Johannes Lautenbacher

Johannes Lautenbacher

Research Fellow

Städtisches Kaufhaus
Neumarkt 9
04109 Leipzig


Johannes Lautenbacher is a research associate at the Institute of Psychology in the Social Psychology Unit. He is doing his PhD at the University of Leipzig on (group-based) reactions and strategies in dealing with (control) threats. In his current research, he is investigating whether threats to individual control lead to increased acceptance of in-group hierarchies and authorities in order to strengthen the in-group's agency.

Professional career

  • 10/2018 - 03/2020
    Research assistant, Department of Educational Psychology (Prof. Peter Noack), Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
  • 09/2019 - 02/2020
    Research assistant, Department of Communication- and Mediapsychology (Prof. Tobias Rothmund), Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
  • since 04/2020
    Research associate (phD) in the DFG-funded project “Collective Spirit or False Consciousness under Conditions of Economic Threat? Testing an Integrated Stage Model of Extended and Secondary Control” at the Department of Social Psychology (Prof. Immo Fritsche), Leipzig University


  • 10/2013 - 09/2107
    Studies in psychology (B.Sc.) at Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
  • 10/2014 - 06/2105
    Research internship on Literature & Emotions, Department of Neurocognitive Psychology (Prof. Arthur Jacobs), Freie Universität Berlin
  • 10/2017 - 03/2020
    Studies in psychology (M.Sc., module Work, Education & Society), at Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
  • Threat to control and restauration strategies
  • System Justification and (group-based) authoritarianism
  • Correlates of social justice and Justice Sensitivity

  • Collective Spirit or False Consciousness under Conditions of Economic Threat?
    Fritsche, Immo
    Duration: 03/2020 – 03/2023
    Funded by: DFG Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
    Involved organisational units of Leipzig University: Sozialpsychologie
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more projects

  • Lautenbacher, J.; Jahnke, S.; Speer, D.; Beelmann, A.
    Evaluation des webbasierten Trainings „OHA – Online Hass Abbauen“ – Teilmodul Straftaten und Gewalt
    Forensische Psychiatrie, Psychologie, Kriminologie. 2021. 15 (2). pp. 134–142.
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