Research Interests

I am interested in statistical methods for psychological research and psychological measurement. My current research projects concern detecting measurement invariance (differential item functioning and response styles) in item response theory models and the implementation and application of statistical methods in R. Besides, I am investigating opportunities and pitfalls of machine learning methods in psychological research.

Publications

Under review

Plieninger, H., Henninger, M., & Meiser, T. (2019). An experimental comparison to the effect of different response formats on response styles. Manuscript under review.

2020

Henninger, M. & Meiser, T. (2020). Different approaches to modeling response styles in Divide-by-Total Item Response Theory models (Part I): A model integration. Psychological Methods. doi: 10.1037/met0000249. Preprint

Henninger, M. & Meiser, T. (2020). Different approaches to modeling response styles in Divide-by-Total Item Response Theory models (Part II): Applications and novel extensions. Psychological Methods. doi: 10.1037/met0000268. Preprint

Henninger, M. (2020). A novel Partial Credit extension using varying thresholds to account for response styles. Journal of Educational Measurement doi:10.1111/jedm.12268

Henninger, M. & Plieninger, H. (2020). Different styles, different times: How response times can inform our knowledge about the response process in rating scale measurement. Assessment. doi:10.1177/ 1073191119900003

2019

Meiser, T., Plieninger, H., & Henninger, M. (2019). IRTree models with ordinal and multidimensional decision nodes for response styles and trait-based rating responses. British Journal of Mathematical and Statistical Psychology. doi:10.1111/bmsp.12158

2016

Frey, D., Henninger, M., Lübke, R., & Kluge, A. (2016). Einführung und konzeptionelle Klärung. In D. Frey (Ed.), Psychologie der Werte: Von Achtsamkeit bis Zivilcourage - Basiswissen aus Psychologie und Philosophie (pp. 1–12). Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer Berlin Heidelberg. doi: 10.1007/ 978-3-662-48014-4_1

Henninger, M. (2016). Resilienz. in D. Frey (Ed.), Psychologie der Werte: Von Achtsamkeit bis Zivilcourage - Basiswissen aus Psychologie und Philosophie (pp. 157-165). Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer Berlin Heidelberg. doi: 10.1007/ 978-3-662-48014-4_14

2015

Ettlin, F., Bröder, A., & Henninger, M. (2015). A new task format for investigating information search and organization in multi-attribute decisions. Behavior Research Methods, 47, 506-518. doi:10.3758/s13428-014-0482-y

Teaching and Student Supervision

Teaching

I am teaching diagnostic assessment, research methods, and statistics in the Bachelor and Master Psychology program.

Statistics 1.1 (Supervision of Tutors; Level: B.Sc.; Fall 2020, University of Zurich)

Multilevel modeling in psychological research (Level: M.Sc.; Spring 2020, University of Zurich)

Latent variable models and multilevel modeling (Level: M.Sc.; Spring 2018 & Spring 2019, University of Mannheim)

Data analysis using SPSS and R (Level: B.Sc.; Fall 2016 – Fall 2019, University of Mannheim)

Psychological testing and assessment (Level: B.Sc.; Spring 2016 & Spring 2017, University of Mannheim)

Invited Workshop

Linear Mixed Models with crossed-random effects in experimental research (Juliane Degner, Chair for Social Psychology, University of Hamburg; Fall 2018)

Student Supervision

Topics: Response styles & implicit measurement, estimation precision in multilevel and structural equation modeling (Level: M.Sc.; University of Mannheim, University of Zurich)

Topics: Response styles & implicit measurement, publication bias (Level: B.Sc.; University of Mannheim, University of Zurich)

CV

Academic Positions

since 2020 Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Zurich

2016 – 2019 Researcher and Teaching Fellow at the University of Mannheim

Education

2019 Doctorate in Psychology at the University of Mannheim

2015 Master of Science, Psychology at Ludwig-Maximilians University Munich

2013 Bachelor of Science, Psychology at the University of Mannheim