Juliana Gottschling

Postdoctoral researcher

Fakultät oder Zentrum Fakultät für Geisteswissenschaften, Erziehungswissenschaften und Sozialwissenschaften
Department Fachbereich Verhaltens- und Kognitionswissenschaften
Postadresse Université du Luxembourg
Maison des Sciences Humaines
11, Porte des Sciences
L-4366 Esch-sur-Alzette
Büroadresse MSH, E03 25-380
Telefon (+352) 46 66 44 9231

Dr. Juliana Gottschling, Postdoctoral Researcher and member of the CBA research group.

Professional Summary

Juliana Gottschling is a Postdoctoral Researcher within the Computer-Based Assessment research group at the University of Luxembourg. She holds a PhD in Psychology from Saarland University, Germany. Juliana investigates genetic and environmental determinants of interindividual development over the lifespan, and risk, and protective factors of psychological health and well-being over the life course. As part of the TRIOPS project she investigates higher-order thinking skills and how they can be facilitated in computer-based intervention programs.

Juliana has published her work in several scientific journals and serves as ad-hoc reviewer for multiple journals.

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Last updated on: Montag, den 07. Dezember 2020

Research Interests 

  • Cognitive ability
  • Personality and individual differences
  • Lifespan development and aging
  • Social inequality
  • Behavioral genetics
  • Computer-based interventions
  • Psychological assessment


  • The Training of Complex Problem Solving (TRIOPS): The TRIOPS project provides a framework and first software for the training of Complex Problem Solving (CPS), which adapts features from already existing training approaches of neighbouring fields of CPS but also entails new features unique to CPS. The focus of the training framework is on both specific cognitive and metacognitive processes, which are fostered by targeted interventions while also taking differences in student’s proficiency levels into account.

Last updated on: 04 Nov 2020

Gottschling, J., Dörendahl, J., Prell, T., Karbach, J., Bunz, M., Kindermann, I., Massaoui, J., Spinath, F. M., Wedegärtner, S., Witte, O. W., Greiff, S., & Segal, D. L. (2019). Measuring Anxiety in Older Adults: Development, Diagnostic Accuracy, and Preliminary Validation, and of a Short-Form of the German Geriatric Anxiety Scale (GAS-G-SF). Journal of Personality Assessment.

Gottschling, J., Hahn, E., Beam, C. R., Carroll, S., Spinath, F. M., & Turkheimer, E. (2019). Socioeconomic status amplifies genetic effects in middle childhood in a large German twin sample. Intelligence, 72, 20-27.

Johnson, W., Hahn, E., Gottschling, J., Lenau, F., Spinath, F. M. & McGue, M. (2019). SES-of-origin and BMI in Youth: Comparing Germany and Minnesota. Behavior Genetics, 49(1), 24-48.

Gottschling, J.*, Spengler, M.*, Hahn, E., Tucker-Drob, E. M., Harzer, C., & Spinath, F. M. (2018). Does the heritability of cognitive abilities vary as a function of parental education? Evidence from a German twin sample. PloS one, 13.

*shared first-authorship, these authors contributed equally

Gatti, A., Gottschling, J., Brugnera, A., Adorni, R., Zarbo, C., Compare, A., & Segal, D. L. (2018). An investigation of the psychometric properties of the Geriatric Anxiety Scale (GAS) in an Italian sample of community-dwelling older adults. Aging & Mental Health, 22(9), 1170-1178.

Gottschling, J., Hahn, E., Maas, H., & Spinath, F. M. (2016). Explaining the relationship between personality and coping with professional demands: Where and why do optimism, self-regulation, and self-efficacy matter? Personality and Individual Differences, 100, 49-55.

Gottschling, J., Segal, D. L., Häusele, C., Spinath, F. M., & Stoll, G. (2016). Assessment of anxiety in older adults: Translation and psychometric evaluation of the German version of the Geriatric Anxiety Scale (GAS). Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 38, 136–148.

Hahn, E., Specht, J., Gottschling, J., & Spinath, F. M. (2015). Coping with Unemployment: The Impact of Unemployment Duration and Personality on Trajectories of Subjective Well-Being? European Journal of Personality, 29, 635-646.

Kandler, C., Gottschling, J., & Spinath, F. M. (2015). Genetic and environmental transmission of basic values: An extended twin family study. Child Development, 87, 270-284.

Segal, D. L., Gottschling, J., Marty, M., Meyer, W. J., & Coolidge, F. L. (2015). Relationship among depressive, passive-aggressive, sadistic and self-defeating personality disorder features with suicidal ideation and reasons for living among older adults. Aging and Mental Health, 19, 1071-1077


For the complete list of publications, please refer here.

Last updated on: 04 Nov 2020