Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c.
Born 3 September 1947 in Wallersdorf. Studied psychology, Ph.D. (1977), habilitation (1982), scientific assistant and university lecturer at Univ. of Munich (1977-1982), Professor of Psychology at Univ. of Constance (1984), Salzburg Univ. (1990) and the Univ. of Chicago (1992), Director and Scientific Member at the Max Planck Institute for Psychological Research (1995), Director and Scientific Member at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development (since 1997).