Dr. Anna Lisa Aydin

Research Assistant


Goethe Universität · Institut für Psychologie · Abt. Sozialpsychologie
Hauspostfach 74 · 60323 Frankfurt

Campus Westend · Theodor-W.-Adorno-Platz 6 · 60323 Frankfurt
Gebäude PEG · Raum 5.G032

Phone: +49 (0)69 798-35287

Office hours: Upon agreement, PEG building, room 5.G030

About me

I am a lecturer and assistant professor at the department of Social Psychology; my research focuses on intergroup relations, conflict and reconciliation processes, and the interface between clinical and social psychology. Furthermore, I work as a clinical psychologist in a community practice in Frankfurt.


2015-today: Research assistant/assistant professor at the Department of Social Psychology, Goethe University Frankfurt

Dissertation in the GIF-Project "Satisfying the Differential Emotional Needs of Advantaged and Disadvantaged Groups as a Key to Promoting Positive Peace in Contexts of Structural Violence" (Frankfurt/Tel Aviv)

2013-2015: Research assistant/doctoral student at the Department of Social Psychology, University of Zurich

2012-2013: Research assistant/doctoral student at the Department of Social Psychology, Goethe University Frankfurt

2009-2013: Clinical psychologist at AGAPLESION Elisabethenstift Darmstadt

2006-2009: Graduate studies in psychology (Diploma), Goethe University Frankfurt

Research interests

  • Conflict and reconciliation processes
  • Intergroup relations
  • Interface between Clinical and Social Psychology (e.g. empathy)



  • Social psychology of inclusion and exclusion
  • Social attitudes
  • Empirical-experimental training


  • Basic psychological skills for graduate students
  • Social attitudes
  • The practical use of social psychology for coaching and psychotherapy



Hässler, T., Ullrich, J., Sebben, S., Shnabel, N., Bernardino, M., Valdenegro, D., ... & Pistella, J. (in press). Needs satisfaction in intergroup contact: A multi-national study of pathways toward social change. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.

Hässler, T., Ullrich, J., Bernardino, M., Shnabel, N., Van Laar, C., Valdenegro, D., ... & Ugarte, L. M. (2020). A large-scale test of the link between intergroup contact and support for social change. Nature Human Behaviour, 4, 380-386. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41562-019-0815-z

Aydin, A. L., Stegmann, S., & Häusser, J. A. (2020). Sozialpsychologie, sozialer und gesellschaftlicher Kontext. In W. Senf & M. Broda (Eds.) Praxis der Psychotherapie, (S. 144-153). Stuttgart: Georg Thieme Verlag.

Shnabel N., Kahalon. R., Ullrich. J., & Aydin A. L., (2020). When two groups hurt each other: Understanding and reducing the negative consequences of collective victimhood in dual conflicts. In J. Vollhardt (Eds.) The Social Psychology of Collective Victimhood, (pp. 399-418). Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press. DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190875190.003.0019

Aydin, A. L., Ullrich, J., Siem, B., Locke, K. D., & Shnabel, N. (2019). Agentic and communal interaction goals in conflictual intergroup relations. Journal of Social and Political Psychology, 7(1). https://doi.org/10.5964/jspp.v7i1.746

Aydin, A. L., Ullrich, J., Siem, B., Locke, K. D., & Shnabel, N. (2018). The effect of social class on agency and communion: Reconciling rank-based and identity-based perspectives. Social Psychological and Personality Science. https://doi.org/10.1177/1948550618785162

SimanTov‐Nachlieli, I., Shnabel, N., Aydin, A. L., & Ullrich, J. (2018). Agents of prosociality: Agency affirmation promotes mutual prosocial tendencies and behavior among conflicting groups. Political Psychology, 39, 445-463. https://doi.org/10.1111/pops.12418

Barth, M., Siem, B., Aydin, A. L., Ullrich, J., & Shnabel, N. (2018). Wie kann Versöhnung gefördert werden? – Das Bedürfnisbasierte Modell der Versöhnung. The Inquisitive Mind, 4. Retrieved from http://de.in-mind.org/article/wie-kann-versoehnung-gefoerdert-werden-das-beduerfnisbasierte-modell-der-versoehnung

Shnabel, N., Ullrich, J., Nadler, A., Dovidio, J. F., & Aydin, A. L. (2013). Warm or competent? Improving intergroup relations by addressing threatened identities of advantaged and disadvantaged groups. European Journal of Social Psychology, 43, 482-492. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ejsp.1975