M.A. Luise Erfurth

Masters in Prehistoric and Medieval Archaeology




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

Email: Erfurth@psych.uni-frankfurt.de

Office hours: Upon agreement, PEG building, room 5.G011

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About me

Hi, I am Luise! I am a PhD student in the social psychology department since 2018. I originally have a background in archeology. During my master's degree I grew a great interest in combining archeology and psychology in order to learn more about the behaviour of people living in the past and the present. As luck would have it, in 2018 I joined the resilience project, which is a team made up of archaeologists and psychologists researching "resilience factors in a diachronic and intercultural perspective". In my research, I mainly focus on social psychological topics, which I then link to the human past. It is an exciting task to provide social psychological theories with a temporal component, that of people’s past actions, because it has the potential to give them more explanatory power.


  • M.A. Prehistoric and Medieval Archaeology, Martin-Luther-Universität, Halle-Wittenberg
  • B.A. (Hons) Archaeology,  University of Southampton, UK

Research interests

  • Social Psychology
    • Social Identity Theory
    • Research on resilience and resilience factors


  • Environmental Psychology
    • Climate change
    • Floods


  • Archaeology
    • European Prehistory
    • Medieval and Post-Medieval Archaeology


  • Erfurth, L.M., Hernandez Bark, A.S., Molenaar, C., Aydin, A.l., & Van Dick, R. (2021). “If worse comes to worst, my neighbors come first”: social identity as a collective resilience factor in areas threatened by sea floods. SN Social Sciences, 1, 272. https://doi.org/10.1007/s43545-021-00284-6
  • Molenaar, C., Blessin, M., Erfurth, L.M., 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 [IF : 4.691; Category: Psychology, Social, 9/66 = Q1]