Division of Cognitive Psychology

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Foto Prof. Reinhold Kliegl

Prof. Reinhold Kliegl, Ph.D.

Division head


Komplex II - Campus Golm
bldg 14, room 4.04
Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 24/25
14476 Potsdam


consulting hours
by appointment

Reinhold Kliegl is professor of experimental psychology at the University of Potsdam, Germany. His research focuses on how the dynamics of language-related, perceptual, and oculomotor processes subserve attentional control, using reading, spatial attention, and working memory tasks as experimental venues; he also examines neural correlates and age-related differences in these processes. His research has been carried out in interdisciplinary projects with colleagues from linguistics as well as from theoretical physics and mathematics. He is a member of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and of the Deutsche Akademie der NaturforscherLeopoldina (National Academy of Sciences). In 2002 he received the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize of Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft and in 2008 the Wilhelm-Wundt-Medaille of Deutsche Gesellschaft für Psychologie; in 2011 he was elected Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science. He is an active promoter of "Reproducible Research" with two web-based projects, dlexDB and Potsdam Mind Research Repository (PMR2).

Academic Degrees

Habilitation (1992, Free University of Berlin, Germany)
Ph.D. (1982, Dept of Psychology, University of Colorado, USA)
M.A. Psychology (1981, Dept of Psychology, University of Colorado, USA)
Vordiplom Psychology (1977, University of Regensburg, Germany)

Research Focus

Eye movements
Working memory
Data analysis and modeling
Cognitive aging

Honors and Awards

1975-1979 Fellowship of the State of Bavaria
1982 Award for Excellence in Research/Creative Work (Graduate School, University of Colorado)
2002 Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz-Preis der Deutschen Forschungsgemeinschaft
2003 Member of Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences
2008 Wilhelm-Wundt Medaille of Deutsche Gesellschaft für Psychologie
2008 Honorary Membership of Deutsche Gesellschaft für Psychologie

Member of Deutsche Academy der Naturforscher Leopoldina (National Academy of Sciences)

2011Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science