Best Psychology Scientists in Germany

The 1st edition of Research.com ranking of top Psychology scientists is based on data collected from Microsoft Academic Graph on December 6th, 2021. Position in the ranking is based on a scientist's D-index (Discipline H-index), which only includes papers and citation values for an examined discipline. Show more

Our best scientists ranking is a reliable list of leading scientists from the area of Psychology, based on a meticulous examination of 166,880 scientists on Microsoft Academic Graph. For the discipline of Psychology, over 12,536 profiles were examined.

The D-index threshold for approving a scholar to be considered is set to 30 if most of their publications are in the field of Psychology. The inclusion criteria for scholars to be considered into the ranking of top scientists are based on the D-index, proportion of the contributions made within the given discipline in addition to the awards and achievements of the scientists. The D-index threshold for listing top scientists is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of researchers estimated for each discipline whilst ensuring that the top 1% of leading scientists are considered into the ranking. There should be a proximity of 30% or less between a scientist's general H-index and their D-index.

Because the main goal is to ensure that only genuine researchers are included in the ranking we believe that numbers are never meant to be an absolute measure to quantify the contributions of scientists. This is why we manually verify each profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a wide range of credible sources. Even though it’s not a metric defining a scientist’s position in the ranking, the amount of documents published in major journals and conference proceedings should constitute a reliable secondary indication of their contribution to research in a given discipline. Position in the ranking is based on each scientist’s D-index using data compiled from Microsoft Graph, which is the most prominent and well-established bibliometric database of this type available to the scientific community. A detailed definition of our research process can be found on our methodology page .

Our aim is to inspire scholars, entrepreneurs, and decision-makers worldwide to explore where leading experts are heading and to provide an opportunity for the entire scientific community to discover who the leading experts in specific fields of research, in different countries, or even within research institutions are.

World
National
Scholar
D-Index D-index (Discipline H-index) only includes papers and citation values for an examined discipline in contrast to General H-index which accounts for publications across all disciplines.
Citations
Publications
28 World 1 National Hans-Ulrich Wittchen

Hans-Ulrich Wittchen

TU Dresden, Germany
D-index 154 Citations 112,214 613
32 World 2 National Niels Birbaumer

Niels Birbaumer

University of Tübingen, Germany
D-index 152 Citations 82,356 567
140 World 4 National Clemens Kirschbaum

Clemens Kirschbaum

TU Dresden, Germany
D-index 118 Citations 62,498 327
167 World 5 National Herta Flor

Herta Flor

Heidelberg University, Germany
D-index 114 Citations 51,882 483
188 World 6 National Thomas Elbert

Thomas Elbert

University of Konstanz, Germany
D-index 112 Citations 41,719 447
193 World 7 National Paul B. Baltes

Paul B. Baltes

Max Planck Society, Germany
D-index 112 Citations 75,830 286
226 World 8 National Jan Born

Jan Born

University of Tübingen, Germany
D-index 108 Citations 47,755 338
232 World 9 National Ulman Lindenberger

Ulman Lindenberger

Max Planck Society, Germany
D-index 108 Citations 52,611 409
280 World 10 National Ralf Schwarzer

Ralf Schwarzer

Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
D-index 104 Citations 55,071 363
329 World 11 National Peter Hagoort

Peter Hagoort

Max Planck Society, Germany
D-index 100 Citations 33,444 376
416 World 12 National Peter M. Gollwitzer

Peter M. Gollwitzer

University of Konstanz, Germany
D-index 95 Citations 57,326 297
437 World 13 National Friedemann Pulvermüller

Friedemann Pulvermüller

Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
D-index 94 Citations 31,676 277
520 World 14 National Tobias Banaschewski

Tobias Banaschewski

Heidelberg University, Germany
D-index 90 Citations 29,558 458
567 World 15 National Andrea Kübler

Andrea Kübler

University of Würzburg, Germany
D-index 88 Citations 25,366 200
569 World 16 National Oliver T. Wolf

