Honorary Doctorate for Professor Dr. Wolfgang Prinz

Pioneering researcher in cognition honored

On Wednesday, 19 December at 6pm, Bielefeld University’s Faculty of Psychology and Sports Science will confer Professor Dr. Wolfgang Prinz with an honorary doctorate. Prinz is a member of the CITEC Advisory Board.

Professor Dr. Wolfgang Prinz will be awarded an honorary doctorate from the Faculty of Psychology and Sports Science. Prince will be receiving this distinction for his life’s work and his accomplishments in psychological research at both the domestic and international levels. The award ceremony will be opened with a laudatory speech from Professor Dr. Ulman Lindenberger, of the Max-Planck-Institut für Bildungsforschung (Max Planck Institute for Human Development) in Berlin. Following this, Dr. Prinz will give a talk on perceptual action research.  

Wolfgang Prinz (born 1942) studied psychology, philosophy, and zoology, and worked in Münster and Essen before taking a professorship in Bielefeld. In 1990, he moved to the University of Munich, where he also became the director of the Max Planck Institute for Psychological Research.  From 2004 until his retirement in 2010, Prinz was director of the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences in Leipzig.