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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Lebenswissen­schaftliche Fakultät - Institut für Psychologie



Prof. Dr. Matthias Ziegler

Psychologische Diagnostik

in press

Bensch, D., Maaß, U., Greiff , S., Horstmann, K. T., & Ziegler, M. (accepted). The Nature of Faking - A Homogeneous and Predictable Construct? Psychological Assessment.

Ziegler, M., Horstmann, K. T., & Ziegler, J. (accepted). Personality in Situations: Going Beyond the OCEAN and Introducing the Situation Five. Psychological Assessment. https://osf.io/ys4j8/


Horstmann, K. T., & Ziegler, M. (2019). Situational perception and affect: Barking up the wrong tree? Personality and Individual Differences, 136, 132–139. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2018.01.020

Horstmann, K. T., Knaut, M., & Ziegler, M. (2019). Criterion Validity. In Encyclopedia of Personality and Individual Differences (pp. 1–3). Cham: Springer International Publishing.

Trapp, S., Blömeke, S., & Ziegler, M. (2019). The openness-fluid-crystallized-intelligence (OFCI) model and the environmental enrichment hypothesis. Intelligence, 73, 30-40.


Bühner, M., Ziegler, M., & Kersting, M. (2018). Statistisch-methodische Grundlagen der Eignungsbeurteilung. In Personalauswahl kompetent gestalten (pp. 155-188). Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.

Gess, C., Geiger, C., & Ziegler, M. (2018). Social-scientific research competency: Validation of test score interpretations for evaluative purposes in higher education. European Journal of Psychological Assessment. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1027/1015-5759/a000451

Kemper, C. J., Trapp, S., Kathmann, N., Samuel, D. B., & Ziegler, M. (2018). Short Versus Long Scales in Clinical Assessment: Exploring the Trade-Off Between Resources Saved and Psychometric Quality Lost Using Two Measures of Obsessive–Compulsive Symptoms. Assessment, 107319111881005. https://doi.org/10.1177/1073191118810057

Kretzschmar, A., Spengler, M., Schubert, A.-L., Steinmayr, R., & Ziegler, M. (2018). The Relation of Personality and Intelligence — What Can the Brunswik Symmetry Principle Tell Us? Journal of Intelligence, 6(3), 30. https://doi.org/10.3390/jintelligence6030030

Maass, U., Lüdtke, O., & Ziegler, M. (2018, May 13). The Narcissism in Situations Framework: Person and Situation Effects on State Narcissism. https://doi.org/10.31234/osf.io/usg8k

Zhang, J., & Ziegler, M. (2018). Why do personality traits predict scholastic performance? A three-wave longitudinal study. Journal of Research in Personality, 74, 182-193. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jrp.2018.04.006

Zhang, J., Paulhus, D. L., & Ziegler, M. (2018). Personality predictors of scholastic cheating in a Chinese sample. Educational Psychology, 1–19. https://doi.org/10.1080/01443410.2018.1502414

Ziegler, M., & Peikert, A. (2018). How Specific Abilities Might Throw ‘g’ a Curve: An Idea on How to Capitalize on the Predictive Validity of Specific Cognitive Abilities. Journal of Intelligence, 6(3), 41. https://doi.org/10.3390/jintelligence6030041

Ziegler, M., Schroeter, T., Lüdtke, O., & Roemer, L. (2018). The Enriching Interplay between Openness and Interest: A Theoretical Elaboration of the OFCI Model and a First Empirical Test. Journal of Intelligence, 6(3), 35. https://doi.org/10.3390/jintelligence6030035


Baranski, E. N., Gardiner, G., Guillaume, E., Aveyard, M., Bastian, B., Bronin, I., ... & Gallardo-Pujol, D. (2017). Comparisons of Daily Behavior Across 21 Countries. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 8(3), 252-266.

Bensch, D., Paulhus, D. L., Stankov, L., & Ziegler, M. (2017). Teasing Apart Overclaiming, Overconfidence, and Socially Desirable Responding. Assessment, 1073191117700268.

