Lena Müller-Frommeyer


Picture Müller-Frommeyer
Institute of Psychology, Personnel and Organizational Psychology


Jaegerstrasse 17-19

52056 Aachen


Room 108


Phone: +49 241 80 96495
Fax Fax: +49 241 80 92526

Consultation hour

by appointment only


  • Work-Family-Conflict/Reconciliation of Work and Family Life
  • Transition to parenthood
  • Behavioral coordination (e.g., communication, emotions, nonverbal behavior) in human interaction
  • Language Style Matching
  • Impact of behavioral coordination on applied contexts (e.g., coaching, team meetings, change processes)


Journal articles

Müller-Frommeyer, L.C., & Kauffeld, S. (in press). Capturing the temporal dynamics of language style matching in groups and teams. Small Group Research.

Müller-Frommeyer, L. C., & Kauffeld, S. (2021). Gaining insights into organizational communication dynamics through the analysis of implicit and explicit communication. Gruppe. Interaktion. Organisation. Zeitschrift für Angewandte Organisationspsychologie (GIO), 52(1), 173-183.

Endrejat, P. C., Klonek, F. E., Müller-Frommeyer, L. C., & Kauffeld, S. (2021). Turning change resistance into readiness: How change agents’ communication shapes recipient reactions. European Management Journal, 39(5), 595 - 604.

Müller‐Frommeyer, L. C., Kauffeld, S., & Paxton, A. (2020). Beyond consistency: Contextual dependency of language style in monolog and conversation. Cognitive Science, 44(4), e12834.

Aafjes-van Doorn, K., Procerelli, J., & Müller-Frommeyer, L. C. (2020). Language style matching in psychotherapy: An implicit aspect of alliance. Journal of Counselling Psychology, 67(4), 509 - 522.

Aafjes-van Doorn, K., & Müller-Frommeyer, L. C. (2020). Reciprocal language style matching in psychotherapy research. Counselling and Psychotherapy Research, 20(3), 449-455.

Heuer, K., Müller-Frommeyer, L.C., & Kauffeld, S. (2019). Language matters: The double-edged role of linguistic style matching in work groups. Small Group Research, 51 (2) , 208-228.

Klauke, F., Müller-Frommeyer, L. C., & Kauffeld, S. (2019). Writing about the silence: Identifying the language of ostracism. Journal of Language and Social Psychology , 39 (5-6),751-763.

Meinecke, A. L., Handke, L., Müller-Frommeyer, L. C., & Kauffeld, S. (2019). Capturing non-linear temporally embedded processes in organizations using recurrence quantification analysis. European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology , 29 (4), 483 - 500.

Müller-Frommeyer, L. C., Frommeyer, N., & Kauffeld, S. (2019). Introducing rLSM: An integrated metric assessing language style matching in dyadic interaction. Behavior Research Methods, 51 (3), 1343 - 1359.

Müller-Frommeyer, L. C., Aymans, S. C., Bargmann, C., Kauffeld, S., & Herrmann, C. (2017). Introducing competency models as a tool for holistic competency development in learning factories: Challenges, example and future application. Procedia CIRP, 9, 307-314.

Meinecke, A. L., Müller-Frommeyer, L. C., Klauke, F., & Kauffeld, S. (2017). Ansatzpunkte zur erfolgreichen Begleitung und Vernetzung internationaler Studierender: Einblicke in das SCOUT–Programm an der TU Braunschweig [A starting point to successfully support and connect international students: Insights into the SCOUT programme at TU Braunschweig]. Interculture Journal, 27-28, 117–129.

Book chapters

Reining, N., Müller-Frommeyer, L. C., Höwing, F., Thiede, B., Aymans, S. C., Herrmann, C. & Kauffeld S. (2019). Evaluation neuer Lehr-Lern-Medien in einer Lernfabrik: Eine Usability-Studie zu App- und AR-Anwendungen. In S. Robra- Bissantz, O. J. Bott, N. Kleinefeld, K. Neu & K. Zickwolf (Hrsg.), Teaching Trends 2018. Die Präsenzhochschule und die digitale Transformation (S. 146-152). Münster: Waxmann.

Müller-Frommeyer, L. C., Meinecke, A. L., & Kauffeld, S. (2019). Das SCOUT-Programm: Peer-education als Chance für internationale und einheimische Studierende. In S. Kauffeld & J. Othmer (Hrsg.), Handbuch innovative Lehre (S. 357-370). Berlin, Heidelberg, Germany: Springer.

Klauke, F., Meinecke, A. L., Müller-Frommeyer, L. C., & Kauffeld, S. (2019). Integrating foreigners into local communities for mutual benefit: Chances, challenges, and best practice. In J. Allen & R. Reiter-Palmon (Eds.), The Cambridge handbook of organizational community engagement and outreach (pp. 92-112). New York, NY: Cambridge University Press.

(Selected) Conference Contributions

Berg, A., Bakaç, C., Müller-Frommeyer, L.C., & Kauffeld, S. (2021, July). Be good to one another – Modelling social support temporal interactions in teams. Paper presented at Academy of Management Meeting, digital.

Berg, A., Müller-Frommeyer, L.C., & Kauffeld, S. (2021, July). Positive relationships at work: Measuring social support in teams with behavioural indicators. Paper presented at 7. World Congress Positive Psychology, digital.

Müller-Frommeyer, L.C. & Kauffeld, S. (2019, July). Investigating Temporal Dynamics of Language Style Matching in Groups and Teams using LIWC. Paper presented at the 14th Annual INGRoup Conference, Lisbon, Portugal.

Müller-Frommeyer, L.C. (2019, June). Beyond Consistency: Contextual Dependency of Language Style in Monologue and Conversation. Invited presentation at the Center for the Economical Study of Perception and Action, Storrs, Connecticut, USA.

Müller-Frommeyer, L. C., Klonek, F. E., & Kauffeld, S. (2017, May). Successful Talking? How coach's and client's similar language use influences empathy in motivational interviewing. Paper presented at the European Association for Work and Organizational Psychology, Dublin.