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Klaus Boehnke

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Klaus Boehnke has been a Professor of Social Science Methodology at Constructor University, Bremen, Germany, since 2002. Previously, he worked at Chemnitz University of Technology, the Free University of Berlin (FU), Humboldt University of Berlin (HU), and Berlin University of Technology (TU). After studying at the University of the Saarland in Saarbrücken, Ruhr University Bochum, and TU Berlin, Boehnke received his doctorate in psychology from the latter institution in 1985. He has published on a variety of socialization research topics in leading journals, including Science. Boehnke’s oeuvre includes 14 monographs, seven edited volumes, 170 peer-reviewed journal articles, and 167 book chapters. A high school exchange year in the US (Danville, CA) was later followed by research stays in Australia, Canada, and Singapore. He served as President of the International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology (IACCP) from 2018 to 2020. Boehnke has led 40 empirically oriented externally funded projects as principal investigator since the 1980s. He is a co-author of a statistics textbook. Since 2011, he has conducted a series of studies – mostly commissioned by Bertelsmann Stiftung – on the topic of social cohesion; he is a scientific director of Bertelsmann Stiftung’s “Social Cohesion Radar.” Klaus Boehnke is married to Mandy Boehnke, Vice President of the University of Bremen, and has four children.

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