Bühner, M. & Ziegler, M. (2017). Statistik für Psychologen und Sozialwissenschaftler (2. Auflage). München: Pearson.

Fell, C. B., König, C. J., Jung, S., Sorg, D., & Ziegler, M. (2017). Are country level prevalences of rule violations associated with knowledge overclaiming among students?. International Journal of Psychology.

Hess, U., Arslan, R., Mauersberger, H., Blaison, C., Dufner, M., Denissen, J. J. A., & Ziegler, M. (2017). Reliability of surface facial electromyography. Psychophysiology, 54(1), 12-23

Hoppe, A., Toker, S., Schachler, V., & Ziegler, M. (2017). The effect of change in supervisor support and job control on change in vigor: Differential relationships for immigrant and native employees in Israel. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 38 (3), 391-414. doi: 10.1002/job.2151

Maaß, U., & Ziegler, M. (2017). Narcissistic self-promotion is not moderated by the strength of situational cues. Personality and Individual Differences, 104, 482-488.

Renner, K.-H., Ziegler, M., Bühner, M., & Spengler, M. (2017). Ein wenig Licht und noch mehr Schatten. Psychologische Rundschau, 68(4), 273-274.

Ziegler, M., & Horstmann, K. T. (2017). Importance of Testing Validity. European Journal of Personality, 31, 486-487.

Ziegler, M., Reichert, A. (2017). TBS-TK Rezension: Adaptives Intelligenz Diagnostikum 3 (AID 3). Psychologische Rundschau, 68, pp. 237-239


Baghai, P., Bensch, D., & Ziegler, M. (2016). Chapter eight measurement invariance across gender and major in the University of Tehran English proficiency test. Trends in Language Assessment Research and Practice: The View from the Middle East and the Pacific Rim, 167.eight measurement invariance across gender and major in the University of Tehran English proficiency test. Trends in Language Assessment Research and Practice: The View from the Middle East and the Pacific Rim. Cambridge Scholars Publishing

Bergmann, T., Heinrich, M., Ziegler, M., Dziobek, I., Diefenbacher, A., & Sappok, T. (2016). MUSAD: validation of the music-based scale for autism diagnosis in adults with intellectual disability. Nordic Journal of Music Therapy, 25.

Brand, R., Wolff, W., & Ziegler, M. (2016). Drugs as instruments: describing and testing a behavioral approach to the study of neuroenhancement. Frontiers in Psychology, 7. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2016.01226

Danner, D., Blasius, J., Breyer, B., Eifler, S., Menold, N. … (2016). Current Challenges, New Developments, and Future Directions in Scale Construction. European Journal of Psychological Assessment, Hogrefe Publishing

Ehrlenspiel, F., Erlacher, D., & Ziegler, M. (2016). Changes in Subjective Sleep Quality Before a Competition and Their Relation to Competitive Anxiety. Behavioral sleep medicine, 1-14.

Guillaume, E., Baranski, E., Todd, E., Bastian, B., Bronin, I.… (2016).The world at 7: 00: Comparing the experience of situations across 20 countries. Journal of personality, 84(4), 493-509

Kroll, E. & Ziegler, M. (2016). Discrimination due to Ethnicity and Gender: How susceptible are video-based job interviews?. International Journal of Selection and Assessment, 24(2), 161-171. doi: 10.1111/ijsa.12138

Maaß, U., Lämmle, L., Bensch, D., & Ziegler, M. (2016). Narcissists of a Feather Flock Together Narcissism and the Similarity of Friends. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 42(3), 366-384.

Zhang, J., & Ziegler, M. (2016). How do the big five influence scholastic performance? A big five-narrow traits model or a double mediation model. Learning and Individual Differences, 50, 93-102.

