Prof. Dr.

Bettina S. Wiese


Picture Wiese
Institute of Psychology, Personnel and Organizational Psychology


Jaegerstrasse 17-19

52056 Aachen


Room 102


Phone: +49 241 80 96013
Fax: +49 241 80 92526

Consultation hour

by appointment only


  • career transitions
  • transition to parenthood and career plans
  • interplay of work and family
  • self-management in the work domain

Selected publications (peer-reviewed)

Horvath, L. K., Grether, T., & Wiese, B. S. (in press). Fathers’ realizations of parental leave plans: Leadership responsibility as help or hindrance? Sex Roles.

Grether, T., Sowislo, J., & Wiese, B. S. (in press). Top-down or bottom-up? Prospective relations between general and domain-specific self-efficacy beliefs during a work-family transition. Personality and Individual Differences.

Syndicus, M., Wiese, B. S., & van Treeck, C. (in press). Too hot to carry on? Disinclination to persist at a task in a warm office environment. Ergonomics.

Syndicus, M., van Treeck, Ch. & Wiese, B. S. (in press). In the heat and noise of the moment: Effects on risky decision making. Environment and Behavior.

Wiese, B. S., Heidemeier, H., Burk, C. L., & Freund, A. M. (2017). When work takes over – Emotional labor strategies and daily ruminations about work while at home. Journal of Personnel Psychology, 16, 150-154.

Stertz, A. M., Grether, T., & Wiese, B. S. (2017). Gender-role attitudes and parental work decisions after childbirth: A longitudinal dyadic perspective with dual-earner couples. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 101, 104-118.

Knecht, M., Wiese, B. S. & Freund, A. M. (2016). Going beyond work and family: A longitudinal study on the role of leisure in the work-life interplay. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 37, 1061-1077.

Wiese, B. S., Burk, C. L., & Jaeckel, D. (2016). Transition to grandparenthood and job-related attitudes: Do grandparental sex and lineage matter? Journal of Marriage and Family, 78, 830-847.

Burk, C. L., Grund, C., Martin, J. & Wiese, B. S. (2016). Karrieren von Ingenieur- und Naturwissenschaftlern in Wissenschaft und Privatwirtschaft: Attraktoren und Durchlässigkeit aus psychologischer und personalökonomischer Perspektive [Careers of Engineers and Natural Scientists in Academia and the Private Sector: Attractors and Permeability from Economic and Psychological Perspectives]. Beiträge zur Hochschulforschung 38 (1-2), 118-141.

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Academic Education

1994 Diploma in Psychology, University of Marburg (D)
1999 PhD, Free University of Berlin (D)
2006 Habilitation, Venia legendi for Psychology, University of Zurich (CH)

Academic Employment

1994-1996 Doctoral Student, Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin (D)
1996-1997 Maternity leave
1997-1999 Doctoral Student, Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin (D)
1999-2001 Research Scientist at the Institute of Psychology; Technical University of Darmstadt (D)
2001-2005 Research Scientist, Department of Psychology, University of Koblenz-Landau (D)
2005-2009 Senior Research Scientist, Institute of Psychology, University of Zurich (CH)
2009-2011 Research Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Basel (CH)
Since 04/2011 Full Professor of Psychology, RWTH Aachen University (D)

Professorship Offers

2009 Research Professorship, University of Basel (CH), accepted
2010 Full Professorship “Organizational Psychology”, University of Bamberg (D), declined
2010 Full Professorship “Work and Organizational Psychology”, University of Giessen (D), declined
2011 Full Professorship in Psychology, RWTH Aachen (D), accepted
2011 Full Professorship “Work and Organizational Psychology”, Leuphana University of Lüneburg (D), declined
2011 Full Professorship “Applied Psychology”, University of Innsbruck (AT), declined
2013 Full Professorship “Work and Organizational Psychology”, University of Bern (CH), declined


1995 Georg-Sieber-Award
2013 Selected for AcademiaNet (database of profiles of excellent female researchers)
2014 RWTH Fellow