Prüfungsliteratur Masterprüfung FS21

Gegenstand der Masterprüfung

Gegenstand des Prüfungsgesprächs sind persönlichkeitspsychologische Konzepte in Grundlagenforschung und Anwendung. Als Gesprächsgrundlage dient ein Buch (vom Prüfling auszuwählen; man kann sich auf ca. die ersten 200 Seiten beschränken), sowie die folgende Liste mit Zeitschriftenaufsätzen.

Bücher zur Auswahl

  • Babiak, P., & Hare, R. D. (2007). Snakes in suits: When psychopaths go to work. New York, NY: Harper Collins Publishers.
  • Duckworth, A. (2016). Grit: The power of passion and perseverance. New York, NY: Simon and Schuster.


a) Bereich Leistung

  1. Nisbett, R. E., Aronson, J., Blair, C., Dickens, W., Flynn, J., Halpern, D. F., & Turkheimer, E. (2012). Intelligence: New findings and theoretical developments. American Psychologist, 67, 130–159. doi:10.1037/a0027240
  2. Silvia, P. J. (2015). Intelligence and creativity are pretty similar after all. Educational Psychology Review, 27, 599–606. doi:10.1007/s10648-015-9299-1
  3. Silvia, P. J., Beaty, R. E., & Nusbaum, E. C. (2013). Verbal fluency and creativity: General and specific contributions of broad retrieval ability (Gr) factors to divergent thinking. Intelligence, 41, 328–340. doi:10.1016/j.intell.2013.05.004
  4. Kaufman, S. B., Quilty, L. C., Grazioplene, R. G., Hirsh, J. B., Gray, J. R., Peterson, J. B., & DeYoung, C. G. (2015). Openness to experience and intellect differentially predict creative achievement in the arts and sciences. Journal of Personality, 84, 248–258. doi:10.1111/jopy.12156

b) Bereich Persönlichkeitsstruktur

  1. De Raad, B., Barelds, D. P., Timmerman, M. E., De Roover, K., Mlačić, B., & Church, A. T. (2014). Towards a pan‐cultural personality structure: Input from 11 psycholexical studies. European Journal of Personality, 28, 497-510. doi:10.1002/per.1953
  2. Saucier, G., Thalmayer, A. G., Payne, D. L., Carlson, R., Sanogo, L., Ole‐Kotikash, L., ... & Szirmák, Z. (2014). A basic bivariate structure of personality attributes evident across nine languages. Journal of Personality, 82, 1-14. doi:10.1111/jopy.12028
  3. Ashton, M. C., Lee, K., & Boies, K. (2015). One-through six-component solutions from ratings on familiar English personality-descriptive adjectives. Journal of Individual Differences, 36, 183-189. doi:10.1027/1614-0001/a000176
  4. Roberts, B. W., Luo, J., Briley, D. A., Chow, P. I., Su, R., & Hill, P. L. (2017). A systematic review of personality trait change through intervention. Psychological Bulletin, 143, 117-141. doi:10.1037/bul0000088

c) Bereich Charakter

  1. McGrath, R. E. (2015). Integrating psychological and cultural perspectives on virtue: The hierarchical structure of character strengths. The Journal of Positive Psychology, 10, 407-424. doi:10.1080/17439760.2014.994222
  2. Ruch, W., Gander, F., Wagner, L., & Giuliani, F. (2019). The structure of character: On the relationships between character strengths and virtues. The Journal of Positive Psychology. Advance online publication. doi:10.1080/17439760.2019.1689418
  3. Wagner, L., & Ruch, W. (2015). Good character at school: Positive classroom behavior mediates the link between character strengths and school achievement. Frontiers in Psychology, 6, 456. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2015.00610
  4. Ruch, W., Heintz, S., Platt, T., Wagner, L., & Proyer, R. T. (2018). Broadening humor: Comic styles differentially tap into temperament, character, and ability. Frontiers in Psychology, 9:6. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2018.00006