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We offer supervision of theses - Bachelor & Master

At CLPM you have the opportunitity to apply for specific announced thesis topics or choose from the broader topics listed below.

Our broader topics are in the areas of leadership, personell development/further training and health as well as work-life balance.

The specific topics we are currently offering are independent of the application deadlines mentioned below.

Below you will find more detailed information on our broader topics, how the application and supervision process works.

Our Service Abschlussarbeiten Frau in Bibliothek

  • high diversity of methodical approaches ranging from laboratory experiments over field experiments to qualitative and quantitative research
  • well-organized onboarding and supervision process
  • possibility of working on the latest relevant topics in research

Your profile

  • student of psychology or a similar field
  • competence in computer skills (especially Microsoft Office, SPSS, literature databases)
  • engaged, organised and reliable
  • quick perception and readiness to learn


Application Deadlines for Bachelor's and Master's theses
for the broader topics listed below

For theses starting in the winter semester 2023/24, please apply until 31.05.2023.
For theses starting in the summer semester 2024, please apply until 30.11.2023.
Applications received after the specified deadlines may or may not be considered depending on the availability and capacity of our faculty members.
If we are currently unable to provide supervision for your thesis, you may request to be placed on a waiting list.
If you are interested in one or more of our topics, please send us an email including the following documents:
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Current Transcript of Records


Possible Range of Subjects for theses:

Cluster Leadership

  • Influence of leadership on employee behaviour (e.g. creativity, OCB) and their attitude (e.g. loyalty, job satisfaction)
  • Destructive leadership
  • Authentic leadership
  • Ethical leadership/corruption
  • Leadership in academia
  • Women in leadership positions
  • Leadership development
  • Leadership and complexity
  • Leadership in healthcare

Cluster Personnel development/trainings

  • Evaluation and transfer of trainings
  • Voluntary training
  • Attitude towards trainings
  • Impact of different learning environments
  • Personnel selection and development
  • Time management and self-management
  • Mentoring

Cluster Health and work-life balance

  • Positive and negative interdependencies between work and private life
  • Strategies to handle life-changing experiences
  • When work causes disease: Performance, exhaustion, burnout
  • Changing working world
  • Interactions between different resources in the workplace
  • Psychological capital (hope, self-efficacy, resilience, and optimism)
  • Effects of perceived support at work
  • Investigation of positive psychology interventions (e.g. gratitude- or best-possible self-intervention)

Need some inspiration? You can find a list of already completed theses here.