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Christian L. Burk

Institute of Psychology, Personnel and Organizational Psychology

Postdoc / Interim Professor Psychological Diagnostics and Intervention


Jaegerstrasse 17-19

52056 Aachen


Room 104


Phone: +49 241 80 96107
Fax Fax: +49 241 80 92526

Consultation hour

by appointment only



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, 3 8(4), 333.344. https:// doi.org/10.1037/pag0000723

Burk, C. L., & Wiese, B. S. (2021). How to alleviate the agony of providing negative feedback: emotion regulation strategies affect hormonal stress responses to a managerial task. Hormones and Behavior, 127, 104868. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.yhbeh.2020.104868

Burk, C. L. & Wiese, B. S. (2021). Applying different emotion regulation strategies while providing negative feedback Introduction of a new laboratory protocol. MethodsX, 7,101162. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mex.2020.101162

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, 378-392. https://doi.org/10.1177/0894845320941593

Claus, A. M., Arend, M. G., Burk, C. L., Kiefer, C., & Wiese, B. S. (2020). Cross-classified models in I/O psychology. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 103447.

Burk, C. L., Mayer, A., & Wiese, B. S. (2019). Nail-biters and thrashing wins: Testosterone responses of football fans during World Cup matches. Physiology & Behavior, 209, 112596.

Burk, C. L., & Wiese, B. S. (2018). Professor or manager? A model of motivational orientations applied to preferred career paths. Journal of Research in Personality, 75, 113-132.

Burk, C. L., & Wiese, B. S. (2018). Nah der Wissenschaft und fern der Führung in einer Fach‑/Expertenlaufbahn? Industrielle Karrierepfade Promovierter aus den MINT-Fächern. [Close to research but without leadership responsibility? The technical/expert career as an alternative path for doctorate holders from the STEM fields]. Gruppe. Interaktion. Organisation. Zeitschrift für Angewandte Organisationspsychologie (GIO), 49(1), 23-33.

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.

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.

Burk, C. L. & Amelang, M. (2015). TBS-TK Rezension: MSCEIT – Mayer-Salovey-Caruso Test zur Emotionalen Intelligenz. Deutschsprachige Adaptation des Mayer-Salovey-Caruso Emotional Intelligence Test (MSCEITTM). Zeitschrift für Arbeits- und Organisationspsychologie, 59, 155– 157.

Burk, C. L., & Wiese, B. S. (2013). Emotions at the workplace – an individual differences perspective. In C. Mohiyeddini, M. Eysenck & S. Bauer (Eds.), Handbook of psychology of emotions; Recent theoretical perspectives and novel empirical findings (Vol. 2, pp. 1-38). Hauppaunge, NY: Nova Science Publishers.

Montag, C., Hartmann, P., Merz, M., Burk, C., Reuter, M. (2008). D2 receptor density and prepulse inhibition in humans: Negative findings from a molecular genetic approach. Behavioural Brain Research, 187, 428-432.

Burk, C.L. (2005). Phasische elektrodermale Aktivität als Persönlichkeitsindikator. Dissertation, Gießen: Justus-Liebig-Universität, URL: http://geb.uni-giessen.de/geb/volltexte/2005/2436/index.html.

Hennig, J., Reuter, M., Netter, P., Burk, C. & Landt, O. (2005). Two types of aggression are differentially related to serotonergic activity and the A779C TPH polymorphism. Behavioral Neuroscience, 119, 16-25.


since 10/2022

Interim Professor Psychological Diagnostics and Intervention, RWTH Aachen University, Institute of Psychology

since 2011

Postdoc at RWTH Aachen University, Institute of Psychology, Department of Personnel and Organizational Psychology

since 2006

Managing Director: personalitas, Essen, assessment centers and personality assessment

2000 – 2005

Research Assistant at Justus-Liebig-University of Giessen, Institute of Psychology, Department of Personality and Individual Differences