Dr. Clemens Lechner

Dr. Clemens Lechner

Head of Team Scale Development and Documentation
GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences

Dr. Clemens Lechner is the head of the team “Scale Development and Documentation” at the Department of Survey Design and Methodology at GESIS – Leibniz-Institute for the Social Sciences in Mannheim, Germany. He obtained his doctoral degree in developmental psychology from the University of Jena, Germany. Subsequently, he was a postdoctoral fellow in the International Pathways to Adulthood Programme of the Jacobs foundation, specializing on youth's educational and labor market transitions. Since joining GESIS in 2016, he has been involved as a principal and co-principal investigator in several major research projects on adults' cognitive and socio-emotional skill development over the life span, together with Prof. Beatrice Rammstedt.