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Psychology educator

Norbert Groeben, German psychology educator. Recipient Akademie Stipendium Volkswagen Foundation, 1978-1979, 83-84; research grantee German Research Foundation, 1976-1978, 79-83, 84-87, 88-95, 96-2000, 98—.


Groeben, Norbert was born on April 19, 1944 in Ratibor, Germany.


Diploma in psychology, University Mainz, Germany, 1967. Doctor Philosophy, University Münster, Germany, 1971. Master of Arts in German Literature, University Münster, Germany, 1972.

Habilitation in Psychology, University Heidelberg, Germany, 1972. Habilitation in General Literature, University Siegen, Germany, 1982.


Assistant professor psychology University Münster, 1968-1972. Associate professor University Heidelberg, 1973-1980, professor, 1980-1994, dean social science faculty, 1983-1984, chairman language and situation, 1993-1994. Professor University Cologne, Germany, since 1994, chairman reading, socialization and the media, since 1998.

Honorary professor general literature University Mannheim, since 1993. Guest professor University Innsbruck, Austria, 1982.


  • Other Work

    • Author: The Comprehensibility of Classroom Texts, 1972, 2d review and extended edition, 1978, The Psychology of Literature, 1972, The Study of Reception as an Empirical Study of Literature, 1977, 2d review edition, 1980, The Psychology of the Reader, volunteer I, 1982, volunteer II, 1988, Acting, Doing, and Behaving as Units of a Psychology, 1986, (with others) Production and Reception of Irony, volunteer I, 1984, volunteer II, 1985, The Invention/s of Radical Constructivism, 1991, Programmatics for Psychology as a Social Science, 13 vols., 1997, 99, 2001.