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Detlef Heinrich Rost

department chairman , psychology professor

Detlef Heinrich Rost, German psychology professor, department chairman. Member German Psychological Society, Society Empirical Research in Education (president 1993-1995), Humbolt Society.


Rost, Detlef Heinrich was born on March 6, 1945 in Olsberg, Germany. Son of Erich Alfred and Marianne I. (Dietz) Rost.


Teacher's examination, Teachers Training College, Hamm, Germany, 1968. Diploma in psychology, University Hamburg, Germany, 1973. Doctor of Philosophy, University Hamburg, Germany, 1976.

Doctor honoris causa, Y Kupala University, Grodno, Belarus, 1995.


Assistant professor educational science University Hamburg, 1970-1974. Senior research psychologist Institute Primary School Research University Erlangen/Nuernberg, Germany, 1974-1980. Professor psychology University Augsburg, Germany, 1980, University Marburg, Germany, since 1981, chairman educational and development psychology Germany, since 1995, pre dean Germany, 1986-1987, dean Germany, 1987-1988, pro dean Germany, 1988-1989, director Department Brain, since 1999.

Visiting professor educational and psychological research Institute Educational Research, National University La Plata, Argentina, 1989-1991, 96, 2006. Visiting professional educational and development psychology Y Kupala University, 1995.


  • Author: (book) Basic Problems of Empirical Research in Education, 1973, Analysis and Evaluation of Empirical Research, 1974, Spatial Ability, 1977, Dimensions of Reading Comprehension, 1985, Interpretation and Evaluation of Empirical Studies in Education and Educational Psychology, 2007, Intelligence, 2009. Editor: German Journal Educational Psychology, since 1987, (book) Behavior Modification in Education, 1975, Developmental Psychology for Primary School Teachers, 1980, Instructional Psychology for Primary School Teachers, 1980, Educational Psychology for Primary School Teachers, 1982, Life Environment Analysis of Highly Gifted Children, 1993, Highly Gifted and Highly Achieving Youth, 2009, Handbook of Educational Psychology, 2010, several book series, —, Diffential Test Anxiety Inventory, 2007. Member editorial committee: Diagnostica.

    Contributor over 200 articles to science journals, chapters to books.


Member German Psychological Society, Society Empirical Research in Education (president 1993-1995), Humbolt Society.


  • Other Interests



Married Dorothee K.I. Trebbin, April 10, 1968. Children: Esther Eva, Judith Elisa, Lea Camilla.

Erich Alfred Rost

Marianne I. (Dietz) Rost

Dorothee K.I. Trebbin

Esther Eva Rost

Judith Elisa Rost

Lea Camilla Rost