Dr. Miriam Schwarzenthal

Dr. Miriam Schwarzenthal


Diversity in Education and Development


Campus Golm
University of Potsdam
Inclusive Education
Karl-Liebknecht-Straße 24 - 25
House 31 - Room 1.10
14476 Potsdam


consulting hours
by prior arrangement

Research Interests

  • Acculturation und development
  • Cultural diversity as a ressource 
  • Approaches to cultural diversity in schools 
  • Intercultural competence


Schwarzenthal, M., Juang, L. P., Schachner, M. K., van de Vijver, F. J. R., & Handrick, A. (2017). From tolerance to understanding: Exploring the development of intercultural competence in multiethnic contexts from early to late adolescence. Journal of Community & Applied Social Psychology, 27, 388-399. doi:10.1002/casp.2317

Schwarzenthal, M.,Schachner, M. K., Van de Vijver, F. J. R., & Juang, L. P. (2017). Equal but different: Effects of equality/inclusion and cultural pluralism on intergroup outcomes in multiethnic classrooms. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, Advance online publication. doi:10.1037/cdp0000173

Schwarzenthal, M., & Milfont, T. (2016). Suicide and culture: Exploring country-level relations between suicide rates and dimensions of cultural variability. In C. Roland-Lévy, B. Denoux, P. B. Voyer, & W. K. Gabrenya (Eds.), Unity, diversity and culture: Research and Scholarship Selected from the 22nd Congress of the International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology (pp. 241-247). Melbourne, Florida USA: International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology.

Milfont, T. & Schwarzenthal, M. (2014). Explaining why larks are future-oriented and owls are present-oriented: self-control mediates the chronotype–time perspective relationships. Chronobiology International, 31, 581-588. doi:10.3109/07420528.2013.876428


Presentations (selection)

Schwarzenthal, M., Juang, L., Schachner, M., van de Vijver, F. (2019). How may adolescents attending culturally diverse schools acquire cultural intelligence? The crucial role of intercultural socialization in friendships. In J. Hofhuis & M. Schwarzenthal (Chairs), Intercultural competences in education. Symposium angenommen für die Konferenz der International Academy for Intercultural Research (IAIR), Shanghai, China

Schwarzenthal, M., Schachner, M., Juang, L., Aral, T., & Kunyu, D. (2019). Discrimination among cultural minority youth in Germany: Does sense of belonging weaken links to socioemotional and academic adjustment? In M. Schachner & M. Schwarzenthal (Chairs), Relational, social, and cultural belonging among youth of migrant and refugee backgrounds. Symposium gehalten auf der Konferenz der Gesellschaft für empirische Bildungsforschung (GEBF), Köln.

Schwarzenthal, M., Schachner, M., Juang, L., van de Vijver, F. (2018). Reaping the benefits of cultural diversity in schools. Classroom cultural diversity climate and students‘ intercultural competence. In J. Hillekens & K. Phalet (Chairs), Adolescent acculturation revisited: Towards a dynamic and contextual approach. Symposium präsentiert auf der Tagung der International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology, Guelph, Kanada.

Schwarzenthal, M., Schachner, M., Juang, L., van de Vijver, F. (2018). Das Potenzial multikultureller Schulen nutzen: Interkulturelles Klassenklima und interkulturelle Kompetenz. In K. Göbel (Chair), Interkulturelles Lernen in Schule und Unterricht. Symposium präsentiert auf der Tagung der Gesellschaft für empirische Bildungsforschung (GEBF), Basel, Schweiz