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Prof. Dr. David Richter

Prof. Dr. David Richter

Survey Manager SOEP-IS of the

German Socio-Economic Panel study Research Infrastructure

Research Topics and Working Areas

08/2022 – present

Director SHARE Infrastructure at SHARE BERLIN Institute GmbH

04/2020 – present

Professor of Survey Research at the Department of Educational Science and Psychology at the Freie Universität Berlin

04/2019 – 07/2022

Survey Manager and Senior Researcher at the German Socio-Economic Panel Study (SOEP) at the DIW Berlin

02/2018 – 03/2019

Acting Division Head Survey Methodology and Management at the German Socio-Economic Panel Study (SOEP) at the DIW Berlin

07/2011 – 01/2018

Survey Manager and Senior Researcher at the German Socio-Economic Panel Study (SOEP) at the DIW Berlin

02/2009 – 06/2011

Project Manager for DFG-Research Group BiKS, University of Bamberg

10/2007 – 01/2009

Research Associate at the Chair for Life-Span Developmental Psychology, University of Leipzig

10/2004 – 09/2007

Research Associate at the Jacobs Center on Lifelong Learning and Institutional Development, Jacobs University Bremen

10/1999 – 10/2004

Studies in Psychology at the Free University Berlin




Long-term effects of pregnancy and childbirth on sleep quality and duration of first-time and experienced mothers and fathers.

2019 | Richter, D., Krämer, M. D., Tang, N. K. Y., Montgomery-Downs, H. & Lemola, S.
Psychological Science

Successfully striving for happiness: Socially engaged pursuits predict increases in life satisfaction.

2018 | Rohrer, J. M., Richter, D., Brümmer, M., Wagner, G. G. & Schmukle, S. C.
Journal of Research in Personality

Personality has minor effects on panel attrition.

2014 | Richter, D., Körtner, J. L. & Saßenroth, D.
SOEP Survey Papers ; 1097: Series H - SOEP-IS Modules / 2022

SOEP-IS 2014 – Individual and Age Differences in Decisions from Description and Experience

2022| Rui Mata, David Richter, Anika Josef, Renato Frey, Ralph Hertwig
SOEP Survey Papers ; 1079: Series A - Survey Instruments (Erhebungsinstrumente) / 2021

SOEP-Core v36 – BIOAGEL & BIOPUPIL: Generated Variables from the “Mother & Child”, “Parent”, “Pre-Teen”, and “Early Youth” Questionnaires

2021| Valeriia Heidemann, David Richter, SOEP Group
SOEP Survey Papers ; 1077 : Series B - Survey Reports (Methodenberichte) / 2021

Pretest eines Fragenmoduls zu subjektiven Diskriminierungserfahrungen in der SOEP-Innovationsstichprobe

2021| David Richter, David Kasprowski, Mirjam Fischer
SOEP Survey Papers ; 1071 : Series B - Survey Reports (Methodenberichte) / 2021

Dokumentation zum Entwicklungsprozess des Moduls „Einstellungen zu sozialer Ungleichheit“ im SOEP (v38)

2021| Jule Adriaans, Florian Griese, Katrin Auspurg, Nona Bledow, Sandra Bohmann, Marius Busemeyer, Jan Delhey, Jan Goebel, Olaf Groh-Samberg, Jutta Heckhausen, Thomas Hinz, Martin Kroh, Holger Lengfeld, Philipp Lersch, Stefan Liebig, David Richter, Patrick Sachweh, Jürgen Schupp, Guido Schwerdt, Roland Verwiebe
SOEP Survey Papers ; 1054 : Series B - Survey Reports (Methodenberichte) / 2021

SOEP-IS 2020 – Methodenbericht zum „ARB COV Survey 2020“

2021| Stefan Liebig, David Richter
Externe referierte Aufsätze

The Transition to Grandparenthood: No Consistent Evidence for Change in the Big Five Personality Traits and Life Satisfaction

In: European Journal of Personality im Ersch. (2022), [Online first: 2022-08-16] | Michael D. Krämer, Manon A. van Scheppingen, William J. Chopik, David Richter
Externe referierte Aufsätze

Perspectives on Resilience: Trait Resilience, Correlates of Resilience in Daily Life, and Longer‐Term Change in Affective Distress

In: Stress and Health im Ersch. (2022), [online first: 22-05-23] | Elisabeth S. Blanke, Florian Schmiedek, Stefan Siebert, David Richter, Annette Brose
Externe referierte Aufsätze

Resuming Social Contact after Months of Contact Restrictions: Social Traits Moderate Associations between Changes in Social Contact and Well-being

In: Journal of Research in Personality 98 (2022), 104223 | Michael D. Krämer, Yannick Roos, David Richter, Cornelia Wrzus
Externe referierte Aufsätze

The Personality Traits of Self-Made and Inherited Millionaires

In: Humanities and Social Sciences Communications 9 (2022), 12 S. | Marius Leckelt , Johannes König, David Richter, Mitja D. Back, Carsten Schröder
Externe referierte Aufsätze

Sexual and Gender Minority (SGM) Research Meets Household Panel Surveys: Research Potentials of the German Socio-Economic Panel and Its Boost Sample of SGM Households

In: European Sociological Review 38 (2022), 2, S. 321-335 | Mirjam M. Fischer, Martin Kroh, Lisa De Vries, David Kasprowski, Simon Kühne, David Richter, Zaza Zindel



From Berlin Wall, Fukushima to Corona: Methodologies and Strategies in Process Research

David Richter
[Online], 12.11.2021
| Tackling the Turmoil: Online-Workshop on #Crisis as #Process of the Doctoral Students of the IRS and DIW under the Umbrella of the Leibniz Research Network "Crises in a Globalized World"

Innovations in SOEP-CORE and SOEP-IS

David Richter
Berlin, 21.05.2019 - 22.05.2019
| Comparative Life Course Research: Joint German-Japan Workshop

Questionnaire Design

David Richter
Sankelmark, 09.09.2018 - 14.09.2018
| Methods for Ph.D.: 12th International Research Workshop

Fertility Dynamics across Occupations in Germany

Christian Schmitt; Sandra Bohmann, David Richter
Brüssel, Belgien, 06.06.2018 - 09.06.2019
| Population, Diversity and Inequality: European Population Conference 2018

Research Projects

Research Project

Cohesion Panel of the Research Institute for Social Cohesion (ZHP-FGZ)

Current Project| German Socio-Economic Panel study
Research Project

GDR-Past and Mental Health: Risk and Protection Factors (DDR-PSYCH)

Current Project| German Socio-Economic Panel study
Research Project

Personality and social relationship dynamics: Short- and medium-term processes in daily life (DIPS)

Current Project| German Socio-Economic Panel study
Research Project

Bonn Intervention Panel (BIP)

Completed Project| German Socio-Economic Panel study