Dr Anna Doering

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Since July 2015, I am Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Westminster, and I have recently become the Coordinator of Teaching and Learning in the Department of Psychology.

My research focuses on the development of values from early childhood through adolescence to adulthood. I am the developer of the Picture-Based Value Survey for Children (PBVS-C), which is the first instrument to measure children’s through self-report. The PBVS-C has been adapted for application in 13 countries, and there are more adaptations ongoing.

My teaching covers BSc and MSc programmes and is mainly in developmental and personality psychology. I am also PhD supervisor. In recognition of my teaching achievements in the UK and abroad, I was awarded the Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) via the individual portfolio route in January 2016. I am passionate about how we can teach psychological research methods and statistics in a way, so that the learning process is joyful and inspiring instead of stressful and frustrating. This has given rise to my second new strand of research on challenges and innovations in teaching psychology for which we were awarded a Quintin Hogg scholarship for a PhD student.

My academic journey has taken me…

… from the University of Muenster, Germany, where I studied psychology

… to Macquarie University Sydney, Australia, where I completed my MSc project on programme evaluation

… back to Muenster to complete my PhD (psychology & educational sciences) wherein I developed the first instrument to assess children’s values… and then stayed as Postdoc to take this line of research further. During this time, I also had the opportunity to contribute to managerial tasks (e.g., ERASMUS teaching exchange, organisation of scientific conferences)

… to Royal Holloway, University of London, as research fellow in my own project on ‘The Development of Children’s Values’ and later as Postdoctoral Teaching Associate

...and now to Westminster where my work has a very international outlook. My list of publication shows my collaborations on value development, values education, and cross-cultural assessment with researchers in the UK, Italy, Switzerland, Australia, Germany, Austria, Brazil, Poland, New Zealand, the US, the Netherlands, and Israel.

I am grateful to various funding bodies that have supported my research, e.g. German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the German Research Foundation (DFG), the Quintin Hogg Trust, and the German-Polish Research Foundation (Deutsch-Polnische Wissenschaftsstiftung).

2018

Values in Families with Young Children: Insights from Two Cultural Milieus in Germany (2018)
Döring, A.K., Kärtner, J. and Bilsky, W. 2018. Values in Families with Young Children: Insights from Two Cultural Milieus in Germany. International Journal of Psychology. 53 (6), pp. 486-495.

2017

Parent-Child Value Similarity in Families with Young Children: The Predictive Power of Prosocial Educational Goals (2017)
Döring, A.K., Makarova, E., Herzog, W. and Bardi, A. 2017. Parent-Child Value Similarity in Families with Young Children: The Predictive Power of Prosocial Educational Goals. British Journal of Psychology. 108 (4), pp. 737-756.
Examining the consistency and coherence of values in young children using a new animated values instrument (2017)
Collins, P.R., Lee, J.A., Sneddon, J.N. and Döring, A.K. 2017. Examining the consistency and coherence of values in young children using a new animated values instrument. Personality and Individual Differences. 104, pp. 279-285.

2016

Stability and change of basic personal values in early adulthood: An 8-year longitudinal study (2016)
Vecchione, M., Schwartz, S. H., Alessandri, G., Döring, A.K., Castellani, V. and Caprara, M.G. 2016. Stability and change of basic personal values in early adulthood: An 8-year longitudinal study. Journal of Research in Personality. 63, pp. 111-122.
Introduction to the Special Section Value Development from Middle Childhood to Early Adulthood: New Insights from Longitudinal and Genetically Informed Research (2016)
Döring, A.K., Daniel, E. and Knafo-Noam, A. 2016. Introduction to the Special Section Value Development from Middle Childhood to Early Adulthood: New Insights from Longitudinal and Genetically Informed Research. Social Development. 25 (3), pp. 471-481.
Reciprocal relations across time between basic values and value-expressive behaviors: A longitudinal study among children (2016)
Vecchione, M., Döring, A.K., Alessandri, G., Marsicano, G. and Bardi, A. 2016. Reciprocal relations across time between basic values and value-expressive behaviors: A longitudinal study among children. Social Development. 25 (3), pp. 528-547.
Values in middle childhood: Social and genetic contributions (2016)
Uzefovsky, F., Döring, A.K. and Knafo-Noam, A. 2016. Values in middle childhood: Social and genetic contributions. Social Development. 25 (3), pp. 482-502.

2015

Into the wild? How a film can change adolescents' values (2015)
Döring, A.K. and Hillbrink, A. 2015. Into the wild? How a film can change adolescents' values. Journal of Adolescence. 40, pp. 78-82.
Cross-cultural evidence of value structures and priorities in childhood (2015)
Döring, A.K., Schwartz, S.H., Cieciuch, J., Groenen, P.J.F., Glatzel, V., Harasimczuk, J., Janowicz, N., Nyagolova, M., Scheefer, E.R., Allritz, M., Milfont, T.L. and Bilsky, W. 2015. Cross-cultural evidence of value structures and priorities in childhood. British Journal of Psychology. 106, pp. 675-699.

2013

Assessment of children’s value structures and value preferences: Testing and expanding the limits (2013)
Bilsky, W., Döring, A.K., van Beeck, F., Schmitz, J., Rose, I., Aryus, K., Drögekamp, L. and Sindermann, J. 2013. Assessment of children’s value structures and value preferences: Testing and expanding the limits. Swiss Journal of Psychology. 72 (2), pp. 123-136.
Measuring Schwartz’s values in childhood: Multidimensional scaling across instruments and cultures (2013)
Cieciuch, J., Döring, A.K. and Harasimczuk, J. 2013. Measuring Schwartz’s values in childhood: Multidimensional scaling across instruments and cultures. European Journal of Developmental Psychology. 10 (5), pp. 625-633.
Structural validity of the Polish adaptation of the Picture-Based Value Survey for Children (PBVS-C) (2013)
Cieciuch, J., Harasimczuk, J. and Döring, A.K. 2013. Structural validity of the Polish adaptation of the Picture-Based Value Survey for Children (PBVS-C). Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment. 31 (4), pp. 404-409.

