Diploma in Psychology, Georg August University, Göttingen, Federal Republic Germany, 1964. Doctor of Philosophy, Technology University, Braunschweig, Federal Republic Germany, 1969.
Assistant, Georg August U., 1964, 1966; lecturer social psychology, Georg August U., since 1972; executive, Marplan Company, Frankfurt, Federal Republic Germany, 1965-1966; assistant, Technology U, 1966-1968; clinical psychologist, District Administration, Stade, Federal Republic Germany, 1969-1970; visiting lecturer, Hochschule Fernsehen Film, Münich, Federal Republic Germany, since 1976; film director, Institute Wissenschaftlichen Film, Göttingen, since 1970. Honorary professor of University Göttingen, Germany, 1993.
Member Deutsche Gesellschaft Semiotik (head film division 1976, 1978), Deutsche Gesellschaft Psychologie.
Married Beatrix Hanke (divorced October 1974). 1 child, Dorothea Chistiana.