M.Sc. Manpreet Blessin

Masters in Psychology

External PhD-Student


About me

I am a doctoral student in the Department of Social Psychology with a research focus on positive psychology - resilience. My current research project includes reviews of resilience from an intercultural perspective and how resilience is fostered in different cultures. In addition, I am working on coping mechanisms that are used to overcome the stressors death and loss.
In SoSe 2020 as well as in SoSe 2021 I will offer a seminar on "Communication- and Group-Processes" at Goethe University.


Since 2018         Scientific researcher at LIR Mainz & PhD student at Goethe Universität Frankfurt

2017-2018         M.Sc. Psychology, Technische Universität Darmstadt

2013-2017         B. Sc. Psychology, Technische Universität Darmstadt

Research interests

  • Resilience factors in diachronic and intercultural perspective – Leibniz-Gemeinschaft
  • Positive psychology
  • Art of living


  • Blessin, M., Lehmann, S., Kunzler, A.M., van Dick, R. & Lieb, K. (2022). Resilience Interventions Conducted in Western and Eastern Countries—A Systematic Review. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health, 19, 6913. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph 19116913
  • Molenaar, C., Blessin, M., Erfurth, L., Imhoff, R. (2021). Were we stressed or was it just me - and does it even matter?: Efforts to disentangle individual and collective resilience within real and imagined stressors. British Journal of Social Psychologyhttps://doi.org/10.1111/bjso.12475
  • Kunzler, A. M., Stoffers-Winterling, J., Stoll, M., Mancini, A. L., Lehmann, S., Blessin, M., Gilan, D., Helmreich, I., Hufert, F., & Lieb, K. (2021). Mental health and psychosocial support strategies in highly contagious emerging disease outbreaks of substantial public concern: A systematic scoping review. PloS one, 16(2), e0244748. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0244748
  • Gilan, D., Röthke, N., Blessin, M., Kunzler, A., Stoffers-Winterling, J., Müssig, M., Yuen, K. S. L., Tüscher, O., Thrul, J., Kreuter, F., Sprengholz, P., Betsch, C., Stieglitz, R. D., Lieb, K. (2020). Psychomorbidity, Resilience, and Exacerbating and Protective Factors During the SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic: A Systematic Literature Review and Results from the German COSMO-PANEL. Deutsches Aerzteblatt International, 117(38). https://doi.org/10.3238/arztebl.2020.0625