Dr. Stephan Braun

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.G111

Phone: +49 (0)69 798-35305

Office hours: Thursdays 10 to 12 am, PEG building, room 5.G111

About me

I am a postdoc in the department of Social Psychology and additionally I work in the Dean’s Office of the psychology institute. In Social Psychology I teach and research topics regarding leadership, followership, stereotypes, identification and game psychology. Also, I organize the groups-4-health project, which is a social-psychological training for Bachelor students. In the dean’s office my duties are student advising, development of Bachelor and Master Programs, the application process for the master program and other study related tasks.


2018-today: Postdoc in the Social Psychology Department of the Goethe University Frankfurt

2012-2018: Promotion in the Social Psychology Department of the Goethe University Frankfurt

2010-today: Member of the Psychology Dean’s Office at the Goethe University Frankfurt

2004-2010: Diploma (Master equivalent) in Psychology at the Goethe University Frankfurt

Research interests

  • Leadership & Followership
    • Age Bias
    • Gender Bias
  • Identification und Identity Leadership
  • Game Psychology


Seminar „Stereotypes and Prejudice“ in the Bachelor program

Seminar „Attitudes and attitude changes“ in the Bachelor program

Seminar „Leadership“ in the Master program

Research module in the Master program



Stegmann, S., Braun, S., Junker, N. M., & van Dick, R. (in press). Growing older and living up to implicit followership theories: Implications for LMX and work-related outcomes. Journal of Applied Social Psychology.

Braun, S., Hernandez Bark, A., Kirchner, A., Stegmann, S., & Van Dick, R. (2019). Emails from the boss – curse or blessing? Relations between communication channels, leader evaluation and employees’ attitudes. International Journal of Business Communication, 56, 50-81. https://doi.org/10.1177/2329488415597516

Braun, S., Stegmann, S., Hernandez Bark, A., Junker, N.M., & Van Dick, R. (2017). Think manager – think male, think follower – think female: Gender bias in implicit followership theories. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 47, 377-388. DOI: 10.1111/jasp.12445

Junker, N.M., Stegmann, S., Braun, S., & Van Dick, R. (2016). The ideal and the counter-ideal follower –Advancing implicit followership theories. Leadership and Organizational Development Journal37, 1205 – 1222.

Monzani, L., Braun, S., & Van Dick, R. (2016). It takes two (or three) to tango: The interactive effect of authentic leadership and organizational identification on employee silence intentions. Zeitschrift fuer Personalforschung/ German Journal of Research in Human Resource Management, 30, 246-266. https://doi.org/10.1177/2397002216649896