PD Dr. Wolff Schlotz


Beratung zu methodischen Fragen, insbesondere in den folgenden Bereichen:

  • Versuchsplanung
  • Datenanalyse
  • Psychometrie

Weitere Funktionen

  • Datenschutzkoordinator
  • Ombudsperson


  • Psychometrie
  • Methoden des ambulanten Assessment
  • Längsschnitt-Datenanalyse
  • Persönlichkeit und Ästhetik
  • Stress im Alltag
  • Stressreaktivität



    Wolff Schlotz schloss sein Studium zum Diplom-Psychologen und seine Promotion an der Universität Trier ab. Nach einer Postdoc-Phase an der MRC Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit in Southampton (Großbritannien) war er einige Jahre an der University of Southampton als Lecturer in Health Psychology und an der Universität Regensburg beschäftigt. Er begann 2013 seine Tätigkeit als Methodenspezialist am damals neu gegründeten Max-Planck-Institut für empirische Ästhetik. 2014 wurde ihm von der Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main die Venia Legendi für das Fach Psychologie verliehen.



    Ausgewählte Publikationen

    Menninghaus, W., Wagner, V., Kegel, V., Knoop, C. A., & Schlotz, W. (2019). Beauty, elegance, grace, and sexiness compared. Plos One, 14 (6), e0218728.  doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0218728

    Schlotz, W. (2019). Investigating associations between momentary stress and cortisol in daily life: What have we learned so far? Psychoneuroendocrinology, 105, 105-116.  doi:10.1016/j.psyneuen.2018.11.038  Free access until 31 July 2019: https://authors.elsevier.com/a/1ZDAC15hUdI~V2

    Kappert, M. B., Wuttke-Linnemann, A., Schlotz, W., & Nater, U. M. (2019). The Aim Justifies the Means—Differences Among Musical and Nonmusical Means of Relaxation or Activation Induction in Daily Life. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 13, 36.  doi:10.3389/fnhum.2019.00036

    Greb, F., Steffens, J., & Schlotz, W. (2019). Modeling Music-Selection Behavior in Everyday Life: A Multilevel Statistical Learning Approach and Mediation Analysis of Experience Sampling Data. Frontiers in Psychology, 10, 390. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2019.00390

    Fischinger, T., Kaufmann, M., & Schlotz, W. (2018). If it’s Mozart, it must be good? The influence of textual information and age on musical appreciation. Psychology of Music. Advance online publication.  doi:10.1177/0305735618812216

    Thissen, B. A. K., Menninghaus, W., & Schlotz, W. (2018). Measuring Optimal Reading Experiences: The Reading Flow Short Scale. Frontiers in Psychology, 9 (2542).  doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2018.02542

    Greb, F., Steffens, J., & Schlotz, W. (2018). Understanding music-selection behavior via statistical learning: Using the percentile-Lasso to identify the most important factors. Music & Science, 1. doi:10.1177/2059204318755950

    Greb, F., Schlotz, W., & Steffens, J. (2018). Personal and situational influences on the functions of music listening. Psychology of Music, 46 (6), 763–794.  doi:10.1177/0305735617724883

    Powell, D. J., Liossi, C., Schlotz, W., & Moss-Morris, R. (2017). Tracking daily fatigue fluctuations in multiple sclerosis: ecological momentary assessment provides unique insights. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 40 (5), 772–783. doi:10.1007/s10865-017-9840-4

    Sonuga-Barke, E. J. S., Kennedy, M., Kumsta, R., Knights, N., Golm, D., Rutter, M., Maughan, B., Schlotz, W., & Kreppner, J. (2017). Child-to-adult neurodevelopmental and mental health trajectories after early life deprivation: the young adult follow-up of the longitudinal English and Romanian Adoptees study. The Lancet, 389 (10078), 1539–1548.  doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(17)30045-4

    Menninghaus, W., Bohrn, I. C., Knoop, C. A., Kotz, S. A., Schlotz, W., & Jacobs, A. M. (2015). Rhetorical features facilitate prosodic processing while handicapping ease of semantic comprehension. Cognition, 143 (0), 48–60. doi:10.1016/j.cognition.2015.05.026

    Powell, D. J. H., Moss-Morris, R., Liossi, C., & Schlotz, W. (2015). Circadian cortisol and fatigue severity in relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 56, 120–131. doi:10.1016/j.psyneuen.2015.03.010

    Schlotz, W., Godfrey, K. M., & Phillips, D. I. (2014). Prenatal Origins of Temperament: Fetal Growth, Brain Structure, and Inhibitory Control in Adolescence. PLoS ONE, 9 (5), e96715. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0096715

    Powell, D.J. & Schlotz, W. (2012). Daily life stress and the cortisol awakening response: Testing the anticipation hypothesis. PLoS ONE, 7 (12), e52067. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0052067 

    Schlotz, W. (2012). Ambulatory psychoneuroendocrinology: Assessing salivary cortisol and other hormones in daily life. In M.R. Mehl & T.S. Conner (Eds.), Handbook of Research Methods for Studying Daily Life (pp. 193–209). New York: Guilford.

    Routledge, C., Arndt, J., Wildschut, T., Sedikides, C., Hart, C.M., Juhl, J., Vingerhoets, A.J.J.M., & Schlotz, W. (2011). The Past Makes the Present Meaningful: Nostalgia as an Existential Resource. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 101 (3), 638–652. doi:10.1037/a0024292

    Schlotz, W., Hammerfald, K., Ehlert, U., & Gaab, J. (2011). Individual differences in the cortisol response to stress in young healthy men: Testing the roles of perceived stress reactivity and threat appraisal using multiphase latent growth curve modeling. Biological Psychology, 87 (2), 257–264. doi:10.1016/j.biopsycho.2011.03.005

    Schlotz, W., Yim, I.S., Zoccola, P.M., Jansen, L., & Schulz, P. (2011). The Perceived Stress Reactivity Scale: Measurement invariance, stability and validity in three countries. Psychological Assessment, 23 (1), 80–94. doi:10.1037/a0021148.