1970 Dr. phil.; 1985 Dr. phil. habil. at University Erlangen-Nürnberg
Study of Psychology 1962-1966 at University Erlangen-Nürnberg and Freiburg i.Br.
Since 2010 Rector of the university „Psychologische Hochschule Berlin“ (Berlin School of Psychology)
Professor for Psychology of Lifelong Learning
1974 – 2011 Professor for Educational Psychology at Goethe University Frankfurt/Main, head of the teams for further education „Psychology in Organizations“ and „Psychological Health Promotion“
Creativity; Psychology in further education; Political Psychology, Political socialization; Violence and terrorism; Justice