Ziegler, M. & Brunner, M. (2016). Test Standards and Psychometric Modeling, Psychosocial Skills and School Systems in the 21st Century (pp. 29-55). doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-28606-8_2

Ziegler, M., Bäckström, M. (2016). 50 Facets of a Trait–50 Ways to Mess Up?. European Journal of Psychological Assessment. Hogrefe Publishing

Ziegler, M., Greiff, S., (2016). A Look Back and a Glimpse Forward. European Journal of Psychological Assessment, Hogrefe Publishing


Bergmann, T., Sappok, T., Diefenbacher, A., Dames, S., Heinrich, M., Ziegler, M., & Dziobek, I. (2015). Music-based Autism Diagnostics (MUSAD)–A newly developed diagnostic measure for adults with intellectual developmental disabilities suspected of autism. Research in developmental disabilities, 43, 123-135.

Engel, M. C., Jacobs, I., Fydrich, T., & Ziegler, M. (2015). Belastungserleben von Psychotherapeuten in Ausbildung. Psychotherapeut, 60(6), 536-546.

Griffith, RL., Converse, PD., Mochinushi, Y., & Ziegler, M. (2015). The Elephant in the Room. The Wiley Handbook of Personality Assessment, 387-399

Guillaume, E., Baranski, E., Todd, E., Bastian, B., Bronin, I., Ivanova, C., ... & Funder, D. C. (2015). The World at 7: Comparing the experience of situations across 20 countries. Journal of Personality, doi: 10.1111/jopy.12176.

Kemper, C., Ziegler, M., Krumm, S., Heene, M., & Bühner, M. (2015). Testkonstruktion [Test construction]. In G. Stemmler & J. Margraf-Stiksrud (Hrsg.), Lehrbuch Psychologische Diagnostik (S. 157-221). Hans Huber: Bern.

Landes, T., & Ziegler, M. (2015). Ein Praxisbeispiel zur Konstruktion eines Lehrevaluationsinstruments: Berliner Lehrevaluationsinventar für Vorlesungen (BLEI-VL). Diagnostica.

Mussel, P., McKay, A. S., Ziegler, M., Hewig, J., & Kaufman, J. C. (2015). Predicting Creativity Based on the Facets of the Theoretical Intellect Framework. European Journal of Personality. doi: 10.1002/per.2000

Werheid K, Koehncke Y, Ziegler M, Kurz A (2015). Latent change score modeling as a method for analysing the antidepressant effect of a psychosocial intervention in Alzheimer’s disease. Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, 84, 159-166

Zhang, J., & Ziegler, M. (2015). Interaction Effects between Openness and Fluid Intelligence Predicting Scholastic Performance. Journal of Intelligence, 3(3), 91-110. Retrieved from http://www.mdpi.com/2079-3200/3/3/91

Ziegler, M., & Weis, S. Lehrevaluation als Mittel zur Erfassung und Verbesserung universitärer Lehre?. Diagnostica, 61(3), 113-115.

Ziegler, M., & Ziegler, J. (2015). Better Understanding of Psychological Situations: Opportunities and Challenges for Psychological Assessment. 418-419.

Ziegler, M., Cengia, A., Mussel, P., & Gerstorf, D. (2015). Openness as a buffer against cognitive decline: The Openness-Fluid-Crystallized-Intelligence (OFCI) model applied to late adulthood. Psychology and Aging, 30(3), 573.

Ziegler, M., Maaß, U., Griffith, R., & Gammon, A. (2015). What Is the Nature of Faking? Modeling Distinct Response Patterns and Quantitative Differences in Faking at the Same Time. Organizational Research Methods, doi: 10.1177/1094428115574518.


Brand, R., Heck, P., & Ziegler, M. (2014). Illegal performance enhancing drugs and doping in sport: a picture-based brief implicit association test for measuring athletes' attitudes. Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy, 9, 7.

Helmes, E., Holden, R. R., & Ziegler, M. (2014). Response Bias, Malingering, and Impression Management. Measures of Personality and Social Psychological Constructs, 16.

Lämmle, L., Oedl, C., & Ziegler, M. (2014). Don’t threaten me and my dark side or even self-harm won’t stop me from hurting you. Personality and Individual Differences, 67, 87-91.

