University of Potsdam
Reinhold Kliegl is senior professor of psychology at the University of Potsdam, Germany. His past research focused on how the dynamics of language-related, perceptual, and oculomotor processes subserve attentional control, using reading, spatial attention, and working memory tasks as experimental venues; he also examined neural correlates and age-related differences in these processes. His research has been carried out in interdisciplinary projects with colleagues from linguistics as well as from theoretical physics, mathematics, and sports science/medicine. His current research as senior professor focuses on the simultaneous modeling of experimental effects and individual differences related to socially relevant issues. Two examples are the physical fitness of children and the cognitive processing of social-media information. He is a member of Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and of Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina (German National Academy of Sciences). Major honors: Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize of Deutsche Forschungs- gemeinschaft (2002), Wilhelm-Wundt-Medaille and Honorary Membership of Deutsche Gesell- schaft für Psychologie (2008); Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science (2011); Lifetime Achievement Award of Deutsche Gesellschaft für Psychologie (2020).