Oliver T. Wolf

Ruhr University Bochum, Germany
D-index 88 Citations 26,637 273
596 World 17 National Winfried Rief

Winfried Rief

Philipp University of Marburg, Germany
D-index 87 Citations 23,436 380
602 World 18 National Daniel Brandeis

Daniel Brandeis

Heidelberg University, Germany
D-index 87 Citations 21,791 291
617 World 19 National Michael Wagner

Michael Wagner

University Hospital Bonn, Germany
D-index 86 Citations 25,042 372
622 World 20 National Elmar Brähler

Elmar Brähler

Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, Germany
D-index 86 Citations 27,592 568
657 World 21 National Steffen Moritz

Steffen Moritz

Universität Hamburg, Germany
D-index 85 Citations 21,697 474
674 World 22 National Henrik Walter

Henrik Walter

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany
D-index 84 Citations 23,379 383
710 World 23 National Jens C. Pruessner

Jens C. Pruessner

University of Konstanz, Germany
D-index 83 Citations 25,677 225
753 World 24 National Gerd Gigerenzer

Gerd Gigerenzer

Max Planck Society, Germany
D-index 82 Citations 58,228 223
759 World 25 National David Poeppel

David Poeppel

Ernst Strüngmann Institute for Neuroscience, Germany
D-index 82 Citations 35,579 241
779 World 26 National Erich Schröger

Erich Schröger

Leipzig University, Germany
D-index 82 Citations 21,364 255
806 World 27 National Sabine Sonnentag

Sabine Sonnentag

University of Mannheim, Germany
D-index 81 Citations 30,563 163
826 World 28 National Tania Singer

Tania Singer

Max Planck Society, Germany
D-index 81 Citations 35,824 170
827 World 29 National Fritz Strack

Fritz Strack

University of Würzburg, Germany
D-index 81 Citations 39,032 151
882 World 30 National Wolfgang Prinz

Wolfgang Prinz

Max Planck Society, Germany
D-index 79 Citations 28,483 236
913 World 31 National Andreas J. Fallgatter

Andreas J. Fallgatter

University of Tübingen, Germany
D-index 78 Citations 17,429 308
921 World 32 National Tilo Kircher

Tilo Kircher

Philipp University of Marburg, Germany
D-index 78 Citations 19,836 353
929 World 33 National Matthias Brand

Matthias Brand

University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
D-index 78 Citations 22,388 306
948 World 34 National Karl Magnus Petersson

Karl Magnus Petersson

Max Planck Society, Germany
D-index 77 Citations 18,239 190
1042 World 35 National Aribert Rothenberger

Aribert Rothenberger

University of Göttingen, Germany
D-index 75 Citations 18,993 219
1082 World 36 National Ulrich Trautwein

Ulrich Trautwein

University of Tübingen, Germany
D-index 74 Citations 22,649 198
1101 World 37 National Arthur M. Jacobs

Arthur M. Jacobs

Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
D-index 74 Citations 16,902 216
1124 World 38 National Heinrich H. Bülthoff

Heinrich H. Bülthoff

Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Germany
D-index 73 Citations 20,356 404
1183 World 39 National Jürgen Gallinat

Jürgen Gallinat

Universität Hamburg, Germany
D-index 72 Citations 16,356 246
1187 World 40 National Hauke R. Heekeren

Hauke R. Heekeren

Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
D-index 72 Citations 17,713 207
1194 World 41 National Paul Pauli

Paul Pauli

University of Würzburg, Germany
D-index 72 Citations 15,386 286
1234 World 42 National Oliver Lüdtke

Oliver Lüdtke

Leibniz Association, Germany
D-index 71 Citations 22,236 167
1262 World 44 National Simone Kühn

Simone Kühn

Max Planck Society, Germany
D-index 71 Citations 13,026 244
1282 World 43 National Irene Daum

