Center for Applied Developmental Science

Clemens Lechner

Center for Applied Developmental Science (CADS)
Friedrich Schiller University of Jena
Semmelweisstraße 12
07743 Jena, Germany
Phone +49 (0)3641 945927
Fax +49 (0)3641 945202

Date of birth



Ph.D., Psychology (summa cum laude), University of Jena, Germany (2011-2013)
Diploma ( M.Sc. equivalent), Psychology (with distinction) Minor: Sociology, University of Jena, Germany (2005-2011)
Visiting undergraduate student, Psychology and Economics Warsaw School of Social Sciences and Humanities, Poland (2007-2008)

Research interests

Human development in changing societal contexts, Developmental regulation across the life-span, Religiousness and psychosocial adaptation, Person-oriented methods in developmental research

Choice of publications

  • Lechner, C. M. , Silbereisen, R. K., Tomasik, M. J., & Wasilewski, J. (2013). Getting going and letting go: Religiosity fosters opportunity-congruent coping with work-related demands of social change. Manuscript submitted for publication.
  • Lechner, C. M., Tomasik, M. J., Silbereisen, R. K., & Wasilewski, J. (2013). Religiosity reduces family-related uncertainties but exacerbates their association with distress. International Journal for the Psychology of Religion. Advance online publication.
  • Tomasik, M. J., Silbereisen, R. K., Lechner, C. M., & Wasilewski, J. (2013). Negotiating demands of social change in adolescents and young adults from Poland. International Journal of Stress Management, 20(3), 222-253.
  • Lechner, C. M., Tomasik, M. J., Silbereisen, R. K., & Wasilewski, J. (2013). Exploring the stress-buffering effects of religiousness in relation to social and economic change: Evidence from Poland. Psychology of Religion and Spirituality, 5(3), 145-156.
  • Tomasik, M. J., Pavlova, M. K., Lechner, C. M., Blumenthal, A., & Körner, A. (2012). Changing contexts of youth development: An overview of recent social trends and a psychological model. New Directions for Youth Developemnt (Special Issue), 135, 14-25.
Curriculum vitae (PDF)