Dr. Juliana Gottschling


Building: A1 3, Room 3.14

Phone: +49-681-302-64238


Office hours: By arrangement



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Journal articles

[25] Brix, J., Pupeter, M., Rysina, A., Steinacker, G., Schneekloth, U., Baier, T., Gottschling, J., et al. (2017). A longitudinal twin family study of the life course and individual development (TWINLIFE): Data collection and instruments of wave 1 face-to-face interviews (TwinLife Technical Report Series, 05). Bielefeld: Project TwinLife "Genetic and social causes of life chances" (Universität Bielefeld / Universität des Saarlandes).

[24] Gatti, A., Gottschling, J., Brugnera, A., Adorni, R., Zarbo, C., Compare, A., & Segal, D. L. (2017). An investigation of the psychometric properties of the Geriatric Anxiety Scale (GAS) in an Italian sample of community-dwelling older adults. Aging & Mental Health, 1-9. doi:10.1080/13607863.2017.1347141

[23] Gottschling, J. (2017). Documentation TwinLife Data: Cognitive Abilities. TwinLife Technical Report Series, 02. Project TwinLife: Genetic and social causes of life chances (Bielefeld University / Saarland University).

[22] Lenau, F., Hahn, E., Peters, A.-L., Gottschling, J., Thiel, W., & Spinath, F. M. (2017). Zygosity Determination in Twin Studies: A Validation of Zygosity Questionnaires Using DNA in the German TwinLife Study. TwinLife Working Paper Series, 01. Project TwinLife: Genetic and social causes of life chances (Bielefeld University / Saarland University).

[21] Lin, X., Lu, D., Gottschling, J., Segal, D. L., Tang, S., Shi, Z., Hu, H., & Chen, S. (2017). Validation of a Chinese version of the Geriatric Anxiety Scale among community-dwelling older adults in mainland China. Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology, 32, 57-70.doi:10.1007/s10823-016-9302-4

[20] Hahn, E., Gottschling, J., Bleidorn, W., Kandler, C., Spengler, M., Kornadt, A.E., … Spinath, F.M. (2016). What drives the development of social inequality over the life course? The German TwinLife study. Twin Research and Human Genetics, 19, 659-672. doi:10.1017/thg.2016.76

[19] Gottschling, J., Hahn, E., Maas, H., & Spinath, F. M. (2016). Explaining the relationship between personality and coping with professional demands: Where and why do optimism, self-regulation, and self-efficacy matter? Personality and Individual Differences, 100, 49-55.doi:10.1016/j.paid.2016.03.085

[18] Gottschling, J., Segal, D. L., Häusele, C., Spinath, F. M., & Stoll, G. (2016). Assessment of anxiety in older adults: Translation and psychometric evaluation of the German version of the Geriatric Anxiety Scale (GAS). Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 38, 136–148; doi:10.1007/s10862-015-9504-z

[17] Coolidge, F. L., Segal, D. L., Estey, A. J., Spinath, F. M., Hahn, E., & Gottschling, J. (2015). Heritability estimates of Karen Horney’s core neurotic trends in a young adult twin sample. Psychology, 6, 2013-2024. doi:10.4236/psych.2015.615199

[16] Hahn, E., Specht, J., Gottschling, J., & Spinath, F. M. (2015). Coping with Unemployment: The Impact of Unemployment Duration and Personality on Trajectories of Subjective Well-Being? European Journal of Personality, 29, 635-646. doi:10.1002/per.2034

[15] Hahn, E., Gottschling, J., König, C. J., & Spinath, F. M. (2015). The heritability of job satisfaction reconsidered: Only unique environmental effects beyond personality. Journal of Business and Psychology. doi:10.1007/s10869-015-9413-x

[14] Kandler, C., Gottschling, J., & Spinath, F. M. (2015). Genetic and environmental transmission of basic values: An extended twin family study. Child Development, 87, 270-284. doi:10.1111/cdev.12452

[13] Gottschling, J., & Hahn, E. (2015). Editorial zur Themenausgabe „Intelligenz - Ihrem Wesen auf der Spur“. [Editorial for the InMind Special Issue on Intelligence]. In-Mind Magazin, 6, ISSN: 1877-5349.

