Dr. Silke Eschert

University of Kiel
Department of Psychology
Social Psychology and Political Psychology

Olshausenstr. 40
24098 Kiel, Germany

Tel.: +49 431 880 1862
E-Mail: eschert[at]psychologie.uni-kiel.de
E-Mail: silke.eschert[at]hu-berlin.de

Research Focus

Silke Eschert’s research is concerned with the question of how individuals behave in conflicts about deep disagreements. Research from the field of social psychology has repeatedly shown that people resist information that is inconsistent with their own beliefs and discount persuasive arguments from opposing parties. Within the scope of the project Deep Disagreements, Silke Eschert will also look into the possible interventions that facilitate a more open-minded discourse and serve to increase acceptance of the opposing party’s position.


2014 – 2017 Postdoctoral Researcher in the interdisciplinary research project Deep Disagreements at the University of Kiel and the Humboldt University of Berlin

2009 – 2014 Research Assistant at the Chair of Social and Organizational Psychology, University of Tübingen; Thesis: "Regulatory Focus, Framing, and Two Types of Political Conservatism"

2008 – 2009 Research Consultant for market research on employer branding, Potentialpark Communications, Stockholm

2002 – 2008 Diploma in Psychology (equivalent to M.Sc. in Psychology) at Philipps University, Marburg

  • In cooperation with Kiel University