2012

Kriminalprävention (Crime Prevention, Editorial for the Special Issue) (2012)
Bilsky, W., Döring, A.K., Janik, M., Weßel-Therhorn, D. and Dahle, K.-P. 2012. Kriminalprävention (Crime Prevention, Editorial for the Special Issue). Forensische Psychiatrie, Psychologie, Kriminologie. 6 (2), pp. 69-70.

2010

Assessing values at an early age: the Picture-Based Value Survey for Children (2010)
Döring, A.K., Blauensteiner, A., Aryus, K., Drögekamp, L. and Bilsky, W. 2010. Assessing values at an early age: the Picture-Based Value Survey for Children. Journal of Personality Assessment. 92 (4), pp. 439-448.
Assessing children’s values: an exploratory study (2010)
Döring, A.K. 2010. Assessing children’s values: an exploratory study. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment. 28 (6), pp. 564-577.
Struktura wartosci w późnym dzieciństwie [Value structure in late childhood] (2010)
Cieciuch, J., Harasimczuk, J. and Döring, A.K. 2010. Struktura wartosci w późnym dzieciństwie [Value structure in late childhood]. Psychologia Rozwojowa. 15 (2), pp. 33-45.

2017

Werthaltung (Stichwort) (2017)
Döring, A.K. 2017. Werthaltung (Stichwort). in: Wirtz, M. Antonius (ed.) Dorsch: Lexikon der Psychologie (18. Auflage) Bern Huber.

2016

Assessing the fit of each item of the ’Picture-Based Value Survey for Children’ into the theoretical structure of values (2016)
Bilsky, W., Döring, A.K. and Groenen, P.J.F. 2016. Assessing the fit of each item of the ’Picture-Based Value Survey for Children’ into the theoretical structure of values. in: Roazzi, A., Campello de Souza, B. and Bilsky, W. (ed.) Facet theory: Searching for structure in complex social, cultural, and psychological phenomena Recife, Brazil Editora UFPE. pp. 27-34

2011

The emergence of a value structure at an early age: Cross-cultural evidence (2011)
Roazzi, A., Döring, A.K., Gomes, Y. A., Souza, B. C. and Bilsky, W. 2011. The emergence of a value structure at an early age: Cross-cultural evidence. in: Fisher, Y. and Friedman, I.A. (ed.) New horizons for Facet Theory: Interdisciplinary Collaboration Searching for Structure in Content Spaces and Measurement Israel FTA Publication. pp. 99-112

2008

Análise confirmatória de escalonamento multidimensional (EMD) de valores baseada em una matriz de desenho: Uma nota de pesquisa [Confirmatory multidimensional scaling (MDS) of values, based on a design matrix: A research note] (2008)
Bilsky, W., Gollan, T. and Döring, A.K. 2008. Análise confirmatória de escalonamento multidimensional (EMD) de valores baseada em una matriz de desenho: Uma nota de pesquisa [Confirmatory multidimensional scaling (MDS) of values, based on a design matrix: A research note]. in: Mendes Teixeira, M. L. (ed.) Valores humanos e gestão: Novas perspectivas [Human values and leadership: New perspectives] São Paulo, Brazil Senac. pp. 213-221

2005

Program evaluation: A facet-theoretic approach (2005)
Döring, A.K. 2005. Program evaluation: A facet-theoretic approach. in: Bilsky, W. and Elizur. D. (ed.) Facet theory: Design, analysis and applications Rome Action M. pp. 27-37

2016

Werte in der Schule (Values in schools) (2016)
Döring, A.K. 2016. Werte in der Schule (Values in schools).

2014

Values and education: Insights from empirical studies (2014)
Bardi, A. and Döring, A.K. 2014. Values and education: Insights from empirical studies. Values and Education. Edinburgh, UK 20 - 21 Nov 2014

2013

Value change: Empirical evidence on predictable dynamics (2013)
Döring, A.K. 2013. Value change: Empirical evidence on predictable dynamics. Annual Conference of the Social Psychology Section of the British Psychological Society. Exeter, UK 28 - 30 Aug 2013
Werteforschung im Kindesalter [values research in childhood] (2013)
Döring, A.K. 2013. Werteforschung im Kindesalter [values research in childhood]. Colloquium of the Department of Educational Studies, University of Bern. Switzerland

2012

Dynamic aspects of the values concept: Studying Schwartz’s theory in applied settings (2012)
Döring, A.K. 2012. Dynamic aspects of the values concept: Studying Schwartz’s theory in applied settings. 21st International Congress of the International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology. Stellenbosch, South Africa 17 - 21 Jul 2012

2011

Values in childhood (2011)
Cieciuch, J. and Döring, A.K. 2011. Values in childhood. Polish Conference on Developmental Psychology. Krakow, Poland

2010

Children’s values: Empirical findings and future directions (2010)
Döring, A.K. 2010. Children’s values: Empirical findings and future directions. Clinical, Health and Social (CHS) Group Lecture Series. Royal Holloway University of London, Egham, UK

2008

Assessment of children’s values: The development of a picture-based instrument (2008)
Döring, A.K. 2008. Assessment of children’s values: The development of a picture-based instrument. PhD thesis University of Muenster, Germany Psychology

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