Prof. Dr. Markus Quirin
Professor of Personality Psychology and Motivation
Prof. Dr. Markus Quirin earned his doctorate and university lecturing qualification under Prof. Dr. Julius Kuhl at University of Osnabrück. Following various international research stations such as Stanford University and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Quirin has been working as a Professor of Personality and Motivation at PFH Göttingen since April 2019. His research focuses on personality, motivation and emotion, as well as their neuronal correlates and effects on mental health. Quirin has published more than 50 articles in peer-reviewed journals, and numerous book chapters. As a first author, he published the first standardized method for measuring implicit ("unconscious") emotions, which has been translated into more than 15 languages and is very well received internationally. In addition, he pioneered neuronal mechanisms of death awareness, adult attachment, alienation, and social motives. Not least, Quirin has strongly contributed to the establishment of a new research discipline "Existential Neuroscience". Current research areas relate to the abilities to regulate emotions and stress, implicit affect, the experimental investigation of determinants and consequences of self-determination versus alienation at work, and the advancement of an integrative model of personality dynamics.