Rauthmann, J. F., Gallardo-Pujol, D., Guillaume, E. M., Todd, E., Nave, C. S., Sherman, R. A., Ziegler, M., Jones A. B., & Funder, D. C. (2014)The Situational Eight DIAMONDS: A taxonomy of major dimensions of situation characteristics. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.

Wolff, W., Brand, R., Baumgarten, F., Lösel, J., & Ziegler, M. (2014). Modeling students' instrumental (mis-) use of substances to enhance cognitive performance: Neuroenhancement in the light of job-demands-resources theory. BioPsychoSocial Medicine, 8(1), 12.

Ziegler, M. (2014). Looking at Intelligence from So-Called Noncognitive Traits: Be Open to Change. Journal of Intelligence, 2, 1-3.

Ziegler, M., Bensch, D., Maaß, U., Schult, V., Vogel, M., & Bühner, M. (2014). Big Five facets as predictor of job training performance: The role of specific job demands. Learning and Individual Differences, 29, 1-7.

Ziegler, M., Poropat, A., & Mell, J. (2014). Does the Length of a Questionnaire Matter? Journal of Individual Differences, 35(4), 250-261.

Zihl, J., Fink, T., Pargent, F., Ziegler, M., & Bühner, M. (2014). Cognitive Reserve in Young and Old Healthy Subjects: Differences and Similarities in a Testing-the-Limits Paradigm with DSST. PLoS ONE, 9, e84590. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0084590


Lämmle, L., Ziegler, M., Seidel, I., Worth, A., & Bös, K. (2013). Four classes of physical fitness in German children and adolescents: only differences in performance or at-risk groups? International Journal of Public Health, 58, 187-196.

Sauer, S., Ziegler, M., & Schmitt, M. (2013). Rasch analysis of a simplified Beck Depression Inventory. Personality and Individual Differences, 54, 530-535. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2012.10.025

Seiler, S., Lucisano, G., Ege, P., Fell, L. H., Rogacev, K. S., Lerner-Gräber, A., . . . Heine, G. H. (2013). Single FGF-23 Measurement and Time-Averaged Plasma Phosphate Levels in Hemodialysis Patients. Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. doi: 10.2215/cjn.13021212

Wentura, D., Ziegler, M., Scheuer, A., Bölte, J., Rammsayer, T., & Salewski, C. (2013). Bundesweite Befragung der Absolventinnen und Absolventen des Jahres 2011 im Studiengang BSc Psychologie. Psychologische Rundschau, 64, 103-112. doi: 10.1026/0033-3042/a000158

Wetzel, E., Böhnke, J. R., Carstensen, C. H., Ziegler, M., & Ostendorf, F. (2013). Do Individual Response Styles Matter? Journal of Individual Differences, 34, 69-81. doi: 10.1027/1614-0001/a000102

Ziegler, M., & Kemper, C. (2013). Extreme Response Style and Faking: Two Sides of the Same Coin? In P. Winker, R. Porst & N. Menold (Eds.), Interviewers' Deviations in Surveys: Impact, Reasons, Detection and Prevention (Schriften Zur Empirischen Wirtschaftsforschung) (pp. 221-237). Frankfurt a. M.: Peter Lang Gmbh.

Ziegler, M., Bensch, D., & Kemper, C. J. (2013). VOC-T. In C. J. Kemper, E. Brähler & M. Zenger (Eds.), Psychologische und sozialwissenschaftliche Kurzskalen für Wissenschaft und Praxis (pp. 340-343). Berlin: Medizinisch Wissenschaftliche Verlagsgesellschaft.

Ziegler, M., Kemper, C., & Rammstedt, B. (2013). The Vocabulary and Overclaiming Test (VOC-T). Journal of Individual Differences, 34, 32-40.


Sauer, S., Ziegler, M., Danay, E., Ives, J., & Kohls, N. (2012). Specific Objectivity of Mindfulness—A Rasch Analysis of the Freiburg Mindfulness Inventory. Mindfulness, 1-10.

Schmidt-Atzert, L., Kersting, M., Preckel, F., Westhoff, K. & Ziegler, M. (2012). Zum Stand der Psychologischen Diagnostik. Psychologische Rundschau, 63 (3), 167–174.

