Dr. Jakob Pietschnig


Senior Lecturer, Psychology, School of Science and Technology

j.pietschnig@mdx.ac
Office: Room 304, Block 16
Phone: +971 4 4330491
Fax: +971 4 3604772

Qualifications

 

  • PhD Natural Sciences (Psychology), University of Vienna
  • MSc Natural Sciences (Psychology), University of Vienna


Courses taught

 

  • Biological Psychology
  • Mental Health & Well Being
  • Research Methods and Ethics in Psychology
  • Social Psychology


Research Interests

 

  • Bias in empirical research (e.g., publication bias)
  • Determinants and prevention of suicidal behavior
  • Intelligence and its population-specific development (Flynn effects)
  • Meta-analysis
  • The Dark Triad of personality


Awards and achievements


John B. Carroll Award for Research Methodology 2011 of the International Society for Intelligence Research
http://www.isironline.org/meeting/awards.html
Recognition Award of the University of Vienna, 2010

Membership of professional bodies and associations


International Society for Intelligence Research
Wiener Werkstätte for Suicide Research


Selected Publications


Pietschnig, J., Nader, I. W., & Gittler, G. (2012). Pheromone exposure impairs spatial task performance in young men. Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science, 44, 93-98.
Pietschnig, J., Voracek, M., & Formann, A. K. (2011). Female Flynn effects: No sex differences in generational IQ gains. Personality and Individual Differences, 50, 759-762.
Pietschnig, J., Voracek, M., & Formann, A. K. (2010). Mozart effect—Shmozart effect: A meta-analysis. Intelligence, 38, 314-323.
Pietschnig, J., Voracek, M., & Formann, A. K. (2010). Pervasiveness of the IQ rise: A cross-temporal meta-analysis. PLoS ONE, 5, e14406.