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Curriculum Vitae

Born April 13, 1935 in Leipzig, Germany.

Growing up in Germany. From 1939 till 1952 in Bad Hersfeld, Hessia, and from 1952 till 1961 in Hamburg.

Abitur(German High School Diploma) in Hamburg, 1955.

Apprenticeship in the Import / Export Trade, 1955 – 1957.

Student of Psychology, Universität Hamburg, 1957 - 1961: Final Examination: Diplom in Psychology.

Fulbright Stipend for the USA: Graduate Student at New Mexico State University (1961/62);

Teaching assistant and Graduate Student at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas, 1962 – 1965.Degree: Philosophical Doctor (Ph. D.)

Assistent Prof. (Wissenschaftlicher Assistent) oft he Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany,  Dept. of Biology I (Zoology), 1965 – 1968.

Two-year-Stipend (Habilitanden Stipendiat) of the German Research Council (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft DFG): Habilitation („Dr. habil.“, degree for being eligible for a University Professorship) in Psychology (approved for Psychology by Prof. Robert Heiss, and for Behavioral Biology by Prof. Dr. Bernhard Hassenstein)

1970: Professor of Psychology, Pädagogische Hochschule Westfalen-Lippe, Abt. Bielefeld.

1978: Professor of Psychology, Universität Regensburg

Not accepted: Professorships in Frankfurt (:1978) and Bochum (1984).

2003: Professor Emeritus (Retirement from Duties).


Research Cooperation and Memberships

Cooperation, Visits and Longer Stays

1973: Baltimore, MD, USA, Lab of Mary D. S. Ainsworth, with Silvia Bell, Mary Blehar, Inge Bretherton, Mary Main, Donelda Stayton and others being there.

1976 - 1978: Preparation and planning (together with Prof. Dr. Klaus Immelmann, Univ. Bielefeld) of a 9-months symposium „Behavioral Ontogenesis in Bbiological and Psychological Perspective“.  Participants: Robert & Beverly Cairns, Robert Emde, Robert Hinde, Ross D. Parke, Robert Plomin, Arnold Sameroff, Steven Suomi, Evelyn Thoman, John Watson and many others. Publication: Klaus Immelmann, G.W.  Barlow, L. Petrinovich & M. Main (Eds.), Behavioral Development: The Bielefeld Inter­disciplinary Project. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (1981); (German translation: Verhaltensentwicklung bei Mensch und Tier. Das Bielefeld Projekt. Berlin: Parey Verlag, 1982).

Institute of Child Development, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis (Prof. W. R. Charlesworth, Alan Sroufe, Willard Hartup);

Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan (Prof. Kazuo Miyake) together with Karin Grossmann;

National Institute of Mental Health, Laboratory of Human Ethology (Prof. Steven Suomi) together with Karin;

Trobriand Islands, Papua-New-Guinea (in cooperation with Prof. I. Eibl-Eibesfeldt, Prof. Wulf Schiefenhövel) together with Karin;

Keio-University, Tokyo (Prof. Hisako Watanabe); Osaka - University (Prof. Naosuke Itoigawa) together with Karin;

University of California, San Diego, Center for Research in Language (Prof. Elizabeth Bates) together with Karin;

University of California, Berkeley (Prof.  Jack Block, John Watson, Mary Main, Lewis Petrinovich) together with Karin.

University of California, San Diego,  Laboratory of Human Cognition (Prof. Michael Cole) together with Karin.


  • Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD)
  • International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development (ISSBD)
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Psychologie (DGfPs) (German Society for Psychology)
  • International Society for Human Ethology (ISHE)
  • Ethologische Gesellschaft (Ethological Society)
  • American Psychological Association, foreign affiliate (APA)
  • Wilhelm-Wundt-Gesellschaft


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