Heike Weber is from Saarland University, Germany, staying at the CASIP from July 2010 to December 2010.
In May 2008, Heike finished her studying of Psychology at Saarland University. Since June 2008, she became a PhD student of the graduate school International Research Training Group (IRTG) Adaptive Minds: Neural and Environmental Constraints on Learning and Memory. The IRTG is hosted by research groups from the Institute of Psychology from the Chinese Academy of Sciences, China, and from the Departments of Psychology and Neuroradiology at Saarland University, Germany. Heike’s research project is supervised by Prof. Dr. Frank M. Spinath in Germany and Prof. Dr. Jiannong Shi in China.
Heike’s PhD project is a joint project with PhD student Liping Lu which aims at investigating the relative contribution of cognitive (e.g. WM and intelligence) and non-cognitive (e.g. Motivation, Involvement) predictors to the prediction of school success in elementary school children. A sample of German and Chinese fourth-graders was tested to look for cross-cultural differences.