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- Dr. Jennifer Eck
- M.Sc. Jana Berkessel
- M.Sc. Lucia Boileau
- Dr. Theresa Entringer
- Dr. Tobias Ebert
- M.Sc. Vera Vogel
- M.Phil. Janis Zickfeld
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Dr. Tobias Ebert

(Postdoc since 02/2020)

University Address

Universität Mannheim

(tel) +49 621 / 181 28 56


(fax) +49 621 / 181 28 03

A5, 6 section A

Room: 318


68159 Mannheim


Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

Geographical Psychology


Big Data




Ebert, T., Götz, F. M., Mewes, L., & Rentfrow, P. J. (in press). Spatial analysis for psychologists: How to use individual-level data for research at the geographically aggregated level Psychological Methods.

Ebert, T., Mewes, L., Götz F.M., Brenner, T. (in press). Effective maps, easily done: Visualizing geo-psychological differences using distance weights Advances in Methods and Practices in Psychological Science

Calanchini, J., Hehman, E., Ebert, T., Esposito, E., Simon, D., & Wilson, L. (in press). Regional Intergroup Bias. Advances in Experimental Social Psychology

Mewes, L., Ebert, T., Obschonka, M. Rentfrow, P. J., Potter, J., & Gosling, S. D. (in press). Psychological openness and the emergence of breakthrough vs. incremental innovations: A regional perspective Economic Geography

Ebert, T., Gebauer, J. E., Brenner, T., Bleidorn, W., Gosling, S. D., Potter, J., & Rentfrow, P. J. (2021). Are regional differences in personality and their correlates robust? Applying spatial analysis techniques to examine regional variation in personality Perspectives on Psychological Science.

Berkessel, J. B., Ebert, T., Gebauer, J. E., Jonsson, T., & Oishi, S. (2021). Pandemics initially spread among people of high social status: Evidence from COVID-19 and the 1918/1919 Spanish Flu. Social Psychological and Personality Science.

Götz, F. M., Ebert, T., Gosling, S. D., Obschonka, M., Potter, J., & Rentfrow P. J. (2021). Local economic development predicts rapid shifts in cultures of openness: A nine-year longitudinal study across 199 American cities. American Psychologist.

Mewes, L. & Ebert, T. (2021). Where do people want to become entrepreneurs? Mapping fine-grained geographical differences in entrepreneurial potential across Great Britain Regional Studies, Regional Science.

Zickfeld, J., van de Ven, N., Pich, O., Schubert, T., Berkessel, J., ... Ebert, T., ... & Vingerhoets (2021). Tears Trigger the Intention to Offer Social Support: A Systematic Investigation of the Interpersonal Effects of Emotional Crying Across 36 Countries. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology.

Zmigrod, L., Ebert, T., Götz, F. M., & Rentfrow, P. J. (2021). The psychological and socio-political consequences of infectious diseases. Journal of Social and Political Psychology.

Ebert, T., Götz, F. M., Gladstone, J., Müller, S. R., Matz, S. C (2020). Spending reflects not only who we are but also who we are around: The joint effects of individual and geographic personality on consumption. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.

Ebert, T., Gebauer, J.E., Talman, J.R., & Rentfrow, P.J. (2020). Religious people only live longer in religious cultural contexts: A gravestone analysis. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.

Götz, F.M., Stieger, S., Ebert, T., Rentfrow, P. J., & Lewetz, D (2020). What drives our emotions when we watch sporting events? An ESM study on the affective experience of German spectators during the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Collabra: Psychology.

Bücker, S.M., Ebert, T., Götz, F.M., Entringer, T.M., & Luhmann, M. (2020). In a Lonely Place: Investigating Regional Differences in Loneliness. Social Psychological and Personality Science.

Ebert, T., Götz, F.M., Obschonka, M., Zmigrod, L., & Rentfrow, P.J. (2019). Regional Variation in Courage and Entrepreneurship: The Contrasting Role of Courage for the Emergence and Survival of Start-Ups in the US. Journal of Personality.

Obschonka, M., Lee, N., Rodríguez-Pose, A., Eichstaedt, J.C., & Ebert, T. (2019). Big data methods, social media, and the psychology of entrepreneurial regions: Capturing cross-county personality traits and their impact on entrepreneurship in the US. Small Business Economics.

Ebert, T., Brenner, T., & Brixy, U. (2018). New firm survival: The interdependence between regional externalities and innovativeness. Small Business Economics.

Götz, F.M., Ebert, T., & Rentfrow, P.J. (2018). Regional cultures and the psychological geography of Switzerland: Person–environment–fit in personality predicts subjective wellbeing. Frontiers in Psychology.