Birgit Spinath

Birgit Spinath is professor of Educational Psychology at Heidelberg University, Germany. Her research interests include learning and teaching in schools and in higher education, motivation as a prerequisite for and an outcome of education, teacher education as well as self-regulation in the context of learning and achievement.

Currently, she is the President of the German Psychological Society. Moreover, she is Editor-in-Chief of Psychology Learning and Teaching as well as member of the editorial boards of several journals (e.g., Journal of Educational Psychology, Learning and Individual Differences).