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Christoph Niepel

Christoph Niepel

Research scientist

Faculty or Centre Faculty of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences
Department Department of Behavioural and Cognitive Sciences
Postal Address Université du Luxembourg
Maison des Sciences Humaines
11, Porte des Sciences
L-4366 Esch-sur-Alzette
Campus Office MSH, E04 25-170
Telephone (+352) 46 66 44 6747

Professional Summary

Christoph Niepel has a permanent research scientist position within the Institute of Lifespan Development, Family and Culture (LCFC), where he conducts and coordinates research on motivation, personality, and assessment (mainly) in educational psychology. He holds PhD supervision rights at the University of Luxembourg and a PhD in psychology (University of Trier). Christoph Niepel has received an approx. 600,000€ in grant funding and worked as a visiting scholar in Australia, Germany, Norway, and the US.

He has published in several high-ranking scientific journals and served as associate editor (Thinking Skills and Creativity), editorial board member (Journal of Educational Psychology), and multiple times as guest editor.

Professional Profiles

Last updated on: Thursday, 25 November 2021

Research Interests

  • Educational Psychology
  • Learning & Personality 
  • Academic Motivation
  • Academic Self-Concept
  • Instructional Quality
  • Gender
  • LGBTQ Psychology
  • Experience Sampling


  • Dynamics of Academic Self-Concept in Everyday Life (DynASCEL): The DynASCEL project proposes to examine state aspects and dynamics in students’ academic self-concepts and their perceptions of instructional quality on a lesson-to-lesson basis by the use of e-diaries (ambulatory assessment/experience sampling).
  • The role of Conscientiousness skills as enhancers of academic success in secondary education (enhanCe): The enhanCe project proposes to examine students’ conscientiousness skills and the construction of corresponding short scales.
  • Personality, attitudes, and individual differences regarding the Coronavirus pandemic (PANIC): The PANIC project proposes to examine the way individuals behave, react, and perceive the Coronavirus pandemic of 2020.

Last updated on: 24 Nov 2020

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