Dr Erich Weichselgartner
Erich Weichselgartner received his PhD in Experimental Psychology in the Human Information Processing Laboratory at New York University, USA and subsequently did his postdoctoral qualification work (Habilitation) at Regensburg University in Germany. Among Weichselgartner’s interests in psychology are early human information processing and the theoretical aspects of psychological measurement (testing). His doctoral thesis was on the dynamics of human visual attention and his master thesis on adaptive testing. Since 2000, Weichselgartner is Deputy Scientific Director of ZPID, the Leibniz-Institute for Psychology Information in Trier, Germany and head of the divisions IT and R&D. ZPID is a research support organization whose mission is to collect, densify and disseminate information about psychology and related fields. In this position, Weichselgartner utilizes his professional experience in IT and in information science and his knowledge in psychology to help develop high quality information systems to the scientific community in an ever increasing digital world. In 2003, he created PsychData, an archive of primary research data in Psychology, and in 2017 DataWiz, an expert system to guide Psychologists through the process of data management.