PsychologiePädagogische Psychologie

Curriculum Vitae
Jeanette Roos, Prof. Dr. rer. nat., Dipl. Psych.
University of Education
Faculty I. - Institute of Psychology



  • 1977 Abitur at high school Albertus-Magnus in Viernheim (“A-Levels”)
  • 1978 – 1979 Study of education with a minor in sociology and psychology, University J. W. Goethe in Frankfurt
  • 1979 – 1984 Study of psychology, University of Mannheim
  • 1979 Intermediate diploma in education, University J. W. Goethe in Frankfurt
  • 1980 Intermediate diploma in psychology, University of Mannheim
  • 1984 Diploma in psychology, University of Mannheim
  • Subject of diploma thesis: “Experimental study about resistance of a label, related to alteration as an extension of labeling-approach with the theory of hypothesis in social perception“
  • 1987 Doctorate (Dr. rer. nat.) on University Trier, Faculty I.
  • Subject of dissertation thesis: “The progress in attribution of complex emotions showing by the emotion of embarrassment as an example. An examination at age 6 to 11 years“


Professional Experience

  • 1984 Research associate on J. W. Goethe University in Frankfurt Cooperating in DFG-Science-Project: Development of perception
  • 1984 – 1987 Doctoral scholarship of the Foundation Volkswagenwerk, which supported junior academics in developmental psychology at University of Trier
  • 1987 – 1989 Research associate, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in Clinical Centre of the Ruprecht-Karls-University in Heidelberg
  • 1989 – 1990 Academic assistant (C1), Institute of Psychology, Technical University of Darmstadt
  • 1990 – 1998 Research associate, then as of 1991 academic assistant (C1) in discipline Psychology, Department for Culture and Development, University of Saarland
  • Since 1998 Professor of Psychology, Faculty I., Institute of Psychology University of Education in Heidelberg


Additional Trainings in Psychotherapy

  • 1982 – 1983 Training in conversational therapy (certificate A)
  • 1989 – 1993 Qualification to family and systems therapist at IGST Heidelberg



  • Childhood through the ages
  • Self-regulation
  • Development of written language and reeading (at elementary and secondary school)
  • Transitions in educational system (kindergarten/primary – secondary education)
  • Language development
  • Language support in the kindergarten (evaluation study)
  • Development in adolescence
  • Development of complex emotions, with a special focus on embarrassment, shame and guilt
  • Moral development                              



  • Psychology in pedagogical working fields, with special focus on early or elementary education and school
  • Developmental psychology
  • Research methods, diagnosis and evaluation (quality assurance and development)
  • Intervention and counseling
  • Health psychology / health promotion
  • Implementation into scientific work


Current Research Projects

Project "Early childhood in the course of time"

Since April 2018; in cooperation with Prof. Dr. Christina Gathmann (Economics), Prof. Dr. Katja Patzer-Mattern (Social History) und Prof. Dr. Sabina Pauen (Psychology) – all from University of Heidelberg | Supported by Kolleg Marsilius, Heidelberg.

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Projekt "QUASI Heidelberg"

New funding period from July 2019 to August 2021 | Funded by the city Heidelberg

Project QUASI Heidelberg offers educational professionals working in day care centers since 2006 self-developed, scientifically substantiated further and advanced training courses, referred to a large scale of issues in early and elementary education, with special focus on the needs and requirements in day care centers.

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Personal Details

  • Married, two children (Maximilian born 1992, Octavia born 1996)