Prof. Dr. habil. Mike Wendt

Prof. Dr. habil. Mike Wendt

Professor for General Psychology

Am Kaiserkai 1
20457 Hamburg

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Professor Mike Wendt studied psychology with a minor in neurology at the University of Hamburg and graduated in 1998 (Diplom, M.Sc. equiv.).

He then worked on a number of research projects funded by the German Research Foundation at the Helmut-Schmidt-University Hamburg (»Regulation and control of cognitive activity«; »Preparation of Task Processing«; »Cognitive Control in Response to Conflicting S-R Translation«; „Sensory, Post-Perceptual, and Hemisphere-Specific Adjustment to Conflict Stimulation“) and completed his doctoral studies in 2002, covering the topic of attentional control.

As academic staff at the Institute for Cognitive Research at the Helmut-Schmidt University he broadened his research focus to cognitive-neuroscientific research questions and completed his Habilitation (equiv. post doc dissertation) in 2008 with a cumulative dissertation in the field of conflict resolution and regulation of task-performance (venia legend for psychology).

From winter semester 2007/2008 until winter semester 2009/2010 Mike Wendt was professor ad interim for General Psychology at the University of Hamburg. Since the summer semester 2015, works as professor for general psychology at MSH Medical School Hamburg.


Apart from his teaching on specific topics of general psychology, cognitive psychology and research methods at the University of Hamburg (1998-2002), he also conducts seminars and gives lectures in the field of general psychology, biological psychology and cognitive psychology at the Helmut-Schmidt-University (2004-2007, 2010-2015) and at the University of Hamburg (2007-2010). For his teaching in the module »General Psycholog I«, he was awarded the price for excellent teaching in the Department of Psychology.

Research focus

Mike Wendt’s key interests are the research streams of executive functions, with focus on attention control and action regulation. Further to foundationally-based work he also contributed to the examination of processes in the clinical-neuropsychological context (OCD, ADHD). Further research interests are the fields of spatial cognition and hemisphere specific information processing.


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