Prof. Dr. Heike M. Buhl
Since 09/2010: Professor (W2) of Educational and Developmental Psychology with Gender Studies, Paderborn University
10/2013 - 10/2015: Leitung des Kompetenzzentrums Schreiben der Universität Paderborn
02/1997 - 08/2010: Research Associate (Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin) then Research Assistant (Wissenschaftliche Assistentin, C1), Educational Psychology, Friedrich-Schiller-University, Jena
04/2009 - 09/2009: Deputy Professor (W3) of Developmental Psychology, Kassel University
10/2007 - 09/2008: Deputy Professor (W3) of General and Instructional Psychology, Erfurt University
2007: Habilitation at the Friedrich-Schiller University Jena, topic of the habilitation thesis "Die Beziehung zwischen Erwachsenen und ihren Eltern. Individuation und biographische Übergänge", Venia legendi for psychology
Thema der Habilitationsschrift "Die Beziehung zwischen Erwachsenen und ihren Eltern. Individuation und biographische Übergänge", Venia legendi für Psychologie
05/1999 - 03/2006: Parental leave
07/1992 - 12/1996: Postdoctoral Research Associate, CRC 245 "Language and Situation (Sprache und Situation)", Mannheim University
Project "Partnerbezogene Raumreferenz" (Head: Prof. Dr. Theo Herrmann)
Project "Die interaktive Produktion von Äußerungen in Konfliktgesprächen zwischen Müttern und jugendlichen Töchtern" (Head: Prof. Dr. Manfred Hofer)
1995: Doctorate in psychology at Mannheim University, dissertation topic: "Zur Blickpunktbezogenheit sprachlicher Lokalisationen: Der Genese-Effekt"
Thema der Dissertation: "Zur Blickpunktbezogenheit sprachlicher Lokalisationen: Der Genese-Effekt"
10/1986 - 06/1992: Studies of psychology (diploma), University of Göttingen and Mannheim University
1991 - 1992: Student Assistant, CRC 245 "Language and Situation (Sprache und Situation)", Mannheim University
Project "Partnerbezogene Raumreferenz" (Head: Prof. Dr. Theo Herrmann)
- Learning: learning environments, tutoring settings
- Family: family relationships, family as an educational context, home-school cooperation
- Teacher education: competencies, digitalization
- Perspective-taking: communication, reading literacy, mental representations, partner model
- Quality management
- Interdependenz in der Beziehung zwischen Erwachsenen und ihren Eltern II
- Entwicklung und Evaluation von digital unterstützten Maßnahmen ressourcenorientierter Förderung und Motivation und Volition in Lernprozessen
- TRR 318 - Constructing Explainability
- COMeIN (Communities of Practice NRW für eine Innovative Lehrerbildung) - Qualitätsmanagement
- DigHomE: Digital Home Learning Environment - Conditions for parental support in information-oriented internet use
- Lernen und Entwicklung
- Kindheit und Jugend
- Einführung in die Entwicklungspsychologie
Since 2015 | Member of Gesellschaft für Empirsche Bildungsforschung (GEBF)
Since 2003 | Member of the European Association for Research on Adolescence
Since 1993 | Member of Deutsche Gesellschaft für Psychologie (DGPs)
Working groups Entwicklungspsychologie, Pädagogische Psychologie
After completing a doctorate in cognitive psychology-oriented language psychology, I worked in a family psychology project on conversations between adolescents and their parents. Since then, I have been combining the fields of family and language with varying emphases - in each case with a view to their personal and situational influencing factors.
In my habilitation and in accompanying DFG projects I investigated the relationship between adults and their parents on an individuation-psychological basis. In addition to comprehensive questionnaire and diary surveys with both generations, behavioral observations of conversations were used here.
Furthermore, I pursue a linguistic psychological line of thought and deal with the influence of perspective-taking ability on the comprehension of texts at preschool and primary school age as well as with the significance of partner and technique models for explaining. In doing so, I collaborate with colleagues from computer science and its didactics as well as linguistics.
Recently, the topics of family and language have increasingly converged again. Together with colleagues from the Department of Psychology at the University of Paderborn, I am investigating processes of family literacy. In this context, we are investigating the cooperation between home and school, especially on parent-teacher conferences. The LIFE project (Lesen in Familie erleben - Experience Reading in the Family) has emerged from this basic work. It specifically focuses on literacy acquisition in the school entry phase as well as on family participation in this process, but also promotes cooperation between school and home. In addition, the DigHomE project, in cooperation with colleagues from the field of media education, is investigating the family as an educational context for learning with digital media.
Another current research project continues previous work on the relationship between adults aged 25-45 and their parents. The focus in the DFG-funded project F.E.EL is on interdependence in the relationship as expressed in the reciprocity of support and socialization as well as influence within the relationship. In cooperation with colleagues from the Catholic University of Milan, a cross-cultural comparative questionnaire study on the influence of values, attitudes, and relationship quality on interdependence is being conducted.
In addition to the above-mentioned topics, research on the professionalization of teachers has been added to my activities in teacher education. On the one hand, I am concerned with the interdisciplinary competencies of student teachers, which has resulted in the development of the LehramtsNavi. With the help of online self-assessments and workshops, this project promotes students' examination of their study- and career-oriented competencies. On the other hand, I am involved in the quality management of the NRW-wide project ComeIn, which creates conditions for building digitization-related competencies of teachers in all three phases of teacher education.
Functions and memberships in University committees
since 10/2021 Member of the board of the Graduiertenzentrum der Fakultät für Kulturwissenschaften
since 10/2018 Chair of the Promotionsausschuss der Fakultät für Kulturwissenschaften
since 03/2015 Member of the doctoral committee of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities
since 2013 Member of the Educational Science Network in cooperation with the second phase of teacher education
2013 - 2015 Member of the Faculty Council of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities
2013 – 2015 Head of the Kompetenzzentrum Schreiben of Paderborn University
2012 - 2015 Spokeswoman of the Psychology Department
since 2010 Member of the Zentrum für Bildungsforschung und Lehrerbildung (PLAZ)
2005 – 2007 Member of the Institute Council of the Psychological Institute, University Jena
2000 – 2002 Member of the WG 'Fach-Evaluation im Universitätsverbund Halle-Jena-Leipzig' for the Institute of Psychology of the University Jena
1996 Staff representative and board member of SFB 245 "Sprache und Situation", Universities of Heidelberg/Mannheim