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Laura Buchinger

Laura Buchinger

Research Associate of the

German Socio-Economic Panel study Research Infrastructure


Laura Buchinger is a Ph.D. candidate in the SOEP’s “GRD-past and mental health: risk and protection factors” project since October 2019. Laura’s main research interests concern major life goals and personality as well as determinants of wellbeing and she is member of the Junior Research Group SocPsych-MH.

For the past three years, she worked as organizational psychologist for a consulting company in the field of occupational health and safety. In 2016, she completed her master’s in Clinical and Health Psychology at Free University. During her studies, she completed an exchange semester and a research internship at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver and worked as research assistant for the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin as well as for the Sustainable Building Science Project in Vancouver.


DIW Wochenbericht 38 / 2020

Ost- und Westdeutschland in der Corona-Krise: Nachwendegeneration im Osten erweist sich als resilient

2020| Stefan Liebig, Laura Buchinger, Theresa Entringer, Simon Kühne
Refereed essays Web of Science

Codevelopment of Life Goals and the Big Five Personality Traits across Adulthood and Old Age

In: Journal of Personality and Social Psychology (2023), im Ersch. [Online first: 2023-07-27] | Laura Buchinger, Theresa Entringer, David Richter, Gert G. Wagner, Denis Gerstorf, Wiebke Bleidorn
Refereed essays Web of Science

The Development of Life Goals over the Adult Lifespan

In: The Journals of Gerontology. Series B, Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences 77 (2022), 5, S. 905–915 | Laura Buchinger, David Richter, Jutta Heckhausen



(Psychische) Wiedervereinigung? — Epidemiologische Trends psychischer Erkrankungen in Ost- und Westdeutschland seit 1990

Theresa Entringer, Laura Buchinger
Berlin, 01.02.2022
| Sigmund-Freud-PrivatUniversität Berlin

The Development of Life Goals over the Adult Lifespan

Laura Buchinger
[Online], 12.09.2021 - 15.09.2021
| Biennial Conference of the German Psychological Society - Personality Psychology and Psychological Diagnostics (DPPD) Section [Online]

Weekly Activities in East and West Germany during the First COVID-19 Lockdown

Laura Buchinger
[Online], 31.07.2021
| 25th International Congress of the International Association for Cross Cultural Psychology [Online]

Research Projects

Research Project

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

Current Project| German Socio-Economic Panel study