Dr. Anja Blumenthal

Research Associate


Anja Blumenthal
Anja Blumenthal
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Institute of Psychology
Department of Psychology
Am Steiger 3/1
07743 Jena 

Room: E020

Phone: +49 (0)3641 9-45205
Fax: +49 (0)3641 9-45202

Office hours: by appointment

Research Interests

  • Psychosocial development and promotion of positive development across the lifespan with a special focus on youth and early adulthood

  • Evaluation of school-based intervention programs

  • Conditions and indicators of successful implementation of evidence-based intervention programs in the school context

  • Longitudinal research and analysis methods


  • 2013    Ph.D. in Psychology, Friedrich Schiller University Jena
  • 2007    Diploma in Psychology, Freie Universität Berlin

Professional Positions

  • since 2018
    Research Associate at the Departments of Psychology and Developmental Psychology, Friedrich Schiller University Jena

  • 2012 - 2017
    Research Associate at the Department of Developmental Psychology, Friedrich Schiller University Jena

  • 2007 - 2012
    Research Associate at the Collaborative Research Center 580 (SFB 580): Social developments in post-socialist societies - Discontinuity, tradition, structural formation, Friedrich Schiller University Jena

  • 2003 - 2007
    Student Research Assistant, Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin


  • Weichold, K. & Blumenthal, A. (2018). Problemverhalten. In A. Lohaus. Entwicklungspsychologie des Jugendalters (S. 169-196). Springer Verlag.

  • Weichold, K. & Blumenthal, A. (2018). Prävention und Entwicklungsförderung im Jugendalter. In P. Titzmann & B. Gniewosz, (Hrsg.). Handbuch Jugend (S. 526-543). Stuttgart: Kohlhammer.

  • Weichold, K. & Blumenthal, A. (2016). Long-term effects of the Life Skills program IPSY on substance use: Results of a 4.5yr. longitudinal study. Prevention Science, 17, 13-23.

  • Blumenthal, A., Silbereisen, R. K., Pastorelli, C. & Castellani, V. (2015). Academic and social adjustment during adolescence as precursors of work-related uncertainties in early adulthood. Swiss Journal of Psychology, 74, 159-168.