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Dr. Christine Finn

Phone: 49-(0)3641-945163 Christine Finn
Fax: 49-(0)3641-945162
Humboldtstr. 11 (1st floor),
Room.: 119
07743 Jena
Office hours: by agreement


Curriculum Vitae

since 2014 Research assistant in pairfam (Panel Analysis of Intimate Relationships and Family Dynamics)
2014 Dissertation Award (Gesellschaft der Freunde und Förderer der Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena)
2013 PhD in Psychology (Thesis: "The Impact of Biased Relationship-specific Interpretations on Partnership and Personality Development"; summa cum laude)
since 2009 Research Associate at the Department of Differential and Personality Psychology and Psychological Diagnostic
2009 Diploma in Psychology, FSU Jena, Germany
2005-2009 Student Research Assistent and Tutor at the Department of Differential and Personality Psychology and Psychological Diagnostic
2005-2009 Tutor in assignment Study Techniques
2003-2009 Studies of Psychology at the FSU Jena, Germany and the Universidad de Sevilla, Spain

Research Interests

  • Influences of Personality on cognitive processing
  • Cognitive processing in anxiety and anxiety disorders
  • Cognitive similarities in romantic partners
  • Personality Development
  • Romantic Relationships


Finn, C., Johnson, M. D., & Neyer, F. J. (in press). Happily (n)ever after? Codevelopment of romantic partners in continuing and dissolving unions. Developmental Psychology.

Finn, C. & Neyer, F. J. (in press). Love changes everything: How a cognitive account opens a window to our understanding of personality effects in romantic relationships. In S. Walper, E. V. Wendt, & F. Schmahl (Eds.), Partner relationships in adolescence and adulthood. Psychological and sociological perspectives. Berlin: Springer.

Pusch, S., Mund, M., Hagemeyer, B. & Finn, C. (2019). Personality development in emerging and young adulthood: A study of age differences. European Journal of Personality, 33, 245-263. doi:10.1002/per.2181

Finn, C., Zimmermann, J., & Neyer, F. J. (2017). Personality development in close relationships. In J. Specht (Ed.), Personality development across the lifespan (pp. 357-370). Amsterdam: Elsevier.

Johnson, M. D., Galambos, N. L., Finn, C., Neyer, F. J., & Horne, R. M. (2017). Pathways between self-esteem and depression in couples. Developmental Psychology, 53, 787-799. doi: 10.1037/dev0000276

Mund, M., Finn, C., Hagemeyer, B., & Neyer, F. J. (2016). Understanding dynamic transactions between personality traits and partner relationships. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 25 , 411-416. doi: 10.1177/0963721416659458

Finn, C., Mitte, K. & Neyer, F. J. (2015). Recent decreases in specific interpretation biases predict decreases in neuroticism: Evidence from a longitudinal study with young adult couples, Journal of Personality, 83, 274-286. doi: 10.1111/jopy.12102

Mund, M.*, Finn, C.*, Hagemeyer, B., Zimmermann, J., & Neyer, F. J. (2015). The dynamics of self-esteem in partner relationships. European Journal of Personality, 29, 235-249. doi: 10.1002/per.1984 (*Marcus Mund and Christine Finn contributed equally to this work.)

Reese, G., Proch, J., & Finn, C. (2015). Identification with all humanity: The role of self-definition and self-investment. European Journal of Social Psychology, 45, 426-440.

Finn, C., Mitte, K. & Neyer, F. J. (2013). The Relationship-Specific Interpretation Bias Mediates the Link Between Neuroticism and Satisfaction in Couples. European Journal of Personality, 27, 200-212. doi: 10.1002/per.1862