Stefanie Hechler

Dr. Stefanie Hechler

Researcher Data-Method-Monitoring Cluster National Monitoring of Discrimination and Racism (NaDiRa)

E-mail: hechler(at)

Dr. Stefanie Hechler joined DeZIM as a research associate in October 2021. She studied psychology and sociology at the University of Bremen and spent a semester abroad at the Universitat de Valencia. From 2012 to 2016, Dr. Hechler was a research associate and doctoral student in the DFG research group Person Perception at Friedrich Schiller University Jena. Afterwards, she worked there as a research associate at the Chair of Social Psychology. Dr. Stefanie Hechler taught social psychology at Friedrich Schiller University Jena and Humboldt University Berlin. From 2023 to 2024 she she substituted the professor of Social Psychology at the University of Potsdam.

Since 2020, she is an active member of the editorial board of the Fachnetz Sozialpsychologie zu Flucht und Integration. She conducts research on social conflict, social influence, and prejudice and discrimination. Her research is published in several international journals, such as the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, Cognition, and Behavioral and Brain Sciences.

Research focus

  • Intergroup bias, stereotypes and prejudices
  • Conflict, cooperation and reconciliation within and between groups
  • Justice, morality and punishment