Dr. Mirjam Weis
Deputy lead PISA National Center
National project manager PISA
Research associate

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: Mirjam Weis




  • National Project Manager of PISA in Germany (since 09/2018)
  • Interim Professorship for Developmental Psychology, Department of Psychology, University of Konstanz (10/2018 - 03/2019)
  • Deputy project manager of the national and scientific project management of PISA 2018 at the Technical University of Munich, TUM School of Education, Centre for International Student Assessment (ZIB) (since 02/2017) 
  • Researcher in the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) at the TUM School of Education, Centre for International Student Assessment (ZIB), Technical University of Munich (since 04/2016) 
  • Doctoral Student, Department of Psychology, University of Konstanz, Germany (11/2012 – 10/2015), Advisor: Prof. Dr. Gisela Trommsdorff, Title of the Dissertation: "Self-Regulation and School Achievement in Contexts: Aspects of Gender, Parenting, and Culture" (summa cum laude)
  • Associated Doctoral Student of the Graduate School of Decision Sciences, University of Konstanz (07/2013 – 10/2015)
  • Research Assistant at the Department of Psychology, University of Konstanz (11/2014 – 03/2016, 11/2012 – 02/2013)
  • Research Assistant in the project Developmental Conditions of Intentionality and its Limits at the Developmental and Cross-Cultural Psychology Unit, Department of Psychology, University of Konstanz (05/2013 – 07/2013)
  • Diploma in Psychology, University of Konstanz, Germany (10/2006 – 04/2012), Diploma Thesis: “Gender Differences in Academic Achievement: Which Role Plays Self-Regulation?” (grade: 1.0)

Detailed Vita as pdf-file


Research Interests


  • International Student Assessment
  • Reading Competences
  • Migration and School Achievement
  • Self-Regulation and School Achievement
  • Development of Self-Regulation and School Achievement in Cultural Contexts



  • PISA 2015
  • PISA 2018
  • Relationships between socialization goals and practices of mothers and children’s self-regulation in different cultural contexts. International Project in Cooperation with Research Partners in Colombia, Chile, Costa Rica, and Germany.
  • Parental ideas and goals about infants’ and toddlers’ smartphone and tablet use. International Online Survey.

Selected Publications


  • Jaramillo, J. M., Rendón, M. I., Muñoz, L., Weis, M., & Trommsdorff, G. (2017). Children’s self-regulation in cultural contexts: The role of parental socialization theories, goals, and practices. Frontiers in Psychology, 8. dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2017.00923
  • Weis, M., Trommsdorff, G., & Muñoz, L. (2016). Children's self-regulation and school achievement in cultural contexts: The role of maternal restrictive control. Frontiers in Psychology, 7. dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2016.00722
  • Weis, M., Trommsdorff, G., Heikamp, T., Redondo, J., & Muñoz, L. (2016). Developmental aspects of self-regulation in Germany and Chile: Links among maternal warmth, children’s self-regulation, and social competence. In C. Roland-Lévy, P. Denoux, B. Voyer, P. Boski & W. K. Gabrenya Jr. (Eds.), Unity, diversity and culture: Research and scholarship selected from the 22nd Congress of the International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology (pp. 340-344). Melbourne, Florida USA: International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology. Retrieved from www.iaccp.org/node/663
  • Weis, M., Zehner, F., Sälzer, C., Strohmaier, A., Artelt, C. & Pfost, M. (2016). Lesekompetenz in PISA 2015: Ergebnisse, Veränderungen und Perspektiven [Reading ability in PISA 2015: Results, changes, and perspectives]. In K. Reiss, C. Sälzer, A. Schiepe-Tiska, E. Klieme & O. Köller (Hrsg.), PISA 2015. Eine Studie zwischen Kontinuität und Innovation [PISA 2015: A study between continuity and innovation] (S. 249–283). Münster: Waxmann.
  • Weis, M., Heikamp, T., & Trommsdorff, G. (2013). Gender differences in school achievement: The role of self-regulation. Frontiers in Psychology, 4. http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00442

Complete Publication Record as pdf-file

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