Felix Schönbrodt

PD Dr. Dipl.-Psych.

How do I do research?

I embrace the values of openness and transparency in science. I strongly believe that such research practices increase the informational value and impact of our research, for example as open data can be reanalyzed and synthesized in future studies. Furthermore, openness increases the credibility of the results, as an independent verification is possible.
See my voluntary commitment to research transparency.
I am an ambassador of the Center for Open Science, and an initiator and member of our departments Open Science Committee.

Research Interests

  • Response surface analysis
  • Dyadic data analyses (APIMs etc.), Social Relations Analyses
  • Bayes factors & sequential testing procedures
  • Psychometrics of implicit motives by picture-story-exercises (PSEs)
  • Dynamic modeling of motivation
  • Intimacy and autonomy in close relationships
  • The Zurich model of social motivation (see a live demo of a dynamic model)
  • Mindfulness, implicit self-regulation, and self-control

Published Software Packages and Tools

  • R-package RSA (Response Surface Analysis)
  • R-package WRS (Wilcox's Robust Statistics)
  • R-package TripleR (Social Relations Model for indistinguishable group members)
  • R-package fSRM (Social Relations Model for families)
  • A filter for masking visual stimuli: ScrambleFilter.


  • DFG-Network „Psychometry of implicit motives“ (DFG SCHO1334-1/1) (funded by German Research Foundation)
  • DFG-Network „Personality and Social Relationships“ (www.persoc.net) (funded by German Research Foundation)
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Psychologie (DGPs)
  • Society für the Study of Motivation (SSM)

Member of Foundation for Open Access Statistics (FOAS) and Open Science Framework

foas Bildschirmfoto 2014-11-04 um 12.19.06

My Github repository: images