Dr. Eva Bracht

Dr. in Psychology



Phone: +4915789539532

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

Email: ebracht@psych.uni-frankfurt.de

Office hours: Upon agreement

About me

I am a Post-Doc student at the Social Psychology Department, researching leadership. I am interested in how leadership can foster the development of follower (self-)leadership, and which role organizational culture plays in this process. In addition to this, I am interested in the impact positive forms of leadership can have on innovation and the topic of organizational transformation.

After studying Psychology in Bonn, Madrid, and Munich, I worked in an organization for two years. The experiences I gathered here help me today to ensure practical relevance of my research. As a close connection between research and practice is very essential to me, I also currently work as a consultant for organizational development at Netzwert Partner GmbH in Munich.


2021 - today: Consultant for organizational development and Post-Doc.

2018/2019: Visiting researcher at University of Washington in Seattle, USA with Prof. Dr. Bruce Avolio

2016 – 2021: PhD student at Goethe University, Department of Social Psychology

2015-2017: Trainee und Consultant for HR-Organization Development

2008-2012: Psychology student

Research interests

  • Leadership towards (self-)leadership
    • Which role does organizational culture play for the development of self-leadership? We are exploring the “self-leadership-culture”
    • How does ones self-concept/ identity impact the transformation from being a follower to becoming a (self-)leader?
  • Leadership and innovation
    • Which forms of positive leadership have the strongest relationships with follower innovative behavior if compared against each other?
    • How important is a climate/culture of innovation for innovative behavior?
  • Organizational Transformation
    • How can organizational transformation really succeed?
    • What are the phases in organizational transformation processes?


09/2019 Universität Frankfurt – Research module for Masters Students (Psychology)

08/2019 Frankfurt Summer School – Social Influence and Social Change

08/2018 Frankfurt Summer School – Conflict, Communication and Negotiation

(Selected) publications

Bracht, E., Monzani, L., Haslam, S.A., Kerschreiter, R., Lemoine, J.E., Steffens, N.K., Akfirat, S.A., Avanzi, L., Barghi, B., Dumont, K., Edelmann, C.M., Epitropaki, O., Fransen, K., Giessner, S., Gleibs, I.H., González, R., González, A.L., Lipponen, J., Markovits, Y., Molero, F., Moriano, J.A., , Neves, P., Orosz, G., Roland-Lévy, C., Schuh, S.C., Sekiguchi, T., Song, L.J., Story, J.S.P., Stouten, J., Tatachari, S., Valdenegro, D., van Bunderen, L., Vörös, V., Wong, S.I., Youssef, F., Zhang, X.-a., & van Dick, R. (in press). Innovation Across Cultures: Connecting Leadership, Identification, and Creative Behavior in Organizations. Applied Psychology: An International Review.

Bracht, E. M. (2020). Wie Sie Ihre Mitarbeitenden durch Selbstführung zum Erfolg führen. Personal in Hochschule und Wissenschaft entwickeln, 4, 89-99.

Bracht, E. M. (2019, July). I do what is best for us: Can self-leadership-culture impact organizational success? In Academy of Management Proceedings (Vol. 2019, No. 1, p. 18167). Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510: Academy of Management.

Bracht, E. M., Junker, N. M., & van Dick, R. (2018). Exploring the social context of self-leadership—Self-leadership-culture. Journal of Theoretical Social Psychology, 2(4), 119-130.

Bracht, E. M., Keng-Highberger, F. T., Avolio, B. J., & Huang, Y. (2021). Take a “Selfie”: Examining How Leaders Emerge From Leader Self-Awareness, Self-Leadership, and Self-Efficacy. Frontiers in Psychology, 12, 653.

Liu, H., Bracht, E., Zhang, X. A., Bradley, B., & van Dick, R. (2021). Creativity in non‐routine jobs: The role of transformational leadership and organizational identification. Creativity and Innovation Management, 30(1), 129-143.

Livingstone A. G., Sweetman J., Bracht E. M. & Haslam S. A. (2015). “We have no quarrel with you”: Effects of group status on characterizations of “conflict” with an outgroup. European Journal of Social Psychology, 45, 16–26.

Van Dick, R, Bracht, E. M., & Hernandez Bark, A. S. (2021). Organisationale Identifikation und Kommunikation. In S. Einwiller, S. Sackmann & A. Zerfaß (Hrsg.), Handbuch Mitarbeiterkommunikation (S.83-96). Wiesbaden: Springer Gabler. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-658-23390-7_6-1