Universität Bielefeld

© Universität Bielefeld

Niclas Kuper, M.Sc.

Postal address Bielefeld University
Faculty of Psychology and Sport Science
Universitätsstraße 25
33615 Bielefeld
Room X-B2-225
Phone +49 (0)521 106-67964
+49 (0)521 106-154450
Email niclas.kuper@uni-bielefeld.de


Niclas Kuper studied psychology at the University of Hamburg where he received his Master's degree in 2019. He worked as a research assistant in the differential psychology, social psychology, and statistics units of the psychology department at the University of Hamburg. Moreover, he completed a research internship in the lifespan lab at Tilburg University and worked as a lecturer at the University of Innsbruck. Since 2019, he has been working together with Prof. Dr. John Rauthmann. In 2020, he joined the "Differential Psychology, Personality Psychology, and Psychological Diagnostics" group at Bielefeld University as a PhD student. His main research interests lie in the area of personality psychology. In particular, he is interested in personality dynamics, person-environment relations, and personality development. Moreover, he conducts meta-analyses in the areas of personality and social psychology and is interested in the replicability of psychological research. In his dissertation, he is working on the topic of person × situation interactions.



  • Kroencke, L., Geukes, K., Utesch, T., Kuper, N., & Back, M. (2020, May 10). Neuroticism and Emotional Risk During the Covid-19 Pandemic. https://doi.org/10.31234/osf.io/8c6nh
  • Modersitzki, N., Phan, L.V., Kuper, N., & Rauthmann, J. F. (2020, July 14). Who is impacted? Personality predicts individual differences in psychological consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic in Germany. https://doi.org/10.31234/osf.io/s65ux
  • Kroencke, L., Kuper, N., Bleidorn, W., & Denissen, J. (2020). How does substance use affect personality development? Disentangling between-and within-person effects. Social Psychological and Personality Science. Online first publication. https://doi.org/10.1177%2F1948550620921702
  • Phan, L.V., Modersitzki, N., Kuper, N., Rauthmann, J. F., Ashton, M. C., & Lee, K. Comparing the Nomological Networks of the Big Five and HEXACO Models. European Journal of Personality. Invited commentary.
  • van Halem, S., Van Roekel, E., Kroencke, L., Kuper, N., & Denissen, J. (2020). Moments That Matter? On the Complexity of Using Triggers Based on Skin Conductance to Sample Arousing Events Within an Experience Sampling Framework. European Journal of Personality. Online first publication. https://doi.org/10.1002/per.2252
  • Ohmann, H. A., Kuper, N., & Wacker, J. (2020). A low dosage of the dopamine D2-receptor antagonist sulpiride affects effort allocation for reward regardless of trait extraversion. Personality neuroscience, 3, 1-13. https://doi.org/10.1017/pen.2020.7
  • Kuper, N., & Bott, A. (2019). Has the evidence for moral licensing been inflated by publication bias? Meta-Psychology, 3, 1-22. https://doi.org/10.15626/MP.2018.878
  • Kuper, N., Käckenmester, W., & Wacker, J. (2019). Resting frontal EEG asymmetry and personality traits: A meta-analysis. European Journal of Personality, 33, 154-175. https://doi.org/10.1002/per.2197
  • Ohmann, H. A., Kuper, N., & Wacker, J. (2018). Left frontal anodal tDCS increases approach motivation depending on reward attributes. Neuropsychologia, 119, 417-423. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2018.09.002