Laura Botzet

Research Interests

  • Psychological effects of hormonal contraception
  • Personality and social relationships, especially romantic relationships and partner choice
  • Birth order effects on intelligence and personality
  • Online research, longitudinal surveys, and diary surveys using the open source software
  • Open science (especially transparent and complete presentation of analyses)

Current Projects

  • Effect of hormonal contraception on relationship satisfaction, sexual satisfaction, and sexual functioning
  • Methods to estimate causal effects based on correlative data considering observed and unobserved confounders
  • Relationship between partner preferences and age as well as parenting intention

Short CV

  • since10/2020 PhD student, University of Goettingen,
    Department for Biological Personality Psychology (Prof. Dr. Penke)
  • 10/2017 - 08/2020 MSc Psychologie, University of Goettingen
    MSc thesis: "Effects of hormonal contraception on relationship quality and sexual satisfaction – Disentangling selection and causality"
  • 10/2013 - 04/2017 BSc Psychologie, University of Goettingen
    BSc thesis: "Effects of birth order on intelligence, personality and risk preference in an Indonesian sample"


Peer-Reviewed Publications

  • Botzet, L. J., Rohrer, J. M., & Arslan, R. C. (2020). Analysing Effects of Birth Order on Intelligence, Educational Attainment, Big Five, and Risk Aversion in an Indonesian Sample. European Journal of Personality.
  • Schild, C., Botzet, L. J., Planert, L., Ścigała, K. A., Zettler, I., & Lang, J. W. (2020). Linking personality traits to objective foul records in (semi-) professional youth basketball. Journal of Research in Personality, 87. 

Professional Presentations

  • Arslan, R. C., & Botzet, L. J. (2019). Document your data. Workshop at the 4th Society for the Improvement of Psychological Science Meeting. Netherlands, July 2019.
  • Botzet, L. J., & Arslan, R. C. (2018). Effects of birth order on intelligence, educational attainment, personality and risk aversion in an Indonesian sample. Presentation at the 19th European Conference on Personality. Croatia, July 2018.
  • Botzet, L. J., & Arslan, R. C. (2017). Effekte der Geburtenposition auf Intelligenz, Persönlichkeit und Risikopräferenz in einer indonesischen Stichprobe. Poster presentation at the 14th Konferenz für differentielle Psychologie, Persönlichkeitspsychologie und psychologische Diagnostik. Munich, September 2017.

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