Olivia Spiegler

Olivia Spiegler

Stipendiary Lecturer in Psychology
Experimental Psychology
Diplom, Friedrich Schiller University; PhD, Ruhr-University Bochum

Dr Spiegler studied Psychology at the Friedrich-Schiller Universität Jena and received a PhD in Developmental Psychology from the Ruhr-Universität Bochum. She was a lecturer at the Department of Psychological Methods and Evaluation at FernUniversität Hagen and received a prestigious Humboldt scholarship to conduct her postdoctoral research at Oxford. 


Dr Spiegler tutors in Social Psychology and supervises research projects. 

Research Interests

Dr Spiegler is interested in the psychological dimensions of immigration and diversity. She combines social, developmental, and cross-cultural perspectives to understand the processes that facilitate integration and well-being among minority group members, and positive inter-group relations more broadly. 

Selected Publications

  • Spiegler, O., Verkuyten, M., & Christ, O.: Researching my German identity - National identity exploration attenuates the identification-prejudice link (in preparation).
  • Spiegler, O., Zingora, T., Christ, O., Stolle, D., & Hewstone, M.: My friend’s enemy - How perceived outgroup conflict reduces secondary transfer effects of intergroup contact (in preparation).
  • Spiegler, O., Wölfer, R., & Hewstone, M. (2019). Dual identity development and adjustment in Muslim minority adolescents. Journal of Youth and Adolescence. Advanced online publication. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10964-019-01117-9
  • Spiegler, O., Sonnenberg, K., Fassbender, I., Kohl, K., & Leyendecker, B. (2018). Ethnic and national identity development and school adjustment: A longitudinal study with Turkish immigrant-origin children. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 49(7), 1009-1026. doi:10.1177/0022022118769773
  • Leyendecker, B., Cabrera, N., Lembcke, H., Willard, J., Kohl, K., & Spiegler, O. (2018). Parenting in a new land: Immigrant parents and the positive development of their children and youth. European Psychologist, 23(1), 57-71. doi:10.1027/1016-9040/a000316
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