Irene Daum

Ruhr University Bochum, Germany
D-index 71 Citations 13,706 180
1296 World 45 National Wolfgang Schneider

Wolfgang Schneider

University of Würzburg, Germany
D-index 70 Citations 15,480 257
1308 World 46 National Rolf van Dick

Rolf van Dick

Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany
D-index 70 Citations 68,512 172
1345 World 47 National Christian Schmahl

Christian Schmahl

Heidelberg University, Germany
D-index 70 Citations 17,671 220
1357 World 48 National Reinhold Kliegl

Reinhold Kliegl

University of Potsdam, Germany
D-index 69 Citations 20,698 159
1364 World 49 National Frank Schneider

Frank Schneider

RWTH Aachen University, Germany
D-index 69 Citations 14,560 250
1373 World 50 National Markus Heinrichs

Markus Heinrichs

University of Freiburg, Germany
D-index 69 Citations 31,094 145
1384 World 51 National Dieter Vaitl

Dieter Vaitl

University of Giessen, Germany
D-index 69 Citations 13,767 144
1445 World 52 National Shu-Chen Li

Shu-Chen Li

TU Dresden, Germany
D-index 68 Citations 16,255 160
1475 World 53 National Klaus Lieb

Klaus Lieb

Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, Germany
D-index 67 Citations 15,358 203
1484 World 54 National Klaus Willmes

Klaus Willmes

RWTH Aachen University, Germany
D-index 67 Citations 15,491 235
1544 World 55 National Udo Dannlowski

Udo Dannlowski

University of Münster, Germany
D-index 66 Citations 14,103 197
1594 World 56 National Martin Reuter

Martin Reuter

University of Bonn, Germany
D-index 65 Citations 10,824 205
1601 World 57 National Hermann J. Müller

Hermann J. Müller

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany
D-index 65 Citations 16,803 392
1636 World 59 National Thomas Suslow

Thomas Suslow

Leipzig University, Germany
D-index 65 Citations 12,190 177
1637 World 60 National Hannes Zacher

Hannes Zacher

Leipzig University, Germany
D-index 65 Citations 12,403 179
1639 World 58 National Sabine C. Herpertz

Sabine C. Herpertz

Heidelberg University, Germany
D-index 65 Citations 17,314 251
1728 World 61 National Bernd Weber

Bernd Weber

University of Bonn, Germany
D-index 64 Citations 12,098 209
1746 World 63 National Axel Mecklinger

Axel Mecklinger

Saarland University, Germany
D-index 64 Citations 12,138 168
1760 World 62 National Werner Sommer

Werner Sommer

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany
D-index 64 Citations 11,801 240
1761 World 64 National Jens B. Asendorpf

Jens B. Asendorpf

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany
D-index 64 Citations 20,277 140
1762 World 65 National Lorenza S. Colzato

Lorenza S. Colzato

TU Dresden, Germany
D-index 64 Citations 11,829 213
1788 World 66 National Michael N. Smolka

Michael N. Smolka

TU Dresden, Germany
D-index 63 Citations 14,554 247
1795 World 67 National Georg Juckel

Georg Juckel

Ruhr University Bochum, Germany
D-index 63 Citations 12,366 282
1798 World 68 National Brigitte Rockstroh

Brigitte Rockstroh

University of Konstanz, Germany
D-index 63 Citations 15,893 174
1813 World 69 National Peter Kirsch

Peter Kirsch

Heidelberg University, Germany
D-index 63 Citations 14,713 167
1819 World 70 National Rudolf Stark

Rudolf Stark

University of Giessen, Germany
D-index 63 Citations 10,589 169
1854 World 71 National Stefan R. Schweinberger

Stefan R. Schweinberger

Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany
D-index 63 Citations 11,037 192
1886 World 72 National Willem J. M. Levelt

Willem J. M. Levelt

Max Planck Society, Germany
D-index 62 Citations 35,087 119
1924 World 73 National David Daniel Ebert

