Central German Mental Health Center

Florian Schmiedek

Florian Schmiedek

Prof. Dr. phil., Dipl.-Psych., DIPF | Leibniz Institute for Research and Information in Education, and JWG, Educational Psychology, FR IDeA Center, and CMBB

Current position
Professor of Methods of Developmental and Educational Psychology, Head of Cognitive Development Unit, Department of Education and Human Development, DIPF | Leibniz Institute for Research and Information in Education, and Scientific Coordinator of IDeA Center
Role within partner site
Representative Faculty

Relevant work experience
since 2019
Scientific Coordinator and Speaker of the IDeA Center Frankfurt
DFG SASCHA – Social and Academic School Transition Challenges, PI
UPWIND – Understanding and Improving Daily Cognitive and Affective Within-Child Dynamics in the School Context, PI
BMBF NimoErt – Non-monetary Outcomes of Education, PI

Professional background
since 2009
Professor of Psychology, DIPF and JWG
Junior Professor of Cognitive Developmental Psychology, Humboldt-University Berlin
Postdoc/Scientific Researcher, Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin
Dissertation, Dr. phil., Freie Universität Berlin

Main research foci
  • Lifespan development
  • Cognitive and socio-emotional processes in daily life
  • Personalized interventions on daily cognitive performance and affect
  • Ambulatory assessment, intensive longitudinal studies
  • Multivariate statistics, longitudinal methods, psychometrics

  • Neubauer AB, ..., Schmiedek F (2020) A little autonomy support goes a long way: Daily autonomy supportive parenting, child well-being, parental need fulfillment, and change in child, family, and parent adjustment across the adaptation to the COVID-19 pand
  • Tetzlaff L, Schmiedek F, Brod G (2020) Developing personalized education: A dynamic framework. Educ Psychol Rev. https:// doi.org/10.1007/s10648-020-09570-w
  • Könen T, Dirk J, Schmiedek F (2015) Cognitive benefits of last night’s sleep: Daily variations in children’s sleeping behavior are related to working memory fluctuations. J Child Psychol Psychiatry 56: 171-182.
  • Kühn S, Schmiedek F, …, Lövdén M (2013) The dynamics of change in striatal activity following updating training. Hum Brain Mapp 34: 1530-1541.
  • Lövdén M, …, Schmiedek F (2010) A theoretical framework for the study of adult cognitive plasticity. Psychol Bull 136: 659-676.

Additional information
since 2019
Speaker of College for Interdisciplinary Educational Research
since 2019
Member of Expert Group Neurological and Psychiatric Diseases, German National Cohort (NAKO)
2016/2018/ 2020
Member on ERC Consolidator Grant Review Panel SH4 (The human mind and its complexities)
Member of Speaker Group Developmental Psychology of the German Psychological Society (DGPs)
Science Award of the Wilhelm Wundt Society
Gustav A. Lienert Award of the Methods and Evaluation Section of the German Psychological Society (DGPs)