Picture Wiese Copyright: © Peter Winandy


Prof. Dr.

Bettina S. Wiese

Institute of Psychology, Personnel and Organizational Psychology



Jaegerstrasse 17-19

52056 Aachen


Room 102


Phone: +49 241 80 96013
Fax 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)

Dorry, J., Burk, C. L., Stertz, A. M., & Wiese, B. S. (2023). Longing for grandparenthood: Its association with life satisfaction in late middle adulthood. Psychology and Aging, 38(4), 333-344. doi: 10.1037/pag0000723

Fischer, R. A., Johnson, M. D., Stertz, A. M., Sherlock, S. N., & Wiese, B. S. (2023). How perceived maternal gatekeeping affects fathers: An eight-week study. Journal of Family Psychology, 37(2), 232-242. doi: 10.1037/fam0001053

Herttalampi, M., Wiese, B. S., & Feldt, T. (2023). Leaders’ intensified job demands: Their multi-level associations with leader-follower relationships and follower wellbeing. Work & Stress, 37(1), 78-99. doi: 10.1080/02678373.2022.2080776

Kiefer, C., Claus, A. M., Jung, A. J., Wiese, B. S., & Mayer, A. (2023). Discovering exceptional development of commitment in interdisciplinary study programs: An illustration of the subgroupSEM approach. Zeitschrift für Psychologie, 231(1), 53-64. doi: 10.1027/2151-2604/a000512

Lerche, A. D. S., Burk, C. L., & Wiese B. S. (2023). Leaving the ivory tower: Vocational application orientation of early career academics. Research in Higher Education, 64(3), 402-422. doi: 10.1007/s11162-022-09702-x

Wiese, B. S., & Stertz, A. (2023). Mothers’ regrets of having (or not having) returned to work after childbirth: Longitudinal relationships with organizational commitment. Applied Psychology, 72(2), 451-476. doi: 10.1111/apps.12412

Alisic, A., & Wiese B. S. (2022). How long can I wait and how much frustration can I stand? Volitional traits and students’ PhD-intention and pursuit. International Journal for Educational and Vocational Guidance. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s10775-022-09543-1

Lerche, A. D. S., Burk, C. L., & Wiese B. S. (2022). Dynamics between applied work demands and related competence beliefs: A 4-year study with scientists. Journal of Career Development, 49(2), 378-392. doi: 10.1177/0894845320941593

Noppeney, R., Alisic, A., & Wiese, B. S. (2022). The interplay of career involvement and goal conflicts: An eight-wave study with STEM professionals. Journal of Organizational Behavior. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1002/job.2666

Noppeney, R., Stertz, A. M., & Wiese B. S. (2022). Career goal profiles of early career scientists: A person-centered approach. Journal of Career Development, 49(5), 1048-1062. doi: 10.1177/08948453211017235

Wiese, B. S., Hou, W.-K., Noppeney, R., & Li, T. W. (2022). Staying focused on work and satisfied with the job in times of pandemic: The power of everyday routines. International Journal of Stress Management, 29(2), 166–170. doi: 10.1037/str0000241

for a full list see here

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