David Daniel Ebert

Technical University of Munich, Germany
D-index 62 Citations 12,136 231
1968 World 74 National Beate Herpertz-Dahlmann

Beate Herpertz-Dahlmann

RWTH Aachen University, Germany
D-index 61 Citations 13,568 203
1983 World 75 National Bernd Löwe

Bernd Löwe

Universität Hamburg, Germany
D-index 61 Citations 42,010 187
1987 World 76 National Ralph Hertwig

Ralph Hertwig

Max Planck Society, Germany
D-index 61 Citations 18,284 187
1996 World 78 National Michael Falkenstein

Michael Falkenstein

TU Dortmund University, Germany
D-index 61 Citations 15,070 145
1998 World 77 National Kerstin Konrad

Kerstin Konrad

RWTH Aachen University, Germany
D-index 61 Citations 12,734 213
2002 World 79 National Christian Montag

Christian Montag

University of Ulm, Germany
D-index 61 Citations 9,938 317
2078 World 80 National Alexander Renkl

Alexander Renkl

University of Freiburg, Germany
D-index 60 Citations 21,209 180
2080 World 81 National Michael Höfler

Michael Höfler

TU Dresden, Germany
D-index 60 Citations 16,724 128
2097 World 82 National Matthias Berking

Matthias Berking

University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
D-index 60 Citations 13,482 162
2115 World 83 National Ute Habel

Ute Habel

RWTH Aachen University, Germany
D-index 60 Citations 12,018 242
2166 World 84 National Ursula Hess

Ursula Hess

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany
D-index 60 Citations 13,798 169
2170 World 85 National Andreas Reif

Andreas Reif

Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany
D-index 59 Citations 15,254 273
2182 World 86 National Andreas Ströhle

Andreas Ströhle

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany
D-index 59 Citations 13,396 192
2213 World 87 National Philipp Sterzer

Philipp Sterzer

Charité - University Medicine Berlin, Germany
D-index 59 Citations 13,005 186
2224 World 89 National Frank Rösler

Frank Rösler

Universität Hamburg, Germany
D-index 59 Citations 10,200 138
2231 World 88 National Alfons O. Hamm

Alfons O. Hamm

University of Greifswald, Germany
D-index 59 Citations 18,868 189
2265 World 90 National Christine Heim

Christine Heim

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany
D-index 58 Citations 34,234 114
2272 World 91 National Stephan Zipfel

Stephan Zipfel

University of Tübingen, Germany
D-index 58 Citations 12,587 260
2275 World 92 National Martin Hautzinger

Martin Hautzinger

University of Tübingen, Germany
D-index 58 Citations 9,782 233
2319 World 94 National Florian Schlagenhauf

Florian Schlagenhauf

Charité - University Medicine Berlin, Germany
D-index 58 Citations 11,546 154
2329 World 93 National Andreas Mühlberger

Andreas Mühlberger

University of Regensburg, Germany
D-index 58 Citations 8,684 138
2341 World 95 National Martin J. Herrmann

Martin J. Herrmann

University of Würzburg, Germany
D-index 58 Citations 8,736 135
2379 World 96 National Norbert Kathmann

Norbert Kathmann

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany
D-index 58 Citations 9,774 154
2385 World 97 National Martin Härter

Martin Härter

Universität Hamburg, Germany
D-index 57 Citations 11,271 232
2410 World 98 National Rolf Ulrich

Rolf Ulrich

University of Tübingen, Germany
D-index 57 Citations 9,259 168
2455 World 99 National Dieter Frey

Dieter Frey

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany
D-index 57 Citations 13,857 181
2463 World 101 National Martin Brüne

Martin Brüne

Ruhr University Bochum, Germany
D-index 57 Citations 11,495 222

Newsletter & Conference Alerts

Research.com uses the information to contact you about our relevant content. For more information, check out our privacy policy.