Mai Grundmann

Mai Grundmann Photo: Hardy Welsch

Mai Grundmann

Doctoral researcher at the junior research group Stereotype Threat, Member of the CATALPA Management Team (deputy representation junior researchers)

Email: mai.grundmann

Universitätsstraße 27 – PRG / Gebäude 5
Raum A 127 (1. Etage)
58097 Hagen

What is my role within CATALPA?

As a doctoral researcher in social psychology, I work in the junior research group Stereotype Threat and in the DECIDE - Diversity project. My research focuses on the effects of choice opportunities on the fulfillment of basic needs of students in distance education. I pay particular attention to the influence of stereotypes and diversity.


As a member of CATALPA, I have the chance to link basic research with practical application all while exchanging ideas with experts from various disciplines. My personal goal is to help ensure that distance learning environments optimally support the motivation, performance, and learning of students from diverse backgrounds.

    • Research associate in the junior research group Stereotype Threat at CATALPA (since October 2023)
    • MSc in research-oriented psychology at the University of Cologne (August 2023)
      • Thesis on the topic of coherence effects in repeated decisions.
    • BSc in Psychology at the University of Heidelberg (March 2020)
      • Thesis on the topic of choice overload
    • Effects of decisions
    • Stereotypes about and needs of people with different identity markers
    • Basic needs
    • junior research group Stereotype Threat
    • DECIDE-diversity
  • I am currently working on my first publication.