[12] Segal, D. L., Gottschling, J., Marty, M., Meyer, W. J., & Coolidge, F. L. (2015). Relationship among depressive, passive-aggressive, sadistic and self-defeating personality disorder features with suicidal ideation and reasons for living among older adults. Aging and Mental Health, 19, 1071-1077. doi:10.1080/13607863.2014.1003280

[11] Wach, F.-S., Spengler, M., Gottschling, J., & Spinath, F. M. (2015). Sex differences in school achievement – The contribution of self-perceived abilities and fear of failure. Learning and Instruction, 36, 104-112.doi:10.1016/j.learninstruc.2015.01.005

[10] Kovas, Y. Garon-Carrier, G., Boivin, M., Petrill, S. A., Plomin, R., Malykh, S. B., Spinath, F. M., Murayama, K., Ando, J., Bogdanova, O. Y., Brendgen, M., Dionne, G., Forget-Dubois, N., Gottschling, J., Guay, F., Lemelin, J-P., Logan, J. A. R, Yamagata, S., Shikishima, C., Spinath, B., Thompson, L. A., Tikhomirova, T. N., Tosto, M. G., Tremblay, R., Vitaro, F. (2015). Why do children differ in motivation to learn: Insights from over 13,000 twins from 6 countries. Personality and Individual Differences, 80, 51-63. doi:10.1016/j.paid.2015.02.006

[9] Gottschling, J., Hahn, E., Kornadt, A. E., & Riemann, R. (2014). Entwicklung bei Zwillingen. Worauf ist in der Erziehung und Bildung besonders zu achten? [Development of twins – Special considerations for child rearing and education]. Pädiatrische Praxis, 83, 211-226.

[8] Bolghan-Abadi, M., Segal, D. L., Coolidge, F. L., & Gottschling, J. (2013). Persian version of the geriatric anxiety scale: Translation and preliminary psychometric properties among Iranian older adults. Aging and Mental Health, 17, 896-900.doi:10.1080/13607863.2013.788999

[7] Karbach, J., Gottschling, J., Spengler, M., Hegewald, K., & Spinath, F. M. (2013). Parental involvement and general cognitive ability as predictors of domain-specific academic achievement in early adolescence. Learning and Instruction, 23, 43-51. doi:10.1016/j.learninstruc.2012.09.004

[6] Hahn, E., Gottschling, J., & Spinath, F. M. (2013). Current twin studies in Germany: Report on CoSMoS, SOEP, and ChronoS. Twin Research and Human Genetics, 16, 173-178. doi:10.1017/thg.2012.106

[5] Gottschling, J., Spengler, M., Spinath, B., & Spinath, F. M. (2012). The prediction of school achievement from a behavior genetic perspective: Results from the German twin study on Cognitive Ability, Self-Reported Motivation, and School Achievement (CoSMoS). Personality and Individual Differences, 53, 381-386. doi:10.1016/j.paid.2012.01.020

[4] Spengler, M., Gottschling, J., & Spinath, F. M. (2012). Personality in childhood – a longitudinal behavior genetic approach. Personality and Individual Differences, 53, 411-416. doi:10.1016/j.paid.2012.01.019

[3] Hahn, E., Gottschling, J., & Spinath, F.M. (2012). Short measurements of personality – Validity and reliability of the GSOEP Big Five Inventory (BFI-S). Journal of Research in Personality, 46, 355-359. doi:10.1016/j.jrp.2012.03.008

[2] Spinath, F. M., Hahn, E., Gottschling, J., Maas, H., & Spengler, M. (2012). Zwillingsforschung an der Universität des Saarlandes – Wie Gene und Umwelt auf unser Verhalten wirken. Magazin Forschung. Universität des Saarlandes.  

[1] Coolidge, F. L., Segal, D. L., Coolidge, C. M., Spinath, F. M., & Gottschling, J. (2010). Do nightmares and generalized anxiety disorder in childhood and adolescence have a common genetic origin? Behavior Genetics, 40, 349-356. doi:10.1007/s10519-009-9310-z

Book Chapters

[2] Spinath, F. M. & Gottschling, J. (2017). Twin Studies. In: Virgil Zeigler-Hill & Todd Shackelford, Encyclopedia of Personality and Individual Differences. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-28099-8_<wbr style="color: rgb(33, 33, 33); font-family: sans-serif; font-size: 13px; " />1353-1

[1] Spinath, F. M. & Gottschling, J. (2015). Intelligence, Genetics of: Cognitive Abilities. In: James D. Wright (editor-in-chief), International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences, 2nd edition, Vol 12. Oxford: Elsevier. 297–302. ISBN: 9780080970868


Gottschling, J. (2013). Eine Multi-Kohorten-Sequenz-Analyse des Zusammenhangs von Motivation und Schulerfolg unter Berücksichtigung allgemeiner kognitiver Fähigkeiten. Ergebnisse aus der Zwillingsstudie KoSMoS [A multi-cohort-sequence analysis of the relationship between motivation and school success taking cognitive abilities into consideration. Results of the twin study CoSMoS]. Doctoral dissertation, Saarland University, Saarbrücken.

Gottschling, J. (2007). Der Zusammenhang von Coping, Hostility und Persönlichkeit. Eine phänotypische und ätiologische Analyse [The relationship between Coping, Hostility and Personality. A phenotypic and etiological Analysis]. Unpublished diploma thesis, Saarland University, Saarbrücken.