Dr. Alison Benbow


Dr. Alison Benbow

E-Mail: alison.benbow
Tel.: +49 2331 987 - 2549
Fax: +49 2331 987 - 4730
Office hours by appointment only

Course Convenor for BSc. in Psychology

  • Module 6: Research Practical

Supervision of the EU-Project DIV.ED

Academic Career

  • 1999 - 2002: Bachelor of Science with Honours (BSc, hons) in Psychosocial Studies, University of East Anglia, Norwich, GB
  • 2003 - 2004: Master of Science (MSc) Research Methods in Psychology, University of Kent, Canterbury, GB
  • 2004 - 2008: MPhil and Doctoral Student (Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology, PhD), School of Psychology, University of Kent
  • 2005 - 2008: Graduate Member, International Graduate College "Conflict and Cooperation Between Social Groups", Friedrich-Schiller-Universität, Jena
  • October 2008 - March 2009: Research Associate, REACH Projekt, University of Kent
  • April 2009 - September 2010: Lecturer at the Department of Educational Psychology and the Department for Research Synthesis, Evaluation and Intervention, Institute of Psychology, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität, Jena
  • October 2010 - June 2011: Lecturer at the Department of Psychology, Augsburg University
  • Currently (since July 2011): Lecturer at the Department of Social Psychology, FernUniversität in Hagen

Research Interests

  • diversity and consequences of diversity
  • development of social identities, bi- and multiculturalism
  • societal integration and minorities
  • youth and social development


    Benbow, A. E. F. (2004). Predictors of Ethnic Identity and Other Group Orientation in Young German and Turkish People in Germany.. MSc Dissertation, University of Kent, Canterbury, GB.

    Benbow, A. E. F. (2008). Being "BOTH": An investigation of bicultural competence in second and higher generation migrant adolescents in the United Kingdom. PhD Thesis, University of Kent, Canterbury, GB

    Benbow, A. E. F. & Beelmann, A. (2014). Promoting parent education to prevent authoritarianism: The role of systematic parent trainings. In F. Funke, T. Petzel, C. Cohrs, & J. Duckitt (eds.) Perspectives on Authoritarianism. Wiesbaden: VS Verlag.

    Berner, V.-D., Benbow, A. E. F., Hartinger, A., Zoelch, C., Bieg, S. R. & Dresel, M. (2014). Welche Rolle spielt die elterliche Motivation für die Schulleistung der Schüler(innen) unterschiedlicher soziokultureller Herkunft am Ende der vierten Jahrgangsstufe? (What role does parental motivation play in the academic achievements of students from diverse social backgrounds at the end of primary school?), Schulpädagogik-heute, 9 (5), Download ab 1.3.2014 unter: Link

    Jugert, P., Benbow, A., Noack, P., & Eckstein, K. (2011). Politische Partizipation und soziales Engagement unter jungen deutschen, Türken und Spätaussiedlern: Befunde aus einer qualitativen Untersuchung mit Fokusgruppen. (Political participation and social engagement among young Germans, Turks and late repatriates: Findings from a qualitative investigation with focus groups.) Politische Psychologie, 1, 36-51.

    Jugert, P., Eckstein, K., Noack, P., Kuhn, A., & Benbow, A. (2013). Offline and online civic engagement among adolescents and young adults from three ethnic groups. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 42, 123-135.

    Leader, T.I., Abrams, D., Rutland, A. & Benbow, A. (2009). An experimental test of the impact of Black role model messages: Research to inform the REACH role model programme. Technical report. Department for Communities and Local Government.

    Noack, P., Kauper, T., Benbow, A. E. F., & Eckstein, K. (2013). Physical self-perceptions and self-esteem in adolescents participating in organized sports and religious groups. European Journal of Developmental Psychology, 10, 663-675.

    Stürmer, S., Benbow, A. E. F., Siem, B., Barth, M., Bodansky, A. N., & Lotz-Schmitt K. (2013). Psychological foundations of xenophilia: The role of major personality traits in predicting favourable attitudes toward cross-cultural contact and exploration. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 105, 832-851.

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