Sabine Weinert, Prof., Dr. phil., holds the Chair of Psychology I at Bamberg University. She was born in 1957 and received her training in psychology, mathematics, linguistics and educational sciences at the Universities of Freiburg i.Br. and Bochum. She passed her final exams in psychology (Diploma in psychology, with excellence) in 1985 at the University of Bochum. In 1990 she received her Doctor’s degree (PhD) at University of Bielefeld (with excellence; dissertation on a comparative analysis of implicit and explicit learning processes in children and adults as well as in children with specific language impairment). In 1995 she was Research Fellow at the Max-Planck-Institute for Psycholinguistics in Nijmegen and in 1998 qualified as a professor for psychology (post doctoral lecture qualification: Habilitation) at the University of Bielefeld (professorial dissertation: „Sprache und Denken – eine entwicklungspsychologische Analyse der Zusammenhänge“; Language and thought – a psychological analysis of interrelations from a developmental perspective). From 1998 to 2002 she held the following positions: 1998 / 1999 Deputy Chair of Psychology at University of Bielefeld; 1999 / 2000 C2-Professor for Developmental Psychology at University of Münster; 2000 / 2001 C3-Professor for Developmental and Educational Psychology at University of Erfurt; since 2002: Chair of Psychology I – Developmental Psychology at University of Bamberg (C4).
Within the National Educational Panel Study Dr. Weinert coordinates pillar 1 and thus the measurement of competencies over the life span; in cooperation with Dr. Artelt she is, in particular, responsible for the assessment of reading literacy, listening comprehension and metacognition. In addition she is member of the expert group for stage 1 - early development, kindergarten, and transition to elementary school.
Professor Weinert’s main field of research is developmental and educational psychology with a special focus on the acquisition of language, cognitive development and learning. Besides the description and explanatory analysis of typical developmental processes, their conditions and interrelations, atypical developmental processes and developmental disorders are investigated to enhance the explanatory power of developmental models. She has been member of the Senate and Grants Committee on Research Training Groups of the German Research Foundation (DFG – Graduiertenkollegs) (2001 - 2007) and is reviewer for e.g., Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, The German Israeli Foundation for Scientific Research and Development, Journal of Child Language, Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing Research, Learning and Instruction, Linguistics, Sprache und Kognition, Zeitschrift für Entwicklungspsychologie und Pädagogische Psychologie, Zeitschrift für Pädagogische Psychologie, Folia Phonologica et Logopaedica, Kindheit und Entwicklung, Psychologie in Erziehung und Unterricht and many more.