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Ralf Wölfer


Senior Research Associate

Research summary

My research combines social and developmental psychology, driven by the motivation to gain a better understanding how social relationships form behaviour and vice versa. In particular, I am interested in examining the social dimension of aggressive behaviour, including ostracism, bullying, and intergroup conflict.

For this purpose, I use a combination of different methodological approaches with a special emphasis on social network analysis.



I studied psychology at the Freie Universität Berlin (2003-2008), followed by a PhD at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin (2008-2011). Afterwards, I worked as a postdoctoral researcher in Berlin (2011-2013) and Oxford (2013-2017) including a Junior Research Fellowship at New College (2015-2017), before I started my Associate Professorship at Jesus College.

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