Prof. Dr.

Axel Mayer

Assistant Professor



Phone: +49 241 80 23810
Fax: +49 241 80 92526


by appointment

Journal Articles

Mayer, A., Dietzfelbinger, L., Rosseel, Y., & Steyer, R. (2016). The EffectLiteR approach for analyzing average and conditional effects. Multivariate Behavioral Research, 51, 374-391.

Devlieger, I., Mayer, A., & Rosseel, Y. (2016). Hypothesis testing using factor score regression: A comparison of four methods. Educational and Psychological Measurement, 76, 741-770.

Kreissl, S., Mueller, H., Goergen, H., Mayer, A., Brillant, C., Behringer, K., Halbsguth, T. V., Hitz, F., Soekler, M., Shonukan, O., Rueffer, J. U., Flechtner, H.-H., Fuchs, M., Diehl, V., Engert, A. & Borchmann, P. (2016). Cancer-related fatigue in patients with and survivors of Hodgkin’s lymphoma: A longitudinal study of the German Hodgkin Study Group. Lancet Oncology, Published online.

Zimmermann, J.*, Mayer, A.*, Leising, D., Krieger, T., grosse Holtforth, M., & Pretsch, J. (2015). Exploring occasion specificity in the assessment of DSM-5 maladaptive personality traits: A latent state-trait analysis. European Journal of Psychological Assessment, Published online.

Müller, B.; Mayer, A.; Richter, T.; Krizan, A.; Hecht, T. & Ennemoser, M. (2015). Differential effects of reading trainings on reading processes: A comparison in Grade 2. Zeitschrift für Erziehungswissenschaft, 18, 489-512.

Infurna, F. J. & Mayer, A. (2015). The effects of constraints and mastery on mental and physical health: Conceptual and methodological considerations. Psychology and Aging, 30, 432-448.

Steyer, R., Mayer, A., Geiser, C., & Cole, D. (2015). A theory of states and traits - revised. Annual Review of Clinical Psychology, 11, 71-98.

Mayer, A., Thoemmes, F., Rose, N., Steyer, R., & West, S. G. (2014). Theory and analysis of total, direct and indirect causal effects. Multivariate Behavioral Research, 49, 425-442.

Mayer, A., Nagengast, B., Fletcher, J., & Steyer, R. (2014). Analyzing average and conditional effects with multigroup multilevel structural equation models. Frontiers in Psychology, 5.

Mayer, A., Geiser, C., Infurna, F., & Fiege, C. (2013). Modelling and predicting complex patterns of change using growth component models: An application to depression trajectories in cancer patients. European Journal of Developmental Psychology, 10, 40-59.

Mayer, A., Steyer, R., & Mueller, H. (2012). A general approach to defining latent growth components. Structural Equation Modeling, 19, 513-533.

Kirchmann, H., Steyer, R., Mayer, A., Joraschky, P., Schreiber-Willnow, K., & Strauss, B. (2011). Effects of adult inpatient group psychotherapy on attachment characteristics: An observational study comparing routine care to an untreated comparison group. Psychotherapy Research, 22, 95-114.

Book Chapters

Steyer, R., Mayer, A., & Fiege, C. (2014). Causal inference on total, direct, and indirect effects. In Michalos, A. C. (Ed.), Encyclopedia of quality of life and well-being research (pp. 606-631). Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer.

Infurna, F., & Mayer, A. (2014). Longitudinal / panel designs. In S. K. Whitbourne & K. Robert (Eds.), The encyclopedia of adulthood and aging.

* shared first authorship