessment (DPPD)
    • Branch Social Psychology (FGSP)
  • European Association of Personality Psychology (EAPP)
  • International Society for Intelligence Research (ISIR)
  • Human Behavior and Evolution Society (HBES)
  • European Human Behaviour and Evolution Association (EHBEA)
  • Menschliches Verhalten unter evolutionärer Perspektive (MVE)
  • Scientific network "Personality and Social Relationships: Current State and Perspectives" (PERSOC)
  • Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists™ (LFHCfS)