Department of Psychology – Developmental Psychology: Adulthood (officially: Applied Psychology)


Josua Schmeitzky, MSc

Doctoral student


J. Schmeitzky

MSc Josua Schmeitzky
University of Zurich
Department of Psyhchology
Applied Psychology: Life-Management
Binzmuehlestrasse 14/11
CH-8050 Zürich / Switzerland
Office hours:
++41 44 635 72 25
++41 44 635 72 09
BIN 3.A.03
on appointment

Central research interests

  • Goal disengagement
  • Goal focus
  • Motivation across lifespan

Education and professional positions

Since 2012Fellow and Graduate Fellowship (Jacobs Foundation), International Max Planck Research School «The Life Course: Evolutionary and Ontogenetic Dynamics»
Since 2012 Doctoral Student at the University of Zurich, Department of Psychology, Applied Psychology: Life-Management (Prof. Dr. Alexandra M. Freund)
2010–2012 Graduate Studies of Psychology and Gender Studies at the University of Zurich Master’s area of specialization: «Lifespan Development and Individual Differences» Thesis: «Age-related Differences in Escalation of Commitment: No Regret or Avoidance of Future Losses» (Prof. Dr. Alexandra M. Freund)
2007–2010 Undergraduate Studies of Psychology at the University of Basel Thesis: «The Impact of Media-based Availability on Frequency Judgments» (Dr. Thorsten Pachur)