Prof. Dr. Klaus Jonas


Contact: University of Zurich
Psychology Department
Social and Business Psychology
Binzmühlestrasse 14/ 13
8050 Zürich
Office: 3-C-02
Phone: +41 44 635 72 30
Fax.: +41 44 635 72 39
Hours: Wednesday, 9 - 11 BIN 3-C-02, personal call

Research Interests

Productivity in scientific teams



1980 Dipl.-Psych. University of Bielefeld
1987 Dr. rer. soc. University of Tübingen
1995 Habilitation University of Tübingen

Academic Positions

1980-1999 Research Assistant, Assistant Professor, Lecturer University of Tübingen
1997 Deputy Professor University of Kiel
1998 Lecturer University of Graz
1999-2003 Full Professor Technische Universität Chemnitz
2003- Full Professor University of Zurich

Administrative Positions

2008-2012 Head of Department of Psychology University of Zurich
2017- Dean of Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences University of Zurich


In international journals (mainly social and organizational psychology)
Co-Editor of an international social psychological textbook (together with M Hewstone and W Stroebe, 6th English edition, translation into 8 additional languages)


Scientific Board of “Swiss Union of Leadership Education” (Schweizerische Vereinigung für Führungsausbildung)
Executive Board of “Center for Higher Education and Science Studies” (University of Zurich)