Bettina S. Wiese, Prof. Dr.
Prof. Dr. Bettina S. Wiese
Department of Psychology
University of Basle
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- Career development and career transitions
- Interplay of work and family
- Self-regulation and action-regulation across the life-span
Whenever external reinforcement and incentives become rare, self-regulatory are of crucial importance for predicting human behavior. In my research, I am interested in the interplay of external opportunity structures and self-regulation, particularly for successful management of central developmental tasks of young and middle adulthood.
One of the applied domains in which I investigate self-regulatory processes is professional development. Due to advancing globalization and technological developments, the professional domain is undergoing large-scale changes that clearly alter work-related demands. The modern job market might force people to hold different occupations over their lifetime. Moreover, with the waning of familial professional traditions and lifelong commitment to one company, individuals become more and more responsible for their own careers. Therefore, self-regulatory competencies gain in importance. Based on general models of life-span development and self-regulation, my research focuses on the selection of work-related goals and goal-relevant means that support successful professional development. Building on empirical findings on personal goals and adult learning, I am currently also developing and evaluating interventions that aim at fostering self-regulatory learning and goal pursuit in the academic and work domains.
Another research strand concerns the interplay of work and family life in young and middle adulthood. Here, I am analyzing negative (i.e., conflicts) but also positive (e.g., competence transfer) interdomain relationships. In addition, I am especially interested in systemic approaches by focusing on the life-management of dual-earner and dual-career couples as well as on the influences of societal and organizational support structures (e.g., parental leave policies, part-time work schedules).
Within my research, I refer to a broad range of methods that compris cross-sectional and longitudinal designs, processual analyses of diary data, experimental studies, and intervention analyses.
|Abele, A. E., & Wiese, B. S. (2008). The nomological network of self-management strategies and career success. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 81, 733–749.|
|Wiese, B. S. (2007). Successful pursuit of personal goals and subjective well-being. In B. Little, K. Salmela-Aro, J. Nurmi & S. Phillips (Eds.), Personal project pursuit: Goals, action, and human flourishing (pp. 301–328). Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.|
|Schmitz, B. & Wiese, B. S. (2006). New perspectives for the evaluation of training sessions in self-regulated learning: Time series analyses of diary data. Contemporary Educational Psychology, 31, 64–96.|
|Wiese, B. S., & Freund, A. M. (2005). Goal progress makes one happy, or does it? Longitudinal findings from the work domain. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 78, 287–304.|
Complete list of publications by Bettina S. Wiese
|2006||Habilitation, University of Zurich, Switzerland|
|1999||Dr. phil. (PhD), Free University of Berlin, Germany|
|1995||Georg-Sieber Award for Applied Psychology|
|1994||Diploma in Psychology, University of Marburg, Germany|
|Since 2009||Professor at the University of Basle, Dept. of Psychology|
|2005–2009||Assistant Professor, Institute of Psychology, Dept. of Applied Psychology (headed by Prof. Dr. Alexandra M. Freund); University of Zurich, Switzerland|
|2001–2005||Senior Research Scientist at the Department of Psychology, Research Group: Work and Social Psychology (headed by Prof. Dr. Günter F. Müller); University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany|
|1999–2001||Research Scientist at the Institute of Psychology, Research Group: Industrial and Organizational Psychology (headed by Prof. Dr. Bruno Rüttinger); Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany|
|1994–1999||Doctoral student at the Max-Planck-Institute for Human Development, Berlin, Germany (Director: Prof. Dr. Paul B. Baltes)|