Peter A. Frensch studied electrical engineering in Darmstadt, Germany and psychology in Trier, Germany. After he received his B.Sc. in psychology at the University of Trier in 1984, he spent one year as a Fulbright student at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts, USA. From Amherst, he moved to Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, USA, where he received his doctorate in psychology in 1989.
From 1989 to 1994, Frensch was Assistant Professor and Associate Professor of psychology at the University of Missouri-Columbia, USA. In 1994, he returned to Germany to the Max-Planck-Institute of Human Development where he stayed, as a senior research scientist, until 1998. Since 1998, he has been full professor of psychology at Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany. He is currently dean of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences (Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultaet II) at Humboldt University.
Peter Frensch is a cognitive psychologist with interests in all aspects of conscious and subconscious human learning. He has received numerous research grants and is currently one of the speakers of the German Research Foundation (DFG) funded research group "conflicts as signals in cognitive systems." Until recently, Peter Frensch was editor of the international journal Psychological Research; he is currently on the editorial boards of a number of journals, including Learning and Individual Differences and International Journal of Psychology. He was president of the 29th International Congress of Psychology and of the 46th national congress of the German Society of Psychology (DGPs), and is currently president-elect of the DGPs.
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