Center for Applied Developmental Science

Karina Weichold

Principal Investigator

Date of birth



Psychology (Diploma), University of Jena (1992-1998)
University College of Galway, Ireland (1995-1996)

Doctoral degree

University of Jena (2002)


University of Jena (2012)

Professional status

Head of the Department of Psychology (Deputy Professor), University of Jena (since 2014)

Work focus

development of maladaptation, positive development over the life span, biopsychosocial processes, development and evaluation of intervention programs for development and prevention of problem behavior druing childhood and adolescence, context school and commune

Choice of publications

  • Weichold, K., Wiesner, M. & Silbereisen, R. K. (2014). Childhood predictors and adolescent correlates of developmental trajectories of alcohol use among male and female youth: Results from a German study. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 43(5), 698-716.
  • Weichold, K. & Silbereisen, R. K. (2014). Suchtprävention in der Schule. IPSY - Ein Lebenskompetenzprogramm für die Klassenstufen 5 bis 7. Göttingen: Hogrefe.
  • Weichold, K. & Silbereisen, R. K. (2012). Peers vs. teachers as facilitators of a life skills program against substance use in early adolescence - Results from a pilot study. German Journal for Addiction Research and Practice, 58(4), 247-258.
  • Weichold, K., Brambosch, A. & Silbereisen, R. K. (2012). Do girls profit more? Gender-specific effectiveness of a Life Skills Program against substance misuse in early adolescence. Journal of Early Adolescence, 32(2), 200-225.
  • Weichold, K., Büttig, S., & Silbereisen, R. K. (2008). Effects of pubertal timing on communication behaviors and stress reactivity in young woman during conflict discussions with their mothers. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 37(9), 1123-1133.
Curriculum vitae (PDF)