Seiler, S., Colbus, S. M., Lucisano, G., Rogacev, K. S., Gerhart, M. K., Ziegler, M., Fliser, D, & Heine, G. H. (2012). Ultrasound renal resistive index is not an organ-specific predictor of allograft outcome. Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation. doi: 10.1093/ndt/gfr805

Ziegler, M. & Bühner, M. (2012). Grundlagen der Psychologischen Diagnostik. Wiesbaden: Springer VS.

Ziegler, M., Danay, E., & Maaß, U. (2012). Überschätzter Nutzen? Soziale Netzwerke bei der Personalauswahl. Wirtschaftspsychologie aktuell, 3, 9-11.

Ziegler, M., Danay, E., Heene, M., Asendorpf, J., & Bühner, M. (2012). Openness, fluid intelligence, and crystallized intelligence: Toward an integrative model. Journal of Research in Personality, 46, 173-183. doi: 10.1016/j.jrp.2012.01.002


Danay, E., & Ziegler, M.(2011) Is there really a single factor of personality? A multirater approach to the apex of personality. Journal of Research in Personality, 45(6), 560-567.

Heene, M., Draxler, C., Ziegler, M., & Bühner, M. (2011). Performance of the bootstrap Rasch model test under violations of non-intersecting item response functions. Psychological Test and Assessment Modeling, 53, 283-294.

Heene, M., Hilbert, S., Draxler, C., Ziegler, M., & Bühner, M. (2011). Masking misfit in confirmatory factor analysis by increasing unique variances: A cautionary note on the usefulness of cutoff values of fit indices. Psychological Methods, 16, 319-336. doi: 10.1037/a0024917

MacCann, C., Ziegler, M., & Roberts, R. D. (2011). Faking in Personality Assessment: Reflections and Recommendations. In M. Ziegler, C. MacCann & R. D. Roberts (Eds.), New Perspectives on Faking in Personality Assessment (pp. 309-329). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Ziegler, M. (2011). Applicant Faking: A Look Into the Black Box. The Industrial and Organizational Psychologist, 49, 29-36.

Ziegler, M., Dietl, E., Danay, E., Vogel, M., & Bühner, M. (2011). Predicting Training Success with General Mental Ability, Specific Ability Tests, and (Un) Structured Interviews: A meta analysis with unique samples. International Journal of Selection and Assessment, 19(2), 170-182.

Ziegler, M., Krause, S. & Kolligs, F. (2011). Ärztliche Aufklärung über Darmkrebs und Darmkrebsvorsorge. Zeitschrift für Gastroenterologie, 49 (5), 584-590.

Ziegler, M., MacCann, C., & Roberts, R. D. (2011), New Perspectives on Faking in Personality Assessment. New York: Oxford University Press.

Ziegler, M., MacCann, C., & Roberts, R. D. (2011). Faking: Knowns, Unknowns, and Points of Contention. In M. Ziegler, C. MacCann & R. D. Roberts (Eds.), New Perspectives on Faking in Personality Assessment (pp. 3-16). New York: Oxford University Press.


Heiss, C., Ziegler, M., Engbert, K., Gröpel, P. & Brand, R. (2010). Self-leadership and volition: Distinct and potentially supplemental constructs. Psychological Reports, 107 (2), 447-462.

Schmider, E., Ziegler, M., Danay, E., Beyer, L., & Bühner, M. (2010). Is It Really Robust? Methodology: European Journal of Research Methods for the Behavioral and Social Sciences, 6(4), 147-151.

Steinmayr, R., Ziegler, M., & Träuble, B. (2010). Do intelligence and sustained attention interact in predicting academic achievement? Learning and Individual Differences, 20, 14-18.

Werheid, K., Ziegler, M., Klapper, A. & Kühl, K. (2010). Awareness of Memory Failures and Motivation for Cognitive Training in Mild Cognitive Impairment. Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders, 30, 155-160.

