German Institute for Development Evaluation
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Dr Martin Bruder

Current evaluations

Completed evaluations


  • Planning and management of evaluations
  • Methods of empirical social science research and evaluation
  • Conducting meta-analyses
  • Development and validation of psychometric instruments for evaluation projects

Curriculum Vitae

Psychology studies in Freiburg and Cambridge (until 2003); doctoral studies in social psychology at the University of Cambridge (2003-2007); subsequently Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Southampton and Cardiff University; Scientific Project Manager at the evaluation department of the head office of the German Council of Science and Humanities including participation in institutional and strategic evaluations; Fellow and Junior Research Group Leader at the Zukunftskolleg of the University of Konstanz (2010-2012); Head of Section “Monitoring, Evaluation, Research” at the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) including commissioning and management of project and program evaluations as well as facilitating the development of a results-based management system in the area of BMZ funding (2013-2015). Since November 2015 Head of Department at DEval.

Selected publications

van Tilburg, W. A. P., Bruder, M., Wildschut, T., Sedikides, C., Göritz, A. (2018) (in press), "An appraisal profile of nostalgia", Emotion.“ [ABSTRACT]

Polak, J. T., Scheinert, L., Guffler, K., & Bruder, M. (2018), "Wirkt weltwärts? Wie Freiwillige sich verändern und zum entwicklungspolitischen Lernen in Deutschland beitragen", Voluntaris, 6(2), 264-269.

Schneider, S.H., J. Eger, M. Bruder und S.H. Gleser (19. Oktober 2018), „Attitudes towards Development Cooperation: New Evidence on Germany“, DevCommsLab Blog,

Steckhan, H., Thomas, S., Ahrens, L., Bruder, M. (2018), "Herausforderungen der menschenrechtsbasierten Evaluierung von politischen Strategiepapieren: Das Beispiel der Evaluierung des 'Aktionsplans zur Inklusion von Menschen mit Behinderungen' des BMZ", Zeitschrift für Evaluation, 17(1), pp. 108-129.

Zimmermann, J., Schubert, K., Bruder, M., & Hagemeyer, B. (2017), "Why go the extra mile? A longitudinal study on sojourn goals and their impact on sojourners' adaptation", International Journal of Psychology, 52(6), pp. 425-435. [ABSTRACT]

Bruder, M., & Galizia, C. G. (2017), "Recruitment and integration of international faculty at German universities: The case of the University of Konstanz", In M. Yudkevich, P. G. Altbach & L. E. Rumbley (Eds.), International faculty in higher education: Comparative perspectives on recruitment, integration, and impact (pp. 124-149). New York, NY: Routledge. [BOOK ABSTRACT]

Bruder, M. (2015), "Rose-tinted memories as a human resource: Nostalgia’s functional effects on how we reconstruct our past and succeed in the present", In D. Shulman & G. Galizia (Eds.), Forgetting: An interdisciplinary conversation (pp. 82-90). Jerusalem: The Hewbrew University Magnes Press. [BOOK ABSTRACT]

van der Schalk, J., Kuppens, T., Bruder, M., & Manstead, A. S. R. (2015), "The social power of regret: The effect of social appraisal and anticipated emotions on fair and unfair allocations in resource dilemmas", Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 144, 151-157. [ABSTRACT] [PDF]

Bruder, M., Fischer, A., & Manstead. A. S. R. (2014), "Social appraisal as cause of collective emotions", In C. von Scheve & M. Salmela (Eds.), Collective emotions, Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, pp. 141-155. [TOC]

Bruder, M., & Tanyi, A. (2014), "Overdemanding consequentialism? An experimental approach", Utilitas, 26, 250-275. [ABSTRACT]

Bruder, M., & Tanyi, A. (2014), "How to gauge moral intuitions? Prospects for a new methodology", In C. Lütge, H. Rusch, & M. Uhl (Eds.), Experimental Ethics: Towards an Empirical Moral Philosophy. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan. [TOC]

Imhoff, R., & Bruder, M. (2014), "Speaking (un-)truth to power: Conspiracy mentality as a generalised political attitude", European Journal of Personality, 28, 25-43. [ABSTRACT]

Slabu, L., Lenton, A., Sedikides, C., & Bruder, M. (2014), "Trait and state authenticity across cultures, Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 45, 1347-1373. [ABSTRACT]

Tanyi, A., & Bruder, M. (2014), "Consequentialism and its demands: A representative study", Journal of Value Inquiry, 48, 293-314. [ABSTRACT]

Wildschut, T., Bruder, M., Robertson, S., van Tilburg, W. A. P., & Sedikides, C. (2014), "Collective nostalgia: A group-level emotion that confers unique benefits on the group", Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 107, 844-863. [ABSTRACT] [PDF]

Bruder, M., Haffke, P., Neave, N., Nouripanah, N., & Imhoff, R. (2013), "Measuring individual differences in generic beliefs in conspiracy theories across cultures: The Conspiracy Mentality Questionnaire", Frontiers in Psychology, 4, 225. [ABSTRACT] [PDF]

Bruder, M., Dosmukhambetova, D., Nerb, J., & Manstead, A. S. R. (2012), "Emotional signals in nonverbal interaction: Dyadic facilitation and convergence in expressions, appraisals, and feelings", Cognition & Emotion, 26, 480-502. [ABSTRACT]

Livingstone, A. G., Spears, R., Manstead, A. S. R., & Bruder, M. (2011), "The more, the merrier? Numerical strength versus subgroup distinctiveness in minority groups", Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 47, 786-793. [ABSTRACT] [PDF]

Livingstone, A. G., Spears, R., Manstead, A. S. R., Bruder, M., & Shepherd, L. (2011), "We feel, therefore we are: Emotion as a basis for self-categorization and social action", Emotion, 11, 754-767. [ABSTRACT] [PDF]

Lenton, A. P., Bruder, M., & Sedikides, C. (2009), "A meta-analysis on the malleability of automatic gender stereotypes", Psychology of Women Quarterly, 33, 183-196. [ABSTRACT] [PDF]

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