Dr. Juliana Gottschling

Dr. Juliana Gottschling


Building: A1 3, Room 3.14

Phone: +49-681-302-64238


Office hours: By arrangement




Training "Systemic Therapy and Counseling", Saarländische Gesellschaft für Systemische Therapie, e.V., Merzig

12/2015 Certified as "Systemischer Therapeut und Berater" (Systemic Therapist/Counsellor)


Ph.D. in Psychology, Saarland University (summa cum laude)

"A multi-cohort-sequence analysis of the relationship between motivation and school success, taking cognitive ability into consideration: results of the twin study CoSMoS"


Diploma in Psychology (M.Sc. equivalent), Saarland University

"The Relationship between Coping, Hostility, and personality - a phenotypic and etiological analysis" 

Professional Positions

since 04/2016

Postdoctoral Researcher; Department of Psychology, Differential Psychology and Psychodiagnostics, Saarland University, Saarbrücken

since 01/2009

Freelancer for corporate health management, focus on stress competence, management of chronic pain, sleep and shift-work, communication



Research visit; University of Virginia, Charlottesville (Prof. Dr. Eric Turkheimer); supported by the "Universitätsgesellschaft des Saarlandes"

11/2014- 02/2016

Psychological Service, Multimodal treatment of chronic pain; Department of Orthopaedics, Elisabeth Stiftung, Birkenfeld

07/2013- 03/2016

Postdoctoral Researcher in "TwinLife", funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG); Saarland University, Saarbrücken

08/2012- 10/2012

Visiting Researcher; University of Colorado at Colorado Springs (Prof. Dr. Frederick L. Coolidge/Prof. Dr. Daniel L. Segal)

03/2007- 03/2013Research Assistant; Department of Psychology, Differential Psychology and Psychodiagnostics, Saarland University, Saarbrücken

Research Interests

  • Behavioral Genetics: Genetic and environmental determinants of scholastic achievement and interindividual development over the life-span
  • Influence of personality on coping with life stressors and demands, resilience, health, and well-being
  • Resilience, risk, and protective factors of psychological health and well-being in old age
  • Development and validation of measurement instruments


  • Behavior Genetics Association (BGA) 
  • International Society for the Study of Individual Differences (ISSID)
  • Association for Psychological Science (APS)
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Psychologie (DGPs); Fachgruppe für Differentielle Psychologie, Persönlichkeitspsychologie und Psychologische Diagnostik (DPPD) 
  • Berufsverband deutscher Psychologen (bdp)

Ad-hoc Reviews

Child Development, European Journal of Psychology, Journal of Personality, Journal of Personality Disorders, Clinical Gerontologist, Personality and Individual Differences, Neuropsychiatry, International Journal of Psychology