Ziegler, M., Danay, E., Schölmerich, F. & Bühner, M. (2010). Predicting academic success from different views on the Big 5. European Journal of Personality, 24, 1-15.

Ziegler, M., Schmukle, S., Egloff, B. & Bühner, M. (2010). Investigating Measures of Achievement Motivation(s). Journal of Individual Differences, 31(1), 15-21.

Ziegler, M., Schubring-Giese, B., Bühner, M., & Kolligs, F. (2010). Attitude to secondary prevention and concerns about colonoscopy are independent predictors of acceptance of screening colonoscopy. Digestion, 81, 120-126.


Bühner, M. & Ziegler, M. (2009) Statistik für Psychologen und Sozialwissenschaftler. München: Pearson.

Hamann, J., Mendel, J.T., Cohen, R., Heres, S., Ziegler, M., Bühner, M., & Werner Kissling, W. (2009). Psychiatrists' Use of Shared Decision Making in the Treatment of Schizophrenia: Patient Characteristics and Decision Topics. Psychiatric Services, 60, 1107-1112.

Kemper, C., Ziegler, M. & Taylor, S. (2009). Überprüfung der psychometrischen Qualität der deutschen Version des Angstsensitivitätsindex-3. Diagnostica. 55, 223-233.

Krumm, S., Schmidt-Atzert, L., Bühner, M., Ziegler, M., Michalczyk, K., & Arrow, K., (2009). Examining several predictors of reasoning: All you need is Coordination and Short-term Storage. Intelligence, 37, 347-364.

Ziegler, M. & Bühner, M. (2009). Modeling social desirable responding and its effects. Educational and Psychological Measurement, 69 (4), 548-565.

Ziegler, M., Ehrlenspiel, F., & Brand, R. (2009). Latent state-trait theory: An application in sport psychology. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 10 (3), 344-349.

Ziegler, M., Knogler, M., & Bühner, M. (2009). Conscientiousness, achievement striving, and intelligence as performance predictors in a sample of German psychology students: Always a linear relationship? Learning and Individual Differences, 19 (2), 288-292.

Ziegler, M., Toomela, A. & Bühner, M. (2009). A Reanalysis of Toomela (2003): Spurious measurement error as cause for common variance between personality factors. Psychology Science Quarterly, 51, 65-75.


Bühner, M., Kröner, S. & Ziegler, M. (2008). Working memory and visuo-spatial intelligence and their relationship to problem solving. Intelligence. 36 (6), 672-680.

Krumm, S., Ziegler, M., &, Bühner, M. (2008). Intelligence and working memory as predictors of school performance. Learning and Individual Differences, 18 (2), 248-257.

Müller, J., Bühner, M., Ziegler, M., & Sahin, L. (2008). Are alexithymia, ambivalence over emotional expression, and social insecurity overlapping constructs? Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 64 (3), 319-325.


Ziegler, M., Schmidt-Atzert, L., Bühner, M., & Krumm, S. (2007). Fakability of Different Measurement Methods for Achievement Motivation: Questionnaire, Semi-projective, and Objective. Psychology Science 49 (4), 291-307.


Bühner, M., Krumm, S., Ziegler, M., & Pluecken, T. (2006). Cognitive abilities and their interplay: Reasoning, crystallized intelligence, working memory components and sustained attention. Journal of Individual Differences 27 (2), 57-72.

Bühner, M., Ziegler, M., Bohnes, B., & Lauterbach, K. (2006). Übungseffekte in den TAP Untertests Test Go/Nogo und Geteilte Aufmerksamkeit sowie dem Aufmerksamkeits-Belastungstest (d2). Zeitschrift für Neuropsychologie 17 (3), 191-199.

Bühner, M., Ziegler, M., Krumm, S. & Schmidt-Atzert, L. (2006). Ist der I-S-T 2000 R Rasch-skalierbar? Diagnostica, 52 (3), 119-130.


Bühner, M., & Mangels, M., Krumm, S. & Ziegler, M. (2005). Are Working Memory and Attention Related Constructs. Journal of Individual Differences, 26 (3), 121-131.